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Pasco Events for Feb. 17-23

17 Friday

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Sheriff Chris Nocco's Shotgun Shootout: Shooters are supplied with ammunition, one cart per team, a luncheon, a gift bag and an event shirt. Proceeds will benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, the Pasco Sheriff's K-9 Association and the Family Support Network. Registration begins at 8 a.m.; the shootout starts at 9 a.m. $150 per shooter or $600 per team. Non-shooters pay $15 for the luncheon. Tampa Bay Sporting Clays Facility, 10514 Ehren Cutoff, Land O'Lakes. (727) 514-8417.

Learn to play the mountain dulcimer: This free class will be presented by Jeff Felmlee. The mountain dulcimer is an American instrument that has roots in 19th century Appalachia. You don't have to know how to read music to learn how to play. Dulcimers, tuners and picks will be provided. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Free, but registration is required. New River Library, 34043 State Road 54, Zephyrhills. (813) 788-6375.

Knights of Columbus Council 6476 all-you-can-eat dinner: Includes baked or fried fish and another entree choice. 5 to 7 p.m. $10. St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 4843 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday. (727) 389-7067.

18 Saturday

USA Roller Sports figure skating competition: This is the annual Presidents Day competition, now in its 15th year. Hosted by the Florida Skating Academy, the competition is expected to draw more than 144 skaters from 12 competitive clubs throughout Florida and other states. Skaters will compete in divisions ranging from Tiny Tot to World Class, and there will be several dance events for adults as well. 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the competition continues on Sunday. Spectator admission is $5. SpinNations Skating Center, 8345 Congress St., Port Richey. (727) 207-4071.

Toy Train and Hobby Show: Presented by Regal Railways, the event will feature vendors selling model trains, collectibles, die-cast cars and other items. There will be a running train layout. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. $5; free for ages 12 and younger. $7 for early bird admission at 8 a.m., by reservation only. Columbia Club No. 1, 5850 K of C Drive, Port Richey. (727) 244-1341.

National Organization for Women: Toni Van Pelt, candidate for president of the National Organization for Women, will speak with the Pasco Chapter of NOW. 11 a.m. Land O'Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes. (727) 266-3115.

Nutrition seminar: Presented by Samantha Taylor, national health and fitness expert. Includes healthy desserts and gourmet coffee. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Free, but call or go online to reserve a spot. Samantha Taylor Fitness, 2206 Knight Road, Land O'Lakes. (813) 920-7733.

BBQ dinner fundraiser: The barbecue pulled-pork dinner, from 4 to 7 p.m., will benefit Ashley McKee, 29, of Ridge Manor, who was diagnosed in August with Stage 2 neuroendocrine carcinoma cancer of the liver, lungs and ovaries. The event includes live music until 11 p.m. No outside food, beverages or coolers allowed. $10 for dinner and music, or $10 for music only (free for children ages 6 and younger). Dade City Moose Lodge 397, 17107 U.S. 301, Dade City. (352) 796-0455.

20 Monday

Mobile veterans services: The Pasco Mobile Vet Center and CareerSource Pasco Hernando will be on site. Readjustment Counseling Services and CareerSource will provide services to veterans, including counseling for career possibilities, VA enrollment and help with other situations. Resources such as VA benefits information and suicide prevention referrals will be available. All services in the mobile vet center are confidential and provided at no cost to veterans and family members. 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. CareerSource Pasco Hernando, 6038 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills. (727) 372-1854.

Hearing clinic: Includes earwax checks, earwax removal, screenings, services for hearing aids and a free package of hearing aid batteries. 10 to 11 a.m. Free. CARES Elfers Center, 4136 Barker Drive, Elfers. (727) 847-1290.

Living Healthy workshop: This is the first class of a six-week chronic disease self-management program for those with conditions such as hypertension, COPD, heart disease, diabetes and arthritis. Participants will learn how to live a fuller, more comfortable life and how to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation. Participants also will learn appropriate exercises for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility and endurance; appropriate use of medications; how to communicate effectively, and how to evaluate new treatments. A healthy snack will be provided during each class. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free, but reservations required. CARES Rao Musunuru M.D. Enrichment Center, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson. (727) 863-6868.

21 Tuesday

A Celebration of Black History open house: Includes exhibits featuring black superheroes, a film, African-American food, original caricature art and presentations by multicultural clubs at Saint Leo University. The event is sponsored by the School of Arts and Sciences and the Office of Student Activities. It will be in the Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms of the Student Community Center at the college. For details, contact Jennifer "Megan" Orendorf at or call (352) 588-8401. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52, Saint Leo.

'All About Bamboo': The workshop will be led by a 15-year Master Gardener. Topics will include clumping bamboo, growing bamboo and placement in a landscape. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Free. New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey. (352) 518-0156.

Tuesday Tutorial: A complimentary lunch will be served. The topic will be "A-Fib: Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation," presented by Dr. Raul Jiminez, a board-certified electrophysiologist who also is board certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. Provided by the Heart Institute at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, the program is part of the hospital's celebration of National Heart Month. 11:30 a.m. Free, but reservations required. Rao Musunuru Conference Center, 14100 Yosemite Drive, Hudson. (727) 869-5498.

Propagation seminar: Learn new ways to cultivate favorite plants in the third seminar of this program. 1 to 4 p.m. Free. New River Library, 34043 State Road 54, Zephyrhills. (352) 518-0156.

'Alternative to Surgery/Explore the Options' wellness lecture: Conducted by the Heart Institute at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. The speaker will be Dr. Satish Sivasankaran, who is board certified in cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. Sivasankaran will discuss a nonsurgical approach to repairing abdominal aortic aneurisms and treating carotid artery disease. A complimentary dinner will be served. 5 p.m. Free, but reservations are required. The Groves Golf and Country Club, 7924 Melogold Circle, Land O'Lakes. (727) 869-5498.

Teen volunteer training: This is the training session to become a teen volunteer at 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 7 p.m. Land O'Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes. (813) 929-1214.

'Lawyer in the Library — Estate Planning 101': Participants can get legal questions answered at this free workshop, presented by attorney Bret Galbraith from Fresh Legal Perspective. 6 to 6:30 p.m. Free. Zephyrhills Library, 5347 Eighth St., Zephyrhills. (813) 780-0064.

22 Wednesday

Heart-healthy screenings: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free, but registration is required. Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, 6600 Madison St., New Port Richey. (727) 953-6877.

Job search and career assistance: CareerSource Pasco Hernando will be on hand to help with job searches, resumes and other needs. 1 to 4 p.m. Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. (727) 861-3040.

Trinity Democratic Club: Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley will reflect on the 2016 election and discuss upcoming changes to voting laws, polling locations and voter registration. Arrive by 5 p.m. for dinner and happy hour at the Grille at Fox Hollow. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Fox Hollow Golf Club, 10500 Robert Trent Jones Parkway, Trinity. (727) 482-8709.

23 Thursday

Safety and security summit: Pasco-Hernando State College will host a two-day summit, "Cyber Threats, Trafficking and Guns," in the Student Community Center at Saint Leo University. It will provide insight into the challenges facing agencies charged with protecting citizens. Representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the Pasco County Sheriff's Office will outline issues on Feb. 23 and discuss solutions on Feb. 24. Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be served at no charge to guests. 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free, but only 200 seats are available. Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52, Saint Leo. (813) 527-6881.

Screened and Fabulous Mammogram Party: Appetizers and refreshments will be served throughout the day. 2D and 3D mammographies will be available. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. No prescriptions required, but reservations are required. Some insurance carriers may have a co-pay for 3D mammographies. Medical Center of Trinity Women's Imaging Center, 9332 State Road 54, Trinity. Send email to or call (727) 834-4888.

Woman's Club Flea Fashion Show: Featuring fashions from Rosie's Closet. This is the annual event is hosted by the GFWC Lutz-Land O'Lakes Woman's Club. The zany event will include whacky outfits pulled together from donations to the club and modeled by club members. There will be an auction opportunity to purchase the fashions, and a tapas and salad luncheon will be served, including desserts and beverages. Proceeds will benefit Very Special Arts, which provides special-needs schoolchildren with art supplies and projects. 11 a.m. $7. Lutz Community Center, 101 First Ave NW, Lutz. (813) 528-1179.

Pasco County Schools Spring Instructional Job Fair: Positions are available at the elementary, middle and high school levels in various areas, including reading, math, science, emotional and behavioral disorders/autism spectrum disorder, school nurses and behavioral analysts. Applicants can get on-the-spot interviews and prizes for participating. 4 to 6 p.m. Wesley Chapel High School, 30651 Wells Road, Wesley Chapel. (813) 794-2845.

'Beacons of Hope': Celebrate the accomplishments of African-American leaders and heroes of the Civil Rights movement in honor of Black History Month. Detective Sgt. Reginald Roberts of the Zephyrhills Police Department will share his thoughts about those who have played significant roles in shaping the African-American experience. 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Free. Zephyrhills Library, 5347 Eighth St., Zephyrhills. (813) 780-0064.

West Florida Women's Conservative Republican Network: The club will host a "Celebration of Republican Winners," recognizing recently elected officials. Pasco state Committeewoman Sandy Graves will speak about her attendance at President Trump's inauguration. 6 p.m. River Ridge Golf Club, 11022 Tee Time Circle, New Port Richey. (727) 841-0101.

Information for the Events column should be submitted to Phyllis Day, Pasco Times, at The deadline for news is two weeks before your event or reservation deadline. Events must be open to the public. Information cannot be published if the time, date, place, ticket price (if applicable) or contact person and phone number are missing. Call (727) 869-6235.

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