New Port Richey
Frisbee dogs and more as fest continues
The fifth annual Cotee River Bike Fest continues from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday downtown, around Orange Lake and in Sims Park. Today's highlights are performances by the Disc-Connected K9's World Famous Frisbee Dogs in Sims Park at 11:30 a.m., 2 and 7:30 p.m.; the Orlando Harley Drill Team in the Bank Street parking lot at 1, 3 and 6 p.m.; and the Motorman Rider's Skill Show at 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Live bands will perform from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in Sims Park and also on the Grand Boulevard stage, with the Vintage Bike Show awards at 4:45 p.m. in Sims Park and the Tattoo Contest at 6:30 p.m. on the Grand Boulevard stage. Sunday's events include live music on two stages, Frisbee Dogs at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., the Orlando Harley Drill Team at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and the Motorman's Rider's Skill Show at 1 and 3 p.m. All events are free.
Healthy Families gets accreditation
Healthy Families Pasco-Hernando, part of a statewide system of voluntary home visiting services, has been accredited by Prevent Child Abuse America, the nation's leading organization for child abuse prevention since 1972. Becky Bennett, manager of the local program, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, called the accreditation "a hallmark of excellence.'' The local program provides in-home parenting education and support to more than 380 families annually. "During home visits, parents learn about things like child development; positive, age-appropriate discipline; and home safety,'' Bennett said. "They also learn how to set goals for themselves and their families and receive support as they work to achieve their goals.'' For information about the program, call (727) 967-7509 or visit www.pascokidsfirst.org.
New Port Richey
Donate a hat, scarf to a cancer patient
Looking for a good home for that lovely scarf you never wear? In honor of breast cancer awareness month, Community Hospital of New Port Richey is accepting donations of gently used hats and scarves to beautify women experiencing hair loss due to cancer treatment. Items can be dropped off at the Breast Care Center or the main lobby of the hospital at 5637 Marine Parkway. The goods will be taken to the American Cancer Society Tampa Hope Lodge gift room. For information, visit the hospital's Web site at www.communityhospital npr.com.
River Ridge High Drama will present Bye Bye Birdie at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 and 2 p.m. Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. An item in Wednesday's Top of the Class listed an incorrect time.