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RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL Come out and experience the Feast of Fantasy: a six-course gourmet feast. $50. 1 p.m. daily. Then, meet the Queen at her Royal High Tea: a 4-course luncheon featuring desserts. 3:30 p.m. daily (Both include entertainment). Until April 10. Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 11315 46th Ave. (Fowler Avenue and 46th Street), across the street from the USF Sundome. (800-601-4848 or www.renaissancefest.com).
VEGETARIAN COOKING CLASS Join Debby DeGraaff as she focuses on preparing nutritional yeast. Free. 7-8 p.m. Wed., April 13, and 10-11 a.m. Thurs., April 14. Nature's Harvest Market, 1021 N. MacDill Ave., Tampa (813-873-7428 or www.naturesharvestmarket.com).
FREE COOKING CLASSES Chef Joseph Custer hosts "Raw Living Foods Made Easy." 11 a.m. Sat., April 16. Nature's Food Patch, 1225 Cleveland St., Clearwater (727-443-6703 or www.naturesfoodpatch.com).
COLUMBIA DINNER The Columbia celebrates its 100th anniversary. Sample a different Spanish wine each month, paired with a multi-course dinner for two, available nightly. $100 per couple. Columbia Restaurant, 2117 E. Seventh Ave., Ybor City (813-248-4961).
COFFEE & ART SERIES Join the curators and art experts for personal tours and listen to interesting anecdotes about the Tampa Museum of Art, while enjoying coffee and gourmet breakfast pastries. $10. 9:30-11:30 a.m. each Wed. Registration required. 600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa (813-274-8130 or www.tampamuseum.com).
CONVERSATIONAL CUISINE Learn to speak conversational Italian, plus enjoy dinner and a five-week course that immerses students in Italy's language, foods, culture and customs. $185. 6-7 p.m. each Thurs. Reservations required. Several other classes are available. Bellagio Ristorante, 10 Beach Drive, downtown St. Petersburg (727 866-6892 or www.learnitalian.us).
CHOCOLATE CRAZIES Join premier pastry chef Michael Baugh, make fabulous dessert creations you take home, and nibble on hors d'oeuvres while you learn. $40 per person. Baking 101: 5-8 p.m. each Tues. Chocolate Sculpture 101: 5-8 p.m. each Wed. 3805 S. Westshore Blvd., Tampa (813-837-6888 or www.chocolateismycrayon.com).
LA MAISON GOURMET Classes at La Maison require reservations and are located at 471 Main St., Dunedin (727-736-3070 or www.lamaisongourmet.com).
APRON'S COOKING CLASSES Classes at Apron's require reservations and are located at the Publix supermarket at Shoppes of Citrus Park, 7835 Gunn Highway, Tampa (813-926-4465 or www.publix.com/aprons/schools/Tampa/Calendar.do).
YBOR CITY FRESH MARKET 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each Sat. Centennial Park, 8th Avenue and 18th Street, Tampa (813-241-2442 or [email protected]).
SAFETY HARBOR FARMERS' MARKET 9 a.m.-1 p.m. each Sat. The Gazebo at John Wilson Park, 401 Main St. downtown Safety Harbor (Linda 727-726-6407 or [email protected]).
HYDE PARK FARMERS' MARKET 9 a.m.-2 p.m. each Sat. Old Hyde Park Village, Tampa. Off Swann Avenue, in the fountain area (813-251-3500 or www.oldhydeparkvillage.com).
OLD PALM HARBOR FARMER'S MARKET 8 a.m.-1 p.m. each Fri. Rheba Sutton White Chapel/Harbor Hall parking lot, 1190 Georgia Ave., Located Between 11th & 12th streets, one block south of Florida Avenue, in downtown Palm Harbor (727-934-7001 or [email protected]).
DOWNTOWN LARGO ORGANIC MARKET 8 a.m.-1 p.m. each Thurs. South side of West Bay Drive between 5th and 6th streets SW. (Anne Buck: 727-518-8442).
BRANDON FRESH MARKET 9 a.m.-2 p.m. each Sat. 301 S. Parsons Ave., Brandon (813-684-6806).