Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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Mah-Jongg Club: Learn how to play mah-jongg using the American rules today from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Upper Tampa Bay Regional Library, 11211 Countryway Blvd., Room 2 Conference Room. Limited to 16 players. Spectators welcome. Call (813) 273-3652.

New Tampa Pokemon League: Join fellow fans of the Pokemon Trading Card Game and Pokemon video games from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at the New Tampa Regional Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd. Bring your playing cards and Nintendo DS, learn the basics of the game and perfect your gaming strategies. Groups must register in advance. Call (813) 273-3652. All ages. Free.

Suicide loss support group: Persons grieving the death of a loved one from suicide can attend a monthly support group on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:15 p.m. at the Life Center, 6811 N Central Ave. $20 donation suggested.

Foot care for diabetics: Proper foot care is essential for people with diabetes. One major complication that can arise with diabetes is destruction of the nerves leading to the lower extremities. Join Eric J. Roberts at 6 p.m. on Thursday at Hyde Park Village, 740 S Village Circle, for an informative lecture on foot care and treatment options for diabetics as part of Tampa General Hospital's community health education program. Free.

African violet society meeting: The Tampa African Violet Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, at the Common Ground Christian Church, 4207 North Boulevard. Award-winning grower Mary Lou Harden will discuss "Growing Episcias, Columneas & Primulinas" and offer growing tips. A plant raffle will be held. Visitors are welcome and admission and parking are free. Contact Jim Boyer at (727) 871-2014 or Mina Menish at (813) 681-1910 for information.

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