THURSDAY, JAN. 16
Color Me Happy will be held at the Southgate Senior Center, 5352 Charlotte Ave, New Port Richey, 10-11 a.m., and at the J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex, 2830 Gulf Trace Blvd., Holiday, 4-5 p.m. Be creative, relax, socialize and have fun coloring intricate designs. Call the South Holiday Library at 727-834-3331.
New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St.: Storytime: Rhymes to Readers, 11-11:45 a.m.;
Bonjour Mes Amis, 2-4 p.m., attendees practice conversational French; Adult Acrylic Painting: Winterscape, 2-4 p.m., registration is required; Teen Yoga Series, 5-6:30 p.m., for students in sixth through twelfth grades. Call 727-853-1279.
Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey: Color Me Happy, 10 a.m.-noon; Not Your Mama’s Meatloaf, 2-3 p.m., registration is required. Learn how to make meatloaf with a modern twist; Read to the Sharing Our World Therapy Dogs, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Children in kindergarten through fifth grades read to a specially trained therapy dog. Call 727-861-3049.
FRIDAY, JAN. 17
City of New Port Richey’s 31st Annual Arbor Day Celebration, will be held at Frances Avenue Park, 5580 Frances Ave., New Port Richey, starting at 11 a.m. City council, staff members and fourth graders from Genesis Elementary School will honor “Tree City USA” location. For more information contact Marilyn deChant at 727-849-1626 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pasco Fine Arts Council, 4145 Fairford Drive, New Port Richey, is holding a reception for the 2020 Arts in 3 Dimensions exhibition and competition, 5-7 p.m. For more information call 727-845-7322 or visit www.pascoarts.org.
CARES Elfers Center, 4136 Barker Drive, Library Open, 9 a.m. – noon; SHINE, 9-11 a.m., provides free and unbiased health insurance counseling. Call 1-800-963-5337 for appointment; Silver Sneakers: Chair or Floor Yoga, 9-9:45 a.m., the cost is $3; Silver Sneakers: Yoga, 10-11 a.m., the cost is $3; Gentle Exercise, 11-11:45 a.m., the cost is $3; Mahjong, noon – 4 p.m. Call 727-847-1290.
Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey: Friday Afternoon Films, 2-4 p.m.; “Parks and Recreation” Trivia, 6-7 p.m. Call 727-861-3049.
SATURDAY, JAN. 18
Pasco Astronomers will be holding a Stargazing event at Starkey Wilderness Park, 10550 Wilderness Blvd., New Port Richey, from 7-9 p.m. The rain date is Saturday, Jan. 25 from 7-9 p.m. For more information contact Jack Brockhurst at 727-255-3083.
New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St.: Everyday English Conversation Class, 2-3 p.m., registration is required. Call 727-853-1279.
Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey: Creation Stations: Jiggle and Wiggle, 11 a.m. – noon. Explore things like Jell-O, jelly fish and wiggly worms. This is a hands-on and imaginative play experience for toddlers and preschoolers. Please dress to get messy. Call 727-861-3049.
SUNDAY, JAN. 19
A Blood Drive will be sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council Number 11680 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 5340 High St., New Port Richey, from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
MONDAY, JAN. 20
The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and works will be honored at the former Booker T. Washington School, 6105 Pine Hill Rd., Port Richey, starting at 11 a.m. The program will begin with a brief march simultaneously from both the Union Missionary Baptist Church of Pastor Philip at the eastern end of Pine Hill Road and from the Unity Church of Pastor Newman at the western end of Pine Hill Road. For more information call Dan Callaghan at 727-372-1742.
Revolution Roller Derby, a co-ed flat-track roller derby league, will hold a recruitment night, 7-10 p.m. every Monday night, at Spinnations, 8345 Congress St., Port Richey. No skating experience is required. Visit www.revolutionrollerderby.com for more information and tickets.
CARES Elfers Center, 4136 Barker Drive, New Port Richey: Tai Chi: Beginners, 8:45-9:45 a.m., the cost is $3; Tai Chi: Advanced, 9:30-10:30 a.m., the cost is $3; Choice Hearing Clinic, 10-11 a.m., provides ear wax check, ear wax removal, hearing screenings and the cleaning and servicing of hearing aids, including one free package of batteries; Beginning Knitting, 10 a.m. – noon, the cost is $3; Silver Sneakers: Circuit Training, 10:30-11:30 a.m., the cost is $3; Gentle Exercise, 11-11:45 a.m., the cost is $3; Library Open, noon – 4 p.m.; Portrait Class, noon – 2:30 p.m., the cost is $3. Portrait art using a live model. All mediums are welcome. Call 727-847-1290.
TUESDAY, JAN. 21
Suncoast Women in Networking will hold its monthly luncheon at Beef O’ Brady’s, 5546 Main St., New Port Richey, beginning at 11:30 a.m. For more information call Linda McFarland at 727-863-6151.
CARES Elfers Center, 4136 Barker Drive, New Port Richey: Silver Sneakers Classic, 10-11 a.m., the cost is $3; Call 727-847-1290.
New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St.: Tasty Tuesdays Local Organic Market, 10 a.m. –
noon; Kids Yoga, 11-11:45 a.m., for children aged newborn to 5 years. Bring your own mat or beach towel; Nature’s Creations: Seashell Wreaths, 2:30-4:30 p.m., registration is required; New Port Richey Writer’s Group, 4:30-8 p.m. Call 727-853-1279.
Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey: Wreck Your Journal, 4:30-5:30 p.m., for tweens in fourth through seventh grades. Registration is required. Bring your own journal or your imagination; Mom and Baby Support Group, 6-7:30 p.m.; Ukulele Strum and Sing, 6-7:30 p.m.; Coding for Kids: Scratch for Beginners, 6:30-7:30 p.m., this program is a six-week course for students in second through seventh grades, attendance at all six weeks is required. Registration is required and registering for the first week will guarantee you a spot for every succeeding week of the course. Bring your laptop, if you own one. Call 727-861-3049.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 22
CARES Elfers Center, 4136 Barker Drive, New Port Richey: Silver Sneakers: Zumba Gold, 10-11 a.m., the cost is $3; Silver Sneakers: Yoga Stretch, 10:15-11:15 a.m., the cost is $3; Book In a Bag Club, 1-2 p.m.; Line Dancing, 1-2:30 p.m., the cost is $3; Bay Area Elderly Legal Assistance, 1-3 p.m. An appointment is required. To see if you qualify, and to make an appointment, call the Legal Aid Line at 1-800-625-2257, Monday through Friday 8:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Open to residents of Pasco and Pinellas Counties; Call 727-847-1290.
New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St.: One-on-One Computer Class, 10 a.m. – noon, Registration required; Guten Tag: Intermediate German 2-3 p.m.; H.E.R.O.: Helping to Educate Regarding Orientation, 4-6 p.m., a peer support group for LGBTQ teens, ages 13 to 17. Call 727-853-1279.
Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey: Baby Storytime, 10:20-10:45 a.m., for newborns through 18 months; Toddler Storytime, 11-11:20 a.m. or 11:30-11:50 a.m.; Preschool Storytime, noon-12:30 p.m.; Cultural Cooks: Italy, 2-3 p.m., for adults and registration is required; The Great Escape Room: Roaring 20s, 4-5:30 p.m., for students in eighth through twelfth grades. Solve puzzles using clues contained in the room and escape before the hour is up. 727-861-3049.