Senior illness prevention program: Seniors interested in illness prevention can attend a free educational program at 10:30 a.m. today at the Oaks at Riverview, 101 E Kirby St. Hillsborough County Aging Services will present its monthlong program: The Importance of Hygiene, a guide to preventing the development and spread of infections and illness. Call (813) 272-6956 for more information.
Back-to-school family health fair: Bethel Church, 1510 W Hillsborough Ave., is hosting a free back-to-school family health fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The community event will offer free medical and fitness assessments, chair massages for adults and haircuts for children. Carnival games, crafts, face painting and free gift bags will also be part of the festivities. The first 50 students will receive a backpack filled with school supplies. Registration is not required. For more information, visit masterfitness connection-affiliate1.eventbrite.com.
Superheroes back-to-school event: What kind of superhero are you? Be a superhero and get ready for a new school year filled with adventure. Children ages 5 to 8 can celebrate going back to school from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Saturday in the children's area, 1 West, at the John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N Ashley Drive. Groups must register in advance. Call (813) 273-3652 for information.
Learn how to make a dry rub in 15 minutes: Whole Foods Markets' demo specialist Tim is ready to show you which spices to use and how to incorporate them into your next meal from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday at Whole Foods Market, 3802 Northdale Blvd. Tim will demonstrate how to put together a rub in 15 minutes that can be used for multiple dishes. Part of the Fast 15 series, the instructional demonstration is free and will take place throughout the store. No registration required.
Know your numbers health screening: Tampa General Hospital is hosting a free health screening from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday at 740 S Village Circle. The complimentary screening includes blood pressure, glucose, total cholesterol and body composition, and is a way to stay informed about your health. Test results are provided immediately using general, nonfasting ranges. No fasting or preparation is necessary. Registration is required and appointments are limited. To register, call toll-free 1-800-822-3627 or go to tgh.org.