Monday, July 16, 2018
Events

Pasco events for Oct. 7

7 Friday

Book Bazaar: Browse or buy used books, audio and video media, magazines and related materials. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today and Saturday. Hugh Embry Library, 14215 Fourth St., Dade City. (352) 567-3576.

Fish Dinner with the Knights: All-you-can-eat baked or fried fish (plus an additional entree choice), along with sides and dessert. Hosted by the Knights of Columbus, Council 6476. 5 to 7 p.m. $10. St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 4843 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday. The dinners continue weekly. (727) 389-7067.

8 Saturday

American Legion Post 108 has new home: This is the first meeting at the post's new home. 9 a.m. Harvester United Methodist Church, 2432 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes. (813) 994-1214.

Halloween Fun at the Library: "Play, Make, Discover!" candy painting for little ones will be from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Pre-teen Hallow Tangles, a Halloween-inspired Zentangle craft for ages 9 to 15, will be from 10 a.m. to noon. Pre-teen gaming for ages 9 to 15 will be from 2 to 4 p.m., and a pre-teen "Spooky Tassels' jewelry-making class will be from 2 to 4 p.m. for ages 9 to 15 (registration and a signed waiver required). Land O'Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes. (813) 929-1214.

Star Wars Day: Games, crafts, prizes and refreshments. Fans are encouraged to wear costumes or Star Wars clothing. There will be photo opportunities with official Star Wars guests. For elementary-age children. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free. Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. (727) 861-3040.

Fallen Soldiers Tribute: The annual event honoring military members is hosted by the Nature Coast 9.12 Group. Refreshments provided. 11:30 a.m. Free. Praise Family Worship Center, 17920 Meridian Blvd., Hudson. (917) 620-1811.

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 table service. Ice tea and lemonade will be provided. 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 to attend. Come early to socialize. Noon. Clayton Hall, Pasco County Extension Service, 36702 State Road 52 (Pasco County Fairgrounds), Dade City. (352) 567-3996.

Stargazing in the Park: Join the Pasco Astronomers group, which will provide telescopes for viewing, or bring your own. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Free. J.B. Starkey Wilderness Park, 10500 Wilderness Park Blvd., New Port Richey. (727) 255-3083.

10 Monday

Hearing clinics: Includes earwax checks, earwax removal, hearing screenings, and cleaning and servicing of hearing aids. Participants who wear hearing aids will receive one free package of batteries. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Free. CARES Rao Musunuru M.D. Enrichment Center, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson. (727) 863-6868. caresfl.org.

Card party/salad luncheon: Hosted by the women of the church. Call to reserve a table for cards. Doors open at 10:30 a.m.; luncheon starts at noon. $7. St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 5326 Charles St., New Port Richey. (727) 816-3930.

11 Tuesday

For Your Health seminar series: "Advances in the Treatment of Leg Pain and Wounds," presented by Dr. Brandt Jones, vascular surgeon. A light lunch will be provided. Noon. Free, but reservations required. Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54, Trinity. (727) 834-5630.

Nature Coast Chapter of the Native Plant Society: The program will be about creating a landscape using no irrigation, dealing with hungry deer, and proper pesticide and fertilizer usage. Presented by Gregg Jones, an expert on water supply issues. 7 p.m. Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd., Land O'Lakes. (727) 207-1853. pasconativeplants.org.

Zephyrhills Art Club: Featuring an art demonstration and a members mini-show. The theme is "Music." 7 p.m. Alice Hall Community Center, 38116 Fifth Ave., Zephyrhills. (813) 780-0000. ci.zephyrhills.fl.us/Zephy12408152353.asp.

13 Thursday

New Port Richey Shrine Club Fall Picnic: Includes hamburgers, hotdogs and brats, along with fixings, cold drinks and beer. Covered dishes and desserts appreciated. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $10. American Legion Post 335, 11421 Osceola Drive, New Port Richey. (727) 845-4190.

Lady Shriners Card Party: Hosted by Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America Cairo Court #97 of Zephyrhills. Includes lunch, desserts and beverages, to be served at 12:30 p.m. The cost per person is $5. Proceeds will benefit Shriners Hospital for Children-Tampa. 11:30 a.m. Bahr's Mobile Home Park Clubhouse, 39401 Dancers Lane, Zephyrhills. ladiesorientalshrine.org.

Supporters of Pasco County Library Cooperative: Meet to network and consider ways to support the library. Visitors will learn about ways to volunteer, joining Friends of the Library and advocating for library services. 6 p.m. Land O'Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes. (813) 929-1214.

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.

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