THURSDAY, OCT. 11
New Port Richey Shrine Club will hold a picnic from 11:45 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the American Legion Post #355, 11421 Osceola Road, Hudson. The cost is $10 per person. Attendees are welcome to bring a covered dish or dessert to share. The public is welcome. No registration required. Call 727-815-0056 for more information.
A bereavement support group will be held 3 p.m. Thursdays and Tuesdays at Gulfside’s Bereavement and Community Outreach Center, 6224 Lafayette St., New Port Richey. Attendees will be encouraged to share information, experiences and emotional support under the group counselor’s leadership. For more information, call 800-561-4883 or visit www.GHPPC.org.
Pasco Master Gardeners will hold “Ask a Master Gardener,” 1-2 p.m., at Centennial Park Branch Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday. A hydroponics seminar will follow at 2 p.m., presented by UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Services. Call the extension service at 352-518-0156 for more information.
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.; Master Gardeners: Cooking with Herbs and Spices. Registration required on Eventbrite.com by searching “Herbs and spices.” 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; Maker Space Craft, 2-3:30 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: “Ask a Master Gardener,” 1-2 p.m. Master Gardener Seminar: Hydroponics, 2 p.m., presented by UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Services. Extension Education; 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; Book Club, 2 p.m.; Kids Read Aloud Book Club, 4:30 p.m., for children in grades three through five; Sew What? 1-5 p.m. Call 727-834-3331.
FRIDAY, OCT. 12
A “Spooky Train” will hold rides 6-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through Oct. 27, at The Concourse Grand Railroad, 11919 Alric Pottberg Road, Shady Hills. The fright ride, 7:15-10 p.m., will have scary effects and live actors that will not be on the sunset ride, 6-7 p.m., which is best for young attendees. The cost is $3. Children under 1 get in free. Call Bill at 727-639-7639 or visit theconcourse.org.
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.
New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St.: Finger Paint Friday, 10:30 a.m.; Adult Coloring, 1 p.m.; Board Games and Boomers, 2 p.m.; Film: Goosebumps, 4:30-7 p.m. There will also be scary stories and crafts. 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: Signing for Every Day Living from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. This is a five-week course, and all are welcome. Provided by the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services of Florida, Inc.; Friday Afternoon Films, 2-4 p.m.; Pumpkin Palooza, 11 a.m. 727-861-3049.
SATURDAY, OCT. 13
A blood drive will be held, from 9 a.m. until 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, a T-shirt and free admission to the Crayola Experience Orlando. 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 Nature Coast Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society will hold a field trip at 9 a.m. to Aripeka Sandhills Preserve, 18000 Aripeka Road, Hudson. It will be led by Katie MacMillen. Lunch will be held at a nearby restaurant. If you would like to attend, or to find out more information, call 813-928-1412 or email Gailpar1@verizon.net.
Holiday United Church of Christ, 4826 Bartelt Road, Holiday, is celebrating Brat Fest from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will be brats, sauerkraut, baked beans, potato salad, beverage and cake. A complete brat meal is $6.50. Call 727-937-1520.
Non-Partisan Candidates Forum will be held from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St. Presented by the American Association of University Women. Bring food items for Pasco-Hernando State College’s Food Pantry. Call the library at 727-853-1279.
The Pasco Coin Club Coin and Stamp Expo, sponsored by the Coin Club of Pasco County, will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the New Lakes Regency Park Civic Association, 8330 Civic Drive, Port Richey. Coins, currency, bullion and jewelry can be bought, sold or appraised. Register to win a one-ounce Silver Eagle. Call Chuck at 727-534-7597 for more information.
Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 S.R. 54, Trinity, will hold a Childbirth Super Prep Class, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., in conference rooms A and B. For reservations call 727-834-5630 or visit www.MedicalCenterTrinity.com.
A stargazing event, led by the Pasco Astronomers, will be held, 7:30-9:30 p.m., at the J.B. Starkey Wilderness Park, 10500 Wilderness Park Blvd., New Port Richey. Call Jack at 727-255-3083 for more information.
The Massachusetts Club Suncoast Area will hold an indoor picnic, 11:30 a.m., at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Hall, 5326 Charles St., New Port Richey. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be served. Members and guests are asked to bring their own place settings, a beverage and a side dish or dessert to share. All current and former residents of Massachusetts and their guests are welcome. The guest fee is $5. Call 727-372-4651 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 group will discuss the Hacienda Hotel. Call 727-785-3587.
New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St.: Game Days, 2 p.m., for youth of all ages. Call 727-853-1279.
Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road: Pasco County Extension Septic System Workshop from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.; Hudson Book Club, 11 a.m.; Piano with James J, 2-4 p.m. Call 727-834-3331.
Centennial Park Branch Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday: Tween Candy Crafts, 2 p.m., for grades four through seven. Call 727-834-3204.
SUNDAY, OCT. 14
The Fifth Wheels, a social club for single seniors, will hold Fun Bowling at 6 p.m. at Lane Glo Bowl North, 6935 Ridge Road, Port Richey. The cost is $1.25 per game. Newcomers are welcome. Call 727-207-8417.
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. 15
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus Council #6476 will meet at 7 p.m. at Father Farrell Hall of St. Vincent de Paul Church, 4843 Mile Stretch Road, Holiday. Call JoAnn at 727-389-0518 for more information.
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.; Books to Movies Discussion, 5 p.m. Call 727-810-7167.
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.; Chess Club, 4 p.m.; S.C.O.R.E: Creating a Successful Business Plan, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Call 727-861-3049.
TUESDAY, OCT. 16
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 Sylvia Perez from the Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind. Perez will discuss “Survival Strategies for the Unexpected.” Call President Linda McFarland at 727-863-6151 for more information.
The Pasco Fine Arts Center, 4145 Fairford Drive, will kick off their art show, “Hobo Hieroglyphics.” The show will be on display through Nov. 10. A reception will be held, 5-7 p.m. Friday. Call 727-845-7322 or visit pascoarts.org.
Mental Health and Self Health Recovery Support Group meets, 2 p.m., every Tuesday at the A Club, 5650 Missouri Ave., New Port Richey. Newcomers welcome. Call Kathleen at 727-810-7167 for more information.
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point will hold a breast cancer seminar, as part of their Tuesday Tutorials, noon, at the Rao Musunuru, M.D., Conference Center, 14100 Yosemite Drive, Hudson. The seminar will be presented by Gail Wright, M.D., who is board certified in oncology and internal medicine. Wright will discuss “Updates in Breast Cancer Treatment.” Registration and lunch will start at 11:30 a.m. Call 727-869-5498 for required reservations.
WPCC Ambassadors Annual “Catch the Buzz” Spelling Bee will be held, 5-9 p.m., at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey. This is an adults-only fundraiser for Take Stock in Children and West Pasco Chamber of Commerce. Admission is $15. For more information or to join a team, go to www.westpasco.com or email Liz@westpasco.com.
The First United Methodist Church of Hudson Caregiver’s Support Group Meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m. at 13123 U.S. 19. Caregivers are welcome to attend. Contact Laura Arnold at 727-863-0176 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fifth Wheels, a social club for single seniors, will hold a general meeting and lunch, 11:30 a.m., at Golden Corral, 8928 U.S. 19, Port Richey. Newcomers welcome. Call 609-851-3790.
New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St.: Tasty Tuesdays Local Organic Market, from 10 a.m. until noon.; Kids Yoga, 11 a.m.; Life Hack: Kitchen Safety, 5 p.m. Call 727-861-3040.
Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road: Silly Storytime: Toddler, 10:15 a.m.; Silly Storytime: Preschool, 11 a.m.; Medicare 101, 1 p.m.; Tuesday Afternoon Stitchers, 3:30 p.m. All skill levels welcome. Call 727-861-3040.
Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey: Twisted Stitchers: Crochet Club, 10 a.m.; Chess Club, 4 p.m.; S.C.O.R.E: Creating a Successful Business Plan, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Frightening Forensics, 4:30-6 p.m. Children in grades four through seven will learn about crime scene analysis and forensic science from the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office; 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: SHINE Medicare 101, 10 a.m.; Teen Movie Fun, 4 p.m., for grades eight through 12. 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. 17
Pasco Community Night and Fall Special with Mr. Tommy will be held, 6-8:30 p.m., at The Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel. There will be safety awareness information, kid’s activities and fire rescue and law enforcement vehicles on display. Visit TheShopsAtWiregrass.com.
A candidates’ forum will be held, 6-8 p.m., at the Land O’Lakes Community Center, Heritage Park, 5401 Land O’Lakes Blvd. There will be visits and presentations by candidates, as well as free pizza. Presented by League of Women Voters, Pasco Unit. Visit HCLWV.org for more information.
The West Pasco County Genealogical Society will hold a genealogy seminar, “Overcoming Your Ancestry Research Problem,” 12:30-2:30 p.m., at the CARES Enrichment Center, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson. The cost is $5 for society members and $7 for nonmembers. A brief business meeting will follow. Nonmembers are invited to the meeting. Text 727-271-0770 or email email@example.com to register.
Medical Center of Trinity (9330 S.R. 54, Trinity): The Breast Cancer Support Group, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the American Cancer Society Resource Room; The Compassionate Friends Support Group, 7:15 p.m. For reservations call 727-834-5630 or visit www.MedicalCenterTrinity.com.
A newborn care class will be held, 6 p.m., at Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 S.R. 54, Trinity. For required reservations call 727-834-5630 or visit www.MedicalCenterTrinity.com.
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; Messy Art Club, 4 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; QiGong, 7 p.m. Call 727-853-1279.
Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road: Social Circle, 1 p.m.; Using the Internet in Your Business, 5:30 p.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 Five, 2 p.m.; Reel Teens: Halloween Edition, 4 p.m., a PG-13 scary movie 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.