Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Events

Pasco events for Jan. 12

12 Friday

Used Book Bazaar: Buy used books, audio and video media, magazines and related materials. Hosted by the Friends of Hugh Embry Library, with funds raised to help fund programming at the library. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Hugh Embry Library, 14215 Fourth St., Dade City. (352) 567-7449.

Watson Park Community Garden Planting Ceremony: The ceremony is to celebrate the Watson Park Community Garden, a partnership between UF/IFAS Pasco County Cooperative Extension Service’s Horticulture Program and the City of Dade City that represents a first-of-its-kind land-use agreement between a municipality and the University of Florida. Residents can reserve a free plot for growing fruits, vegetables and flowers. The Pasco County Extension Office will operate the community garden and offer free horticulture and gardening lessons. To reserve a gardening plot at the park, e-mail: [email protected] or call. 2 to 4 p.m. Watson Park, Main Avenue (between 17th and 19th streets), Dade City. (352) 518-0156.

13 Saturday

Ask A Master Gardener: Ask about Florida-friendly gardening, or bring plants in for Pasco County Master Gardeners to identify and share tips. 9 to 10 a.m. Free. Zephyrhills Library, 5347 Eighth St., Zephyrhills. (813) 780-0064.

Propagating from Seeds: Learn new ways to cultivate your favorite plants, grow them successfully from seeds, and enjoy more of them in your garden. 9 to 10:30 a.m. Free. Land O’Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O’Lakes Blvd., Land O’Lakes. (813) 929-1229.

‘Got Pain? Inflammation? Get Relief Naturally!’ seminar: Discover more than 30 safe, natural and effective ways to stop inflammation and disease and reclaim health without the use of drugs that can cause dangerous side effects. Learn about natural medicines that are used to stop chronic pain, prevent cancer, fight heart disease, boost energy, regulate blood sugar and slow the aging process. The speaker is Leslie Larsen of GloNaturally. 11 a.m. Free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. Wright’s Natural Market, 6630 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. (727) 848-5140. wrightsnaturalmarket.com.

Discussion with Author Michael VanPutte: Cyber security will be discussed when author Michael VanPutte talks about his book, Walking Wounded: Inside the U.S. Cyberwar Machine. 2 to 3 p.m. Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. (727) 861-3040.

15 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. caresfl.org.

16 Tuesday

Succulents and Cacti: Grow easy-care succulents indoors and outside. 2 to 3 p.m. Free; registration requested. New River Library, 34043 State Road 54, Zephyrhills. (352) 518-0156. pasco.ifas.ufl.edu/events_calendar.shtml.

"Lose the Jiggle Safely and Naturally": This class will discuss healthy eating and natural essential oils to promote healthy weight management. Those attending can enter to win a free oil gift. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Free. Living Food Bakery and Cafe, 3820 10th St., Zephyrhills. (813) 479-7724, 399-4467.

Tween Taste Test Challenge: Youth in the fourth through seventh grades are invited to taste the difference between store brand and name brand cookies, soda and other snacks. Participants can also try and guess the different flavors of chips. 4:30 to 6 p.m. Free. Regency Park Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey. (727) 861-3049.

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. pascolibraries.org.

Teen Advisory Board: For youth ages 12 to 18. 6 to 8 p.m. Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O’ Lakes. (813) 929-1214.

17 Wednesday

COPD Screenings: 10 a.m. to noon. Free. Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, 6600 Madison St., New Port Richey. (727) 953-6877. baycareevents.org.

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

Lifestyles Expo: Visitors can learn about medical, legal, home improvement, fitness and sport services. There will be free raffle baskets and giveaways. Lunch will be available for purchase. The event is hosted by Love Your Neighborhood Connect Club. Email to [email protected] 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Heritage Springs Golf and Country Club, 11345 Robert Trent Jones Parkway, Trinity. (727) 372-5281.

Teen Taste Test Challenge: Youth in the sixth through 12th grades are invited to taste the difference between store brand and name brand cookies, soda and other snacks. Participants can also try and guess the different flavors of chips. 4 to 6 p.m. Free. Regency Park Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey. (727) 861-3049.

Movers in the Sky: Comets, Meteors and Asteroids: Join astronomer Kevin Manning as he gives a guided tour of space. Then step outside to look at the stars through his custom-made telescope. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Free. Hugh Embry Library, 14215 Fourth St., Dade City. (352) 567-3576.

18 Thursday

Vegetable Gardening Basics: Learn what vegetables to plant, how to prepare soil, how to control common pests and more. 2 p.m. Free; registration required. Stallings Building, 15029 14th St., Dade City. (352) 518-0156. pasco.ifas.ufl.edu/events_calendar.shtml.

Healthy Eating Produces Healthy Living: The discussion is part of a series that presents an understanding of what creates health and how you can be an active participant. The series continues weekly through the end of March. Each weeks builds on information presented from previous weeks. Call to reserve a seat. 4 to 5:30 p.m. Free. Zephyrhills Library, 5347 Eighth St., Zephyrhills. (813) 780-0064. www.pascolibraries.org.

Teen Advisory Board: Teens gather to plan future youth events at the library, and get volunteer hours. For youth in grades 6-12. 6 to 6:30 p.m. New River Library, 34043 State Road 54, Zephyrhills. (813) 788-6375.

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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