Donations sought: The Ronald McDonald House of Tampa Bay will be at the Tampa Downtown Market collecting food items from their grocery list. Six items net you a free tote bag. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tampa Downtown Market, N Franklin Street between Kennedy Boulevard and Madison Street, Tampa. The grocery list is attampadowntownmarket.com.
Holiday in the Park: Take a trip on a hayride through a greeting card-lined lane, visit the nature center and take a look at the miniature holiday village, Friday and Saturday at Upper Tampa Bay Park. 6 to 9 p.m., 8001 Double Branch Road, Tampa, free. Call (813) 855-1765.
Volunteers needed: Metropolitan Ministries needs volunteers to staff its Holiday Center. Children must be at least 12 to volunteer without an adult. Call Jeremy Rodney at (813) 209-1237 or go tometromin.org/Volunteer.aspx.
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