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Around town

By Times Staff Writer
Published February 22, 2008


Charity walk: Tampa Autism Speaks hosts its annual Walk Now for Autism to raise funds and increase awareness. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk starts at 10 a.m., Saturday; Museum of Science & Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. For information, call Rob Rose at 813 495-4777.

Fiesta Day: Ybor City celebrates its history and culture with its annual Fiesta Day. There will be complimentary Spanish cuisine for the first 1,000 visitors as well as an arts marketplace, multicultural exhibits and live entertainment. The Black Bean Blowout returns with an Iron Chef style amateur vs. professional cooking battle. The Ybor City Saturday Market will host its fifth annual Flan Fest with a Flan Bake-Off and Flan Eating Contest. Live entertainment, shopping, food and flan sampling will be available all day. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday; Centennial Park, corner of Eighth Avenue and 19th Street, Ybor City; open to the public, free. For information, call (813) 248-0721.

Art festival: Hyde Park Village celebrates its 19th annual Art Festival with more than 170 artists. Guests will find sculptures, paintings, jewels, photography and ceramics. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; Hyde Park Village, 800 S Village Circle, Tampa; open to the public, free. For information, call (954) 472-3755.

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