Thursday, February 22, 2018
Education

Class notes

Calendar

June 4: Last day of school for students.

Theater/music/art

Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey (727) 774-7380.

• Fox Hollow Elementary concert, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

• Schrader Elementary concert, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

• River Ridge Middle School spring band concert, 7 p.m. Thursday.

Center for the Arts at Wesley Chapel, 30651 Wells Road. (813) 794-8772.

• Wesley Chapel High School Prism Concert, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Library notes

All Pasco library branches launch their summer reading clubs on Tuesday. Kids of all ages can read books, win prizes and attend free, fun programs all summer. Contact the library of your choice for details and to sign up, or visit pascolibraries.org.

Centennial Park Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday, (727) 834-3204.

• It's Movie Night!, 6 p.m. Tuesday. Grades 6-12.

Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. (727) 861-3040.

• Teen Sketch Night, 6 p.m. Tuesday. Grades 6-12.

• Teen Game Night, 6-9 p.m. Friday. Grades 6-12.

• Silly Saturday Dance Party, 11 a.m. Saturday. For kids and their families.

Hugh Embry Library, 14215 Fourth St., Dade City. (352) 567-3576.

• Tween Gaming, 4 p.m. Wednesday.

New River Library, 34043 State Road 54, Zephyrhills. (813) 788-6375.

• Homework Help for Grades 1-5, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, provided by teen volunteers.

Regency Park Branch, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey. (727) 861-3049.

• Inter-Tube Night (hilarious Internet videos), 4 p.m. Wednesday. Grades 6-12.

• Game Zone After Dark, 6 p.m. Friday. Grades 6-12.

• Tail Waggin' Tutors, 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Elementary.

High school commencement ceremonies

FRIDAY, May 31:

• Gulf High School, 6:30 p.m., EPICenter at Calvary Chapel Worship Center, 6825 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey

Hudson High, 7 p.m. at the school, 14410 Cobra Way

• Land O'Lakes High, 4 p.m. at the USF Sundome

Pasco High, 7:30 p.m. at the school stadium, 36850 State Road 52, Dade City

Ridgewood High, 6:30 p.m. at the school gymnasium, 7560 Orchid Lake Road, New Port Richey

• River Ridge High: 6 p.m. at the school, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey

• Wesley Chapel High, 8 p.m. at the USF Sundome

SATURDAY, June 1:

J.W. Mitchell High and eSchool: 5 p.m. at the USF Sundome in Tampa

• Sunlake High, 1 p.m. at the USF Sundome

Wiregrass Ranch High: 9 a.m. at the USF Sundome

SUNDAY, June 2:

• Anclote High, 10 a.m. at the USF Sundome

Fivay High, 6 p.m. at the USF Sundome

Zephyrhills High, 2 p.m. at the USF Sundome

Send school news to [email protected] or fax to (813) 909-4611.

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