Pasco school notes

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Dec. 23-Jan. 7: Winter break. No school.

Class notes

Anclote High: Chili's night, 2 to 11 p.m. Tuesday at Chili's, 40584 U.S. 19, Tarpon Springs. Ten percent of sales go to the school.

Cotee River Elementary: PTA Holiday House through Thursday. • Student of the Month recognition, 2:45 p.m. Friday.

Cypress Elementary: Gingerbread Shop, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Dec. 22.

Gulf Highlands Elementary: Gator of the Month recognition, 2:30 p.m. Friday.

Gulfside Elementary: All Pro Dads breakfast, 9 a.m. Thursday. • Family Magic Show, 6 p.m. Thursday. • Advisory Council, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Hudson Elementary: Holiday House ends today. • Advisory Council, 7:45 a.m. Friday.

Hudson Middle: Families Reading for Education and Enjoyment activity, 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The HMS Players will perform Mr. Scrooge's Christmas. Topics include "Reading Strategies for Success" and "How to use Renaissance Home Connect." Bring a canned food item for the school drive. Refreshments will be served. Call Marcia Pringle at (727) 774-8221.

Land O'Lakes High: Blood drive, Friday.

Locke Elementary: Book fair ends today. • Advisory Council, 4:15 p.m. today.

Marlowe Elementary: Peanut butter and jelly food drive ends today.

Northwest Elementary: Holiday Night, 5 p.m. Friday.

Pineview Elementary: Holiday shop through Friday.

West Zephyrhills Elementary: Desserts and pictures with Santa, 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Performing arts

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

• Bayonet Point Middle music concert, 7 p.m. today.

• Richey Elementary music concert, 7 p.m. Thursday.

• Hudson Middle band concert, 7 p.m. Monday.

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

• Pine View Middle winter concert, 7 p.m. today.

• Seven Oaks Elementary winter concert, 6 p.m. Thursday.

• Stewart Middle winter concert, 2 p.m. Saturday.

• Quail Hollow Elementary winter concert, 7 p.m. Monday.

At the school:

• Gulf Highlands Elementary's Otter Team presents "Holidays Around the World" at 6 p.m. Thursday.

• Centennial Middle Band winter concert, 7 p.m. Thursday.

• Moore-Mickens Christmas program, 7 p.m. Thursday.

• Northwest Elementary chorus concert, 6:30 p.m. Friday.

• West Zephyrhills Elementary winter concert, 7 p.m. Thursday in the Zephyrhills High Activity Center.

Briefs

Hudson High students will collect food for needy families at food drives from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at local supermarkets. Food can be dropped at Publix on State Road 52 and Little Road, Winn-Dixie at U.S. 19 and Hudson Avenue, and Winn-Dixie at State Road 52 and Moon Lake Road.

Mitchell High band offers Family and Pet Pictures with Santa from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Tractor Supply, 8447 State Road 54, New Port Richey. Band students will play holiday music and have a bucket collection. Proceeds support the band program. Call Allie Gardiner at (727) 376-2816.

Library events

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

• Anime Club, 2 p.m. Saturday. Grades 6-12.

• Video Gaming Extravaganza, 6 p.m. Tuesday. Grades 6-12.

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

• Entertainment Teen Chat, 5 p.m. Tuesday. Grades 6-12.

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

• Anime and Manga Club, 4 p.m. Thursday. Grades 6-12.

• Teen Book Club, 2 p.m. Tuesday. Light refreshments. Call about this month's book selection. New members welcome. Grades 7 and up.

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

• Kids' Crafts, 2 p.m. Saturday. Ages 1 to 12.

• Chef Challenge Cook-Off, 6 p.m. Tuesday. Grades 6-12.

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

• Teen Zombie Night, 6 p.m. Thursday. Meet horror writers Jeff Strand and Lynne Hansen. Dress up for a zombie costume competition. Grades 6-12.

• Gaming Club, 1 p.m. Saturday. Grades 4 to adult.

• Children's Craft Corner, 1 p.m. Saturday. Grades K-5.

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

• Gingerbread House creations, 1 p.m. Saturday. Grades 6-12.

• Anime Club, 4 p.m. Dec. 22. Grades 6-12.

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

• Build a Gingerbread House, 6 p.m. today. Grades 6-12.

• Winter movie, 2 p.m. Saturday. Grades 4-7.

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Pasco school notes 12/15/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 3:28pm]

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