Author will sign history book
The Tampa Bay History Center will present author John V. Cinchett, who will sign copies of his new book, Vintage Tampa Signs and Scenes, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at 801 Old Water St. Free. Call (813) 228-0097.
History center hosts lecture on judiciary
The Florida Conversations Series sponsored by the Tampa Bay History Center will host the lecture "What's All This Fuss About an Independent Florida Judiciary?" with author Martin Dyckman, former investigative reporter, editorial writer and columnist with the St. Petersburg Times, 3 p.m. Sunday at 801 Old Water St. Seating is limited. Reservations required. Call (813) 228-0097.
Carver City/Lincoln Gardens
Whole Foods to hold cake decorating event
Whole Foods Market will hold a free Father's Day cake decorating event for kids from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday at 1548 N Dale Mabry Highway. Cakes and decorations will be provided. Adults must accompany children 8 and younger. The class is limited to 20 people. Registration is required in the store exit lobby or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gandy/Sun Bay South
Iraq Moratorium plans to have Vigil for Peace
Honor the warrior, but not the war, from 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the northeast corner of Gandy Boulevard and Dale Mabry Highway as part of A Vigil for Peace held by the Iraq Moratorium. For more information, visit iraqmoratorium.com .
Hillsborough High class to mark 50 years
Hillsborough High School's Class of 1959 will have its 50th Class Reunion on June 27 at Saddlebrook Resort, 5700 Saddlebrook Way. The cost is $115 for advanced registration by Sunday. Walk-in registration is $135. Call (813) 333-6311 or visit www.choicereunions.com .
Museum lecture will focus on skin cancer
The Museum of Science and Industry and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center will offer the discussion "Sun Safety and Skin Cancer Awareness" with Dr. Jonathan Zagar as part of a free educational lecture series this summer, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, at the museum, 4801 E Fowler Ave. Those who attend will receive a discount to the Body Worlds exhibit. Call (813) 745-1505.
Speakers will discuss export-import at USF
Leaders from the export community will host the Export-Import Symposium 2009 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the University of South Florida Marshall Center, 4202 E Fowler Ave. The event includes networking, and various presentations with panel speakers discussing the experiences, successes and challenges of exporting. Advance tickets are $35 and $40 at the door. Corporate packages are available. Call (813) 333-9331.
June poetry meeting is set for Thursday
The Tampa Writers Alliance will host its monthly poetry meeting 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Barnes and Noble, 11802 N Dale Mabry. Prospective members and guests of members are welcome to attend and read. Call (813) 662-1615.
Special phones free for hearing impaired
The Deaf and Hearing Connection for Tampa Bay Inc. offers specialized telephones and ring signaling devices free to Florida residents. Equipment is available by appointment or application. For an appointment, call (727) 399-9983. For applications, visit www.ftri.org or call 1-800-222-3448 or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
Hyde Park North
Art center will host trading card exhibition
The Old Hyde Park Art Center will host the Artist Trading Cards Exhibition on July 9. The submission deadline for the show is June 26. All media forms, sized 2.5 by 3.5 inches on sturdy paper, will be accepted. Original work only. Contact information needs to be on the back of cards. The entry fee is $2 for three cards. First place will be awarded 50 percent of collected fees, second place will receive 30 percent and third place will be awarded 20 percent. Submissions can be dropped off or mailed to TRA, ATC Show, attention Brigitte, 705 Swann Ave., 33606, with a SASE included. Call (813) 661-0280 or e-mail email@example.com.