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Published Oct. 19, 2008|Updated Oct. 19, 2008


The Shops at Wiregrass are offering a variety of events Oct. 30 and 31 to celebrate its grand opening. The shops are at the corner of State Road 56 and Bruce B. Downs in Wesley Chapel.

- Macy's Newest Star Makeover is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 31 in the Center Court. Laura Geller has been creating beautiful faces in Hollywood for 25 years. At 10 a.m. she will make a speech during the grand opening ceremonies.

At 11 a.m. she will greet the public, and as part of the event, complimentary makeovers will be given by several cosmetic companies.

Appointments are required; call (813) 975-2200. Participants can enter to win $1,000 in Macy's wardrobe, cosmetics and fragrance packages.

- Dillard's Designer Runway Show is set for Nov. 1 with a cocktail hour at 4:30 p.m. at the Brass Tap and fashion show at 6 p.m. in Center Court.

Rebecca Weinbert, stylist to the stars and an Emmy award-winning costume designer, will host the show.

The fashion show is free; however, for a $20 donation to the American Cancer Society, fans can attend the cocktail hour, watch the show from premier seating and take home a swag bag and a $10 gift certificate to Dillard's.

Call (813) 949-0291. Guests can enter to win a $1,000 Dillard's shopping spree.

- Stroller Spook is set for 9 a.m. Oct. 31 in Center Court. Children should be dressed in Halloween costumes for the class, which will provide spooky fun for the children.

There will be prizes for best costume, goody bags, refreshments and door prizes. Register at

- JCPenney will provide two high-energy workout sessions at 10 and 11 a.m. Oct. 31 in Center Court.

Participants will follow the moves of fitness expert Kim Merkel. The first 100 will receive a $10 gift card from JCPenney.

They can also enter to win a $500 JCPenney Xersion wardrobe makeover.

Create a tile, support breast cancer fight

Residents are invited to show support for the fight against breast cancer at the Shops of Wiregrass with Print Pink, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

For a $50 tax-deductible donation, clay tiles with handprints or messages can be inscribed.

The colorful 6-by-6-inch tiles will be signed, glazed and installed throughout the Shops of Wiregrass. Imprinting days are Nov. 1 and 2.

Visit to register.

Others can customize a tile by going to

Follow instructions under "Print Pink" to download a form and then mail. Deadline to register is Oct. 30.

For information, call the American Cancer Society toll-free at 1-800-940-1969, ext. 114.

There will be a 5K walk, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Little Everglades Ranch in Dade City.


Flapjack Festival fun runs Oct. 31 to Nov. 2

The 2008 Flapjack Festival is set for Oct. 31 through Nov. 2 at a new location, the Pasco County Fairgrounds, 36722 State Road 52 in Dade City.

Events scheduled for Oct. 31 include a costume contest, face painting and trick-or-treating for children ages 12 and younger. Vendors will hand out treats.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. Call (813) 909-2722.


Lake Padgett Estates group meets Oct. 28

Lake Padgett Estates Civic Association meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 at the LPECA Stables Facility, 22140 Coldstream Road. Call Rich Gray at (813) 996-7868.

Shopping is in the mix at chamber event

The Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce will have a mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Belk department store, 2111 Collier Parkway.

The chamber will offer a special shopping discount. Call (813) 909-2722.

Monday nights are Family Night Out

Families are invited for a Family Night Out at 6:30 p.m. each Monday through Nov. 24 at the Land O'Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway. Call (813) 929-1214.


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