Sleep disorder program: People experiencing sleep issues such as insomnia, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and narcolepsy can attend Stop Snoring & Get Some Sleep, a free sleep disorder program offered by Tampa General Hospital, at 10 a.m. today at 740 S Village Circle. Robby Beauchamp, sleep disorders program coordinator, will answer questions and discuss treatment options. To register, call toll-free 1-800-822-3627 or go to tgh.org.
Art gallery reception: Art lovers of all ages are invited to attend a reception celebrating Viva Florida 500, a statewide initiative led by the Florida Department of State to highlight the 500 years of historic people, places and events in Florida since the arrival of Juan Ponce de León in 1513. The Kotler Art Gallery reception will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N Ashley Drive. The free event is part of American Artist Appreciation Month and will feature art from painters and watercolorists Keith Grayson, Jane Palmer, Diane Simon and Delia Senior and photographer Joseph Spoto. The exhibit runs until Sept. 30. Groups must register in advance. Call (813) 273-3652.
Childbirth refresher course: Expectant parents looking to refresh their birthing skills can take a review course from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Women's Hospital Pavilion, fourth floor, 3030 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Class topics include labor and delivery, relaxation and breathing techniques and pain management options. Prior childbirth or a Lamaze course is required for this one-session class. A tour of the facility is included. Please bring two pillows and a blanket or throw. The cost is $30.
Surf & Astro-Turf cooking class: Looking to improve your game in the kitchen in time for football season? Stop by the cafe at Whole Foods Market, 3802 Northdale Blvd., from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and learn how to create game-worthy recipes with Justin, the market's chef. Registration is required. The cost is $5.
Learn how to meditate and reduce stress: Hillsborough County residents 50 and older who are interested in learning how to reduce stress can attend a presentation at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Florida Community of Mindfulness, Seffner Senior Dining Center, 1209 S Kingsway Road, Seffner. Meditation facilitator Diane Powell will share tips on relaxation techniques and how to train the mind. Call Aging Services at (813) 272-6956 for more information.