Grind wheat like a pioneer: Learn about grinding wheat and other grains, as pioneer breadmakers did, in a class led by a park ranger at 10 a.m. and again at noon Saturday and Sunday at Lettuce Lake Park, 6920 E Fletcher Ave. (Meet inside the visitor center.) The cost is $5 per child and one adult; $2 per vehicle up to eight people per car park entry fee. Participation is open to all ages. Large groups, such as homeschools, Scouts and birthday parties, should preregister. To get more information or to register, email Diana Kyle at email@example.com with date, time and names of those attending, or contact Lettuce Lake Park at (813) 987-6204.
Be a health-conscious meat-eater: Healthy Eating Specialist Curtis Whitwam will be at Whole Foods Market, 1548 N Dale Mabry Highway, today from 7 to 8 p.m. to discuss how to incorporate meat into a healthy diet. Participants will learn how to create lean and simple recipes based on Whole Foods Market's Animal Welfare Standard, a rating system created to inform consumers how animals were raised for the meat they purchase. Register for this free event near the exit lobby or email Curtis.Whitwam@wholefoods.com.
Free child care provider training: Hillsborough County Extension Service and the University of Florida are conducting free training for licensed child care providers in Hillsborough. Attend Thursday's workshop, Avoid Behavior Problems: Teach Self-Control, from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. and learn classroom ideas for teaching preschool children about self-control. Participants can receive CEUs from the University of Florida. Hillsborough County Extension Office, 5339 County Road 579, Seffner. Call (813) 744-5519, ext. 54140, for information.