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Events

Spoken word: Verbal Art Poetry presents Mellow Mondays with host Nehri and the Spoken Word Euphoria Dining Affair. The venue will showcase local poets, singers, musicians, speakers and dancers. 8 to 11 p.m., today; Jo Jo's Way Grill and Seafood, 8615 N 56th St., Temple Terrace; open to the public, admission is $5-$7. For information, call (813) 944-2101.

Book signing: Author Sarah Collins Honenberger will discuss her book White Lies, a true story inspired by a mother's quest to find the truth behind her baby's injuries after a childhood vaccine. Honenberger is the winner of the 2005 Virginia Writers Club Fiction Award. 7 p.m., Tuesday; Jimmie B Keel Regional Library, 2902 W Bearss Ave., Tampa; open to the public, free. Call (813) 273-3652.

Meetings

Cancer support: St. Joseph's Hospital hosts the ovarian cancer support group "Ovacome" with Diane Riccardi. She will discuss ovarian cancer and nutrition. 6:30 p.m., Tuesday; St. Joseph's Hospital, Medical Arts Building, 3001 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Tampa; open to the public, free. For information, call Judith Ebbert Syfrett at (813) 745-2275.

Parkinson's support: The Parkinson's Disease support group will discuss swallowing problems and how to avoid them. Caregivers, those who suffer from Parkinson's and their loved ones are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. 1 p.m., Wednesday; First Church of the Nazarene, 5902 N Himes Ave., Tampa; open to the public, free. For information, call Adele Ida Walter at (813) 932-6902.

Phones for deaf: Amplified telephones will be distributed at no charge to qualifying Florida residents who are hard of hearing or deaf in recognition of FTRI Telephone Distribution Program Day. 9 to 11 a.m., Wednesday; Physician's Choice, 3450 E Fletcher Ave., Tampa; For information, call (727) 564-9248.

Send submissions for Around Town to Eric Smithers at St. Petersburg Times, 1000 N Ashley Drive, Suite 700, Tampa, FL 33602-3700; e-mail tampa@sptimes.com. Deadline is one week before publication.

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