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•Gulfside Elementary is working with Metropolitan Ministries, One Community Now and local churches to offer needy families free meals on campus, 5-6 p.m. each Saturday night. Call the school at (727) 774-6000 for information or to participate.

Library events

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

• Summer Kick-off Program with Healthy Herb, 11 a.m. Saturday.

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

• 2013 Summer Reading Club Kick-off Event: Healthy Herb, 2-3 p.m. Saturday..

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

• Summer Reading Club Sign-up. Tuesday-Saturday. Kids ages 0-18 (through Grade 12). Read books, win prizes and attend free, fun programs at the library.

• Summer Reading Club Kick-off for Kids, 2 p.m. Saturday. Kids with a parent or guardian are welcome to enjoy the Wonders of Nature with real live animals.

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

• Teen Summer Reading Club Kick-off and Game Night, 6-9 p.m. Friday.

• Elementary Summer Reading Club Kick-off, 2 p.m. Saturday. A Star Wars-themed program and photo op with the 501st Legion Star Wars Re-enactors.

New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey. (727) 853-1279.

• Dig Into Reading June 17 to Aug. 2. Log your reading time to earn cool incentives. Seven weeks of storytimes, crafts, teen events, movies and more. Enrollment begins Monday; stop by the library to sign up and pick up your welcome packet. Ages 3-7, ages 8-12 and 13 and up.

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

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

• Summer Reading Program kickoff with Cesar the Magician Children's Program, 11:15 a.m. Saturday. Grades K-5.

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

• Summer Reading Club Kick-off Party, 11:15 a.m. Saturday. Magician Elliott Smith. All ages.

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

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

• Summer Reading Kick-off Party, 7-8 p.m. Thursday. Join Giving Tree Music for a fun evening. Grades K-5.

• Summer Reading Kick-off, 6-9 p.m. Friday. Pizza Party, movie, Internet and more. Grades 6-12. Permission slip required for M-rated games.

Newsmakers

• The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation, recognized Wesley Chapel Elementary School for transforming its campus into a healthy place for students and staff. To earn the National Recognition Award, Wesley Chapel Elementary improved its nutrition services and physical activity programs.

• West Zephyrhills Elementary Outstanding RSVP Volunteer Walt Haskins was recognized by the Pasco School Volunteer Program. Before the event he was honored by the WZES Volunteer Program and surprised by Jill Nally's first-graders, who created a colorful quilt.

Send school news to miller@tampabay.com.

Pasco class notes 06/01/13 [Last modified: Thursday, May 30, 2013 5:59pm]
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