Beginner boater safety classes scheduled
The Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer boating classes for beginners from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 16 and Aug. 20 at 6542 N U.S. 41. The cost is $40. For more information, call (813) 228-2189.
Chamber hosts networking event
A Straight Up Networking Luncheon will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at California Pizza Kitchen in Westfield Brandon.
The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce Leadership Brandon Alumni will host a networking social from 5:30 to 7 p.m. July 15 at Grill Smith, 459 Brandon Town Center Drive. For more information or to RSVP, call Crystal Colegrove at (813) 689-1221, ext. 8824, or e-mail ccolegrove@brandon chamber.com.
Nominees sought for Leadership Brandon
The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the Leadership Brandon Class of 2012, a community leadership development program that includes a series of seminars, tours and interactive presentations. The application is made through a nomination process. For additional information and a nomination form, visit brandonchamber.com or contact Crystal Colegrove at (813) 689-1221, ext. 8824.
Low-cost spay and neuter clinic offered
Feline Folks will conduct a low-cost spay and neuter clinic, Operation Feline Fix, for free-roaming cats on July 16 at CARE, 1528 27th St. SE. The cost is $10 per cat. Kittens must weigh 4 pounds and be at least 4 months old. Drop-off time is at 7:30 a.m. Pickup is at 2:30 p.m. Reservations are required. Call (813) 633-7302.
Stuffed animals get slumber party, stories
Children are invited to bring their stuffed animals to the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, at 5:30 p.m. today, leave them overnight, then return at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to pick them up and have story time. The event is free. For more information on library programs, call (813) 273-3652.
Job skills workshop at family support center
A free interactive job skills workshop is from 9 a.m. to noon July 18 and 20 at the South County Family Support and Resource Center, 3030 E College Ave. Registration is required. For information, call (813) 641-5600.
African Violet Society hosts open meeting
The Tampa African Violet Society will meet at 10 a.m. July 15 at the Seffner-Mango Library, 410 N Kingsway Road. The meeting includes a plant raffle. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call (813) 681-1910.
Four-session workshop on meditation is set
A four-session meditation workshop begins with a class from 4 to 6 p.m. July 16 at Mystikal Scents, 9545 E Fowler Ave. The remaining classes are July 30, Aug. 13 and Aug. 27. The cost is $15 per session and a one-time $10 supply fee. For more information, call (813) 986-3212.
Ceremony for fallen military personnel
A Field of Honor Ceremony honoring military men and women who lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan is at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rear Admiral Leroy Collins Jr. Veterans Museum, 3602 U.S. 301 in Tampa. For more information, call Walt Raysick at (813) 653-4924.