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Pasco Events starting Aug. 17

Published Aug. 13, 2018

17 Friday

GFWC Lutz-Land O'Lakes Woman's Club Summer Flea Market Fundraiser: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Old Lutz Schoolhouse, 18819 U.S. 41, Lutz. (813) 786-8461.

18 Saturday

Vegetable Gardening Basics: Seminar shows how to choose the best garden location, how to create the best soil, plus planting, maintenance, safe pest control and harvest tips for a bounty of fresh vegetables. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Free. Land O' Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O' Lakes Blvd., Land O' Lakes. esantiagogomez@pascocountyfl.net or (352) 521-1255.

Pasco Extension Seminar 'Basic Vegetable Gardening': Choose the right location, learn what vegetables to plant and how to care for them. 10 a.m. Free; register at Eventbrite.com. Land O' Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O' Lakes Blvd., Land O' Lakes. (352) 518-0156. pasco.ifas.ufl.edu/events_calendar.shtml.

Meet With a SHINE Volunteer: SHINE is a program that guides seniors and people with disabilities through the complexities of Medicare, long-term care insurance and prescription assistance. 10 a.m. Free. Land O' Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O' Lakes. (813) 929-1214. floridashine.org.

Creation Stations — Bubble Trouble: Children 5 and younger can create, play and make a bubbly mess. 11 a.m. to noon. Free. Regency Park Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey. (727) 861-3049.

Clear the Shelters: Pasco County Animal Services will participate in this nationwide event. Adoption fees will be waived for all pets at the shelter (no exclusions). Adoptions include spay/neuter, microchip, vaccinations, HW testing for dogs and FIV/feline leukemia testing for cats. Pasco County residents will be required to purchase appropriate licensing for their pet. Noon to 6:30 p.m. Pasco County Animal Services, 19640 Dogpatch Lane, Land O' Lakes. (813) 929-1212.

Piano with James J.: 2 to 4 p.m. Free. Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. (727) 861-3040.

Hawaiian Night: Dress in grass skirts, tropical shirts and sandals for this dinner dance with music by Dino. 5:30 to 9 p.m. $15 (RSVP by Aug. 16). St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 5326 Charles St., New Port Richey. (727) 849-4330.

19 Sunday

Our Lady Queen of Peace Breakfast Buffet: 8 a.m. to noon. $8, $5 children. Our Lady Queen of Peace, 5340 High St., New Port Richey. (727) 849-7521. ladyqueenofpeace.org.

20 Monday

Choice Hearing Clinic: Includes ear wax checks, ear wax removal, hearing screenings and cleaning and servicing of hearing aids. Participants who wear hearing aids will receive one free package of batteries. 10 to 11 a.m. Free. CARES Elfers Center, 4136 Barker Drive, Elfers. (727) 807-7082. caresfl.org.

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. 5:30-7 p.m. WellCare, 5113 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. (813) 997-6881.

21 Tuesday

Meet With a SHINE Volunteer: SHINE is a program that guides seniors and people with disabilities through the complexities of Medicare, long-term care insurance and prescription assistance. Free. 10 a.m. at Centennial Park Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday. (727) 834-3204. Also at 1 p.m. at Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. (727) 861-3040. floridashine.org.

Pasco Extension Seminar e_SSLqBegonias': Add colorful begonias to your landscape. 2 p.m. Free; register at Eventbrite.com. New River Library, 34043 State Road 54, Zephyrhills. (352) 518-0156. pasco.ifas.ufl.edu/events_calendar.shtml.

DIY Using Essential Oils: 3 to 4:30 p.m. Free. Living Food Bakery and Cafe, 38201 10th Ave., Zephyrhills. (813) 479-7724.

Escape the Library — 'Tween Edition: Youth in grades 4-7 are invited to play this escape game with a library twist. 4:30 to 6 p.m. Free. Regency Park Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey. (727) 861-3049.

22 Wednesday

Vegetable Gardening Basics: Seminar shows how to choose the best garden location, how to create the best soil, plus planting, maintenance, safe pest control and harvest tips for a bounty of fresh vegetables. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Free. One Stop Shop and Stallings Building, 15029 14th St., Dade City. (352) 521-1255.

For Your Health Seminar Series — Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine: Presented by Robyn Ache, DO, who specializes in advanced wound care and hyperbaric medicine. Dr. Ache will discuss the different types of wounds and when a wound needs a specialist; as well as how hyperbaric medicine works. A complimentary light lunch is provided. Noon. Free, but reservations required. Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54, Trinity. RSVP to (727) 834-5630. medicalcentertrinity.com/

A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls: Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point and CARES (Community Aging and Retirement Services) will offer this four-week class, held Wednesdays and Fridays through Sept. 14. The workshop is for older adults and uses group discussion, problem-solving strategies, videos and gentle physical exercise. Participants learn positive coping methods to reduce fear of falling and remain active and independent. 2 to 4 p.m. Free; reservations required. CARES Rao Musunuru, M.D. Enrichment Center, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson. RSVP to (727) 869-5498.

23 Thursday

For Your Health Seminar Series — My Legs Hurt!: A complimentary light lunch is provided. Presented by Patrick Cambier, M.D., an interventional cardiologist. Dr. Cambier will discuss how to recognize peripheral vascular disease and how it can be managed. noon Free, but reservations required. Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54, Trinity. RSVP to (727) 834-5630. http://medicalcentertrinity.com/

Afternoon Movie 'The Post': The film, starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, is about a cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents that pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and government. Popcorn will be served. 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. Centennial Park Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday. (727) 834-3204.

Teen Advisory Board: Join the Teen Advisory Board and earn volunteer hours while planning and prepping library programs. 3 p.m. Hugh Embry Library, 14215 Fourth St., Dade City. (352) 567-3576.

Essential Oils Workshop: Learn about essential oils and creating your own scrub, spray or roller blend. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The class is free; 'make and take' items are $5 per item. Gateway Studio, 5740 Missouri Ave., New Port Richey. RSVP to (727) 277-1449.

Information for the Events column should be submitted to Phyllis Day, Pasco Times, at pday@tampabay.com. 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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