THURSDAY, OCT. 10

The New Port Richey Shrine Club will hold a picnic from 11:45 a.m. until 4 p.m. at American Legion Post 335, 11421 Osceola Road, Hudson. Bring a covered dish to share. The cost is $10. The public is welcome. For more information, call 727-815-7900.

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.

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.; UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Seminar: Propagation by Stem Cuttings, 6 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.; Teen Book Club, 4 p.m. The group will discuss “Looking for Alaska” by John Green; Paws for Reading, 4:30 p.m. Children in kindergarten through fifth grade read aloud to a furry friend to practice reading skills; How to Really Start Your Own Business, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Call 727-861-3040.

Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey: Color Me Happy, 10 a.m.; Jewelry Jam with Kate, 2-3 p.m. Registration required; 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-noon. Stories, rhymes and songs for children ages 2 to 5; Book Club, 2 p.m. New members welcome; Barking Good Reads, 4:30 p.m. Children in kindergarten through fifth grade read to a furry friend to practice reading skills. Call 727-834-3331.

FRIDAY, OCT. 11

New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St.: Fingerpaint Friday, 10:30 a.m. 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. Call 727-861-3040.

Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey: Gentle Yoga, 10 a.m.; Friday Afternoon Films, 2 p.m.; Totally Tubular: A Mystery Dinner Party, 6 p.m. Registration required. 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, OCT. 12

A program, “All About Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park for Beginners and Snowbirds,” will be held, 1 p.m., in the Starkey Environmental Education Center, 10500 Wilderness Park Road, New Port Richey. For more information, call 727-834-3247.

2019 Blessing of the Bikes will be held, 7:30-9 a.m., at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 5340 High St., New Port Richey. All two-wheel vehicles are welcome to attend. Presented by the Our Lady Queen of Peace Knights of Columbus Council #11680. For more information, call 727-856-6498

A craft fair will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Salvation Army Corps and Community Center, 7745 Ridge Road, Port Richey. The event will feature home decoration, jewelry, food, plants and handmade items. Call 727-856-6498.

2019 “Homespun by Hands and Hearts” Arts and Crafts Show will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church’s Christian Life Enrichment Center, 1498 Highland Ave. There will be prize drawings and food for purchase. Admission is $1. Visit stpaulumc.org for more information.

The Elfers Oldtimers Reunion will be held, 11:30 a.m., at Starkey Wilderness Park, Pavilion A, New Port Richey. There will be barbecue ribs provided. Bring a dish to share. Call 727-992-2375.

Pasco Fine Arts Council, 4145 Fairford Drive, New Port Richey, will hold a reception, 4-7 p.m., for “Energized with Color,” by Annie Harris. The exhibit will be on display through Oct. 20. Call 727-845-7322 or visit pascoarts.org.

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.

The Pithlochaskotee Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet, 10 a.m., at the American Legion Paradise Post #79, 5329 Legion Place, New Port Richey. Coffee will be served at 9:30 a.m. The topic will be Domestic Violence Awareness. Call 727-785-3587.

New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St.: Game Days, 2 p.m. Youth of all ages can play the PS4 or board games. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Call 727-853-1279.

South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday: Friends of the South Holiday Library Meeting, 10:30 a.m.-noon; Sew It Seams, 1-4 p.m. Registration required. Call 727-834-3331.

Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey: Star Wars Reads Celebration, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., for children in kindergarten through fifth grade; Halloween Fright Fest, 6-8 p.m. Call 727-861-3049.

Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road: Build Your Own Haunted Gingerbread House for Tweens, 1 p.m., for grades five through eight; Anime Club, 3-4:30 p.m., for grades six through twelve. Call 727-861-3040.

SUNDAY, OCT. 13

Revolution Roller Derby, a co-ed flat-track roller derby league, will hold a “battle,” 5:45 p.m., at Spinnations, 8345 Congress St., Port Richey. It will feature the Valkyries versus Ocala Roller Derby League. Tickets are $12 at the door and $10 in advance or with donation. The league will be collecting donations for Sunrise of Pasco County Domestic & Sexual Violence Center. Bring a chair for closer seating. Visit www.revolutionrollerderby.com for more information and tickets.

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. 14

A game and card party will be held, from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 5326 Charles St., Port Richey. A salad luncheon will be served at noon. The cost is $7. For required reservations, call Esther Lomax at 727-816-3930.

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.

Women’s Republican Club of Pasco County will meet, 6:30 p.m., at Beef O’ Brady’s, 5546 Main St., New Port Richey. Social hour will start at 5:30 p.m. Men are welcome. Call Kirsten at 727-488-3796 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. The guest speaker will be Kelly Stigliano. The feature will be White Heron Tea Shop and Gifts. The cost is $15. For required reservations, by Saturday, call Linda at 727-856-4042 or Betty at 727-807-6760.

The Thrift Shop at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 5326 Charles St., New Port Richey, will have a half-price sale on Halloween decorations through Saturday. The shop hours are from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Call 727-846-1378.

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. All skill sets are welcome. Call 727-853-1279.

TUESDAY, OCT. 15

Suncoast Women in Networking will hold a luncheon at noon at Beef ‘O’Brady’s, 5546 Main St., New Port Richey. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. Members, guests and visitors are welcome. The guest speaker will be Jonathan Fister, the chief executive officer for the Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind. Call President Linda McFarland at 727-863-6151 for more information.

The Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 S.R. 54, will hold “Girls’ Night Out,” 5-7 p.m. The event is an interactive and educational event for women to meet physicians in a variety of fields, shop vendors and taste samples from local restaurants. For required reservations, call 727-834-5630 or email MedicalCenterTrinity@hcahealthcare.com.

A caregiver’s support group meeting will be held, 10:30 a.m., at Hudson First United Methodist Church, 13123 U.S. 19, Hudson. Caregivers are welcome to attend. Contact Laura Arnold at larnold32@gmail.com or 727-863-0176 for more information.

New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St.: Tasty Tuesdays Local Organic Market, 10 a.m.; Kids Yoga, 11 a.m. Bring a yoga mat or beach towel. Call 727-853-1279.

Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey: Sewing Basics: Wearable Pin Cushion, 10 a.m.; Tuesday Crafternoon with Paula: Creepy Chalk Couture, 2 p.m. Attendees will make decorative chalk boards, 4:30 p.m. Registration required; Pumpkin Painting Palooza, 4:30 p.m., for 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: Toddler Time, 10:15 a.m., for babies 18 to 36 months; Preschool Story Time, 11 a.m., for babies 18 to 36 months; Medicare 101, 1-3 p.m. A SHINE representative will be available for questions; 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: SHINE Medicare 101, 10 a.m.-noon; Lego Maniacs, 4:30 p.m. DUPLO blocks will be provided for younger attendees. Call 727-834-3331.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16

A job and internship fair will be held, 9 a.m.-noon, at the Pasco-Hernando State College West campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. The fair will be in R-151. There will also be a resume and interviewing tips session, 3:30-5 p.m., in S-307. The public is welcome. For more information, visit edenj@phsc.edu.

The West Pasco County Genealogical Society will hold a genealogy seminar, “Tracing Ancestors Through Religious and Bible Records,” 12:30-2:30 p.m., at the CARES Rao Musunuru, M.D. Enrichment Center, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson. The cost is $5 for society members and $7 for nonmembers. To register, text 727-271-0770 or email debbehagner@yahoo.com to register.

A “Tools to Quit” smoking program will be held, 5-7 p.m., at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, 14000 Fivay Road, Hudson. There will be four free weeks of patches, gum or lozenges as supplies last. The program is sponsored by Tobacco Free Florida and will be led by Sheena Thompson, a certified tobacco treatment specialist. For required registration call 813-929-1000.

New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St.: One-on-One Computer Class, 10 a.m. Registration required; SHINE: Medicare Basics, 10:30 a.m.; Chef Warren: The Mystery with Cooking with Wine, 1 p.m.; H.E.R.O.: Helping to Educate Regarding Orientation, 4 p.m. A peer support group for LGBTQ teens, ages 13 to 17; Messy Art Club, 4 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; The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, 4-5:30 p.m. This is a murder mystery for teens in grades eight through twelve. Registration required. Call 727-861-3049.

Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road: Chair Yoga, 10 a.m. Instructor Led; Social Circle, 1 p.m.; Group Sing Along for Adults, 2 p.m. Lyrics will be shown on a screen; Yoga for Kids with Mrs. Lu Ann, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Studio H Orientation, 6 p.m. Registration required. Call 727-861-3040.

South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday: Spooky Jars, 2-4 p.m., for adults; SCORE: How to Really Start Your Own Business, 5:30-8 p.m. Call 727-834-3331.

PLANNING AHEAD

Swing for Charity 2019, presented by Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, will be held 8:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at Seven Springs Golf and Country Club, 3535 Trophy Blvd., Trinity. The proceeds will benefit American Heart/American Stroke Association. For more information, contact Marcus.Smith@HCAhealthcare.com or 727-819-2957.

For nonprofit groups. Must include organization name, street address, city, date, time, cost and public contact phone number. Mail to 11321 U.S. 19 N., Port Richey, FL 34668; or email to community@suncoastnews.com. Deadline is at least three weeks before the event. Announcements are published as space permits.