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By Times Staff Writer
Published September 10, 2007
Narcotics lecture: University of Tampa professor Terry Parssinen hosts a lecture on the Victorian interest in narcotics and the cultural consequences of illicit drug use. Noon, Wednesday; University of Tampa, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa; $5 for nonmembers and $3 for members. For more information, call 813 253-3333.
Military officers luncheon: The Tampa Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America and the Military Officers Wives Club hosts a complimentary luncheon for members. The Andrew Sisters will perform and WEDU will present a preview of The War, an epic series about World War II. 11 a.m., Thursday; MacDill Air Force Base Officers' Club, 2106 Florida Keys Ave., Tampa; open and free to military personnel. For more information or to make reservations, call (813) 218-3413.
Lecture on slavery: The University of South Florida hosts a lecture on the abolition of the Atlantic slave trade by Great Britain and the United States. The series includes guest lectures by both nationally and internationally recognized scholars of Africa, Latin American, Caribbean and United States. 3 p.m., today; USF Tampa Library, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa; open and free to the public. For more information, call Eric at (813) 974-4442.
Moonlight Garden meeting: The Moonlight Garden Circle hosts its first fall meeting. A guest speaker will discuss vegetable gardening. Moonlight is looking for evening gardeners to join the group. 7 p.m., Tuesday; Jan K. Platt Library, 3910 S Manhattan Ave., Tampa; open to the public. For more information, call (813) 251-5059.
Park Advisory Committee: The Perry Harvey Sr. Park Advisory Committee will meet to ensure the cultural and historic elements of Central Avenue are preserved and represented in the Perry Harvey Park Sr. Master Plan. 5:30 p.m., Wednesday; city of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department, 1420 N Tampa St., Tampa; open to the public. Call Fred Hearns at (813) 866-5205.
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