To help a bird in distress, don't just wing it
The Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary will offer a workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday on how to help a wild bird if it is injured, hooked or entangled in fishing lines. The workshop will be presented by Barbara Suto, the sanctuary's avian hospital administrator. Meet on the beach deck at the sanctuary, 18328 Gulf Blvd. For information call (727) 391-6211 or visit seabirdsanctuary.com.
Historian to explore Civil War dynamics
USF St. Petersburg will hold a public lecture Tuesday with historian James O. Horton of George Washington University. He will explore issues of slavery and race in the lead-up to the Civil War and examine the relationship between Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. For information, call (727) 873-2005.
God bless all the deserving beasts
Good Samaritan Church, at 6085 Park Blvd., will host a blessing of the animals from 4 to 6 p.m. today. The Pinellas Park mounted police, the SPCA Tampa Bay and DART teams, and a family dog trainer will be there. The SPCA will collect donations of towels, sheets, Iams cat or dog food, and toys. Call (727) 544-8558 or go to goodsam-church.org.
Feeling grief? Find relief with group
Lake Seminole Presbyterian Church, at 8505 113th St., will host a grief support group conducted by hospice from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 10. To sign up, call (727) 391-5509 or hospice at (727) 523-2145.