Powell Middle PTSA will meet today
The Parent-Teacher-Student Association at Powell Middle School will meet at 6 p.m. today in the media center, 4100 Barclay Ave. Parents and students are welcome. For information, call (352) 797-7095.
Piccillo to speak to Democratic group
The Democratic Women's Club will meet at noon Friday at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive.
The speaker will be Jim Piccillo, Democratic candidate in the 5th Congressional District. Light refreshments will be served. For information, call Helen at (352) 688-3392.
School advisory group meets Monday
Brooksville Elementary School will have a School Advisory Council meeting and the annual school improvement plan presentation at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the staff meeting room at the school, 885 N Broad St.
Principal Mary LeDoux will present the school improvement plan.
The SAC is a decisionmaking group that includes parents, business and community partners, teachers and administration. New members are welcome. For information, call (352) 797-7014.
Coffee shop holds Dog's Night Out
Dogs and their owners are invited to the next Dog's Night Out from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Cuppy's Coffee House, 7635 Horse Lake Road.
Dogs must be people- and pet-friendly, be on leashes and have proof of current vaccinations.
The event will include dog games, contests, musical entertainment and raffles. Vendors and exhibitors will have dog and wildlife-related information, services and products. Adoptable dogs will be on site. Also, Hernando Primates will bring Mimi, a black-and-white ruffed-tail lemur for visits and photos.
Funds raised from this event will benefit the SPCA of Hernando County.
There is no admission charge, but visitors are asked to bring donations of nonperishable food for the homeless. For information, call (352) 345-4837.
AKC event rallies dogs, good owners
The Hernando County Kennel Club will celebrate its AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Hernando Council Senior Center, 8187 Fort Dade Ave.
Visitors are encouraged to bring their dogs. There will be demonstrations in obedience, rally and grooming.
Members from greyhound and basset rescue groups, as well as representatives from the Hernando Kennel Club, will be on hand.
AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days are observed throughout September, with hundreds of organizations throughout the country hosting events for dogs and their owners. To learn more, visit akc.org. For information about the local event, contact Deborah Rocco at (352) 263-3775.
On tap: river cleanup and recycled art show
The Hernando Environmental Land Protectors will participate in national coastal cleanup efforts next week and will be cleaning up the Weeki Wachee River, Monday through Sept. 18.
Then, on Sept. 19, the Friends of Weeki Wachee State Park will sponsor an art show and exhibit, with the theme "Art in Recycling" at Weeki Wachee Springs, 6131 Commercial Way. The purpose of the event is to show that one person's trash can be another's art.
The art show will have two classes: one for students ages 18 and younger, and the other an open class for all ages. All entries must be made of recycled materials. There is no entry fee.
Cash prizes will be awarded: $150 for first place, $100 for second place and $50 for third. Prize money has been provided by HELP.
Entries in the student class are not to be sold, but those in the open call can be sold if the artist is a paid vendor. Vendors are welcome; the cost is $20 for a booth.
For information, contact Chuck Morton at (352) 592-0097 or email@example.com.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Chorus holds contest for female singers
Suncoast Harmony Chorus will host its second annual a cappella singing contest, "Sing Baby Sing," at noon Sept. 18 at Music Matters, 4112 Little Road.
The contest is open to women of all ages. The entry fee is $5.
The winner will receive $100 and will have an opportunity to sing in the chorus' annual show March 5 at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge.
To schedule an audition time, call Lee at (727) 236-9829 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW PORT RICHEY/ SPRING HILL
PHCC programs look at U.S. Constitution
In commemoration of Constitution Day, Pasco-Hernando Community College will present two programs on the Constitution, "The Fourteenth Amendment, Then and Now" and "Constitutional Strange."
"The Fourteenth Amendment, Then and Now" will be presented from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Monday in the Performing Arts Center at the West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey; and again from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court.
The program will be presented by Eric Wolters and Carmine Bell, who explore the historical origins of the 14th Amendment, its role in the women's suffrage movement and its relevance to contemporary culture.
"Constitutional Strange" will be presented from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday at the West Campus. Wolters will explain some of the less well-known provisions of the Constitution that illustrate the differences between the concerns of the founders and the majority of Americans today.
There is no cost to attend the presentations. For campus maps and directions, visit phcc.edu/campuses. For information, call Wolters at (727) 816-3255, or Bell at (727) 816-3252.
Dinner, dancing and show at VFW post
The Korean War Veterans and Ladies Auxiliary will host a Fall Festival dinner and show Sept. 25 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.
The event will feature a buffet dinner and entertainment by Shazasi and Jewels of the Desert, a belly dancing troupe. Music for dancing will be provided by John Martin and the Key Notes Band. There will be door prizes and a cash bar.
Tickets are $20 per person; table reservations for eight or more are available. For information or tickets, call Rich at (352) 688-7196.