THURSDAY, DEC. 5

A blood drive will be held, 1-6 p.m., at the Pearl of the West Masonic Lodge No. 146, 6319 Louisiana Ave., New Port Richey, in partnership with One Blood. There will be a gift for each donor. An open house will be held for the lodge, 5-6:30 p.m. For more information about the drive, call 1-888-9-DONATE.

Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 S.R. 54, Trinity: Childbirth preparation class, four-week series, 6-8 p.m. Dec. 5-19 and Jan. 2. For reservations call 727-834-5630 or visit www.MedicalCenterTrinity.com.

Faith United Methodist Church, 12128 S.R. 52, Hudson, holds “Supper At The CHurch” at 5 p.m. every Thursday. The meal includes a main course with two side dishes, bread, dessert and a beverage. This week’s main dish is roast pork. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children. Carry out dinners are available until 6 p.m. Call 727-856-5000 for more information.

CARES Elfers Center, 4136 Barker Drive, New Port Richey: Crafters for Charity, 8:30-11 a.m.; Silver Sneakers Classic, 10:15 a.m. Free with card; Bridge, from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The cost is $4. Call 727-847-1290.

CARES Rao Musunuru, M.D. Activity Center, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson: Crafters for Charity, 8:30-11 a.m. The cost is $1; Silver Sneakers Chair Yoga, 8:45 a.m. Free for members and $3 for nonmembers; SHINE, from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Get answers to your health insurance questions. Call 1-800-963-5337 for appointment; Tai Chi, 10-11 a.m. The cost is $3. Call 727-863-6868 for more information.

A free community dinner is served, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, at Joining Hands Mission United Methodist Church, 4204 Thys Road, New Port Richey. Call 727-842-8136 or visit www.joininghandsmissionchurch.org.

New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St.: Storytime: Rhymes to Readers, 11 a.m.; Bonjour Mes Amis, 2 p.m. Attendees practice conversational French; Teen Yoga Series, 5 p.m. Call 727-853-1279.

Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road: Mahjong Morning, 10 a.m.-noon; Little Crafts for Little Kids, 1:30 p.m., for ages 2 to 5. Call 727-861-3040.

Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey: Color Me Happy, 10 a.m.; Read to the Sharing Our World Therapy Dogs, 4:30 p.m. Children in kindergarten through fifth grade read to a specially trained therapy dog. Call 727-861-3049.

South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday: Storytime, 11:15 a.m.-noon, for ages 2 to 5; I Heart Technology, 2 p.m. Adults and seniors learn about computers, smart phones and tablets; Teen Advisory Board, 4 p.m. Call 727-834-3331.

FRIDAY, DEC. 6

A roast beef dinner will be served, 5-6:30 p.m., by the social committee of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 5340 High St., New Port Richey. Doors open at 4:45 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults and $7 for children under 12. Drive thru service available. Call 727-849-7521 to reserve a meal.

CARES Elfers Center, 4136 Barker Drive, New Port Richey: Stained Glass, 8-11:30 a.m. The cost is $4; Yoga Chair on Floor, 9 a.m. The cost is $4; Silver Sneakers Yoga, 10 a.m. The cost is $4; Gentle Exercise, 11 a.m. The cost is $4; Mahjong, noon. The cost is $4; Ballroom Dancing, 2 p.m. The cost is $6. Call 727-847-1290.

A Christmas craft and bake sale will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Friday, by Our Lady’s Guild of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 4843 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday. It will also be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday. Call 727-938-1974 for more information.

CARES Rao Musunuru, M.D. Activity Center, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson: Silver Sneakers Classic, 8:45 a.m. Free for members, $3 for nonmembers; Line Dance: Intermediate, 10-11 a.m., Advanced, 11 a.m.-noon. The cost is $3. Call 727-863-6868 for more information.

New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St.: Blockbuster Matinee, noon. Call 727-853-1279.

Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road: Chair Yoga, 10 a.m. Instructor Led; Knitters for Charity, from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Call 727-861-3040.

Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey: Signing for Everyday Living, 1 p.m. This is a five-week course presented by the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services of Florida, Inc.; Friday Afternoon Films: “The Man Who Invented Christmas,” 2 p.m. Call 727-861-3049.

South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday: Baby Time, 11:15 a.m. Books, bubbles and rhymes for babies under 2; Color Me Happy, 2 p.m., for adults. Call 727-834-3331.

SATURDAY, DEC. 7

The 2019 Mistletoe Market will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Atria Windsor Woods, 13707 Dallas Drive, Hudson. There will be gifts, crafts and prize drawings. The cost is 727-869-3533.

A blood drive will be held, 9 a.m.-noon, at American Legion Paradise Post 79, 5329 Legion Place, New Port Richey. Identification is required prior to donation. All donors will receive a wellness checkup. Schedule an appointment online at www.oneblooddonor.org, and use sponsor code #12269, or call 1-888-936-6283. Call Post 79 Blood Chairman Terry Wells at 727-204-4931 for more information.

An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast will be held, 7:45-11 a.m., at the Holiday United Church of Christ, 4826 Bartelt Road, Holiday. The breakfast will include plain, blueberry and chocolate chip pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee. The cost is $4.50 for adults and free for children. Visit Holidayucc.com or call 727-937-1520 for more information.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay will hold its “Big Orientation,” 10:30 a.m.-noon, at New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St. Attendees will learn about the variety of offered programs and the requirements to become a “Big.” Visit www.bbbstampabay.org or call Deb Kristol-Irwin at 813-997-6881.

A Home Depot Kids Workshop will be held, 9 a.m.-noon, at Home Depot, 1315 U.S. 19 N., Holiday. Presented by the Centennial Park Library. For more information, call the South Holiday branch at 727-834-3331.

CARES Rao Musunuru, M.D. Activity Center, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson: Yoga, 10 a.m. The cost is $5. Call 727-863-6868 for more information.

New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St.: Every Day English Conversation Class, 2 p.m.; Solar Power: Holiday Bow Wrapping Workshop, 3 p.m. Registration required. Call 727-853-1279.

Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road: Climate Reality Project, 10:15 a.m. Call 727-861-3040.

Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey: Lego Mania and More, 11 a.m.; Books and Bites: A Scandal in Memphis, 2 p.m. There will be discussion about the real-life scandal that served as the basis for “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate. Call 727-861-3049.

SUNDAY, DEC. 8

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, DEC. 9

Women’s Connection of New Port Richey will hold a luncheon meeting from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey. The guest speaker, Karen Butterton, will share a story, “The Broken Road: Broken Promises, Pieces and Heart – How They Were Restored.” There will be a flute duet, Christmas carols and games. The cost is $15. For required reservations, by Saturday, call Linda at 727-856-4042 or Betty at 727-807-6760.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay will hold its “Big Orientation” 5:30-7 p.m. at WellCare Office in the Southgate Shopping Center, 5113 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. Attendees will learn about the variety of offered programs and the requirements to become a “Big.” Visit www.bbbstampabay.org or call Deb Kristol-Irwin at 813-997-6881.

CARES Elfers Center, 4136 Barker Drive, New Port Richey: Tai Chi Beginners, 8:45 a.m. Tai Chi Advanced, 9:30 a.m. The cost is $4; Beginning Knitting, 10 a.m. The cost is $4; Silver Sneakers Circuit, 10 a.m. Free with card; Gentle Exercise, from 11 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. The cost is $4. Call 727-847-1290.

CARES Rao Musunuru, M.D. Activity Center, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson: Hearing Clinic, 9:30-11 a.m. There will be ear wax checks and removal, screenings, hearing aids service, and one free package of batteries; Tai Chi, 10 a.m. The cost is $3; Silver Sneakers Classic, 11:30 a.m. Free for members, $3 for nonmembers. Call 727-863-6868 for more information.

New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St.: Qi Gong, 10 a.m.; Chair Yoga, 2 p.m.; Gentle Yoga, 3:15-4:15 p.m.; Writers Workshop, 4:30 p.m. Read your work and receive helpful critiques; Game Creation Club, 5 p.m. Call 727-853-1279.

Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road: Baby Time, 10:15 a.m., for babies under 18 months. Call 727-861-3040.

Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey: Twisted Stitchers, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. This is a crochet club for adults; Pet Nutrition Demo, 6:30 p.m., in partnership with Pasco County Animal Services. There will be a cooking demonstration. Call 727-861-3049.

South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday: Ask a Master Gardener, 1-2 p.m.; Master Gardener: Holiday Centerpieces, 2 p.m. Bring small wire cutters and scissors if possible. The cost is $15. Advance registration and payment are required. Visit Eventbrite.com and search “Holiday centerpieces.” Call 727-834-3331.

TUESDAY, DEC. 10

Morton Plant Mease Experts will hold a “How Weight Affects Your Health” seminar, 1 p.m., at Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, Bekesh Education & Conference Center, 6600 Madison St., New Port Richey. Led by Family Medicine Physician Lisa Ferreira, M.D. To pre-register, call 727-953-6877 or visit www.BayCareEvents.org.

The Roundtable Computer Users Group will meet at 1 p.m. at the South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Road, Holiday. The public is welcome. Call Bill at 727-841-8282 or visit www.tinyurl.com/2944bj7.

CARES Elfers Center, 4136 Barker Drive, New Port Richey: Hand Quilters for CARES, 8-11:30 a.m.; Silver Sneakers Classic, 10 a.m.; Hearing Clinic, 10 a.m. There will be free wax removal and hearing aid batteries; Bunco, 3:30 p.m. The cost starts at $4. Call 727-847-1290.

CARES Rao Musunuru, M.D. Activity Center, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson: Silver Sneakers, 9-10 a.m. Free for members, $3 for nonmembers; Rug Hookers, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Bring your own project. The cost is $4. Call 727-863-6868 for more information.

Storytime at J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex, 2830 Gulf Trace Blvd., Holiday, will be held 10:15 a.m. for ages 2 to 5. Presented by Centennial Park Library. Call the South Holiday Library at 727-834-3331.

New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St.: Tasty Tuesdays Local Organic Market, 10 a.m. UF-IFAS Nutrition Demo, 10:30 a.m.; Kids Yoga, 11 a.m. Bring a yoga mat or beach towel; SCORE: Small Business, 5:30 p.m. Call 727-853-1279.

Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey: Sewing Basics: Christmas Ornaments, 10 a.m.; Delicious Dishes: Peppermint Ice Cream, 4:30 p.m., for tweens in grades four through seven. Registration required; Mom and Baby Support Group, 6-7:30 p.m. This is a weekly group to provide free breastfeeding and mothering support. Sponsored by WIC and the Florida Department of Health; Ukulele Strum and Sing, 6 p.m. Call 727-861-3049.

Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road: Premier Community Healthcare, 1-4 p.m. A representative will provide assistance with the applications for Medicaid, food stamps, Florida Kid Care and Health Insurance Marketplace; Pet Photos with Santa, 2 p.m. Registration required; Tuesday Afternoon Stitchers, 3:30-5:30 p.m. This is a needlework group for all ages and levels of experience. Call 727-861-3040.

South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday: Mobile Medical Unit, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Pasco residents can receive basic health care at no charge. Emergency services are not provided; Lego Maniacs, 4:30 p.m. DUPLO blocks will be provided for younger attendees. Call 727-834-3331.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11

Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point will hold a weight management information seminar, 6 p.m., at the Rao Musunuru, M.D., Conference Center, 14100 Yosemite Drive, Hudson. The seminar will be presented by Donald Fridley, II, D.O. Call 727-869-5498 for required reservations.

CARES Elfers Center, 4136 Barker Drive, New Port Richey: Zumba Gold Silver Sneakers, 10-11 a.m. Free with card; Yoga Stretch Silver Sneakers, 10:15-11:15 a.m. Free with card; Organist Live Music, noon; Line Dancing, 1 p.m. The cost is $4. Call 727-847-1290.

CARES Rao Musunuru, M.D. Activity Center, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson: Zumba/Silver Sneakers, 9-10 a.m. Free for members, $3 for nonmembers; Doll Making, 9:30-11 a.m. The cost is $1; Beginner Line Dance, 11 a.m. The cost is $3; Yoga, 6 p.m. The cost is $5. Call 727-863-6868 for more information.

Lego Club at J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex, 2830 Gulf Trace Blvd., Holiday, will be held, 4-5 p.m. Presented by Centennial Park Library. Call the South Holiday Library at 727-834-3331.

New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St.: H.E.R.O.: Helping to Educate Regarding Orientation, 4 p.m. A peer support group for LGBTQ teens, ages 13 to 17: Everyday English Conversation Class, 6:30 p.m. Call 727-853-1279.

Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey: Baby Storytime, 10:20 a.m., for babies under 18 months; Toddler Storytime, 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., for children 18 to 36 months; Preschool Storytime, noon; Level Up, 2-4 p.m. Children in kindergarten through fifth grade play giant games, board games and the Nintendo Switch; Anime Club, 4 p.m., for children in grades eight through twelve. Call 727-861-3049.

Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road: Chair Yoga, 10 a.m. DVD Led; Holiday Songs on the Piano, 2 p.m.; Holiday Floral Arrangement, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Registration required; Studio H Orientation, 6 p.m. Call 727-861-3040.

South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday: Artsy Craftsy, 2 p.m. Bring supplies or use the provided to make holiday decorations. Call 727-834-3331.

PLANNING AHEAD

The New Port Richey Shrine Club will hold a Christmas party, 6-11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at Timber Greens Country Club, 6333 Timber Greens Blvd., New Port Richey. The public is welcome. The cost is $40 and includes dinner. RSVP before Monday by calling Ron Bart at 727-845-4190.

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