2 Tampa Stamp and Coin Expo. Stamps, pictures postcards, stamp covers, coins, currency from across the globe will be shown and sold. Free starter stamps for junior collectors. Appraisals also available. Free. 10 a.m. Tampa Stadium Hotel, 4750 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33614. (727) 364- 6897. Floridastampdealers.org
8 Temple Elijah/Temple Elias Latin Fest celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. There will be live music, bounce houses, games, face painting, food vendors representing many Latin countries, crafts, free parking and much more. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 21021 St. Rd. 54, Lutz, 33558. For information please call (813) 701 – 8903.
8 & 9. Fall Plant Festival. Area’s largest fall plant sale. Local plant clubs and growers, supplies for sale, plus Fall Vegetable Gardening workshop at 11 a.m. Oct. 8 Beekeeping Basics workshop with honey sampling at 12 p.m. Oct. 9. $4. 10 a.m. University of South Florida Botanical Gardens. 12210 USF Pine Drive, Tampa, 33620. (813) 974-2329. Gardens.usf.edu
15 Hydroponics Class. Helping kids to understand that food doesn’t come from a can or a box, but from the magic of a seed. This is a fun hands-on opportunity to learn Hydroponic farming as you plant, and harvest your own fruit and vegetables. Learn about sustainability and conservation; try new, fresh foods and recipes. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (813) 645-7651. Firehouseculture.org
15 Indoor Yard Sale. Strawberry Ridge Mobile Home Park is having an indoor yard sale. FREE admission. There will be something for everyone. 9am – 1pm. Strawberry Ridge MHP, Main Club house on Activities Lane, State Road 60 East, Valrico, 33594. Strawberryridgefla.com/
15 Plant City Community Chorale is proud to present it first concert of the 2016-17 season of Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church. 604 N Valrico Rd. Valrico, 33594. (813) 689- 3130.
22 Live Music and Smokin’ BBQ. 3rd annual fundraiser to benefit the arts and education program scholarships. There will be great food, music, raffles, games and more! $20. 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Firehouse Culture Center, 101 1st Ave. NE., Ruskin, 33570. (813) 645- 7651. Firehouseculturalcenter.org
22 Craft Show & Kids Festival. Brandon Moose Lodge 4th Annual Festival. Visit over 50 vendors and shop for crafts, assorted foods, enjoy raffles, bake sale and so much more. The Lodge will be open to the public and booths are still available if you want to sell your wares. FREE admission. Call (8132) 716-4830 if you’re interested in being a vendor. Brandon Moose Lodge, 804 S. Miller Rd., Valrico, 33594. https://www.facebook.com/events/1782814381956152/
22 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Wheels for a Cure Ride. Enjoy a Beautiful scenic 84 mile ride/drive from Dover, Florida returning back to AM Vets Post 26, Dover, Florida. After the ride, enjoy Lunch, Raffle & Door prizes, and an Auction. (Cash or Credit Card). Donation: $10 adult/$5 children. ALL PROFITS GO TO JDRF. Registration 9 – 10 am. Arrive back 12 – 12:30 pm. AM Vets Post 26, 221 South Dover, Dover, Florida, 33527. Questions or to RSVP call Darrell Trout (AKA Fish) at (813) 523-0148.
29 Oktoberfest. In additional to traditional German, food, beer, and entertainment, this festival includes arts and crafts displays, horse rides, vendors and more. Free. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 304 Druid Hills Road, Temple Terrance, 33617. (813) 988-4025.
November 5. Art and Crafts Sale. Raffle tickets will be sold for a beautiful afghan squares that each of the ladies knitted or crochet. Money is donated to Sun City Center charities. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Kings Point. Banquet Room. (813) 922-4217.
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