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Walk against breast cancer Saturday at St. Pete Times Forum


Breast cancer walk is Saturday at Forum

The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk will be held Saturday at the St. Pete Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. with the walk beginning at 9. There are no registration fees or fundraising minimums to participate. Call (813) 301-6500 or visit

Florida cowboys are topic at lecture series

As part of its Florida Conversations Lecture Series, the Tampa Bay History Center will offer "Florida Cowboys: Keepers of the Last Frontier," at 7 p.m. Thursday at 801 Old Water St. Free. Call (813) 228-0097.

Palma Ceia West

Clinics on succulents, cacti are open to all

Hillsborough County Extension offers master gardener library plant clinics throughout the county including "Succulents and Cacti 101," 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Charles Fendig Library, 3909 W Neptune St. Free. Open to the public. Call (813) 273-3652.

Drew Park

Professor to speak on environment issues

The Dale Mabry Campus Math and Sciences Division of Hillsborough Community College will present "Local Environment Issues" with Sudeep Vyapari from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Sciences Building, Room DSCS220, 4001 W Tampa Bay Blvd. Free. Call (813) 253-7158.

Plaza Terrace

Group helps survivors of ovarian cancer

St. Joseph's Hospital hosts a free monthly support group for ovarian cancer patients, survivors and family members, 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Women's Pavilion, 4th floor, 3030 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. To register, call (813) 870-4747.

Hyde Park

Free class for parents of preteen boys

Tampa General Hospital hosts the free course, "Your Son is Maturing: What the Two of You Can Expect," 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at 740 S Village Circle. Recommended for parents with pre-teen sons. Check-in is at 6 p.m. Call toll-free, 1-800-822-3627 or visit

Hyde Park Village Pumpkin Patch opens

Come find pumpkins, decorations and pets in costumes at the eighth annual Pumpkin Patch at Hyde Park Village, noon to 8 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, 5 to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, 742 S Village Circle. Pumpkin purchases benefit the Humane Society of Tampa. Call (813) 876-4150.

West Riverfront

Author to present reading at university

Charrie Hazard Moscardini, author and adjunct instructor at the University of Tampa, will give a reading at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Macdonald-Kelce Library, room AV2, 401 W Kennedy Blvd. Free. Open to the public. Visit

Beach Park

Woman of Year and networking event set

The Tampa Bay Business and Professional Women host the 17th annual networking night alongside the 2009 Woman of the Year Celebration, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Centre Club, 8th floor, 123 S West Shore Blvd. Cost is $60. To register, call (813) 963-6832 or e-mail [email protected]

Courier City

Michael Rosen will talk and sign books

Author Michael Rosen will discuss and sign his book What Else But Home: Seven Boys and an American Journey Between the Projects and Penthouse, 7 p.m. Thursday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave. Free. Call (813) 253-2638

Gandy/ Sun Bay South

Course on boating, seamanship offered

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 79 offers a Boating Skills and Seamanship course from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays at 5108 W Gandy Blvd. The $60 cost includes a textbook, a certificate, a wallet card and a one-year membership. Call (813) 835-4118 or visit


Author Rebecca Nunez at Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble will host local children's author Rebecca Nunez for a book signing event, 6 to 9 p.m. today at 11802 N Dale Mabry Highway. Free. Call (813) 871-2228.

NOW chapter meets Tuesday at Perkins

The Tampa Chapter of the National Organization for Women meets at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Perkins Family Restaurant, 408 E Bearss Ave. Members and guests order individually. Prospective members can observe before joining. Call (813) 932-6902 or visit

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