TodayAfterschool fun: Children ages 6 through 12 can relax at the Temple Terrace Public Library, 202 Bullard Parkway at 3:30 p.m. with a variety of things to do. There will be art and craft projects, drawing, coloring and reading activities from which to choose.
FridayeBay help: Adults can learn all about eBay at 1 p.m. at the North Tampa Branch Library, 8916 North Boulevard. Topics will include how to browse, search, bid, buy and sell items.
Saturday Shopping bazaar: The 2013 Tampa Palm Shopping Bazaar at “The Club” will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Sunday in Ballrooms A, B and C of the Tampa Palms Country Club, 5811 Tampa Palms Blvd. More than 45 specialty vendors will be on hand with unique shopping opportunities for clothing, sporting goods, gourmet dips and organic coffees, organic soaps and body products, cooking supplies, pet products, jewelry, handbags, scarves, food, art and children's items. Gourmet coffees, wine and beverages will be available in the relaxation zone with comfortable seating areas. Admission to this event is free.
SundayMake it for Mom: Children of all ages can make a shadow box for Mom at 10 a.m. and noon at Lettuce Lake Park, 6920 E. Fletcher Ave. Park rangers will help the youngsters in the hands-on project. Cost is $5 per child plus a $2 per car park admission fee. To register, call (813) 987-6204 with the time and names of those attending.
MondayKindermusik: Children ages 2 through 5 can participate in Kindermusik at 10:15 and 11 a.m. at the New Tampa Regional Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd. The preschool music program helps to improve the ability to think, reason, create and express.
Paws to read: Children can practice reading out loud to Benjamin, a certified therapy dog, at 6 p.m. at the North Tampa Branch Library, 8916 North Boulevard. There will also be a simple craft to create.
Dinner and Bingo: There will be a pot luck dinner and Bingo beginning at 6:30 p.m. hosted by the Temple Crest Civic Association, 4242 E. Miller Ave. Bring a dish to share for dinner and then play Bingo. The games are free and non-cash prizes will be awarded. For more information or to register, call (813) 601-7940.
TuesdayFashion show: The Temple Terrace Friendship Club will have a Fashion Show at the Temple Terrace Golf and Country Club, 200 Inverness Ave. Doors open at 10 a.m. and the show begins at 11 a.m. The theme will be “An English Tea Garden.” Lunch is included with the $20 ticket, which must be purchased in advance. For tickets, call Barbara Gould, (813) 989-0171 or Joan Franklin, (813) 988-6465.
Block party: All ages can build with Lego blocks at 6 p.m. at the Temple Terrace Public Library, 202 Bullard Parkway. The library will provide the building theme and blocks; participants need their imagination.
Plan AheadAwards luncheon: The Student Citizenship Awards Luncheon will take place at 11:45 a.m. May 15 at the Temple Terrace Golf and Country Club, 200 Inverness Ave. County Commissioner Al Higginbotham will be the featured speaker.
Art en Blanc: A special outdoor evening will take place from 7 to 11 p.m. May 17 at Woodmont Park, 415 Woodmont Ave. Tables, chairs, tablecloths and entertainment will be provided. You bring your own dinner, beverages, china, utensils and all white table décor for Art en Blanc. Individual seats are $25 and tables for eight are $160. For more information or reservations, call (813) 988-2787.
Metal music: The Third Annual “Metal for the Military” Music Festival will take place May 18 at Crowbar, 1812 17th St., Tampa. The doors open at 4 p.m. and the bands will start playing after the national anthem at 4:25 p.m. Performers will include national metal acts Massacre and SWWAATS, and eight local bands. Band members and special guests will sign autographs and mingle with the fans throughout the event. There will be drawings for items donated by Jerry Mortellaro of Dean Guitars, top metal music record labels and many bands from around the world. Admission is free for those with military ID, $10 for all others. All proceeds benefit the Camaraderie Foundation.
Ice show: Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After May 16-19 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Channelside Drive. Characters from “Brave,” “Tangled,” “The Little Mermaid” and “Beauty and the Beast” will entertain the audience. Show times are 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday; and 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets start at $16 and are available at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (877) 610-8284.
Knifty Kneedlers: St. Clement’s Episcopal Church, 706 W. 113th Ave., 12:30 to 3 p.m. The group knits and crochets items to donate to various agencies. Call (813) 264-1692.
Knitting and crocheting: Life Enrichment Center, 9704 N. Boulevard, 1 to 3 p.m. for six weeks, $36. Sandy Wehle conducts knitting and crocheting classes for beginning and experienced adults. Go to www.LECtampa.org or call (813) 932-0241.
ThursdaysNature appreciation: Horizon Bay Lutz, 414 E. Chapman Road, 10:30 a.m. Lutz area seniors and their families are invited to a weekly nature appreciation program. Call (813) 909-9679.
G.I.F.T. fitness program: Life Enrichment Center, 9704 N. Boulevard, noon to 1 p.m., $4 per class. Participants learn how to incorporate good nutrition and physical activity into their lifestyles. Go to www.LECtampa.org or call (813) 932-0241.
Chief Petty Officers Association: The Tampa Bay Chief Petty Officers Association meets at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday monthly at American Legion Post 138, 5535 Prescott Ave., Tampa. The association is open to Navy and Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers and supports the Navy community. Call (813) 951-1898.
Greyhound rescue: Groovy Cats & Dogs, 2305 W. Linebaugh Ave., 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Greyhound Rescues and Adoptions of Tampa Bay hosts a meet-and-greet for prospective adoptive or foster owners. Go to www.great-greyhound.org or call (813) 971-4732.
Ballet for seniors: Town ‘N Country Senior Center, 7606 Paula Drive, 2:15 p.m., $2. Seniors learn ballet and dance. Call (813) 873-6336.
MondaysWatercolor painting: Life Enrichment Center, 9704 N. Boulevard, 10 a.m. to noon for six weeks, $75. Susan McKay conducts a watercolor class. Go to www.LECtampa.org or call (813) 932-0241.
Tai chi class: Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E. Fowler Ave., 6-7 p.m. for beginners and 7-8 p.m. for intermediate students; $60 for six weeks. Life Enrichment Center offers Yang-style tai chi classes conducted by Josef Tan. Go to www.lifeenrichmenttampa.org or call (813) 932-0241.
Tampa Toastmasters: Village Inn, 8602 N. Dale Mabry Highway, 6:30 p.m. The group welcomes all visitors who would like to improve their speaking and leadership skills. Call (813) 728-3714.
TOPS support group: Town ’N Country Recreation Center, 6039 Hanley Road, 6:30 p.m. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Florida 290 meets weekly. Call (813) 884-2288.
TuesdaysGrief support: Lake Magdalene United Methodist Church, 2902 W. Fletcher Ave.; $20 for 13 weeks. GriefShare uses support video format. Call (813) 961-1254.
Aerobics Lite Class: Northdale Recreation Center, 15550 Spring Pine Drive, 9:30 a.m., $2. Seniors perform exercise, dance and movement while having fun. Call (813) 417-6286.
Grief Support Group: The St. Joseph’s John Knox Grief Support Group meets 2 to 3 p.m. at 4100 E. Fletcher Ave. For information, call (813) 632-2443 or (813) 632-2396.
Video production: TBCN Community Media Center, University Mall, 2200 E. Fowler Ave. Suite 30 (upper level), 6 p.m. The center offers a free Intro to Video Production class. Call (813) 977-5200.
Creative writing: Café Kili, 5731 E. Fowler Ave., 6-7:30 p.m., $10 per class. Details are available at www.racquelhenry.com under the Writer’s Atelier tab. To sign up, call (407) 697-1261.
Suncoast Toastmasters: Lake Magdalene United Methodist Church, 2902 W. Fletcher Ave., 7-8:30 p.m. The group meets weekly. Call (813) 264-6859.
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