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Around Town

Published June 13, 2007



Crossword puzzle lecture: Merle Reagle, syndicated crossword puzzle constructor, will give a lecture called, "How I Drive You Crazy: Confessions of a Crossword Puzzle Constructor." Bring a brown bag lunch. The museum will provide beverages and desserts. 12 to 1:30 p.m., today; Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. For more information, call 813 258-7302.

Open auditions: The Carrollwood Players holds auditions for Broadway Review. Male and female actors and singers ages 12 to 16, and 20 and up. Prepare a song, not more than 24 bars of music. 7 p.m., Monday and Tuesday; Carrollwood Playhouse, 4335 Gunn Highway, Tampa. For more information, call (813) 265-4000.

Free advice: Rep. Adam Putnam's caseworkers will meet with constituents of Florida's 12th Congressional District. Those who need help with any federal agency or program, or who would like to express their views on issues before Congress are welcome. Constituents should bring any documentation or written information that will help. Wednesday; 9:30-10 a.m. at Bruton Memorial Library, 302 McLendon Street, Plant City; 10:30-11 a.m., Temple Terrace Library, 202 Bullard Parkway, Temple Terrace; 1-1:30 p.m., Brandon Chamber of Commerce, 330 Pauls Drive, Brandon; 2:15-2:45 p.m., Community Association Building, Pelican Room, 1009 N Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center; 3-3:30 p.m., Kings Point Club House, Lobby Center; 1900 Clubhouse Drive, Sun City Center; 3:45-4:15 p.m., Aston Gardens, 1311 Aston Gardens Ct., Sun City Center. For more information, call 1 (863) 534-3530.

Red Cross celebration: American Red Cross of Tampa Bay celebrates its 90th anniversary with a luncheon. Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, a former ambassador to Finland, will be the featured speaker. 12 to 1:30 p.m., June 21; University of Tampa's Vaughn Center, Ninth Floor, 401 E Kennedy Blvd.; free, but make a reservation by Tuesday because space is limited. For more information, call Melanie Koch at (813) 348-4820, ext. 880, or e-mail

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

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