Old Seminole Heights
Vigil for transgender victims
The Transgender Day of Remembrance memorializes those killed because of gender identity and expression. A vigil will be held 7 to 9 p.m. today at Metropolitan Community Church, 408 E Cayuga St. Call (727) 251-9483.
Community yard sale Saturday
U Stor U Lock is hosting a community yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 6207 W Hillsborough Ave. Open to the public, refreshments provided. Registration to sell required, tables not provided. U Stor U Lock will also collect blankets for the homeless community in Hillsborough County. Call (813) 884-0266.
Pancreatic cancer research
Dr. Jason B. Klapman is searching for 100 participants who are at high risk for the development of pancreatic cancer to participate in a research study at Moffitt Cancer Center. Interested participants need to call (813) 745-8358 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, for consultation.
Artist grants available
Applications and guidelines for the 2010 Individual Artist Grants are available. Grants are awarded to artists in performing, visual, literary, dance and music disciplines. Applicants must be 18 and must have been a legal resident of Hillsborough County for at least 24 consecutive months. Students pursuing any degree or full-time faculty members in higher education are not eligible. The maximum award is $1,000. The deadline is Dec. 4. For an application, visit www.tampaarts.com or call (813) 276-8250.
Lowry Park Central
River cleanup set Saturday
Pitch in a hand at the 22nd Annual Hillsborough River and Waterways Cleanup, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lowry Park boat ramp, 7525 N Boulevard. Open to the public. Cleanup supplies, breakfast and lunch provided. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and sun protection. Call (813) 221-8733.
Learn if your junk is a gem
The Henry B. Plant Museum is offering a chance to see whether there is treasure in your trash. Bring up to four items to Antique Evaluation Saturday and, for $5, find out what they're worth; 10 a.m. Saturday at the University of Tampa, Plant Hall music room, 401 W Kennedy Blvd. Proceeds benefit the Henry B. Plant Museum. Call (813) 258-7302.
Gallery talk by photographer
The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts presents a gallery talk with Tampa's 2004 Photographer Laureate and current exhibitor Suzanne Camp Crosby at 11 a.m. Saturday at 200 N Tampa St. Cost is $4 and free for members. Call (813) 221-2222.
Gandy/Sun Bay South
Boating skills course ongoing
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 79 offers a Boating Skills and Seamanship Program from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays at 5108 W Gandy Blvd. The $60 cost includes a textbook, a certificate and a wallet card. Those interested can begin any Wednesday and continue until the program, which is on a looping basis, is completed. For more information, call (813) 835-4118 or visit cgwebs.net/flotilla79.