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Pasco County school calendar, financial aid news


•Today is the end of the second grading quarter.

• Jan. 17: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. No school.

Special note: Students are off for winter break, and so is Top of the Class. Schools should send January news and events now for publication on Jan. 12.

Performing arts

Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. (727) 774-7382.

• Arts Power National Touring Company presents Anne of Green Gables, at 10:30 a.m. and noon Jan. 26. $4. Grades 2-6.

• Fivay High Drama presents Fame! at 7 p.m. Jan 21.-22. For information, call (727) 246-4000.

Center for the Arts at Wesley Chapel High, 30652 Wells Road. (813) 794-8772.

• Lake Myrtle Elementary Winter Musical, 7 p.m. Jan. 18-19.

• "MatheMagic," featuring magician Bradley Fields, 10:30 a.m. and noon Jan. 27. Grades 4-8. $4.

Eleanor Dempsey Performing Arts Center at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High, 13651 Hays Road, Hudson. (727) 857-2604.

Hat Trick Theater Productions presents David Auburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Proof Jan. 14-30. Performance will be at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. A special "Pay-What-You-Can/Industry Night" performance will be at 8 p.m. Jan. 24. Tickets for adults are $16 at the door or $14 in advance. Tickets for students and seniors are $11 at the door or $9 in advance. Call (727) 857-2604 or e-mail

College Bound Scholarships and financial aid

• Thursday is the deadline to register for the SAT administered on Jan. 22. Late deadline (with fees) is Jan. 7. Go to

• Jan 7. is the deadline to register for the ACT to be administered on Feb. 12. Late deadline (with fees) is Jan. 21. Go to

2010-11 scholarship opportunities for graduating seniors: Applications are available online for multiple scholarships offered through the Pasco Education Foundation Inc. Applications must be submitted online and completed no later than 11:59 p.m. Jan. 31. Go to pascoeducation

FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid): Applications start Jan. 1 for the class of 2011. Aid is first-come, first-served. This is the same application many universities and colleges use to determine school financial aid. Go to

Library events

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

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

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

Tween Movies, 6 p.m. Tuesday. Grades 4-7.

• Gaming Experience, 2 p.m. Dec. 29. Grades 6-12.

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

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

• Children's Popcorn and a Movie, 2 p.m. Dec. 30. Grades: K-5.

• Tweens Popcorn and a Movie, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 30. Grades 4-7.

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

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

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

• Teen Advisory Board, 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Grades 6-12.

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

• Anime Club, 4 p.m. today. Grades 6-12.

• Game Zone, 2 p.m. Dec. 30. Grades 6-12

Send story ideas and submissions for Top of the Class to Michele Miller; by e-mail,; fax, (727) 869-6233; regular mail, 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey, FL 34668. Call Miller at (727) 869-6251 or toll-free at 1-800-333-7505, ext. 6251.

Pasco County school calendar, financial aid news 12/21/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 8:36pm]
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