Free lectures: Renowned historian Nell Irvin Painter gives two free talks in the next two weeks at the University of South Florida. At noon Tuesday in FAH 290 at the College of the Arts, the Edwards Professor Emerita of American History at Princeton University will discuss taking up the study of painting in the lecture, "What's It Like to Go from Scholarship to Visual Art?'' At 6 p.m. Feb. 26 in the Patel Center for Global Solutions, her topic is "Can A Black Scholar Write About White People?'' The lecture draws on her recent book, The History of White People, which was dubbed "monumental" in a New York Times review. A wine-and-cheese reception and book signing will follow. For more information and parking details, contact Liz Kicak at (813) 974-3657 or email@example.com.
Crime prevention: Learn how to take action against crime, including domestic and sexual violence, during a presentation from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Town 'N Country Regional Library, 7606 Paula Drive, suite 120. Registration is at 6 and the program, in Spanish and English, begins at 6:30. Refreshments will be provided, and music will be featured. RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call Carmen Montañez at (813) 900-5213 or (813) 417-2961.