Mosquito control board to meet Oct. 13
The Pasco County Mosquito Control Board of Commissioners meets next at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at 2308 Marathon Road in Odessa.
Land O'Lakes club to see potting of plants
The Land O'Lakes Garden Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 7 at Annie's Garden Shed, 18621 U.S. 41 in Lutz. Helen Cantrell, assistant to the owner, will demonstrate the potting and care of several plants. Afterward, club members will be able to browse the gardens. Each member is asked to bring a folding chair. Following the meeting, there will be lunch at Sunset Restaurant, 18450 U.S. 41. The club meets once a month from September through May and new members are welcome. Call Marie Woody at (813) 961-2697.
New Tampa YMCA has passport to paradise
The New Tampa YMCA will hold its fundraising event — 2008 Passport to Paradise Saturday Night Lights — from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the YMCA, 16221 Compton Drive. A $50 ticket includes dining, dancing, drinks and live televised sporting events. The attire is casual and people are encouraged to wear their favorite team jerseys. There also will be a silent auction featuring more than 150 items, including vacations, sports memorabilia and tickets to sporting events. Proceeds from the event go toward the YMCA's Building Strong Kids campaign, which provides assistance to children and families who otherwise could not afford the Y. For more information, or to order tickets by phone, call (813) 866-9622.
Blue Cross/Blue Shield to address group
Chapter 390 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet next at 1 p.m. Oct. 14 at the First Christian Church, 6040 Eighth St., Zephyrhills. The meeting will feature a speaker from Blue Cross/Blue Shield. For more information, call Doris South at (813) 788-3391 or Gordon Hammond at (813) 783-1226.
You can catch a train at Crews Lake Park
The Central Pasco & Gulf Railroad Club will give train rides between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Oct. 11, or the second Saturday of each month, at Crews Lake Park. The club also offers train-theme birthday parties the other three Saturdays of each month. For information, call (813) 994-1515 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Test drives mean $20 for area high schools
Jarrett Ford Lincoln-Mercury of Dade City is hosting a fundraising event for east Pasco County high schools on Friday and Saturday. Every person who test drives a new Ford, Lincoln or Mercury will earn $20 each for Pasco High School and Zephyrhills High School. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.
Academy at the Lakes to celebrate founding
The Academy at the Lakes community will celebrate the school's founding, according to tradition on the first Friday in October, starting at 9:30 a.m. Guests of honor include Richard and Constance Wendlek, the founders, Mary and Gerry McCormick, benefactors of the McCormick campus, and other local dignitaries. Several student performing groups will entertain and an enormous birthday cake baked by the seniors and kindergarten students will be shared. Head of School Mark Heller will serve as the master of ceremonies, and several faculty members will be recognized on the occasion of their 10-year anniversary at Academy at the Lakes in conjunction with the day's other highlights.
Land O'Lakes Library holding family event
Families are invited for a Family Night Out at 6:30 p.m. each Monday through Nov. 24 at the Land O'Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway in Land O'Lakes. Call (813) 929-1214.
Dade City library sets used book bazaar
The Friends of the Library will host a used book bazaar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Hugh Embry Branch Library, 14215 Fourth St. in Dade City. Call (352) 567-3576.
Zephyrhills library offers Kids Book Club
Elementary school students are invited to Kids Book Club at 6:45 p.m. Thursday at the New River Branch Library, 34043 State Road 54 in Zephyrhills. Call (813) 788-6375.
Gulf High alums will invade on Oct. 24-25
The Gulf High School Athletic Booster Club Buccaneer Alumni Invasion Event is scheduled for Oct. 24 and Oct. 25. Gulf High School Alumni from 1922 to 2008 are invited to all the weekend's events culminating with the varsity football game between Gulf and Hudson at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25. Call (727) 207-4116 or visit the Web site at gulfhigh.org.
K of C council hosting bingo, dinner-dance
Knights of Columbus Father Farrell Council 6476, 2040 Grand Blvd. in Holiday offers non-smoking bingo each Sunday at 1 p.m. Doors open at 11 a.m. Each Friday, the council offers a dinner-dance with dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. and dancing from 7 to 10 p.m. Cost is $11 for both or $5 for the dance. Richie V will provide the music on Friday. Call (727) 934-8025.