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News Roundup

Pasco class notes for Feb. 12

Calendar

• Monday is Presidents Day, no school.

• Feb. 19 — Progress reports are distributed.

Art/Theatre/Music Events

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

• Gulf High drama presents Almost, Maine at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $10 at the door.

• River Ridge High band concert, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

• The center presents Always ... Patsy Cline at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 and at 3 and 7 p.m. Feb. 20. Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students; $15 at the door.

• River Ridge Middle band concert, 7 p.m. Feb. 23.

• Theatre IV presents 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea at 10 a.m. and noon Feb. 24. Grades 3-8. $6.

• Mitchell High black-tie band concert, 7 p.m. Feb. 25.

Center for the Arts at Wesley Chapel, 30651 Wells Road, (813) 794-8772, cfawc.pasco.k12.fl.us.

• Wesley Chapel High Dance Showcase, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

• Sunlake High drama presents Into the Woods at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18 to 20. Tickets are $10 until Feb. 16 and must be purchased at the school; $15 at the door.

• Theatre IV presents 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea at 10 a.m. and noon Feb. 23. Grades 3-8. $6.

• Heritage Arts Association's Spotlight on Talent preliminary competition, Feb. 27.

Briefly

The Pasco County School District is seeking teachers and will hold a job fair for college graduates and soon-to-be graduates from 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 25 at Sunlake High School, 3023 Sunlake Boulevard, Land O'Lakes.

This job fair is not just for education majors; those with or seeking degrees in other subjects are encouraged to attend. Through the district's professional development certification program, individuals who possess a bachelor's degree, and who qualify for a temporary teaching certificate under Florida law, receive professional preparation and experience required to earn the Florida professional certificate. The beginning salary for a teacher working 196 days annually is $38,120. The school district provides a no-cost health insurance option; has five CareHere wellness centers that provide free doctor visits, generic prescription drugs, X-rays and other benefits for employees who choose one of the district's health insurance options; employer-paid life insurance, and sick leave and planned days off.

Benefits and certification staff members will be on hand. Participants are eligible to win door prizes, including an iPad Mini. For information, visit pascoschools.org.

Community members are invited to sign up for the One Community Now Hunger Walk, which will take place at 9 a.m. March 12 at Gulf High School, 5355 School Road, New Port Richey. The walk is an effort to promote hunger awareness and raise money for hunger relief for children and families in Pasco County. The event will also include games, activities, vendors, food and entertainment. All money raised will go to food-related programs such as Metropolitan Ministries and Pack-A-Sack 4 Kids. Sign up to participate as an individual or team or as a business sponsor at onecommunityhungerwalk.org. For information, contact Patti Templeton, One Community Now, at (727) 375-8801, ext. 2232.

Library picks

• View the Sky astronomy program, 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the New River Library, 34043 State Road 54, Wesley Chapel. For the entire family.

• Messy Art Club, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main Street. Recommended for ages 5 to 12 .

For information about events at all Pasco County library branches, go to pascolibraries.org. For information about events at the New Port Richey Public Library, go to nprlibrary.org.

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