Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Events

Markets, gardening events and seminars

RECOMMENDED READING


Plants and markets

• Fresh Friday Night Market, 5 to 9 p.m. the first Friday of the month at Railroad Square in downtown New Port Richey (on Nebraska Avenue between Grand Boulevard and Adams Street). Vendors sell produce, plants and specialty foods such as fish, meats, cheeses, bakery items, jellies and jams, honey, nuts, coffee and ethnic foods. For information, visit nprmainstreet.com.

• Fresh Market at Wiregrass, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the first Saturday of each month at the Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel. Features produce, Florida-grown plants and locally made jams, salsas, seasonings and sauces, plus the works of local artists. For information visit tampabaymarkets.com.

• Suncoast Co-op offers fresh, locally grown, chemical-free produce. Register online at suncoastcoop.locallygrown.net to place your order; orders may be picked up from noon to 2 p.m. Saturdays at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 4131 Madison St., New Port Richey. The Suncoast Cafe, open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at the ReStore, serves locally roasted organic coffee, homemade teas and baked goods.

• Hernando County Farmers Market runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at 2450 U.S. 19, Spring Hill. Call (352) 232-4241 or visit hernandocountyfarmersmarket.webs.com for information.

• Spring Hill Garden Club's Plant Nursery is open from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays and Mondays at 1489 Parker Ave., off Spring Hill Drive (four-tenths of a mile from U.S. 19). Local plants for sale; people may also visit the nearby Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, the "best kept secret in Hernando County," which is open daily from sunup to sundown. For information call (352) 683-9933 or visit naturecoastgardens.com.

Seminars

Water's Journey — The Hidden Rivers of Florida Video, 10:30 a.m. June 26 at Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Watch as a team of divers takes a journey into the Floridan aquifer and its narrow caves. The film shows how actions affect the quality of drinking water below ground. First come, first seated. For information, call Sylvia Durell at (352) 540-6230.

Florida Fall Color? Absolutely!, 6:30 to 7:40 p.m. July 2 at Hudson Library, 8012 Library Road. Learn how to achieve spectacular fall color in your landscape utilizing a variety of trees and plants. Register online for the free seminar at pasco.ifas.ufl.edu. For information, call the Pasco County Cooperative Extension at (352) 518-0156.

Small Flowering Trees Seminar, 9 to 10:30 a.m. July 13 at Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd. Check out some flowering trees that will thrive in Pasco landscapes. Register online for the free seminar at pasco.ifas.ufl.edu. For information, call the Pasco County Cooperative Extension at (352) 518-0156.

Rain Barrel Workshop, 5:30 p.m. July 22 at Hernando County Extension Office, 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville. Save water by installing a rain barrel to water plants and vegetables. Costs $55 per person. Participants take home a 60-gallon rain barrel. Hernando County Utilities customers receive a $25 credit on their water bill. Preregistration is required. For information, call Sylvia Durell at (352) 540-6230.

Fertilizing Appropriately, 10:30 a.m. July 24 at Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Sometimes Florida yards need fertilizer to help keep them healthy, but applying too much fertilizer too often or at the wrong time can cause water pollution. Learn how to have a beautiful lawn while protecting water quality. For information, call Sylvia Durell at (352) 540-6230.

Comments
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 21

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 21

Ice Skating at Tampa’s Winter Village: Even in Florida, you can get in the holiday spirit by ice skating on an outdoor rink in the park. Each 90-minute session includes skate rental. Stop by the cafe for themed drinks and holiday snacks. 10 a.m., Cur...
Published: 11/20/17
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 23

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 23

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens: More than 2 million twinkling lights transform the park into a holiday wonderland with Rudolph, Sam the Snowman, Christmas-themed entertainment and visits with Santa. Included with admission on select nights through D...
Published: 11/20/17
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 22

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 22

Much Ado About Nothing: William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy gets an update by placing lovers Beatrice and Benedick against the backdrop of the Florida Keys as World War II is drawing to a close. Through Dec. 10. 7 p.m., American Stage Theatre Compa...
Published: 11/20/17
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Nov. 20-26

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Nov. 20-26

Thanksgiving Day races: Get those calories burning early on Thursday, so you won’t feel as guilty about that second piece of pie. The Times Turkey Trot kicks off at Clearwater High School and features a buffet of races, including the 1-mile Gob...
Published: 11/17/17
Updated: 11/19/17
Holiday-themed events dot the East Hillsborough landscape

Holiday-themed events dot the East Hillsborough landscape

East Hillsborough residents will have three holiday-themed events to help brighten the season this year.Christmas Lane, the long-time holiday celebration that started on an area farm, launches another season of festivities at its current spot, the Fl...
Published: 11/17/17
Updated: 11/19/17
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 18

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 18

CraftArt Festival: More than 120 fine craft artists from around the country will be on hand for this annual street festival with a children’s activity tent and an artists’ demonstration tent. From ceramic artists throwing on the wheel to glass blowin...
Published: 11/17/17
Updated: 11/18/17
Christmas in downtown Tampa as Winter Village ice rink opens

Christmas in downtown Tampa as Winter Village ice rink opens

TAMPAWhile her teenage daughter and 6-year-old son glided effortlessly across the outdoor ice rink at Curtis Hixon Park on Friday, Danielle Engram, 35, stood nervously on her rented blades.This would be the lifelong Tampa resident’s first time on the...
Published: 11/17/17
With Harry Potter’s Christmas, Universal Orlando proves holidays are big business

With Harry Potter’s Christmas, Universal Orlando proves holidays are big business

ORLANDO — Christmas has finally come to Hogwarts at Universal Orlando in a new holiday attraction opening Saturday. In addition, Universal Studios has completely upsized its holiday parade with more Macy’s balloons, stunning floats and snowy effects ...
Published: 11/17/17
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 19

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 19

Randy Newman: The legendary Oscar-, Grammy- and Emmy-winning singer-songwriter is known for hits like Feels Like Home, You’ve Got a Friend in Me and Sail Away. Every ticket purchased includes a physical or digital copy of his forthcoming album Dark ...
Published: 11/17/17
Storytelling company hosts poetry contest

Storytelling company hosts poetry contest

TAMPA HEIGHTS — Hive Over Matter will award its inaugural Herstory Poetry Award & Scholarship at the Pinot & Poetry: A Toast to Herstory celebration event from 7-10 p.m. today (Nov 19) at the Tampa Heights Junior Civic Association, 2005 N Lamar Ave. ...
Published: 11/16/17
Updated: 11/19/17