Friday, November 24, 2017
News Roundup

Tampa area event listings, Sept. 21-27

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Leg pain and PAD discussion: Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) symptoms include pain, cramping or swelling of the legs, difficulty walking and numbness. The risk of heart attack and stroke can be up to nine times higher for those with PAD. Discuss how to prevent leg pain from turning into a more serious condition, 10:30 a.m. today at Tampa General Hospital Community Health Education Center, 740 S Village Circle. Free. Call toll-free 1-800-822-3627.

Family grief support: Kathy's Place for Hope offers a free Friday night group therapy program for adults and children, 7 p.m. today at 730 S Sterling Ave., Suite 301. Refreshments provided. To register, email [email protected]

Greyhound meet and greet: Greyhound Rescue and Adoptions of Tampa Bay will hold a meet and greet with greyhounds and their adoptive or foster parents, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the West Shore Petco, 136 S West Shore Blvd. Free. Call (813) 971-4732.

Book sale: The Friends of the Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library will hold its fall book sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Platt Library, 3910 S Manhattan Ave. Most offerings are $1 or $2. For more information, email [email protected]

Craigslist tutorial: Learn how to browse, buy and sell items on Craigslist, 2 p.m. Saturday at the John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N Ashley Drive. Basic mouse and keyboard skills recommended. Free. Call (813) 273-3652.

Honors symposia series: Richard Matthews, Dana professor of English and director of University of Tampa Press and Tampa Review, will discuss "Art of the Book: Revolutions, Reinventions and Revivals," 4 p.m. Monday at the Reeves Theater in the Vaughn Center, 401 W Kennedy Blvd. Free. Call (813) 257-3545.

Vegetarian cooking class: Whether you are a vegetarian or trying meatless Mondays, learn how to prepare easy vegetarian dishes the whole family can enjoy, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Whole Foods Market, 1548 N Dale Mabry Highway. Free. Register in store exit lobby or email [email protected]

Teen yoga: Lucky Cat Yoga will teach teens the art of yoga, including relaxation techniques, 4:15 p.m. Tuesday at Seminole Heights Branch Library, 4711 Central Ave. For teens. Free. Call (813) 273-3652.

Narcotics prevention and education: The Hillsborough County Chapter of NOPE will hold an educational program on the deadly consequences of prescription and illegal drug use, 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at DACCO's Center for Behavioral Health, 4422 E Columbus Drive. Call (813) 340-1862.

Free screenings: Get free blood pressure, glucose and total cholesterol screenings, 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at Tampa General Hospital Community Health Education Center, 740 S Village Circle. By appointment only. Registration is required, space is limited. Call toll-free 1-800-822-3627.

Jaycees reunion: The Tampa Jaycees from 1960 to 1975 will hold a reunion from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Floridan Palace Hotel, 905 N Florida Ave. The luncheon buffet is $35. For a reservation, call (813) 985-3601.

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