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Around town

By Times Staff Writer
Published January 14, 2008


Events

Maya Angelou: The University of South Florida starts off a week devoted to the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with poet and bestselling author of the book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou. The event is part of the University's Lecture Series. No cameras or video equipment are allowed. 7 p.m., today; USF Sun Dome, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Admission is free for students, $5 for USF staff and faculty and $10 for the general public. For information, call 813 974-3111.

Networking After Hours: Meet members from 23 networking international groups throughout the Tampa Bay area at the Lime's Business Networking After Hours. Guests are encouraged to bring co-workers, friends and business cards to this networking opportunity intended to help grow your business. Attire should be business casual or professional. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., today; the Lime, 915 S Howard Ave., Tampa; open to young professionals ages 18 and older, admission is $5. For information, call (813) 868-5463.

Tampa NOW: The Tampa Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) will hold its general business meeting. Yearly dues of $35 will be collected with a reduced scale possible for those on low or fixed incomes. 6:15 p.m., Tuesday; Perkins Family Restaurant, 408 Bearss Ave., Tampa; open to the public. For information, call Adele Walter at (813) 932-6902.

Dog training: The city of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department offers puppy and dog obedience training classes. Puppy classes are for dogs 5 months and younger, will begin at 6:15 p.m. and cost $45. Basic obedience training is for dogs 6 months and older, will begin at 7 p.m. and costs $50. Both classes are for eight weeks. Wednesday; Hyde Park, 702 S Albany Ave., Tampa. For information, call (813) 232-5227.

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