Library reception: Attend a reception and see artwork celebrating Viva Florida 500 and American Artist Appreciation Month at 2 p.m. Saturday at the John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N Ashley Drive. The Kotler Gallery in the library will feature art from painters and watercolorists Keith Grayson, Jane Palmer, Diane Simon, Delia Senior and photographer Joseph Spoto. Refreshments will be available at this free event. The exhibit runs through Sept. 30. The program is part of the Viva Florida 500 celebration, 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 Leon in 1513. Funding is provided by the Friends of the John F. Germany Public Library. For more information about this and other free programs in Hillsborough County libraries, call (813) 273-3652 or visit hcplc.org.
Folk workshop: The Jammin' Divas, an international folk music group, will hold a children's workshop at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 13 at the Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road. The group performs traditional and contemporary original folk music from Ireland, Australia and the United States. Members of the Divas include Aoife Clancy from Ireland, Hadar Noiberg from Israel, Kath Buckell from Australia and Becky Chace from the United States. The women blend stunning renditions of traditional and contemporary original folk music and elements of improvisation from each of their cultures. Cost of the workshop is $6 for members of the cultural center, $7 for nonmembers. For more information, call (813) 269-1310.
Murder mystery: Women-N-Charge is hosting its annual Murder Mystery Fundraising Tea, "Cruise into Wealth," from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Groves Golf and Country Club, 7924 Melogold Circle, Land O'Lakes. Join the Red Feather Ladies aboard the SS Titanica with catering by Vesh, afternoon tea, prizes and more! Tickets are $15 or two for $25. Proceeds of the tea fund the club's grant program for women in business. To purchase tickets or for more info, go to women-n-charge.com or e-mail [email protected]