Saturday, May 26, 2018
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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 hillsboroughcounty.org/consumerprotection.

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 www.ustream.tv/channel/occupy-tampa-live-feed.

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 hcplc.org.

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