Events for lovers of dogs, cats and marine creatures
Run With the Big Dogs: Poker walk and run with live music by the Edisons, professional photos, breakfast and many vendors. Also 50/50 drawing. Best hand pays $250. Proceeds benefit the Greyhound Pets of America, a rescue group that places retired racing dogs. 10 a.m. today. Quaker Steak and Lube, 10400 49th St. N, Pinellas Park. $10 per hand or three for $20. Call (727) 585-0201 or visit www.pinellaslube.com.
TICA All-Breed Championship Cat Show: The show, hosted by Skyway Cat Club of Tampa Bay, includes Bengals, hairless Sphynx, Himalayan, Persian, Maine coons and more. Also, vendors of cat-related supplies and kittens are available. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today. Minnreg Building , 6340 126th Ave., Largo. $6, $3 children; 5 and younger free. Call (727) 867-7328.
MarineQuest: The annual family-friendly open house at Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute has science-related exhibits and activities for adults and kids. Visitors can handle animals in the touch tank, create "fish prints" (gyotaku), make marine-related origami, and get their faces painted. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, 100 Eighth Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. Free. Call (727) 896-8626.