Microsoft Excel for beginners: Learn how to format spreadsheets and turn data into charts and graphs, 1 p.m. today at John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N Ashley Drive. Free. Mouse and keyboard skills recommended. For adults. Limit of 12 participants. Call (813) 273-3652.
Recipe swap: Get together and share your favorite recipes and stories with fellow cooks, 6 p.m. Tuesday at C. Blythe Andrews Jr. Public Library, 2607 E Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Free. For adults. Call (813) 273-3652.
Carrollwood auditions: The Carrollwood Cultural Center's in-house theatre group, MAS Community Theatre, will hold open auditions for its summer musical, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, at 5 p.m. May 5 and 7 p.m. May 6. Rehearsals will begin May 13. The show, directed by Craig Hartfield with musical director Mary Jo Hahn, will be presented at the theater, at 4537 Lowell Road in Tampa, for two weekends: July 12-14 and July 19-21. To audition, you must be 16 or older; prepare a classic (not contemporary) comedic musical theater-style song; read cold from the script; be prepared to move around stage; and bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. There will be no auditions to tracks or a cappella.
Art en Blanc: Wear all white and dine al fresco from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. May 17 at Woodmont Park, 407 Woodmont Ave. in Temple Terrace, for the inaugural Art en Blanc gala, a fundraising event for the Temple Terrace Arts Council. It is an adult, outdoor evening of food, music, dancing and fun. The idea is based on a dining event that originated in Paris more than 25 years ago. Friends dress up in white and gather together to eat, drink and be merry. All tables, chairs and white linens will be provided. You provide your own food and adult beverage. Several local restaurants are putting together Art en Blanc prepaid and pre-packaged dinners, and the Dennis Pupello Jazz Ensemble will perform. All proceeds will benefit the art programs of the Temple Terrace Arts Council. Admission is $25 per individual, $160 for a table of eight. Order tickets by calling (813) 988-2787 or by emailing [email protected]