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09/21/2017 – Holocaust speaker

The Hugh Embry Library, 14215 Fourth St., in Dade City, will host author Roslyn Franken Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. Franken will discuss the true story of how her mother survived the Holocaust and how her father survived the atomic bomb as a POW in Japan. For information, call (352) 567-3576.

09/21/2017 – Teen Advisory Board

The New River Library, 34043 State Road 54 in Zephyrhills, will host a Teen Advisory Board meeting Sept. 21 at 6 p.m., for grades six to 12. Participants can get volunteer hours for scholarships and school clubs by attending the meetings. Members help to plan and run teen library programs. For information, call (813) 788-6375.

09/22/2017 – Casino Night

The Hispanic Business Leaders of The Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce will host a “Havana Casino Night” Sept. 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., at The White Room, 6472 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., in Land O’ Lakes. Guests can use “fun money” to play a variety of casino-style games. There also will be food, music, hand-rolled cigars, door prizes and more. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For information and tickets, call the chamber at (813) 909-2722 or John Jay at (813) 298-3232.

09/22/2017 – Gaming galore

The Zephyrhills Public Library, 5347 Eighth St., will host “Gaming Galore” Sept. 22 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., for tweens and teens. For information, call (813) 780-0064.

09/22/2017 – Music at Rhythm & Brews

Este Loves will perform at Rhythm & Brews, 4711 Gall Blvd., in Zephyrhills, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m., with guitar, vocals and familiar songs in a unique, organic style. The cover charge is $5. For information, contact Sheree Englehardt at (352) 457-3830 or moc.t1506041609hgino1506041609tog@e1506041609erehs1506041609.

09/22/2017 – Red Hat Society

A newly formed Red Hat Society will meet Sept. 22 at Panera Bread, State Road 54 and Livingston Ave., in Lutz, for lunch and then pedicures at My’s Nails (across the street). For information and time, email moc.l1506041609iamg@150604160963lla1506041609msnny1506041609l1506041609.

09/22/2017 – Sound healing concert

Sun Yoga Tampa, 19026 Geraci Road in Lutz, will host sound healer Robert Austin Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. Austin will use crystal bowls, didgeridoos, Tibetan bowls and other instruments. The cost is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. To reserve a spot, call (813) 955-1262, or visit SunYogaTampa.com.

09/22/2017 – Thrift store events

Life’s Treasures Thrift Stores will have a special 50 percent off storewide sale Sept. 22 and Sept. 23. There also will be a Customer Appreciation Night Sept. 26 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., during which there will be a Mystery Sale with discounts of 30 to 50 percent off your entire purchase at the event. There will also be gift basket giveaways, and an opportunity to purchase select items that have been held for this exclusive shopping experience. The stores will close at 5 p.m. and reopen at 6 p.m. Proceeds from Life’s Treasures stores benefit the programs and services of HPH Hospice and LifePath Hospice. For locations and information, visit ChaptersHealth.org/give/thrift-stores-lifes-treasures/.

09/23/2017 – Makeup workshop

The Patel Conservatory at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa will offer “Behind the Curtain: Stage Makeup,” a basic application process workshop, Sept. 23 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., for students in fifth grade through adult. The hands-on workshop will include a basic introduction to makeup and design, an application demonstration of contouring and highlight, and a student application portion. Students will be provided with all materials to create in-class applications, as well as how-to guides to take home. The workshop is free for Patel students and $25 for non-Patel students. To register, call (813) 222-1040.

09/23/2017 – Marker dedication

The Historic Hernando Preservation Society will dedicate a State Historical Marker near Centralia Road and Commercial Way in Hernando County Sept. 23 at 10 a.m. Centralia was a logging and mill town, which existed in Hernando County more than 100 years ago. Light refreshments will be served. For information, visit HistoricHernandoPreservationSociety.org, or email moc.l1506041609iamg@1506041609noita1506041609vrese1506041609rpodn1506041609anreh1506041609.

09/23/2017 – Model airplane fly-in

The Bay City Flyers model airplane club will host a Golden Era Fly-in Sept. 23 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 22500 State Road 54 in Land O’ Lakes (about 3.5 miles east of U.S. 41 on the south side of State Road 52). All airplanes will be scale replicas of full-size aircraft built between 1919 and 1939, and range in size up to a 9-foot wingspan. There will be prize raffles and a full kitchen concession open. The cost is $3 per carload. For information, visit BayCityFlyers.org.

09/23/2017 – National Checkers Day

The Hugh Embry Library, 14215 Fourth St., in Dade City, will celebrate National Checkers Day Sept. 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with games of checkers and prizes. The event is open to all ages. For information, call (352) 567-3576.

09/23/2017 – Print making

The Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, will offer “Printmaking/Stamp Carving 101” Sept. 23 from10 a.m. to noon, for ages 9 and older. Participants can learn the basics of block printing, and design, carve and print a completed bookmark. A proper dress code, registration and signed liability waiver are required. To register, call (813) 929-1214.

09/23/2017 – Sensory-friendly film

Cobb Grove 16 Theatre, 6333 Wesley Grove Blvd., in Wesley Chapel, will host a sensory-friendly film Sept. 23 at 10 a.m., to provide families with varying abilities the opportunity to see a family friendly film where kids can be kids in a safe environment. The auditorium lights will be brighter and the sound level turned down. Kids can sing and dance without the worry of disturbing others. The movie will be “Ninjango.” Tickets will be available in person only, the Wednesday prior to the broadcast. Film, date and program are subject to change.

09/23/2017 – Sew a phone station

The Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, will offer “Sewing 101: Phone Charging Station” Sept. 23 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., for ages 9 and older. A signed liability waiver and registration are required. For information, call (813) 929-1214.

09/23/2017 – Super science

The Lutz Branch Library, 101 W. Lutz Lake Fern Road, will offer “Super Science” Sept. 23 at 3p.m., for kindergarten through fifth grade. Participants can explore what is happening with “wonder-fall” experiments and investigations. The class is limited to 50 participants. Check-in is at the reference desk after 2 p.m. For information, call (813) 273-3652.

09/23/2017 – Sweet potato round-up

The New Port Richey FarmNet will host the 2017 Sweet Potato Round-Up and Fall Farming Market Sept. 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at West Pasco Habitat for Humanity, 4131 Madison St., in New Port Richey. The Round-Up will feature locally grown, heirloom, organic sweet potatoes, in several varieties, including Georgia Jet, Beauregard, Centennial and Nancy Hall. There also will be recipes available and samples of ways of prepare sweet potatoes. In addition, the Fall Farming Market will feature seeds and seedlings for fall vegetable gardens. For information, call Marilynn deChant at (813) 974-0576.

09/23/2017 – Taste of Honey

The USF Botanical Gardens, 12210 USF Pine Drive in Tampa, will host its eighth annual Taste of Honey Sept. 23 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Ticket are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, and include the opportunity to taste 100 types of exotic and unusual honey, apiary tours, live music, a chance to win prize baskets, and local artisan shopping. For information and tickets, visit USF.edu/ua/rsvp.

09/25/2017 – CCC Book Club

The CCC Book Club will meet Sept. 25 at 7 p.m., at the Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road in Tampa, to discuss “A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens. For information, email David Brayshaw at ten.n1506041609ozire1506041609v@36415060416098diva1506041609d1506041609, or visit CarrollwoodCenter.org.

09/25/2017 – Meet N’ Greet

The Lutz Branch Library, 101 W. Lutz Lake Fern Road, will host “Read Local: Local Authors Meet N’ Greet” Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m. Featured authors include John Chaplick, Michael Parise, Briar Lee Mitchell, Bobbi Rise, Michael B. West, Richard G. Lowe Jr., Nirupama Vaidyanathan, Valerie Puri and Allan Drake. For information, call (813) 273-3652.

09/26/2017 – Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay will host an orientation and training session Sept. 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Wesley Chapel Honda, 27750 Wesley Chapel Blvd., for anyone interested in becoming a mentor/volunteer. For information, contact Deb Kristol-Irwin at (813) 997-6881 or gro.y1506041609abapm1506041609atsbb1506041609b@Kbe1506041609D1506041609.

09/26/2017 – Free concert

Saint Leo University’s Fall Faculty Recital will present “Camelot to Woodstock: Music of the ‘60s” Sept. 26 at 7 p.m., in Selby Auditorium, Lewis Hall. The campus is at 33701 State Road 52 in St. Leo. Faculty vocalists and instrumentalists will perform songs from the 1960s, as part of the School of Arts and Sciences’ exploration of the decade. Visitors can park for free on surface lots or in the campus garage. For information or special seating requests, contact Megan Orendorf at (352) 588-8401 or ude.o1506041609eltni1506041609as@fr1506041609odner1506041609o.ref1506041609inneJ1506041609.

09/27/2017 – Democratic Club

The Trinity Democratic Club will meet Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m., at the Fox Hollow Golf & Country Club, 10050 Robert Trent Jones Parkway in Trinity. The guest speaker will be Amy Weintraub on the topic of “Litmus Test” politics and the future of the Democratic Party. Doors open at 5 p.m., for dinner/Happy Hour (self-pay). For information, call (727) 482-8709, or email ten.k1506041609nilht1506041609rae@s1506041609medyt1506041609inirt1506041609.

09/27/2017 – Jewish studies lecture

The USF Department of Religious Studies and College of Arts & Sciences will present The June Baumgardner Gelbart Lecture in Jewish Studies Sept. 27 at 7 p.m., in the USF Alumni Center Traditions Hall, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., in Tampa. The guest speaker will be Dean Bell on the topic of “Martin Luther, Judaism and the Jews: Content and Contexts.” Bell will examine the impact that Luther’s Jewish writing had on later history. Admission is free. To RSVP, visit USF.edu/ua/rsvp.

09/28/2017 – Veterans resource fair

The Veterans Homeownership Resource Fair will take place Sept. 28 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the West Pasco Board of Realtors, 5409 Sunset Road in New Port Richey. The keynote speakers will be Frank A. Jones, Pasco County Division of Veterans; Kobus Applelgrijn of Habitat for Humanity; Connie Walker, Wells Fargo; and, DeLynn Gaston, The Mortgage Firm. Light refreshments will be served. To RSVP by Sept. 25, call (727) 848-8507.

092/1/2017 – Adobe seminar

Wilderness Lake Preserve will offer a series of five seminars on using Adobe Lightroom. Classes start Sept. 21 from 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., and will run every other week. The cost is $5 per class for residents and $5.50 for non-residents. For information, contact Maury Griffith at (813) 838-1473 or moc.l1506041609iamg@150604160922oto1506041609ffirG1506041609.

Amateur radio club – CORRECTION

The Zephyrhills Area Amateur Radio Club will meet on the third Monday of each month at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, 5855 16th St. There will be a business meeting at 6 p.m., followed by a coffee break and a discussion or presentation program covering various topics at 7 p.m. The club also hosts a breakfast at the Village Inn, 5214 Gall Blvd., in Zephyrhills, every Thursday at 8 a.m. For information, call Gerald Hewitt at (813) 780-1980.

Food drive

Allstate offices will host food drives to benefit Metropolitan Ministries through Sept. 22. Needed items include canned meat, canned fruit, peanut butter, boxed cereal, rice, bottled water, soup, pasta/pasta sauce, jelly/jam, condiments, boxed Jell-O, pudding and baby food. Donations can be dropped off at Joyce Gunter’s Allstate office, 28969 Wesley Chapel Blvd., in Wesley Chapel. For information, call (813) 994-3900.

Lions club bingo

The Zephyrhills Lions Club, 5827 Dean Dairy Road, hosts bingo every Tuesday and Friday night. Doors open at 3 p.m., with the first bingo session at 6 p.m., and a second session at 8 p.m. The kitchen opens at 4 p.m., with daily specials (when available) for $5. For information, call (813) 788-1441.

Market needs vendors

The first Sunday market at the Land O’ Lakes Community Center, 5301 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., will take place Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Local artists and crafters, and farmer-market type honey, produce, bakery items and more, can exhibit. The cost is $15 per vendor. For information, contact Dave Bingham at (813) 545-9132 or moc.l1506041609iamg@1506041609derna1506041609lsat1506041609.

Paint rocks

Rock-painting events will take place for participants to paint rock creations to hide throughout the community, for all ages.

  • Sept. 23 at 3 p.m., at Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W. Bearss Ave., in Carrollwood
  • Sept. 28 at 6 p.m., at New Tampa Regional Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd.

Rocks, paint and brushes will be provided, while supplies last. Guests can bring their own rocks, too. For information, call (813) 273-3652, or visit HCPLC.org.

Seeking vendors

Citizens for the Old Lutz School is looking for vendors for Autumn Day at the Old Lutz School, 18819 U.S. 41, scheduled for Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Outdoor spaces are $20. Flea, craft, plant and direct-sale vendors can participate. For information, email moc.l1506041609oohcs1506041609ztuld1506041609lo@te1506041609kram1506041609 (preferred), or call (813) 909-2701.