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02/22/2018 – Flea Fashion Show

The GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club will host its annual Flea Fashion Show, “Strutting Our Stuff,” Feb. 22 at 11 a.m., at the Lutz Community Center, 101 First Ave., N.W. The show will feature whacky outfits pulled together from donations to the club’s upcoming flea market. There also will be an auction for the outfits. The fundraiser luncheon will cost $7, with all proceeds benefitting Very Special Arts. For information, call (813) 382-4259.

02/22/2018 – Gasparilla history

The Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W. Bearss Ave., in Carrollwood, will present “The History of Gasparilla” Feb. 22 at 1 p.m., for adults. A docent from the Tampa Bay History Center will discuss the story of Jose Gaspar, tales of buried treasure and pirate ships. For information, call (813) 273-3652, or visit HCPLC.org.

02/22/2018 – Lecture on the Lawn

Pasco County Parks, Recreation & Natural Resources will host its first free cultural event series, “Lectures on the Lawn,” Feb. 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Starkey Ranch District Park, 11880 Lake Blanche Drive in Odessa. This keynote presentation will feature an overview of Spanish Florida’s history, provided by University of South Florida historian Michael Francis. Classical guitarist Jimmy Moore also will play as part of the festivities. For information, visit bit.ly/2GS2dZ9.

02/23/2018 – AARP meeting

Land O’ Lakes AARP Chapter 4764 will meet Feb. 23 at 10:30 a.m., at Land O’ Lakes Heritage Park (formerly Land O’ Lakes Community Center), 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. The Friendship Singers will provide entertainment. The fee is $10 a year to become a chapter member. For information, email ten.n1519360042ozire1519360042v@1011519360042atat1519360042.

02/23/2018 – Family Friendly Temple

Pasco County’s Family Friendly Temple will host a kosher meal and Jewish Sabbath services Feb. 23, starting at 6:30 p.m., at the home of one of its members. For information, email Alan Stern at moc.o1519360042ohay@1519360042elpme1519360042tyldn1519360042eirfy1519360042limaf1519360042.

02/23/2018 to 02/25/2018 – Crab & Shrimp Fest

The SunWest Park Crab & Shrimp Festival will take place Feb. 23 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at SunWest Park, 17362 Old Dixie Highway in Hudson. There will be live bands, carnival rides and games, bounce houses, face painting, crab races, a beer garden, beachfront seating, crafters, photo booths and more. Admission is free on Friday. For information, visit SunWestPark.com.

02/23/2018 to 02/25/2018 – Vintage trailers

The Tin Can Tourist 99th Winter Convention will take place Feb. 23 to Feb. 25 at the Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road in Brooksville. Participants can network and get new ideas for trailer and motor coach preservation. There also will be an open house Feb. 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., so guests can talk to vintage trailer owners and view more than 125 trailers. For information, visit DadeCityChamber.org.

02/24/2018 – Dr. Seuss storytime

Barnes & Noble at The Shops at Wiregrass will host a “Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss” story time Feb. 24 at 11 a.m., in celebration of the author’s birthday (March 2) There will be coloring, activities and more. For information, call (813) 907-7739.

02/24/2018 – Fiesta Day

The 71st Fiesta Day will take place Feb. 24 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at 16th Street and Seventh Avenue in Ybor City. This family friendly street festival commemorates Cuban, Italian, Spanish, Jewish and German immigrants that settled in Ybor City. There will be ethnic food, arts and crafts, and music on the Seventh Avenue stage. For information, email Deb Hargreaves at gro.r1519360042oby@s1519360042evaer1519360042graHD1519360042.

02/24/2018 – Fundraiser luncheon

Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church will host a fundraiser luncheon Feb. 24 at 11:30 a.m., in Rosary Hall, for the Uhuru Watoto Project, to educate, feed and clothe girls in the Dodoma region of Tanzania. The guest speaker will be the Most Rev. Beatus Kinyaiya, Bishop of Tanzania. Tickets are $30 and include lunch, a silent auction and entertainment. For information and tickets, visit UhuruWatotoProject.com, email moc.l1519360042iamg@1519360042otota1519360042wuruh1519360042u1519360042, or call (352) 457-9005.

02/24/2018 – Heritage Day Festival

The Hernando Historical Museum Association will host the 35th annual Heritage Day Festival to celebrate the 175th birthday of Hernando County on Feb. 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 66 Russell St. and 70 Russell St., in Brooksville. There will be historic home tours, vendors, demonstrators, a Chinese auction raffle, bake sale, and more. For information, visit HernandoHistoricalMuseumAssoc.com.

02/24/2018 – Historic home workshop

The Historic Hernando Preservation Society will offer a Historic Homes Workshop Feb. 24, starting at 10 a.m., at the Brooksville Woman’s Club, 131 S. Main St., in Brooksville. Admission is free. For information, visit HistoricHernandoPreservationSociety.org.

02/24/2018 – Living history

The Pioneer Florida Museum & Village, 15602 Pioneer Museum Road in Dade City, will host Living History and Civil War Re-enactments Feb. 24 and Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Skirmishes and battles will take place at 2 p.m., both days. There also will be a concession stand, a period fashion show, live music, and more. Admission is $5 each day, cash only. Children age 5 and younger are free. For information, visit PioneerFloridaMuseum.org, or call (352) 567-0262.

02/24/2018 – Motorcycle Poker Run

The sixth annual Hittin’ the Road for Hospice motorcycle poker run will take place Feb. 24, to benefit Gulfside Hospice’s patients and programs. The run starts at Harley-Davidson, 5817 State Road 54 in New Port Richey, with registration at 9 a.m., and the last bike out at 10 a.m. There also will be a post-run celebration at 1 p.m., with entertainment, cash prizes, an auction, vendors and more. For registration and information, visit HittinTheRoadForHospice.org.

02/24/2018 – Music and arts

The South Seminole Heights Civic Association will present the Heights Unites Music & Arts Festival Feb. 24 from noon to 10 p.m., at Brew Bus Brewing, 4101 N. Florida Ave., in Tampa. There will be live music, art vendors, live mural painting and more. Tickets are $20 for general admission, and free for kids age 12 and younger. For information, visit EventBrite.com.

02/24/2018 – Senior center dance

The Lutz Senior Center, 112 First Ave., N.W., will host a 1950’s dance Feb. 24 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. For information, call (813) 264-3804.

02/24/2018 – Super science

The Lutz Branch Library, 101 W. Lutz-Lake Fern Road, will host “Dr. Seuss’ Silly Science Party” Feb. 24 at 3 p.m., for kindergarten through fifth grade. The event is limited to 50 participants. Sign-in at the information desk no earlier than 30 minutes prior to the start of the program to reserve a seat. For information, call (813) 273-3652.

02/25/2018 – Purim Carnival

Congregation Kol Ami, 3919 Moran Road in Tampa, will host a Purim Carnival, “Mordecai’s Miraculous Masquerade,” Feb. 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This family friendly event will include music and dancing, bounce house, hamster balls, costume contest, games, photo booth, arts and crafts, hamentaschen, hot dogs, popcorn and more. The Kol Yeladim Religious School students will perform “The Story of Purim.” A $20 ticket includes an all-access wristband for unlimited games and attractions, and one meal ticket. Meal tickets individually cost $5. Game and food tickets also will be available to purchase separately. For information, call (813) 962-6338.

02/26/2018 – Bowl turning

The Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, will offer Woodworking 101: Intro to Bowl Turning Feb. 26 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., for ages 16 and older. Participants will be using lathes. Proper dress code, registration and signed liability waiver are required. For information, call (813) 929-1214.

02/26/2018 – Mike Moore speaks

Pasco County Commissioner Mike Moore will speak Feb. 26 at 7 p.m., at Copperstone Executive Suites, 3632 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. Moore will discuss the number of projects the county has presented to the state for needed funds, including the beautification of Land O’ Lakes Boulevard, and a forensic science center. A social will start at 6:30 p.m. For information, call (813) 996-3011.

02/27/2018 – Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay will host an orientation Feb. 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Wesley Chapel Honda, 27750 Wesley Chapel Blvd., for anyone interesting in becoming a mentor/volunteer. For information on the program, visit BBSTampaBay.org. For information on the meeting, contact Deb Kristol-Irwin at (813) 997-6881 or gro.y1519360042abapm1519360042atsbb1519360042b@Kbe1519360042D1519360042.

02/27/2018 – Driver safety class

The AARP Driver Safety Class will be offered Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, for seniors age 50 and older. Preregistration is required by calling Eugene Pool at (813) 949-8585.

02/27/2018 – Essential oils

The Living Food Bakery & Café, 3820110th Ave., in Zephyrhills, will host a free beach-themed essential oils class by Deanna Jacobs, on getting ready for spring break, Feb. 27 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. For information, call Jacobs at (813) 479-7724.

02/27/2018 – Orchid club

The Tampa Orchid Club will meet Feb. 27 at 10 a.m., at the Northdale Recreation Center, 15550 Spring Pine Drive in Tampa. The film “Wild Orchid Man in the Land of the White Bear” will be shown. A potluck lunch will follow the presentation. There also will be a bloom table, plants for sale and a silent auction. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. For information, call Sharon Hartley at (727) 202-8505.

02/28/2018 – In Pursuit of Trivia

Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel will host a night of “brains vs. bluffing,” to benefit Take Stock in Children’s Scholarship Fund, sending local kids to college. In Pursuit of Trivia will be Feb. 28 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Verizon Event Center, 8718 Trouble Creek Road in New Port Richey. There will be a food and cash bar. The event is for adults only. For information, email moc.r1519360042ebmah1519360042clepa1519360042hcyel1519360042sew@e1519360042ciffo1519360042.

02/28/2018 – Trinity democrats

The Trinity Democratic Club will meet Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m., at the Fox Hollow Golf Club, 10050 Robert Trent Jones Parkway in Trinity. The guest speaker will be Vicki Roush on the topic of “How to Talk in the Age of Trump.” Doors open at 5 p.m., for dinner/Happy Hour (self-pay). Food and beverages will be available for purchase during the meeting. For information, call (415) 609-3633, or email ten.k1519360042nilht1519360042rae@s1519360042medyt1519360042inirt1519360042.

Donate to flea market

The GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Women’s Club will accept donations for its annual Old Lutz School Flea Market every Monday and Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., starting Feb. 12 at the Old Lutz school, 18819 U.S. 41. Donations of books, clothing, shoes, household items, small appliances, kitchen wares, accessories, décor items, tools, toys and more, will be accepted in clean and working order. Larger furniture can be dropped off the last week of February. No large appliances, TVs or sleeper sofas. The flea market is scheduled for March 2 and March 3. For information, call (813) 598-6945.

Drive-thru prayer

Atonement Lutheran Church, 29617 State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel, offers Drive-Thru Prayer under its portico every Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Stop by, stay in your car, and ministry partners will share your cares and concerns in prayer.

Free tax prep

AARP Foundation volunteers nationwide will offer free tax assistance and preparation for federal income tax returns, through April 17, using its Tax-Aide program. For sites and information, including which documents to bring along, visit AARPFoundation.org/taxhelp, or call (888) 227-7669.

Friendship Singers

The Friendship Singers, an organization that performs in local nursing homes, assisted living facilities and senior centers in Pasco and Hillsborough counties, is looking for members. There are two practices and two concerts every month. Practices are at the Pasco County Senior Center, 6801 Wisteria Loop in Land O’ Lakes, on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. There are no auditions and no prior singing experience is required. For information, contact Joe Berling at (813) 997-1454 or moc.r1519360042r.yab1519360042apmat1519360042@gnil1519360042rebj1519360042.

Goodwill book drive

Goodwill’s BookWorks childhood literacy program’s annual book drive starts Feb. 1 through March 15. Participants can donate children’s books in good condition or make a donation to purchase books. To donate, drop off books with a note “For BookWorks” at any Goodwill-Suncoast store or donation site in Hillsborough and Pasco counties. For locations, visit Goodwill-Suncoast.org.

Knit/crochet ministry

Myrtle Lake Baptist Church, 2017 Reigler Road in Land O’ Lakes, hosts “Skeins for Christ” every Monday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The group makes wheelchair/bedbound shawls, baby blankets/booties/hat/bibs, chemo hats, scarves, afghans, wheelchair lapghans, wristers (fingerless gloves) and prayer shawls. The ministry also provides crochet lessons and will accept donations for supplies. For information, call Linda Smith at (813) 949-5516.

Musical comedy

Dreamhouse Theatre in Lutz will present the romantic musical comedy, “She Loves Me,” opening on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. Other show dates include Feb. 15, Feb. 16, Feb. 17, Feb. 23 and Feb. 24 at 8 p.m., and Feb. 18 and Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $23 each at DreamhouseTheatre.com, or by calling Bryan D’Onofrio at (813) 997-7146.

Pasco County Fair

The 71st Pasco County Fair will run from Feb. 19 to Feb. 25 at the Pasco County Fairgrounds, 36722 State Road 52. All entertainment is free with gate admission. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children age 6 through 12. Children age 5 and younger are free. Parking is free. Advance midway ride wristbands also are available online through Feb. 18. For details, visit PascoCountyFair.com.

Support Special Olympics

During the month of February, the Pasco County Tax Collector’s Office will accept donations, sell specialty tags and build awareness for Special Olympics of Pasco. For information, call Greg Giordano at (727) 847-8179, or visit PascoTaxes.com.

Zoo special

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo salutes first responders during the month of February. First responders receive free admission and up to three discounted single-day admissions for friends and family at 50 percent off the regular ticket price, for one-time use. The special is good until Feb. 28. For information, visit LowryParkZoo.org.