Friday, January 19, 2018
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Chasco Fiesta features food, music and more

NEW PORT RICHEY

Chasco Fiesta features food, music and more

The pounding of drums, the shrieks of carnival riders and the wailing of guitars will fill the air this weekend as Chasco Fiesta kicks off its nine-day festival at Sims Park. The Native American Pow Wow and Festival will run from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday with dancing, educational presentations and vendors selling authentic arts and crafts. The carnival midway will be open from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, as well as evenings next week (rides require tickets or wristband). And of course the big street parade will start at 1 p.m. Saturday at Grand Boulevard and Gulf Drive, with festive floats rolling through downtown. West Pasco Sertoma will serve up its famous beef barbecue from noon to 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Music lovers can also get their fill at the festival: Friday features Contemporary Christian Family Music Night from 6 to 10:30 p.m., with For King and Country, Shepherd's View, Audea and act one5. Saturday features the Rock 'n' Roll Tribute in the Park from 1 to 11 p.m., with Led-Hed, Crossroads, Embry Brothers Band, Eric Anderson Band and Thee Guilty Pleasure Band. Sunday will feature Classic Rock from 1 to 9 p.m. with China Grove Band, Shawn Paige Band, Time Bandits and Sunset Rebels. There's plenty to do — so pace yourself, and get more information in the Chasco Fiesta booklet in today's Tampa Bay Times.

HUDSON

Museum seeks board members

Investigation Station, the traveling children's museum, is seeking participants for its board of directors. The board meets once monthly at noon at the Garden of Eden restaurant, 13510 U.S. 19 in Hudson. The museum's latest project is to create a splash park with an educational component. The next meetings are on April 19 and May 17. For information, contact Lisa Campos by calling (727) 459-7331 or emailing [email protected] station.net.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Cleanup targets 12 different areas

The Great American Cleanup in Pasco County strives to clean areas that public programs do not reach. This year's cleanup takes place from 8 a.m. to noon April 20 in 12 different areas: Anclote River Park; Baillie's Bluff/Strauber Memorial Highway; Bear Creek at U.S. 19; Crystal Springs; Moon Lake Road/Ridge Road; Pasco Palms Preserve; Sea Pines; Shady Hills; Southern Oaks; Quail Hollow; Werner Boyce State Park; Wesley Chapel District Park. To get a list of team captains, contact Pasco County Recycling at (727) 856-4539 or email [email protected] or [email protected] countyfl.net.

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