Carver City/Lincoln Gardens
Create tasty treats without cooking
Learn how to create delicious raw treats and snacks for family and friends with the "Raw Food Fairy" class led by Lindajoy Rose, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Whole Foods Market, 1548 N Dale Mabry Highway. Class size is limited. Registration is required. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the store lobby.
Meet author Ayers, who writes on history
The Tampa Bay History Center presents local author Wayne Ayers, who will sign copies of his books, Florida's Grand Hotels from the Gilded Age, St. Petersburg: The Sunshine City and Tampa Bay Beaches Then and Now, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at 801 Old Water St. Call (813) 228-0097.
Free 'Rock Encounter' concert is Saturday
The Patel Conservatory will offer "Rock Encounter," a free concert for aspiring musicians of all abilities, from Grade 5 through adulthood, 1 p.m. Saturday in the TECO Theater of the Conservatory, 1010 N MacInnes Place. Registration is required. Call (813) 222-6453.
Beauty sessions give lift to cancer patients
St. Joseph's Hospital will offer two free American Cancer Society support programs for women before, during and after cancer treatment to teach them beauty techniques, from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at St. Joseph's Hospital Cancer Institute, first-floor conference room, 3001 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Registration required; makeup is ordered specifically for participants based on skin type. Call (813) 870-4123.
Rays founder Naimoli to sign books at UT
Vince Naimoli, chairman emeritus and founder of the Tampa Bay Rays, will sign copies of his new autobiography Business, Baseball & Beyond, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the University of Tampa bookstore on the first floor of the Vaughn Center, 401 W Kennedy Blvd. Call (813) 253-6232.
2010 film contest now accepting submissions
The Hillsborough Community College Ybor Festival of the Moving Image is now accepting submissions for its 2010 contest. Cash prizes will be awarded in three categories to Florida filmmakers for films made between 2008 and 2010. All genres and run times are eligible. Submission deadline is Jan. 12. For requirements, fees and information, visit yborfilmfestival.com.
$1,500 tax grant available to troops
Hillsborough County reminds military members that they could receive up to a $1,500 grant to pay for property taxes on their Hillsborough County homesteaded home if they were deployed to a combat zone for more than 45 days in a calendar year. For information, call (813) 975-2181 or visit hillsborough county.org/veteransaffairs.