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  • Pasco County Fair

    Editor's pick

    The fair features a giant midway and an array of fair food, livestock shows, racing pigs, talent shows and pageants, plant show and much more. Daily entertainment includes women loggers, racing pigs, hypnosis shows, music and more.

    Price:$8, $5 ages 6-12, 5 and younger free. Unlimited midway wristbands are $20 Monday through Thursday, and $25 Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

    Pasco County Fairgrounds: 36722 State Road 52, Dade City, 33525

  • Safety and Security Summit

    Pasco-Hernando State College hosts this two-day summit, 'Cyber Threats, Trafficking and Guns,' in the Student Community Center at Saint Leo University, which 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.

    Price:Free, but only 200 seats are available.

    Saint Leo University: 33701 State Road 52, Saint Leo, 33525

  • Free Mini Sports Clinic

    In celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, elementary- and middle school-aged children are invited to participate in this clinic that will precede St. Leo softball team’s double-header with Embry-Riddle University. The clinic will be on the university soccer field. Participants will be exposed to a variety of sports, as well as introductory developmental skills taught by Saint Leo NCAA student athletes. Melanie Margalis, 2016 Olympic gold medalist swimmer, will be in attendance. Following the clinic, participants are invited to stay for complimentary pizza and to watch the softball games, which starts at noon at the university softball stadium.

    Price:Free, but preregistration required.

    Saint Leo University: 33701 State Road 52, Saint Leo, 33525

  • Betmar Acres Hobby Club Spring Bazaar

    There will be a bake sale and numerous items for sale, including handiwork, jewelry, fabric arts and artistry.

    Betmar Clubhouse #2: 37137 Lakewood Drive, Zephyrhills, 33542

  • Antique Appraisals at Gulfside Hospice Thrift Shoppe

    Appraisals will be offered throughout the day, with a break from noon to 1 p.m. Visitors can bring their antiques and collectibles for appraisal. There is a limit of three items per person. The appraisals will be provided by Dale Smrekar, president of Downsizing Advisory Service. Proceeds will benefit Gulfside Hospice.

    Price:$5 per appraisal or three for $12.

    Gulfside's Thrift Shoppe: 37925 Skyridge Circle, Dade City, 33525



  • Osceola Tavern

    Features: Jukebox, Live music, tbt* Top Bar

    East Pasco: 13941 Seventh St., Dade City, 33525

    The Osceola Tavern has only been around since 1999, but the building it's in has been a Dade City fixture since the 1890s, and was a saloon at least as far back as 1910. Classic rock jukeboxes, live music on weekends and a whole mess of folks who don't feel like heading to Hillsborough for a good time -- that, as they say, is real.

  • Kafe Kokopelli

    Cuisine: American casual, Southern
    Features: Banquet facility, Big-screen TVs, Catering, Early bird menu, Happy hour

    East Pasco: 37940 Live Oak Ave., Dade City, 33523

    Under twinkling lights hung year-round and the staring eyes of exotic stuffed game, Kafe Kokopelli offers one-of-a-kind ambiance for lunch and dinner in downtown Dade City. The menu spans quesadillas, ribs, pork chops and baked Italian dishes, plus delicious appetizers like Memphis nachos, white chicken chili, fried green tomatoes and a house salad dressing to drool for. The Stag Bar -- yes, it has antlers -- has top-shelf liquor, flat-screen TVs and fancy daily specials.