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Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014
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Things to do in the Carrollwood area this weekend

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TODAYPoolside party: Beat the heat at Temple Terrace's annual Family Fun Day, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Family Recreation Complex, 6610 Whiteway Drive. Enjoy the complex's amenities, including swimming pools, tennis courts and fitness center, with no membership required.

Activities include a belly flop contest, swimming, basketball, gymnastics, tennis, volleyball and more. Lunch is $3 courtesy of the Restoring Hope outreach program.

Family Fun Day also has a Health & Wellness Fair, bringing together area agencies, organizations and businesses to focus on the health of the community. Both events include free admission and parking.

For information, call (813) 506-6600.

Yuletide in July: Santa Claus and toys for needy kids highlight the fourth annual LEON - "Noel" spelled backwards - family festival from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Forum Plaza, 401 Channelside Drive. Enjoy a winter wonderland experience for $10 or a new toy donation to Metropolitan Ministries. Those who donate receive a ticket to the Tampa Bay Storm game immediately following the festival.

Families can cool off on the giant snow slide, take photos with Santa, and enjoy food, rides, face painting and more, complete with holiday music.

For details, go to metromin.org.

SUNDAY

See zoo for six bucks: Wal-Mart sponsors a $6 Day from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W. Sligh Ave. Visit your favorite animals and learn about endangered wildlife for just $6 per person.

Free extra parking is available next to the Tampa Greyhound Track with shuttles running throughout the day. Zoo rides are not included with $6 admission.

For information, call (813) 935-8552 or go to www.lowryparkzoo.com.

Moulin magic: Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor star in "Moulin Rouge!" at 3 p.m. at Tampa Theatre, 711 N. Franklin St.

For the first time Tampa Theatre is adding a "modern classic" film to its Summer Classic Movie Series lineup with a film that was an instant hit 12 years ago, featuring a historical story with popular 20th century music.

After the screening, USF film professor Harriet Deer will lead short discussion of the film.

Tickets are $9 general admission or $7 for Tampa Theatre members and are available at the box office, 711 N. Franklin St. For information call (813) 274-8981 or go to www.tampatheatre.org.

Send Things to Do submissions to Greg S. Carr at gscarr@tampatrib.com. Deadline is at least one week prior to publication date.

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