Pasco Events starting Oct. 5

Published October 1

5 Friday

Used Book Bazaar: Buy used books, audio and video media, magazines and related materials. Hosted by the Friends of Hugh Embry Library, with funds raised to help fund programming at the library. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Hugh Embry Library, 14215 Fourth St., Dade City. (352) 567-7449.Woman's Club of Zephyrhills Unveils New Library: The meeting will include the unveiling of the club's new library, that is offered in conjunction with the New River Branch Library. Noon. Woman's Club of Zephyrhills, 38545 Fifth Ave., Zephyrhills. (813) 404-5789. gfwcwomansclubofzephyrhills.comKnights of Columbus Council 6476 All-You-Can-Eat Dinner: Doors open at 4 p.m., dinner 5 to 7 p.m. Includes baked or fried fish, and another entree choice. $10. St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 4843 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday. (727) 389-0518. Social Dinner: Dinner includes shrimp pasta alfredo, with Italian salad, garlic toast, dessert and drinks. 5 to 7 p.m. $10 adults, $9 children. Reservations required; take-out available. Our Lady Queen of Peace, 5340 High St., New Port Richey. RSVP to (727) 849-7521. http://ladyqueenofpeace.org/Harry Potter Fall Ball: Teens ages 13-18 are invited to come dressed as their favorite wizarding world character and participate in activities, wand-making, music, dancing, snacks and butterbeer. 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Land O' Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O' Lakes. (813) 929-1214.

6 Saturday

Pasco Park Walks: The walk is hosted by Pasco County Animal Services and Pasco County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources. Bring a pet or be paired up with one from Pasco County Animal Services. Those bringing pets must have their dogs on a secure 6-foot leash with collar (no retractable/flexi leads); no prong or electronic collars, one pet per handler, bring poop bags, bring water for their own pet and no face-to-face contact (for both pets from community and shelter pets). Meet in the main parking lot at the park entrance. 9 a.m. Free. Key Vista Nature Park, 2700 Baillies Bluff Road, Holiday. (352) 521-5194.

Love Fest H2O: A craft fair to raise money for plumbing to provide clean drinking water in rural Africa. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Calvary Chapel Worship Center, 6825 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey. (347) 762-0652. Fresh Market at Wiregrass: More than 100 vendors with local produce, foods, crafts and live music. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. The Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel. (813) 994-2242. Big Brothers Big Sisters Orientation/Training Event: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay has dozens of children in Pasco County on its waiting list for a big brother or big sister. Adult mentors are needed and may choose between several programs. 10:30 a.m. to noon. New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey. (813) 997-6881. nprlibrary.orgSweet Potato Round-Up: Get your sweet potato recipes ready, at harvest featuring hundreds of pounds of locally grown, organic sweet potatoes, offered by New Port Richey FarmNet growers at nominal prices ($3 a pound, $5 for two pounds, $10 for five pounds), with samples and recipes available. Benefits Friendship Farms and New Port Richey FarmNet. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. West Pasco Habitat for Humanity, 4131 Madison St., New Port Richey. (727) 269-1786, 849-1626. wphabitat.com Touch A Truck: Pasco County Fire and Rescue will be at the library. Children can touch a truck, ask questions and meet some real-life heroes. All ages welcome. 1 to 3 p.m. Free. Regency Park Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey. (727) 861-3049. Echad Concert: The musical group will perform traditional Jewish music and some original songs. 5 p.m. Beth-El Shalom Messianic Congregation, 6209 Congress St., New Port Richey. (727) 375-7502. jewishheritage.net8 Monday

Card Party and Salad Luncheon: Hosted by the women of St. Stephens Episcopal Church. Doors open at 10:30 a.m., lunch served at noon. $7. St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 5326 Charles St., New Port Richey. (727) 816-3930. Big Brothers Big Sisters Orientation/Training Event: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay has dozens of children in Pasco County on its waiting list for a big brother or big sister. Adult mentors are needed and may choose between several programs. 5:30 to 7 p.m. WellCare, 5113 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. (813) 997-6881.9 Tuesday

Florida Crunch: Youth of all ages are invited to discover what tasty treats are found in Florida as part of this statewide initiative. 2 to 5 p.m. Free. New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey. (727) 853-1279. 'Pets and You' Essential Oils Workshop: Learn about essential oils and using them around animals, plus create your own oil-infused products to take home. The class is for humans only. 7 to 9 p.m. The class is free; 'make and take' items are $10 per item. Gateway Studio, 5740 Missouri Ave., New Port Richey. RSVP to (727) 277-1449.

10 Wednesday

Regency Fall Health Fair: Featuring healthcare and wellness exhibits, health insurance options, compounding pharmacy information, blood pressure checks, vision screenings, captioned phones for the hearing impaired, COPD screenings, medical research opportunities and lots of giveaways. 9:30 a.m. to noon. Free. Regency Residence, 6711 Embassy Blvd., Port Richey. (727) 825-0018. 11 Thursday

Pasco Extension Seminar: Learn to enhance meals using herbs: 6 to 7 p.m. Free; register at Eventbrite.com. New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey. (352) 518-0156. pasco.ifas.ufl.edu/events_calendar.shtml NAMI Pasco's Mental Illness Awareness Week Education and Awards Banquet: NAMI Florida Executive Director Alisa LaPolt will discuss "Politics After Parkland — What’s in Store for Mental Health for the 2019 Legislation Session." LaPolt is an experienced lobbyist in Tallahassee and a former newspaper reporter. 6 to 9 p.m. $35 for NAMI members, $40 general public. Tickets must be purchased by Oct. 5. Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey. (727) 992-9653.

Information for the Events column should be submitted to Phyllis Day, Pasco Times, at [email protected] The deadline is two weeks before your event or reservation deadline. Events must be open to the public. Information cannot be published without the time, date, place, ticket price (if applicable) or contact person and phone number. Call (727) 869-6235.

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