Jan 7: Planning day for teachers
Jan. 8: School resumes for students.
Jan 14: Report cards are issued.
Jan. 21: No school, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
Jan 31: Adult education graduation.
Gulfside Elementary: All Pro Dad/I-MOM Night, 6 p.m. Thursday.
Hudson Elementary: Holiday House, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. through Thursday. Winter Celebration, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday. 2012-13 yearbooks are on sale through Jan. 29 for the discounted price of $12.
Marlowe Elementary: Flag football game, 1:45 p.m. today.
• The Hudson Middle School Jazz Band will perform 1:30 p.m. today at Spartan Manor in New Port Richey for military officers' wives and will also provide entertainment for travelers at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Tampa International Airport.
•The eighth annual Suncoast Arts Fest has issued a call for artists and fine craftsmen to participate in the Jan. 19-20 event at The Shops at Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel. More than 145 artists and 100,000 patrons are expected to attend this event, which helps fund numerous youth arts programs and scholarships. Artists may register at www.zapplication.org; for information, visit www.suncoastartsfest.com and select "For Artists."
Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. (727) 774-7381.
• Gulf Middle glee concert, 6:30 p.m. today.
Center for the Arts at Wesley Chapel, 30651 Wells Road. (813) 794-8772 or (727) 774-8772.
• Land O'Lakes High School winter concert, 7 p.m. today.
• Wesley Chapel High School dance department show, 7 p.m. Friday.
Land O'Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes. (813) 929-1214.
• Battle of the Bands Kickoff Concert, 6 p.m. Friday. Rockus Maximus returns for its 16th year with a free concert featuring five local bands, including Open Box Policy, The Limelight, Prevailer and two solo artists. This is also the first day bands can register to compete in Rockus Maximus 16. Entry forms are available at www.PascoLibraries.org or www.facebook.com/rockusmaximus16. A $1,000 cash prize and a recording deal are up for grabs in this year's competition for the winning band.
New River Library, 34043 State Road 54, Zephyrhills. (813) 788-6375.
• Teen Gingerbread House Decorating, 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Grades 6-12.
Regency Park Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey. (727) 861-3049.
• Gingerbread Houses, 4 p.m. today. Grades 6-12.
• Tail Waggin' Tutors, 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey. (727) 853-1279.
• Gingerbread Houses, 5 p.m. Thursday. Ages 7-13. Signup required.
• Christmas Storytime with Santa, noon Saturday.
• Therapy dogs reading session, 10:30 a.m. Dec. 29.
Send school news to Michele Miller by email at [email protected]; fax at (813) 909-4611; by mail, 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey, FL 34668 or call (813) 435-7307.
• The application process has begun for the Pasco Education Foundation Inc. 2013 Scholarship Opportunities for Graduating Seniors. Applications are available through Jan. 14 at www.pascoeducationfoundation.org. Scholarship recipients will be notified in late February/early March and will be recognized at a March 21 banquet at Spartan Manor in New Port Richey.
• Dec. 28 is the deadline to register for the SAT to be administered Jan. 26. Late registration deadline (with fees) is Jan. 11. Go to sat.collegeboard.org.
• Jan. 11 is the deadline to register for the ACT to be administered Feb. 9. Late registration (with fees) is Jan. 18. Go to www.actstudent.org.