THURSDAY, OCT. 4
Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 S.R. 54, Trinity: Chatterboxes, 3 p.m. This is a support group for people suffering from communication deficits because of a Cerebral Vascular Accident or other neurological disorders. For reservations call 727-834-5630 or visit www.MedicalCenterTrinity.com.
The Thrift Shop at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 5326 Charles St., New Port Richey, will hold a half-price sale all month long. The shop hours are from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Call 727-846-1378 or 727-849-4330.
New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St.: Rhymes to Readers, 11 a.m.; Bonjour Mes Amis, 2 p.m. Attendees practice conversational French; Teen Yoga, 5 p.m. 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; Scrappers Delight: Scrapbooking Club, 2-4 p.m.; 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: Extension Education-My Plate: Canning Your Produce, 2 p.m., presented by UF/IFAS Pasco Extension. For more information, contact Shari Bresin at 352-518-0481 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration required; 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; Tech Time, 2 p.m. Seniors and adults learn about computers, smart phones and tablets; Teen Volunteer Meeting and Pizza, 4 p.m. Teens earn volunteer hours by planning library programs. Call 727-834-3331.
FRIDAY, OCT. 5
The Knights of Columbus Council will hold an “All You Can Eat” dinner, 5-7 p.m., at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 4843 Mile Stretch Road, Holiday. The menu includes baked or fried fish, an optional chef’s choice, french fries, potatoes, vegetables, pasta, coleslaw, dessert, and tea and coffee. The cost is $10. Call JoAnn at 727-389-0518 for more information.
A shrimp pasta alfredo 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 Gateway Gallery and Emporium, 6216 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey, will hold an exhibit opening reception for the featured artist of the month, Mimi Johnston, 6-9 p.m. There will be refreshments and musical entertainment. The exhibit will run through Oct. 28. Call 727-815-1222.
New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St.: Blockbuster Matinee, noon; Board Games and Boomers, 2 p.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. Newcomers welcome. Call 727-861-3040.
Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey: Friday Afternoon Films, 2-4 p.m. 727-861-3049.
Centennial Park Branch Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday: Color Me Happy for Adults, 2-3:30 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; Family Movie Night at South Holiday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Call 727-834-3331.
SATURDAY, OCT. 6
A Kids Zombie Fun Run will be held by the New Port Richey Parks and Recreation Youth Advisory Board at the James E. Grey Preserve, 6938 Plathe Road, New Port Richey. “Zombies” will chase and steal runners’ flags. The run for elementary school-aged children will begin at 9 a.m. and middle school-aged children will start the run at 9:30 a.m. Registration forms can be picked up at the New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center, 6630 Van Buren St. Advanced registration, $7 per child, will continue through 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5. The cost is $10 per child for day-of registration, 8-8:45 a.m. All participants will be entered in a prize drawing to win a bike. T-shirts and other prizes will be as supplies lasts. Call 727-841-4560 for more information.
Beacon Woods East HOA Annual Craft and Bake Sale will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Beacon Woods East Clubhouse, 8421 Clayton Blvd., Hudson. There will be paintings, wine bottle art, crochet goods and more. Call 727-863-5447.
A Pasco Park Walk will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Key Vista Nature Park, 2700 Baillies Bluff Road, Holiday. All pets that attend from Pasco County Animal Services will be available for adoption. Visit www.pascocountyfl.net/pas and select “Pasco Park Walks” 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.
New Port Richey Sweet Potato Round Up will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the West Pasco Habitat for Humanity, 4131 Madison St., New Port Richey. The cost is $3 per pound, $5 for two pounds and $10 for five pounds. The money will go to Friendship Farms and New Port Richey FarmNet. For more information, contact Syvia Spencer at 727-269-1786 or Dell deChant at 727-849-1626.
A pumpkin patch will be held from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church, 12128 S.R. 52, Hudson, through Oct. 31. School groups can make reservations during weekdays. Call 727-856-5000.
A 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. A bazaar will also be held. Call 727-937-1520 or visit Holidayucc.com.
The West Pasco Audubon Society meets at 11 a.m. the first Saturday of every month at the J.B. Starkey Wilderness Park Education Center, 10500 Wilderness Road, New Port Richey. This month’s meeting will feature a presentation titled “Northern Parula Story,” by Ken Tracey. A ¼ mile morning nature walk will be held before the meeting at 8 a.m. “Beginning Birding – Introduction to Birding Class” will be held, at 10:30 a.m. For more information, email Mike Kell at email@example.com or visit www.westpascoaudubon.com.
Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road: Living History Civil War Program from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Call 727-834-3331.
Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey: Lego Mania & More from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Play with Legos, Snap Circuits and Keva Planks; Touch a Truck, 1-3 p.m., featuring the Pasco County Fire & Rescue. All ages are welcome. Call 727-861-3049.
SUNDAY, OCT. 7
Revolution Roller Derby, a co-ed flat-track roller derby league, will hold a “battle,” 5:30 p.m., at Spinnations, 8345 Congress St., Port Richey. It will feature The Valkyries versus Swan City Roller Derby from Lakeland. Tickets are $12 at the door. Donations will be accepted for $2 off entry price. The league will be collecting canned goods and toiletries for Sunrise of Pasco County Domestic & Sexual Violence Center. A tailgate party will also be held. Bring a chair for closer seating. Visit www.revolutionrollerderby.com for more information.
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. 8
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. Nancy Self will share her story of “How to Experience God’s Powerful Hope and Peace in the Midst of One’s Personal Tragedies.” There will also be a quarter auction. The cost is $15. For required reservations by Saturday, Oct. 6, call Linda at 727-856-4042 or Betty at 727-807-6760.
A card party and salad luncheon will be held at 10:30 a.m. by the women of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 5326 Charles St., New Port Richey. The cost is $7. Lunch will be served at noon. Call 727-816-3930 or 727-849-4330 for reservations.
NAMI Family and Friends Support Group is held at 6:30 p.m., the second and fourth Monday of every month, at the Medical Center of Trinity’s West Campus, Behavioral Health, 5637 Marine Parkway, New Port Richey. For more information, call 727-992-9653 or visit http://namipasco.org/.
Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 S.R. 54, Trinity, will hold a tour of obstetrics at 5 p.m. For reservations call 727-834-5630 or visit www.MedicalCenterTrinity.com.
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. 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.
TUESDAY, OCT. 9
Recovery International, an award-winning mental 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 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 “Plant Identification: All Those Pesky Little Parts,” presented by Katie MacMillan. The public is welcome. Call Sandy at 727-207-1853. Visit www.pasconativeplants.org.
New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St.: Tasty Tuesdays Local Organic Market, from 10 a.m. until noon.; Kids Yoga, 11 a.m.; Florida Crunch, 2-5 p.m. Local treats for all ages. 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: Book Club, 2-3 p.m.; Spooky Cupcake Wars, 4:30-6 p.m.; Makerspace Open Hours, 5-8 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: Teen Advisory Board and Gaming, 4-5:30 p.m. Teens in grades eight through 12 plan programs to earn volunteer hours. Call 727-834-3204.
South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday: Lego Maniacs, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Duplo blocks will be provided for young attendees. Call 727-834-3331.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10
The Silver Seniors will meet, 11:30 a.m., at Sioux City Restaurant, 8515 Little Road, New Port Richey. Newcomers welcome. Call 727-312-5177 for more information.
New Port Richey Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. at The New Lakes at Regency Park Club House, 8330 Civic Drive, Port Richey. Adah Weizel, Master Gardener, will discuss “Propagation Oddities.” Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Guests are welcome. Call Rosemary at 727-484-6741 for more information.
The Regency Fall Health Fair will be held from 9:30 a.m. until noon at The Regency Apartments, 6711 Embassy Blvd., Port Richey. The fair will feature healthcare and wellness exhibits, health insurance options, blood pressure checks, vision screenings, captioned phones for hearing impaired, free COPD screenings and medical research opportunities. Call 727-825-0018.
2018 Ambassador’s Breakfast will be held by Feeding Pasco’s Elderly, 7:30-9 a.m. at Verizon Event Center Pasco, 8718 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey. The event proceeds will support Pasco County Senior Services. The breakfast will honor Richard M. Bekesh, CEO of Spring Engineering. Visit bit.ly/AmbassadorBreakfast for registration and more information.
“A Matter of Balance,” a program to manage falls and increase activity levels, will be held, 2-4 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays through Nov. 2, 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.
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; 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. 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 Four, 2 p.m.; Anime Club, 4 p.m., for grades six through 12. 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.
South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday: Pin It! 10 a.m.-noon; SCORE: Utilizing YouTube in Your Business, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Call 727-834-3331.
2018 Mental Illness Awareness Week Education and Awards Banquet will be held, 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey. The keynote speaker will be Alisa LaPolt, NAMI Florida Executive Director. She will discuss “Politics After Parkland: What’s in store for mental health for the 2019 Legislative Session.” For tickets, sponsorship information or award nominations, visit www.namipasco.org or call 727-992-9653. Tickets must be purchased by Friday, Oct. 5.
Swing for Charity 2018, presented by Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, will be held 8:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at Plantation Palms Golf Club, 23253 Plantation Palms Blvd., Land O’Lakes. The proceeds will benefit American Heart/American Stroke Association. For more information, contact Jonathan Jefferson at Jonathan.Jefferson@hcahealthcare.com or 727-819-2957.