What’s Happening

08/14/2018 – Native plant society meeting

The Nature Coast Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m., at Land O’ Lakes Heritage Park, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. The Aug. 14 meeting’s topic is, ““Movie Night, Seashore Eyewitness.” Meetings are free, and all interested parties are invited to attend, to bring questions about their yard, and enjoy some light refreshments. There also will be a chance to win a native plant. For information, call (727) 207-1853, or visit PascoNativePlants.org.

08/16/2018 – Latin Nights

Maestro’s Restaurant at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts will host Latin Night Aug. 16 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Maestro’s will transform into a Latin supper club, featuring a live salsa band, dancing, tapas and drink specials. Dance assistance also will be available from Simone Amaral of Simone Salsa Dance Studios. The cover charge is $15 per person, at the door or at the Straz Ticket Office. Another Latin Night is scheduled for Sept. 20. For information, visit StrazCenter.org.

08/17/2018 – Flea market fundraiser

The GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club Summer Flea Market Fundraiser will take place Aug. 17 and Aug. 18 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Old Lutz School, 18819 U.S. 41. There will be collectibles, household items, kitchenware, décor, seasonal, clothing, books, the Plant Lady’s booth and more. All proceeds will benefit the community. For information, call (813) 786-8461.

08/18/2018 – 4-H program meeting

The 4-H Brooker Creek Explorers Youth Development Program will have an informational meeting Aug. 18 at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road in Tarpon Springs. Youth ages 5 to 18 from Pasco, Hillsborough and Pinellas can join. The club encourages community service, public speaking, and leadership. For information, email Leah Fox at moc.l1534297849iamg@1534297849srero1534297849lpxek1534297849eercr1534297849ekoor1534297849bh41534297849.

08/18/2018 – Vegetable gardening

UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension will offer a free seminar on vegetable gardening basics Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at Land O’ Lakes Heritage Park, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. Participants can learn how to choose a location for the garden, what makes good soil, when to plant different vegetables, and how to control common vegetable garden pests. Registration is required at EventBrite.com.

08/18/2018 – Wine tasting fundraiser

Beach House Assisted Living & Memory Care at Wiregrass Ranch will host “Wine for a Purpose” Aug. 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., to benefit Sunrise of Pasco County. The event is for ages 21 and older. Tickets are $30 each, or two for $50. To register, visit SunrisePasco.org.

Bingo every Tuesday

The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Pasco Sheriff’s Lodge 29 hosts bingo every Tuesday evening, at 21735 YMCA Camp Road in Land O’ Lakes. Doors open at 4 p.m., Early Bird is at 5:30 p.m., and regular games start at 6 p.m. A bingo book starts at $3 for two cards. There are drinks and snacks available, but outside food and drink are allowed. All proceeds benefit the Pasco County Law Enforcement FOP and Fallen Law Officers Memorial. For information, visit F.O.P. Pasco Lodge 29 on Facebook.

Essential Oils classes

Deanna Jacobs will host essential oils classes from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Aug. 7 (chemical-free home), Aug. 14 (how to use oils), Aug. 21 (do-it-yourself use of oils) and Aug. 28 (how to use oils) at Living Food Bakery & Café, 38201 10th Ave., in Zephyrhills. For information, call (813) 479-7724.

Free summer lunches

Father & Son LOVE Ministry will provide free summer lunches every Monday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and every Wednesday from noon to 3 p.m., at 24156 Foggy Ridge Parkway in Lutz. The lunches will be available through Aug. 29, for all individuals, families and children.

Friendship Singers

The Friendship Singers, a volunteer organization that performs in local nursing homes, assisted-living facilities and senior centers in Pasco and Hillsborough counties, is looking for new members, especially male singers. The group has two practices and two concerts every month. Practices are at the Pasco County Senior Center, 6801 Wisteria Loop in Land O’ Lakes, on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. For information, contact Joyce Ruby at (813) 442-7879 or moc.o1534297849ohay@153429784999ybu1534297849recyo1534297849j1534297849, or Joe Berling at (813) 997-1454 or moc.r1534297849r.yab1534297849apmat1534297849@gnil1534297849rebj1534297849.

Goodwill offer

Starting Aug. 1, anyone dropping off clothing or household items at any Goodwill Industries-Suncoast donation site will receive a coupon good for up to two free children’s tickets to Dinosaur World, one for each paid adult admission. Goodwill shoppers who “round up” their purchases to the nearest dollar also will get a coupon. The Dinosaur World BOGO coupons will be distributed through August, while supplies last, and can be redeemed through Oct. 31. For store locations and attended donation sites, visit Goodwill-suncoast.org.

Help Meals on Wheels

East Pasco Meals on Wheels Inc., is looking for drivers. For information, call (813) 782-7859.

Heralds of Harmony

The Tampa Bay Heralds of Harmony is a 60-voice semiprofessional chorus that performs throughout the year for businesses, and social, civic and professional organizations. The group rehearses from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., at the TPepin Hospitality Center, 4121 N. 50th St., in Tampa. Anyone interested in becoming a member can call Steve Matheson at (813) 254-9115. For information, visit HeraldsOfHarmony.org.

Veterans art exhibit

In 2015, the Straz Center for the Performing Arts launched a series of community art projects. Its current exhibit, “Power to the People: The Bill of Rights,” is on display until Sept. 3 along the Straz Center’s portion of the Riverwalk. The showcase features 10 pieces by Tampa Bay veterans, who were each assigned one article of the Bill of Rights to inspire an original work of art. The artworks are deeply artistic meditations on the first 10 amendments to the Constitution by women and men who served in the armed forces to protect these rights. The exhibit is free.

Veterans art exhibit

In 2015, the Straz Center for the Performing Arts launched a series of community art projects.

Its current exhibit, “Power to the People: The Bill of Rights,” is on display until Sept. 3 along the Straz Center’s portion of the Riverwalk.

The showcase features 10 pieces by Tampa Bay veterans, who were each assigned one article of the Bill of Rights to inspire an original work of art.

The artworks are deeply artistic meditations on the first 10 amendments to the Constitution by women and men who served in the armed forces to protect these rights.

The exhibit is free.