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Art in the Park: Miss Anita the craft lady shows kids from pre-K to age 12 how to make incredible crafts ranging from a jewelry box to room decorations. She gathers the crew every Friday for the hands-on work at the recreation center. $5. Today 10:30 a.m.-noon, Northdale Park, 15550 Spring Pine Drive, Tampa. (813) 495-6442.

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Mad City Money: Teens are given jobs and a salary that comes with obligations in this interactive budgeting game. Players might have insurance bills, a student loan, credit card to pay off or even a child to care for. They must take it all into consideration as they make real-life choices while trying to not go broke. Free. Today 2:30-3:15 p.m., North Tampa Branch Library, 8916 N Boulevard, Tampa.

Carrollwood Idol: Two evenings of vocal entertainment by 30 area singers. Round 1 will be held today with the best fighting it out in the final round on Aug. 14. Winners are determined by audience members casting $1 votes. $10-$15. Today 8 p.m., Carrollwood Players Theater, 4335 Gunn Highway, Tampa. (813) 265-4000.

Knowledge is Power healthy lifestyle program: Children will get their health passports stamped as they rotate among education stations including Healthy Passport to Prevention and Wellness, Fitness, Mr. Sun and Me, Dangers of Smoking, Healthy Me and Creative Health through the Arts. Free. Saturday 10 a.m.-noon, North Tampa Branch Library, 8916 N Boulevard, Tampa.

Book signing: Author Jesse Birkey will sign copies of his book Marriage: What's the Point? Saturday 2-4 p.m. Tampa Christian Supply, 2908 W Hillsborough Ave.

Another book signing: Authors Iris and Michael Raie will sign copies of their book No Place Like Home: Southern Cooking with Latin Flair. Saturday 2-4 p.m. Waldenbooks at International Plaza, 2223 N West Shore Blvd., Suite 107B.

Cuts for Kids: Instructors and students of the Remington College-Tampa Campus provide complimentary back-to-school haircuts for children ages 17 and younger. Free. Remington College-Tampa Campus, 6302 E Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Suite 400, Tampa. (813) 316-4470. Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Leah's Cartooning: Local teen artist Leah Lopez teaches cartooning including how to draw animals and animation. Free. Monday 2 p.m., Lutz Branch Library, 101 Lutz-Lake Fern Road, Lutz.

Chess club: Children and adults age 9 and older can learn how to play or brush up on their chess moves each Tuesday. Free. Tuesday 5:30-7:30 p.m., Family Support & Resource Center, 1401-A E Fowler Ave., Tampa.

Tony Dungy: Super Bowl winning coach Tony Dungy visits the store to tout his new book, The Mentor Leader. Dungy will sign books but there will be no personalizations and no signing of memorabilia. Wristbands will be distributed beginning at noon. Free. Wednesday 3 p.m., Barnes & Noble Carrollwood, 11802 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (813) 962-6446.

North of Tampa Chamber of Commerce: Chamber members will lead a business panel discussion. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Thursday 11 a.m., Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 2701 E Fowler Ave., Tampa.

Dark Knight Adventures: Check out some of the best Batman movies. Free. Thursday 2-4:45 p.m., New Tampa Regional Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd., Tampa. (813) 273-3652.

Teen Anime and Manga Club: Join other enthusiasts screening and discussing the latest and greatest anime and manga releases. Free. Thursday 5:30-8 p.m., Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W Bearss Ave., Tampa. (813) 273-3652.

Northeast Tampa Women in Business: Enjoy a fun and playful evening with Joan L. Priest, who will talk about accessories and fashion. Free. Thursday 6-8:30 p.m., Hunters Green Country Club, 18101 Longwater Run Drive, Tampa.

North Tampa event briefs 08/05/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 4, 2010 1:53pm]

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