Today's 2-mile walk starts at Gaslight Park
Join "Do the LOCAL Motion" at noon today for a 2-mile walk beginning at Lykes Gaslight Park on the corner of Kennedy Boulevard and Madison Street. Sponsored by Tampa Downtown Partnership. Call (813) 226-3686.
Luncheon fundraiser for Second Harvest
America's Second Harvest of Tampa Bay hosts its annual "Empty Bowls Thanksgiving Luncheon," from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Lykes Gaslight Park on the corner of Kennedy Boulevard and Madison Street. For $10, each attendee receives a modest lunch, small handcrafted bowl by local schoolchildren and donates to the mission. Mayor Pam Iorio will speak during the event. Call (813( 254-1190.
Event to raise money for volunteer group
Volunteers of America of Florida will hold its eighth annual fundraising event from 7 to 10 p.m. today at TPepin's Hospitality Centre, 4121 N 50th St. The event includes a buffet, silent auction, live music and dancing. Tickets are $60 and benefit Volunteers of America. Call (813) 321-6945.
Woman's Club thrift sale set for Saturday
The Tampa Woman's Club will host a thrift sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 2901 Bayshore Blvd. Sale items will include household goods, appliances, clothing, toys and baked goods. Sales benefit the club's maintenance fund. Call (813) 839-7457.
Girl Scouts session targets online dangers
The Girl Scouts of West Central Florida present the training session "Digital Danger," from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at 5002 W Lemon St. The training covers online safety issues including sexting, cyberbullying, social networking sites and ways to protect children from digital dangers. Cost is $17, or $5 for Girl Scout members. Register at gswcf.org.
Apply now to serve on advisory boards
Hillsborough county commissioners are seeking residents to volunteer their service on several citizen advisory boards and councils. The application deadline is Thursday. To apply, call (813) 272-5826, visit the second floor of the County Center, 601 E Kennedy Blvd. or hillsboroughcounty.org.
VisionWalk to assist in fight against blindness
The Foundation Fighting Blindness hosts its second annual VisionWalk at 10 a.m. Sunday at Al Lopez Park, 4810 N Himes Ave. Registration is at 9 a.m. To participate or to be a sponsor, call (866) 782-7330.
Birds' exposure to brevetoxin is topic
The Dale Mabry Campus Math and Sciences Division of Hillsborough Community College will present the seminar "Trophic transfer and body burdens of brevetoxin in sea and shore birds," with Gabriel A. Vargo from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Sciences Building, Room DSCS220, 4001 W Tampa Bay Blvd. Free. Call (813) 253-7158.
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Gardening clinic to look at topiary design
The Hillsborough County Extension offers the discussion on topiary design as a part of its master gardener plant clinics, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Charles Fendig Library, 3909 W Neptune St. Open to the public. Call (813) 273-3652.
Type 1 diabetes class at children's hospital
St. Joseph's Children's Hospital presents "Type 1 Diabetes Education Class" from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Hospital Healthline Building, 3005 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Registration requires a doctor's prescription and insurance information. Call (813) 870-4585.
Women's finance summit to hear Iorio
The Tampa Bay Chapter of the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting will host its second annual Women of ALPFA summit "Branding: Creating an Image for Success," 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Columbia Restaurant, 2117 E Seventh Ave. Mayor Pam Iorio will be the keynote speaker. Tickets are $30 for professionals, $20 for students and $15 for ALPFA members. To register, e-mail email@example.com.
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Whole Foods offers seminar on cheese
Whole Foods Market will host "Exploring the World of Surface Ripened, Soft Ripened and Washed Rind Cheese," 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at 1548 N Dale Mabry Highway. Free. The class is limited to 40 people. Register at the store or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discussion scheduled on Medicare Part D
The Area Agency on Aging and Serving Health Insurance Needs of Others will host the discussion "Open Enrollment for Medicare Part D-Prescription Plans," from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday at Grand Court Senior Living, 4902 Bayshore Blvd. Reservations preferred. Call (813) 835-4475.
'Florida Cowboys' author to sign books
Meet Carlton Ward Jr. as he discusses and signs Florida Cowboys: Keepers of the Last Frontier, 7 p.m. Thursday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave. Free. Call (813) 253-2638.