Ira Sukrungruang speaking with Katie Riegel
USF Writing professor Ira Sukrungruang grew up in two worlds: a Thai household with his immigrant parents and the American culture outside his home. It proved to be an interesting experience. And it served as material for his memoir, “Talk Thai: The Adventures of Buddhist Boy.” He recently sat down with his wife Katie to talk about what inspired him to write his latest book.
Tampa, FL -- About three million volunteers are expected to join forces from March through May to participate in community improvement efforts as part of Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup.
Saturday, May 15, 2010, 5:00 - 7:00pm
Cost: $12 Members, $ 15 Non-Members
Join the Center for Creative Studies for wine, light hors d’oeuvres, and a program about Art, Spirituality, Health, or Creativity. In this workshop, Paul Butcher will consider the links between jazz and spirituality with questions about the parallels between the creation of music and the flow of life.
Saturday, May 8, 2010, 5:00 – 11:00pm
Cost: FREE to everyone
Mayfaire fun moves to Lake Mirror on Saturday evening for a great family party. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy live music and fireworks. The centerpiece of the event is the Mayfaire Classic 5k foot race hosted by Lakeland Runners Club. There is plenty of fun to be had by all who attend!
Friday, May 7, 2010, 5:30 - 7:30pm
Cost: $25 Members, $30 Non-Members, $35 Day of Event.
Join us on the Library Lawn for a fantastic party to kick-start MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake. Ticket-holders get all-evening access to an open bar and great hors d’oeuvres. Don’t forget to check out the artists who are open for early shopping.