Nature Auction and Frolic with Frogs: Learn about the variety of frogs found in our area. Learn to recognize their calls, then try to identify them during a frog and nature walk. Silent and live auctions for animal-related products precedes the frog identification and walk. Flashlights required. No admission charge; $2 per car to park. Today 6 p.m.-8:15 p.m., Lake Park and Dog Park, 17302 N Dale Mabry Highway, Lutz. (813) 310-7676.
Tampa Bay Camera Club: Join other photography enthusiasts during a monthly meeting and competition. The group meets on the third and fourth Friday of each month. Contests are on the third week and help to encourage friendly competition and improve skills. The fourth week is reserved for education. 6:30 p.m. Today. No charge to attend meetings; to become a member, annual dues are $35. theROSTICKgroup Photography Studio, 4410 W Hillsborough Ave., (813) 792-0495. tampabaycameraclub.com.
Homebuyer education workshop: If you've been dreaming of owning your own home, this program takes you through the process of making it a reality. Sponsored by CredAbility U. Free. Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Consumer Credit Counseling Services, 5421 Beaumont Center Blvd. Toll-free, 1-800-251-2227.
Senior safety symposium: Seniors can get information and tips about how to avoid scams and dangers at the "Crime Prevention and Personal Safety" symposium. The event includes safety presentations and free helmets and safety vests. Free. Saturday 10 a.m.-noon, Aston Gardens at Tampa Bay, 12951 W Linebaugh Ave.
Water ski show series: This week features "Guys vs. Gals." Enjoy watching the 2010 Southern regional champion water ski team perform for free each Saturday. Each show has a different theme. Free. Saturday 6 p.m., Tampa Bay Water Ski Show Team, 130 Burbank Road, Oldsmar. (813) 917-8354.
Sensual Side of Foods: This chef lecture series is for adults over age 21. Last Saturday of each month. $20, includes food. Saturday 10 p.m., Urban Culinary Cuisine, 10016 Cross Creek Blvd. 813-994-3800.
Miss Heart of America Pageant benefitting Feeding America Tampa Bay: The pageant is a food drive and Miss Heart contestants are required to bring a minimum of 10 nonperishable food items. The Queen of Hearts title is given to the contestant who brings in the most food items. The pageant is open to all ages with winners in different age groups. Pageant attire is not required. Register at missheartofamerica.com. 2 p.m. Sunday. $35 entry fee, plus nonperishable items. Holiday Inn Express, 4732 N Dale Mabry. (813) 877-6061.
Grief support group — Citrus Park: "New Beginnings" is an eight-week grief support group with 90-minute sessions. 3-4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Free. Weinberg Village, 13005 Community Campus Drive, Tampa. Contact Diane Schnelly (813) 877-2200 ext. 10609.
Restorative yoga cancer program: Program will help alleviate the psychological and physical side effects during and after cancer treatments. Call to register. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday. Free. St. Joseph's Hospital's Medical Arts Building, 3001 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tampa. (813) 443-3078.
Tampa Writers Alliance — Poetry: The poetry group within the Writers Alliance meets on the fourth Thursday of every month to discuss and share works. Prospective members can sit in. 7-9 p.m. Thursday. $35 per year. Barnes & Noble Carrollwood, 11802 N Dale Mabry Highway, (813) 932-6902. (813) 962-6446. tampawriters.org.
Bruce Mau live: Designer and author Bruce Mau will talk about his latest book The Third Teacher: 79 Ways You Can Transform Teaching and Learning. Reception and book signing. 7 p.m. Thursday. Free. University of South Florida Theater I, 4202 E Fowler Ave.
Gastric band and bypass info: Designed for those who have been unsuccessful at diet and exercise programs and have obesity-related health conditions. Includes information about weight-loss surgery. Call to register. 7:15-8:30 p.m. Thursday. Free. St. Joseph's Hospital's Medical Arts Building auditorium, 3001 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (813) 443-3078.