Ellenton Farmers Market- Saturdays; 8 am - 1 pm. Ellenton Farmers Market will be the largest year-round market in florida that specializes in "green" natural, organic and environmentally friendly products that makes for a healthier lifestyle and a better environment. Located just North of the Prime Outlet Mall in Ellenton, Florida (exit 224, Old Exit 43, off I - 75).
18th Anniversary Celebration at Treehouse Yoga Center- Saturday, October 24, 8:30 am-4:30 pm. In celebration of the 18 years of yoga at TreeHouse Yoga Center there will be free classes and clinics offered all day including: On the Wall, Intermediate Flow, Yoga Basics, Hot yoga, Intro to Mysore Ashtanga, Beginning Yoga, Breathing 101 and Intro to Flow. Surrounded by oaks and overlooking the Hillsborough River, TreeHouse Yoga Center has provided a tranquil setting for practice, meditation and reflection since 1991.
For more information, call (813) 932-5456 or visit www.treehouseyoga.com. 8509 N. 29th St., Tampa.
St. Pete Saturday Morning Market- Every Saturday; 9 am to 2 pm. Downtown St. Petersburg in the Al Lang Stadium parking lot / 1st Ave. S and 1st St. Open October 3 through May 29.
Guided Hike at Weedon Island Preserve- Every Saturday; 9-11 am. Guided hikes through coastal mangrove and upland ecosystems of the Preserve are held on most Saturdays of the month. Join us to learn about the coastal environment and the early residents of Weedon Island Preserve. Be sure to bring water and a snack for this 2-hour hike. A hat and closed-toe shoes are also recommended. Reserve your space by 2 pm on the Friday prior to the tour of choice. This event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required. Recommended ages: 6 and up. Weedon Island Preserve- 1800 Weedon Drive N.E. St. Petersburg, FL 33702. (727) 453-6500.
Guided Hike at Brooker Creek Preserve- Every Saturday; 9-11 am. Take a walk through time each Saturday morning on a guided hike along the Education Center Trail. Join us for this 0.75 mile walk as we look at how the land has changed over time and discuss the ecological footprints left by those changes. Sturdy closed-toe shoes are a must, and water and a hat are recommended. Pre-registration is required by 12:00 noon on the Friday before the hike. Admission: Free. All ages welcome - children younger than 6 may find this hike challenging. 3940 Keystone Rd. Tarpon Springs, FL 34688. (727) 453-6800.
Tampa Joins International Day of Action to Take a Stand for a Safe Climate Future- Saturday, October 24; 10 am. On October 24, people from Tampa will join Greenpeace to hear the importance of acting now for the climate and gather together to take a stand for the climate and a clean energy future as part of the largest global day of climate action ever. The event is one of more than 3,000 events in over 150 countries to call on President Obama and other world leaders to secure a fair, ambitious and binding global deal in Copenhagen this December at the UN Climate Change Conference. Greenpeace is calling on President Obama to lead the world toward a solution to the climate crisis that is based on the latest science, not the demands of oil and coal companies and their backers in Congress. Rally and march along Bayshore for Climate Leaders, Not Politicians. Local residents will join Greenpeace for the largest ever international day of climate action to urge President Obama and other world leaders to take fast and effective action on global warming. 324 Bayshore Blvd, Tampa. For more information: www.350.org/tampa350
Homeowner's Green Living Expo & Science Fair- Saturday, October 24; 10 am. The Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the US Green Building Council will sponsor a Green Living Expo and Sustainable Science Fair Saturday, October 24th from 10 am to 3 pm. There will be several educational sessions planned, some of which include: Tax Credits and Incentives; Greening the Interior of your home including interior design products and cleaning products and Greening the Exterior of your home including lawn care and landscaping. The Green Living Expo is a FREE event wherein individuals and homeowners have an opportunity to learn how to save money while doing our part to be more environmentally conscious. For more information, email Deborah Eldridge at [email protected]. Science Center Of Pinellas County- 7701 22nd Avenue N., Saint Petersburg.
Selecting Florida-Friendly Plants for Your Landscape- Saturday, October 24; 10-11 am. Selecting the right plants for your yard will be much easier after attending this class that introduces Florida-Friendly plants. Dale Armstrong, an educator from the University of Florida IFAS Extension in Pinellas County, uses photographs as he discusses how to research and choose Florida-Friendly ground covers, shrubs, and trees. Join us to get started on the path to selecting plants that are appropriate for your landscape and your needs. Pre-registration is required. Admission: Free. Best for adults. 3940 Keystone Rd. Tarpon Springs, FL 34688. (727) 453-6800.
Ocean Fest- Saturday, October 24; 10 am-4:30 pm. Over 50 vendors, live entertainment, food and beverages, Trashy Fashion Show, Yacht Tour, live animals from the Florida Aquarium, educational vignettes & scavenger hunt through Riverwalk, Childrens Treasure Hunt, Dont Litter Poster Contest (open to K-12th grade students in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, & Manatee counties), Found Object Sculptures, Awards Ceremony @ 4:00pm (prizes for all the children), and more. Cotanchobee Park, 601 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602.
Free Vegetarian Indian Cooking Class- Saturday, October 24; 11 am. The menu will consist of: Saag, caramelized onions, Mango Kulfi for dessert, and more. Nature's Food Patch- 1225 Cleveland St, Clearwater. 727-443-6703; http://www.naturesfoodpatch.com/
Pumpkin Patch Decorating at Whole Foods- Saturday, October 24; 3-3:30 pm. Come to our pumpkin patch decorating class for children ages 5-12. Each child will be given a pumpkin and all the art supplies necessary to create a beautiful pumpkin that can be left at the store and entered into a contest to win "best of the patch " and a $25.00 gift certificate on Saturday October 31st. Event is limited to 25 children. Registration is required at [email protected] or at store exit lobby. Whole Foods Market Tampa- 1548 North Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa. 813.874.9435.
Trick or Treat Event at Whole Foods- Saturday, October 24; 3:30-4:30 pm. Bring your trick or treaters to this fun and engaging event. Children, ages 1-12 can trick or treat their way through the store stopping in at each department to receive a treat from one of our team member characters. This event is limited to 50 children and requires registration at [email protected] or at store exit lobby. Whole Foods Market Tampa- 1548 North Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa. 813.874.9435.
Sweetwater Farm's showing of Fresh- Saturday, October 24; 7 pm. FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are reinventing our food system. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision of our food and our planets future. FRESH addresses an ethos that has been sweeping the nation and is a call to action America has been waiting for.FRESH recaptures our sense of agency and makes us believe that our individual actions in fact do matter. Throughout the film we encounter the most inspiring people, ideas, and initiatives around the US. And thus, FRESH showcases real people first and foremost, connecting audiences not with facts and figures or apocalyptic policy analysis, but with personal stories of change.There will be a discussion and Q&A led by Rick Martinez after the movie and organic popcorn and drinks will be available. $5 for adults and children 6 and up. Sweetwater Organic Community Farm- 6942 W. Comanche Ave., Tampa. Contact : [email protected] or (813) 887-4066.
Rock the River Concert- Sunday, October 25; 11 am-3 pm. The ultimate pre-concert party, environmentally-friendly companies/ food & beverage vendors, music & entertainment. Cotanchobee Park, 601 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL.