Saturday, December 16, 2017
News Roundup

Bright Star Senior Talent Show

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SENIOR Talent Show benefit: The Bright Star Senior Talent Show is at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Center for the Arts at River Ridge High School, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. The event is sponsored by Bright House Networks and Humana, and all proceeds benefit CARES. Tickets are $6 and available at any CARES Senior Center or Bright House office, or the day of the show at the box office, which opens at 1 p.m. For information, call Claude Pepper Senior Center at (727) 844-3077 or Bright House Networks at (727) 326-1255.

Veterans' benefits seminar: Summit at New Port Richey has planned a presentation for veterans and veterans' spouses about veterans' benefits. The seminar is at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at Summit, 5539 Charles St., New Port Richey. Veterans who had at least 90 days of consecutive, active military service and at least one day served during wartime, a discharge of any kind other than dishonorable and are at least age 65 and their spouses are eligible to apply for veterans' benefits, which may be up to $24,228 a year, tax-free. For information, call (727) 848-4459.

African American Club presents film: See the film The Long Walk Home, starring Whoopi Goldberg and Sissy Spacek, at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 at the African American Club building, 6105 Pine Hill Road. The film, set in Montgomery, Ala., in the 1950s, depicts then-unknown minister Martin Luther King Jr.'s fight against segregation. Following the film, guests will listen to King's I Have a Dream speech. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. For information, contact Dan Callaghan at (727) 372-1742.

AARP safe driving course: A two-day AARP safe driving course is planned for 1-4 p.m. March 12-13 at Wesley Chapel Toyota, 5300 Eagleston Blvd. Some insurance companies offer a discount for completing the course. The certificate participants earn is good for three years. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Advanced registration is required. To register, call instructor Lloyd Shaw at (813) 395-8376.

Drop off diapers: The Healthy Start Coalition of Pasco has partnered with H&R Block to host a diaper drop to benefit financially struggling moms whose babies need diapers. Through April 18, people may donate diapers and other new baby items during business hours at any of the following H&R Block locations: 3342 U.S. 19, Holiday; 12111 U.S. 19, Hudson; 4215 Little Road, New Port Richey; 4746 U.S. 19, New Port Richey; 6907 Congress St., New Port Richey; 9342 Little Road, New Port Richey; 9680 U.S. 19, Port Richey; and 9037 U.S. 19, Suite B, Port Richey. For information, call the Healthy Start Coalition of Pasco at (727) 841-7888.

Space camp scholarships: The Florida Suncoast Chapter of The Ninety-Nines plans to award week-long space camp scholarships to two girls in fourth through sixth grades who live in Florida and can research and write. The theme is "You are there!" Applicants must choose and research an historical event in aviation or space and, using the research and her imagination, write a story about it as if she were there when it happened. Applicants may include drawings, pictures or anything else they think will enhance their entries. The winners will receive tuition paid in full to Space Camp for ages 9-11 or Space Academy for ages 12-14 in Huntsville, Ala. Transportation to Huntsville is not included. The deadline to apply is April 27. For all rules, regulations and information about applying, visit fpcg.net/sc99/space-camp.htm.

Caregiver respite program: CARES presents the Respite Room from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 10337 U.S. 19, Port Richey. The Respite Room provides a safe, positive environment for people with memory challenges such as dementia and Alzheimer's so their caregivers can have several hours of respite. For reservations, call Christian Powers at (727) 862-9291 or Pastor Stephen Kaufmann at (727) 868-5744.

Free leadership series: True Life Center has planned a free leadership development series based on John Maxwell's 21 Laws of Leadership. The seminars are from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays through May at True Life Center, 4797 Allen Road, Zephyrhills. For information, call (813) 788-5433 or visit truelifecenter.com.

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