Orchid wonderland: The Tampa Bay Orchid Society will present artistic displays, arts and crafts, supplies for sale, workshops and a judged show during a three-day sale. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday at Egypt Shriners Activities Building, 4050 Dana Shores Drive. $5. Call (813) 839-4959.
Hyde Park home tour: The Historic Hyde Park Neighborhood Association will sponsor its annual home tour featuring both new abodes and historic homes that have been restored throughout the past century. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday starting at the Kate Jackson Community Center, 821 S Rome Ave. $20 in advance; $25 day of. Visit ehydepark.org.
Dog walking workshop: This two-hour hands-on course teaches dogs how to walk at your pace, pay attention to you, respond to their name, walk on a loose leash, ignore distractions and react appropriately to people and other dogs. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Al Lopez Park, 4810 N Himes Ave. $125, benefits the Humane Society of Tampa. Call (978) 302-0230.
Real estate resource: The Suncoast Real Estate Investors Association will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Ramada Tampa Westshore Inn, 1200 N West Shore Blvd. Networking, informational sessions and vendors from 6 to 7:30 p.m., with the program at 7:30 p.m. Free for members, $20 for guests. For information, call (813) 287-1515.
Merits of democracy: Allan Papp, a career diplomat with the State, Department, presents "Democracy: A Universally Good Thing," at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Reeves Theater of the Vaughn Center at University of Tampa, 401 W Kennedy Blvd. Free. Call (813) 257-3545.
Art advisers: Hillsborough County commissioners seek residents to volunteer for the Public Art Committee advisory board. Applications are due Thursday and can be picked up on the second floor of the County Center, 601 E Kennedy Blvd. Call (813) 307-1035.