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Uncover Florida history in 'Secrets of Human Bones' class

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Revisit Florida's history, people

Find out how Florida's first people lived and died by investigating human remains uncovered in Florida's mortuary ponds and burial mounds during the "Secrets of Human Bones" class from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Tampa Bay History Center, 801 Old Water St. $30. Call (813) 228-0097.

Hear 'Farm Sanctuary' author

Gene Baur, Farm Sanctuary president and author of the bestseller Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food, will speak at this benefit engagement with a light buffet, dessert and a post discussion book signing. From 3 to 5 p.m. today at Grass Root Organic Restaurant, 4334 S Manhattan Ave. $20. Call (813) 221-7668.

Help for breathing, bone density

Grand Court Tampa will host a Better Breathers Club support group from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at 4902 Bayshore Blvd. The support group is for anyone with chronic pulmonary disease. This month's discussion is on the flu season dos and don'ts. Friends and family welcome. Light lunch served. Reservations preferred. Use off-site parking at Kojak's BBQ, 2508 W Gandy Blvd. Call (813) 835-4475.

On Thursday, Grand Court will offer free bone density scans from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2508 W Gandy Blvd. Light lunch served. Call (813) 835-4475.

Brush up on art skills

The Tampa Regional Artists will offer a free class on acrylics and mixed media with abstract painter Princess Simpson Rashid at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Old Hyde Park Art Center, 705 Swann Ave. Free. Call (813) 251-8201.

Donate books for the troops

During October, the New Tampa Junior Woman's Club is collecting paperback books to send the troops overseas. Donations can be made for postage as well. For information on the types of books that will be accepted, e-mail murphy. [email protected]

CPR, first aid training offered

Learn how to handle childhood emergencies and prevent unintentional injuries from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the North Tampa Family Support & Resource Center, 1401-A E Fowler Ave. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a book and completion cards for CPR and first aid. Call (813) 443-3074 to register.

Tune up your voices, men

The Tampa Bay Heralds of Harmony men's a cappella chorus will offer free singing lessons to men of all ages beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at 5500 Memorial Highway. Lessons are weekly through Nov. 15. Participants will be given an opportunity to sing in the Heralds of Harmony annual Christmas show at the Carrollwood Cultural Center on Dec. 3 and at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for Performing Arts on Dec. 10. To get more information or to sign up, call (813) 254-9115 or visit

Bayside West neighborhood talk

The Bayside West Neighborhood Association and the Guernsey Estates Crime Watch will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, at the Homes of Regency Cove, 4851 W Gandy Blvd. Tampa Police Department representatives will be there to discuss neighborhood issues, and fire Chief Tom Forward and Assistant Chief Scott Ehlers will give a presentation. City Council member Harry Cohen will speak and answer questions.

Bayside West neighborhood sale

Bayside West Neighborhood Association will have its fifth neighborhood garage/yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The South Tampa homes are within the neighborhood boundaries of Euclid Avenue, S Manhattan Avenue, W Gandy Boulevard and Tampa Bay. To print out a map, visit Maps also available at participating homes. To learn more, call Jerry Frankhouser at (813) 507-9664.

Free vision screenings scheduled

Prevent Blindness Florida will provide free vision screening for children and youths, ages 4 to 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, at the Town 'N Country Family Support & Resource Center, 7520 W Waters Ave., Suite 8. Assistance will be provided for glasses and exams to those who qualify. No appointment is necessary. The screening will also take place from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the North Tampa center, 1401-A E Fowler Ave. Call (813) 558-1877 for more information.

Boost your employability

A Coffee & Careers employability workshop takes place from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 17 and again Oct. 18 at the Town 'N Country Family Support & Resource Center, 7520 W Waters Ave., Suite 8. Sign up for an interactive jobs skills two-day training session that will focus on what employers are looking for. Registration is required. Call (813) 356-1703.

Free wigs for women in need

Hair Therapy for Women is hosting a "Recover with Confidence" free wig event for women who have hair loss from radiation treatments and chemotherapy and are unable to buy a wig. The event takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 16 at the hair studio in the Commons Office Complex, 14027 N Dale Mabry Highway. The free wig event is on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. There is a limited selection of style and color in both synthetic and human hair. A stylist will be on duty; walk-ins only. Wig values are $400 to $1,200 each. The wigs, products, services, time and refreshments have all been donated. For more information about the event or Hair Therapy for Women, call (813) 269-4247.

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