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By Times Staff Writer
Published October 18, 2007
Youth Concert: VSA Arts of Florida hosts its 2007 Young Soloists Awards and Performance, identifying disabled vocalists and instrumentalists ages 25 and younger. The event will allow five finalists chosen from a statewide search to showcase their talents and receive awards. 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday; Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Ferguson Hall, 1010 N WC MacInnes Place, Tampa; open to the public; free. Call 813 558-5095.
Art Exhibit: The Friends of the New Tampa Regional Library and the North Tampa Arts League host the 2007 "Glorious" Art Show to present works from 20 of the NTAL community of artists. The exhibit will be judged by award-winning watercolorist Sue Allen and will feature its second Collectible Postcard Art Contest. 6:30 to 9 p.m., Saturday; New Tampa Regional Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd., Tampa; open to the public; free. Call (813) 966-7766.
Democratic Discussion: The New Tampa Democrats hosts a monthly meeting with discussions on property taxes and voting machines. State Rep. Betty Reed and President of Voting Integrity Alliance Tampa Bay Pamela Haengel are this month's special guests. 4:30 p.m., Sunday; University Area Community Center, 14013 N 22nd St., Tampa; open to the public; free. For information, e-mail NTDems@yahoo.com
Walking With the Mayor: As part of Mayor Pam Iorio's Keeping Tampa Fit campaign, the mayor invites residents to join her for a stroll around Al Lopez Park. The mayor will walk 4 miles. Registration opens at 6:30 a.m. and the walk starts at 7:30 a.m., Saturday. Al Lopez Park, 4810 N Himes Ave, Tampa; open to the public; free. For information, call 274-8615.
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