Prom Drive & Shop
Kids Helping Kids Pasco County will host a Prom Drive & Shop on March 14, at Land O’ Lakes Heritage Park, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd.
Donations will be accepted from noon to 1 p.m. Items needed include formal dresses, suits, dress shirts, ties, women’s and men’s dress shoes, dress socks, jewelry, hair accessories, and gift cards for hair and nail salons.
Items will be collected, and then in-need teens will be able to shop for free from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, visit Facebook.com/KidsHelpingKidsPasco/.
Bunco for Backpacks
The ninth annual Marjorie’s Hope Bunco for Backpacks will take place March 14 at 7 p.m., at Seven Springs Golf & Country Club, 3535 Trophy Blvd., in New Port Richey.
There will be a Chinese auction, coffee bar, desserts, a cash bar, and a 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $25.
For information on the charity, visit MarjoriesHope.com. For information on the event, call Debi Shackowsky at (727) 776-5458.
Hillsborough County recognizes positive contributions by young people through the Youth Excellence and Achievement Awards (YEA! Awards). Nominations are now being accepted through 5 p.m., March 16.
Nominations can be submitted for both Hillsborough County middle and high school students in these categories: Leadership; Success Despite Difficult Odds; and Volunteer or Community Service.
For details and nomination forms, visit HCFLGov.net/YEA.
Home-school sewing class
The Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, will host a home-school sewing class on March 17 from 10 a.m. to noon.
Students can learn the parts and functions of the machine; how to use a sewing machine; try different stitches; and learn about resources to create individual projects.
The class is for ages 9 to 17. A Foundry waiver and safety forms are required.
For information, call (813) 929-1214.
Intro to Acting
The Live Oak Theatre Company will offer an Introduction to Acting program through four one-hour classes, for ages 7 to 13.
Classes will take place at 5 p.m., on March 23, March 30, April 6 and April 13, at the Carol and Frank Morsani Center for the Arts, 21030 Cortez Blvd., in Brooksville.
Topics will include basic acting skills and principles of acting; theatre terminology; theatre etiquette; using humor; and, memorizing and delivering monologues.
The cost is $40 for the course.
To register, email , or call (352) 593-0027.
NOTE: Belle of the Ball has CANCELLED shopping days on March 28 and April 4.
Belle of the Ball
The Belle of the Ball Project will provide free prom dresses and accessories to in-need high school girls on March 28, April 4 and April 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at its boutique, at 1210 Holt Ave., in Clearwater.
Dresses are available to all in-need high school girls for their high school dances, such as prom, homecoming and military balls. No appointment is needed.
For information, visit BelleOfTheProject.com.
Hunger Walk charity
During the month of March, One Community Now’s annual Hunger Walk on behalf of the Pack-a-Sack 4 Kids Program will be the featured charity at the Pasco County Tax Collector’s five office locations.
Children who live in danger of not having food on their dining room table are given a backpack full of healthy meals each Friday, to ensure that they have food to eat over the weekend. The students return the empty backpack to their school the following Monday, which is then refilled for the next weekend.
For information, call Greg Giordano, assistant tax collector for communications and special projects, at (727) 847-8179, or visit PascoTaxes.com.
For details about the food program, call Patti Templeton at (727) 900-6280, or visit OneCommunityNow.com.
Project Yellow Light
Project Yellow Light is a scholarship competition designed to bring about change.
Applicants are asked to encourage peers to develop and embrace safe driving habits, through a video competition, a radio competition, and a billboard competition (the billboard contest has closed).
In addition to a scholarship, the winning video may be turned into an Ad Council PSA and distributed nationally to approximately 1,600 TV stations.
The winning radio spot may be shared on iHeartRadio’s national network and radio stations across the United States.
Students are asked to create a message to motive, persuade and encourage their peers to not drive distracted.
For both high school and college categories, the winner will receive a scholarship in the amount of $8,000 (video) and $2,000 (radio). Submissions in both categories are due April 1.
For details and information, visit ProjectYellowLight.com/how-it-works.
Woman’s club scholarship
The GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club is now accepting applications for separate annual scholarship opportunities, with these requirements:
- Applicants for the Woman’s Club Scholarship must have a Lutz or Land O’ Lakes address, attend a Lutz or Land O’ Lakes high school, or be a member of GFWC Little Women of Lutz.
- Erwin Technical College, Pasco-Hernando State College or Hillsborough Community College students/applicants may apply regardless of address.
- Applicants for the Lutz Volunteer Fire Association Scholarship must be residents of Lutz.
- Scholarship selections are based upon need, personal essay, recommendations, and service hours.
- Applications are due by April 1 and should be mailed to the GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club at the P.O. address on the application.
Forms are available through the local high schools.
For applications or more information, call Patricia Serio at (813) 220-9461.
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