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Motorcycle awareness seminar: The event will promote safety and feature a motorcycle simulator to mimic riding in bad weather and on rough terrain, towing demos and door prizes. Motorcycle riders attending the event will receive 50 percent off a AAA motorcycle membership. Free. 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday. AAA Auto Club (Carrollwood), 14755 N Dale Mabry Highway. (813) 963-2121.

Cookies with Santa: Enjoy homemade cookies, crafts and entertainment in Santa's Workshop. The first 75 members of the WFamily program will get a gingerbread house kit. Free. Today 6 to 8 p.m., Westfield Citrus Park, 8021 Citrus Park Town Center. (813) 926-4644.

Wild Wonderland: The zoo closes at 5 p.m. and reopens at 7 for the annual evening winter festival with twinkling holiday lights, real reindeer and penguins, visits with Santa, Frosty's Foam Factory (snow alternative), free rides and more. $13, $11 ages 3-11. 7 to 10 p.m. Today through Sunday Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave. (813) 935-8552.

Help homeless pets: Children and pets can meet Santa Claus. Holiday ornaments will be on sale to benefit the Kitty City Animal Rescue Foundation of Carrollwood. Free. Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. East West Animal Hospital, 1524 Land O'Lakes Blvd, Lutz. (813) 948-6534.

Breakfast with Santa: Children are invited to have a continental breakfast with Santa among the community trees decorated with glimmering lights, model train displays, animated figures and more than 200 nutcrackers. Parents, bring your cameras to capture the moment. Saturday 8:30 to 11 a.m. $2. Old Lutz Schoolhouse, 18819 U.S. 41, Lutz. (813) 949-1937.

Infant and child CPR: Learn how to perform lifesaving CPR and choking rescue techniques on infants and children using American Heart Association guidelines. Participants must be at least 9 years old. Registration required $30. Sunday 2 to 5 p.m., St. Joseph's Women's Hospital Pavilion, fourth floor, 4321 N MacDill Ave.

Wonders of the sky: Learn about meteor showers, planets, the moon and more. Telescopes will be available, or bring your own for sky viewing. Weather permitting. Free. Monday 7 p.m., New Tampa Regional Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd. (813) 273-3652.

Festive arts and crafts: The whole family can enjoy creating seasonal projects. Registration required. Free. Tuesday 11 a.m. Family Support and Resource Center in Town 'N Country, 7520 Waters Ave. Suite 8. (813) 356-1703.

Christmas in Lutz: The 14th annual display of holiday trees, model railroads, animated figures and hundreds of nutcrackers. Also, performances by area musicians and school and church choirs. Tuesday. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Free. Old Lutz Schoolhouse, 18819 U.S. 41. (813) 949-1937.

Baby building blocks: First-time parents (and experienced moms and dads who want a refresher course) can find out about normal growth and development, soothing a fretful baby, safe and healthy sleep practices, infant nutrition and sleep patterns and infant massage. Tuesday 6 to 9 p.m., St. Joseph's Women's Hospital Pavilion, fourth floor, 4321 N MacDill Ave. (813) 443-3078.

Oldsmar Downtown Fresh Market: Vendors sell fresh produce, jewelry, plants, cheese, seafood, organic items, baked goods and handmade crafts. Free. Wednesday 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Oldsmar City Hall, 100 State St. (813) 749-1264.

Carrollwood Area Women's Club: The Flexible Four barbershop quartet will perform during the group's holiday luncheon meeting. Wednesday 11 a.m. Emerald Greens Golf and Country Club, 13941 Clubhouse Drive. (813) 961-6005.

Infant massage: Learn soothing techniques from a certified infant massage educator. Free. Thursday 10:30 a.m. Family Support and Resource Center, 7520 Waters Ave. Suite 8. (813) 356-1703.

North Tampa chamber: Build relationships with business neighbors during the group's networking luncheon. $12.50. Thursday 11:30 a.m. Beef 'O' Brady's, 8810 N Himes Ave. (813) 931-8855, ext. 7000.

North of Tampa events 12/09/10 [Last modified: Thursday, December 9, 2010 12:07pm]
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