Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Education

Pasco school events Nov. 28 to Dec. 4

School events

Northwest Elementary: Science Fair Make and Take activity, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday.

West Zephyrhills Elementary: Invention/Convention Parent Night, 6-7 p.m. Thursday. Advisory council, 7:30 a.m. Friday. Breakfast with Santa, 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Gulfside Elementary: Picture retakes, Thursday. Astro Skate Party, 4-6 p.m. Friday.

Hudson Elementary: The school's Assist, Believe, Care (ABC) Program is looking for sponsors to assist families in need for the upcoming holidays. Call (727) 774-4000.

Marlowe Elementary: Field Day, Thursday. STEM Night for Grades 3 through 5, 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday. PTO Parent's Night Out, 5-8 p.m. Friday. Book Fair starts Monday.

Longleaf Elementary: Student Of the Month celebration, 10 a.m. Friday. Science celebration, 2:45 p.m. Friday. P.T.A. Parents' Night Out, 6 p.m. Friday.

Art/music/theater

• Marlowe Elementary chorus performance, 11 a.m. Saturday at the New Port Richey Recreation Center, 6630 Van Buren St.

Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. (727) 774-7381.

• National Players' student production of Romeo and Juliet, 11 a.m. Friday. Grades 8-12. $7.

• A public performance of the National Players' student production of Romeo and Juliet will be at 7 p.m. Saturday. $15 for adults; $10 for students.

• Fox Hollow Elementary Concert, 7 p.m. Monday.

• Longleaf Elementary Concert, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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

• Seven Oaks Elementary choral concert, 7 p.m. today.

• Veterans Elementary Music Concert, 7 p.m. Thursday.

• Connerton Elementary School Concert, 7 p.m. Friday.

• Weightman Middle School Winter Concert, 7 p.m. Monday.

• Academy at the Farm Winter Concert, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Library notes

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

• Edible Winter Crafts, 2 p.m. Saturday. Grades K through 5.

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

Teen Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament, 4-6:30 p.m. today. Grades 6-12.

Teen Gaming, 4 p.m. Thursday. Grades 6-12.

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

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

• Movie & Popcorn, 1 p.m. Saturday. Grades 4-7.

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

• Safety Pin Bracelets for Tweens, 6 p.m. today. Grades 4-7.

Briefs

Wesley Chapel High School PTSA Rummage Sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Old Pasco Road and Country Club Road. Proceeds will benefit the school's ABC (Assist, Believe, Care) program by helping to provide those in need with a holiday meal and additional assistance throughout the holidays.

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.

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