Patch Minute: Lots of Big, Green Fun—and Pies!

What's going on in Carrollwood and beyond? Check out this Patch Minute for weekend event suggestions.

It's big, it's fun, and it's green: Learning Gate Community School's EcoFest will take over the school's 27-acre campus on Saturday. The event will feature 120 local vendors, from local artists to green products, organic farms and alternative health practicioners. It also will include live music, entertainment, a kids' zone workshops and demonstrations.

And, of course, there will be more than a few pies thrown at Patch editor Keli Sipperley. She agreed to be pied after the Land O' Lakes Patch Facebook page reached 1,000 fans. There will be a random drawing to select the lucky pie tossers. Want to double the pies? Become a Lutz Patch Facebook fan.

If You Go:
When:  Feb. 2, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Learning Gate Community School, 16215 Hanna Road in Lutz
More information: EcoFest Facebook page

Other weekend events happening nearby include:

Saturday, 8 p.m.
Jonathan Edwards performs at the Carrollwood Cultural Center. "Four decades into a stellar career of uncompromising musical integrity, the man simply delivers, night after night – songs of passion, songs of insight, songs of humor, all rendered in that pure and powerful tenor which, like fine wine, has only grown sweeter with age."

Super Bowl Party in Westchase
Sunday, noon
The Chase Club will have a Super Bowl party with free food, drink specials and prizes.

Truckin' for a Cure in Lutz
Friday, 5-9 p.m.
Food trucks, live music and fun await you at this monthly event to benefit the Suzanne Ciani Brain Cancer Foundation. Bring a lawn chair!

Fresh Market at The Shops at Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel
Saturday, 10 a.m.
The fresh market at Wiregrass features 50-70 vendors selling fresh, local, homemade, handcrafted and eco-friendly products. the market is held on the first and third Saturday monthly, year-round.

The Sound of Music - a Florida College Production in Temple Terrace
Saturday, 1 p.m.
The Florida College Drama Department presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music.

Cotee River Flute Circle Lesson and Meeting in New Port Richey
Saturday, 10:30 am.
Meet the Cotee River Flute Circle at the New Port Richey Library on the first Saturday of every month. The flute circle is a venue for beginners or recording artists who play Native American flute to share their skills, talents and experiences.

Henry & Ola Park Dog-Pack-Walk in Seminole Heights
Saturday, 9:30 a.m.
Join lots of dogs and their owners for a weekly "dog pack" walk. Make new canine and human friends!

Hyde Park Village Fresh Market in South Tampa
Sunday, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Outdoor market featuring 50-plus vendors selling only fresh, local, homemade, handcrafted and eco-friendly products. Held on the first Sunday monthly, year-round.

Hockey Classes in Brandon
Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m.
Learn to Skate and Play Hockey Classes are offered at the Brandon Ice Sports Forum, 1222 Elizabeth Place, Tampa, on Fridays and Saturdays. Students need to provide their own helmet, stick and glove.

70s-80s Blast from the Past Dance Party in Valrico
Saturday, Feb. 2, 10 p.m.
J.F. Kicks Bar and Grille hosts its first-ever dance party with dance contests, drinks specials and more. The night begins with a Twister party, then heads into the decades. 


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