Halloween bedtime stories: Children can come dressed in their pajamas (or a costume) and bring a blanket and toy for stories, songs and activities during a 30-minute program, 6:30 p.m. Monday at North Tampa Branch Library, 8916 N Boulevard. Candy will be available. For children of all ages. Free. Call (813) 273-3652.
Cancer exercise program: The class incorporates low-impact cardiovascular training, strength, balance, coordination and flexibility exercises under supervision of a certified cancer exercise trainer. 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Hospital, Medical Arts Building, 3001 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Free. To register, call (813) 443-3078.
Honors symposia: David Johnson, associate professor of history at the University of South Florida, will talk on "The Lavender Scare and the Origins of the Gay Revolution," 7 p.m. Thursday at the University of South Florida, Library AV2, 4202 E Fowler Ave. Free. Call (813) 257-3545.
Natives in Florida talk: Philip Levy, University of South Florida history professor, will discuss "Fellow Travelers: Spaniards and Natives on Florida's Early Trails," 7 p.m. Thursday at Temple Terrace Community Church, 210 Inverness Ave. Levy will address the relationships between 16th century Spanish explorers and the native peoples they met and traveled with, focusing on why the conquistadores failed so badly along the Hillsborough River. Co-sponsored by Temple Terrace Preservation Society. Call (813) 985-3594.
Lutz festival: More than 250 vendors are expected at the GFWC Lutz-Land O'Lakes Woman's Club's 33rd annual Lutz Arts & Crafts Festival, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 1 at Lake Park, 17302 N Dale Mabry Highway. A variety of artists will showcase paintings, photography, jewelry, wood carving, ceramics, quilting and more. Food will include the women's club's famous peach cobbler, hot dogs, barbecue, funnel cakes and more.
Crafts fair: Handmade art, crafts, gifts, jewelry and food will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 16 when Congregation Beth Am hosts its annual Winter Arts Festival at the synagogue, 2030 N Fletcher Ave. For more information, go to winterartsfestivaltampa.com.
Charles Greacen is an artist working in Hyde Park. To reach him, go to www.towntiles.com.