Saluting Our Veterans Dental Day: Dr. Thanh Mai and his staff, along with other dental professionals, will volunteer their services to give either a cleaning, filling, extraction or denture/partial repair to the first 150 active, reserve and retired military members and their immediate families. No appointments will be scheduled; the service will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Early arrival is recommended to assure a spot in line. Military ID and a photo ID are required. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mai Family and Sedation Dentistry, 7214 State Road 52, Hudson. (727) 869-4747.
Veterans Day exhibit: Informative and educational exhibits and displays honoring the military. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Free. West Pasco Historical Society, 6431 Circle Blvd., New Port Richey. (727) 841-0101.
Veterans Day ceremony at Saint Leo: U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis will speak at the annual Veterans Day ceremony, which will be in Dempsey Plaza on the Saint Leo University campus. The community and local veterans are invited to attend this free event, which will include music and addresses by Bilirakis and university president William J. Lennox Jr., a retired Army lieutenant general and former superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. 11 a.m. Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52, Saint Leo. (352) 588-8482.
SmileFaith ribbon cutting and grand opening: SmileFaith is a nonprofit, faith-based charity that has helps under-served residents, including veterans, through its Smile Makeover Program, providing comprehensive dental care, life coach counseling and other healthy living resources. The new state-of-the-art dental clinic was made possible through the sponsorship of Healthcare National Marketing of New Port Richey. Noon. SmileFaith Veterans Community Dental Clinic, 5400 School Road, New Port Richey. (352) 281-0701. smilefaith.org.
Pasco Alliance of Community Associations Leadership Conference: The program will be "Developing Leadership Skills." Participants will interact with Tampa Bay-area leaders, including a state senator, a four-star general, attorneys and others who will share strategies on what it takes to be an effective community leader. 8 a.m. to noon Free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54, Trinity. (727) 948-0854 or (727) 941-4484.
Paxton Veterans Day Golf Tournament: Proceeds will benefit Friends of Military Families at MacDill Air Force Base. 8:30 a.m. $35. The Groves Golf and Country Club, 7924 Melogold Circle, Land O’Lakes. (813) 996-1489.
Rosary Altar Society Craft and Vendor Fair: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendor spaces available for $15, which includes an 8-foot table and two chairs. Our Lady Queen of Peace, 5340 High St., New Port Richey. (727) 776-7487, (727) 807-6382. ladyqueenofpeace.org.
‘ELFers’ Merry Marketplace: Vendors will be selling arts and crafts and specialty products that are ideal for holiday giving. There will be entertainment throughout the day, a silent auction and snacks. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission and parking. CARES Elfers Center, 4136 Barker Drive, Elfers. (727) 847-1290. caresfl.org.
West Pasco Art Guild Holiday Boutique Reception: The boutique will have original art, crafts, jewelry and other gift items available. The boutique will continue through Dec. 21. 2 p.m. Free. West Pasco Art Guild and Gallery, 6206 Jefferson St., New Port Richey. (727) 841-7732. westpascoartguildandgallery.org.
Bowling for Sight: The Wesley Chapel Lions Club hosts this event, which will include food served from 1:15 to 2 p.m. and bowling at 1:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to the team with the best theme, and door prizes will be given to individuals who excel at team spirit. 1 4:30 p.m. $20 per bowler; $100 per team of five. Pin Chasers, 6816 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills. (813) 782-5511. wesleychapellionsclub.com.
St. John’s Hearing Clinic: Includes earwax checks, earwax removal, hearing screenings and cleaning and servicing of hearing aids. Participants who wear hearing aids will receive one free package of batteries. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Free. CARES Rao Musunuru M.D. Enrichment Center, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson. (727) 848-8664. caresfl.org.
St. John’s Hearing Clinic: Includes earwax checks, earwax removal, hearing screenings and cleaning and servicing of hearing aids. Participants who wear hearing aids will receive one free package of batteries. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Free. CARES Elfers Center, 4136 Barker Drive, Elfers. (727) 848-8664. caresfl.org.
Pre-diabetes screenings: 10 a.m. to noon Free. Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, 6600 Madison St., New Port Richey. (727) 953-6877. baycareevents.org.
DUI awareness seminar: Ellen Snelling, chairwoman of the Tampa Alcohol Coalition, will discuss how driving under the influence affects individuals, families and the community. Personal stories of those who have been affected by DUIs may be presented. The seminar is part of PHSC’s Community Awareness Series. 11 a.m. to noon. Free. Pasco-Hernando State College Porter Campus, 2727 Mansfield Blvd., Wesley Chapel. Toll-free 1-855-669-7472.
CARES Health and Wellness Expo: Featuring more than 25 vendors, free health screenings, health specialists, equipment and supplies, community resources and caregiver information. Flu shots will be available (bring insurance card). Proceeds will benefit the CARES Senior Health Clinic. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. First United Methodist Church of Hudson, 13123 U.S. 19, Hudson. (727) 916-0053. hudsonfirstumc.org.
Charity fashion show for hospice: The fashion show will feature guest emcee Deiah Riley, morning anchor at ABC Action News. Fashions will be presented by Belk. Tickets include lunch, the fashion show and a vendor expo. All proceeds will support Gulfside Hospice and help provide hospice care and bereavement services in the community. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. $35 per person; $275 per table of eight. Heritage Springs Golf and Country Club, 11345 Robert Trent Jones Parkway, Trinity. (727) 845-5707.
K of C Ladies Auxiliary Thanksgiving dinner: Includes turkey, dressing, potatoes, vegetables, dessert, coffee and tea. Hosted by the auxiliary at Knights of Columbus Council 6476. 5 to 7 p.m. $7. St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 4843 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday. (727) 389-0518.
Teen advisory board: Teens gather to plan future youth events at the library and earn volunteer hours. For youth in grades 6 to 12. 6 to 6:30 p.m. New River Library, 34043 State Road 54, Zephyrhills. (813) 788-6375.
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