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Education

Pasco County class notes for Jan. 18

Class notes

Anclote Elementary: Science Fair, today. Ident-A-Kid Program, Friday. Writing Night, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Chasco Elementary: Muffins and Math family event, 8:45 a.m. Jan. 26.

Fivay High: Student of the Month breakfast, 7:30 a.m. Thursday. Advance Placement Parent Night, 7 to 8 p.m. Monday.

Gulf Middle: Family Night, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

John Long Middle: Coffee Chat, 8:45 a.m. Friday.

Moonlake Elementary: All Pro Dad's Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. today. Advisory council, 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. Second- and third-grade literacy breakfast, 7:30 a.m. Jan. 25.

Pine View Middle: PTSA meeting, 5:30 p.m. Monday.

River Ridge Middle: Starry Knights Dance, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. $5 in advance; $7 at the door.

Schrader Elementary: Bring someone you love to lunch, Jan. 25.

Zephyrhills High: Senior cap and gown pictures, today.

Music/Theater/Art

Suncoast Arts Fest, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel. This event, now in its seventh year, features the work of 135 fine artists, live music, emerging artist tents for juried youth art and a Kid's Art Garden, where children can create art. Proceeds benefit Arts for Kids! in Pasco County. For information, go to http://suncoastartsfest.com/

• Heritage Arts Center Association is taking applications for the annual Spotlight on Talent Competition. Several hundred students participate each year, with judges evaluating up to 126 different acts. More than $3,000 in cash prizes will be awarded. Deadline to apply is Jan. 26. Auditions are Feb. 11. Final competitions will be held March 10 with two shows at the Center for the Arts at Wesley Chapel. For information or applications, go to www.heritagearts.org. Those interested in sponsoring the event should contact Barbara Friedman at [email protected] or call 352-567-1720.

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

.• Stages Productions presents, School House Rock, at 10:30 a.m. and 12 noon Jan. 30. Grades K-5. $4.

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

• Weightman Middle Talent Show, 7 p.m. Thursday.

• Stages Productions presents, School House Rock at 10:30 a.m. and 12 noon Friday.. Grades K-5. $4.

• Phil Dirt and the Dozers. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

• Ruth Eckerd Theatre presents "A Thousand Cranes," at 10:30 a.m. and 12 noon Jan. 26. $4.

Youth library

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

• Anime Club, 2 p.m. Saturday. Teens

Hudson Regional, 8012 Library Road. (727) 861-3040; TDD: (727) 861-3024.

• Kids' Craft Corner, 2 p.m. Saturday. Elementary ages.

•Tutors With Tails. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Saturday..

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

• Teen Advisory Board, 3:30 p.m. Thursday..

• Anime/Manga: Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament, 4 p.m. Thursday Grades 6 - 12.

• Family Movie Matinee, 2 p.m. Saturday.

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

• Fifth Annual Teen Talent Show, 6 p.m. Friday. Kids ages 11-18 may enter. A sound system and PA will be available. Call (813) 929-1214 to enter. Winners will receive $50 for first place, $30 for second place, $20 for third place, and $10 for fourth place.

• Chinese New Year Crafts, 2 p.m. Saturday. Elementary grades.

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

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

• Teen Karaoke Night, 6:30 p.m. Thursday Grades 6 - 12.

• Role Playing Game Club, 1 p.m. Saturday. Grades 4 and above.

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

• Live Angry Birds, 4 p.m. today. Teens

• Tail Waggin' Tutors, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

• Family Night, 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

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

• Game Zone, 4 p.m. Thursday. Grades 6 - 12.

Briefly

The Academy at the Farm Charter School, 9500 Alex Lange Way, Dade City, will have an open application period for the lottery drawing until Feb. 28. The academy is a grade "A" charter school that serves students from kindergarten to grade 8. Applications can be picked up at the school or online at www.academyatthefarm.com.

Send your school news to Michele Miller, email [email protected]; fax (813) 909-4611; or 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey, FL 34668. Miller can be reached at (813) 435-7307 or toll-free at 1-800-333-7505, ext. 7307.

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