Archive for April, 2012

Special Events – April & May 2012

Cotee River Flute Circle – Spring Concert
Thurs, Apr. 12, 6PM, no charge

Caladesi Memories
Mon, Apr. 16 at 6PM, no charge
Terry Fortner, granddaughter of Yesteryear I Lived in Paradise Author Myrtle Scharrer Betz, gives a talk accompanied with pictures of the authentic island homestead.

Dinner For Six
Sat, Apr. 28 at 7PM and Sun, Apr. 29 at 2PM, Donation
An original play by local playwright Lil Barcaski, produced by Showcase Arts Foundation, Inc.

Too much wine can make you do crazy things.  Don’t miss this hilarious, twisted comedy that explores sexual identity and the parameters of relationships.  A $10 donation will be requested at the door.  All proceeds benefit: The Showcase Arts Foundation.

Earth Day
Sat, Apr. 21, 9-1PM in the NPR Library Courtyard, no charge
The City’s Environmental Committee is hosting its first Earth Day Celebration and Fair on Sat, April 21, 9-1PM in the NPR Library Courtyard. Earth Day is celebrating its 42nd anniversary, uniting people of all nationalities and backgrounds both to appreciate and work toward sustaining our planet. The City of New Port Richey’s celebration includes a “Friends of the Library” book sale, vendors from local businesses and entertainment. This is an opportunity to learn how your community works together for a sustainable future. Sponsored by the Leaning Tower of Pizza and Ecology Florida.

Forks Over Knives
Sun, May 6 at 2PM, no charge
This film examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods. The major storyline in the film traces the personal journeys of a pair of pioneering researchers, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn. Dr. Campbell, a nutritional scientist at Cornell University, was concerned in the late 1960′s with producing “high quality” animal protein to bring to the poor and malnourished areas of the third world. While in the Philippines, he made a life-changing discovery: the country’s wealthier children, who were consuming relatively high amounts of animal-based foods, were much more likely to get liver cancer. Dr. Esselstyn, a top surgeon and head of the Breast Cancer Task Force at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic, found that many of the diseases he routinely treated were virtually unknown in parts of the world where animal-based foods were rarely consumed. The idea of food as medicine is put to the test. Throughout the film, cameras follow “reality patients” who have chronic conditions from heart disease to diabetes. Doctors teach these patients how to adopt a whole-food, plant-based diet as the primary approach to treat their ailments – while the challenges and triumphs of their journeys are revealed.

Thurs, May 17 at 6PM, no charge
The library’s favorite Celtic Folk Duo is back, weaving lush harmonies with fiery rhythms. Enjoy Juniper’s jigs, reels, airs and original alternative folk compositions.

Elan Chalford & Big Jim Allen – fiddle & ukulele
Thurs, May 24 at 6PM, no charge
This program includes both original songs and covers of well known tunes. Join us for a rockin sockin performance of hot fiddle and thrilling vocals.