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Things to do in north Tampa area

Veteran career fair: Veterans and military spouses can meet with veteran-friendly local and national employers, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at Raymond James Stadium, 4116 N Himes Ave. To register, visit events.recruitmilitary.com.

Cyber crime and seniors: Hillsborough Consumer Protection Agency will present "Cyber Crime, Scams and Schemes and Seniors," from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Hospital, 2901 W Swann Ave. Lunch will be served. Free. For reservations, call (813) 342-1313.

Cheese club: Sample a variety of cheese and paired wines, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Whole Foods Market, 1548 N Dale Mabry Highway. Free. Call (813) 874-9435.

Drawing class: Students with midlevel drawing and mixed media skills can sign up for a master class scheduled from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday and continuing each Thursday through Feb. 28 at the Life Enrichment Center, 9704 N Boulevard. This class, taught by Debra Radke, will take students to a higher level and prepare them for gallery display. The seven-week course costs $140, $125 for center members. Participants must preregister for the entire course. For more information, call (813) 932-0241 or go to lectampa.org.

Breast-feeding group: Attend a free Lutz Area Breastfeeding Support Group meeting for adult women at noon Friday at the Lutz Branch Library, 101 Lutz-Lake Fern Road W. Though breast-feeding is a natural process, new moms and babies may need some help to learn. Participants can share concerns and receive professional breast-feeding guidance and advice from a certified lactation counselor. For more information about this and other free programs at the library, call (813) 273-3652 or visit hcplc.org.

Arbor Day: Temple Terrace will celebrate Florida Arbor Day with a special program from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at Riverhills Park, 329 S Riverhills Drive. Dana Carver of the Temple Terrace Parks and Recreation Division will talk about the proper care and planting of trees, as well as the importance of planting native trees. Temple Terrace code compliance director Joe Gross will have an update on city regulations related to trees. Both men are certified arborists and can answer your questions. You do not have to be a Temple Terrace resident to attend. The city is giving away potted native-tree seedlings (courtesy of T.R.E.E. Inc.) and distributing the Temple Terrace Tree Guide. For more information about the event, call the Temple Terrace Parks and Recreation Division at (813) 506-6600.

Artists can apply for grants: Local artists can obtain $2,000 grants from the Arts Council of Hillsborough County. Seven grants are available for 2013. Artists' projects must further their professional development. The projects must be outlined in the grant applications and take place during the grant period, which will be March 1 to Sept. 30. Th application deadline is Friday. Email simonst@ tampaarts.org or visit tampaarts.com.

Art photography: Accomplished art photographer Steven Sparks will teach a workshop on how to photograph art, including lighting and camera settings, plus offer tips on post-processing and resizing digital images, from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 31 at Life Enrichment Center, 9704 N Boulevard. Handouts will be provided and instruction will be helpful to both novice and more advanced photographers. Bring your camera and manual if possible (not required). The cost is $25. You must preregister. Call (813) 932-0241 or go to lectampa.org for more information.

Things to do in north Tampa area 01/12/13 [Last modified: Friday, January 11, 2013 2:30pm]

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