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Tarpon author to discuss his wartime memoirs

Tarpon Springs author William B. Bache will discuss his experiences and insights on World War II at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Tarpon Springs Library, 138 E Lemon St.

Bache, a member of the 103rd Infantry Division, will also present his latest work, On the Road to Innsbruck and Back, a collection of 16 short stories that make up a memoir of the war. Bache is retired from a 50-year career in the English department at Purdue University, where he was an authority on Shakespeare and lyric poetry. He has published scholarly work on Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Shelley, Joyce, Faulkner and Hemingway.

Bache's appearance is free and open to the public. Call (727) 943-4922.

Meditating for a good cause

Nikko Amrit Singh of Dunedin, center, meditates March 3 during a class with Buddhist monk Bhante Dhammawansha of Clearwater during the 2002 Peace of Mind Yogathon at Morton Plant Mease Health Care's Education Center in Clearwater. Donations will fund American Brain Tumor Association research.

Bubbles and bonding

Ron Hayter and his son Colin, 1, enjoy bubbles during a session of "Daddy and Me," a program operated by Partners in Play at the Christian Family Outreach Center in Oldsmar. During the sessions, dads spend quality time with their children along with pizza and play time. For more information about the sessions, call (727) 541-4803.