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Educational events for all ages

Health care contest: Entries for the Florida KidCare Act-Out for Health Contest for middle and high school students are due by Dec. 1. Participants must produce a 30-second commercial or a billboard design promoting the benefits of having health insurance. Rules and entry forms are available at actout4health.org.

Anime afternoon: Enjoy the latest anime releases. Free. Thursday 4:30 p.m., New Tampa Regional Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd., Tampa. (813) 273-3652.

Game Zone: Enjoy some gaming fun with friends. Free. (813) 273-3652.

• New Tampa Regional Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd. Today 2:30 p.m.

• North Tampa Branch Library, 8916 N Boulevard. Wednesday 3 p.m.

Art after school: Express yourself through visual arts and take home your creation. Free. (813) 273-3652.

• Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W Bearss Ave. Wednesday 4 p.m.

• North Tampa Branch Library, 8916 N Boulevard, Tampa. Thursday 4 p.m.

Tuesday art classes: Terry Klaaren teaches a series of three-week arts classes through December. Classes cover drawing technique, composition, the completion of an acrylic painting and discussions on art history. Reservations are requested. Call (813)-985-9200. $40 for Temple Terrace Recreation Department members; $50 for nonmembers. Lightfoot Recreation Center, 10901 N 56th St., Temple Terrace. (813) 506-6630. templeterrace.com/parks:

• Young artists, ages 6 to 13, will learn about animals during this class on Tuesdays, 5 to 6:30 p.m. through Oct. 26.

• Adults and teens of all artistic abilities will learn about animals during this class on Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m. through Oct. 26.

Lutz Elementary: (813) 949-1452

• The PTA ice cream social is at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

• Conference night is from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 28.

• The book character parade is at 8:15 a.m. Oct. 29.

Dorothy Thomas School: (813) 975-7355

The Kids and Canines program is seeking puppy raisers and sitters. The program also offers puppy sponsorship packages for local businesses and individuals. This helps offset dog-related costs not covered by the Hillsborough County School District. Call (813) 245-0193 or visit kidsandcanines.org.

Life Enrichment Center: 9704 N Boulevard, Tampa. (813) 932-0241:

• Bold acrylics: Learn new ways to enhance acrylic paintings using bold colors during a six-week class focusing on landscapes, portraits and fantasy paintings. $75. Today 1 p.m.

• Adult photography class: Make the best use of your camera during this two-hour workshop by learning the tools of becoming a better photographer with the use of light and framing. Space is limited. Registration required. $40 per person. Tuesday 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

• Drawing for pleasure: Expand your knowledge of art skills. Draw from still-life setups, landscapes and pictures. Learn about texture, color, perspective and more. $75. Thursday 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

• Creative writing: Tap into your creative side by writing fiction, nonfiction, poetry and short stories. Open to all levels, from aspiring writers to published authors. Registration required. $6 per class. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday.

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