Volunteer for homeless count: The Homeless Coalition of Hillsborough County will coordinate a homeless count and survey from 4 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Thursday. More than 500 volunteers will be needed, including 70 to answer calls at the phone bank. All volunteers will need to attend a training session the day before. New socks and rain ponchos are needed to hand out to the homeless during the count. Donations can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today at 1414 N Marion St. Financial donations for items also accepted. To volunteer, call (813) 223-6115 or visit homelessofhc.org.
Artists can apply for grants: Local artists can obtain $2,000 grants from the Arts Council of Hillsborough County. Seven grants are available for 2013. Artists' projects must further their professional development. The projects must be outlined in the grant applications and take place during the grant period of March 1 to Sept. 30. Application deadline is today. Email [email protected] or visit tampaarts.com.
Craigslist and eBay: Get a hands-on guide to two of the most popular websites on the Internet, 10:30 a.m. Saturday at John F. Germany Library, 900 N Ashley Drive. Mouse and keyboard skills preferred. Free. Call (813) 273-3652.
Espresso yourself: Create works of arts using coffee, tea and other beverages as a medium to produce watercolor-like effects on paper, 4 p.m. Saturday at C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library, 2607 E Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Free. For adults. Call (813) 273-3652.
Civil rights discussion and reception: The library will host a panel discussion on the life and death of Florida civil rights leader Harry T. Moore. The panel will feature Moore's daughter and his biographer. A reception will follow the talk. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N Ashley Drive. Free. Call (813) 273-3652.
Vegan baking 101: Whole Foods Market will offer a vegan cooking class with a focus on desserts, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at 1548 N Dale Mabry Highway. Free. To register, email [email protected]
Players needed: Softball players ages 49 and older can sign up for a year-round travel team. The cost is $20 a month. For more information, call Stephen at (813) 765-3822 or send an email to [email protected]