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Pasco events for March 9

Published Mar. 2, 2018

9 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.

Ice Cream and Complain: This is for teens to come and vent about school and other issues, eat ice cream, and meet others who are going through the same frustrations. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free. New River Library, 34043 State Road 54, Zephyrhills. (813) 788-6375.

10 Saturday

Starkey Wilderness Stomp: Choose from a 5K, 10K or half-marathon along dirt hiking paths through pine flatwoods. Be alert for roots, ruts, stumps, mud and loose sand. 8 a.m. $40-$64. J.B. Starkey Wilderness Park, 10500 Wilderness Park Blvd., New Port Richey. (727) 422-1956.

San Antonio Farmers Market: Easter will be the theme of this month's market. There will be an Easter basket/cake walk with prizes of filled Easter baskets, cakes and cookies. Drawing for a basket filled with Easter goodies. The children's tent will have free Easter crafts, games and treats. New vendors include Cake Crate Cafe selling fresh baked goods, and children's author Jane Elizabeth Streit signing and selling her books about Claire. Returning vendors will sell fresh produce and plants, wines, jellies, jewelry, home decor, crafts and more. The monthly event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of San Antonio. Nonprofit agencies wishing to participate are eligible for complimentary vendor spaces. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission; vendor spaces are $25. San Antonio City Park, 12200 Main St., San Antonio. (352) 437-5161.

Pasco County Extension Service Seminar: Bamboo — The Good, Bad and Ugly: Learn which species of bamboo can be an asset to the landscape, as well as which ones are invasive. Also learn how to grow and use clumping bamboo. 9 to 10:30 a.m. Free; registration required. Land O' Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O' Lakes. (352) 518-0156.

Pasco County Extension Service Seminar: Propagation from Seeds 101: Learn some tricks of the trade to successfully germinate seeds and raise the seedlings to beautiful plants. 10 to 11 a.m. Free; registration required. Zephyrhills Library, 5347 Eighth St., Zephyrhills. (352) 518-0156.

Health and Wellness Seminar: The topic is "Get Empowered to Take Control of Your Fitness and Your Wallet." Samantha Taylor will discuss points to help keep attendees motivated and focused on their fitness journey. Barbara Sekely, a financial advisor with Waddell and Reed, will talk about prioritizing financial goals. Light snacks and gourmet coffee provided. RSVP on the website. 12:30 p.m. Free. Samantha Taylor Fitness, 2206 Knight Road, Land O' Lakes. (813) 920-7733.

Casino Nite: Hosted by the Ladies Auxiliary of Knights of Columbus Council 6476. 5-9:30 p.m. $25 per person. St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 4843 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday. (727) 389-0518.

11 Sunday

9 Pin No Tap Bowling Extravaganza: The Kilian Grey Relay for Life of the Suncoast team hosts this event. Games begin promptly at 2 p.m. Included are three games, shoe rental, snacks and door prizes. There will be chance drawings. All funds raised will go to the American Cancer Society. 1 p.m. $15, $10 for ages 10 and younger. Lane Glo Bowl South, 8631 Old County Road 54, New Port Richey. (727) 934-1669.

12 Monday

Card Party and Salad Luncheon: Hosted by the women of St. Stephens Episcopal Church. Lunch is served at noon. 10:30 a.m. $7. St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 5326 Charles St., New Port Richey. (727) 816-3930, 849-4330.

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.

Women's History Month Celebration: Local historian and author Madonna Wise will discuss the contributions of amazing women in history. 6 p.m. Free. New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey. (727) 853-1279.

13 Tuesday

St. John's 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. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Free. CARES Elfers Center, 4136 Barker Drive, Elfers. (727) 848-8664.

Lauren's Kids Walk in My Shoes: The walk will start and end at the Pasco Kids First children's advocacy center. Registration is at 3 p.m. and the walk begins at 4 p.m. It will be a 6-mile walk, with the half-way point at Pasco-Hernando State College. The walk is in honor of the 42 million survivors of child sexual abuse in the U.S. Teams and individuals are welcome. Tours of Pasco Kids First will be available during and after the walk. $15. Pasco Kids First Children's Advocacy Center, 7344 Little Road, New Port Richey. (727) 835-7962.

14 Wednesday

COPD Screenings: 10 a.m. to noon Free. Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, 6600 Madison St., New Port Richey. (727) 953-6877.

Mental Health First Aid: Pathways Master Level Practitioner Tracy Daniels will discuss common mental disorders, the help that's available and how to assist a person experiencing a mental health crisis. 10 a.m. Free. Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, 6600 Madison St., New Port Richey. RSVP to (727) 953-6877.

15 Thursday

Easter Bunny Photos: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Free. Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. (727) 861-3040.

New Port Richey Lighthouse Ground Breaking: The future Lighthouse site is located between Bass Lake and Maynard on Ridge Road, that used to be a driving range. Several funding sources, which include a Community Development Block Grant, have been secured. However, naming opportunities are still available, as well as Legacy Builder recognition (for those who make donations of $250 or more); Legacy Builders' names will appear on a plaque in the new building. Noon. Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind future site, 9130 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. RSVP to (727) 815-0303.

Teen Advisory Board: Teens gather to plan future youth events at the library, and get volunteer hours. For youth in grades 6-12. 6 p.m. New River Library, 34043 State Road 54, Zephyrhills. (813) 788-6375.

Information for the Events column should be submitted to Phyllis Day, Pasco Times, at 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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