Pond construction tips free at Pondscapes
Pondscapes will offer a free class on pond construction at its South Tampa store, 4213 S Manhattan Ave., at 9 a.m. Saturday. You'll get tips on the basics of garden waterscapes, such as building waterfalls. Call (813) 839-8062.
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Guide will give visual tour of Everglades
Explore a visual journey of the Everglades with tour guide and retired senior forest ranger Wendell Vaught, 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, at Whole Foods, 1548 N Dale Mabry Highway. Vaught will share tips from kayaking to photographing. The event is free with advance registration; $5 for walk-ins. To register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women's Club to host charity fashion show
The Tampa Women's Club will present its annual Lifepath Hospice Thrift Store Fashion Show and Tea, 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, at Canterbury Towers, 3501 Bayshore Blvd. The cost is $10. Proceeds benefit Project Athena, a shelter for homeless women who are veterans. Call (813) 835-7320.
Bakery plans to host a chocolate design class
Let Them Eat Cake sponsors a chocolate sculpting class from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the bakery, 3805 S West Shore Blvd. Chef Jason will show participants how to use the ubiquitous food as a design medium. The class is $45. Call (813) 480-5466.
Rescue hopes to see 1,000th beagle adopted
The Tampa Bay Beagle Rescue will hold an adoption event Saturday, but with a special distinction: The organization hopes to have its 1,000th beagle adopted.
When the organization started in 2003, president Jack Novoselski said it averaged about 50 adoptions a year. The organization kept growing, and last year 307 beagles were adopted. Early this week, the organization was one beagle away from 1,000 adoptions. The adoption meet-up takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Al Lopez Park, 4810 N Himes Ave. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Web site at tampabaybeaglerescue.org.
Free Medicare seminar will be held Tuesday
Do you have questions about Medicare? When to join, what plans you need? The West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging will present the free seminar "65 Birthday Party" for people turning 65 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Grand Court Senior Living, 4902 Bayshore Blvd. A light lunch and cake will be served. Reservations preferred. Please use off-site parking. Call (813) 835-4475.
Hospital to host class on healthy pregnancy
St. Joseph's Hospital will host the class "How to Have a Healthy Pregnancy," covering topics of prenatal care, food, discomfort and warning signs, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, at St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, 3030 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Classroom 2. Call (813) 554-8216.
Disability Awareness Expo set for Saturday
The Hillsborough County Alliance for Citizens with Disabilities will host the annual Disability Awareness Expo, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, at the Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave. The expo theme is "Building Minds, Building Bodies, Building Communities" and will feature exhibits, demonstrations and performances. Free. For information, call (813) 276-2742.
Acrylic painting class is planned for Fridays
The Life Enrichment Center will offer the six-week course "Acrylic Painting: Landscapes and More" from 1 to 3 p.m. on Fridays beginning July 31 at 9704 N Blvd. The class is open to adults at all levels. The cost is $75. Class size is limited; advance registration required. Call (813) 932-0241.