Pet walk and costume contest help strays
The Animal Coalition of Tampa hosts its ninth annual walkathon "Stride for Strays," from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Al Lopez Park, 4810 N Himes Ave. The event includes a 1-mile walk fundraiser, massages, pets available for adoption and a Halloween costume contest for dogs. For information or to register, call (813) 250-3900 or visit stride.actampa.org.
Check out seminar on environmental health
The Dale Mabry Campus Math and Sciences Division of Hillsborough Community College will present the seminar "An Overview of Environmental Public Health" with Eliot M. Gregos from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Sciences Building, Room DSCS220, 4001 W Tampa Bay Blvd. Free. Call (813) 253-7158.
MOSI offers free admission on Sunday
The Museum of Science and Industry hosts the Week of the Family Kick Off Celebration at 2 p.m. Sunday at 4801 E Fowler Ave. Open to all families. Free admission excluding IMAX and Mindbender Mansion exhibit. Call (813) 987-6300 or visit weekofthefamilytampabay.org.
Hair of the Dog will help Humane Society
Bring your four-legged friends for an afternoon of live music, drawings and prizes at MacDinton's Hair of the Dog fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at 405 S Howard Ave. Proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. Call (813) 774-4313.
Intermediate Spanish class starts Monday
The Life Enrichment Center will offer the seven-week course "Everyday Spanish" with Ish Gonzales, from 10 a.m. to noon, starting Monday and continuing through Dec. 14 at 9704 N Boulevard. The cost is $70, plus $21.50 for the textbook. The class is for intermediate speakers, with a basic knowledge of Spanish. Open to adults. Class size is limited; advance registration is required. Call (813) 932-0241.
Motion picture partners to speak
Partners in the motion picture industry, Paul B. Heth and Shari E. Redstone, will speak on "Media in the New Global Marketplace" at the University of Tampa, 4 p.m. Monday in the Reeves Theater, 401 W Kennedy Blvd. Free. Open to the public. Limited seating. Call (813) 253-6232.
Free ballet class for adults starts Tuesday
The Patel Conservatory will offer a free ballet class for adults from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at 1010 N MacInnes Place. Based on beginning ballet, no experience necessary. To register, call (813) 222-6453.
Free yoga for cancer patients offered
St. Joseph's Hospital offers a "Restorative Yoga Cancer Program" with free yoga sessions twice a week for 10 weeks, noon to 1 p.m. starting Tuesday at St. Joseph's Hospital Medical Arts Building, Auditorium 2; 3001 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Space is limited. Registration required. Bring a yoga mat, water and towel. Call (813) 870-4747.
Carver City/Lincoln Gardens
Real estate investors discuss tax strategies
Al Aiello will talk about "Tax Reduction Strategies" at the Suncoast Real Estate Investors Association networking meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Double Tree Hotel, 4500 W Cypress St. Main event is at 7:30 p.m. Free to SREIA members and $20 for guests. Call (813) 287-1515.
Learn to landscape with ground covers
The Moonlight Garden Club will host guest speaker and master gardener Virginia Overstreet who will discuss how to landscape with ground covers at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Tampa Garden Club, 2629 Bayshore Blvd. Guest are welcome. Call (813) 870-0435.