1. The Education Gradebook

Pasco County school notes

Coming up

Monday is a teaching planning day. No school for students.

• Oct. 28: Report cards.

Class notes

Hudson Elementary: Picture day, Thursday. Fall Festival, 5-7 p.m. Friday.


• Classical Preparatory School, a new charter school, set to open in the fall of 2014 in Land O'Lakes, has launched a website. The site serves as a resource for information about the school's program and includes a Letter of Interest form for prospective students. To learn more about what the school has to offer, go to

• Are you a future engineer or see glimpses of one in your child? Saint Leo University invites spectators to come out for science contest judging at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30 in the university's Student Community Center Boardrooms. K-12 students and their families are invited to watch teams of college students find out which team built the strongest model bridge from oversized popsicle sticks and glue. Guests are given special seating. The university is at 33701 State Road 52. For information, call Jo-Ann Johnston at (352) 588-8237


• A collection of works by the art students of Day Spring Academy Middle School will be included in "Small World, Big Love" held through October at the Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd. For information, call (727) 848-6500.

Center for the Arts at Wesley Chapel, 30651 Wells Road, Wesley Chapel. (813) 794-8772 or (727) 774-8772:

• John Long Middle orchestra concert, 7 p.m. Thursday.

Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. (727) 774-7381:

• J.W. Mitchell High Drama presents The Bad Seed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday — Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $5 in advance at the Mitchell High campus; $7 at the door. For information or advance tickets, call (727) 774-9200.

Library notes

Centennial Park, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday, (727) 834-3204

• Teen Gaming, 4 p.m. Tuesday Grades 6-12.

• Pumpkin Carving Presentation with Stormin' Norman, 6:45 p.m. Tuesday. As seen on America's Got Talent.

• Paws for Friendship, 4 p.m. Thursday Read a book of your choice to a cute and cuddly therapy dog. Elementary grades.

• Tween Craft, 2 p.m. Saturday. Grades 4-7.

Hudson Regional, 8012 Library Road, (727) 861-3040

• Teen Game Day, 5-7 p.m. Tuesday. Grades 6-12.

• Halloween Game Night, 5-8 p.m. Friday. Grades 6-12.

Hugh Embry, 14215 Fourth St., Dade City, (352) 567-3576

• Tween-Teen YuGiOh! Tournament, 4 p.m. Wednesday. Grades 5-12.

• Teen Gaming/Teen Advisory Board, 4 p.m. Thursday. Grades 6-12.

Land O'Lakes, 2818 Collier Parkway, (813) 929-1214

• Teen Advisory Board, 6 p.m. Tuesday Grades 6-12.

•Teen Monster Dance and Costume Contest, 7 p.m. Friday. Come in your best costume (or don't, it's not required). There will be DJ, free refreshments and cash prizes for the costume contest. A $5 donation to the Friends of the Library gets access to the VIP Room for Monster, pizza, and all the video games you can handle. Grades 6-12.

• Reading Buddies, 10 a.m. Saturday by appointment. Elementary school readers can practice reading with a volunteer. Call (813) 929-1214.

• Chess Club, 2 p.m. Saturday.

New Port Richey, 5939 Main St., (727) 853-1279

• Crafts and Creations Club, 4 p.m. Tuesday.

• Pumpkin Carving with Scott "Stormin" Norman, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. All ages.

• Halloween Story Time, 6 p.m. Wednesday. Ages 4-8.

• Halloween party, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 29; RSVP by Thursday. Grades 6-12.

• Game Day, noon-1:30 p.m. Saturday. Grades 6-12.

• Animals Love Books, Too, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday.

New River, 34043 State Road 54, Zephyrhills, (813) 788-6375

• Homework Help, 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays/Grades 1-5.

• Knitting Club, 6 p.m. Thursday. Learn basic knitting techniques. Bring a pair of size 8 knitting needles and a ball of No. 4 yarn. Grades 6 and above.

• Fall Family Night, 6 p.m. Friday Costume contest, crafts and games.

• Tween Monster High Ball, 1 p.m. Saturday. Grades 4-7.

Regency Park, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey, (727) 861-3049

• Anime Club, 4 p.m. Wednesday. Grades 6-12.

• Tail Waggin' Tutors, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday. Read a book to a therapy dog. Elementary grades.

• Game Zone After Dark, 6-9 p.m. Friday Grades 6-12.

• Family movie, 2 p.m. Saturday. All ages.

South Holiday, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday, (727) 834-3312.

• LEGO Maniacs, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Grades K-5.

• Creepy Crafts & Sweet Treats, 2 p.m. Saturday. Grades K-5.

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