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March 2: Pasco school notes

Calendar

March 13: End of third quarter.

March 14: Teacher planning day. No school for students.

March 17-21: Spring break.

March 31: Report cards.

Music/art/theater

• Throughout March, the Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., will feature an extensive photography exhibition from the Pasco eSchool, a virtual classroom, with students enrolled from all over Pasco County. For information, call (727) 848-6500 or email nprgallery@aol.com.

Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. (727) 774-7381:

• Richey Concert Band performance, 2:30 p.m. today.

• River Ridge Middle Pre-Festival concert, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

• Fantasy Theatre Factory presents Bananas, Books and Pancakes at 10:30 a.m. and noon Wednesday. Grades 1-5.

• Cypress Elementary musical production, 7 p.m. Thursday.

Briefly

The Pasco County School Board will host an informational community meeting concerning Common Core Standards from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Wiregrass Ranch High, 2909 Mansfield Blvd., Wesley Chapel.

Hudson Elementary School is offering free active parenting classes Thursday and March 13 at the school, 7229 Hudson Ave. The workshop will show effective ways to use nonviolent discipline techniques, improve communication, teach responsibility and other important values. Parents, grandparents, childcare providers and teachers are welcome. To make reservations, call Shannon Hill at (727) 774-2630, (813) 794-2630 or (352) 524-2630.

James M. Marlowe Elementary School's food drive — Feed a Child's Belly with Peanut Butter and Jelly! — is under way. Donations of jars of peanut butter and jelly along with other nonperishable food items are welcome through March 12 and will be donated to a local food bank in time for spring break.

Library notes

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

• Lego Club, 4 p.m. Wednesday. For kids of all ages and their families.

• PAWS for Friendship, 4 p.m. Thursday. Reluctant readers and readers of all skill levels can practice reading aloud to a friendly therapy dog. Elementary grades.

• Tween Old School Gaming, 11 a.m. Saturday.. Enjoy board games, cards and chess. Grades 4-7.

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

• Teen Advisory Board, 6 p.m. Tuesday. Grades 6-12.

• Act Up Drama Club, 2 p.m. Saturday. Grades 3 and up.

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

• Teens Create Jewelry, 4 p.m. Thursday. Grades 6-12.

• Kids Book BINGO and Crafts, 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday. Grades K-5.

Land O'Lakes, 2818 Collier Parkway, (813) 929-1214.

• Anime Club, 6 p.m. Tuesday.. Club membership is limited and prior registration is required. Visit the library and ask at the reference desk for more information. Grades 6-12.

• Battle of the Bands Promo Concert, 6:30 p.m. Friday. See four of the eight bands competing in Rockus Maximus: Battle of the Bands 17. The bands are Alive After Tomorrow; Small Monuments; Saved By Friday; and Orange Gravity. This free concert features more than four hours of live music with local band talent competing for more than $7,500 in prizes.

• Reading Buddies, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday. Elementary school readers can sign up for reading practice with a friendly volunteer. Bring a favorite book or choose one from the library. To register, call the library at (813) 929-1214. Elementary grades.

• Chess Club, 2 p.m. Saturday.. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Bring your favorite chess set or use one from the library.

• Tween Gaming, 2 p.m. Saturday.. Ages 9-12.

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

• Homework Help for grades 1-5, 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays.

• Teen Advisory Board, 6 p.m. Thursday. Grades 6-12.

• Anime Club, 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Grades 6 and above.

• Tween Jewelrymaking Program, 2 p.m. Saturday. Grades 4-7.

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

• Teen Advisory Board, 4 p.m. Wednesday. Grades 6-12.

• Reading to your BFFs, 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Reluctant readers (and readers of all skill levels) can practice reading to a friendly therapy dog. Elementary grades.

South Holiday, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, (727) 834-3312.

• Lego Maniacs, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Grades K-5.

• Game Over, 2-4 p.m. Saturday. Grades 4-7.

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March 2: Pasco school notes 02/28/14 [Last modified: Friday, February 28, 2014 1:14pm]

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