Classes offered for parents of newborns
MomCare will offer 30-minute classes on childbirth, caring for newborns, stretching and relaxation and a boot camp for new dads at the Childbirth Mini Conference, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Sound Advice Plaza Suite C, 1102 E Fowler Ave. Includes lunch, free mommy and belly portraits and bilingual classes. Free. Call (813) 356-1293 ext. 249 or visit babybungalow.org.
Assisting the disabled is topic of program
From artistic performances by musical sign language interpreters and dancers to displays of the latest in disability assistive technology, the University of South Florida hosts "Accessi-BULL: Showcasing Abilities," 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday in rooms 2708 and 2709 in the Marshall Student Center, 4202 E Fowler Ave. Free. Open to the public. Call (813) 974-8616.
USF institute sponsors HIV/AIDS cure walk
The University of South Florida Institute on Black Life hosts its first HIV/AIDS Walk, "Walking for the Cure" on Dec. 12. The registration deadline is Oct. 30. Cost is $25 for adults, $10 for students and $5 for children 16 years and younger. Funds will support graduate students' research of HIV/AIDS. Call Clara at (813) 974-9387.
Browse and buy at Saturday yard sale
Bayside West Neighborhood Association is having its third annual neighborhood yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the homes within the boundaries of W Euclid and S Manhattan avenues, Gandy Boulevard and Tampa Bay. Call (813) 507-9664.
'Bay to Bay Stroll' an opportunity to shop
Be outdoors while getting some pre-holiday shopping done at the first "Bay to Bay Stroll" with more than 30 vendors from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 4220 W Bay to Bay Blvd. A percentage of sales benefit the Humane Society of Tampa Bay and the Children's Home. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshop on short film contest Sunday
The Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival offers a workshop for its short film contest at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Tampa Jewish Community Center, 13009 Community Campus Drive. Videos can be up to five minutes long and filmmakers do not have to be Jewish to participate. Entries are accepted until Dec. 31. Call (813) 769-4703 or visit tbjff.org.
Lecture will explain details of Medicare D
The Area Agency on Aging and Serving Health Insurance Needs of Others will present the lecture "Medicare Part D 2009" at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Grand Court Senior Living, 4902 Bayshore Blvd. The free discussion will focus on selecting a plan, changes in the program since last year and how to get free assistance. A light lunch will be served. Reservations preferred. Use off-site parking at Kojak's BBQ on Gandy Boulevard and Elberon Street. Call (813) 835-4475.
• There is also a Family Caregiver Support Group from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Grand Court Senior Living, 4902 Bayshore Blvd. The group is for friends and family caring for a loved one. A light lunch will be served. Reservations are preferred. (813) 835-4475.
'Understanding Autism' free talk at hospital
St. Joseph's Hospital presents the free discussion "Understanding Autism," from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at its Medical Arts Building Auditorium, 3001 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Free. To register, call (813) 870-4747.
For parents only: 'Talk to your kids about sex'
A discussion designed to help make tough moments in parenting easier, "Talk to Your Kids About Sex" provides parents with information, tips and guidelines to help their children make educated decisions, 6 p.m. Thursday at 740 S Village Circle. For parents only. Check-in is at 6 p.m. To register, call toll-free, 1-800-822-3627 or visit tgh.org.
Van Gogh author to sign books at Inkwood
Author Sheramy Bundrick will discuss and sign Sunflowers, her historical novel about the final two years of Vincent Van Gogh's life in Arles, 7 p.m. Thursday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave. Free. Call (813) 253-2638.
Gandy/ Sun Bay South
Course on boating, seamanship offered
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 79 offers a Boating Skills and Seamanship course from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays at 5108 W Gandy Blvd. The $60 cost includes a textbook, a certificate, a wallet card and a one-year membership. Call (813) 835-4118 or visit cgwebs.net/flotilla79.