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Infant and child CPR: Learn how to perform 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. St. Joseph's Women's Hospital Pavilion, 4321 N MacDill Ave., fourth floor. Today from 6 to 9 p.m.; Thursday, 6 to 9 p.m.

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Arts and crafts festival: The GFWC Lutz-Land O'Lakes Woman's Club helps sponsor the event with a food court and booths with art, jewelry and crafts. Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $2 parking fee. Lake Park, 17302 N Dale Mabry Highway, Lutz. (813) 264-3806.

Plein air painting: Enjoy painting outdoors. All materials provided. $30. Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Riverhills Park, 405 S Riverhills Drive, Temple Terrace. (813) 985-9200.

Tips on electronic reading: Don't know which eReader to get? This program offers demonstrations and downloads. Free. Saturday 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W Bearss Ave. (813) 273-3652.

Parents' Night Out: Kids watch live entertainment and eat pizza, while their parents go out for a date. This monthly drop-in is for ages 3-12 and tots must be potty trained. $30 per child, $10 each for two or more additional children. Saturday 5:30 to 11 p.m., Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave. (813) 935-8552, ext. 268.

Holiday open house: The "Girls Night Out" Holiday Open House features items for sale including handmade jewelry, decorated glass, purses and more. The 2010 Temple Terrace Heritage Ornament will be for sale as well as the Temple Terrace Juniors 50th Anniversary cookbook. Proceeds benefit Sincerely Santa. There also will be a toy drive during the event. Monday 5 to 8 p.m., Woodmont Clubhouse, 415 Woodmont Ave., Temple Terrace. (813) 985-7769.

Democratic Women's Club of Hillsborough: The group gives political candidates a forum the first Monday of each month. Free. Monday 6:30 p.m., Mimi's Cafe, 11702 N Dale Mabry Highway. (813) 684-1184.

Friends of the Upper Tampa Bay Library: Israel Grajales, a Hillsborough County project manager, will talk about the upcoming library expansion. Come with ideas and suggestions. Free. Monday 7 p.m. Upper Tampa Bay Regional Public Library, 11211 Countryway Blvd. (813) 273-3652.

Suncoast Real Estate Investors Association: John Schaub, author of Building Wealth One House at a Time, will speak at this networking meeting. Networking starts at 6 p.m. $20 for guests; no charge for members. Tuesday 6 p.m. Double Tree Hotel, 4500 W Cypress St.

Become a hospice volunteer: Help patients with advanced illnesses by reading to them, helping at mealtime, creating a legacy project or offering support in other ways. No previous volunteer experience needed. Free. Tuesday 6:30 p.m. LifePath Hospice Resource Center, 11150 N 53rd St., Temple Terrace. (813) 984-2299.

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

Coping with Alzheimer's: Get information on coping with your own memory loss, current research and treatment. Registration required. Free. Wednesday 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute, 4001 E Fletcher Ave. (813) 974-4355.

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

Photography club: Beginner and more experienced photographers can share photography techniques or learn new methods. Free. Wednesday 7 p.m., New Tampa Regional Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd., Tampa. (813) 273-3652.

North Tampa Chamber of Commerce: Jeff Gareau of Operation Homefront will talk about the emergency assistance and morale the group provides to troops and their families. $15 in advance. $20 at the door. Thursday 11:45 a.m., Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 2701 E Fowler Ave. (813) 971-4710.

Northeast Tampa Women in Business: Enjoy Christmas dinner and find out who will receive the $500 "Deserving Woman" scholarship. Do not forget to bring a small wrapped gift with a value of $5 to $10 for the gift exchange. Thursday 6 p.m., Hunters Green Country Club, 18101 Longwater Run Drive. (813) 841-5932.

Baby Building Blocks: First-time parents and experienced moms and dads 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. Thursday 6 to 9 p.m., St. Joseph's Women's Hospital Pavilion, 4321 N MacDill Ave., fourth floor. (813) 443-3078.

New Tampa Evening Rotary: John Giancarlo from Quest Martial Arts will talk at the weekly Rotary meeting. Thursday 6:15 p.m., Hunters Green Country Club, 18101 Longwater Run Drive, Tampa.

Cancer support group: The Tampa Bay Breast Cancer Support group for breast cancer patients, family members and significant others. Guest speakers will present information on a variety of topics. Call to register. Free. Thursday 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. St. Joseph's Hospital's Medical Arts Building, 3001 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (813) 443-3078.

South Tampa cancer group: A new, local cancer support group called iCare provides discussion and support. The group meets every second and fourth Thursday. Free. Thursday 7 p.m., Unity Church of Tampa, 3302 W Horatio St., Tampa. (813) 870-0731.

North Tampa events and meetings 12/02/10 [Last modified: Thursday, December 2, 2010 3:30am]

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