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Book sale: The Friends of the Temple Terrace Library book sale is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Saturday at the library, 202 Bullard Parkway. Proceeds benefit the purchase of new materials for the library. Call (813) 506-6770.

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Glow in the dark golf: The family fun night and glow in the dark golf benefit for families dealing with life-altering illnesses is at 6 p.m. today at the Temple Terrace Golf and Country Club, 200 Inverness Ave. Call (813) 382-0430 or visit

Carrollwood Rotary: Albert Fox, president of the Alliance for Responsible Cuba, will talk about reassessing the United States' policy toward Cuba at 12:15 p.m. today at Emerald Greens Golf and Country Club, 13903 Clubhouse Dr. Call (813) 695-7395.

New Tampa Rotary: Check out innovative art-making activities at the "mARTinis, fellowship and fun: an interactive evening of food, drink and creativity" at 7 p.m. today at the Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club, 5801 Tampa Palms Blvd. Cost is $75. Call (813) 765-0707.

Lutz yard sale: Expect lots of miscellaneous items at the GFWC Lutz Land O'Lakes Woman's Club yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Old Lutz School on U.S. 41 N and Fourth Avenue SE.

Tour de Village: Run over the greens at the sixth annual Tour de Village. The 5K run starts at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and costs $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 6 to 12. The 1-mile fun run starts at 9:30 and costs $10 for adults and $5 for children. The cost is $5 more on race day. Call (813) 842-7066 or visit

Kids and money: Neale S. Godfrey, a New York Times best selling author, will talk about "Raising Financially Responsible Children" at 10 a.m. Saturday at the New Tampa Regional Library, 10001 Cross Country Blvd. Call (813) 422-9984.

Bark in the Park: The 22nd annual Humane Society of Tampa Bay Bark in the Park is from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at Al Lopez Park, 4810 N Himes Ave. The event features a pet costume contest, demonstrations and more. Visit

Bowling for Blaze: Help BlazeSports raise funds for travel and training at the Bowling for Blaze fundraiser; 1 p.m. Saturday at Terrace Sports Skate & Bowl, 5311 E Busch Blvd. BlazeSports is a league for physically disabled athletes. The cost is $20. Call (813) 744-5307.

Fitness festival: The fifth annual Squiggy Classic fitness festival is today through Sunday. The three-day outdoor activities include a trail run, mountain bike races, a night canoe paddle and more. Fees vary by event. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the County Parks. Call (813) 987-6211 or visit

Chakra yoga: A chakra yoga class is at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Lotus Pond, 6201 Lynn Road. The cost is $35. Call (813) 961-3160 or visit

Disaster redevelopment: Help the county come up with a recovery plan to return to normal in case a disaster strikes. The discussion takes place at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the cafeteria at Bay Crest Elementary School, 4925 Webb Road. Call (813) 272-5600.

Business expo: The 20th annual Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce Business Expo is at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the USF Sun Dome, 4202 E Fowler Ave. The cost is $5. Proceeds benefit Temple Terrace area school PTAs. Call (813) 989-7004.

Republican committee speaker: Tom Gaitens will talk about "Freedom Works" at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Hillsborough County Republican Executive Committee meeting at the Alfano Conference and Banquet Center, 11606 N McKinley Drive. Visit

Parenting class: Improve communication skills and understand your child's behavior after taking the Systematic Training for Effective Parenting course at 6:20 p.m. Tuesdays through April 28 at Chamberlain High School, 9401 N Boulevard. The cost is $36 and $14.90 for the parent's handbook.

Computer basics: Get an introduction to the library catalog and Web sites at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Temple Terrace Library, 202 Bullard Parkway. Call (813) 506-6770.

New Tampa Rotary evening club: Air Commodore Richard Newland will speak on topics including New Zealand and its approach to the global fight against terrorism at the New Tampa Rotary Evening Club meeting; 6:15 p.m. Thursday at Hunter's Green Country Club, 18101 Longwater Run Drive. Call (813) 892-9782.

Political intrigue: David Colburn, will talk about his latest book From Yellow Dog Democrats to Red State Republicans: Florida and Its Politics since 1940 at 7 p.m. Thursday at the New Tampa Regional Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd. Call (813) 273-3652.

Newcomers of Northwest Hillsborough: Comedian Dottie Casper will offer comic relief at 11 a.m. Thursday at Vizcaya Restaurant, 10905 N Dale Mabry Highway. Call (813) 412-4716.

Advisory board openings: Hillsborough County commissioners are looking for residents to serve on a variety of advisory boards. For specific board information, call (813) 272-5826. The deadline to register is Thursday.

Anime night: Watch the latest anime titles while munching on Japanese snacks at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Temple Terrace Library, 202 Bullard Parkway. Call (813) 506-6770.

Charity lunch: The annual charity luncheon for the GFWC Tampa Lakes Woman's Club is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 24 at University Village, 12401 N 22nd St. The event features card games and a "wild boutique." The cost is $25. Proceeds benefit the Kid's Cafe program. Call (813) 961-6096.

Be on the board: Temple Terrace residents interested in serving on the Hillsborough County Gas Board of Adjustment, Appeals and Examiners can apply through April 3. Call (813) 506-6440 or visit the city clerk's office at 11250 N 56th St.

North of Tampa briefs 03/12/09 [Last modified: Thursday, March 12, 2009 4:30am]
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