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 www.flaikidocenter.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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 cosmeticdentisttampafl.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.