Outdoors editor to discuss latest book
St. Petersburg Times Outdoors editor and author Terry Tomalin will discuss his latest book, Everyday Adventures, an anecdotal travel guide that details 80 adventures and gives Tomalin's inside scoop to his approach, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Friday at Book Bank, 13002 Seminole Blvd. Topics range from serene fishing for snook to new sports such as stand-up paddle boarding. Free. For information call (727) 893-8808.
Food editor to talk about her cookie book
St. Petersburg Times Food and Travel editor and author Janet Keeler will discuss her book Cookielicious! from 2 to 3:30 Friday at Book Bank, 13002 Seminole Blvd. Most recipes in Cookielicious! came from the recipe boxes of Times readers. She explains how she tinkered with a few and renamed others to better describe the goodness that awaits. Free. For information call (727) 893-8586.
Driver improvement program for seniors
AAA St. Petersburg, 800 Second Ave. S, is offering its driver improvement program, designed to help senior drivers be safer while staying behind the wheel longer. The course is intended to reduce risk and focus on high-risk situations drivers face every day. The program, to be held from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 29 and 30, was created for drivers 55 and older and delivers tips and techniques to help experienced drivers compensate for changing vision, reflexes and response time; understand how prescription medications may affect driving; and drive defensively in a variety of situations. Some insurance providers may also offer a reduction in premiums for drivers who successfully complete this course.
For information call (727) 826-3600.
Free Thanksgiving buffet for the needy
The People That Love Church and Mission, 817 Fifth Ave. N, is hosting a Thanksgiving buffet at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. All food is fresh and home cooked for a free traditional meal to anyone in need. For information visit peoplethatlove.com.
Free open house dinner available on Thursday
Enjoy an open house style dinner from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday at Pilgrim Church in the fellowship hall, 6315 Central Ave. Guests may arrive any time between noon and 4 p.m. There is no RSVP required and there are no eligibility requirements. Free entertainment will be provided by Mike Balistierri. For information call (727) 347-1226.
Free Thanksgiving meal set for 1 p.m. Thursday
Suncoast Haven of Rest Rescue Mission, 5625 Park Blvd., is hosting a free Thanksgiving meal beginning at 1 p.m. on Thursday. There will be fun and food for all men, women and children. For information call (727) 545-8282.