Rise and shine
for Easter services
The First Baptist Church of Wesley Chapel will hold its annual Sunrise Service starting at 7:30 a.m. March 23 at the church, 29716 State Road 54. There will be a breakfast at 8:30 a.m., and services again at 9:30 and 11 a.m. For information, call (813) 973-7185 or visit online at fbcwesleychapel.org.
Republican Club meets on Thursday
The next meeting of the Wesley Chapel Republican Club is at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Wesley Chapel Hyundai Auto Dealership, 27000 Wesley Chapel Blvd., 1 mile west of Interstate 75. The guest speakers are clerk of the court candidate Dan Tipton and Pasco County Commissioner Jack Mariano. The Wesley Chapel Republican Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month and always welcomes new members and guests. For additional information in becoming a member of the Wesley Chapel Republican Club, call Peter Hanzel at (813) 907-6614.
Pregnancy crisis center has fundraiser
The Cornerstone Center for Women will host its annual Steak Dinner and Auction on Friday at the center, 14310 10th St. in Dade City. Proceeds will go to the non-profit pregnancy crisis center. To get more information or to donate auction items, call (352) 567-5777.
It's dinner and a murder mystery
The murder mystery dinner show My Big Fat Italian Funeral will be performed by MurderS She Wrote Inc. The show is scheduled for 6 p.m. March 29 at the Radisson Hotel on U.S. 19 in Clearwater. The dinner includes a choice of chicken saltimbocca or grouper Mediterranean. Call (813) 727-7012 or (813) 469-1233 for reservations. Tickets are $46 and include both dinner and the show.
Schools hosting a Family Conference
The Pasco County School District will host the sixth annual Family Conference from 5 to 8 p.m. March 20 at T.E. Weightman Middle School. This year's theme is "Building a Foundation for Success — One Child at a Time."
Participants will have the opportunity to attend workshops designed to promote student achievement and strengthen understanding of how parents can help children reach their highest potential. Topics include Internet Safety/MySpace, Dealing With Children's Behavior, Family Literacy Strategies for Parents, Encouraging Children and Legal Issues. This event is free to the public. Refreshments will be provided and child care is available for program participants. If you need child care, translation or ADA services, contact Holly Rockhill at (813) 794-2717.
Federal employee group meets Tuesday
Chapter 390 of the National Active or Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will hold its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the First Christian Church, 6040 Eighth St., Zephyrhills. The program will be led by newly appointed District 5 Vice President Jane Lemley of Lakeland. For additional information, call Doris South at (813) 788-3391 or Donald Whitlock at (813) 782-8521.
Marketing council hosts golf tourney
The Sales and Marketing Council of the Pasco Building Association will hold its seventh annual golf tournament March 26 at the Plantation Palms Golf Club in Land O'Lakes. Check-in for the four-person shotgun start is at noon with tee-off an hour later.
The buffet awards dinner will be at 5 p.m. Entry fee for four players is $300, or $80 for individual players. It includes cart, greens fees, dinner and refreshments served on the course. The nongolfer fee is $25 per individual. A $15,000 Hole-In-One, Gold Silver, Contest, Banquet, Tee/Hole and other sponsorships are sought. Deadline to register for the golf tournament is Friday. The Plantation Palms Golf Club is at 23253 Plantation Palms Blvd. in Land O'Lakes. For more information, call Nita Beckwith at (727) 375-8922 or visit PBA's Web site at www.pascobuilding.com.
New Port Richey
Get a senator to soap up your car at benefit
State Sen. Make Fasano will help support three young athletes from Ingram's Karate Center who have been selected to the Amateur Athletic Union Karate 2007/2008 USA Team. Fasano will work side-by-side with Ingram's athletes, parents and students at a fundraising carwash from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the 7-Eleven on the northeast corner of State Road 54 and Little Road in New Port Richey. All proceeds will help defray costs of sending the athletes to tournaments abroad. Tony Previte will compete in Thailand with the AAU adult team in April. Shawn Roof and Alexis Campisi will compete in Osaka and Tokyo, Japan, with the AAU Junior team in March. For further information, call Sheri Ingram-Angwin at (727) 372-7673.
Mosquito board holds its meeting Monday
The Pasco County Mosquito Control Board will hold its monthly meeting at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Odessa office, 2308 Marathon Road.
Here's a sweet deal for the children
Pasco County Parks and Recreation and the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce present the 16th annual Jellybean Jamboree from 10 a.m. to noon March 22 at the Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd. Registration is at 9 a.m.
There will be a coloring contest, jellybean jar guess, games, free hot dogs, drinks and cupcakes and an Easter egg hunt. This is free for infants to age 12 years old. Call (813) 909-2722.
Looking for a job? Here's some help
Free classes to assist individuals with job seeking and job keeping skills will be offered from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Mondays at the Hugh Embry Branch Library, 1415 Fourth St. in Dade City.
The class covers where to look for work, what employers are looking for, how to market skills, resume advice and assistance, completing an application, tips on interviewing and how to keep the job. Call (727) 849-4724 to register.
Learn about policing in Citizen Academy
The Citizen Police Academy will hold an evening class beginning March 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the classroom at the Land O'Lakes Detention Center. Graduation will be April 22. Call (727) 834-3239.
Library battle of the bands is coming up
Rock out with the Pasco County Library System at Battle of the Bands XI: Rockus Maximus at 6 p.m. March 28 at Crews Lake Park in Shady Hills.
Different genres of music will be represented and the bands will be judged on stage presence, vocals, songwriting and general musicianship. In addition to the live band competition there are video/online documentaries on each band on the library's MySpace Web site where bands are competing for votes.
Visit the teen pages at pascolibraries.org; the teen blog or MySpace.com/
pascolibraries to view and vote for favorite band. Call (727) 861-3020.