THURSDAY, DEC. 6
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 baked chicken. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children. Carry out dinners are available until 6 p.m. Call 727-856-5000 for more information.
New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St.: Rhymes to Readers, 11 a.m.; Dixie Blue Concert, 1 p.m.; Bonjour Mes Amis, 2 p.m. Attendees practice conversational French; Teen Yoga, 5 p.m.; Qi Gong, 7 p.m. Call 727-853-1279.
Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road: Mahjong Morning, from 10 a.m. until noon; 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.
Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey: Color Me Happy, from 10 a.m. until noon, for adults. Supplies provided; Papercrafting Fun: Holiday Greeting Cards, 2 p.m. Registration required; 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.
South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday: Storytime, 11:15 a.m., for ages 2 to 5; Tech Time, 2 p.m. Seniors and adults learn about computers, smartphones and tablets; Teen Volunteer Meeting and Pizza, 4 p.m. Teens earn volunteer hours by planning library events. Call 727-834-3331.
FRIDAY, DEC. 7
A blood drive will be held, noon-5 p.m., at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, 14000 Fivay Road, Hudson. All donors will receive a free OneBlood Fleece Blanket and a wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screening. Identification is required. Make an appointment at www.oneblooddonor.org and use sponsor code #12280.
The Gateway Gallery and Emporium, 6216 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey, will hold the Annual People’s Choice Award Ceremony and an exhibit opening reception for the featured artist of the month, Edda Juhl, 6-9 p.m. There will be refreshments and musical entertainment. Call 727-815-1222 or visit gatewaygalleryemporium.com.
A Christmas 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 $9 for children under 12. Drive thru service available. Call 727-849-7521 to reserve a meal.
Celebration of Lights is held 6-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 6-9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, at the Concourse and Safety Town, 11919 Alric Pottberg Road, Spring Hill, through Dec. 23. The cost is $10 per car. On Fridays and Saturdays, there will be Santa visits, along with train rides. The rides are $4. Vendors will be on site. Call 727-842-1913.
New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St.: Blockbuster Matinee, noon; Board Games and Boomers, 2 p.m.; Let it S.N.O.: Shoppers Night Out, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Adults shop with vendors while children, from kindergarten through fifth grade, participate in crafts and activities. There will also be a show presented by Mad Science of Tampa Bay. Registration required. Parents must sign a liability waiver. Call 727-853-1279.
Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey: Friday Afternoon Films, 2 p.m. Call 727-861-3049.
Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road: Chair Yoga, 10 a.m.; Fox Hollow Elementary: Holiday Songs, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Call 727-861-3040.
South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday: Baby Time, 11:15 a.m. Books, bubbles and rhymes for babies under 2; Movies with Friends, 2 p.m.; Family Movie Night at South Holiday, 5:30 p.m. Bring pajamas and a blanket. Call 727-834-3331.
Centennial Park Branch Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday: Color Me Happy for Adults, 2-3:30 p.m. Registration required. Call 727-834-3204.
SATURDAY, DEC. 8
A Christmas cookie walk will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. by the Women’s Fellowship Craft group at Community Congregational Church, 6533 Circle Blvd., New Port Richey. Call 727-847-1943 or visit www.cccnpr.com.
Repticon, a reptile and exotic animal expo, will be held from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, and from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, at All Sports Arena, 7716 Rutillio Court, New Port Richey. The family-friendly event includes vendors, live animal presentations and seminars. Adult tickets for one day are $10 and $15 for both days. Tickets are $5 for children ages 5 to 12, and free for children under 5. For VIP and advance tickets, or for more information, visit http://repticon.com/new-port-richey.
New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St.: Game Days, 2 p.m., for youth of all ages. Call 727-853-1279.
Centennial Park Branch Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday: Visit with Santa, 10:15 a.m.; Tween Gingerbread Design Star, 2 p.m. A gingerbread house competition for grades four through seven. Call 727-834-3204.
Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey: Elementary Program, 11 a.m. Call 727-861-3049.
Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road: Hudson Book Club, 11 a.m.; Pre-Teen Craft: Hot Chocolate in a Jar, 11 a.m., for grades four through seven; Piano with James J, 2 p.m. Call 727-861-3040.
South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday: Pictures with Santa, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Get a free holiday photo with Santa. Call 727-834-3331.
SUNDAY, DEC. 9
The Finnish-American Club, 6016 Delaware Ave., New Port Richey, will hold a Christmas program, “Puuro Juhla,” 2 p.m. The cost is $5. Call 727-847-3280.
Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road: The Chopin Project, 3 p.m. The project’s goal is to connect a community based on the work of Fryderyk Chopin. Call 727-861-3040.
MONDAY, DEC. 10
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will hold a Christmas luncheon at noon at Habitat for Humanity, 4131 Madison St., New Port Richey. Bring a toy worth $10 or more for Toys for Tots. All current and prospective members are welcome. Call 727-264-6754 for more information.
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. Becky Burgue will present “The Letter That Changed My Life,” a story about restoring the art of the hand-written letter. Bring a blank notecard and stamped envelope. 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, 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.
Love and Loss Group will be held 6:30-8 p.m., 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. 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.; Writers Workshop, 4:30 p.m. Call 727-853-1279.
Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road: Baby Storytime, 10:15 a.m. Call 727-861-3040.
Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey: Twisted Stitchers: Crochet Club, 10 a.m. Call 727-861-3049.
TUESDAY, DEC. 11
AARP Safe Driver Class will be held from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., at Centennial Park Branch Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday. This class is for drivers 50 and over. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. For required registration, call Mohan Hebbar at 407-342-9300.
The Roundtable Computer Users Group will meet 1-3 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.
Suncoast Amateur Radio Club Christmas Lunch will be held, 1-3 p.m., at Golden Corral, 8928 U.S. 19, Port Richey. This is a pay-your-way lunch and a meeting will not be held. Call Don at 727-868-0176 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Elfers Garden Club will meet, 6:45 p.m., at Buena Vista Clubhouse, 5112 Rosada Ave., Holiday. Call Angela at 727-457-8612.
New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St.: Tasty Tuesdays Local Organic Market, 10 a.m.; Kids Yoga, 11 a.m.; S.C.O.R.E Business Class, 5:30 p.m. Call 727-861-3040.
Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey: Book Club, 2 p.m.; Delicious Dishes: Holiday Cookies and Hot Chocolate, 4:30 p.m., for tweens in grades four through seven; 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.
Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road: Sweets and Treats with Mr. & Mrs. Claus, 10:30 a.m.-noon; Pet Photos with Santa, 2-3 p.m. Registration required; Tuesday Afternoon Stitchers, 3:30-5:30 p.m. 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 County residents can receive basic health care at no charge. Emergency services are not provided. HIV/HEP C testing will be provided by Pasco County Health Department. Call 727-324-7823; Lego Maniacs, 4:30 p.m. Duplo blocks will be provided for the younger attendees. Call the library at 727-834-3331.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12
A “Finally, The Truth About Grief” class is held, 1 p.m., the second and fourth Wednesday each month, at Faith Evangelical Church, 5443 Sunset Road, New Port Richey. This is a confidential group led by a certified grief and bereavement counselor. Call 727-359-9997 for more information.
The Silver Seniors will meet for a Christmas luncheon, 11:30 a.m., at Ruby Tuesday, 8512 Ridge Road, Port Richey. Call 727-312-5177 for more information.
New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St.: Landscape Art Class, 2 p.m. Registration required; H.E.R.O.: Helping to Educate Regarding Orientation, 4 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: Toddler Storytime, 11:15 a.m., for ages 1 to 2; Preschool Storytime, 11:45 a.m., for ages 3 to 5; Anime Club, 4 p.m., for teens in grades six through twelve. 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. Call 727-834-3204.
Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road: Holiday Floral Arrangement, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Registration required; Holiday Movie Night, 5 p.m. Call 727-861-3040.
South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday: Pin It, 10 a.m. Call 727-834-3331.
The New Port Richey Shrine Club will have a Christmas party, 6-11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at Timber Greens Country Club, 6333 Timber Green Blvd., New Port Richey. The public is welcome. The dinner and party are $40. RSVP before Friday, Dec. 7, by calling Ron Bart at 727-845-4190.