The Pinellas Animal Foundation was established in 1983 to promote improved animal care, guardian responsibility and increased public awareness of the value of the human/animal relationship. The nonprofit veterinary and community partnership is dedicated to enriching the lives of companion animals and people of all ages through education and service programs, like Pet Professor, which has specially-trained Pinellas Pet Education Partnership teachers and their child-friendly pets presenting interactive, practical lessons about responsible pet ownership to elementary school children at nearly 1,000 classrooms annually; and Hand and Paw, a series of free and professionally guided group meetings for pet owners who've recently experienced the loss of a beloved animal companion. The foundation supports these and other programs with fundraisers like Friday's first annual BOWSER Mystery Theater & Scavenger Hunt. During the opening cocktail hour, guests collect clues hidden throughout the Great Explorations Children's Museum. These tidbits of information may or may not help with solving the crime committed in a three-act play presented by The Detective Troupe, who performs during dinner; prizes go to an individual, couple and teams who correctly guess the culprit. Fri., Nov. 10, 6-10 p.m., 1925 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg, $75 per person (includes dinner, valet parking and one free drink), www.vetsforpets.org.