Thursday, April 19, 2018
Education

Pasco class notes for March 13

Cypress Elementary: Spring pictures, today. Writing Rock Stars celebration, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Gulfside Elementary: I-Mom breakfast, 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. All Pro Dad breakfast, 8:45 a.m. March 22.

West Zephyrhills Elementary: Parent Math Night, 6 p.m. Thursday. All Pro Dad Breakfast, 7:15 a.m. Friday.

Marlowe Elementary: Fourth grade STAR Family Night, 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Schrader Elementary: Blood Drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. Talent show auditions, 8:30 a.m. Friday. Student of month recognition, 8:40 a.m. Monday. Spring picture day, Tuesday. Math March Madness night, 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Advisory council, 8:30 a.m. March 20.

Theater/music/art

• Richey Suncoast Theatre presents the high school talent show "Ticket to Broadway" at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the theater, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. $17 for adults, $8 for children under 12. (727) 842-6777.

Center for the Arts at Wesley Chapel, 30651 Wells Road. (813) 794-8772 or (727) 774-8772.

Wesley Chapel High Tri-M Talent Show, 12:45 p.m. Thursday.

University of South Florida Jazz Orchestra I, 11 a.m. Friday.

• Final competition for the Heritage Arts Center Association's "Spotlight on Talent" will be Saturday. Act 1 (noon) will consist of younger finalists, and Act 2 (7 p.m.) will feature older competitors. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students for one show; $20 and $10 for both. Children under 5 are free. To become a community sponsor, email Barbara Friedman at [email protected] or call (352) 567-1720.

Lake Myrtle Elementary musical, 7 p.m. Monday.

Veterans Elementary spring concert, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Library events

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

• Tween Time: St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt, 2-3 p.m. Saturday. Grades 4-7.

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

• Family Movie Matinee, 2 p.m. Saturday. Kids 10 and younger with parent or guardian.

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

• Popcorn and a Movie, 2 p.m. Saturday. Elementary.

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

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

• Children's Craft Corner, 2 p.m. Saturday. Grades K-5.

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

• Shamrock Shenanigans, 1 p.m. Saturday. Grades K-5.

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

South Holiday Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday, (727) 834-3331.

• Lucky Charms: St. Patrick's Day Celebration, 2 p.m. Saturday. Grades K-5.

College bound

The Rotary Club of Trinity 2013 "Al Arzu" Scholarship: Three $1,000 scholarships. Applications must be postmarked by April 1. Contact Tina Shelton at [email protected]

Junior Service League of Greater New Port Richey Scholarship: Awards $500 to one student in each of the following high schools: Hudson, Fivay, River Ridge, Gulf, Ridgewood, Mitchell and Anclote. Contact guidance counselors or Angel Cook at [email protected]

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