Friday, May 25, 2018
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Things to do in the Tampa area

Carrollwood

Back-to-school bash

Bring the whole family to Whole Foods Market, 3802 Northdale Blvd., on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. for kid-friendly festivities, a free storewide sampling and special back-to-school deals. A "Build Your Trail Mix" station, magician, face painting by the YMCA and fire truck tours by Station 41 will be featured activities. A free lunch giveaway will also be part of the festivities and the first 100 children in line at the "lunch station" will receive a free, healthy, prepacked lunch to kick off the first day of school. The back-to-school lunches are available while supplies last; limit one per child, child must be present. No substitutions please.

Downtown

Tools to Quit smoking cessation class

The Tools to Quit program is a two hour smoking cessation class on Thursday, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the University of Tampa, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Health Sciences and Human Performance building (front of the Martinez Center) N Boulevard, Room 201, that provides valuable tools needed to help quit tobacco. Participants can expect to learn how to prepare an individual plan with specific ways to deal with cravings, what physical and emotional symptoms to expect and how to cope with them effectively. Four free weeks of patches, gum or lozenges included while supplies last. Registration requirements: must register in advance. Call (813) 929-1000 ext. 205 or email Claudia Quinones at [email protected] to sign up. Participants will be asked to quit on or before the third week after the class.

seminole heights

Gardeners plot second community space

The Seminole Heights Community Garden is holding a general member meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Seminole Heights Library, Room 105, 4711 N Central Ave. The gardeners are starting a second garden in the neighborhood. Anyone interested in gardening can attend.

Tampa

Bromeliad Guild meeting Monday

Jay Thurrott, current president of the Bromeliad Society International, will present his program "Bromeliads — are they better in the Bahamas?" at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 821 S Dale Mabry Hwy., second floor. Thurrott will show some classic collections as well as a judged show. The meetings are open to the public with a plant sale starting at 7 p.m. Visit bromeliadguildoftampabay.org/ or call Tom at (813) 961-1475.

Bariatric/weight loss support group to meet

This Tampa General Hospital support group meets at 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at Harbourside Medical Tower, 5 Tampa General Circle, Suite 410, and is designed to provide post-operative support to patients who have had weight loss surgery at any facility. For more information, call (813) 844-7473 or email [email protected]

Printmaking presentation

Bring your own lunch or just stop by and learn something new at 1 p.m. Thursday , at the Life Enrichment Center's Lunch and Learn presentation at 9704 N Boulevard. The featured presentation is Printmaking Made Easy with Akua Intaglio Ink and may include a lecture, demonstration and/or samples of work. Q&A to follow. Free.

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Rays journal: Rays shut out by Orioles in opener

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Rays trade Alex Colome and Denard Span to Mariners for prospects

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