Green Community Calendar weekend events: June 19-20

Looking for something green-related to do this weekend? Look no further than our own Green Community Calendar.

Whole Foods: Destination Date Night- Fri., June 19. Comedy, plus wine and cheese tasting. Singles and couples are treated to an hour long variety adventure while enjoying a wine and cheese tasting from Whole Foods Market. Registration required- RSVP: at store lobby or to [email protected] Whole Foods Market- 1548 N. Dale Mabry, Tampa, 813-874-9435

The World Cafe: Connecting People Through Conversations That Matter- Fri., June 19. Every Fri., 7:30 pm promptly; Starbucks at 4th St. N. & 89th Ave N., St. Pete (just south of Gandy Blvd.); RSVP to Pat at 727.421.2746 or [email protected]

Guided Hike at Weedon Island- Sat., June 20. Guided hikes through coastal mangrove and upland ecosystems of the Preserve are held each Saturday 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. Call (727) 453-6500 for more information and to register. 9 a.m.-11 a.m.; Weedon Island Preserve.

Guided Hike at Brooker Creek- Sat., June 20. 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. Call (727) 453-6800 for more information and to register. 9am-11am; Brooker Creek Preserve.

Lose Your Lawn and Go Native: Native Plant Tour and Talk- Sat., June 20. Talking about native alternatives to your lawn with a garden tour of the nursery at Twigs & Leaves Garden Center. Every Saturday, 10 am; 1013 9th Street (Dr. MLK Jr. Street) South in St. Petersburg 33705, 727.822.5400; free.

Compost Happens- Sat., June 20. Join Master Gardener John Kingsbury for this informative workshop to learn how easy composting can be. Just add your kitchen scraps to your yard clippings and compost happens! To register for this free program, visit http://www.pinellascountyextension.org/ and click on the "Online Class Registration" button or call (727) 582-2100. 10 a.m.; Pinellas County Extension 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo.

Environmental Justice Conference- Sat., June 20. Environmental Justice/Conservation and “We The People”. The School of Urban and Regional Planning is co-hosting an Environmental Justice Conference at the Broward County Main Library Auditorium. During the Conference we will discuss the progress that has been made with regard to the 2001 Economic and Environmental Equity Program Management Plan that was part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. In addition, we will discuss how we can make sure that the needs of low income and minority communities will be addressed in the future. For more information, please call Linda Foster at 954.762.5652. 10 am-3 pm; Broward County Main Library Auditorium, 100 South Andrews, Fort Lauderdale; free, with lunch included.

Living Foods Made Easy- Sat., June 20. A free raw foods class with Chef Joseph Custer. Feat. Southwest Chili and Avocado-Kale Salad. 11 am; Nature's Food Patch- 1225 Cleveland St., Clearwater, 727-443-6706; free.

Whole Foods Private Label Storewide Tasting- Sat., June 20. A storewise block party featuring Whole Foods Market's private label products- 365. Active demos in every department, valuable tips, recipes and tasty samples. 1-3 pm; Whole Foods Market- 1548 N. Dale Mabry, Tampa, 813-874-9435; free event.

Whole Foods: Decorate a Cake for Dad- Sat., June 20. Kids Father's Day Cake Decorating Event. Whole Foods will provide the cakes and decorations. Adults must accompany kids 8 and under. Class limited to 20, RSVP: at store lobby or to [email protected] 3-4 pm.; Whole Foods Market- 1548 N. Dale Mabry, Tampa, 813-874-9435

New Zealand Wine Tasting at Greenwise Market- Sat., June 20. Try these unique wines at the Greenwise Wine Shop. Free. June 20, 4-7 pm; 2403 W. Azeele St., Tampa.

Summer Solstice Party- Sat., June 20. A community celebration for all ages during the longest day of the year with activities, food, beverages, live music and a native plant sale. Sat., June 20, all day event; Twigs and Leaves- 1013 9th Street (Dr. MLK Jr. Street) South in St. Petersburg 33705, 727.822.5400; free

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