News of the Week

Photos by Richard Riley

Sep. 7 – The Market Place – The event returns with a variety of vendors, crafts, foods and more! The Market place is open to the public from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Hibiscus Park, Seventh Street and Bougainvillea Avenue in front of Dade City Garden Club. Call (352) 424-4972 for information and vendor opportunities.

Not Sep. 7 – David West posts:

            IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT DADE CITY CRUISE IN! Please read and share with others who may need to know. 

            THERE WILL BE NO SEPTEMBER CRUISE-IN (Labor Day weekend). 

            NEXT CRUISE-IN, OCTOBER 5, 2019. 

            NEW LOCATION: The Cruise In is relocating two blocks to the west of its current location to TJ's Deli (SR 52/Meridian and 9th St.) and the American Legion Hall (right behind TJ's at Church Ave. and 9th St. We will also use the large open (shaded) field across the street from the American Legion Hall on Church Ave.

            NEW TIME: Noon - 5 pm. first Saturday each month, October through May.

            Please share and help spread the word. Thank you.

Sept. 7 – Hummingbirds in the Garden – Learn from an accomplished hummingbird lover and birder how to attract these unique birds to your yard, including species that rarely make Florida their home. This seminar will highlight the best plants, trees and shrubs as well as where to locate them.  Also, the importance of feed and water to help you create the perfect hummingbird home. Join members of the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension at this free seminar, located at 15029 14th St., from 9-10 a.m.


Sept. 8 – Music at the Monastery: “Oh, Jonah” – This concert will be presented by the First Presbyterian Church of Dade City from 2-4 p.m. A reception will follow the concert. Free will donations welcome. The event will be held at 12138 Wichers Road, St Leo.

Sept. 10 – Saint Leo Univ.  --An Evening of Music with the Hollingsworth Trio – All are invited to this evening of classical chamber music beginning at 7 p.m. at Saint Leo University, 33701 S.R. 52, in Lewis Hall. The featured artists are Michael Sedloff on cello, Mark Thielen on violin, and Matthew Corl on piano. Admission is free and parking is available at no charge. No reservations are required. Email the or leave a phone message at (352) 588-8401 for information.

Sept. 10 – Girl’s Night Out: Call Me Crafty – Drop off the kids, invite a friend or family member and enjoy a night out with the girls. Paint your own farmhouse sign while enjoying fellowship, food and fun with friends. AdventHealth Dade City, 13100 Fort King Road, has partnered with The Dade City Magnolia House to help you embrace your inner DIY. There will also be a meet and greet with Jennifer Roller, MD, Hors d’oeuvres and more. The fun begins at 6 p.m. Seats are limited. Visit to register.

Sept. 12 – Bingo Bonanza – From 2-3 p.m., come and enjoy a few games of Bingo, prizes and refreshments as Lowell Clark, MD, CMD, Medical Director of our new 45-bed Transitional Care Unit, shares how this unit can help you make a smooth transition from your hospital stay to your home. The fun will take place at AdventHealth Dade City, 13100 Fort King Road, in classrooms 107 and 108. Call (833) 300-2371 to make a reservation.

Sept. 13-14 – Book Bazaar – From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. the Hugh Embry Library will be offering great bargains on gently used best sellers. Audio and video media, magazines and related materials will also be available for a modest cost. Call the library at (352) 567-7449 for information.

Sept. 14 – San Antonio Farmer’s Market – Enjoy shopping and visiting under the shady oaks in San Antonio City Park, 12202 Main St. Visitors will find a variety of vendors selling fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods, honey, jams & jellies, plants, yard art, jewelry, and so much more. Special this month will be a Pop-up Clothes Boutique. There will be free children’s activities, a basket chance drawing, and music by the Barking Dogs. Mr. Jim’s famous Hot Dogs will be available for purchase. Call (352) 437-5161 for more information or to reserve a space. The market will run the second Saturday of each month September through May and is sponsored by the Rotary Club of San Antonio.

Sept. 14 – Fall Harvest Celebration – Visit the Cottage Shoppes, 14110 Seventh St. for antiques, collectables, farm décor, soaps, and crafts, and a nice selection of Maine Maple products and specialty foods. The event begins at 10 a.m. and ice cream with warm maple syrup will be served from 2-4 p.m.

Sep. 14 – East Pasco Friends of NRA Banquet – This annual dinner will be held from 5:30-10 p.m. at Dan Cannon Auditorium at the Pasco County Fairgrounds, 36722 S.R. 52, and raises money for the foundation to support shooting sports, gun safety, hunter’s education and more. Contact Jean Nathe at (813) 783-4364 for information.

Sept. 15 – Roaring 20’s Fundraiser – Hosted by the East Pasco Democratic Club, the event will feature a wine tasting provided by Tropical Wine Shop, dancing, a photo booth, silent movies, and games. Proceeds will benefit Sunrise of Pasco. The Speakeasy will be held at The Clubhouse, 10249 U.S. 98, Across from Hillbilly Farms from 2-5 p.m. Reservations are required by Sept. 9. Call (813) 780-7178 for information and registration.

Sept. 19 – Cowboy Troy, Live in Concert – Held at the Dan Cannon Auditorium at the Pasco County Fairgrounds on S.R. 52, a pre-show social hour begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and the concert at 8:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit Dade City Kiwanis Foundation, AdventHealth Zephyrhills Heart Institute, Sunrise of Pasco, The Thomas Promise, Boys & Girls Club of Lacoochee, Humane Society of Pasco County, Habitat for Humanity of East & Central Pasco County, and Operation Heart Felt. Call (813) 714-0435 for information.

Sept. 19 – Keys to Good Communication – For our relationships to thrive at home, work or in the community, it’s important to speak appropriately, listen and provide feedback. Andrés Sequera, AdventHealth Dade City Chaplain, will share ways to communicate effectively. This discussion will take place at AdventHealth Dade City, Classroom 108 13100 Fort King Road. Call (813) 779-6476 to make a reservation.

Sept. 21 – Reunion of the Decades – Hosted by Pasco High School Class of 1979 and welcoming the Class of 1989. Proceeds fund Pasco High School Scholarships. Early bird tickets should be purchased by Aug. 15. Tickets include admission, dinner, dancing and a donation to scholarship. All reservations must be made by Sept. 10. Sponsorship opportunities available. For information call Nancy Alfonso (352) 424-4000 or email The reunion will run from 5:30-10:30 p.m. at Waller Ranch, 17307 Powerline Road.

Sept. 23 – Incubator Kitchen Unveiling – UF/IFAS Pasco Extension will be unveiling its new Incubator Kitchen, located at 15029 14th St., from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Contact Elizabeth Urquiola at (352) 521-1254 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information.

Sept. 26 – Win Your Battle with Pain Management – Rafael Santiago, MD, will discuss how you can get relief from your pain so you can find joy in life again. Free blood pressure screenings will be offered from 11-11:45 a.m., and the program will begin at noon. This free program will be offered at AdventHealth Dade City, 13100 Fort King Road. Call (813) 779-6476 to make a reservation.

Oct 5   Noon   Pasco County Old Timers Picnic.  County Fair   Madill bldg.

Oct. 5 – St. Joe Fall Festival – All are welcome to come and enjoy arts and crafts, live music, beer and wine garden, children’s games and prizes, pumpkin patch and so much more. $15 for all day wristband for children, Free admission and Parking. The fun takes place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Sacred Heart Parish, 32145 St Joe Road.

Oct. 7 – Holes for Hope – Sunrise of Pasco invites the community this annual fundraiser golf tournament at Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club, 12900 Lake Jovita Blvd. All funds will be used towards aiding Sunrise’s programs and services throughout the year for events, supplies, and participant needs. Call (352) 521- 3358 for information.

Oct. 12 – Scarecrow Festival – From 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Pioneer Florida Museum and Village, 15602 Pioneer Museum Road, come and build your own scarecrow and get pictures taken with Ruby Cornbread. There will also be games, bounce house, pony rides, rock painting, and entertainment by Mr. Tommy. Visit for information.

Oct. 12 – Dade City Monarch Butterfly Festival – Presented by The Dade City Youth Council and Dade City Garden Club, this free family event will educate and celebrate the Monarch Butterfly from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Hibiscus Park. The event will feature informational booths, presentations, plant sale, and hands-on activities for the kids. for more information.

Oct. 18 – Bellamy Brothers at Rattlesnake Festival – The concert will be held at 7 p.m. in the Dan Cannon Auditorium on the Pasco County Fairgrounds the night before the traditional festival days on Oct. 19 and 20. After the performance, the Bellamy Brothers will be available to sign autographs at their merchandise tables. Call (813) 312-7119 for information or to purchase tickets.

Oct. 19-20 – Silverhawk Native American Flute Gathering and Arts & Crafts – Free parking and admission, fun for the whole family. Vendors welcome, call (813) 763-2118 for information and vendor fee. The event takes place from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Withlacoochee River Park. Call the park at (352) 567-0264 for information and camping rates.

Nov. 11 – Veteran’s Day Remembrance – A ceremony will take place from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at Zephyr Park, 38116 Fifth Ave., Zephyrhills.   All are welcome.