Jan. 21 – MEGA Pantry Pasco County Grocery Pickup – If you are in need of food, stop by John S. Burkes Memorial Park, 13220 Gene Nelson Blvd. in Dade City from 1:30-4 p.m. to receive some free groceries. No ID, paperwork or screening is required and all are welcome. The pantry operates rain or shine every Thursday as long as it is safe to distribute. There will be signs directing you once you enter the park and volunteers will load the food directly into your vehicle, practicing social distancing guidelines. Make a Difference needs volunteers each Thursday at 12:30 p.m. Call (352) 437-3466 or email email@example.com to sign up to volunteer.
Jan. 21 / Jan. 26 – How to Apply for a Business Loan – This two-part webinar series, presented by Pasco Hernando SCORE member Ken Nadler from Noon-1 p.m., will focus on preparing a financial business plan to accompany a loan application. Attendees must take both parts in sequence. Visit pascohernando.score.org to register.
Jan. 26 – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: An Easy Fix – Visit the AdventHealth Zephyrhills Facebook page at Noon to join in on a virtual health talk about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome by orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Randolph Knight. Registration is required at AHZephyrhills.com or by calling (877) 534-3108 for information.
Jan. 28 – Spotlight on Talent Entry Deadline – Entry applications are being accepted for the 38th Annual Heritage Arts Center Association Spotlight on Talent for children and youth through high school seniors until 5 p.m. for this performing arts competition through Jan. 28. Over $4,000 in cash prizes and trophies will be given away, including a $1,000 scholarship awarded to a graduating Pasco County senior. The preliminary contest will be held Feb. 13, 2021 and the final show will be held on March 6. Visit heritagearts.org for applications or information.
Jan. 28 – Starting a Business from Home – This webinar, presented by Pasco Hernando SCORE member Sharon Eldridge from 6-7 p.m., will give the attendee some insight into the benefits of and training for having a business at home. Visit pascohernando.score.org to register.
Jan. 31 – Nova Era: Live – Talent, magnificent costuming and classical music with a modern groove are the trademarks of Nova Era. The band performs regularly at Downtown Disney as well as at international venues in Paris, Venice, Dubai, stateside and more. They will be performing at Pioneer Florida Museum & Village, 15602 Pioneer Museum Road in Dade City from 3-6 p.m. Gates open at 2 p.m. Heavy hors d’oeuvres are included and a cash bar will be available. This will be an outdoor event. Lawn chairs are welcome but no pets or coolers are allowed. Social distancing guidelines will be in place. Please wear a mssk inside buildings Museum passes or memberships are not valid for this fundraising event. Call (352) 567-0262 or visit pioneerfloridamuseum.org for information.
Feb. 4 – St. Anthony Catholic School Open House – St. Anthony Catholic School would like to invite you to their open house from 9 a.m-Noon. Small tours will be provided being mindful of our current CDC guideline circumstances. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (352) 588-3041 for information. St. Anthony is planning to open VPK in the 2021-22 school year. The school is located at 12155 Joe Herrmann Drive in San Antonio. Visit stanthonyschoolfl.org for information about the school.
Feb. 6 – Farm Fest & Quilt Show – Come out to the Pioneer Florida Museum & Village at 15602 Pioneer Museum Road in Dade City from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. for a fun-filled day of draft horse pulls, a quilt show, syrup making, entertainment, vendors, food and more. Admission is $10 per person. Vendor applications are being accepted. Visit pioneerfloridamuseum.org for information or vendor registration.
Feb 6 – The Big Shred IV – Watch as professionals shred your sensitive, outdated documents for free from 10 a.m.-Noon at the Robert Sumner Judicial Center, 38053 Live Oak Ave. in Dade City. Shredding will be available for up to three copier-paper boxes or two tall kitchen trash bags of paper documents per vehicle. Please remove staples, paperclips or other metal clasps.
Feb 11-14 – Light ‘em Up Zephyrhills Auto Events / Sumter Swap Meet Winter Extravaganza – It’s time again for the Zephyrhills Winter Auto Events at Festival Park, 2738 Gall Blvd. Enjoy classic car shows, auctions, a valve cover show and race as well as a car corral and a huge swap meet featuring auto parts, tools, antiques and more. The annual event has been combined with the Sumter Swap Meet Winter Extravaganza for double the excitement and things to see at Festival Park. Food vendors will be available and there will be door prizes, giveaways and more. Please observe all COVID-19 guidelines. Visit zephyrhillsautoevents.com or call (813) 312-4009 for car show registration or information. Visit zhillsclassiccarauction.com or call (727) 267-6948 to register for the car auction. Also check out the regular monthly swap meet, car show and corral on the first Sunday of every month (except July and August) at the Sumter County Fairgrounds, 7620 S.R. 471 in Bushnell. Visit floridaswapmeets.com for information.
Feb. – 15-21 – Pasco County Fair – Don’t miss the sights and sounds of the 74th Annual Pasco County Fair. With many attractions, shows, competitions, as well as the midway and carnival, there’s sure to be something for everyone. Please observe current CDC mask and social distancing guidelines. The fairgrounds are located at 36722 S.R. 52 in Dade City. Visit pascocountyfair.com for tickets, information and updates.
Feb. 18 – Veteran Employment Fair – Join Congressman Gus Bilirakis from 1-4 p.m. for a free employment fair for veterans, Guard and Reserve members, as well as spouses of veterans and active duty personnel at Boltsmar Hockey Rink, 31220 Tampa Road in Oldsmar. Visit employflorida.com/vosnet/loginintro.aspx to register. Call (727) 608-2465 or email email@example.com for information. Note, this event will be held outdoors and will follow all CDC social distancing guidelines.
Feb. 19-20 – 2021 Carlisle Collector Car Auction – The 2021 Winter AutoFest in Lakeland may be canceled, but the 2021 Lakeland Collector Car Auction by Carlisle Auctions will still take place starting at 10:30 a.m. daily at the Sun ‘n Fun Expo, 4175 Medulla Road in Lakeland. COVID precautions will be observed for attendees. Bidders can also participate by phone or online. Call (717) 960-6400 or visit CarlisleAuctions.com for information.
Feb. 20 – Hittin’ The Road For Hospice – Join the ninth annual Hittin’ The Road for Hospice motorcycle poker run to raise funds for Gulfside Hospice. The event takes place from 9 a.m-2 p.m., beginning at Harley-Davidson New Port Richey, 5817 S.R. 54 and ending in a post-run celebration featuring entertainment, prizes, auction, vendors and more at Zephyrhills Elks Lodge #2731, 6851 Wire Road. Cash awards will be given to the first, second and third place poker hand winners. Visit hittintheroadforhospice.org for tickets, registration and information.
Feb. 26 & 27 – Pigz in Z’Hills BBQ & Blues Fest POSTPONED! – The Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce is rethinking the structure of the 11th annual Pigz in Z’Hills BBQ & Blues Fest at 5200 Airport Road due to extended COVID-19 precautions. Call (813) 782-1913 for information or visit zephyrhillschamber.org or facebook.com/zephyrhillschamber for updates.
March 20 – Dogs’ Day in Dade City – Join the canine crowd at Agnes Lamb Park, 14200 Ninth Street in Dade City for a tail-wagging event featuring a dog wagon parade, dog costume contest, K-9 challenge, Canine Got Talent contest, ice cream/yogurt eating contest as well as other fun and informative events for dogs and their owners. All dogs must be on a leash. Vendors are being accepted. Call (352) 424-4972 or visit dogsdayindadeicty.com for information or vendor applications.
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