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Races in Ybor City benefit sight institute

By TIMES STAFF
Published March 23, 2007


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TAMPA

Races in Ybor City benefit sight institute

Lace up for the sixth annual Race for Sight to benefit the Lions Eye Institute Foundation on Saturday. The fun begins at 7:30 a.m. at Centennial Park in historic Ybor City, on Eighth Avenue between 18th Street and 19th Street.

Festivities include a 5K race, a 1-mile Kid's Run and a 1-mile Family Fun Walk. Concludes with a celebration sponsored by Latam at the Centro, featuring a capoeira Brazilian martial art demonstration set to live music by the Volta Ao Mundo.

Entry fee is $25 in advance, $30 morning of the race for all ages. Register at www.lionseyefoundation.org or call Terri Goldstein at (813) 289-1200.

TAMPA

Meet the authors at two library programs

Delta Authors on Tour, sponsored by the Tampa alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority and the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library, presents seven authors during two free programs March 31.

At noon, a roundtable book discussion takes place at Jan Platt library, 3910 S Manhattan Ave. At 6 p.m. the authors will read from their own works at the Robert Saunders Library, 1505 Nebraska Ave.

Tampa authors are Veronica Blakely (I Want What Most White Women Got: A Black Man) and Alicia Warren (The Chances We Take and One More Chance ); other authors include Yolanda Joe, Trevy McDonald, Linda Everett Moye, Wanda Muir-Oliver and Angela Ray.

TAMPA

Methodist day school bazaar offers variety

Shop for Mother's Day, Easter and more at Palma Ceia United Methodist Day School bazaar March 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Find more than 25 vendors at 3723 Bay to Bay Blvd. offering children's clothing, jewelry, specialty foods and more. Proceeds will help buy a new shade for the playground. Call (813) 837-9580.

TAMPA

Independents' Film Festival seeks entries

The Education Channel is seeking films, videos, animations and digital media from independent artists, producers and students in Florida for inclusion in its 2007 Independents' Film Festival.

All genres of film completed between March 2005 and May 2007 are welcome. Work must be submitted for review on DVD in English or with English subtitles by May 18. Premieres are preferred. The IFF will be televised in September, culminating with a public best of festival. Find entry forms at www.independentsfilmfest.com. Call (813) 254-2253, ext. 206.

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