ACOUSTIC JAM: A "Night of Acoustic Music," featuring Ernie Williams and Chicken Gizzards, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Daniel A. Cannon Memorial Library café area on the campus of Saint Leo University. The event is free and open to the public.
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POWWOW POWER: An Inter-Tribal Powwow and Festival will be held through Sunday at the Withlacoochee River Park, located off River Road, east of Dade City.
The event is sponsored by the Florida Native American Indian Society and begins with an opening dance at 7 p.m. today. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. For information, call (352) 583-5024. Featured will be Native American crafts and demonstrations, along with singing and dancing, storytelling and Native American foods. Camping sites are available.
HALLOWEEN HOWL: Main Street Zephyrhills will host its annual Halloween Howl from 4 to 9 p.m. along Fifth Avenue in downtown Zephyrhills. The event will include hair-raising hayrides, a haunted house, carnival games, safe trick-or-treating from street vendors and local businesses, a bounce house, food and live entertainment. A costume parade will be featured at 7 p.m., with line-up at 6:45 p.m. in front of the 7-Eleven store on Fifth Avenue. All participants will receive ribbons. For information call (813) 780-1414 or e-mail email@example.com.
AND CRUISE THE CITY: Main Street Zephyrhills' Saturday Nite Cruise-In will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. along Fifth Avenue in conjunction with the annual Halloween Howl. There is no entry fee to participate in the cruise-in that includes classic and vintage cars. Entrants are encouraged to bring candy to pass out to costumed participants. The cruise-in will also include a Volkswagen Halloween Extravaganza by TampaVW.net. Registration fee is $10 and categories of competition are scariest and funniest. Set up will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m. For information, call (813) 780-1414 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
STUFF IT: Create your own scarecrow at the Scarecrows 'N' Stuff event hosted by Heritage Park Foundation, to be held 10 a.m. to noon at the Land O' Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O' Lakes Blvd. Activities - while supplies last - include stuff your scarecrow; fall face paints; bouncing boogies; autumn crafts; howling hot dog snacks with jack o' lantern sugar cookies.
Suggested ages are 9 and young. For information, call (813) 929-1229.
WALK ON: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer will be held at the Shops at Wiregrass, located off Bruce B. Downs Boulevard. Hosted by the American Cancer Society, the national event raises money to fund breast cancer research and awareness to help end the disease. Persons walk in honor of breast cancer survivors and remembrance of those lost.There is no fee to participate but many secure pledges for participating. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the walk starting at 9 a.m.
DOWNTOWN SALE: Downtown Dade City Main Street Inc. will hold a fall rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on the streets around the historic Pasco County Courthouse on Meridian Avenue in downtown Dade City. The event will feature yard sale booths, as well as commercial vendors. Applications for vendor spaces are available on the Main Street website, www.visitdadecity.com.
PREVENT FIRES: A fire prevention open house will beheld from 2 to 6 p.m. at Zephyrhills Fire Rescue Station 2, 38410 Sixth Ave. Included will be health screenings by Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, high angle rescue presentation, nozzle knock down demonstration, the Pasco County Safety House, and fire extinguisher training.
SEVENTH ANNUAL FESTIVAL: Harvester United Methodist Church, 2432 Collier Parkway, Land O' Lakes will host the seventh annual fall festival and vendor craft sale 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be free games, drawings and door prizes. Live music will feature worship bands. For information, call (813) 948-2311 or visit .
CHICKEN AND DUMPLING DINNER: Trilby United Methodist Church is hosting a chicken and dumpling dinner at 37504 Trilby Road. Serving hours are 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. for a $7 donation. Dinner includes chicken and dumplings, vegetable, salad, roll, dessert and beverage. Proceeds benefit the ministries. For information, call (352) 583-2577.
SCANDINAVIAN CULTURAL FAIR: Held by the Sons of Norway, Sun Viking Lodge No. 607 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, the fair will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For details, call (727) 863-3145.
GET YOUR BARK ON: Dogtoberfest will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. at the center court of the Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Drive, off Bruce B. Downs Boulevard in Wesley Chapel. The event will feature a costume contest for dogs, along with live music.
DANCE PLANNED: The Dance Club of Betmar Acres will hold a Halloween table dance at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at Clubhouse 2 on Lakewood Drive, Zephyrhills. Music will be by mark Coolidge. Costumes are optional. Advance seating reservations will be obtained at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Clubhouse 2. If seats are left, they will be available at the door.
RUN FOR KICKS: State Sen. Mike Fasano officially will being the second 5K Run for the Kicks presented by Ingram's Karate Center on Nov. 6 at Starkey Wilderness Park in New Port Richey. Beginning at 8 a.m., followed by a 1-mil Fun Run at 9 a.m, all proceeds will benefit students selected for the USA karate team. Runners can register online at www.RaceSmith.com or at Starkey Wilderness Park the morning of the event. The family-friendly event includes morning refreshments, T-shirts, drawing prizes, chip timing technology and pasta for hungry participants after the run. For information, call (727) 372-7673 or (727) 969-4777.
COMEDY TONIGHT: The comedy "Caught in the Net" will be presented at the Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey, Saturday and Sunday and Oct. 29-31 and Nov. 5, 6 and 7. . Performances are 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; matinees, 2:30 p.m. Sundays. For information, call (727) 842-6777 or go to www.richeysuncoasttheatre.com.
O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A: A new production of "Oklahoma!" will be presented at the Show Palace Dinner Theater, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson, through Nov. 20. For details, call (727) 863-7949 or visit www.showpalace.net.
FIND A GREAT PUMPKIN: Faith United Methodist Church, 12128 State Road 52, Hudson, will have a pumpkin patch from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 31. Special events for children including face-painting, hay rides, games, storytelling and photo opportunities will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 30. A fall festival will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. For information, call (727) 856-5000.