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Tampa Ikea offers free design seminars, gift card raffles and food

Ikea had us by the "Grundtal" when they threw in free snacks with their free design workshops. The Tampa store's Life Improvement Workshop at 10:30 a.m. Saturday will include topics such as measuring your space and design options. Attendees get free refreshments, including warm cinnamon buns and organic coffee. They also can enter to win a $25 Ikea gift card. Register at the store's textiles department or call (813) 623-4042 and ask for the department.

Other workshops on the horizon are:

• Kitchen Planning Workshop: Learn where to put your Grundtal (spice rack) and Bygel (dish strainer) at this workshop at 9:30 a.m. July 7. Attendees can enter a drawing to win a $50 Ikea gift card. Sign up in the kitchen department.

• Bathroom Design Workshop: Beginning at 10:30 a.m. July 22, all attendees will receive free refreshments and can enter to win a $50 gift card. Register in the bath department.

Times staff