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Tampa area event listings, March 9 to 15

Consumer protection: The Hillsborough County Consumer Protection Agency will offer the workshop "Florida Landlord-Tenant Law: Consumer Rights and Responsibilities," from 9 to 10 a.m. today at Metropolitan Ministries, 2002 N Florida Ave. Free. Visit

Senior talk: Dr. Robert Theobald will discuss "When Good Bowels Go Bad" from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at in Classroom 109-B at Memorial Hospital of Tampa, 2901 Swann Ave. Open forum and light lunch to follow. Free. Call (813) 342-1483.

Geek out: Teens can celebrate Teen Tech Week by learning to use the library's digital resources including catalogs and databases at 4 p.m. today at John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N Ashley Drive. For teens in grades 6 to 12. Limit to 16 people. Register in person after 3:30 p.m. Call (813) 273-3652.

Portrait painting: The Tampa Regional Artists will offer the class "Oil Portraiture with Vilas Tonape" at 10 a.m. Saturday at Old Hyde Park Art Center, 705 W Swann Ave. All skill levels welcome. Participants will learn the basics of creating portraits in oil and how to portray the human form with different visuals. $50 for members, $60 for nonmembers, plus a model fee. Call (813) 251-8201.

Foreclosure seminar: Get free foreclosure information during a teach-in with attorney April Charney, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday in Room 2708 of the Marshall Student Center, University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave. The seminar aims to help participants with the foreclosure process. Free parking, limited seating. To register, call Sylvia at (813) 863-1038. Occupy Tampa will broadcast the teach-in at

Online photo editing: Find out how to use free, Web-based photograph editing applications to crop, enhance and repair photos, 2 p.m. Sunday at John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N Ashley Drive. For adults. Free. Register in person after 1 p.m. Call (813) 273-3652.

Poetry contest: Enter the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System's annual "Lit Wit Humorous Poetry Contest," where ages 18 and older create a parody of a well-known poem or a humorous poem to win cash as well as passes to the Improv Comedy Club. The deadline is March 31. Entry forms available at any county library or online at

Tampa area event listings, March 9 to 15 03/08/12 [Last modified: Thursday, March 8, 2012 3:30am]
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