Pasco Events for March 16

Published March 13

16 Friday

Chasco Fiesta Golf Tournament: Foursomes tee off in this shotgun start tournament that includes greens fees, cart, lunch, goodie bag, dinner and prizes. 1 p.m. $500 team. Seven Springs Golf & Country Club, 3535 Trophy Blvd., New Port Richey. (727) 842-7651.

17 Saturday

St. Patrick’s Day ‘Tampa Lucky Run’: Hosted by the Speed Starz Track/Running Club. The event will include a 5K run and a 1-mile kids fun run. A DJ will entertain. Participants receive a T-shirt, participation medal, PDQ gift card, coupon book to Tampa Premium Outlets and a goody bag. 8 a.m. $24. Tampa Premium Outlets, 2398 Grand Cypress Drive, Lutz. (352) 807-0397.

Easter Bunny Photos: 10:30 a.m. to noon. Free. Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. (727) 861-3040.

Lucky Library Leprechauns: Elementary-aged children are invited to make St. Patrick’s Day crafts, listen to stories and play games. 11 a.m. to noon. Free. Regency Park Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey. (727) 861-3049.

Youth Day Event: Receive two free hot dogs and a soda while visiting and watching a Christian Karate Club exhibition, U.S. Marine Corps, trucks, mobile dental unit, mobile care center, and a variety of exhibits. Noon to 3 p.m. Free. Holiday Community Fellowship Church, 5144 Sunray Drive, Holiday. (727) 389-4558.

St. Patrick’s Day Kids Crafts: Children in grades K-5 can enjoy St. Patrick’s Day stories and crafts. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Free. Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O’ Lakes. (813) 929-1214.

18 Sunday

Our Lady Queen of Peace Breakfast Buffet: 8 a.m. to noon. $8 adults, $5 children. Take-out available. Our Lady Queen of Peace, 5340 High St., New Port Richey. (727) 849-7521.

Redeemed: An Easter Concert: Performed by the FUMC Presentation Choir. 9:30 a.m. Faith United Methodist Church, 12128 State Road 52, Hudson. (727) 856-5000.

‘Luck of the Irish’ Cornhole Tournament: The West Pasco Business Association hosts this event that will include live music with Shadofax, 50/50 raffle, and business and craft vendors. Check-in is at 1 p.m. There is a three-game guarantee, with a cash payout and prizes. Tourney starts at 2 p.m. $50 per team (two people). Free for spectators. Fiddlers Green Irish Pub, 7813 Mitchell Blvd., Trinity. (727) 934-0940.

A Window into Africa: African evangelist and author Gilbert Birungi will speak. He is an ordained pastor of a new generation of African ministers, a medical doctor by profession. He is the author of the book, God Wants You Healthy. He is founder and chairman for Mercy House of God Ministries, where he is the senior pastor of Mercy House Churches that has its main church in Kampala, Uganda. 6 p.m. Free. Song and Dance, 27221 Foamflower Blvd., Wesley Chapel.

19 Monday

Beltone Hearing Clinic: Includes ear wax checks, ear wax removal, hearing screenings and the cleaning and servicing of hearing aids. Participants with hearing aids will receive free batteries. Free close-captioned telephones are also available to those who qualify. 8 to 11 a.m. Free. CARES Rao Musunuru, M.D. Enrichment Center, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson. (727) 868-9555.

Gulf Winds Sailing Club Open House and 40th Anniversary Celebration: Wine, beer and appetizers will be served. Visitors can learn about the club, which includes boating enthusiasts who enjoy short and long cruising, regattas, learn about sailing and sailboats, and participate in other events on water and land. Dues will be discounted for those who join in March. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Gulf Harbors Club House, 4610 Floramar Terrace, New Port Richey. (727) 807-5485.

20 Tuesday

Floridian Cuisine with Chef Warren: 10 to 11 a.m. Free. Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. (727) 861-3040.

Pasco County Extension Service offers Seminar on Ferns: Learn about the cultivars, cultivation and easy propagation methods to make ferns a beautiful focal point in the landscape. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Free; registration required. New River Library, 34043 State Road 54, Zephyrhills. (352) 518-0156.

Teen Volunteer Training: This is the training session to become a teen volunteer at the Land O’ Lakes Library. Those wishing to participate should fill out the form on the website, then register for one of the training sessions. Call the library for assistance. 5 to 6 p.m. Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O’ Lakes. (813) 929-1214.

21 Wednesday

Wellness Wednesday: Diabetes health screenings will be offered. 10 a.m. to noon. Free. Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, 6600 Madison St., New Port Richey. (727) 953-6877.

St. Vincent de Paul Ladies’ annual Tea Party and Fashion Show: The Lady’s Guild hosts this event in Father Farrell Hall. Fashions will be by LuLaRoe. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $15. St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 4843 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday. (727) 992-7505.

Author Talk with Deanna Bennett: Deanna Bennett, author of the Anna: The Immigration trilogy, talks about the hardships of travel in the early 1900’s and the daunting Ellis Island experience her ancestors faced during their immigration to America from Lithuania. 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. $7, $5 members (registration required). CARES Rao Musunuru, M.D. Enrichment Center, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson. (727) 271-0770.

"Think About It" Dementia Care Conference: Provided by the Alzheimer’s Association. The keynote speaker is Viki Kind, a clinical bioethicist, hospice volunteer and author of the award-winning book, The Caregiver’s Path to Compassionate Decision Making: Making Choices for Those Who Can’t. 1 to 4 p.m. Free; seating is limited. First Baptist Church of New Port Richey, 6800 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey. RSVP to 1-800-272-3900.

22 Thursday

Big Band Favorites by BSQ: The quartet will perform Big Band standards. 3 to 4 p.m. Free. Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. (727) 861-3040.

Information for the Events column should be submitted to Phyllis Day, Pasco Times, at [email protected] The deadline is two weeks before your event or reservation deadline. Events must be open to the public. Information cannot be published without the time, date, place, ticket price (if applicable) or contact person and phone number. Call (727) 869-6235.