Free cuts for kids: Instructors and students of the Remington College in Tampa provide complimentary back-to-school haircuts for children 17 and younger. Free. Remington College, 6302 E Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Suite 400, Tampa. (813) 316-4470. Today, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; and Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Doggie ice cream social: Cool off the pooches with frosty treats. Today, 5-8 p.m. $2 per family. Woof Gang Bakery, 18875 State Road 54, Lutz. (813) 949-3644. woofgangbakery.com.
Art in the Park: Miss Anita shows kids from prekindergarten to age 12 how to make crafts, from a jewelry box to room decorations, every Friday at the recreation center. $5. Today, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Northdale Park, 15550 Spring Pine Drive, Tampa. (813) 495-6442.
Dark Knight adventures: Check out popular Batman movies. Free. Today, 2-4:45 p.m., New Tampa Regional Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd., Tampa. (813) 273-3652.
Mad City Money: Teens are given a job and salary that come with obligations — maybe insurance bills, a student loan or credit card to pay off, even a child to care for — in this interactive reality budgeting game. Players must make real-life choices while trying to not go broke. Free. Today, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W Bearss Ave., Tampa. (813) 273-3652.
Bowl for Pets' Sake: Teams of up to five members bowl for prizes, bid on auction items, participate in raffles and more. Benefits St. Francis Society Animal Rescue. Saturday, noon-3:30 p.m. $25. AMF University Bowl, 13109 N 56th St., Tampa. (813) 545-7093. amf.com/universitylanesfl/centerhomepage.htm.
Nutcracker auditions: DanzAmerica's Project production is set for Dec. 9-12. Audition times: 12:30-1 p.m. for ages 4-5; 1-1:30 p.m. for ages 6-7; 1:30-2 p.m. for ages 8-11; 2-3 p.m. for ages 12 and older. Each cast member pays a $40 registration fee and must solicit $200 worth of advertisements or sponsorships for The Nutcracker program. America's Ballet School, 15365 Amberly Drive, Tampa. (813) 558-0800. danzamericasproject.org.
Community swap: Stop in to get clothes, household items and even school uniforms. Attendees do not have to bring items to receive items, but if you have items to swap, please bring them. Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon, Town 'N Country Family Support and Resource Center, 7520 Waters Ave., Suite 8, Tampa.
Cut-A-Thon: Benefits the local Crisis Center of Tampa Bay and the Audra Aston Children's Memorial Fund. $25 donation for haircuts; $2 for raffle tickets. Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Chatenbury Place Salon and Boutique, 12914 N 56th St., Tampa. (813) 988-7568.
Brandeis meet, eat, greet: Check out book groups, lectures and discussions at the annual Tampa/St. Petersburg Chapter of Brandeis National Committee indoor picnic and showcase. $8, plus bring a dish to share. Sunday, noon-4 p.m., Villas at University Village, 12250 N 22nd St., Tampa.
North Tampa Chamber networking luncheon: Build relationships with business neighbors. $12.50. Thursday, 11:30 a.m., Beef 'O'Brady's, 8810 N Himes Ave., Tampa. (813) 931-8855, ext. 7000.
PAW-DICURE Night: Let a certified nail trimmer take care of those claws while you sample some wine. Benefits Florida English Bulldog Rescue. $10 donation. Thursday, 5-8 p.m., Woof Gang Bakery, 18875 State Road 54, Lutz. (813) 949-3644.