Dec. 22: End of the second grading quarter.
Dec. 23: Teacher planning day. No school for students.
Dec. 24-Jan. 8: Winter break.
The Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. (727) 774-7382.
• River Ridge Middle concert, 7 p.m. Dec. 20.,
Center for the Arts at Wesley Chapel, 30651 Wells Road, Wesley Chapel (813) 794-8772 or centerfortheartswesleychapel.com.
• Blackwood Studios presents Winter Gifts at 11 a.m. Dec. 16. Grades K-12. $5.
• John Long Middle band concert, 7 p.m. Dec. 19.
• Thomas E. Weightman Middle winter concert, 7 p.m. Dec. 20.
• Land O'Lakes High concert, 7 p.m. Dec. 22.
• Gingerbread Houses, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Dec. 22 at New River Library, 34043 State Road 54, Zephyrhills. Decorate your own mini-gingerbread house with supplies provided by Friends of the Library.
For a schedule of events at all Pasco County library branches, go to pascolibraries.org. For information about events at the New Port Richey public library, go to nprlibrary.org.
• Innovative chefs in grades 9 through 12 are invited to enter the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Fresh from Florida Student Chef Cook-off. Students may submit original recipes featuring locally grown products for a chance to have their meal served in school cafeterias. The deadline to enter is Feb. 2. For rules and to submit an entry, visit FreshFromFlorida.com/StudentCookOff.
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