What’s Happening

08/24/2019 – Craft show

Lakeshore Villa will have an indoor craft show on Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the clubhouse, at 15401 Lakeshore Villa St., in Tampa. For information, email moc.e1566657445m@3no1566657445sam.e1566657445naj1566657445.

08/24/2019 – Dance music

The Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road in Tampa, will host Carrollwood Jukebox, a live band that plays dance music from several decades, on Aug. 24 at 8 p.m. Ticketholders can attend a complimentary dance lesson starting at 6:30 p.m. Admission starts at $12. For information and tickets, visit CarrollwoodCenter.org, or call (813) 922-8167.

08/24/2019 – Mr. Tommy show

The Hugh Embry Library, 14215 Fourth St., in Dade City, will host Mr. Tommy’s Musical Show for Kids on Aug. 24 at 10:30 a.m. For information, call (352) 567-3576.

08/26/2019 – Crochet for all

The Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, will host a “Crochet for All” class from 10 a.m. to noon, on Aug. 26 and Aug. 28. This is a class for beginners and those with intermediate crochet skills. Participants can receive instruction on the basics of crochet, or learn to read a pattern, learn new stitches or try a different project. Those who have their own project can bring it to the class. Registration is required by calling (813) 929-1214.

08/26/2019 – Girls Who Code

The Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, will host the first meeting of “Girls Who Code” on Aug. 26 at 5 p.m., for grades 6 to 12. No coding experience is necessary. The curriculum is for girls interested in computer science and technology fields, and have little or no access to computer science and technology education in school. Participants will follow a workbook, take part in challenges, and complete an impact project to better the community. The club will meet on the last Monday of every month. For questions, email gro.s1566657445eirar1566657445biloc1566657445sap@c1566657445ellei1566657445nad1566657445.

08/26/2019 – Republican club

The Republican Club of Central Pasco will meet on Aug. 26 at Copperstone Executive Suites, 3632 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., in Land O’ Lakes. The guest speaker will be Commissioner Ron Oakley on the future of Pasco County. A social begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. For information, call (813) 996-3011.

08/27/2019 – Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay will host an orientation/training session on Aug. 27 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.y1566657445abapm1566657445atsbb1566657445b@Kbe1566657445D1566657445.

08/27/2019 – Books and Brews

The Zephyrhills Brewing Company, 38530 Fifth Ave., will host the Books and Brews Book Club on Aug. 27 at 7 p.m., to talk about a book and relax. For information, call (813) 788-6375.

08/27/2019 – Fun with art

The Zephyrhills Public Library, 5347 Eighth St., will host “Fun with Art” on Aug. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants can join Zephyrhills Art Club members for a painting or drawing session. Bring your own projects and supplies. For information, call (813) 780-0064.

08/27/2019 – Lions and Leos

The Wesley Chapel Lions (for adults) and the Leos of Wesley Chapel (for ages 12 to 18), both service club organizations that provide general services to the community, are welcoming new members. The membership cost for the Leos is $5. Both clubs meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month in the Lexington Oaks Community Center, 26304 Lexington Oaks Blvd., in Wesley Chapel. The Leos meet at 5:30 p.m., and the Lions meet afterward. The next meeting is Aug. 27. Prospective Leos and their parents can attend any meeting, and volunteers can get community service hours for high school. For information, visit WCLions.org.

08/27/2019 – Orchid club

The Tampa Orchid Club will meet Aug. 27 at 10 a.m., at the Northdale Recreation Center, 15550 Spring Pine Drive in Tampa. The guest speaker will be Bret Ullery, of Accent Orchids, on the topic of diverse dendrobium orchids. Ullery also will bring orchids for sale. And, there will be a bloom table, as well as a silent auction. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. For information, call Barbara Barkhurst at (813) 226-7972, or visit TampaOrchidClub.shutterfly.com.

08/28/2019 – Computer basics

The Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, will offer a computer basics class on Aug. 28 from 1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., for introductory and returning learners. To register, call (813) 929-1214.

08/28/2019 – Pizza & Complain

The Hugh Embry Library, 14215 Fourth St., in Dade City, will offer “Pizza and Complain” on Aug. 28 at 3:30 p.m., for grades four to seven. Participants can eat pizza and complain during this one-hour session. For information, call (352) 567-3576.

8/24/2019 – Train show & sale

Regal Railways will present a Toy Train, Collectible Show & Sale on Aug. 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Lopez Hall, 7177 58th St., N., in Pinellas Park. There will be vendors, a running train layout and more. Admission is $5 for adults and free for kids age 12 and younger.

Apollo 11 exhibit

In partnership with NASA, the Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E. Fowler Ave., in Tampa, will host an Apollo 11 exhibit through Sept. 4, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. The exhibit includes hands-on activities, a recreation of a “Lunar Living Room,” and more. For information, visit MOSI.org.

Art exhibits

Pasco-Hernando State College announced the line-up for the Rao Musunuru M.D. Art Gallery’s “Eye of the Beholder” exhibit. From Aug. 21 to Oct. 9, students of the Red Apple School will have their mixed-media artwork showcased. Red Apple is a nonprofit organization that provides daytime activities to adults with disabilities. Some creations are designed independently and others use a hand-over-hand technique. The gallery is at the PHSC New Port Richey Campus, 10230 Ridge Road. For information and upcoming exhibits, call (727) 816-3231.

Butterfly art

Out of Our Hands Gallery, 14245 Seventh St., in Dade City, is inviting artists to let their imaginations fly. In celebration of the Monarch butterfly and Dade City’s new Monarch Project, artists of all styles and mediums are asked for interpretations of the Monarch for a juried gallery show. Artwork (2D and 3D) must portray or represent the Monarch in some form — from Realism to Impressionism, from Fauvism to Pop Art. There also will be an Emerging Artist category for ages 14 to 17. Entries are due Sept. 7. For entry form and details, visit OutOfOurHandsGallery.com. For information, call (352) 437-3204.

Call to artists

Artists and art collectives residing in Hillsborough, Pasco, Manatee, Pinellas and Sarasota counties can submit applications for the exhibit, “Skyway 2020: A Contemporary Collection.” Selected artists will be presented at one of four participating institutions: the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg; The John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; the Tampa Museum of Art; and, the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa. Submissions can include work on paper, painting, sculpture, photography, video, performance, sound, research-based art, and site-specific installations. For information and to apply, visit tinyurl.com/yywqqquc. Deadline is Sept. 3.

Community garden plots

The UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Community Garden Program is now leasing free garden plots to Pasco residents, available as early as Sept. 1. Residents can lease their own community garden plots, and learn gardening and healthy new habits, and harvest food this growing season.

Pasco Extension pairs applicants with a garden location in Dade City or Wesley Chapel. A Land O’ Lakes location is expected to open soon.

Gardeners will be able to grow their own food, work with compost, gain gardening experiences in classes and seminars offered on-site, learn from experts, and get started with three free vegetable plants (per plot lease, while supplies last). Plots will be leased on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, call the Community Gardens Program at (352) 521-1255, or email ten.l1566657445fytnu1566657445ococs1566657445ap@sa1566657445mtsir1566657445hck1566657445.

Contemporary art

Artists and art collectives residing in Hillsborough, Pasco, Manatee, Pinellas and Sarasota counties can submit applications for the exhibit, “Skyway 2020: A Contemporary Collection.” Selected artists will be presented at one of four participating institutions: the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg; The John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; the Tampa Museum of Art; and, the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa. Submissions can include work on paper, painting, sculpture, photography, video, performance, sound, research-based art, and site-specific installations. Deadline is Sept. 3. For information and to apply, visit tinyurl.com/yywqqquc.

Donate for Pioneer Museum

The Pasco County Tax Collector’s offices will be collecting charitable donations during the month of August for the Florida Pioneer Museum & Village, and the West Pasco Historical Society. For information, visit PascoTaxes.com.

Origami exhibit

The Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg will present the traveling exhibition, “Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami,” June 22 through Sept. 29. The exhibit includes sculptures and installations from international artists, covering the gallery from top to bottom. For information, visit MFAstpete.org.

Sponsor fall festival

The 15th annual Wesley Chapel Fall Festival is scheduled for Oct. 26 and Oct. 27 at The Grove at Wesley Chapel. The event, presented by Suncoast Credit Union, still has spaces available for the business expo, as well as a few sponsorship opportunities. The event includes games and rides, a local food truck rally, a pumpkin patch, bands and local community performances, a craft market, a trunk or treat, and more. For information, email moc.r1566657445ebmah1566657445cyaba1566657445pmath1566657445tron@1566657445stnev1566657445e1566657445.

Summer of Appreciation

ZooTampa at Lowery Park’s “Summer of Appreciation” offers free admission to kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers and first responders, with the purchase of one full-price, single-day paid admission, through Aug. 31. Those that work in the Tampa Bay area and surrounding communities are eligible. Proof of employment must be presented at the ticket window at ZooTampa. Eligible first responders include:

  • 911 Dispatchers
  • All Florida Fire Rescue
  • All Florida Police and Sheriff Officers
  • Department of Homeland Security Law Enforcement Agents
  • Florida Department of Corrections
  • Florida Department of Environmental Protection Law Enforcement
  • Florida Department of Law Enforcement
  • Florida Emergency Medical Services employees (EMT/EMS)
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Field Officers
  • Florida Forest Service Forest Rangers
  • Florida Highway Patrol
  • Florida Park Service Law Enforcement

Support animal rescue

Asturia in Land O’ Lakes is seeking vendors and anyone who would like to donate an item or gift basket for a silent auction, as part of its annual Fall Festival scheduled for Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival will benefit E.A.R.S., Elizabeth’s Animal Rescue & Sanctuary. For information, contact Carla Luigs at (904) 599-9015 or moc.s1566657445enih@1566657445sgiul1566657445.alra1566657445c1566657445.

Vendors needed

Harvester Community Church, 2432 Collier Parkway in Land O’ Lakes, is looking for vendors for its Fall Festival Craft Fair scheduled for Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fair aims to raise money for the missions that the church supports. Vendors can include arts and crafts, soaps, candles, jewelry, specialty coffees, flowers, plants, jams, jelly, produce, specialty breads, and more. Most vendors will be indoors with air conditioning. The church is seeking food vendors, too. For information, email moc.l1566657445iamg@156665744591.911566657445.01ri1566657445aftfa1566657445rc1566657445.

Vine Church events

Vine Church, 4743 Allen Road in Zephyrhills, hosts these community events:

  • Feeding at Zephyr Park, Wednesdays and Fridays at 4 p.m.
  • Mobile Medical Unit at the church, the fourth Thursday of every month, providing free medical services for those with no health insurance
  • Mobile Shower Unit at the church, every Monday and Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., with a reservation

For information, call (813) 446-3821 or (813) 298-3232.