What’s Happening

05/26/2017 – AARP chapter meeting

Land O’ Lakes AARP Chapter 4764 will meet May 26 at 10:30 a.m., at the Land O’ Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. The guest speaker will be Zoe Jenkins of Joshua House. There also will be a mini-auction to raise funds for neglected, abused and abandoned children at Joshua House. For information, email Phyllis Bross at ten.n1495817915ozire1495817915v@sso1495817915rbep1495817915.

05/26/2017 – End-of-School Bash

The New Tampa Regional Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd., will host an “End-of-School Bash” May 26 at 3 p.m., for kindergarten through eighth grade. There will be games, crafts, snacks and more. For information, call (813) 273-3652, or visit HCPLC.org.

05/26/2017 – Senior center events

The Lutz Senior Center, 112 First Ave., N.W., will offer these events:

  • May 26 at 10 a.m.: “Natural Beauty Parlor,” for makeovers
  • May 26 at 1 p.m.: “Spring into Style,” to show off a favorite spring outfit

For details, call the center at (813) 264-3804.

05/27/2017 – Community sale & market

The Darby Harvest Community Sale and Market will take place May 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 31116 Darby Road in Dade City. There will be lunch from Two Stax Grill BBQ and vendors with handmade jewelry, pallet and garden art, soaps and more. Guests can bring dull knives, scissors and garden clippers and have them sharpened. Furry friends can attend. Admission is free. For information, call (813) 526-663.

05/27/2017 – Evening kayaking

Paddling for Veterans and The Circle of Veterans will offer “Howl at the Moon” May 27 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., starting at the River Ratz Café, 29295 Lake Lindsey Road in Nobleton. Guests can participate in an evening of kayaking under a full moon. For information, call (334) 477-6185, email gro.s1495817915naret1495817915evfoe1495817915lcric1495817915eht@o1495817915fni1495817915, or visit Facebook.com/circleofveterans.

05/27/2017 – Make a rain stick

The Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, will offer a program May 27 from 10 a.m. to noon, for ages 9 to 15, to make a musical rain stick. A proper dress code, registration and signed liability waiver are required. To register, call (813) 929-1214.

05/27/2017 – Summer spa program

The Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, will offer “Summer Spa” May 27 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., for ages 9 to 15. Participants can make bath bombs, body scrub and other spa treatments. A proper dress code, registration and signed liability waiver are required. To register, call (813) 929-1214.

05/30/2017 – Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay will offer an orientation May 30 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.y1495817915abapm1495817915atsbb1495817915b@Kbe1495817915D1495817915.

05/30/2017 – Social Services sale

Christian Social Services’ Red Barn Thrift Store, 5515 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., in Land O’ Lakes, will have a Blow-out Sale May 30 and May 31 by offering 50 percent off all merchandise.

05/31/2017 – Make a candleholder

The Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, will offer Woodworking 101, for ages 16 and older, May 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants can choose to make a candleholder on a lathe or a band saw. A proper dress code, registration and a signed liability waiver are required. For information and to register, call (813) 929-1214.

06/01/2017 – Legal advice

The Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, will offer legal advice during its Social Seniors group June 1 from 10 a.m. to noon, for ages 55 and older. Refreshments will be served. For information, call (813) 929-1214.

06/01/2017 – Preservation society

The Historic Hernando Preservation Society will meet June 1 at 6:30 p.m., at Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., in Brooksville. The guest speaker will be Steve Rinck, president of the Seminole Wars Foundation, who will portray the character of Paddington McCormick, an Irish immigrant who joined the U.S. Infantry in 1835. Admission is free. For information, visit HistoricHernandoPreservationSociety.org.

06/02/2017 – Summer kickoff

The Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, will host a summer kickoff “Build a Better World Preteen Party” June 2 at 2 p.m., with games and crafts. There also will be a teen game night on the same day, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., for ages 12 to 18. Free snacks will be provided. For information, call (813) 929-1214

06/02/2017 – Z Book Club

The Zephyrhills Public Library, 5347 Eighth St., will host the Z Book Club June 2 at 3 p.m., to discuss ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society,” by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. For information, call (813) 780-0064.

06/05/2017 – Vacation bible school

Oakwood Church, 11209 Casey Road in Tampa, will offer a Vacation Bible School, “Gadgets & Gizmos,” June 5 to June 9, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., for kindergarten through fifth grade. For information or to register, call (813) 969-2303, or visit OakwoodFL.org.

5/27/2017 – Helping Hands concert

There will be a Helping Hands Benefit Concert, with professional classical music, May 27 at 6 p.m., at USF Barness Hall, 3755 USF Holly Drive in Tampa, to raise money for Metropolitan Ministries. The cost is $20 in advance or $25 at the door, and tickets can be bought online at HelpingHandsTampa.com. For information, contact Emma Skantze at (813) 892-4868 or moc.o1495817915ohay@1495817915eztna1495817915ksamm1495817915e1495817915.

Arts Council survey

The Arts Council is celebrating its 50th year in Hillsborough County and wants county residents have a say in what the next version of the Arts Council should look like. Creatives, cultural workers, arts supporters, teachers and parents can take a survey to tell the council what it should continue doing, what should change, and what kind of programs would serve the needs of the residents. The survey can be found online at TampaArts.org/achc-survey.

Calling ‘Doctor Who’ fans

The Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library system invites artists of all ages, who are “Doctor Who” fans, to submit art for a competition and exhibition to kick off the library’s 2017 Summer Reading program. Dubbed “The Day of the Doctor,” the kickoff event is on June 10 from1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  It will be a tribute to the BBC’s long-running sci-fi series that features the time-traveling adventures of an immortal alien.

There also will be a scavenger hunt, episode screenings, an escape room, trivia game, costume contest and more.

Applications will be accepted through June 1. Artwork accepted into the exhibition will be displayed at the John F. Germany Public Library in Tampa, from June 10 to June 30.

For submission details and information, visit tinyurl.com/kodsfah.

Citizen survey

Pasco County has launched its annual Citizen Survey to get feedback from residents on a variety of topics related to the future of the county, such as transportation, parks, emergency services and growth. The survey is intended to help the Pasco County Board of County Commissioners with planning discussions and decision-making. The survey will remain open until May 31 at PascoCountyFl.net (click on survey link).

Leadership Pasco

Leadership Pasco is accepting applications for the Class of 2018. Emerging and existing community leaders who live or work in Pasco County can apply. Monthly program sessions begin with orientation in August and conclude with graduation in May 2018. Applications are online at LeadershipPasco.com and due no later than June 1.

Marine Forever group

Marine Forever Detachment 1440 of the Marine Corps League will meet the third Monday of every month at 7 p.m., at Beef O’ Brady’s, in Village Lakes Plaza, off State Road 54, in Land O’ Lakes. Membership is open to all active duty military and honorably discharged veterans. For information, call (813) 956-2469.

Outlets go ‘pink’

Tampa Premium Outlets will host its Spring 2017 More Than Pink movement in support of Susan G. Komen and the fight against breast cancer. In exchange for a $10 donation to Susan G. Komen, shoppers can receive a discount card, available at Guest Services until May 31. The card will provide 25 percent off one item at a participating retailer.

Shrek the Musical

Dreamhouse Theatre, 1840 Oak Grove Blvd., in Lutz, will present “Shrek the Musical” May 12, May 13, May 19, May 20, June 2 and June 3 at 8 p.m., and May 21 and June 4 at 3 p.m. For information and tickets, visit tinyurl.com/n3hx4xg.

Shrek the Musical

Dreamhouse Theatre, 1840 Oak Grove Blvd., in Lutz, will present “Shrek the Musical” June 18 at 3 p.m.; June 25 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and June 15, June 16, June 17, June 22, June 23 and June 24 at 8 p.m. For information and tickets, visit tinyurl.com/n3hx4xg.

Summer food service

Hillsborough County will participate in the Summer Food Service Program, which provides free nutritious lunches and afternoon snacks to children at more than 50 sites throughout the county. This year’s program runs May 30 to Aug. 4. The meals and snacks will be offered at local parks and other community locations to children younger than age 18. Applications are not required. For information, email ten.v1495817915oGLFC1495817915H@mar1495817915gorpd1495817915oofem1495817915mus1495817915, or call (813) 276-8625.