Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, 2348 Collier Parkway in Land O’ Lakes, plans to celebrate its 70th anniversary and the parish’s Feast Day during the weekend of Oct. 8 and Oct. 9. There will be a rosary procession before every weekend Mass and the recitation of the rosary. The church is expecting visits from former priests of the parish and Monsignor Ron Aubin, the church’s most recently retired pastor. For information, call 813-949-4565, or email .
The New River Library, 34043 State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel, will host “Reading with Carly” on Oct. 8. Carly is a therapy dog. Participants can sign up for a 10-minute reading session, starting at 11:30 a.m. The last session will be at 12:20. Register online at PascoLibraries.org.
The New River Library, 34043 State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel, will host STEAM Saturday: Crazy Chemistry! on Oct. 8 at 10:30 a.m., for elementary age children. Participants can explore crazy chemical reactions, such as elephant toothpaste. Space is limited. Register online at PascoLibraries.org. For information, call 813-788-6375.
Safety Town, a realistic, child-sized town offering hands-on safety education for kindergarten through second-grade age children, at 15362 Alric Pottberg Road in Shady Hills, will host a yard sale on Oct. 7 and Oct. 8 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds will go toward safety education for the town’s trained community volunteers. For information, call 813-929-1203.
The Starkey Ranch Theatre Library Cultural Center, 12118 Lake Blanche Drive in Odessa, will host “Sewing for Beginners” on Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., for home-schoolers, ages 9 and older. Participants will practice sewing, turning, and using basic sewing tools to make a bowl cozy. All supplies are provided. A guardian/parent must complete safety and waiver forms, which can be picked up at the Service Desk before the class. Registration is online at PascoLibraries.org.
The Pasco Sheriff’s Office will host “Coffee with a Cop” on Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at Starbucks, 16330 State Road 54 in Odessa. Guests can join in for coffee and conversation with law officers.
The Starkey Ranch Theatre Library Cultural Center, 12118 Lake Blanche Drive in Odessa, will present a film about the death of Vincent van Gogh on Oct. 5 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. To register and view the movie title, visit PascoLibraries.org. The film also is available for free through the library, via the Kanopy app.
The New River Library, 34043 State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel, will host a Teen Advisory Board meeting on Oct. 4 at 5 p.m. Teens can join to help create program ideas. Register online at PascoLibraries.org. For information, call 813-788-6375.
The Zephyrhills Art Club will meet on Oct. 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the New River Library, 34043 State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel, for open art. Guests can join and create their own art. For information, call 813-788-6375.
HorsePower for Kids, 8005 Racetrack Road in Tampa, will host its Fall Festival Fundraiser every Saturday and Sunday in October, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $15 per person (child or adult); babies age 1 and younger are free. Parking is $1, cash only. Admission includes pony rides, hayrides, farm animals, bounce house/games, playground, live music, train rides and more. Food vendors and pumpkin purchases are extra. No outside food, drinks, coolers or pets. Gates will be closed at capacity. For information, call 813-855-8992 or email ">.