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Things to do in the Tampa area

Salute to Phillips Field: Attend the dedication of a historical marker for Phillips Field at 3 p.m. today at the entrance to Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park, at Cypress Avenue and N Boulevard. The field, now part of Tampa Preparatory School, was Tampa's main venue for football and marching bands for 30 years. In 1937, the University of Tampa Spartans defeated South Georgia in the first college bowl game played at the field. During the segregation era, Blake and Middleton high schools played their home games there. It was also the site of the traditional Thanksgiving Day game between Hillsborough and Plant high schools.

Real estate resource: The Suncoast Real Estate Investors Association will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Ramada Tampa Westshore Inn, 1200 N West Shore Blvd. Networking, informational sessions and vendors from 6 to 7:30 p.m., with the program at 7:30. Free for members, $20 for guests. Call (813) 287-1515.

Breast cancer support group: A support group for breast cancer patients, survivors, family members and significant others, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Women's Hospital Pavilion, fourth floor classrooms, 3001 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd. Guest speakers and topics vary each month. Free. Call (813) 870-4123.

Vermi-composting: Hear from a master gardener about how to "make" worm compost for your gardening needs, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library, 3910 S Manhattan Ave. It will cover the types of worms to use and the quality of the resulting worm compost. Free. Call (813) 273-3652.

Celebrate centenarians: Hillsborough County Aging Services Division wants to recognize residents who are 100 years or older with an honorary letter throughout the year. If you are of this age or know a person who has reached this age, call Agatha at (813) 272-6956.

Art en Blanc: Wear all white and dine alfresco from 7 to 11 p.m. May 17 at Woodmont Park, 407 Woodmont Ave., 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 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 prepackaged dinners, and the Dennis Pupello Jazz Ensemble will perform.

Admission is $25 per individual, $160 for a table of eight. Order tickets by calling (813) 988-2787 or by emailing ttartfest@gmail.com.

Things to do in the Tampa area 05/04/13 [Last modified: Friday, May 3, 2013 3:53pm]
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