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Neighborhood events for north Tampa

Fight cancer: Oldsmar's 10th Annual Relay For Life includes a survivor's lap, luminaria ceremony, refreshments, raffles and games, at 6 p.m. today at Canal Park Sports Complex, 3120 Tampa Road, Oldsmar. Fifty-five teams will participate to raise money to fight cancer with donations through sponsorship. For information, visit fl.

Meet local authors: Writers of books on fantasy, mystery, historical, romance, plus nonfiction and children's authors, will discuss their work from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the New Tampa Regional Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd. The authors will autograph copies of their books, which will be available for purchase. (813) 903-2284.

New Tampa Pokemon League: Fans of the Pokemon trading cards and video games are invited to join this local league, learn the basics of the games and perfect their playing strategies. Attendees can bring Pokemon playing cards and Nintendo DS from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday to New Tampa Regional Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd. The event is free. For more information, call (813) 273-3652.

Art after school: Children ages 6 to 12 and their parents are invited to show off their artistic talents at this weekly event from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at North Tampa Branch Library, 8916 N Boulevard, Tampa. The event, limited to 25 participants, is free. For more information, call (813) 273-3652.

Tot Olympics: Hillsborough County's 28th Annual Tiny Tot Olympics, rescheduled because of bad weather last week, is now set for 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Lettuce Lake Park, 6920 Fletcher Ave., just east of the Hillsborough River. About 200 children ages 3 to 5 who are enrolled in the Parks, Recreation and Conservation Tiny Tot program will participate in the games where everyone is a winner. (Scores are not kept, and all participants receive ribbons.) Cost is $2 per vehicle; free for park pass holders. For more information, call Heather Cobb at (813) 635-7452 or Mary Clements Fowler at (813) 635-3519.

Spot the constellations: View the night sky in an astronomy workshop from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Life Enrichment Center, 9704 N Boulevard. Cost is $10 for enrichment center members, $15 for nonmembers.

The workshop involves using a chart to navigate the stars, finding constellations and learning their stories. Participants go outside to look through the telescope and see heavenly bodies up close. Bring binoculars or use the instructor's.

Future workshops will include a solar astronomy class; viewing the sun through a telescope; an astronomy space art workshop; and a hands-on lesson in operating a telescope.

To register or for more information about these workshops or other Life Enrichment Center classes, call (813) 932-0241 or visit their Web site at

Learn CPR and first aid: Learn how to handle common childhood emergencies and prevent injuries from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Town 'N Country Family Support & Resource Center, 7520 W Waters Ave., Suite 8. Upon course completion, participants receive a book and completion cards for both CPR and first aid. Registration is required. Call (813) 443-3074 to register.

Neighborhood events for north Tampa 04/07/11 [Last modified: Thursday, April 7, 2011 4:30am]
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