'Congress' to have summit on bullying
The seventh annual "The American Dream" Congress will meet from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 18 and will focus on bullying prevention in schools and in the community. Topics include the link between childhood bullying and domestic violence, legal issues, legislative updates and the role of faith-based communities. The session will take place at the Center for the Arts at Wesley Chapel High School, 30651 Wells Road. This is free and open to school personnel, child advocates, social workers, parents, youth leaders and members of the faith-based community. Call (352) 521-3358 to register or visit sunrisepasco.org.
Barbecue will support School Board hopeful
An Ole Fashioned Bar-B-Que is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 28 at 3116 Land O'Lakes Blvd. Friends of Kurt J. Conover, who is running for Pasco County School Board, District 2, are sponsoring the event. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. The barbecue will be provided by Hungry Harry's Bar-B-Que. There will be entertainment and door prizes. For tickets call (813) 949-4696 or visit voteforkurt.org.
Festival, business expo planned June 21
The Battle of the Wings and Community Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 21 at Wiregrass Ranch High School. There will be a new car show, food, prizes, a bounce house and blood drive. The Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce will offer business development classes for $5 for chamber members and $10 for nonmembers. Business and food vendor applications are being accepted at the chamber office. Call (813) 994-8534.
Survivor to speak
at United Methodist
Mountain lion attack survivor Anne Hjelle will be a guest speaker at the First United Methodist Church of Lutz at both the 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. services on June 15. In early 2004, Hjelle was attacked by a mountain lion while biking in California's rugged wilderness. Her friend and riding partner, Debi Nicholls, initiated a tug of war with the lion, which saved Hjelle's life. Since surviving this near-death incident, Hjelle has spoken to audiences worldwide, encouraging people to overcome their fears. Church Pastor Rick Cabot, who survived an attack by a 7-foot alligator, learned of Hjelle's story through After the Attack on Animal Planet. Their stories were among the first of the series to be filmed. This is the first time these "club members" will meet in person. For information, call (813) 949-1751.
Chamber installation, awards banquet set
The 2008 Installation and Awards Banquet of the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce is scheduled for June 24 at the Bethany Center. Call (813) 909-2722.
Republicans invite elections supervisor
The Republican Club of Central Pasco will feature supervisor of elections Brian Corley for the club's June 18 meeting. Corley will discuss new voting machines and voter registration rules for the upcoming elections. The club meets at Steve's Fountainview Restaurant, in the Central Pasco Government Building on Land O'Lakes Boulevard. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. and is preceded by a social hour at 6. For information, contact Steve Graves at (813) 996-3011 or visit repub
to meet June 16
The Pasco County Mosquito Control Board of Commissioners will hold its monthly meeting at 3:30 p.m. June 16 at the Odessa office, 2308 Marathon Road.
Library has children's programs Wednesdays
The Zephyrhills Public Library will host a series of free creative programs for children between kindergarten and fifth grade from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesdays at the Alice Hall Community Center, 38116 Fifth Ave. Planned events are:
July 9: Florida Interactive Reptile Experience. The reptile man is back with more interesting facts about Florida reptiles. He has incorporated new ideas based on suggestions made by previous audiences.
July 16: Earthlings Washboard Band. The crazy and amazing two-man band is back with a new show for 2008.
July 23: Fire and Ice by Mad Science. Mad Scientist Dave is bringing his amazing peek into the world of physical science.
July 30: mystery guest. "Miss Betty Spaghetti" had such a great time last year that she's sending a mystery guest to entertain.
For information, call the library at (813) 780-0064.
to meet Thursday
The next meeting of the Wesley Chapel Republican Club is at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Wesley Chapel Hyundai Auto Dealership, in the second floor meeting room, 27000 Wesley Chapel Blvd. Guest speakers are Pasco County Sheriff Bob White and Pasco County School Board District 2 candidate Peter Hanzel.
The club meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m., and always welcomes new members and guests. For information, contact Lynda MacPherson at (813) 907-2268.
Bored? Bingo, dinner and dancing offered
The Knights of Columbus/Father Farrell Council 6476 offers nonsmoking bingo every Sunday with games beginning at 1 p.m. at 2040 Grand Blvd. Each Friday there is a dinner from 5 to 7, with dancing from 7 to 10. Call (727) 934-8025.