THURSDAY, JAN. 3
New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St.: Bonjour Mes Amis, 2 p.m. Attendees practice conversational French; Teen Yoga, 5 p.m. Call 727-853-1279.
Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road: Mahjong Morning, from 10 a.m. until noon. 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: DIY Stamps, 2-3:30 p.m. Registration required; Read to the Sharing 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.
Centennial Park Branch Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday: Nuts for Needlework, 2 p.m. Bring cross-stitch, knitting, crochet, embroidery or other needlework projects. Call 727-834-3204.
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 will learn about computers, smart phones and tablets; Teen Volunteer Meeting and Pizza, 4 p.m. Teens earn volunteer hours to plan and prepare library programs. Call 727-834-3331.
FRIDAY, JAN. 4
Spaghetti and meatball 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 $8 for children under 12. Drive thru service available. Call 727-849-7521 to reserve a meal.
The New Port Richey branch of Taoist Tai Chi Society of USA will hold beginner classes from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., every Friday through Jan. 25, at Hudson Public Library, 8012 Library Road. There is limited space and registration is required. Wear enclosed shoes. Call 727-861-3040.
The Gateway Gallery and Emporium, 6216 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey, will hold an exhibit reception, 6-9 p.m., for the featured artist, Wanda Thompson, a fabric recycler. There will be refreshments and musical entertainment. Call 727-815-1222 or visit gatewaygalleryemporium.com.
New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St.: Blockbuster Matinee, noon. Call 727-853-1279.
Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey: Signing for Every Day 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, 2 p.m.; Lego Mania and More from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Call 727-861-3049.
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; Taoist Tai Chi from 11 a.m. until 12:30 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; Family Movie Night at South Holiday, 5:30 p.m. 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, JAN. 5
A community wellness event will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church of New Port Richey, 6800 Trouble Creek Road. There will be a variety of free screenings and lifestyle information for topics including blood pressure, body mass index and advance directives. Health education will also be provided on nutrition, heart health, cancer prevention, smoking cessation and more. Screenings and education will be facilitated by Morton Plant Mease Community Nursing. Call the church at 727-846-0551.
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. Kids eat free. Visit Holidayucc.com.
A stargazing event, led by the Pasco Astronomers, will be held, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the J.B. Starkey Wilderness Park, 10500 Wilderness Park Blvd., New Port Richey. Call Jack at 727-255-3083 or call the park at 727-834-3247 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., 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.
Centennial Park Branch Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday: Peace Yoga with Forest, 11 a.m.; Elementary Indoor Beach Party, 2 p.m., for children in kindergarten through third grade. Call 727-834-3204.
Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road: Pre-Teen Anime Afternoon, 1 p.m., for grades four through seven. Call 727-861-3040.
South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday: Flip Flop Drawing, 2-4:30 p.m., for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Call 727-834-3331.
MONDAY, JAN. 7
Revolution Roller Derby, a co-ed flat-track roller derby league, will hold recruiting night, 7-10 p.m. every Monday, at SpinNations Skating Center, 8345 Congress St., Port Richey. No skating experience is required. Volunteer and non-skating official positions are available. Visit www.RevolutionRollerDerby.com for more information.
The New Port Richey branch of Taoist Tai Chi Society of USA will hold an open house, 12:45-2:15 p.m., at the New Port Richey Recreational Center, 6630 Van Buren St. Current tai chi students and instructors will give a demonstration. They will also discuss their fees and class times. Interested attendees may learn the first four moves. Call 727-861-3040.
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.; Monday Movie Matinee, 2-4 p.m.; Teen Advisory Board, 4 p.m. Teens in grades six through 12 will earn volunteer hours to plan teen library programs. Call 727-861-3040.
Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey: Twisted Stitchers: Crochet Club from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.; Chess Club, 4 p.m. Call 727-861-3049.
TUESDAY, JAN. 8
An eating disorder recovery support group will be held 5:30 p.m., every Tuesday, at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point at the Rao Musunuru, M.D., Conference Center, 14100 Yosemite Drive, Hudson. If interested, contact Kimberly Miller at 727-619-4366 or email@example.com.
The Nature Coast Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society meets 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at the Land O’ Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. The topic of this month’s meeting is “Microplastics 101” presented by Lara Milligan. The public is welcome. Call Sandy at 727-207-1853. Visit www.pasconativeplants.org.
Love and Loss Group will be held 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays, through Feb. 12, 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.
Recovery International, an award-winning emotional health support group, meets at 2 p.m. every Tuesday at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 8014 S.R. 52, Hudson. The public is welcome. Call 727-863-7049.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly Club #577 meets at 3:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Sunshine Christian Homes, 5250 Whippoorwill Drive, Holiday. The first meeting is free. Contact Judy by phone at 318-595-1209.
New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St.: Tasty Tuesdays Local Organic Market, 10 a.m.; Kids Yoga, 11 a.m.; SCORE: 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.; Game On, 4:30-6 p.m. Tweens in grades four through seven play video games. Bring E- or T-rated games to share or play a provided game; 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; Ukulele Beginner Class, 6 p.m. Presented by Tampa Bay Ukulele Society. Bring your own ukulele or use one of the provided. Call 727-861-3049.
Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road: Toddler Storytime, 10:15-11 a.m.; Preschool Storytime, 11-11:45 a.m.; 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: South Holiday Home School Monthly Meet-Up, 3:30 p.m., for home schoolers in kindergarten through eighth grade and their parents; Lego Maniacs, 4:30 p.m. Duplo blocks will be provided for the younger attendees. Call the library at 727-834-3331.
Centennial Park Branch Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday: Friends Book Club, noon. The group will discuss “Sweetness at the Bottom of Pie” by Alan Bradley; Teen Advisory Board and Gaming, 4 p.m. Teens in grades eight through 12 earn volunteer hours by planning and preparing programs. Call 727-834-3204.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 9
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 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 Silver Seniors will meet, 11:30 a.m., at Argento’s Italian Bistro, 10042 U.S. 19, Port Richey. Newcomers welcome. Call 727-312-5177 for more information.
The Finnish-American Club, 6016 Delaware Ave., New Port Richey, will hold a potluck and membership meeting, 11:15 a.m. Elections will be held. Call 727-847-3280.
The New Port Richey Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. at the New Lakes at Regency Clubhouse, 8330 Civic Drive, Port Richey. Jim Moll from Florida Extension Service will show how to make a rain barrel. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Call 727-484-6741.
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; Qi Gong, 7 p.m. Call 727-853-1279.
Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey: Baby Storytime, 10:30 a.m., for babies under 18 months; Toddler Storytime, 11:15 a.m., for ages 1 to 2; Preschool Storytime, 11:45 a.m., for ages 3 to 5; Anime Club, 4-5:30 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: Little Crafts for Little Kids, 1:30 p.m., for ages 2 to 5; Family Movie Night, 5:30 p.m. Call 727-861-3040.
South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday: SCORE: How to Use the Internet for Business, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Call the library at 727-834-3331.
The New Port Richey Shrine Club will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at American Legion Post #79, 5329 Legion Way, New Port Richey. Lunch will be served at noon. All Masons and Shriners are welcome. The cost is $10. RSVP before Tuesday by calling Frank Goff at 727-375-7900.