Monday, February 19, 2018
Events

Pasco Events for Oct. 13

13 Friday

Knights of Columbus Council 6476 All-You-Can-Eat Dinner: Includes baked or fried fish and another entree choice. 5 to 7 p.m.; doors open at 4 p.m. $10. St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 4843 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday. (727) 389-0518.

14 Saturday

'Blueberries and Blackberries': Participants in this extension service seminar will learn how to grow succulent berries. 9 a.m. Free; registration requested. Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd., Land O'Lakes. (352) 518-0156. pasco.ifas.ufl.edu/events_calendar.shtml.

Autumn day: Tour the old school, check out an outdoor market and learn about water conservation and irrigation. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Old Lutz Schoolhouse, 18819 U.S. 41, Lutz. (813) 909-2701.

Document-shredding event: Recall Mobile Shredding Services will shred documents/papers for a cash or supply donation to benefit CARES, a nonprofit agency that assists and provides services to Pasco County's seniors and their caregivers. Sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors. Items needed include 55-gallon trash bags, glass cleaner, sponges, disinfectant spray, tub and tile cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner and paper towels. 9 a.m. to noon. Wells Fargo Advisors, 11300 State Road 54, Trinity. (727) 815-3000.

'Lawn Care Made Easy': Participants in this extension service seminar will learn about fertilizing, watering and care methods for a better lawn. 10 a.m. Free; registration requested. Zephyrhills Library, 5347 Eighth St., Zephyrhills. (352) 518-0156. pasco.ifas.ufl.edu/events_calendar.shtml.

Old Timers Picnic: Anyone who has lived in Pasco County for 20 years or more is considered an "old timer" and is invited. Bring a covered dish to share, along with your own table service. Ice tea and lemonade will be provided. Food will be ready at noon. A basket will be displayed for donations toward the catfish, oil and other food items. Bring photos, newspaper clippings and items of interest regarding Pasco families. Prizes will be awarded for the oldest man, oldest woman, the couple married the longest and the person who traveled the farthest distance to attend. Come early to socialize. 10 a.m. Clayton Hall, Pasco County Extension Service, 36702 State Road 52 (at the Pasco County Fairgrounds), Dade City. (352) 567-3996.

Cheese-tasting soiree: Noon to 2 p.m. Free. Wright's Natural Market, 6630 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. (727) 848-5140. facebook.com/wrightsnaturalmarket.

15 Sunday

'From Broadway and Beyond': A musical tribute to Broadway. 2 p.m. $15; includes dessert and coffee. King of Kings Lutheran Church, 10337 U.S. 19, Port Richey. (727) 457-4899. tinpanalleyprod.com.

16 Monday

Monday reopening celebration: The Land O'Lakes Library is once again open on Mondays. To celebrate, there will be a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m., along with a variety of programs throughout the day, including: Pen Turning from 10:15 a.m. to noon; a Silly Dance Party for toddlers and preschoolers from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.; "Creepy Reptiles and Invertebrates," a presentation by Pinellas County Reptiles, from 2 to 4 p.m.; Yoga for Stress Release from 6 to 7 p.m., and Tai Chi from 7 to 8 p.m. Land O'Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes. (813) 929-1214.

17 Tuesday

Tuesday Tutorial: A complimentary lunch will be served. The topic will be "Breast Cancer: Men and Women," presented by Dr. Gail Wright, who is board certified in oncology and internal medicine. 11:30 a.m. Free. Seating is limited; reservations required. Rao Musunuru M.D. Conference Center, 14100 Yosemite Drive, Hudson. RSVP to (727) 869-5498.

'Spiders and Creepy Crawlies': Participants in this extension service seminar will learn to spot venomous snakes, harmful spiders and stinging insects around the yard or in the house. 2 p.m. Free; registration requested. New River Library, 34043 State Road 54, Zephyrhills. (352) 518-0156. pasco.ifas.ufl.edu/events_calendar.shtml.

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.

19 Thursday

Teen Advisory Board: Teens gather to plan future youth events at the library and get volunteer hours. For youth in grades 6 to 12. 6 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.

Comments
Review: A seemingly inexhaustible shelf life continues in ‘The Phantom of the Opera’

Review: A seemingly inexhaustible shelf life continues in ‘The Phantom of the Opera’

TAMPA Apparently, the Phantom lives forever.Thirty-two years after its premiere, one of the top-grossing musicals of all time is still packing ’em in. Sunday’s matinee at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts showed why Andrew Lloyd ...
Updated: 1 hour ago

Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting Feb. 23

FestivalsFlorida Bluegrass Classic: The event continues through Feb. 25 at Florida Classic Park, 5360 Lockhart Road, east of Brooksville. Featuring live entertainment on the stage from 1 to 10 p.m. daily, as well as arts and crafts, workshops, a car ...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 20

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 20

The Phantom of the Opera : Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway hit returns to Tampa. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of Phantom is performed by a cast and orches...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Ordinary dogs take to the Derby Lane greyhound track for the Mutt Derby

Ordinary dogs take to the Derby Lane greyhound track for the Mutt Derby

Some stopped midway, some turned around and ran the wrong way and some dashed to the arms of their owners as more than 300 average house pets took to the track at Derby Lane on Sunday for the Mutt Derby. The popular fundraiser for the Jaycees died o...
Published: 02/18/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 17

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 17

Bay Area Renaissance Festival: Highland Fling: The 2018 festival runs weekends through March 25 in a time-travel village of kings, queens, jousting, jugglers, mimes, madrigals, archery contests and a human chess match. 10 a.m., Museum of Science and ...
Published: 02/16/18
Updated: 02/18/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 18

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 18

Mutt Derby: Bring your non-aggressive dog for a day of dog races and other doggie games. Races will be done in weight divisions. All dogs racing must have proof of vaccinations. Greyhounds are welcome, but are not allowed to race. Benefits Greyhound ...
Published: 02/16/18
‘Hello, Universe’ and ‘Wolf in the Snow’ top American Library Association awards for books for young readers

‘Hello, Universe’ and ‘Wolf in the Snow’ top American Library Association awards for books for young readers

The American Library Association announced its 2018 Youth Media Award winners Monday during its midwinter meeting in Denver.The annual awards honor books, video and audio for children and young adults and are highly regarded guides for booksellers, t...
Published: 02/16/18
Review: Paul Goldberg’s ‘The Chateau’ sets sharp political satire in a Florida condo

Review: Paul Goldberg’s ‘The Chateau’ sets sharp political satire in a Florida condo

The election is fraught with wild allegations and vicious character assassination, accusations of corruption and kickbacks, misspelled messages and outrageous debates — and of course the Russians have their hands all over it.The 2016 presidential rac...
Published: 02/16/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Feb. 19-25

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Feb. 19-25

Gasparilla Distance Classic: One of Tampa’s best known road races returns to downtown, with a 5K and 15K Saturday and an 8K and half marathon on Sunday. The chief attraction is the 15K on Saturday, which takes runners out and back along the man...
Published: 02/15/18
Updated: 02/18/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 16

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 16

Kelsea Ballerini: Grammy-nominated country music star on tour with special guest Walter Hayes. 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $38.25-$125. (727) 791-7400. Volta: The bendy people of Cirque du Soleil. Through Mar...
Published: 02/15/18
Updated: 02/16/18