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'Un-cooking' class: Learn how to make raw recipes today from 7 to 8 p.m. at Whole Foods Market Tampa, 1548 N Dale Mabry Highway. A healthy eating specialist will be on hand for the We Like It Raw: "Un-cooking" class, to be held in the store cafe. Please register by the exit lobby or email Free.

Smoking cessation program: Tools to Quit is a two-hour class that provide participants with valuable tools to help quit tobacco. They include how to prepare an individualized plan, how to deal with cravings, and how to cope with physical and emotional symptoms. Individuals interested in joining the program can start today from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the TGMG Family Care Center Kennedy, 2501 W Kennedy Blvd. Four free weeks of patches, gum or lozenges provided while supplies last. Participants will be asked to quit on or before the third week after the class. Registration in advance required. Please call Claudia Quinones at (813) 929-1000, ext. 205, or email

Meditation class offered: Sahaja Meditation is offering a free meditation class at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Upper Tampa Bay Regional Library, 11211 Countryway Blvd. The classes are based on the idea that just minutes of daily practice may help adults cope with modern life by bringing clarity in perception, improved health, peace and well-being.

Lego block party: A fun, interactive afternoon of creativity using Lego building blocks is in store at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the West Tampa Library, 2312 W Union St. This month's theme is Invention Adventure. Legos are provided; just bring your imagination. For children in grades 1-5. Funded by the Friends of the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library.

Gardening workshop to start new year: Get ready for the gardening season by learning to be a detective in your own yard. Participants in this free gardening workshop from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the SouthShore Regional Public Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin, will learn how to start planning a new garden or how to care for an existing landscape. Emphasis is placed on understanding of soil, planning, maintenance, and troubleshooting pests and diseases. For information, call Nicole Pinson at (813) 744-5519, ext. 54145.

Things to do in the Tampa area 12/24/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 5:43pm]
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