Fun day: MaKayla's Hands On Horses family fun day for pediatric cancer patients, survivors and their families is set for 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Quantum Leap Farm, 10401 Woodstock Road, Odessa. Pony rides, pony painting, games, equestrian arts and crafts and other activities are planned for this event, held in partnership with 1Voice Foundation. For more information, call (813)920-9250.
Poet appearance: Renowed poet and memoirist Li-Young Lee will read from his work at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Patel Center Auditorium on the University of South Florida campus. Lee, author of four critically acclaimed books of poetry and recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Lannan Foundation and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, will also present awards in the USF Humanities Institute poetry competition to USF and area high school students in this free event. Lee will return to Patel at 6 p.m. on April 3 for a question and answer session moderated by Liz Kicak, assistant director of the institute.
For more information and parking details, contact Kicak at (813) 974 3657 or [email protected], or visit the Humanities Institute webpage: humanities-institute.usf.edu.
Book signing: Louis Anthony "Cousin Vinny'' Agnello, the former "stripper king'' of New York, who gained notoriety for sending a stripper to a high school party, is scheduled to sign copies of his spiritual book, The Devil's Glove, from 7 to 9 p.m. April 10 at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave. Agnello is a Sun City Center resident.
Community-wide yard and bake sale: Rent a space and sell your own treasures or come to shop for bargains, enjoy homebaked good and select plants on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tampa Palms Women's Club, 16101 Compton Drive. For more information, call Elvea Kelly at (813) 615-9600 or visit tampapalmswomensclub.com.