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North Tampa events: commissioners talk; children's museum; park fund-raiser

Support troops: Show support for our troops and their families by attending the Birdies for the Brave fundraiser and theme party at 4 p.m. Saturday at TPC Tampa Bay, 5300 W Lutz Lake Fern Road. Tickets are $15 for military and $30 for all others if purchased in advance. The party includes food, drinks, live music and a silent auction. A golf tournament is scheduled for Sunday. Birdies for the Brave Tampa has raised more than $1 million for troops and their families in the last four years. For more information, call (813) 949-0090 or go to

Park fun: Educational and environmental exhibits, kids' crafts, coloring books, face painting, plant vendors, homemade baked goods, hamburgers, hot dogs, kettle corn and a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus are on tap from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Temple Terrace Garden Club's seventh annual fundraiser, "Sunday in the Park,'' at Woodmont Park, 407 Woodmont Ave. The club is raising money for "Sincerely, Santa," a program that collects gifts for needy children and distributes letters from Santa Claus for the holidays. For more information, call (813) 230-3389.

Border talks: Hear Hillsborough County Commissioner Victor Crist, who represents New Tampa, and Pasco County Commissioner Pat Mulieri discuss concerns on both sides of the county line at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the community room of Wesley Chapel Toyota, 5300 Eagleston Blvd. (at Bruce B. Downs Boulevard and State Road 54). Commissioners will discuss growth management, transportation, the environment and other issues at the event, sponsored by the East Pasco and New Tampa Unit of the League of Women Voters of Hillsborough County. The public is invited. Refreshments will be served.

Day camp: Glazer Children's Museum in downtown Tampa holds a fall camp for children in kindergarten to fourth grade Monday through Wednesday . Morning sessions will be from 8:30 a.m. until noon, and afternoon sessions will be from 1 to 4:30 p.m. A half day is $25 for nonmembers; a full day is $45.

Also, on Nov. 26, characters from Elmo's Superheroes will entertain families at the museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza. Children can meet Elmo and Cookie Monster, register to win tickets to the upcoming shows at the St. Pete Times Forum, enjoy storytelling and arts and crafts. Kids are encouraged to dress up as their favorite super hero. For more information, call (813) 443-3861.

North Tampa events: commissioners talk; children's museum; park fund-raiser 11/17/11 [Last modified: Thursday, November 17, 2011 3:30am]
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