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Learn about crafting a good story plot at meeting of Tampa Writers Alliance

Learn how to plot stories on Wednesday evening

Writers and aspiring authors can pick up tips on story-plotting at the Tampa Writers Alliance gathering at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Barnes & Noble Carrollwood store, 10818 N Dale Mabry Highway. Local author Warner D. Conarton will direct the plotting. The published author has won prizes in a number of areas and regional literary contests.

Class available on weaving with beads

Learn bead weaving at 9 a.m. Friday at the Town 'N Country Senior Center, 7606 Paula Drive. Bead weaving is the art of sewing beads together to form patterns and designs using set techniques. To assist in this craft, personal lighting systems and magnifiers are available. For more information, call (813) 873-6336.

Child Abuse Council breakfast is Tuesday

The Child Abuse Council will host its ninth annual Champions for Children Breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. Tuesday at Hyatt Regency Tampa, 211 N Tampa St. The theme is "Angels of Past, Present, Future." The cost is $30 per person. Call (813) 673-4646, ext. 225.

Minaret New Music Ensemble to perform

The Minaret New Music Ensemble will perform the electro-acoustic work Phantasia during a concert in the Fletcher Lounge of Plant Hall, University of Tampa campus, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 401 W Kennedy Blvd. Free. Call (813) 253-3333.

Real estate investors' group to meet Tuesday

The Suncoast Real Estate Investor's Association will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the DoubleTree Hotel, 4500 W Cypress St. Peter Fortunato will present "Evolve or Die" about the use of inventory, investments and promises as currencies in business building and estate building. The program is at 7:30 p.m. Free for members, $20 for guests. Call (813) 287-1515.

Creative writing class meets on Tuesdays

A class emphasizing creative writing, whether it's fiction, nonfiction, poetry or short stories, meets from 10 a.m. to noon every Tuesday at the Life Enrichment Center, 9704 N Boulevard. Taught by writer and editor Ezra Ochshorn, the class is open to all levels, from aspiring writers to published authors. The cost per class is $10; members pay $7. To register, or for more information about this or other Life Enrichment Center classes, call (813) 932-0241 or visit lifeenrichmenttampa.org.

Novel discussion is Thursday at library

Discuss the Julie Alvarez novel In the Time of the Butterflies, which is about three young wives and mothers who are assassinated after visiting their jailed husbands in the Dominican Republic in 1960 at the end of the Trujillo dictatorship. The event is at 3 p.m. Thursday at West Tampa Branch Library, 2312 W Union St. Free. Call (813) 273-3652.

United Way needs volunteer tax preparers

United Way of Tampa Bay needs volunteers to help prepare tax returns for low- and moderate-income Hillsborough and Pinellas County residents from January to April 2012. No experience is necessary, but basic computer skills and the ability to commit two to four hours a week from January to April are required. Free training will be provided, starting this month. Call (813) 274-0926 or e-mail kmoore@uwtb.org.

St. Joseph's auxiliary needs volunteers

St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary needs volunteers to help patients, visitors and staff members. Volunteers need to be able to commit to the same four hours every week. Services available include gift shop, clerical and shuttle driver. For information or an application, visit stjosephstampa.com or call (813) 870-4188.

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