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Classes, golf, barbecue, meetings

Stroller Strides gets earlier summer start

Stroller Strides classes have moved their start times to 8:30 a.m. to beat some of the heat. The summer hours will last until Sept. 1.

Local classes include a New Tampa workout at Flatwoods Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays, meeting at the Bruce B. Downs parking lot; Wesley Chapel classes at the Seven Oaks Community on Mondays and Wednesdays, meeting outside the clubhouse; and Lithia classes at FishHawk Ranch Community on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, meeting at Park Square.

Stroller Strides hourlong classes emphasize cardiovascular and muscle-strengthening exercises using resistance bands and strollers, allowing moms to interact with their babies throughout their workout.

For information about Stroller Strides, including class locations, visit or call Ginger Couden at (813) 394-7754.

So you wanna be a rock star ...

A Rock Band Tournament will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at the Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey. Teams of four are invited to compete for a spot in the event finals on July 12 at the Land O'Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway. Call (727) 861-3049.

Children's dance camp is offered this week

The Pasco County Parks and Recreation Department along with Southern Elite Sports will present the Music Fun Dance Camp for children ages 5 and up.

It will take place Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until noon at the Grove Park Community Center, 4145 Fairford Drive in New Port Richey.

The cost is $35. For information, call (727) 834-3285.

Want to try tai chi? Here's your chance

Ingram's Karate Center of New Port Richey will host a free introductory tai chi class at 6:20 p.m. on July 7.

Tai chi is often called "moving meditation" or "slow martial arts," and it can be beneficial for all ages, sizes, shapes and fitness levels. Instructor Mary Caceres integrates music, humor and precise instruction.

Ingram's Karate Center will add a tai chi class to its regular schedule on Monday and Friday nights. For information contact owner Sheri Ingram-Angwin at (727) 372-7673.

Ham radio buffs to show their stuff

Ham radio operators will show off their emergency capabilities between 2 p.m. Saturday and noon June 29 at the Dade City City Hall Annex & Emergency Operations Center at 14150 Fifth St.

The public will have a chance to meet and talk with ham radio operators and learn about the newest digital and satellite capabilities, voice communication and even historical Morse code.

During the national annual event, called "Field Day," ham operators, using only emergency power supplies, construct emergency stations in parks, shopping malls, schools and back yards. More than 34,000 amateur radio operators participated last year.

The East Pasco Amateur Radio Society can be contacted via the 146.88 Repeater or by calling or e-mailing Gary Mentro, N3OS, at (352) 458-3291 or

Golf tourney held for School Board hopeful

Lexington Oaks Golf Club in Wesley Chapel will host a golf tournament for Peter Hanzel, a candidate for Pasco County School Board, District 2, on July 18, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.

The format is a four-person scramble. The entry fee is $75 per player, which includes 18 holes of golf, cart, range balls and dinner at the awards ceremony. Numerous prizes will be given for winning teams, a putting contest, longest drive, and closest to the pin. The Hole-In-One Contest is sponsored by HONDA of Wesley Chapel. Other fundraising sponsorships are available.

To register or get more information, call Peter Hanzel at (813) 907-6614 or e-mail

Barbecue to benefit School Board hopeful

An Ole Fashioned Bar-B-Que is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 3116 Land O'Lakes Blvd. in Land O'Lakes.

Friends of Kurt J. Conover, who is running for Pasco County School Board, District 2, are sponsoring the event. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

The barbecue will be provided by Hungry Harry's Bar-B-Que. There will be entertainment and door prizes. For tickets call (813) 949-4696 or visit

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren to meet

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.

Classes, golf, barbecue, meetings 06/21/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 1:05pm]
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