Sunday, July 22, 2018
Events

Pasco Events for Oct. 6

6 Friday

Used book bazaar: Buy used books, audio and video media, magazines and related materials. Hosted by the Friends of Hugh Embry Library, with money raised to help fund programming at the library. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Hugh Embry Library, 14215 Fourth St., Dade City. (352) 567-7449.

7 Saturday

Zombie Fun Run: Children will run from zombies attempting to steal their flags on this fun run, with T-shirts and prizes. For elementary- and middle school-age children. All registered participants will be entered in a raffle to win a bicycle. 9 a.m. $7 in advance; $10 day on the day of the event. James E. Grey Preserve, 6938 Plathe Road, New Port Richey. (727) 841-4560.

Whole Body Tune-Up: This is a seven-session program on the first Saturday of each month, starting Oct. 7. The wellness program promotes one's health and well-being. Information will be provided on how to manage chronic illness, healing foods and nutrition, meditation techniques for healing, herbal remedies and essential oils, and complimentary alternative healing such as Reiki and healing touch. The facilitator will be Karen O'Rourke, who has 35 years of holistic nursing experience. Send email to [email protected] 9 to 11 a.m. Classes are free, but registration is required. Zephyrhills Library, 5347 Eighth St., Zephyrhills. (813) 355-3314.

Big Brothers Big Sisters orientation/training: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay has dozens of children in Pasco County on its waiting list for a big brother or big sister. Adult mentors are needed and may choose among several programs. 10:30 a.m. to noon. New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey. (813) 997-6881.

Music with Mar: This educational music class is designed for children and their caregivers, and will include puppets, books and music. Children will have an opportunity to sing, dance and play instruments. The class is designed to enhance and promote basic social, motor, language and cognitive skills for children ages 6 and younger. 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free. Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. (727) 861-3040.

Oktoberfest: The Fun Club's celebration will feature a German dinner that includes bratwurst, sauerkraut, German potato salad, beets, salad and dessert and more. 5:30 p.m. $15 (advance purchase required). St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 5326 Charles St., New Port Richey. (727) 849-4330.

8 Sunday

Wesley Chapel Lions Club pancake breakfast: Includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee. 7:30 a.m. to noon. $5 (cash, check or credit). Lexington Oaks clubhouse, 26304 Lexington Oaks Blvd., Wesley Chapel. (813) 803-3015.

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.

Big Brothers Big Sisters orientation/training: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay has dozens of children in Pasco County on its waiting list for a big brother or big sister. Adult mentors are needed and may choose among several programs. 5:30 to 7 p.m. WellCare, 5113 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. (813) 997-6881.

10 Tuesday

PHSC hosts One Nation: The two-day event is designed to demonstrate PHSC's ongoing commitment to engage the community in exploring and facilitating dialogue about diversity. All activities will be in the Conference Center, Building B, Room 303. On Oct. 10: "The American Story: Immigration and Opportunity" panel discussion, moderated by English professor Jackie May, 11:30 a.m.; "Culturally Infused Cuisine: Live Cooking Demonstration," by Ghada Jadallah, owner of Dash of Salt n' Pepper Catering, 1 p.m.; and a screening of the Civil Rights documentary "Eyes on the Prize (1957-1962)," 2:30 p.m. On Oct. 11: "Real or Fake? How to Distinguish Fake News from Real News," presented by Caryn Baird, senior news researcher at the Tampa Bay Times, 11 a.m.; have pizza with the provost Kevin O'Farrell as he presents "Our Civic Responsibility," 12:15 p.m.; and "Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion: Reflections on the Little Rock Nine and Racial Equality in Florida," a panel discussion, 2:30 p.m. Free. Pasco-Hernando State College Porter Campus, 2727 Mansfield Blvd., Wesley Chapel. 1-855-669-7472. phsc.edu/calendar.

11 Wednesday

Car seat inspection: Provided at various times throughout the day. 9:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Free. Pediatric Associates of Tampa Bay Trinity, 10710 State Road 54, New Port Richey. (727) 953-6877. baycareevents.org.

Breast cancer health seminar: Oncology surgeon Dr. Jason P. Wilson will discuss breast cancer, from diagnosis to treatment options. 10 a.m. Free. Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, 6600 Madison St., New Port Richey. RSVP to (727) 953-6877. baycareevents.org.

12 Thursday

Job search and career assistance: CareerSource Pasco Hernando's Mobile One Stop will be on hand to help job-seekers with their search for work, creating and printing resumes, accessing local and statewide job listings, and getting information about programs provided by CareerSource. The mobile unit is a self-contained resource room on wheels, with 12 computer stations, satellite Internet and telecommunications, and printing/copying capabilities. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Zephyrhills Library, 5347 Eighth St., Zephyrhills. (352) 279-4400. careersourcepascohernando.com/pages/mobile_onestop_info.

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.

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