Learn if there's a gem among your old stuff
The Henry B. Plant Museum is offering a chance to see whether there is treasure in your trash. Bring up to four items to Antique Evaluation Saturday and, for $5 each, find out what they're worth; 10 a.m. Saturday at the University of Tampa, Plant Hall music room, 401 W Kennedy Blvd. Proceeds benefit the Henry B. Plant Museum. Call (813) 258-7302.
Training offered for homeowners boards
Hillsborough County's Office of Neighborhood Relations is offering free training to help homeowners association board members become knowledgeable leaders and build strong communities, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at County Center, 601 E Kennedy Blvd. Free. Call (813) 272-5860.
Book signing to follow buffet, discussion
Gene Baur, Farm Sanctuary president and author of the best seller Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food, will speak at this benefit engagement with a light buffet, dessert and a book signing after the discussion. From 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Grass Root Organic Restaurant, 4334 S Manhattan Ave. $20. Call (813) 221-7668.
Comments sought on judicial applicants
The 13th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is seeking comments from the public and members of the bench and bar about the qualifications of these applicants for one Hillsborough County Court judicial vacancy: Lawrence Anzalone, Robert Bauman, Sarah Finnegan, Gina Girardot, Jack Gutman, Matthew Jowanna, Laurel Moore Lee, Troy Lovell, Judge Matthew Lucas, Joseph Ludovici, Judge Nick Nazaretian, Kimberly Potter, Ryan Rodems, Michael Schmid, Kim Seace, Christopher Shulman, Mary Lou Cuellar-Stilo, Rick Terrana, John Terry, Kimberly Thresher, Wesley Tibbals, Mario Torres, Judge Richard Weis. Send comments by Oct. 17 to Edward W. Gerecke, Chairman, Judicial Nominating Commission, 4221 W Boy Scout Blvd., Suite 1000, Suite 1900, Tampa, FL 33607.
Donate paperbacks to our troops overseas
During October, the New Tampa Junior Woman's Club is collecting paperback books to send to the troops overseas. Books on religion, the apocalypse or pornography will not be accepted. Donations can be made for postage as well. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.