A free introduction to tai chi will be offered at 6:20 p.m. July 7 at Ingram's Pro Karate Center, 4116 Little Road in New Port Richey. Call (727) 372-7673.
Grandparents group to meet at library
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren will meet at 10 a.m. July 16 at the Regency Park Library, 9701 Little Road in Port Richey. Call Dorothy at (727) 862-8222.
Puppet show to help grieving kids
Gulfside Regional Hospice is hosting a Mending Hearts puppet show at 11 a.m. July 25 at the New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St. The show is for children ages 4 through 12 and will focus on families that have recently suffered the loss of a pet or loved one. Refreshments will be served, along with goody bags for each child with a Beanie Baby and information about grief and loss for children. Call (727) 844-3946.
Support group helps military, families
The Harbor Behavioral Health Care offers a free support network for military members and families. The support groups, lead by mental health counselors, offer assistance for those experiencing the effects of present military deployment and reintegration into home life following military deployment. The groups meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. each Thursday at three locations in Pasco and Hernando counties: 14527 Seventh St., Dade City; 7074 Grove Road, Brooksville; and 8002 King Helle Blvd., New Port Richey. Call (727) 420-7943.
Blue Star Mothers forming area group
A local chapter of Blue Star Mothers is organizing in the Tampa Bay area. The nonprofit group consists of mothers who have or have had children honorably serving in the military. Members get together to support each other and their children while promoting patriotism. The group is nonpartisan and nonpolitical. Call Lauren Frazier at (727) 849-2732 after 6 p.m.
Writing class taught at Hernando library
Every other Wednesday at 1 p.m., Eva Knapp teaches a writing class at the East Hernando Public Library, 6457 Windmere Road in Brooksville. Knapp and guest speakers will teach participants how to tell a story, write a memoir, do some poetry or even try to write the next great American novel. The next meeting is Wednesday. Call (352) 754-4443.
Chamber to host TBARTA speaker
The general membership meeting of the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce is at 11:30 a.m. July 9 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 20735 Leonard Road. Cost is $10 for members who RSVP or $13 at the door. The speaker will be from the Tampa Bay Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA) and the subject will be the presentation of the authorities' master plan. Call (813) 909-0827 for a reservation.