NEW PORT RICHEY
Celebrate Juneteenth at schoolhouse
The African American Club of Pasco Inc. will host a Juneteenth Celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 18 at the Booker T. Washington schoolhouse at 6105 Pine Hill Road, off Congress Street. The event commemorates June 19, 1865, when slaves in Galveston, Texas, received news of their freedom, two years after President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation went into effect. According to Juneteenth.com, the holiday is "a moment in time taken to appreciate the African-American experience." The Pasco celebration will include free food, entertainment, face painting and inflatable playground. For information call (770) 265-8834.
Meet city manager on Wednesday
Residents are invited to a free "Coffee with the City Manager" from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the New Port Richey Library meeting room, 5939 Main St. City Manager John Schneiger will discuss the upcoming budget along with general city financial issues, and listen to residents' questions and concerns. A continental breakfast has been donated by Starbucks No. 13368 and the Friends of the New Port Richey Library. For information call (727) 853-1279 or (727) 853-1021.
Learn about crime watch program
The Pasco County Sheriff's Office will host a neighborhood watch presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Beacon Square Civic Association, 3741 Bradford Drive. Deputy Ron Peterkin and Capt. Jack Armstrong will present a crime watch program, with the goal of forming a partnership with the residents to fight crime in the neighborhood. For information, contact the civic association at (727) 807-7007 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rose Society meets June 27
The West Pasco Rose Society meets at 7 p.m. June 27 at the CARES Enrichment Center, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway. Dorothy Bornemann will share information on how to present arrangements for different classes in a rose show. An ice cream social will follow. The society will not have any meetings in July or August.
'Purse Pageant' set for Aug. 13
The Pasco affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will hold a "Purse Pageant" from noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Jasmine Lakes Civic Association, 7137 Jasmine Blvd. The event will include tea time, desserts, and silent and live auctions of handbags of all shapes and sizes. All proceeds to benefit the education, advocacy and support programs of NAMI Pasco. Tickets are $10. Call (727) 992-9653.