Thrift and plant sale: St. Patrick Catholic Church will host its annual indoor thrift and plant sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 4518 S Manhattan Ave. Refreshments available. Call (813) 839-5337.
Constitution day luncheon: The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will host speaker Charles Organ, JROTC commander at Alonso High School, at 11 a.m. Saturday at Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club, 1601 S MacDill Ave. $20. Visit tampachapternsdar.org.
Camellia show: Tampa Bay Area Camellia Society will host a judged show where area camellia enthusiasts can enter their blooms (bring them between 7 and 9 a.m.) for prizes. The show opens to the public from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Tampa Woman's Club, 2901 Bayshore Blvd. Free. Call (813) 920-2987.
Honors symposia: Natasha Veltri, associate professor of information and technology management, and Michael Weeks, associate professor of management and senior associate director of the TECO Center for Leadership, will present, "Crowdsourcing Knowledge Creation." 4 p.m. Monday at Reeves Theater, Vaughn Center, University of Tampa, 401 W Kennedy Blvd. Free. Call (813) 257-3545.
Motherhood support group: The group provides new moms and moms of a growing family with a mom-friendly place to share and talk about everyday stress and adjusting new roles, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Women's Hospital Pavilion, 3030 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., fourth floor. Free. Call (813) 443-3078.
GED workshop: The Centre for Women will offer a series of free two-hour workshops to help women prepare to take the GED. This workshop will focus on social studies, at 11 a.m. Wednesday at 305 S Hyde Park Ave. Registration required. Call (813) 251-8437.
Vegan valentine: Enjoy a vegan four-course meal with appetizer, soup, entree and vegan cake, plus roses for the ladies and vegan wine, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Whole Foods Market, 1548 N Dale Mabry Highway. $20. Email [email protected]
Boards need people: Hillsborough County commissioners seek residents to serve on several volunteer citizen advisory boards and councils. Applications are due Feb. 21 and can be picked up on the second floor of the County Center, 601 E Kennedy Blvd. Call (813) 272-5826.
Tampa Zen Center, 8509 N 29th St., Tampa, offers traditional Soto Zen meditation and instruction every Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. Zen teachers from across the country give talks on Zen practice during the morning classes. For more information, visit tampazencenter.org.