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10/13/2019 – Bluegrass music

As part of Pasco County Libraries’ free Passport Concert Series, the Stillhouse Shakers will perform Oct. 13 at 3 p.m., at the Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway. For information, call (813) 929-1214.

10/13/2019 – Pasco Juniors charity night

The GFWC Pasco Juniors will host a Bunco Charity Night on Oct. 15 at 5 p.m., at Lexington Oaks Clubhouse, 26304 Lexington Oaks Blvd., in Wesley Chapel. There will be a Taco Bar dinner, play Bunco and have the chance to win prizes. There will be baskets put together from local businesses to give away. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the first Bunco round will start at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. For information, visit tinyurl.com/y3zplhnq.


10/14/2019 – Master Gardener event

Master Gardener Jackie Rivas will host a session on gardening tips at the Lutz Branch Library at 101 Lutz-Lake Fern Road in Lutz,  on Oct. 14 at 6:30 p.m. There, she will explain the basics of container gardening and micro irrigation. The micro irrigation kit is free to the first 30 guests to attend. For information, call (813) 273-3652.

10/14/2019 – Watercolor demo

The Zephyrhills Art Club will host artist Roxanne Tobaison on Oct. 14 at 8 p.m., at the Elks Lodge, 6851 Wire Road in Zephyrhills, for a watercolor demonstration. The art club meets the second Monday of every month, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For information, email Jo Ann Weatherbee at ten.t1571010485niopr1571010485iafym1571010485@eebr1571010485ehtae1571010485wgaj1571010485.

10/15/2019 – Mr. Brad’s music

The Lutz Branch Library, will host Mr. Brad’s Music at 101 Lutz-Lake Fern Road, in Lutz, on Oct. 15 at 11 a.m. Mr. Brad is a multi-instrumentalist who plays traditional and original children’s songs on guitar, violin, drums, piano, mandolin and flute. The event is for preschoolers. For information, call (813) 273-3652.

10/16/2019 – Democratic Club

The Central Pasco Democratic Club will meet Oct. 16 from 6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Meadow Pointe I Community Center, Building A, 28245 County Line Road in Wesley Chapel. Mix and mingle from 6:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., followed by monthly business meeting. Meetings feature briefings on the Pasco County Democratic Party. Club services residents of Wesley Chapel and surrounding areas. Free and open to the public. Visit Facebook.com/centralpascodems, or call Cindy Beres at (813) 702-4387.

10/16/2019 – Genealogy seminar

The West Pasco County Genealogical Society will host a genealogy seminar Oct. 16 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the CARES Rao Musunuru M.D. Enrichment Center, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway in Hudson. Participants can learn how to research church records of various religious denominations, and how to locate family Bible records. The cost is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. To register, text (727) 271-0770, or email moc.o1571010485ohay@1571010485renga1571010485hebbe1571010485d1571010485.

10/16/2019 – Sukkot evening

Congregation Kol Ami, 3919 Moran Road in Tampa, will host a Sukkot Evening Program on Oct. 16. There will be arts and crafts activities for prekindergarten through seventh grade at 5:30 p.m., a music program at 6:30 p.m., and Pizza in the Sukkah at 7 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 4 to 12, and free for kids age 3 and younger. There is a $25 maximum family price. RSVP by email to gro.i1571010485malok1571010485@ecif1571010485fotno1571010485rf1571010485.

10/16/2019 – The Little Mermaid

The Lutz Branch Library will host a live performance of The Little Mermaid, at 101 Lutz-Lake Fern Road. The event is Oct. 16, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and all the roles of the classic tale will be performed by two actors. This free performance is for ages 5 and up. For information, call (813) 273-3652.

10/18/2019 – Auto show

The MidFlorida Auto Show & Lake Mirror Concours will take place Oct. 18 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Oct. 20 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Lake Mirror Promenade, and the streets of downtown Lakeland. There will be more than 600 show vehicles on display, music and more. For information, visit MidFloridaAutoShow.com.

10/18/2019 – Pizza & PJ Shabbat

Congregation Kol Ami, 3919 Moran Road in Tampa, will host a Pizza & PJ Shabbat on Oct. 18 at 6 p.m., for ages 15 months to 8 years. There will be a child-friendly musical service, pizza dinner and ice cream for dessert. Wear pajamas or dress comfortably. The cost is $18 per family. RSVP by Oct. 15 by emailing gro.i1571010485malok1571010485@ecif1571010485fotno1571010485rf1571010485.

10/19/2019 – Rock the Sukkah

Congregation Kol Ami, 3919 Moran Road in Tampa, will host “Rock the Sukkah” on Oct. 19 at 8 p.m., with drinks and desserts under the stars, with live music by Kol Ami’s “Some Assembly Required.” RSVP by emailing gro.i1571010485malok1571010485@ecif1571010485fotno1571010485rf1571010485.

Art guild

The West Pasco Art Guild, 6206 Jefferson St., in New Port Richey, will host a meeting and demo on working with clay on Oct. 4 at 1 p.m.; the art show, “Big and Little” Oct. 6 to Oct. 31; and an art reception Oct. 6 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., with a raffle for 10 ‘little’ paintings. Membership meetings are on the first Friday of each month at 1 p.m.

Aviation exhibit

The Rao Musunuru M.D. Art Gallery, on the Pasco-Hernando State College New Port Richey Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, will host “Eye of the Beholder” exhibits. From Oct. 16 to Dec. 11, the featured artist will be Gabriel A. West (#AVGeek), currently training as a pilot. West is a four-time winner of contests hosted by major international airports in South Florida. Gallery visitors can view West’s passion for aviation, aerial photography and rare airplane models. Admission is free. For information and viewing times, call (727) 816-3231.

Bird & Nature Festival

The Florida Birding & Nature Festival is set for Oct. 17 through Oct. 20, at the Hillsborough Community College Campus in Brandon. The festival coincides with the peak migration of more than 180 species. There will be art exhibitors; artwork for sale; field trips; seminars on topics such as coyotes; and a seven-speaker symposium on turtle diversity, ecology and conservation on Oct. 19. The opening reception will be on Oct. 17, with keynote speaker Mark Madison, historian for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. For information, tickets, and tour reservations, visit FBNFestival.org.

Centering Prayer group

Eileen Strawser and Jill Biebel will host the Centering Prayer group on Tuesdays from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Franciscan Center, 3010 N. Perry Ave., in Tampa. The class focuses on the method of silent prayer in experiencing God and is inspired by the teachings of Thomas Keating. For information, email Eileen Strawser at moc.r1571010485r.yaB1571010485apmaT1571010485@resw1571010485artSn1571010485eeliE1571010485. To register online, visit gro.a1571010485pmaTr1571010485etneC1571010485nacsi1571010485cnarF1571010485@ofni1571010485. Donations will be accepted.

Diaper Drive

Path of Holiness, 6757 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., in Land O’ Lakes, will host a Diaper Drive to help the Grand Bahamas babies affected by Hurricane Dorian. Disposable diapers of any size can be dropped off Thursdays after 6:30 p.m., Saturdays after 11 a.m., and Sundays after 12:30 p.m. All donations will be delivered to J & L Marine in Tampa, for distribution. For information, call (813) 551-7351.

Hurricane Relief Drive

The Family Learning Alliance, 1930 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., Suite 16, in Lutz, will collect donations for the American Red Cross, to benefit the victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. Items in high demand include: bottled water, canned goods, dry goods, clothing, baby food, baby diapers, pet food and supplies, flashlights, batteries, and solar-powered lights. Items can be dropped off Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, call (813) 384-2190, or visit Facebook.com/familylearningalliance/.

Monarch art show

Out of Our Hands Gallery, 14245 Seventh St., in Dade City, will host the Monarch Project Art Show from Oct. 5 to Oct. 19, to show support for Dade City’s commitment to the Monarch butterfly. There will be an opening reception Oct. 5 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., with light refreshments. Original art by 30 artists will be on display. For information, visit OutOfOurHandsGallery.com.

Spooky train & trail

The Concourse, 11919 Alric Pottberg Road in Shady Hills, again will present the 2019 Spooky Train and Haunted Trail every Friday and Saturday night in October (plus Oct. 27), starting Sept. 27. Daylight train rides run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., for the little pumpkins or sensitive people. The scary train and the haunted trail will be open from 7:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. The spooky train and the haunted trail cost $6 each, or $10 for both. Children age 1 and younger are free. For information, call (727) 639-7639.

Story contest

Tampa Theatre is hosting its first “Trick or Tweet” short-form horror story contest. Participants can submit their own terrifying tweets, limited to 280 characters. The theater team will choose its top 10 favorites, and the finalists can share their stories during “Awake in the Dark,” an evening of live storytelling on Oct. 30 at 9:30 p.m. The top story, as chosen by audience applause, will win $500. Second and third place also will be rewarded. Entry fee is $5 per submission. To enter, visit tinyurl.com/yy3daaze.

Temple services

Congregation Beth Chavarim will host Rosh Hashana services Oct. 1 at 10 a.m., followed by a free home-cooked kosher luncheon. Additional services: Kol Nidre on Oct. 8 at 7 p.m., and Oct. 9 at 10 a.m.; and, Simchat Torach on Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. For information and location, contact Alan Stern at (813) 957-1269 or moc.o1571010485ohay@1571010485elpme1571010485tyldn1571010485eirfy1571010485limaf1571010485.

Youth theatre program

The Carrollwood Cultural Center is launching a theater program inspired by William Shakespeare’s work, for those ages 5 to 13. The center, located at 4537 Lowell Road in Tampa, will introduce kids to Shakespeare’s literary work. The program will run from Nov. 2 to Dec. 14. The deadline to register is Oct. 26. Admission is $85 for the center’s members and $100 for non-members. Register online at CarrollwoodCenter.org, by calling (813) 922-8167 or by visiting the Cultural Center. For information, email Katie Castonguay at gro.r1571010485etneC1571010485doowl1571010485lorra1571010485C@eit1571010485aK1571010485.