What’s Happening

04/22/2019 – Art social

The Hugh Embry Library, 14215 Fourth St., in Dade City, will host a Community Art Social on April 22 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Participants can share art ideas, and can bring their own art materials and a lunch. For information, call (352) 567-3576.

04/22/2019 – Container gardening

The Arthenia L. Joyner University Area Community Library, 13619 N. 22nd St., in Tampa, will offer a seminar on container gardening on April 22 at 5 p.m. Learn how to use a variety of containers to start your own garden. For information, call (813) 273-3652.

04/22/2019 – Earth Day celebration

UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension will host its inaugural Earth Day Celebration on April 22 from noon to 3 p.m., at the Extension’s One Stop Shop, 15029 14th St., in Dade City. Educational seminars and activities will include: Composting; Eating a colorful mix of healthy foods; Get outside; free trees and native flowers; door prizes; Herbs and Spices; Integrated garden pest management; Beef cattle production sustainability; shredding truck on site from noon to 2 p.m.; and, Seed planting with Covanta. Guests can also meet Forestry’s Smokey the Bear, and representatives from Pasco County Animal Services; Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources; Mosquito Control; Utilities; Human Services; Libraries; PCPT; Veterans Services; Tourism; and more. Admission and parking are free. No pets, please. For a schedule and list of participants, visit bit.ly/OSSearthday2019.

04/23/2019 – Bad art day

The New River Library 34043 State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel, will host a “Tween Bad Art Day” on April 23 at 4 p.m. Participants can make the ugliest piece of art they can. For information, call (813) 788-6375.

04/23/2019 – Books and Brews

The Books and Brews Book Club will meet April 23 at 7 p.m., at Zephyrhills Brewing Company, 38530 Fifth Ave., to discuss “What She Knew” by Gilly Macmillan. Must be age 21 or older to drink. For information, call (813) 788-6375.

04/23/2019 – Earth Day for teens

The Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, will host the Teen Advisory Board for an Earth Day event on April 23 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., for ages 13 to 18. Participants can talk about the future of teen library services and celebrate Earth Day by making wind chimes. Snacks and drinks will be provided. For information, call (813) 929-1214.

04/23/2019 – Internet safety

The New River Library 34043 State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel, will offer “Internet Safety 101” on April 23 at 2 p.m. Participants can learn the basics of how to keep your information safe on the Internet, on email, on websites and more. For information, call (813) 788-6375.

04/23/2019 – Orchid club

The Tampa Orchid Club will meet April 23 at the Northdale Recreation Center, 15550 Spring Pine Drive in Tampa. Lindsey Paris will present, “Show ‘em Where You Grow ‘em,” a slide show on how four orchid growers maximize space; and manage light, water, cold and air at minimal cost. There will be a question-and-answer session. Doors open at 9:30 a.m., followed by the meeting at 10 a.m. There also will be a bloom table, plants for sale and a silent auction. For information, call Barbara Barkhurst at (813) 949-7467, or visit TampaOrchidClub.shutterfly.com.

04/23/2019 – Tea(l) and Crumpets

Sunrise of Pasco will host its annual Tea(l) & Crumpets on April 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Dade City Woman’s Club, 37922 Palm Ave., in Dade City. There will be a community conversation about sexual assault prevention. The luncheon is free, but please RSVP by calling (352) 521-3358, or via email to gro.o1555953573csape1555953573sirnu1555953573s@stn1555953573eve1555953573, or online at SunrisePasco.org/events/tea-l-and-crumpets.

04/24/2019 – Recycling seminar

The Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, will host “Recycling: What To Do & Why You Do It” on April 24 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Guests can learn about the types of plastics accepted for recycling, why you need to clean the containers, and how to make mindful recycling decisions. The guest speaker will be from Pasco County Recycling, and will provide official information and answers to questions. For information, call (813) 929-1214.

04/27/2019 – Extension workshops

UF/IFAS Pasco County Cooperative Extension Service will host a rain water harvesting/rain barrel workshop and a compost workshop on April 27 at Crews Lake Wilderness Park, 16739 Crews Lake Drive in Spring Hill.

• Rain water/rain barrel: 10 a.m. Participants will receive one rain barrel (about 50 gallons). The cost is $40 per person and includes barrel, spigot and instruction. Go to bit.ly/earthday2019rainbarrel to register.

• Compost: 1 p.m. Participants will receive one composting bin and classroom-style instruction on how to properly compost. The cost is $35. Go to bit.ly/earthday2019compost to register.

Registration deadline is April 22.

Please print and bring ticket as proof of purchase. No refunds.

04/27/2019 – Sensory Day of Discovery

ZooTampa at Lowry Park will host a Sensory Day of Discovery on April 27 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., for individuals with autism, their families, and others who may benefit from a sensory-friendly atmosphere. Modifications around the Zoo will include sound adjustments and quiet zones adapted for individuals with sensory differences. The event is free for zoo members, $5 for non-members if purchased before April 27, and $8 on the day of the event. Tickets will be sold on site until 9 a.m., April 27. Parking is free.

Art exhibits at The Gallery

The Gallery at the Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road in Tampa, will present “Masterpieces,” by the North Tampa Arts League, through April 29. The league meets on the fourth Wednesday of the first and third month (each quarter), from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Compton Park Community Center, 16101 Compton Drive, in Tampa Palms, New Tampa. For information, email Deb Newman at moc.o1555953573ohay@155595357375nam1555953573wenbe1555953573d1555953573.

The Gallery also is hoping to bridge the age gap of artists participating in its main exhibits, by lowering the minimum age to 15 years old.

All three upcoming shows — “Women Who Take Joyful Ownership” in May; “Waterworks” in June and July; and “Emerging Artists” in August — will accept younger artists to participate. Each show has an opening reception and awards ceremony.

Blake High School student Kiara Vasquez is currently hosting an independent exhibit titled, “Inconsistencies,” through April.

For information, email curator Michele Stone at gro.r1555953573etnec1555953573doowl1555953573lorra1555953573c@rot1555953573aruc1555953573.

Donate to ministry

Metropolitan Ministries is the featured charity of the Pasco County Tax Collector’s offices through April. The organization provides families in Pasco County with food, shelter and educational programs to help get them back on their feet and to be independent. Funds raised during the month will be earmarked to help feed hungry children. For information on how to donate, visit PascoTaxes.com.