Dogs to take over Dade City park

Things to do in Pasco and Hernando counties.
ANDRES LEIVA   |   Times [2017]
Elvis, a 1-year-old Spaniel mix, pauses for a moment to sniff while walking in the dog parade during Dog Days in Dade City event in 2017. The annual event will be March 21 in Agnes Lamb Park, and will include a parade, costume contest and a variety of activities.
ANDRES LEIVA | Times [2017] Elvis, a 1-year-old Spaniel mix, pauses for a moment to sniff while walking in the dog parade during Dog Days in Dade City event in 2017. The annual event will be March 21 in Agnes Lamb Park, and will include a parade, costume contest and a variety of activities.
Published March 16, 2020

Note: Some events may be canceled in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Florida. Please be sure to check with event organizers for updates.


2nd-Annual Blues Bash at the Ranch: The three-day bash will kick off at 5 p.m. March 20 and continue through 5 p.m. March 22 at the Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake, on the Hernando/Pasco county line. The lineup includes: Diana Rein Band, Chris Beard Band, Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones, Brad Vickers & His Vestapolitans, Tas Cur & His Band of Tortured Souls, Dustin Arbuckle & the Damnations, Bill Wharton The Sauce Boss, Joel DaSilva Band, Gabe Stillman Band, Eliza Neals & the Narcotics, Deb Ryder Band, Harper & Midwest Kind, James Armstrong Band. There will be a harmonica workshop with Harper and a guitar workshop with Tas Cru. This is a family- and dog-friendly event. Camping available. $20-$45 daily, $65-$80 weekend; 12 and younger free. (941) 758-7585.

Good Vibrations: The Beach Boys tribute band, Good Vibrations, will perform at 7 p.m. March 21, Pasco-Hernando State College Performing Arts Center, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. The group will perform hits such as Help Me Rhonda, I get Around and Surfin’ USA. Visit $30-$35. (727) 816-3707.

Land O’ Lakes Music Festival: The annual music fest will be from 4 to 10 p.m. March 21 at Land O’ Lakes Heritage Park, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., Land O’ Lakes. The lineup includes Solar Exposure, Den of Thieves, J.T. Curtis and the Florida Scoundrels and Stonegrey. There will be food trucks and vendors. Hosted by the Greater Pasco Chamber of Commerce. Admission $5; parking free. (727) 842-7651.

Ernie Evans Spring Bluegrass: The four-day music festival kicks off March 19 and continues through March 22 at the Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake, on the Hernando/Pasco county line. Featuring a variety of bands, including Nothin Fancy Band, Deer Creek Boys, Dry Branch Fire Squad, Free Range Strange, Penny Creek Band and more. Admission varies $30-$85; ages 10-15 $5 day or $15 total; 9 and younger free. Camping is available. Call (386) 385-3500 or visit

Betmar Chorus Spring Concert: The 60-plus member choir, under the direction of Linda LaFayette, will present its 48th-annual concert at 2 p.m. March 25, and at 7 p.m. March 26 and 27 at the Betmar Clubhouse #2, 37145 Lakewood Drive, Zephyrhills. The concert will include a variety of songs, such as show tunes, hymns, spirituals and old familiar classic. Donations accepted ($5 suggestion). Call (813) 788-9606.

J.R. Farley Orchestra: The final concert the orchestra’s Big Band Series will be presented at 2 p.m. March 25 at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. The theme is “Singing Through the Decades.” Tickets are $12 for season members, $14 general. Call (727) 842-6777 or visit


Florida Loquat Festival: The seventh-annual festival will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 21 at Frances Avenue Park, 5580 Frances Ave., New Port Richey. There will be lots of fresh loquats and loquat treats, the Loquat Art Show, Florida Loquat Literary Festival and poetry readings. Admission is free. Call (727) 849-1626.

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These small, fleshy fruit are the feature attraction at the seventh-annual Florida Loquat Festival to be held March 21 at Frances Avenue Park in New Port Richey.
MICHELE MILLER | TIMES These small, fleshy fruit are the feature attraction at the seventh-annual Florida Loquat Festival to be held March 21 at Frances Avenue Park in New Port Richey. [ MICHELE MILLER | Tampa Bay Times (2018) ]

Dogs’ Day in Dade City: Dogs and their owners are invited to a day of fun activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 21 at Agnes Lamb Park, Meridian Avenue and Ninth Street, Dade City. There will be a dog wagon parade, dog costume contest, K-9 challenge, Canine Got Talent? event, and an ice cream/yogurt eating contest. Admission is free. Call (352) 424-4972 or visit

Arts and Autos: The monthly outdoor event will be from 2 to 6 p.m. March 21 at Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Includes a cruise-in car show, artisan market, live music and food and drink. The Uptown Art Gallery at City Hall is also open. Vendors welcome; $15 for a 10 x 10 space. Artists can reserve a free spot in the gallery to demonstrate their craft live. (352) 540-6476.

Jewish Food Festival: The 25th-annual Jewish Food Fest will be from noon to 4 p.m. March 22 at Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., Spring Hill. There will be a variety of foods, local vendors, music and children’s activities. Admission is free. Call (352) 686-7034.

Repticon: The reptile and exotic animal expo returns from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 21 and 22 at ll Sports Arena, 7716 Rutillio Court, New Port Richey. There will be vendors, breeders and educators. Along with the animals will be a variety of merchandise for sale, including cages, supplies, and both live and frozen feeders. There will be free raffles throughout the weekend. Admission is $10, $5 for children 5-12, and free for ages 4 and younger. Call (727) 845-7808 or visit

On stage

Historic Evening with Anne Frank’s Stepsister, Eva Schloss: Emmy-award winning reporter Erik Waxler will interview Eva Schloss as she shares her wartime experiences, along with her message of peace and acceptance in this intimate event from 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 23 at Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. Schloss is the author of three books. Like her childhood friend, Anne Frank, Schloss went into hiding in Holland during World War II, was captured and sent to the Nazi Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. She survived and went to Denmark with her mother, where they reunited with family friend, Otto Frank, Anne’s father. Together, they published The Diary of Anne Frank. Regular seating is sold out, but a handful of VIP tickets remain. The VIP package is $125 and includes premium seating and a private reception at 6 p.m. with Schloss. Purchase tickets at Call (727) 376-3366.

Postponed — 80 Days: Live Oak Theatre postponed 80 Days, its original musical adaptation of the Jules Verne classic, Around the World in 80 Days. Originally scheduled for weekends March 20-April 5, it will now be May 1-17 at Carol & Frank Morsani Center for the Arts, 21030 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Tickets are $20 adults, $5 ages 13 and younger (with paid adult). Call (352) 593-0027 or visit

Denying Gravity — A Play with a Purpose: New Port Richey Fire Rescue and Emergency Management host a performance of the award-winning play from 2 to 3:30 p.m. March 21 at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grande Blvd., New Port Richey. This one-act comedy/drama is performed by the nonprofit SAGES Theater (Senior Actors Guild & Education Services). The purpose of the show is to raise awareness of fall prevention for older adults. Call (727) 536-7076.


Shamrock Showdown: Watch skydivers in action from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 20 and 21, and 8 a.m. to noon March 22 at Skydive City at the Zephyrhills Municipal Airport, 4241 Skydive Lane, Zephyrhills. The skydivers and parachutists will be competing for awards and prizes. Spectators are welcome and should bring lawn chairs, as seating is limited. There is no cost for admission or parking. Snack bar food and beverages will be available for purchase (or bring your own). On Saturday, after the day’s events (at about 6:30 p.m.), there will be a free musical performance by the 18-piece Tampa Bay Big Band. For information, call (813) 783-9399 or visit

Luck of the Irish: The World Wrestling Network and American Combat Wrestling presents this St. Patrick’s Day-themed event from 6 to 10 p.m. March 21 at Gulfview Event Center at Gulfview Square Mall, 9409 U.S. 19, Port Richey. Matches feature Damien Angel, Avery Taylor, Troy Hollywood, Hunter Law, Sage Scott, Jackson Duvalier and others. Tickets are $10-$15. Call(727) 842-9219.

Roller Derby Benefit: Revolution Roller Derby’s Valkyries will take on Swan City Roller Derby at 4:30 p.m. March 21 and Sunderman Hockey Rink, 1631 Ninth St., Palm Harbor. Donations of baby supplies will be collected for Babycycle, such as diapers, wipes, clean clothing and other basic items. Bring a folding chair for track-side seating. Admission is $10 advanced, $12 at the gate. 4:30 p.m. Call (727) 280-7981 or visit


PHP Chili Cook-Off: People Helping People of Hernando County hosts the annual cook-off 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 21 at the PHP Help Center, 1396 Kass Circle, Spring Hill. Local chili chefs will compete for cash prizes and awards. Besides chili, there will be hot dogs, desserts, beverages and games with prizes. The $5 admission includes five tastes of chili. Additional tickets for more tastings can be purchased. There will be games. This is a fundraiser to feed the hungry. Proceeds will fund PHP’s programs to feed kids, families, seniors and the homeless in the community. (352) 686-4466.

Friends of the Library Wine Tasting Fundraiser: This benefit for the Friends of the Library of Hernando County will be from 7 to 9 p.m. March 21 at Strong Tower Vineyard and Winery, 17810 Forge Drive, Shady Hills. The event will include music, wine tastings, appetizers, desserts, a 50/50 raffle, wine basket raffle and raffle auction. Event and raffle tickets are available at all branch libraries, Little Red Schoolhouse Bookstore or at the door. The cost is $15 per person, $25 per couple. Call (727) 271-4163.


West Hernando Coin, Currency and Stamp Show: The West Hernando Coin Club hosts this buy-sell-trade event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 21, at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 13485 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. There will be a treasure hunt for children, with all receiving a prize. There will be hourly door prizes and a drawing to win a silver American eagle. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Admission is free. Call (352) 587-3344.

Art events

No Passport Needed: The exhibit continues through April 8 at the Rao Musunuru, M.D., Art Gallery at on the college’s West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Charlene Jones, Pasco-Hernando State College adjunct instructor of humanities and art, showcases her eclectic international collection of fine and folk artifacts, and includes items from Asia, Africa, South America, Central America and the Caribbean Islands. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday. Call (727) 816-3231.

The Art in My Mind: The exhibit continues through April 4 at the Uptown Art Gallery (in Brooksville City Hall), 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Featuring works that are “artist choice.” Call (352) 540-3811.

Other Hernando events

20 Friday

Author Talk with Jason Korsiak: Join local author Jason Korsiak at a story time for adults with his book, Marvin Mac’s Bad Day. It is a humorous story for adults about the worst day in the life of the unluckiest guy in the world. Free. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

‘50s Night at the Marine Corps Detachment: Guests may bring snacks. The lounge will be open for drinks. Wearing 1950s-style clothing is optional. $10 each or $15 per couple. 7 p.m. Marine Corps League Detachment 708, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, Brooksville. Millie, (352) 701-0766; or Kathy, (860) 642-7976.

21 Saturday

Hernando Audubon Birding Trip to Ahhochee Hill: Florida Audubon’s Ahhochee Hill is 270 acres of protected wildlife habitat surrounded by other publicly protected land. Recently a Longleaf Pine Habitat Restoration project began on 140 acres. Expect to see woodpeckers and songbirds as spring bird migration begins. Free. 8 to 11:30 a.m. Ahhochee Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, 24268 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. (352) 686-0460.

Springstead Spring Flea Market: The flea market, held in the parking lot, is held by the Springstead High School boys basketball team. The cost for vendors is $10 for two car spaces (one space for vehicle, the other for merchandise). Vendors must provide their own tables and chairs. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-3528.

First-Time Homebuyer’s Class: The Hernando County Housing Authority, in partnership with Solita’s House, provides this free class on the third Saturday of the month. Registration is required. Visit to register. Those having difficulty registering can contact Kim Murphy at Free. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Arc Nature Coast Education Center and Regional Evacuation Shelter, 6495 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 754-4160, ext. 3.

Nature Coast Botanical Gardens: The gardens are free and open daily from dawn to dusk. Plant sales at the nursery are from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays and Mondays, and include plants grown at the gardens. All proceeds go toward the upkeep of the nonprofit gardens. Pet-friendly. Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 683-9933.

Master Gardener Plant Sales: The sales are held 9 a.m. to noon every Wednesday and Saturday, weather permitting. There is a wide variety of native and Florida-Friendly plant selections that are chosen to grow well in the Hernando County environment. The Master Gardener program is a volunteer amplification of Hernando County Extension Service. Prices of plants vary. Master Gardener Nursery, 19490 Oliver St., Brooksville. (352) 754-4433.

Children in the Wild — Birds: Children ages 5 to 9 are invited to participate in this program that allows them to explore the many varieties of birds through activities and games. Register at or call. Free. 2 p.m. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

22 Sunday

St. Joseph’s Feast Day Celebration: The Sons and Daughters of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502 will offer complimentary pasta milanese while it lasts, following the 11 a.m., 12:30 and 2 p.m. Masses. There will be flowers, St. Joseph bread and pastries for sale. Held in Rosmini Hall. Half of the donations will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Donations accepted. 11 a.m. Sunday. St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1107 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. (352) 688-9234.

26 Thursday

Spaghetti Dinner at the VFW: Includes caesar salad, spaghetti and meatballs with homemade sauce by Joan, garlic bread and ice cream for dessert. $10. 5 to 7 p.m. VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 796-0398.

Look ahead

Hernando Audubon Beginning Birding: Learn to identify birds at feeders and during a short walk. There will be binoculars and bird books available for use. Free. 8 to 11:30 a.m. March 27. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. (352) 428-2629.

‘Bedlam’ Movie Screening: WEDU Community Cinema, in partnership with Independent Lens, presents this screening. Filmmaker and practicing psychiatrist Ken Rosenberg visits emergency rooms, jails and homeless camps to tell the intimate stories behind the national mental health crisis. Free. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. March 27. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

Hernando Cares 5K: This event benefits the Social and Human Services Club at Pasco-Hernando State College and publication of the Hernando Cares Behavioral Health Resource Guide. The guide links Hernando County residents in need of mental health, substance abuse and additional support services. Visit $15 Student and $25 adults. 6:30 to 11 a.m. March 28. Pasco-Hernando State College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. (352) 596-8000.

Spring Craft Sale: The 10th-annual sale of crafts, hand-made jewelry, baked goods, jellies, local honey, Avon and more. Food available for purchase. Free. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 28. Holiday Springs RV Resort, 138 Travel Park Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 777-2810. .

Central Florida Sportsman’s Expo: A one-of-a-kind outdoor sportsman expo with boats, trailers, RVs, 4-wheelers, fishing clinics, local companies, food and drinks, arts and crafts, and a car and truck show. $5; children younger than 12 admitted free. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 28 -29. Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, Brooksville. (303) 358-2593.

Guided Hike with Janet Butterfield: This preserve is open for public visitation by guided tour only. Free hike. Must carpool from Chinsegut due to limited parking area and restricted parking access. Meet at Chinsegut at 9:30 a.m. March 28. Call to register. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

Murder Mystery Dinner: The African American Club hosts this event from 6 to 9 p.m. March 28 at Regency Oaks Clubhouse, 4445 Breakwater Blvd., Spring Hill. Guests are encouraged to dress 1950s-style (optional). Dinner provided by John Mason Catering. Soft drinks and wine included. $45. (352) 835-7003.

Other Pasco events

20 Friday

Groves Community Charity Golf Tournament: The four-person scramble with a shotgun start includes lunch, prizes and awards. Features four hole-in-one contests and a chance to win $10,000. Benefits Special Olympics Florida. $50. 8:30 a.m. The Groves Golf and Country Club, 7924 Melogold Circle, Land O’ Lakes. (813) 345-8855.

AdventHealth Health Education Program: The topic is “Men: Better Option for Treating Enlarged Prostate and Overactive Bladder,” presented by Bertram Lewis, MD, a board-certified urologist. Dr. Lewis will share information on the Urolift System, a minimally-invasive treatment option. Free; reservations required. Noon to 1 p.m. AdventHealth Dade City, 13100 Fort King Road, Dade City. (877) 434-3108.

All About the Brain Series: The Alzheimer’s Association hosts this second class in a three-part series. The topic is “10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s.” Noon to 1 p.m. The March 27 topic is “Healthy Living for the Brain and Body.” Free; no reservations needed. Hugh Embry Library, 14215 4th St., Dade City. (800) 272-3900.

Innovations in Hernia Surgery: The program is part of the For Your Health series. It will be presented by Dr. Tiffani Shelton, a general surgeon. Learn about the latest advances in abdominal surgery, including minimally-invasive and robotic hernia repair. A complimentary light lunch will be provided. Seating is limited and reservations required. Free. Noon. Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54, Trinity. (727) 834-5630.

21 Saturday

Bay City Flyers Swap Meet: Buy or sell aircraft radio-controlled equipment. 8 a.m. to noon. Conner Preserve, 22500 State Road 52, Land O’ Lakes. No fee. (813) 995-0545.

Pancake Breakfast: All-you-can-eat pancakes, plus sausage links or patties, fresh scrambled eggs, orange juice, coffee or tea. Adults $5, Children $1. 8 to 10 a.m. St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church, 7922 State Road 52, Hudson. (352) 683-6441.

Museum Open House: See four operating train layouts, along with military dioramas and doll house miniatures. $9, 11 and younger free. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Suncoast Center for Fine Scale Modeling, 2645 Success Drive, Odessa. (727) 460-5872.

Medicare Fraud Seminar: The Senior Medicare Patrol will provide information needed to detect and protect from Medicare fraud, errors and abuse, and how to report concerns. The Senior Medicare Patrol is a program of the Florida Department of Elders and operated through the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco and Pinellas. Free. 10 a.m. Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O’ Lakes. (800) 963-5337.

Plant Sale: The Elfers Centennial Garden Club holds this monthly plant sale. Free. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. South Holiday Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Road, Holiday. (727) 942-1752.

Women’s History Month — Documentary and Discussion: This program is geared for teens and adults who can watch a documentary related to Women’s History Month, then discuss their thoughts after the screening. Free. 2 to 4:30 p.m. Regency Park Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey. (727) 861-3049.

Family Movie Night: The City of New Port Richey Parks and Recreation will show Spider Man: Far From Home, rated PG-13. Light snacks will be available. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. No pets, please. Free admission. 7:30 p.m. Sims Park, 6431 Bank St., New Port Richey. (727) 841-4560.

22 Sunday

Sunday Morning Bike Ride: Meet at the cafe for a ride on the Starkey Boulevard bike path to Starkey Park, then the Starkey Park Wilderness Trail to the Suncoast Trail and back. Helmets are required, and riders must maintain speeds of 10 to 14 mph. Free. 8 to 11:30 a.m. Havana Dreams Cafe, 3104 Town Ave, New Port Richey. (847) 714-6860.

Country Music Jam: Sonny Oden hosts this jam. All are welcome. $3. 2 to 4 p.m. King of Kings Lutheran Church ELCA, 10337 U.S. 19, Port Richey. (727) 741-7470.

23 Monday

Hands-On Dulcimer Class: Learn traditional techniques for playing the mountain dulcimer. Those who own a dulcimer may bring it. Otherwise, a limited number of instruments will be available for each class. Space is limited and registration is required. Visit Free. 10 to 11:45 a.m. Hugh Embry Library, 14215 Fourth St., Dade City. (352) 567-3576.

Card Party and Luncheon: The Ladies Auxiliary of St. Vincent de Paul Church hosts. $7 per person. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Father Farrell Hall, 4843 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday. (727) 389-0518.

AdventHealth Health Education Program: The topic is “Women’s Care for Seniors,” presented by Jennifer Roller, MD, a board-certified gynecologist. Dr. Roller will discuss what screenings women should be getting as they age. Free; reservations required. Noon to 1 p.m. AdventHealth Dade City, 13100 Fort King Road, Dade City. (833) 300-2371.

One Woman, One Vote: The movie, One Woman, One Vote, will be shown. Hosted by the National Organization for Women. Free, all welcome. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. (727) 848-1994.

24 Tuesday

Volunteer Way Mobile Food Pantry: The Volunteer Way, Inc. will have its mobile food pantry/emergency food assistance program at the library on the fourth Tuesday of each month. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. (727) 815-0433.

25 Wednesday

Anchorettes Fashion Show: Enjoy lunch as you check out up-cycled fashions. Benefits club improvements through the Anchorettes. $40. 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Gulf Harbors Yacht Club, 3926 Marine Parkway, New Port Richey. (727) 808-0808.

Lady’s Guild Fashion Show and Tea Party: $15. 11 a.m. St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 4843 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday. (727) 938-1974.

AdventHealth Health Education Program: The topic is “Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor Muscles,” presented by John Ferlita, MD, a board-certified gynecologist, along with one of the hospital’s female pelvic floor occupational therapists. They will discuss what to do to strengthen these important muscles, to help with (or prevent) leakage and the urge to urinate more frequently. Free; reservations required. Noon to 1 p.m. AdventHealth Dade City, 13100 Fort King Road, Dade City. (877) 534-3108.

White Elephant Bingo: This is an event for adults. Winners get to choose from a stash of prizes or take from another player’s loot. Guests may bring a fun item to add to the prize table, but it is not required. For ages 18 and older. Free. 2 to 3 p.m. Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. (727) 861-3040.

26 Thursday

Bingo at the Library: Prizes include gift certificates to the Friends Bookstore and candies. This is a bi-monthly event, with the next bingo games to be in May. Free. 10 a.m. to noon. Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O’ Lakes. (813) 929-1214.

AdventHealth Health Education Program: The topic is “What You Need to Know About Colorectal Cancer,” presented by Sudhir Kalaskar, MD, a general and colorectal surgeon. Learn about preventative screenings and how to lower the risk of getting colorectal cancer, which is the third most common cancer among men and women in the U.S. Complimentary blood pressure screenings will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to noon, followed by the presentation. Free; reservations required. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. AdventHealth Dade City, 13100 Fort King Road, Dade City. (833) 300-2371.

Ribbon-Cutting at Wesley Chapel Smiles Dentistry: Ribbon-cutting presented by the North Bay Chamber of Commerce. 4 to 6 p.m. 5464 Sierra Center Blvd. Lutz, FL 33559, 25464 Sierra Center Blvd., Lutz.

Social Security Event: When should you begin receiving your Social Security retirement benefits? Learn the facts in this presentation. Free. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. GTE Financial, 21827 SR 54, Lutz. (813) 871-2690.

Look ahead

Safety Town Yard Sale: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 27-28, Safety Town, 15325 Alric Pottberg Road, Shady Hills. (813) 929-1203.

Spring Plant Sale: The New Port Richey Garden Club hosts this two-day sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 27-28, New Port Richey Garden Club Sale, 10271 Casey Drive, New Port Richey. (404) 402-5065.

Car Seat Class: Provided by the Suncoast Safe Kids Coalition. Car seats available for participants are convertible seats, which accommodate children from infancy (rear-facing starting at 5 pounds) and switch to the forward-facing position (up to 65 pounds). The cost is $20 per car seat, collected at class (cash or money orders only). Booster seats are $10 and are for children who are at least 4 years old and weigh a minimum of 40 pounds. The cost may vary per accommodating special circumstances, such as high weight limit or special referral. RSVP online at or call. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 27. Johns Hopkins All Childrens Outpatient Care Pasco, 4443 Rowan Road, New Port Richey. (727) 767-7835.

35th Annual Chasco Coronation Ball: This elegant fundraising event will be 6 to 10:30 p.m. March 27 at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey. Includes dinner, entertainment, a wine pull, silent auction, and dancing, as well as the King Pithla and Queen Chasco coronation. Proceeds go to Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind’s Early Intervention, Children’s and Teens’ Programs. Tickets are $125. (727) 815-0303.

About Boating Safely: Florida-approved About Boating Safely class. Provides state Safe Boating card and digital library. $40 first family member, $20 each additional family member. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 28. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Hudson Flotilla 11-7, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. (727) 697-8013.

Dancing with Orchids: The Nature Coast Orchid Society’s show and sale of plants and supplies, with “ask an expert” and lectures. $3. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 28-29. VFW Post 8681, 18940 Drayton St., Shady Hills. (218) 556-1855.

4th-Annual Pasco/New Tampa Family-Friendly Summer Camp Expo: Academy at the Lakes presents this annual expo that serves as a one-stop shop for families to plan their 2020 summer day and overnight summer camps, vacation options, summer activities, products and family-friendly services. For details, email Special needs families can have early admission at 9:30 a.m. General admission is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 28. AdventHealth Center Ice, 3173 Cypress Ridge Blvd., Wesley Chapel.

Small Standard Flower Show — ‘A Salute to the Pasco County Fair’: The Dade City Garden Club hosts this show, with a variety of floral designs, horticulture displays and educational exhibits. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 28. Dade City Garden Club, 13630 Fifth St., Dade City. (910) 580-3870.

Bach’s 335th Birthday Piano Performance: Celebrate what would be German composer and organist Johann Sebastian Bach’s 335th birthday. This concert is free and open to all, but arrive early for the best seats. Free. 2 to 3 p.m. March 28. Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. (727) 861-3040.

John Michael Montgomery: The country crooner, known for hits such as I Swear and I Love the Way You Love Me, performs. $10-$60. 7 p.m. March 28. Sims Park, 5547 Main St., New Port Richey. (727) 791-7400.

Old Time Revival: This old-time, holy spirit revival with evangelist Rob Taylor and music evangelist Brian Arner will be at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. March 29, and 6 p.m. March 30-April 1. Charity Baptist Church, 3825 Morris Bridge Road, Wesley Chapel. (813) 782-2394.

Taste of North Tampa Bay: Features dishes from nearly 50 north Tampa Bay restaurants. Noon to 4 p.m. March 29. AdventHealth Center Ice, 3173 Cypress Ridge Blvd., Wesley Chapel. (813) 375-2663.

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