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Family nature crafts: Learn about tree identification and create a leaf rubbing book from 10 a.m. to noon today at Lettuce Lake Park, 6920 E Fletcher Ave. Children and adults of all ages are invited to join a park ranger for this guided activity as part of the park's nature education program. $5 per child accompanied by an adult; adults without children $5 each. Park entry fee is $2 per vehicle. Cash payments only. To get more information or to register, call (813) 987-6204.

Hydration and you: Seniors 50 and up who are interested in learning about the health benefits associated with proper hydration are invited to Progress Village Senior Dining Center, 8701 Progress Blvd., at noon Monday for a lecture series. Danielle Wilson, a dietitian with the Hillsborough County Health Department, will present "Are You Hydrated? Fluids and You." For more information, call (813) 272-5250.

Ovarian and gynecological cancer support group: Ovarian and gynecological cancer patients, survivors and family members looking for support in a group setting are invited to attend OVACOME, a monthly support group at St. Joseph's Hospital, Medical Arts Building Auditorium, 3003 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Guest speakers will present information on a variety of topics. The group's next meeting is from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Call (813) 443-3078 to register.

Workout class: Join an "Aerobics Lite'' workout group at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Northdale Park, 15550 Spring Pine Drive. Cost is $2 per class. For more information, call (813) 635-3520 or (813) 264-8956.

Preservation meeting: Temple Terrace homeowners, particularly owners of Mediterranean revival and mid-century modern homes, can hear about a proposed historic preservation program during the City Council meeting at 6 p.m. July 25 at City Hall. The council is considering joining the Certified Local Government Program, or CLG, which is a partnership of federal, state and local governments focused on historic preservation at the local level. Participation in the program would be voluntary, said City Council member Grant Rimbey.

Watercolor class: Students who have had experience with watercolor and understand the basics of composition, color and value are invited to sign up for a class to be held from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays from Aug. 5 through 26 at Life Enrichment Center, 9704 N Boulevard. Instructor Susan McKay will encourage individual exploration and provide individual instruction. Cost for the class is $50 for Life Enrichment Center members and $60 for nonmembers. Participants must register in advance. For more information, call (813) 932-0241.