Pasco News

Community Calendar, April 17

Florida Cancer Affiliates, 5500 Little Road, New Port Richey: Man to Man Support group meeting, 5-6 p.m.; bi-weekly Breast Cancer Support Group meeting, 6-7:30 p.m. Call (727) 372-9159. Games and Cards Day for seniors, noon-3 p.m. at the New Port Richey Aquatic and Recreation Center, 6630 Van Buren St. New comers welcome. Call (727) 232-0537. Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 S.R. 54: Chatterboxes, a support group to assist individuals with communication deficits as a result of a cerebral vascular accident or other neurological disorders, meet at 3 p.m.; Lymphedema Support Group meeting, 3 p.m. For required registration call (727) 834-5630. The Metropolitan Planning Organizations of Pasco and Pinellas counties are holding a joint public information workshop for a “Tri-County Trial Connection Study,” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. The Tri-County Trail is a proposed Bicycle/Pedestrian Trail that will link the Pinellas Trail and the Brooker Creek Preserve with the Starkey Wilderness Trail in Pasco County. Call Manny Lajmiri at (727) 847-8140 or Susan Miller (727) 464-8200.
Supper at the Church, 5 p.m. Thursdays, Faith United Methodist Church, 12128 S.R. 52, Hudson. SATCH, $7 for adults and $3 for children, includes a meat, side dishes, bread, dessert and a beverage. Carry-out is available. Call (727) 856-5000. Healthy Start Coalition of Pasco will hold its quarterly general membership meeting, 9-11 a.m. at Rasmussen College, 1600 Fernview St., Land O’Lakes. RSVP by calling (727) 841-7888. The Pasco and North Pinellas Ombudsman Council will hold a meeting and a celebration to honor the contribution of its volunteers at 10 a.m. at Saint Anne Byzantine Catholic Church, 7120 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey. The public is invited to join the celebration and learn about becoming a volunteer who advocates for the health, safety, rights and welfare of elders in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family-care homes. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. Call (727) 376-2788. The Spine Care Centers of West Florida is sponsoring a free lecture on “Lumbar Spinal Stenosis,” at 3 p.m. in the Rao Musunuru, M.D., Conference Center at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, 14000 Fivay Road, Hudson. For required reservations call (727) 869-5498. The Pasco Mobile Medical Unit will provide free health care for the uninsured and homeless at Impact Ministries, 5533 River Gulf Road, Port Richey, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call (727) 324-7823. Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road: Silly Storytime – Toddler Tales, 11:15 a.m.; Silly Storytime – Preschool Pages, noon. Call (727) 861-3040. Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey: “Tail Waggin’ Tutors,” during which children and dogs will bond over a shared story, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Call (727) 861-3049. South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday: Baby Time, sounds, bouncy rhymes and stories for infants to age 2, 11:15 a.m.; LEGO Mania Club meeting, 4:30 p.m., for elementary school-aged children. Call (727) 834-3331. Spaghetti dinner, 4:30-6 p.m. Sunshine Mobile Home Park, 5718 Ashen Ave., Elfers. Cost $6. Call (727) 859-0021. The Centennial Opera Group meets at 12:30 p.m. at the Centennial Park Branch Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday. Call (727) 842-4469. The seminar “The Fearless Factor” will be presented at noon by board-certified internal medicine physician Nilesh Desai, M.D., at Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 S.R. 54. For required registration call (727) 834-5630. Tampa Bay Mother-Baby Summit, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Hospital, 4211 Van Dyke Road, Lutz. The public is invited to learn how to implement current federal guidelines for nursing mothers in the workplace. An optional workshop will be held from noon to 2 p.m. for a fee of $25, payable by cash or check onsite at the event. Preregistration is required. For information call (855) 269-4777 or visit Investigation Station, the traveling children’s museum, meets at noon at the Garden of Eden restaurant, 13510 U.S. 19, Hudson. The group is seeking individuals to serve on its board of directors. For information call Lisa Campos (727) 459-7331. The New Port Richey Garden Club will hold a spring plant sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 10271 Casey Drive, in Golden Acres, New Port Richey. Call (727) 863-8881. Progress Energy Art Gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey, will hold an Author’s Soiree from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Call (727) 848-6500. New Lakes Civic Association, 8330 Civic Drive, Port Richey will hold a free fair featuring more than 20 vendors at 7 p.m. Local businesses will have the opportunity to network with other business owners and local residents. The fair features Larry Bene as the master of ceremonies, giveaways and discounts. Call (727) 697-1784. Fish fry dinner, 5-7 p.m., held by Knights of Columbus Council 6476, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 4843 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday. Cost is $8 per person. Call (727) 697-3302. Business and Professional Women of Calusa meet at 11:30 a.m. at Seven Springs Golf and Country Club, 3535 Trophy Blvd., New Port Richey. Meals are $12.95 person. Call Joanne Grassi at (727) 856-9595. AARP Smart Drivers Class, 9-4 p.m. at Shalimar Mobile Home Park, 6539 Stone Road, Port Richey. For required preregistration call (727) 494-7348. Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road: Knitters for Charity, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Teen Game Night, 5-8 p.m. Call (727) 861-3040. Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey: “Tail Waggin’ Tutors,” during which children and dogs will bond over a shared story, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Call (727) 861-3049. CARES Travel Trips: Friday: Tampa Bay Downs, 9:30 a.m. (Hudson) and 10 a.m. (New Port Richey). The cost of $38 includes transportation, admission, program and buffet; Saturday: Big Band Concert and Dance at the Carrollwood Cultural Center, 5:30 p.m. (Hudson) and 6 p.m. (New Port Richey). The cost of $31 includes transportation, admission and a free dance lesson. Buses leave from the First Baptist Church, 6800 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey and the K-Mart on U.S. 19, Hudson. For required reservations visit or call (727) 848-3387 (Elfers) or (727) 853-3002 (Hudson). Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road: “Knock out Clutter for Good” class, 11 a.m. to noon. Registration is required; Tween/Teen Time: Zumba, 2-3 p.m. Call (727) 861-3040. Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey: Art Extravaganza, 1 p.m., for elementary school-aged children. Call (727) 861-3049. Centennial Park Branch Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday: Teen Anime Club meeting, 2 p.m. Call (727) 834-3204. South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday: Individuals 18 and older are invited to create a bird feeder at 11 a.m. Call (727) 834-3331. All-you-can-eat-buttermilk pancake breakfast, 8-10 a.m., St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church, 7922 S.R. 52, Hudson. Cost is $3.50 for adults, $1 for children. Call (727) 863-5646. The Pithlochaskotee Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 10 a.m. at American Legion Post 79, 5329 Legion Place, New Port Richey. Call Linda Burke at (727) 869-3244. The Filipino American Social Club of Hernando and Pasco will hold its annual spring picnic from noon to 6 p.m. at Delta Woods Park pavilion, 3400 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. Bring your favorite “special dish” for a pot luck event. Call (727) 376-3680. Open house, 9 a.m.-noon at the Baker House, 5744 Moog Road, Holiday, behind the Centennial Park Branch Library. The Elfers Club will hold a plant sale in the parking lot. Both events are free. Call Carol (727) 372-9954. Fresh Market, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. the first and third Saturday of each month at The Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Drive, Suite 100, Wesley Chapel. There will be local food, crafts and live music. Call (813) 994-2242. Childbirth Preparation, a half-day intensive class, 9 a.m. at Morton Plant Mease Outpatient Center, 2102 Trinity Oaks Blvd., Trinity. A fee of $25 and registration is required. Call (727) 953-6877. Pasco NOW meeting, 1 p.m. Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road. Call (727) 266-3115. Pet Blessing and Earth Day celebration, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Unity Truth Center, 5844 Pine Hill Road, Port Richey. The minister and chaplains will officiate the blessing with a certificate and a treat for each pet; a special blessing will be offered for pets that cannot attend or who are deceased. Along with the festivities, there will be adoption organizations, rescue groups, pet-related vendors, music, and refreshments available for purchase. Call (727) 848-7702. Seminar: “Screened and Fabulous,” 9 a.m. Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 S.R. 54. Girlfriends, moms and daughters will have an opportunity to get a mammography screening at the Women’s Imaging Center, located in the Medical Arts Building, east of the main entrance. Breakfast, appetizers and refreshments will be served. For required appointments call Penny Stevens at (727) 834-4888. Steak dinner, 4-8 p.m. at Fraternal Order of Eagles 3997, 6840 Beach Blvd., Hudson. Cost $12. Call (727) 868-3997. Earth Day Extravaganza hosted by the New Port Richey Environmental Committee, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the courtyard between New Port Richey City Hall and the library at 5939 Main St. Call (727) 809-2306. The RSD Ribbon of Hope support group will meet at 1 p.m. at the South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday. Individuals who would like to learn about reflex sympathetic dystrophy also known as chronic regional pain syndrome are invited to attend. Call (727) 940-7177.

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