What’s Happening

06/25/2018 – Essential Oils

The Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, will host “The Science of Essential Oils” June 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be a PowerPoint presentation and lotion to sample. The class is for ages 16 and older.  A waiver and safety forms are required. To register, call the library at (813) 929-1214.

06/25/2018 – Start-up seminar

The Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W. Bearss Ave., in Carrollwood, will host “Top 7 Legal Issues for Start-Ups” June 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. For information, call (813) 273-3652.

06/26/2018 – Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay will host an orientation June 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Wesley Chapel Honda, 27750 Wesley Chapel Blvd., for anyone interested in becoming a volunteer. For information, contact Deb Kristol-Irwin at (813) 997-6881 or gro.y1529939800abapm1529939800atsbb1529939800b@Kbe1529939800D1529939800.

06/26/2018 – Mini game night

The Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, will host a Summer Reading Club Mini Game Night, for grades eight to 12, June 26 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will be three TVs with Xbox, Wii and more, in the meeting room; and, computer games and board games in the Teen Room. Snacks will be provided. For information, call (813) 929-1214.

06/26/2018 – Orchid Club meeting

The Tampa Orchid Club will meet June 26 at the Northdale Recreation Center, 15550 Spring Pine Drive in Tampa. Laurie Neissen will lead a Cattleya potting clinic. There also will be a bloom table, plants for sale and a silent auction. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. with the meeting starting at 10 a.m. For information, call Barbara Barkhurst at (813) 949-7467.

06/26/2018 – Orchid Club meeting

The Tampa Orchid Club will meet June 26 at the Northdale Recreation Center, 15550 Spring Pine Drive in Tampa. Laurie Neissen will lead a Cattleya potting clinic. There also will be a bloom table, plants for sale and a silent auction. Doors open at 9:30 a.m., with the meeting starting at 10 a.m. For information, call Barbara Barkhurst at (813) 949-7467.

06/26/2018 – Teen Escape Room

The New River Library, 34043 State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel, will host two Tween Summer Reading Club Escape Room events. The first is June 26 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and again on June 28 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Participants will need to figure out clues to escape the library. For information, call (813) 788-6375.

06/27/2018 – Wildlife show

The Zephyrhills Public Library, 5347 Eighth St., will present a Summer Reading Club event, “Wonders of Nature,” June 27 at 10:30 a.m., for kindergarten through fifth grade, and their caregivers. This educational wildlife show will feature birds and their behaviors to survive in the wild. For information, call (813) 780-0064.

06/28/2018 – AARP meeting

Land O’ Lakes AARP Chapter 4764 will meet June 28 at 10:30 a.m., at Land O’ Lakes Heritage Park, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. The guest speaker will be Sylvia Stinson-Perez, CEO and executive director of the Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind. Potential new members can email Ileana Santini at ten.n1529939800ozire1529939800v@1011529939800atat1529939800 for information.

06/28/2018 – Florida Jazz Express

The Florida Jazz Express, an 18-piece band, will perform June 28 at 8 p.m., at Dockside Grille, 5015 U.S. 19 in New Port Richey. There will be classic and modern big band music from a variety of composers and arrangers. Admission is free. For information, call (516) 480-8587.

06/28/2018 – Rock painting

The Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, will host an Adult Summer Reading Club event, “Kindness Rocks,” June 28 from 10 a.m. to noon, to paint rocks. For information, call (813) 929-1214.

06/28/2018 – Youth ukulele

The Hugh Embry Library, 14215 Fourth St., in Dade City, will offer a Youth Ukulele class June 28 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., for grades four to 12. Instruments will be provided. This is a three-week course. To register, call (352) 567-3576.

06/29/2018 – Sewing practice

The Hugh Embry Library, 14215 Fourth St., in Dade City, will offer a Basic Survival Sewing Practice Workshop June 29 from 10 a.m. to noon. For information, call (352) 567-3576.

06/30/2018 – Silly Dance Party

The Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, will host a Silly Dance Party June 30 at 10:30 a.m., for toddlers and preschoolers, as part of its Little Makers program series. For information, call (813) 929-1214.

Basic rifle safety camp

Dade City Rod & Gun will offer the NRA’s First Step (Firearm Instruction, Responsibility and Safety Training) Rifle Program for area youth and those interested in learning how to properly handle a rifle. The 4 ½-hour session will be offered during the summer, subject to availability. The cost is $40 per participant and includes the use of a rifle, ammunition, training materials, refreshments, professional instruction and a safe shooting environment. For dates and times, email Larry Shrewsbury at moc.l1529939800oa@1s1529939800werhS1529939800L1529939800.

Charlie Brown play

Dreamhouse Theatre in Lutz will present “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” June 23, June 29 and June 30 at 8 p.m., June 24 at 3 p.m., and July 1 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for kids. For information and tickets, visit DreamhouseTheatre.com.

Free kids’ movies

Cobb Grove 16 Theatres, 6333 Wesley Grove Blvd., in Wesley Chapel, will again offer its free Kids Summer Movie Escape. The theater will show “Sing” and “Secret Life of Pets” on June 26, June 27 and June 28 at 10 a.m. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Same-day ticketing only. Large groups, schools and camps are welcome. For information, call (813) 948-5444, or visit CobbTheatres.com.

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.

Reading club events

The Hugh Embry Library, 14215 Fourth St., in Dade City, will offer these Summer Reading Club events:

  • June 26 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Radical 1980s, for teens
  • June 27 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Radical 1980s, for preteens
  • June 28 at 10:30 a.m.: Line Dancing with Angela Lewis-Bennett, for kindergarten through third grade

For information, call (352) 567-3576.

Rock the Ceiling

The Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, will host “Rock the Ceiling” June 11 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., on Mondays, through Aug. 6, to paint your own ceiling tile with a favorite book cover. Paints and materials will be set up for use. Participants can leave their tile at the library or take it home to work on. All tiles will be hung in the library and will be judged Aug. 6 at the “Rock the Ceiling” Final Party, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. All ages can participate. For information, call (813) 929-1214.

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.

What tree is that?

The Arbor Day Foundation has a book that helps people to identify trees, available for a $5 donation. To obtain the tree guide, send your name, address and $5 to What Tree is That?, Arbor Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, Nebraska, 68410. Or, order the guide online at ArborDay.org.