Pasco Events for March 2

Published February 27 2018

2 Friday

GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club Flea Market: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Old Lutz Schoolhouse, 18819 U.S. 41, Lutz. (813) 598-6945.

Hearing Aid Battery Giveaway: Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation of Florida is giving away free hearing aid batteries in sizes 10, 13, 312, and 675, while supplies last. 10 a.m. to noon. Free. Sertoma Speech and Hearing Foundation , 6333 River Road, New Port Richey. (727) 312-3881. familyhearinghelp.org.

PBS Reading Circle: Children can enjoy a story and activity about one of their favorite PBS characters. 3 p.m. Free. New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey. (727) 853-1279. nprlibrary.org.

Our Lady Queen of Peace Social Dinner: Includes shrimp pasta, salad, garlic bread, dessert and drinks. 4:45 to 6 p.m. $10 adults, $9 children. Reservations required; take-out available. Our Lady Queen of Peace, 5340 High St., New Port Richey. (727) 849-7521. ladyqueenofpeace.org.

3 Saturday

Rummage Sale, Bake Sale and Car Wash: Hosted by the youth of the church. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. First United Methodist Church of Hudson, 13123 U.S. 19, Hudson. (727) 868-6178. hudsonfirstumc.org.

Pasco County Extension Service Seminar - Backyard Fruit Trees: Learn how to select, plant and care for the many different types of fruit trees that can be grown in the back yard. Registration required. 9 to 10 a.m. Free. Clayton Hall at Pasco County Extension Service, 36702 State Road 52 (at Pasco County Fairgrounds), Dade City. (352) 518-0156. pasco.ifas.ufl.edu/events_calendar.shtml.

One-on-One Tech Help: By appointment only. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Free. Zephyrhills Library, 5347 Eighth St., Zephyrhills. (813) 780-0064. pascolibraries.org.

Music with Mar: This internationally-known educational music class is designed for children and caregivers. Children will be exposed to puppets, books and music, and will have an opportunity to sing, dance and play instruments. Designed to enhance and promote basic social, motor, language and cognitive skills for children ages 6 and younger. 10 to 11 a.m. Free. Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. (727) 861-3040.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Orientation/Training Event: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay has dozens of children in Pasco County on its waiting list for a big brother or big sister. Adult mentors are needed and may choose from among several programs. 10:30 a.m. to noon. New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey. (813) 997-6881. nprlibrary.org.

West Pasco Audubon Society: A morning nature walk will be held prior to the meeting at 8 a.m. (meet in the education center). A field trip to Ocala National Park is scheduled for March 17. 11 a.m. J.B. Starkey Wilderness Park, 10500 Wilderness Park Blvd., New Port Richey. (813) 455-0588. westpascoaudubon.com.

Bags for Bates: The Junior Service League of New Port Richey will host this event that includes lunch and an auction of purses. Each bag will have a "mystery surprise" inside. There will be door prizes, a 50/50 raffle and silent auction. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for check in and lunch; the auction starts at 1 p.m. $15. Gulf Harbors Club House, 4610 Floramar Terrace, New Port Richey. Call or text (727) 808-8688 or (727) 364-6311.

5 Monday

Choice Hearing Clinic: Includes ear wax checks, ear wax removal, hearing screenings and cleaning and servicing of hearing aids. Participants who wear hearing aids will receive one free package of batteries. 10 a.m. to noon. Free. CARES Rao Musunuru, M.D. Enrichment Center, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson. (727) 807-7082. caresfl.org.

CPAP/BI PAP Clinic: Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) or bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) clinics (available every Monday). 1 to 3 p.m. Free. Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, 6600 Madison St., New Port Richey. (727) 953-6877. baycareevents.org.

6 Tuesday

Ask a Master Gardener: Pasco County Master Gardeners will be on hand for free garden advice. If you have a problem with an ailing plant, bring a sample for an on-the-spot diagnosis. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Free. Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. (352) 518-0156.

Pasco County Extension Service Seminar — Container Gardening: Learn the "how-tos" of planting flowers, foliage and herbs in containers. Registration required. 6:25 p.m. Free. Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O’ Lakes. (352) 518-0156. pasco.ifas.ufl.edu/events_calendar.shtml.

Pasco County Extension Service Seminar — Veggies: Spring Gardening: Learn when and what vegetables to grow this spring. Registration required. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free. Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. (352) 518-0156. pasco.ifas.ufl.edu/events_calendar.shtml.

7 Wednesday

Regency Park Library Teen Advisory Board: Help plan future events for teens at the library while earning volunteer hours. 4 to 5:30 p.m. Regency Park Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey. (727) 861-3049.

Reading with Jesse van Eerden: Novelist and essayist Jesse van Eerden will read from her latest work, The Long Weeping: Portrait Essays. The event will be in the Daniel A. Cannon Memorial Library at the college. 7 p.m. Free. Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52, Saint Leo. (352) 588-8260 or (352) 588-8261. saintleo.edu/

8 Thursday

Lady Shriners Card Party: All money raised goes to the Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. $5 at the door. Bahr’s Mobile Home Park Club House, 39401 Dancers Lane, Zephyrhills. (813) 788-7967.

Religious Freedom Issues Around the World: The speaker is Rabbi David Saperstein, an attorney and leading author and speaker on the cause of religious freedom in the U.S. and abroad. Sponsored by the Saint Leo University Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies. 1 to 3 p.m. Free. Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52, Saint Leo. (352) 588-8401. saintleo.edu/

Pasco County Extension Service Seminar — Backyard Fruit Trees: Learn how to select, plant and care for the many different types of fruit trees that can be grown in the back yard. Registration required. 2 to 3 p.m. Free. Centennial Park Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday. (352) 518-0156. pasco.ifas.ufl.edu/events_calendar.shtml.

How Can We Prevent Opioid Overdoses?: This community discussion, hosted by the Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention, is part of a community-wide effort to educate about opioid overdose and what individuals can do to help save the lives of those suffering with addiction. There will be a focus on how to access and administer Naloxone, which can save a person from cardiac arrest. Refreshments will be served. 6 to 8 p.m. Free, but space is limited and reservations are required. RSVP to [email protected] North Tampa Behavioral Health, 29910 State Road 56, Wesley Chapel. (727) 315-8658. facebook.com/events/193741844514005.

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.

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