Call for vendors: The Museum of Science and Industry will hold the inaugural "Idea Faire" in November and needs businesses, groups, educational institutions, makers, innovators and clubs to showcase their ideas and products. Free to exhibitors, $50 for vendors. Applications available at mosi.org or by calling (813) 987-6030. The deadline is today.
Buddy Baseball: A noncompetitive league in which young people age 8-22 with special needs are paired with a buddy is accepting online registration for its upcoming season. The league fosters friendships and breaks down barriers. Registration, online at buddybaseball.org, is open through today. The season will have games on Saturdays from Sept. 29 to Nov. 10 at the Temple Terrace Family Recreation Complex softball fields. Buddies must be age 10-18. Registration fees are $30 for players with special needs, $15 for buddies and no charge for coaches. Scholarships are available. For more information, contact Russ Oberbroeckling, (813) 416-5742 or [email protected]
Real estate resource: The Suncoast Real Estate Investor's Association will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Ramada Tampa Westshore Inn, 1200 N West Shore Blvd. Networking, informational sessions and vendors from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The program is at 7:30 p.m. Free for members, $20 for guests. For information, call (813) 287-1515.
Cloud computing: Learn how to access files remotely by storing them on one of many cloud storage websites available, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at John F. Germany Library, 900 N Ashley Drive. Basic mouse and keyboard skills recommended. Free. Call (813) 273-3652.
Better Breathers support group: Memorial Hospital of Tampa will host a Better Breathers Club support group from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at 2901 Swann Ave. in Classroom 109-B. The support group is for anyone with chronic pulmonary disease. Friends and family welcome. Light lunch served. To RSVP, call (813) 342-1313.
Honors symposia series: Scott Paine, University of Tampa associate professor of communication and government and world affairs, will discuss "Revolutionary, or Just Revolting? Protests at Political Conventions." 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Reeves Theater of Vaughn Center at University of Tampa, 401 W Kennedy Blvd. Free. Call (813) 257-3545.
Skin condition discussion: Join an informative discussion about the causes, symptoms and treatments available for common skin conditions, 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Tampa General Hospital Community Health Education Center, 740 S Village Circle. Free. Check in at 6 p.m. Call toll-free 1-800-822-3627.
Boards need members: Hillsborough County commissioners seek residents to serve on several volunteer advisory boards and councils. Applications are due Sept. 13 and can be picked up at the County Center, 601 E Kennedy Blvd. Call (813) 272-5826.
Event planners: Please send details of your parties, galas, fashion shows and charity benefits, including the sponsoring organization, date, time, venue (with street address), admission price and publishable contact information for the Tampa Bay Times 2012-2013 Hillsborough County Social Calendar. Please send to [email protected] (subject line: 2012-13 SOCIAL CALENDAR). Deadline for submissions is Sept. 7.