THURSDAY, SEPT. 27
Free flu shots will be available, 9-11 a.m., at CARES Senior Health Clinic, 6640 Van Buren St., New Port Richey. Provided by Walgreens Pharmacy Professionals. Bring insurance card if available. The shot will be free for both insured and noninsured people. For required reservations, call 727-844-3077.
A caregiver support group by The Alzheimer’s Family Organization will be held, 6 p.m. the fourth Thursday of every month, at Atria Park of Baypoint Village, 7927 S.R. 52, Hudson. This group is for family members and friends caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. This is a free and confidential group. Call Support Group Leader Tonya Roberts at 352-232-5454.
A stroke support group is held by the Neuroscience Center of Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, 3 p.m. on the last Thursday of every month, at the Rao Musunuru, M.D., Conference Center, 14100 Yosemite Drive, Hudson. If you would like to attend, call 727-869-5498 or 800-741-5119.
West Florida Women’s Conservative Republican Network will meet at 6 p.m. at the River Ridge Golf Club, 11022 Tee Time Circle, New Port Richey. The business meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. A dinner is available for purchase. The program will be a presentation on the 13 Constitutional amendments on Florida’s ballot in November. Men and guests are also welcome. Contact President Ellouise Emke at email@example.com or 727-215-7496 for more information.
The Encouragers, a grief-loss group, will be held, 10 a.m., at Hudson First United Methodist Church, 13123 U.S. 19. Loraine Cors, education chair, will discuss “Unfinished business” and “Saying goodbye.” For more information, visit www.HudsonFirst UMC.org or call 727-868-6178.
The Fifth Wheels, a social club for single seniors, will hold dinner, 4:45 p.m., at Sioux City, 8515 Little Road, New Port Richey. Reservations required. Call 609-851-3790.
New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St.: Rhymes to Readers, 11 a.m.; Bonjour Mes Amis, 2 p.m. Attendees practice conversational French. Call 727-853-1279.
Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey: Color Me Happy, from 10 a.m. until noon, for adults. Supplies provided; Read to the Share Our World Therapy Dogs, 4:30 p.m., a story time with therapy dogs for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Call 727-861-3049.
Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road: Silly Storytime: Toddler, 10:15 a.m.; Silly Storytime: Preschool, 11 a.m.; Paws for Reading, 4:30 p.m. Children in kindergarten through fifth grade read to a furry friend to practice reading skills. Call 727-861-3040.
Centennial Park Branch Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday: Afternoon Movie, 1:15 p.m., for adults; Barking Good Reads, 4:30 p.m. Children in kindergarten through fifth grade read aloud to a furry friend to practice reading skills. Call 727-834-3204.
South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday: Storytime, 11:15 a.m., for children ages 2 to 5; Kids Read Aloud Book Club, 4:30 p.m., for grades three through five. Call 727-834-3331.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 28
Discussions with a Doctor: Diabetes will be held, 2-4 p.m., at CARES Rao Musunuru, M.D. Activity Center, 12417 Clock Tower Pkwy., Hudson. Presented by Florida Family Primary Care Center. Spanish interpreters will be on hand. For more information, call Michelle at 813-324-0344.
Pasco Fine Arts Council will hold a “monthly critique” group, 1-3 p.m., the last Friday of every month, at the Pasco Fine Arts Center, 4145 Fairford Drive, New Port Richey. For more information, or for an invitation, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St.: Dance Party, 11 a.m., for toddlers and pre-kindergarteners. Call 727-853-1279.
Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road: Chair Yoga, 10 a.m.; Knitters for Charity, from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Newcomers welcome. Call 727-861-3040.
Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey: Friday Afternoon Films, 2-4 p.m.; Friday Game Night, 5:30-7 p.m. Call 727-861-3049.
Centennial Park Branch Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday: Coupon Clip, Swap, Save, 2-3 p.m. Call 727-834-3204.
South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday: Baby Time, 11:15 a.m. Books, bubbles and rhymes for children under 2; Movies with Friends, a documentary film, 2 p.m. Call 727-834-3331.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 29
A stargazing event, led by local astronomers, will be held, 8-10 p.m., at the J.B. Starkey Wilderness Park, 10500 Wilderness Park Blvd., New Port Richey. Call Jack at 727-255-3083 for more information.
St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church’s thrift shop, 7922 S.R. 52, Hudson, will hold a thrift shop sell out, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Everything must go. Items include china, glassware, tools, gadgets, small appliances, books, basket and collectibles. The rain date is Oct. 6. Call 727-863-5646.
A book signing, featuring Robert Z. Hicks and Ashley Otis, will be held, 10 a.m., at That Little Bakery Café inside the CARES Elfers Center, 4136 Barker Drive, New Port Richey. Hicks, a local children’s book author, and Otis, an illustrator, will sign their new children’s book, “Danny the Dragon.” Call 727-847-1290 for more information.
“Youth Dash and Splash Aquathlon,” a swim and run untimed race, will be held, 8:30 a.m., at the New Port Richey Recreation & Aquatic Center, 6630 Van Buren St. The groups are ages 5-6, 7-10 and 11-14. The cost is $10 with pre-registration, and $15 on race day. Everyone will receive participation medals. Call 727-841-4560 for more information.
An environmental program, “Nine Principles of Sustainable and Environmentally Friendly Florida Landscaping,” will be held, 9 a.m., at J.B. Starkey Wilderness Park, 10500 Wilderness Park Blvd., New Port Richey, in the Starkey Environmental Education Center. This is presented by the University of Florida Agriculture Extension Service. Call Rick at 727-834-3247 for more information.
A car wash and bake sale will be held, 9 a.m., at the Moose Lodge 1747, 6825 Beach Blvd., Hudson. Proceeds will benefit Women of the Moose. Call 724-640-5348.
The West Pasco Historical Society will hold a fall grand opening celebration, 7 p.m. at Peace Hall, adjacent to the museum in Sims Park. Jeff Miller, museum historian and library director, will present “Pasco County from 1800s to Today.” A wine and cheese reception will follow. Donation is $5. Space is limited. Call Judith, 727-842-6821, or Annie, 727-777-2217. Tickets are also available at The White Heron Tea Room and Gift Shop, 6228 Grand Blvd, Port Richey.
Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road: Pre-Teen Arts and Crafts, 11 a.m. Call 727-861-3040.
South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday: Sew It Seams, 1-4 p.m. Call 727-834-3331.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 30
Joining Hands Mission United Methodist Church, 4204 Thys Road, New Port Richey, serves a free restaurant-style breakfast at 8 a.m. every Sunday. Call 727-264-1288 or visit www.joininghandsmissionchurch.org.
MONDAY, OCT. 1
Love and Loss Group will be held 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays, through Oct. 15, at Kontos Community Center in St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 9426 Little Road, New Port Richey. Anyone that has experienced a death is welcome. The group is free and on-going. Join during any week. Call 352-942-7424 for more information.
New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St.: Chair Yoga, 2 p.m.; Gentle Yoga, 3:15-4:15 p.m. Call 727-853-1279.
Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey: Twisted Stitchers: Crochet Club, 10 a.m.-noon; Chess Club, 4-6 p.m. Call 727-861-3049.
TUESDAY, OCT. 2
The Clearwater Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars meets at 11:30 a.m. the first Tuesday of every month at the Belleair Country Club, One Country Club Lane. Lunch will be served. Retired, active duty or former military officers and their spouses or widows are invited. New members are welcome. For required reservations call Lt. Col. George Smith at 727-786-5578.
Pasco Master Gardeners will hold “Ask a Master Gardener,” 5:30-6:30 p.m., at Hudson Library, 8012 Library Road. A fall vegetable gardening seminar will follow at 6:30 p.m., presented by UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Services. Call the extension service at 352-518-0156 for more information.
Alzheimer’s Family Organization Caregiver’s Support Group Meeting will be held, 10 a.m., at Regional Medical Center of Bayonet Point, 14000 Fivay Road, Hudson. Caregivers are welcome to attend. Contact Laura Arnold by phone, at 727-863-0176, or email, email@example.com for more information.
Holiday Tuesday Evening Al-Anon Family Group meet, 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays, at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church, Education Building, 4843 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday. This group offers help to the families and friends of problem drinkers and alcoholics. Call 352-697-0497 for more information.
New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St.: Tasty Tuesdays Local Organic Market, from 10 a.m. until noon.; Kids Yoga, 11 a.m.; Big Ideas, 4:30 p.m. Call 727-861-3040.
Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road: Tuesday Night Stitchers, 4:45 p.m. All skill levels welcome. Call 727-861-3040.
Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey: Game On, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Makerspace Open Hours, 5-8 p.m.; Family Storytime, 6 p.m.; Mom and Baby Support Group, 6-7 p.m. This is a weekly group to provide free breastfeeding and mothering support. Sponsored by WIC and the Florida Department of Health. Call 727-861-3049.
Centennial Park Branch Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday: Friends Book Club, noon. The group will discuss “Bookshop on the Corner” by Jenny Colgan; SCORE: How to Start a New Business Successfully, 5:30 p.m. Call 727-834-3204.
South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday: South Holiday Home School Monthly Meet Up, 3:30-4:15 p.m., for home schoolers in kindergarten through eighth grade and their parents; Lego Maniacs, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Duplo blocks will be provided for young attendees. Call 727-834-3331.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3
Banyan Fall Health Fair will be held, 9:30 a.m.-noon, at Banyan Senior Apartments, 11390 U.S. 19, Port Richey. The event will feature healthcare and wellness exhibits, health insurance options, blood pressure checks, vision screenings, captioned phones for hearing impaired, free COPD screenings, medical research opportunities, compounding pharmacy information and giveaways. Call 727-825-0018.
A breastfeeding course will be held, 6 p.m., at Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 S.R. 54, Trinity. For reservations call 727-834-5630 or visit www.MedicalCenterTrinity.com.
T.O.P.S. FL #416, “Take Off Pounds Sensibly,” support group meets at 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday at The New Lakes Civic Association, 8330 Civic Drive, Port Richey. The weigh-in is held 8:15-9:15 a.m. The first week is free. The annual fee is $32 with a $5 monthly chapter fee. Call Jill at 727-934-8699 for more information.
The Breast Cancer Support Group will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Medical Center of Trinity, 9332 S.R. 54, Suite 402, Trinity, in the American Cancer Society Resource Room. For required reservations, visit www.MedicalCenterTrinity.com or call 727-834-5630.
The Suncoast Maryland-Delaware-Virginia Club will meet, 1 p.m., at Villa Roma Italian Restaurant and Pizza, 1818 U.S. 19, Holiday. Former residents of Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and West Virginia are welcome to attend. For required reservations, call 727-942-4170.
NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group, a structured closed group open to those with a mental illness diagnosis, meets 7-8:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the WellCare Office in the Southgate Shopping Center, 5113 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. Call 727-992-9653.
New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St.: Guten Tag: Beginner, 12:30 p.m. Intermediate, 2 p.m. Registration required; Yu-Gi-Oh Battles, 4-7:30 p.m., for children ages 8 and up; H.E.R.O.: Helping to Educate Regarding Orientation, 4 p.m. A peer support group for LGBTQ teens, ages 13 to 17; QiGong, 7 p.m. Call 727-853-1279.
Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road: Baby Storytime, 10:15 a.m.; Social Circle, 1 p.m. Call 727-861-3040.
Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey: Baby Storytime, 10:30 a.m., for 16 to 18 months; Toddler Storytime, 11:15 a.m., for ages 1 to 2; Preschool Storytime, 11:45 a.m., for ages 3 to 5; Art Journaling for Beginners – Part Three, 2 p.m.; Teen Advisory Board Meeting, 4-5:30 p.m. Teens in grades six through 12 earn volunteer hours to plan teen library events. Call 727-861-3049.
Centennial Park Branch Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday: Storytime Plus, 10:15-11 a.m. Stories and songs for toddlers and preschoolers; Lego Club, 4:30 p.m., for ages 4 and up. Call 727-834-3204.
Pasco Fine Arts Center, 4145 Fairford Drive, New Port Richey, will hold two workshops in October. A life drawing workshop will be held by Pat Roguz from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8. “Handmade Papermaking” will be held by Ernesto Blanco from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. The class will teach how to use dyed paper pulp and natural fibers. For required registration and more information, visit www.pascoarts.org, call 727-845-7322 or sign up in person from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Please sign up at least one week prior to the workshop.