Culinary Events

COLUMBIA DINNER Celebrate Columbia's 100th anniversary. Sample a different Spanish wine each month, paired in a multi-course dinner for two, available nightly. $100 per pair. Columbia Restaurant, 2117 E. 7th Ave., Ybor City (813-248-4961).

RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL Experience the Feast of Fantasy: a six-course gourmet feast. $50. Daily at 1 p.m. Then, meet the Queen at her Royal High Tea: a 4-course luncheon featuring scrumptious desserts. Daily at 3:30 p.m. (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).

COFFEE & ART SERIES Join the curators and art experts for personal tours and lnteresting anecdotes about the Tampa Museum of Art, all the while enjoying coffee and gourmet breakfast pastries. $10. Wednesdays. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Registration Required. 600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa (813-274-8130 or www.tampamuseum.com).

LUNCHEON & CHINESE AUCTION Enjoy a tasty luncheon and auction. Proceeds benefit All Children's Hospital Guild. March 23. Carrabba's Italian Grill, Tyrone Boulevard in St. Petersburg (Call Mary Young at 727-392-6929.)

VEGETARIAN COOKING CLASS Debby DeGraaff focuses on California cuisine. Free. Wed., March 23. 7-8 p.m. & Thurs., March 24. 10-11 a.m. Nature's Harvest Market, 1021 N MacDill Ave., Tampa (813-873-7428 or www.naturesharvestmarket.com).

FREE COOKING CLASSES Watch a free juicer demonstration. Fri., March 25. 11 a.m. Or learn the ease and excitement of raw living foods. Sat., March 26. 11 a.m. Nature's Food Patch, 1225 Cleveland St., Clearwater (727-443-6703 or www.naturesfoodpatch.com).

EGGSTRAVAGANZA 9th annual free breakfast with activities including photos with the Easter Bunny, a petting zoo, coloring, face painting and 20,000 eggs stuffed with candy. Sat., March 26. 9-11 a.m. Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center grounds. 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa (813-229-7827 or www.TBPAC.org).

BREAKFAST WITH THE BUNNY Kids will love this special day with a furry friend. Breakfast includes a photo with the Easter Bunny and an Easter Egg Hunt for ages up to 12. $5. March 26. Palm Harbor Community Center,1500 16th St., Palm Harbor (727-771-6000 or www.tampabaykidsnet.com).

EASTER BUFFET The Ramada Plantation House will be hosting an elegant buffet featuring omelets, waffles, prime rib, roast lamb, smoked salmon, two chocolate fountains, and much more. The kids can enjoy Easter cookie decorating, and an Easter egg hunt. Adults $28, Seniors $24, 12 and under $14, under 5 Free. March 27. Reservations Required. Ramada Plantation House, 2011 N. Wheeler St., Plant City (813-752-3141 or www.ramadaplantation.com).

LASAGNE BY MARY Chef Mary Bowyer will teach you to make delicious lasagna. Class includes instruction and beverage. $60. March 29. 6-10 p.m. 3805 S. Westshore Blvd., Tampa (813-837-6888 or www.chocolateismycrayon.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. Each Thurs. 6-7 p.m. Reservations required. Several other classes are available. Bellagio Ristorante, 10 Beach Drive, downtown St. Petersburg (727-866-6892 or www.learnitalian.us).

APRON'S COOKING CLASSES Classes at Apron's require reservations and are located at Publix at Shoppes of Citrus Park, 7835 Gunn Highway, Tampa (813-926-4465 or www.publix.com/aprons/schools/Tampa/Calendar.do).

Farmers Markets YBOR CITY FRESH MARKET 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each Sat. Centennial Park, Eighth Avenue and 18th Street, Tampa (813-241-2442 or [email protected]).

SAFETY HARBOR FARMERS' MARKET 8 a.m.-1 p.m. each Thurs., until April. 200 Main St., Safety Harbor. Located downtown on the corner of Main Street & Bayshore Boulevard (Linda: 727-726-6407 or [email protected]).

HYDE PARK FARMERS' MARKET 8 a.m.-1 p.m. each Sat., until April. Old Hyde Park Village, Tampa. Off Swann Avenue, in the fountain area (813-251-3500).

BRADENTON FARMERS' MARKET 8 a.m.-Noon each Sat., until April. 1515 .W. 10th Ave., Brandon. Corner of W. Manatee Avenue and 15th Street West (Carol: 941-748-5862).

DADE CITY FARMERS' MARKET 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Second Sat. of the month, until April. U.S. 301 & Meridian Avenue, Dade City. Located in front of the old historic courthouse (Deborah: 352-521-0744 or www.localharvest.com).

OLD PALM HARBOR FARMER'S MARKET 8 a.m.-1 each Fri., until Apr. 29. Rheba Sutton White Chapel/Harbor Hall Parking Lot, 1190 Georgia Avenue, 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 each Thurs. until May 26. Located on the South side of West Bay Drive between SW. 5th and 6th Streets (Anne Buck 727-518-8442).

BRANDON FRESH MARKET 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Sat. 301 S. Parsons Ave., Brandon (813-684-6806).

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