Students take stage
in Broadway classic
Under the direction of Gary Compton, chair of fine arts at Academy at the Lakes, 175 kindergarten through 12th grade students from the school will present Fiddler on the Roof at the Center for the Performing Arts at Wesley Chapel High School at 7 p.m. Friday. The show will include students between the ages of 5 and 18 on stage and in the orchestra pit.
Fiddler joins other Broadway shows presented by the Academy at the Lakes theater and music departments over the years. Other productions include Guys and Dolls, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Academy at the Lakes is a private-independent, nondenominational college preparatory school accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
For Fiddler on the Roof ticket information, call (813) 948-6823.
Various styles shown at Art in the Park
The Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce will have Art in the Park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 19 at the new Wesley Chapel District Park on Boyette Road.
Artists from all over Florida will be invited. Categories include clay, drawings, graphics, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, painting, photography, sculpture, watercolor and wood.
There will be a children's art display and music by local bands and musicians. A cake-decorating contest is planned.
Participants for all categories are being sought. Sponsorships are also available. Call (813) 994-8534.
Early planning can net a free breakfast
Reservations are now required for the Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce's monthly breakfasts.
The first 50 members will receive their breakfast compliments of the sponsor; all others, members and non-members alike, will pay $10.
This month the breakfast is at 8 a.m. Tuesday at Lexington Oaks Golf Club. Paul O'Neil, Pasco's chief deputy clerk of courts, will be the speaker.
The sponsor is Cooper Financial Services.
Call (813) 994-8534.
Learn about foster, adoptive parenting
The Children's Home Inc. will hold a free foster and adoptive parent orientation class for individuals and families interested in becoming foster and adoptive parents. The class is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 11 at the Land O'Lakes Recreation Center, 3032 Collier Parkway in Land O'Lakes. Call (813) 864-1434 to reserve a place.
Orchids spotlighted at Garden Club talk
The Land O'Lakes Garden Club meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd.
Charles Ochipa, a local orchid expert, will be the guest speaker and will display plants from his collection.
All members are asked to bring a flower and a donation of paper goods for Christian Social Services.
The hosts for the event will be Ruth Blahut, Eleanor Basile, Peggy Shear and Dee Hawley. The club meets once a month from September through May. New members and visitors are welcome. Call (813) 961-2697.