NEW PORT RICHEY
Blues by River events continue today, Sunday
The Cotee River Boat Show, Blues by the River concerts, arts and crafts fair, and classic car show continues from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in Sims Park. The Blues by the River Concert from noon to 10:30 p.m. today features Ed Wright, Howlin' Buzz, Lazy Boy & the Rockers, Mind Balm Showcase with Lee Pons and Franc Robert, Willie Lomax Blues Revue with Sean Brown, and, from 9 to 10:30 p.m., headliner Debbie Davies. Sunday's acts from noon to 5 p.m. are C-Side, Cruzen for a Bluzen and Josh Lamkin and Automatic Heat. The arts and crafts fair features nautical-themed items. Food vendors will offer seafood and festival food and drinks. The boat show is in the park and the river. Admission and parking are free. Call (727) 842-8066.
Health fairs to aid moms, babies
The Healthy Start Coalition of Pasco will hold health fairs today for mothers and babies on both sides of the county. The events will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Elks Lodge 2284, 7201 Congress St. in New Port Richey, and Zephyr Park on Third Street in Zephyrhills. Professionals will be available with tips on breastfeeding, car seat safety, smoking cessation, safe sleep practices and more. Free goody bags and prizes will be available.
Fasano to speak at Conservative Club
State Sen. Mike Fasano will be the featured speaker at the Conservative Club of East Pasco meeting at noon Monday at John's Steak and Seafood Restaurant, 38361 County Road 54 E. Final preparations will be made for the leadership meeting on May 25 consisting of the Conservative Club, tea party and 9/12 leadership teams. For information, visit conservativeclubeastpasco.org or call (813) 780-7328.
Safe boating event scheduled May 21
Boaters are invited to visit National Safe Boating displays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 21 at the Sponge Docks, 510 Dodecanese Blvd., near the sponge diver statue. Flotilla 11-9 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will provide radios, e-perbs, free kayak decals, boating brochures and tattoo decals for kids. Visitors can meet flotilla members and see a 47-foot Coast Guard patrol boat. For information, call (727) 375-2906.
Javion Hanner won the 2011 Tropicana speech contest for east and central Pasco County elementary schools. His last name was misspelled in a story that ran in Friday's Pasco Times.