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Kids in the Kitchen: Chef Joy Rupe will host Kids in the Kitchen, a series of cooking classes for kids, at Ginger Fitness and Rehabilitation Inc., 27553 Cashford Circle, Wesley Chapel, today through Wednesday. Each class costs $30 per child, or $25 per child for two children. For class times, age requirements and registration, call (813) 264-4310.

Scrabble games for ladies: Tampa Bay Newcomers Inc., a group for women new to the Tampa Bay area, will host games of Scrabble at 11:30 a.m. over lunch at Perkins, 408 E Bearss Ave. Visit or call (813) 486-1279.

No More Homeless Pets meeting: The Hillsborough County board of directors will host a No More Homeless Pets meeting at 6 p.m. at the Humane Society, 3607 N Armenia Ave. Call (813) 744-5660.


Carrollwood Business Networking Association meeting: The Carrollwood Business Networking Association will host its weekly breakfast meeting at Piccadilly Cafeteria, 11810 N Dale Mabry Highway, from 7:45-9:15 a.m., with guest speaker John Rehfelt of C&J Surveying Inc. Call (813) 908-1146.

Southeastern Guide Dogs tour for Northdale OWLS: The Northadale OWLS (Older, Wiser, Lively Seniors) will tour Southeastern Guide Dogs in Palmetto. The cost is $19, and the group's bus will depart from Northdale Park, 15550 Spring Pine Drive, at 8 a.m. A Dutch lunch is afterward. Call (813) 961-5649.

Foresters meeting: The Tampa branch of Foresters, an international fraternal benefit society, will have dinner and a business meeting at Piccadilly Cafeteria, 11810 N Dale Mabry Highway, at 5:30 p.m. Call (813) 961-0117.


CABA Coffee: Realtor Brad Evers will host CABA Coffee for the Carrollwood Area Business Association (CABA) from 7:30-9 a.m. at Prudential Tropical Realty, 15702 N Dale Mabry Highway. The free event will offer the opportunity to network with CABA members. Call (813) 389-3775.


Driver safety class: Hillsborough County AARP will host a two-day driver safety class today and Friday at the Sheriff's Substation, W Waters Ave. and Hanley Road, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $10, and registrants must present their driver's licenses on the first day of class. Call (813) 935-9418.

GFWC Spouse Abuse Shower: The GFWC Lutz/Land O'Lakes Woman's Club will host a Spouse Abuse Shower from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lutz Community Center, 98 N First Ave. The event, open to the public, will feature a luncheon at noon for $5, and the organization requests donations of diapers, children's clothing, cleaning supplies and personal hygiene products. Call (813) 996-7742.

Newcomers luncheon: The Newcomers of Northwest Hillsborough will host a luncheon for women at 11 a.m. at the Emerald Greens Country Club, 13903 Clubhouse Drive. The luncheon will feature guest speaker Peter Arizu, a hypnotherapist. To R.S.V.P., call (813) 814-7806.

Chamber of Commerce networking luncheon: The Chamber of Commerce will host a networking luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at J. Christopher's Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch, 14366 N Dale Mabry Highway. To R.S.V.P., call (813) 968-3090, ext. 7000, by Tuesday, Aug. 14.


Northdale OWLS trip to dinner theater: The Northdale OWLS (Older, Wiser, Lively Seniors) will see Pajama Tops at Ed Fletcher's Early Bird Dinner Theatre in Clearwater on Aug. 17. The cost is $50 and includes dinner. The group's bus will depart from Northdale Park, 15550 Spring Pine Drive, at 3 p.m. Call (813) 985-4859.

Book sale and chocolate giveaway. The Friends of the New Tampa Regional Library will host a Back to School Book Sale and Chocolate Giveaway on Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd. Proceeds will benefit the library. Call (813) 971-1299.

Models, narrators and sponsors sought: The GFWC Temple Terrace Junior Woman's Club seeks models, narrators and sponsors for its American Girl Fashion Show. Model and narrator auditions will be held Aug. 20 and 28 and Sept. 5 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Woodmont Clubhouse, 415 Woodmont Ave. The fashion show is Nov. 3 and 4 at Embassy Suites, 3705 Spectrum Blvd., and proceeds will go to Tampa Shriners Hospital. To sponsor the show, call (813) 989-9566.

Grief support group for adults: LifePath Hospice will host an adult grief support group called New Beginnings at 6 p.m. Tuesdays from Aug. 21 through Sept. 25 at Tampa Jewish Family Services, 13009 Community Campus Drive. Meetings are free and open to the public. To register, call (813) 877-2200, ext. 10609.

Democratic women's luncheon: The Hillsborough County Democratic Women's Club will host its annual luncheon for members and nonmembers at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 18 at the Tampa Airport Hilton, 2225 N Lois Ave, Tampa. To reserve a seat, send a $35 check payable to Hillsborough County Democratic Women's Club to Pat Maloney, 12907 Lake Ventana Drive, Tampa, 33625. Call (813) 932-6902.

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