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Pasco briefs: Stores at new Shops at Wiregrass announce grand-opening events

Shops at Wiregrass to hold special events

The Shops at Wiregrass is hosting a variety of events to celebrate the grand opening on Thursday and Friday. The complex is at State Road 56 and Bruce B. Downs in Wesley Chapel.

Macy's Newest Star Makeover is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday in the Center Court. Laura Geller has been creating beautiful faces in Hollywood for 25 years, and at 10 a.m., she will make a speech during the grand opening ceremonies. At 11 a.m., she will greet the public and, as part of the event, complementary makeovers will be given by several cosmetic companies. Appointments are required by calling (813) 975-2200. Participants can enter to win $1,000 in Macy's wardrobe, cosmetics and fragrance packages.

Dillard's Designer Runway Show is set for Saturday with a cocktail hour at 4:30 p.m. at the Brass Tap and Fashion show at 6 p.m. in Center Court at the Shops of Wiregrass. Rebecca Weinbert, stylist to the stars and Emmy Award-winning costume designer, will host the show. The fashion show is free, but for a $20 donation to the American Cancer Society, fans can attend the cocktail hour, watch the show from premier seating and take home a bag and a $10 gift certificate to Dillard's. Call (813) 949-0291. Guests can enter to win a $1,000 Dillard's Shopping Spree.

Stroller Spook is set for 9 a.m. Friday in Center Court at the Shops of Wiregrass. Children should be dressed in Halloween costumes. There will be prizes for best costume, goody bags, refreshments and door prizes. Register at

Jazzercise offers year-end membership

The New Port Richey Recreation Center at 6630 Van Buren St. is offering membership in Jazzercise for $50 until the end of the year. There is no fee to join.

There are two classes: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday for low impact, and an evening class at 6:30 p.m. Monday and Thursday and 5 p.m. Friday for the more advanced group. The 60-minute class includes a warmup, high-energy aerobic routines, muscle toning and cool-down stretch.

Call (727) 841-4560 or (727) 560-2383.

Work out and you might get a gift card

JCPenney will provide two high-energy workout sessions at 10 and 11 a.m. Friday in Center Court at the grand opening of the Shops at Wiregrass, at State Road 56 and Bruce B. Downs in Wesley Chapel.

Participants will follow the moves of fitness expert Kim Merkel, and the first 100 people will receive a $10 gift card from JCPenney.

They can also enter to win a $500 JCPenney Xersion wardrobe makeover.

Lake Padgett Estates group meets Tuesday

Lake Padgett Estates Civic Association meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the LPECA Stables Facility, 22140 Coldstream Road.

Call Rich Gray at (813) 996-7868.

Join the fight against breast cancer

Residents of Wesley Chapel and its surrounding communities are invited to show support for the fight against breast cancer at the Shops at Wiregrass with Print Pink, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. For a $50 tax-deductible donation, clay tiles with handprints or messages can be inscribed.

The colorful 6- by 6-inch tiles will be signed, glazed and installed throughout the Shops at Wiregrass at State Road 56 and Bruce B. Downs. Imprinting days are Saturday and Nov. 2. Visit to register.

Others can customize a tile by going to Follow instructions under Print Pink to download a form and then mail. Deadline to register is Thursday.

Call the American Cancer Society toll-free at 1-800-940-1969, ext. 114.

Flapjack Festival moves to fairgrounds

The 2008 Flapjack Festival is set for Friday through Nov. 2 at a new location, the Pasco County Fairgrounds, 36722 State Road 52 in Dade City.

Events scheduled for Friday include a costume contest, face painting, and trick or treating for children 12 and younger. Vendors will hand out treats. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 or younger.

Call (813) 909-2722.

Sit down to play bingo without the smoke

Knights of Columbus Father Farrell Council 6476, 2040 Grand Blvd. in Holiday, offers nonsmoking 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. This Friday, there will be a costume party with Mario De Leon playing.

Call (727) 934-8025.

Pasco briefs: Stores at new Shops at Wiregrass announce grand-opening events 10/25/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 5:22pm]
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