March 23 – Journaling Through Grief – A workshop offered by Gulfside Center for Hospice Care in Zephyrhills. This is an experiential workshop using a variety of writing techniques and exercises designed to express and work through the grieving process. Held at 2 p.m. at 5760 Dean Dairy Road. The workshop is free and open to the public. Limited seating is available. Call (727) 247-7510 to RSVP.
March 23 – Women’s History Month Celebration – Saint Leo University’s School of Arts and Sciences will present guest speaker Shana L. Haines at the university’s Women’s History Month celebration from 5-7:30 p.m. The community is welcome to this free event. Haines will discuss “How to Live Free in This Black Body: African American Women Negotiating Citizenship from Jim Crow to Black Lives Matter.” The celebration will be accessed via Video Teaching and Teleconferencing (VTT), at TECO Hall, School of Business Building, 33701 S.R. 52 in St. Leo. Contact Dr. Eileen O’Brien at email@example.com for information.
March 25 – Easter Bunny in Town – Jasper the Easter Bunny from the Pioneer Florida Museum’s ‘Jelly Bean Fling’ will be hopping through downtown Dade City with five special stops: Perks Café, 14249 Seventh St., from 10-11 a.m.; The Book Shack, 14145 Seventh St., from 11:15-11:45 a.m.; Lori Anne’s, 14135 Seventh St., from 12-12:30 p.m.; Church Street Shoppe Toys, Kites & More, 145117 Eighth St., from 12:45-1:15 p.m.; Quilts on Plum Lane, 14215 Seventh St., at 1:30 p.m. Come on down and get some jelly beans, listen to Jasper read a story and get your photo taken with him.
March 25 – Darby Harvest Country Store Community Sale and Market – Come see what our vendors and neighbors have to offer. There are a number of local vendors selling their products and we also have an area for yard sale type items. If you want to have a yard sale and unable to have at your residence, this is for you. Space is free. Held at 31116 Darby Road. Call (813) 526-6631 for information. Event is free and open to the public.
March 25 – Pie Festival – Eat pie at the Zephyrhills Pie Festival, presented by the City of Zephyrhills. Entry and parking are free. Held 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Zephyr Park, 38116 Fifth Ave. Pay $10 for the unlimited pie buffet. Festival will also feature kids area, entertainment, crafter village, pie eating and baking competitions, scavenger hunts and more. Call Simply Events at (727) 674-1464 for information.
March 25 – Community Yard Sale – Southport Springs, 3509 Southport Springs Pkwy., is holding a community-wide yard sale from 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. Call (813) 782-3800 for information.
March 25 – Wine Festival – Florida Estates Winery will host a Wine Festival from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The event will include vendors offering many unique gifts, live entertainment and an opportunity to sample the winery’s offerings and meet our winemaker for an educational tasting. We are pet friendly. Call (813) 996-2113 for information. Located four miles west of I-75 or eight miles east of U.S. 41 at 25241 S.R. 52 near Land O’Lakes.
March 26 – United States Marine Corps Band – A performance featuring the United States Marine Corps Band will be held at 3 p.m. in front of the Historic Courthouse in downtown Dade City. Bring a chair or blanket and the whole family to enjoy this unique experience. Call (352) 567-3769 for information.
March 28 – Southfork Entertainment Series – Southfork Mobile Home Park presents Ireland’s Happy Man, Cahal Dunne, for a performance featuring his Irish humor and music. Show starts at 7 p.m. with tickets at $7.50 each. Call Jim at (352) 206-2754 for information. Southfork is located at 10808 U.S. 98.
March 29 – Presentation from Holocaust Survivor – The public is invited to hear author and Holocaust survivor Pieter Kohnstam present “Narrow Escape: A Flight to Freedom,” at 10:30 a.m. in Saint Leo University’s Student Community Center Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms, located at 33701 S.R. 52. Admission and parking are free. Kohnstam was a childhood friend of Anne Frank. His family and the Frank family were neighbors in Amsterdam before the Franks went into hiding from the Nazis in 1942. Contact Megan Orendorf at (352) 588-8401 or Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
March 31 – Relay for Life of Zephyrhills – This year’s Relay for Life festival will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight at Main Street Zephyrhills, 38454 Fifth Ave. downtown. Relay for Life is the signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society’s programs of research, education, advocacy and service programs that can reduce cancer deaths and cancer incidence, and improve the quality of life for those touched by cancer. Visit www.relayforlife.org/zephyrhillsfl for information or to register. Call (404) 329-5113 with questions or to get involved.
April 1 – Prelude to Easter Concert – The Florida Hospital Zephyrhills Chorale will present “A Prelude to Easter” starting at 5 p.m. at the East Pasco Seventh-day Adventist Church, 7333 Dairy Road. This free, community concert is an annual spring event led by conductor Marvin Robertson, PhD. FHZ Chorale members volunteer their time and are comprised of hospital employees and non-employees who have a gift for and love of music. The concert features Teresa Ancaya on piano and Keith Rasmussen on organ and as part of the brass ensemble. Reservations are not taken.
April 1 – Cruise In – Free event featuring DJ Starvin’ Darvin and a hula hoop contest for kids. Come on down with your prized car/truck, or just with the family to check out all the wonderful antique and specialty cars. Enjoy lunch at one of our many exceptional restaurants, and shop in out antique and specialty shops. Held in downtown Dade City from 1:30-5:30 p.m. Contact the Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce at (352) 567-3769 for information.
April 1 – Market Place – Fresh produce, garden accessories, home decor, soaps, honey, jewelry and so much more. Pet friendly event held in Hibiscus Park from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Contact Lucy Avila at (352) 521-5858 or email@example.com for information.
April 1 – Races at Academy at the Farm – Academy at the Farm, 9500 Alex Lange Way, is holding a 5K, 1-mile and 200-meter dash set of races. It is a ‘Wonderland’ themed event and costumes are encouraged. The course will go through the school campus and neighboring farm and community. The first 500 participants will receive a t-shirt. There will be a $5 pancake breakfast following the race. Visit athlinks.com/event/mad-dash-134444 to sign up or call (352) 588-9737 for information.
April 1 – Pasco Master Gardener Plant Sale – The Pasco Master Gardeners will hold a plant show from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. in front of the Extension Office at 36702 S.R. 52 in Dade City. A greenhouse inventory clearance will be held with cultural information included with each plant. Educational material and Master Gardeners will be available to answer your gardening and lawn care questions. A free seminar on “Butterflies and their Blooms” will be held at 9 a.m. in Clayton Hall.
April 2 – Uncorked in Dade City – The Garden Club is proud to present the third Uncorked in Dade City, an adventure in wine, food and music. Held at the club, 13630 Fifth St. from 3-6 p.m. There will be six unique wines to sample, each set up in wine stations in the beautiful gardens, paired with appropriate appetizers. Gift basket raffle tickets and wine will be available for purchase. Contact Debbie at (352) 567-9003 or DebLParks@aol.com for tickets and information.
April 4 – Movie Screening and Community Seminar – Gulfside Regional Hospice & Pasco Palliative Care will be hosting a screening of the movie “Still Alice” and a discussion on Alzheimer’s Disease at 2 p.m. at the New River Branch Library, 34043 S.R. 54. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Call Anna Davis at (727) 992-8042 for information and to RSVP.
April 5 – PHSC Open House – Pasco Hernando State College’s Dade City campus, located at 36727 Blanton Road, will host an open house from 5-7 p.m. in conference center A240. The open house is designed for 2017 and 2018 high school graduates who are undecided on college plans and any potential students seeking higher education opportunities. Attendees will learn about certificate, associate, and bachelor degree programs as well as financial aid, scholarships and opportunities for involvement in more than 50 student clubs and organizations. Campus tours will be conducted. Visit phsc.edu/openhouse or call 1 (855) NOW-PHSC for information.
April 5 – Presentation on Tampa History – American House Zephyrhills, 38130 Pretty Pond Road, will be hosting a fun and informative presentation by author Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez, a Tampa native and historian who grew up in Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Come hear the presentation and get your name in a raffle for a prize. Tours of American House will be available after. Call (813) 400-2263 for information and RSVP by April 3.
April 5 – All American Youth Art Walk – The second annual event will feature the incredible talents of the county’s K-12 students. Located in the Robert D. Sumner Judicial Center, 38053 Live Oak Ave. in Dade City from 5-6:30 p.m. Presented by the District School Board of Pasco County and the Pasco County Clerk and Comptroller’s Office.
April 7 – Joe Kiefer Golf Tournament – The Dade City Chamber of Commerce presents the 32nd annual golf tournament at Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club, 12900 Lake Jovita Blvd. Registration begins at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Registration deadline is March 31. Visit dadecitychamber.org for a full list of registration and sponsorship opportunities or call the Chamber at (352) 567-3769 for information.
April 7 – Florida Bats – Join Shari Clark, with Florida Bat Conservancy, as we listen to a bat program, see live bats and go look and listen for wild bats. Cost is $3/vehicle or annual park pass. Held from 6-7:30 p.m. at Dade Battlefield, 7200 C.R. 603 in Bushnell. Call (352) 793-4781 for information.
April 8 – Farmers Market – Held in the San Antonio City Park from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The market, sponsored by the Rotary Club of San Antonio, will offer fresh produce, hand-crafted wine, yard art, plants, jams and jellies, dog treats, honey and other bee products, repurposed glass items, dried herbs and herbal products and baked goods. Hungry shoppers will be able to purchase hot dogs, popcorn, coffee and sodas. Vendor spaces are available for a fee of $25. Contact Winnie Burke at (352) 437-5161 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
April 8 – Birdies and Blackjack – The Zephyrhills Bulldog Booster Club presents a golf tournament and casino night event, Mardi Gras style. Held at Silverado Golf & Country Club, 36841 Clubhouse Drive, with a 9 a.m. shotgun golf tournament. A trick shot artist will be on hand for entertainment. Park three poker challenges with payouts for top three finishers. Casino Night starts at 6 p.m. with a slew of classic casino games, music, food and raffles. Don’t forget to dress up for the masquerade contest with prizes for winners. Contact Randy at (216) 780-4485 or email@example.com for tickets or information. Must be 21 to participate at Casino Night.
April 8 – Hittin’ the Road for Hospice – This year’s annual motorcycle poker run is set. Riders will be cruising across Pasco County. The run starts at Harley-Davidson of New Port Richey, 5817 S.R. 54. Check-in, registration, and breakfast at 8 a.m. and last bike out at 10 a.m. Post-run celebration starts at 1 p.m. at the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Zephyrhills #3752, at 4149 New River Road. Visit www.HittinTheRoadForHospice.org to register.
April 8 – Spring Arts and Craft Fair – The Lighthouse Crafters of Southport Springs will be holding their annual arts and crafts fair from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the clubhouse located just off Chancey Road. Vendors will be displaying beautiful handmade items and a bake sale and Chinese auction will also be featured. Call Linda at (813) 778-1359 for information.
April 8 – Jelly Bean Fling – A new event for the Pioneer Florida Museum & Village including a visit with the Easter Bunny, an Easter bonnet parade and egg hunts. You’ll also have a chance to visit all of the wonderful exhibits at the museum. Held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at 15602 Pioneer Museum Road. Call (352) 567-0262 or visit www.pioneerfloridamuseum.org for information.
April 13 – Last Bingo of Season – Florida Hospital Zephyrhills (FHZ) will host its last Bingo program until autumn from 2-3 p.m. in the hospital’s Creation Café at 7050 Gall Blvd. The speaker will be Natasha Forbes-Thorne, OTR, MBA/HCM, FHZ’s director for acute care rehabilitation. Homemade peanut butter pie will be served along with hot coffee while a few games of Bingo are played and prizes are presented to winners. Due to space limitations, reservations are required. Call (877) 534-3108 for information and reservations.
April 15 – Eggs in the Park – Free annual event for children ages 0-12 and their families. Egg hunt starts promptly at 10 am for all ages followed by several games and relays. Held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Dade Battlefield, 7200 C.R. 603 in Bushnell. Call (352) 793-4781 for information.
April 18-30 – Tunes In Bloom – As part of our New Moon Concert Series, join St. Leo Singers, St. Leo Chambers Singers, Saint Leo Rhythm Machine and Saint Leo Strings for a musical showcase starting at 7 p.m. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. Seating is limited. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure your place in the audience. Don’t forget to indicate the number of seats you’d like to reserve. Held at the Black Box Theatre, Benedictine Hall at the west end of campus, 33701 S.R. 52, with its own parking entrance.
April 29 – Free Diabetic Education Class – If you were recently diagnosed with diabetes or struggles with managing your diabetes, then this certified education class will help you. Presented in a group setting by Bayfront Health Medical Group. Held from 10-11 a.m. at 13100 Fort King Road, Medical Plaza I, Classroom 108. Call (352) 567-6763 fro information or to reserve your space.
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