What’s Happening

02/25/2020 – Make strawberry jam

The UF/IFAS Pasco County Cooperative Extension Service will offer a class on canning strawberry jam on Feb. 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at the One Stop Shop Stallings Building, 15029 14th St., in Dade City. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and an apron. Long hair should be tied back. The cost for this hands-on class is $15, which includes all food and canning supplies. Registration is required at bit.ly/CanStrawberryJam.

02/25/2020 – Metro Job Fair

A Metro Job Fair is scheduled for Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Pasco-Hernando State College Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch, 2727 Mansfield Blvd., in Wesley Chapel, in the third-floor Conference Center. More than 30 employers will be available. For information and to register, visit NorthTampaBayChamber.com and click on the Events link, or MetroJobFair.com.

02/25/2020 – Orchid Club

The Tampa Orchid Club will meet on Feb. 25 at 10 a.m., at the Northdale Recreation Center, 15550 Spring Pine Drive in Tampa. There will be a demonstration on repotting orchids. The club will provide an orchid from Newman’s Nursery in Hawaii, a clay pot, rhizome clip and potting media. The cost is $5 for members and $10 for guests. Participants can take the plant home. There also will be a bloom table, plants for sale, and a silent auction. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. For information, call Barbara Barkhurst at (813) 226-7972.

02/25/2020 – Resin pendants

The Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, will host a DIY class on Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., for ages 18 and older. Participants can make a resin pendant. Flower options, colored resin and more will be available. Registration and liability waivers are required. For information, call (813) 929-1214.

02/26/2020 – Chef presentation

The Zephyrhills Public Library, 5347 Eighth St., will host “Ten Meals in Ten Minutes” with Chef Warren Caterson on Feb. 26 at 3 p.m. Participants can learn to prepare 10 healthy entrees in 10 minutes, using ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. For information, call (813) 780-0064.

02/27/2020 – Fashion show & lunch

The GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club will host its annual Fashion Show & Luncheon on Feb. 27, at the Lutz Community Center, next to the Lutz Branch Library. Lunch will begin promptly at 11:30 a.m., followed by the fashion show, when models will strut their stuff in flea market finery, shoes and accessories. The cost is $8 per person. Proceeds will benefit USF Arts 4 All, a group that works with area handicapped students to introduce them to the world of arts. For information, call Dorrien Zilavetz at (813) 996-1619.

03/04/2020 – Inspirational music

Choral groups and chamber instrumental musicians from Saint Leo University’s Music Department will perform composer John Rutter’s “Requiem,” along with other inspirational music, on March 4 at 7 p.m., in the Saint Leo Abbey Church, 33601 State Road 52 in St. Leo, adjacent to the university. Concert admission is free. For more information, email .

Artifacts exhibit

Pasco-Hernando State College’s Rao Musunuru M.D. Art Gallery will present “No Passport Needed” from Feb. 26 to April 8. Charlene Jones, PHSC adjunct instructor of humanities and art, will showcase her eclectic international collection of fine and folk artifacts, with a sampling of items from Asia, Africa, South America, Central America and the Caribbean Islands. The gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at 10230 Ridge Road in New Port Richey. For information, call (727) 816-3231.

Black History exhibit

The Uptown Art Gallery, 201 Howell Ave., in Brooksville, will celebrate Black History Month with a new art exhibit, featuring art and artifacts from the collections of several private collectors in Brooksville. There will be a reception, “This Is Our Story,” on Feb. 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Gallery, which is at Brooksville City Hall. The exhibit is open to the public daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except holidays. For information, call (352) 540-3811.

BookWorks book drive

The book drive for Goodwill’s BookWorks childhood literacy program runs Feb. 1 through March 15. Donate children’s storybooks in good condition, or make a donation to purchase books for the program. Goodwill can purchase new storybooks for less than $1 each.

To donate books, attach a note indicating “For BookWorks” and drop them off at any Goodwill-Suncoast store or donation site in Pasco and Hillsborough. Last year, volunteers presented books to more than 55,000 children who may not otherwise have books in their homes.

For more locations, visit Goodwill-suncoast.org, or call toll-free (888) 279-1988.

For monetary donations, visit Goodwill-suncoast.org/give-online/.

To volunteer for BookWorks, email .

Distracted driving exhibit

The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 4801 E. Fowler Ave., in Tampa, will open the newly renovated Driving Exhibit, upgraded in partnership with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, when Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister delivers drunk driving goggles to the museum on Jan. 30 at 10 a.m. The exhibit takes visitors through the dangers that can occur while behind the wheel of a vehicle, through hands-on experience, and available information on what to do to prevent distracted, drunk and drowsy driving. For information, visit MOSI.org.

Divorce support

Emerge Strong Divorce Coaching will host support groups, for men and women, at the Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, on Feb. 15 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Feb.18 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; and on Feb. 29 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The groups are for anyone going through a separation or divorce. For information, call (561) 339-3711, or visit Facebook.com/EmergeStrongDivorceCoaching.

Donate to flea market

The GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club will accept donations from 9 a.m. to noon, on Feb. 17, Feb. 19, Feb. 22, Feb. 24, Feb. 26, Feb. 29, and March 2 through March 5, for its upcoming 2020 Fabulous Flea Market. Furniture will be accepted March 3 to March 5, but no large appliances or sleeper sofas. Donations will not be accepted on sale dates. For information, call Pat Serio at (813) 948-4752.

Gallery art show

Out of Our Hands Gallery, 14245 Seventh St., in downtown Dade City, will host “It’s a Florida Thing,” an art show about “anything Florida,” from Feb. 1 to Feb. 29. The juried show will feature more than 25 artists with paintings, photography and sculptures. An opening reception will take place Feb. 1 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. For information, call (352) 437-3204, or visit OutOfOurHandsGallery.com.

Guys and Dolls

Saint Leo University will present the musical, “Guys and Dolls,” on Feb. 22, Feb. 28 and Feb. 29 at 7:30 p.m., and on Feb. 23 and March 1 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are free, but a suggested donation of $10 to the Saint Leo theater program will be accepted. Tickets can be reserved by calling (352) 588-7419.

Guys and Dolls

Saint Leo University will present the musical, “Guys and Dolls,” on Feb. 22, Feb. 28 and Feb. 29 at 7:30 p.m., and on Feb. 23 and March 1 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are free, but a suggested donation of $10 to the Saint Leo theater program will be accepted. Tickets can be reserved by calling (352) 588-7419.

Modern Women exhibit

The Tampa Museum of Art, 120 W. Gasparilla Plaza in Tampa, will present “Modern Women: Modern Vision I Works,” from the Bank of America Collection, on view from Feb. 20 through May 24. The exhibit highlights the achievements of women photographers and features more than 100 photographic images from leading artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. For information, call (813) 274-8130.

Renaissance Festival

The Bay Area Renaissance Festival is now open on weekends, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., until March 29, rain or shine. It will also be open on March 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The festival includes themed weekends: Highland Fling, Pirates & Pups, Barbarian Brew Fest, Shamrocks & Shenanigans, High Seas Adventures, and Wonders of the World.

There will be 12 stages with live entertainment, more than 80 artisans in the marketplace, and roaming characters. Parking is free.

Adult tickets are $19.95 in advance and $22.95 at the gate. Kids ages 5 to 12 are $11.95 in advance and $14.95 at the gate. Seniors age 65 and older and students with a valid college ID are $18.95.

The Renaissance Festival takes place at 11315 N. 46th St., in Tampa.

For information, call (813) 983-0111, or visit BayAreaRenFest.com.