Want to be a foster parent or adopt?
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.
Florida artists invited
to 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 children's art display and music by local musicians. A cake-decorating contest is planned. Participants for all categories are being sought. Sponsorships are also available. Call (813) 994-8534.
to meet, have speaker
The Pasco County Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Friday at the American Legion Hall on Church Avenue in Dade City. K.T. "Ted" Williams will be the guest speaker.
Chamber's monthly mixer set for Tuesday
The Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce Monthly Mixer is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Prudential Tropical Realty, 20537 Amberfield Drive, Land O'Lakes. Call (813) 909-2722.
Bands to battle it out at Rockus Maximus
Rock out with the Pasco County Library System at Battle of the Bands XI: Rockus Maximus at 6 p.m. Friday at Crews Lake Park in Shady Hills. Various 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 pascolibraries.org and go to the teens page or teen blog or MySpace.com/pascolibraries to view and vote for favorite band. Call (727) 861-3020.
Ride your bike and help build homes
Dust off your bicycle, tune it up and join East Pasco Habitat for Humanity in its inaugural bicycle charity ride, "The Ride for Humanity," on April 6. The event takes place at the Dade City Business Center in Dade City and offers three choices of rides — the "We Are Family" 10-mile fun ride; the "Pink M&M's" 30-mile tour; and the "San Antonio Cyclery" Metric Century 62.5-mile ride. Check the habitat Web site www.ephabitat.org to register and get information. Habitat gives a "hand-up not a hand-out" and works with families to achieve home ownership, which moves them from substandard housing to a safe, decent home. For information, call (325) 567-1444.
Remember your loved one at hospice event
"A Time to Remember" will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday on the campus of Hernando Pasco Hospice Care Center, 37439 Clinton Ave., Dade City. Call toll-free, 1-800-486-8790. There will be music and readings. Individuals who have lost a loved one are invited to attend ceremonies that are facilitated by chaplains and bereavement counselors.
Experience Passover Seder at synagogue
Looking to explore the Hebrew roots of your faith? Ever wondered what it would have been like to be at the first Passover? Shoresh David Messianic Synagogue is hosting a Passover Seder at 4 p.m. April 19 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 33425 State Road 54, Wesley Chapel. Come experience the reading of the Haggadah, a Passover dinner and enjoy singing and Davidic dancing. The cost to attend the Seder is $20; reservations must be made by April 12. For information, call (352) 588-3068.
Free health screenings at fair Saturday
The Pasco Health Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Moore-Mickens Education Center, 38301 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Dade City. Free health screenings include blood pressure and cholesterol checks, blood sugar checks for diabetes, vision and bone density testing. Screenings for kids will include height and weight checks. Mammograms and pap tests will be conducted by appointment only. There will be no charge for individuals without health insurance. For information, call (352) 523-3657.
Learn marketing strategies for today
The free two-hour SCORE seminar, "How to Market in this Economy," sponsored by the Land O'Lakes Library Branch, will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Land O'Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway. Bill Brydia, a SCORE counselor, will present an analysis of the factors affecting growth and expansion with emphasis on conducting a growth audit on planning, marketing and human resource availability. Advance reservations recommended. For information, call the library at (813) 929-1214, the SCORE office at (727) 843-4638 or go to www.score439.org.