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AROUND TOWN

Bet for a Cure: The Society for Marketing Professional Services hosts Le Casino Royale Event to benefit the Pediatric Cancer Foundation and to celebrate the accomplishments of some of Tampa's most talented marketers. The cocktail attire event features a sit-down dinner followed by casino games and a chance to win a 2007 Hyundai Tucson. 5:30 to 10:30 p.m., Thursday; Quorum Hotel, 700 N West Shore Blvd., Tampa; $60 for SMPS members and $110 for couples, $75 for non-members and $140 for couples. Call Lisa Orlando at (813) 269-0955.

National Night Out: Temple Terrace will join communities across the nation on the 24th annual National Night Out. National Night Out is designed to strengthen police-community partnerships in the fight against neighborhood crime. There will be games, a poster contest, a rock-climbing wall, free ice cream, police cars, fire trucks, an AeroMed helicopter, a visit by Spider-Man and much more. The event will end with a flashlight walk around the neighborhood. 7 p.m., Tuesday; Family Recreation Complex, 6610 E Whiteway Drive, Tampa; open and free to the public. Call Karen Walter at (813) 989-7046.

Gasparilla Film Festival: The Gasparilla Film Festival presents Easy Street, a documentary regarding the homeless problems of downtown St. Petersburg. Filmmakers Stephen Ashton and Andrew Lee documented the daily existence of five homeless people throughout their hometown. There will also be a preshow reception. 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Splitsville, 615 Channelside Drive, Tampa; film screening, 7:15 p.m., Thursday, Channelside Theaters, 615 Channelside Drive, Tampa; free for members and $10 for the general public. Go to www.chan nelsidetampa.com.

Send submissions for Around Town to Jessica Brady at St. Petersburg Times, 1000 N Ashley Drive, Suite 700, Tampa, FL 33602-3700; e-mail to tampa@sptimes.com.

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