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Hillsborough events include a holiday bazaar in Ybor City on Nov. 19

Drew Park

Two-hour self-defense class for women

Florida Aikido Center will offer a two-hour seminar to teach practical self-defense skills to women of all ages, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. today at 4405 W South Ave. $30 per class, per person. The Florida Aikido Center seminar is part of a seven-month series, classes can be taken individually. For more information about the self-defense series, visit


Ron Tanner book signing at Inkwood

Author Ron Tanner reads from and signs his book Kiss Me, Stranger, a creative blend of dark dystopia and light humor for all ages, 6 p.m. today at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave. Free. Call (813) 253-2638.

Ballast Point

Dog wash benefits Humane Society

Bring your four-legged friend to a charity dog wash, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Grand Court Tampa, 4902 Bayshore Blvd. Donations benefit the Tampa Bay Humane Society. Refreshments and washing supplies provided. Call (813) 835-4475.

West Riverfront

Have some antiques? Get them evaluated

The University of Tampa's Henry B. Plant Museum will host an antiques evaluation for the public at 10 a.m. Saturday at 401 W Kennedy Blvd. Evaluations are $5 each, with a limit of four items. Call (813) 258-7302.

Historic ybor

Holiday bazaar offers a full lineup of fun

Help support local businesses with a holiday bazaar that will feature live music, kids' programs and an open-air market, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Roosevelt 2.0, 1812 N 15th St. Free. Call (813) 248-1904.

Gandy/Sun Bay South

Learn to grow edible gifts on a budget

Give holiday gifts for the cooks and gardeners on your list without breaking your budget, as John Starnes shares tips for thrifty but thoughtful holiday cheer, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Garden Classroom, 3212 W Paxton Ave. $20. Call (813) 839-0881.


Kids, a winning essay wins you a computer

Local dentist Dr. Randall Diez will give away a new computer to a local youth age 18 and younger through the "Good Deed Contest." Children must submit an essay about a deed they have accomplished by Sunday. Go to and click on "GDC-Enroll Here." Call (813) 960-5869.

Share old photos for a visual installation

University of South Florida visiting artist Jason Lazarus is creating photographic installations and will gladly pick up old photographs you no longer want or may want to share, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Submissions may include photos of friends, family, pets, places or objects. The original images will be exhibited in installations by Lazarus internationally. To schedule a pickup of photos in your home, email or call (312) 953-2885.

A full slate and plate at veterans barbecue

Meet local veterans during a community barbecue with all the trimmings, music and games, from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Liberty Manor for Veterans, 10015 N Ninth St. Free. Call (813) 352-7856.

Hillsborough events include a holiday bazaar in Ybor City on Nov. 19 11/17/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 5:35pm]
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