Monday, January 22, 2018
Events

Pasco Events for Jan. 6-12

6 Friday

Friends of the Library book sale: Fill a bag full of books for $5. Bags will be provided. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. South Holiday Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Road, Holiday. (727) 834-3331.

7 Saturday

West Pasco Audubon Society walk: Meet at the Key Vista Park parking lot for an early morning bird walk for beginners, starting at 8 a.m. (there is a $2 parking fee). After the walk, at a meeting set to start at 11 a.m., there will be a program on swallow-tailed kites, presented by the Avian Research and Conservation Institute. J.B. Starkey Wilderness Park, 10500 Wilderness Park Blvd., New Port Richey. (813) 455-0588. westpascoaudubon.com.

Whole Body 'Tune-Up': This is a free wellness program on alternative healing. It will include information on a variety of techniques to balance energy, manage stress and disease. The facilitator will be Karen O'Rourke. Class size is limited to 25. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. (813) 355-3314.

Friends of the Library meeting: Noon to 1 p.m. New River Library, 34043 State Road 54, Zephyrhills. (813) 788-6375.

Jam session: Live country-western, bluegrass and gospel music by Country Connection. 1 to 4 p.m. $3. CARES Elfers Center, 4136 Barker Drive, Elfers. (727) 847-1290. caresfl.org.

Library carnival: Children in kindergarten through third grade and their families are invited to participate in fun carnival games. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Centennial Park Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday. (727) 834-3204.

9 Monday

Card party and salad luncheon: 10:30 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon. $7. St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 5326 Charles St., New Port Richey. (727) 816-3930, (727) 849-4330.

10 Tuesday

Hearing clinic: Includes earwax checks, earwax removal, screenings, services for hearing aids and a free package of hearing aid batteries. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Free. CARES Elfers Center, 4136 Barker Drive, Elfers. (727) 847-1290.

12 Thursday

'Native Plants are Not Weeds': Participants in this Pasco Extension Service workshop will learn the benefits of native plants — attracting wildlife and butterflies, low water use, easy maintenance. 2 to 4 p.m. Free; registration requested. Centennial Park Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday. (352) 518-0156. pasco.ifas.ufl.edu/events_calendar.shtml.

Human trafficking symposium: Speakers will include Corp. Alan T. Wilkett of the Pasco County Sheriff's Office and Edie Rhea of Healing Root Ministry. Wilkett has more than 22 years in law enforcement. Rhea is the founder of Healing Root Ministry, a nonprofit organization advocating for victims of human trafficking and sexual abuse. She also shares her experiences as a victim and survivor. The symposium will include information from other agencies and organizations that offer services. 6 to 8 p.m. Pasco-Hernando State College - Porter Campus, 2727 Mansfield Blvd., Wesley Chapel. (727) 816-3738.

Information for the Events column should be submitted to Phyllis Day, Pasco Times, at [email protected] 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.

Comments
This year’s Florida State Fair food oddities include catfish ‘sundae’ and chicken and waffles pizza

This year’s Florida State Fair food oddities include catfish ‘sundae’ and chicken and waffles pizza

Being the first in the country on the fair-going calendar, the Florida State Fair is also the first to roll out the outrageous, deep-fried, bacon-wrapped, cheese-covered foods on a stick that perfume the midway. While cotton candy, corn dogs and funn...
Updated: 2 hours ago

Two Florida authors among National Book Critics Circle awards finalists

The National Book Critics Circle has announced its award finalists for books published in 2017, and two Florida writers are on the list. Edwidge Danticat, the Haitian-born memoirist and novelist based in Miami, is a finalist in criticism for The Art ...
Updated: 5 hours ago

Pasco Events for Jan. 26

26 FridayAARP Chapter 4764: Outgoing president Phyllis Bross will install the 2018 chapter leaders, including new Chapter President Ileana Santini. A representative from Florida State AARP will present the chapter with a 2017 Chapter Award for being ...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Something new for Gasparilla — your own private boat captain

Something new for Gasparilla — your own private boat captain

TAMPA — The Gasparilla Parade of Pirates may be this city’s most festive event, but law enforcement maintains its zero-tolerance policy for drinking and driving, whether on land or on water.So if you plan on consuming alcohol at the parade, get home ...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Gasparilla 2018 guide: Insider tips on where go, what to bring and how to plunder the most booty

Gasparilla 2018 guide: Insider tips on where go, what to bring and how to plunder the most booty

Some 300,000 carousers are expected to gather on Saturday for Gasparilla 2018, Tampa’s pirate invasion. It takes a special breed of swashbuckler to wade into that sea of humanity and hunt treasure (beads!) while avoiding the brig. All the fuss center...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 23

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 23

Forever Plaid: Four young singers killed in a car crash posthumously hit the stage for one last performance full of barbershop quartet harmonies and 1950s nostalgia. Through March 11. 7:30 p.m., Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Art...
Updated: 10 hours ago
At end of the Gasparilla Children’s Parade, excitement builds

At end of the Gasparilla Children’s Parade, excitement builds

TAMPALife’s quite different at the tail end of the Gasparilla Children’s Parade than at the launching point.The funnel cakes and corn dogs are a bit less omnipresent. When the first cars and floats begin to journey down Bayshore Boulevard, you’re onl...
Published: 01/20/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Jan. 22-28

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Jan. 22-28

Gasparilla Pirate Festival: Saturday’s the big day for Tampa to celebrate the legend of the mythical pirate Jose Gaspar. The day begins when pirates invade Tampa on a fully rigged pirate ship, the Jose Gasparilla, with cannons booming and a mas...
Published: 01/19/18
Updated: 01/22/18
Gasparilla may be a raucous party to you, but it’s art to Charles Hessemer

Gasparilla may be a raucous party to you, but it’s art to Charles Hessemer

SOUTH TAMPA Charles P. Hessemer, 90 years young and about as sharp as the palette knives he paints with, finds artistic inspiration in the costumed-clad revelers of Tampa’s favorite annual event. The details in Hessemer’s oil painting s...
Published: 01/19/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 20

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 20

Tweed Ride: This popular leisurely bike ride around downtown St. Petersburg brings out ladies and gents in derby hats, vests, petticoats, lace-up boots and other fashionable vintage choices. Tea and scones served before the ride. After the ride, gath...
Published: 01/19/18