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02/15/2019 – Landscape workshop

UF/IFAS Hillsborough County Extension will offer a Tri-County Workshop, “You, Too, Can Have a Florida-Friendly Landscape,” for Pasco, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties, Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Land O’ Lakes Heritage Park, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. Participants can learn about landscape design, landscape care, wildlife gardens and plant selection. Registration is $10 and includes lunch and refreshments. No refunds will be given. To preregister online, visit bit.ly/ffl4u-feb2019. For information, call (813) 744-5519.

02/16/2019 – Bingo fundraiser

Needs and Dreams will host a bingo fundraiser Feb. 16 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at Coffee Time, 22299 State Road 54, Suite 102, in Land O’ Lakes. The cost is $20 for 10 games. Cash only at the door. Additional cards can be purchased for $1 each. Inside seating is first-come, first-served. There also will be outdoor seating. Snacks, candy and popcorn will be sold. A hamburger, chips and a drink will cost $4. A hot dog, chips and a drink will cost $3. All proceeds will benefit Needs and Dreams for a Dream Kidz mission trip to Puerto Rico for hurricane relief.

02/16/2019 – Concert 4 A Cure

The Land O’ Lakes Sun Rays’ 10th annual Concert 4 A Cure Land O’ Lakes will take place Feb. 16 from noon to 6 p.m., at Land O’ Lakes Heritage Park, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. There will be an opening ceremony with Girl Scouts, live and Christian music, a Praise Party, a silent auction, and a kids’ play area with a bounce house. Admission is $10 per person and includes the concert plus five sample tickets to Best Taste of the Town. Additional taste tickets are $1. Kids are free. Guests also can get a one-of-a-kind, custom-made T-shirt designed by Jimmy Denton. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Suncoast. For information, call Lilly Fontanez at (813) 551-7351.

02/16/2019 – Earthbox gardening

Shell’s Feed & Garden Supply, 9513 N. Nebraska Ave., in Tampa, will offer an Earthbox gardening class Feb. 16 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Participants can learn how the Earthbox is a wise investment, how the planting system works, how to step-by-step plant an Earthbox, what you can grow, tips and tricks and what will grow in the area. Guests also can see and touch the Earthbox and have their questions answered. A goody-bag will be provided per ticket holder, which will include a discount voucher for Earthbox purchases made on the day of the class. The cost is $10. Register at tinyurl.com/y8us9m5r.

02/16/2019 – Free ‘Coco’ movie

Tampa Theatre’s Traveling Picture Show will present a free screening of the movie, “Coco,” as part of its new outdoor film series, parkCINEMA, Feb. 16. The movie will be shown at 7 p.m., at Al Lopez Park, 4810 N. Himes Ave., in Tampa. Guests can bring picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs.

02/16/2019 – Kiddush luncheon

Congregation Kol Ami, 3919 Moran Road in Tampa, will host a Kiddush luncheon Feb. 16, after the 9:30 a.m. Shabbat services. Admission is free, but non-members are asked to RSVP by calling (813) 962-6338.

02/16/2019 – Mason jar craft

The Arthenia L. Joyner University Area Community Library, 13619 N. 22nd St., in Tampa, will offer a DIY craft class on fishnet wrapped mason jars on Feb. 16 at 2 p.m., for ages 12 and older. Participants can learn how to transform a mason jar into a nautical-themed craft. All materials will be provided. The class is limited to 12 participants. For information, call (813) 273-3652.

02/16/2019 – Train show & sale

Regal Railways will present a collectible show and sale Feb. 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the New Lake Civic Association, 8330 Civic Drive in New Port Richey. Vendors will be on hand with various model trains, hobbies, collectibles, diecast cars, antiques and more. Admission is $5 for adults. Children age 12 and younger are free. For information, call (727) 244-1341, or visit RegalRailways.com.

02/17/2019 – Minnesota picnic

Southern Charm RV Resort, 37811 Chancey Road in Zephyrhills, will host a potluck picnic for permanent or winter residents hailing from Minnesota on Feb. 17. Guests should bring a dish to share, table service and a favorite beverage, and a gift donation for door prize drawings. Coffee will be provided. The cost is $3 at the door. Registration is at 12:30 p.m., followed by the picnic at 1 p.m. For information or directions, call (813) 355-4543 or (813) 783-8241.

02/17/2019 – Spy movie showcase

Tampa Theatre, 711 N. Franklin St., in downtown Tampa, will host a “Bond-A-Thon,” Feb. 17. Three movies will be shown: “Goldfinger” at 1:30 p.m., “The Spy Who Loved Me” at 4 p.m., and “Casino Royale” at “007” p.m. Film-inspired costumes are welcome, and there will be Bond-themed drink specials. The cost is $10 per film, or $25 for a Bond-A-Thon Pass for all three films. Theater members pay $7 and $20, respectively. For information, visit TampaTheatre.org.

02/18/2019 – Amateur radio club

The Zephyrhills Area Amateur Radio Club (ZAARC) will meet Feb. 18 at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, 5855 16th St., in Zephyrhills. The business meeting will start at 6 p.m., followed by a coffee break and a discussion or presentation at 7 p.m. The group meets the third Monday night of every month. A Ham Fest is scheduled for March 2. Also, ZAARC hosts a breakfast every Thursday at 8 a.m., at Village Inn, 5214 Gall Blvd., in Zephyrhills. For information, call Gerald Hewitt at (813) 780-1980.

02/19/2019 – Free presentations

Pasco-Hernando State College will feature free presentations to honor African-American heritage during Black History Month.

  • Feb. 19 at 2 p.m.: “Revisiting Frederick Douglass, A Monologue,” by Donald L. Dowridge Jr., at the West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road in New Port Richey
  • Feb. 20 at 11:15 a.m.: Pasco notables will recognize African-American history makers, at the East Campus, 36727 Blanton Road in Dade City

Throughout February, there also will be book exhibits at all the campus libraries, and photo exhibits at the North and Spring Hill campuses.

02/19/2019 – Growing herbs

UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension will offer a free seminar on “Growing Herbs in Florida” Feb. 19 at 2 p.m., at the New River Branch Library, 34043 State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel. Participants can learn about light and water requirements for herbs, which season to grow them, what herbs can be grown year-round, and more. Registration is required at Eventbrite.com.

02/19/2019 – Open workshop

Two Sisters DIY Workshop, in Lutz, will host a “Crafternoon” DIY Workshop on Feb. 19 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bring your own crafts, wood or supplies and use the shop’s space, paints, stains and tools. There will be additional charges for hardware or stencils. Any and all crafts are welcome. Guests also can bring their own food, snacks and beverages. Preregister online at TwoSistersDIY.com.

02/19/2019 – Safety academy

The New Tampa Regional Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd., will host a Safety Superhero Academy Storytime, “Hot! Hot! Hot!” Feb. 19 at 11:15 a.m., for ages 3 to 5. Hillsborough County Fire Rescue will teach kids how to stay safe by identifying hot and cold objects, and when to call for backup from an adult. Parents can learn safety tips and first aid for treating scalds and burns. For information, call (813) 273-3652, or visit HCPLC.org.

02/19/2109 – Mobile pantry

We Care Food Pantry will host a mobile food pantry Feb. 19 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Chassahowiztka Fire Station, 10300 S. Riviera Drive in Homosassa, for anyone struggling to make ends meet.  For information, call Nancy Herne at (352) 228-4291.

02/20/2019 – 3D coin printing

The Lutz Branch Library, 101 W. Lutz Lake Fern Road, will offer a pirate coin 3D printing class Feb. 20 at 4 p.m., for all ages. Participants can learn what 3D printing is, how the printer works, watch the process in action, and make a pirate coin of their own. To reserve a seat, sign in at the information desk starting 30 minutes before the program. For information, call (813) 273-3652, or visit HCPLC.org.

02/20/2019 – Genealogy seminar

The West Pasco County Genealogical Society will host a research lecture Feb. 20 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 the importance of using newspapers for genealogical research. Admission is $7 for non-members and $5 for members. After the lecture and presentation, a member meeting will take place. Register for the seminar by text to (727) 271-0770 or by email to moc.o1550283604ohay@1550283604renga1550283604hebbe1550283604d1550283604.

02/20/2019 – Veteran benefits

American House Senior Living Community, 38130 Pretty Pond Road in Zephyrhills, will host a seminar on veteran’s benefits Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. The guest speaker will be local attorney Michelangelo Mortellaro, who will discuss the types of benefits available to veterans, how to qualify, how to apply and more. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free, but participants should RSVP by Feb. 20, by calling (813) 400-2263.

02/21/2019 – Frederick Douglass portrayal

The Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W. Bearss Ave, in Carrollwood, will present “Frederick Douglass: A Portrayal” Feb. 21 at 1 p.m.

This is a one-man portrayal by Donald Dowridge of the life of Douglass, who played a vital role in the freedom of slaves.

The program is for teens and adults.

For information, call (813) 273-3652, or visit HCPLC.org.

02/21/2019 – Garden Gate club

The Zephyrhills Garden Gate Garden Club will meet Feb. 21 at 10 a.m., at the Magnuson Hotel, 5734 Gall Blvd., in Zephyrhills. The topic will be “Secrets of Great Gardens.” Refreshments will be served. For information, call (813) 782-8004 or (813) 782-3798

Black artist film series

The Straz Center will present a free Arts Legacy REMIX: Black Artists Film Series on Feb. 10 and Feb. 17 from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Feb. 10, the movie will be “Stormy Weather” from 1943, and on Feb. 17, there will be a Tribute to James E. Tokley Sr., first poet laureate of Tampa and Hillsborough County, as well as the film “Jump at the Sun.” For information, visit StrazCenter.org.

Dungeons & Dragons

The Carrollwood Cultural Center, 457 Lowell Road in Tampa, will host a new Dungeons & Dragons club for teens, ages 14 to 17. Interested teens, beginners included, can drop by for a game. The cost is $4 per person, per game. All games are played from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., on Jan. 26, Feb. 2, Feb. 9, Feb. 15, March 15 and March 22. For information, visit CarrollwoodCenter.org.

Flea market donations

The GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club will accept donations every Monday and Wednesday, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., starting Feb. 11 and Feb. 13, for its upcoming flea market (scheduled for March 1 and March 2), at the Old Lutz School, 18819 U.S. 41.

Donations of clothing, shoes, household items, small appliances, kitchen wares, books, accessories, décor items, antiques and collectibles, tools, toys, and baby equipment will be accepted. All items must be clean and in working order.

Larger furniture can be dropped off the last week of February, but large appliances, huge TVs and sleeper sofas will not be accepted.

Additional collection dates will be Feb. 16 and Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Friendship Singers

The Friendship Singers are looking for new members, especially male singers. Anyone who likes to sing can join. There are no auditions and no prior singing experience necessary. The volunteer group performs in local nursing homes, assisted living facilities and senior centers in Pasco and Hillsborough counties. There are two practices and two concerts every month. Practices are from 10 a.m. to noon at the Pasco County Senior Center, 6801 Wisteria Loop in Land O’ Lakes. For information, contact Joyce Ruby at (813) 442-7879 or moc.o1550283604ohay@155028360499ybu1550283604recyo1550283604j1550283604, or Joe Berling at (813) 997-1454 or moc.r1550283604r.yab1550283604apmat1550283604@gnil1550283604rebj1550283604.

Speaker series

The Florida Humanities Council Speaker Series will present two upcoming programs at the City of New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center, 6630 Van Buren St. The guest speaker on Feb. 18 will be Craig Pitman on the topic of “Oh Florida!” and on Feb. 25, Betty Jean Steinshauer will present “Old Florida.” Both programs are from 6 to 7:30 p.m., in the Palm Room. For information, call (727) 841-4560.