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Fireworks will be part of three holiday events in Pasco County


Fireworks will be part of three holiday events

Three events featuring fireworks shows are on tap over the next two weekends to celebrate the Fourth of July. First up is the Kia Fest Main Street Blast, which runs from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at Sims Park in New Port Richey. The free event will include live music, as well as festival food, beer, crafts and river boat tours available for purchase. Fireworks are planned for dusk on Saturday, weather permitting. The musical acts will include Jimmy James and That '70s Band, Bon Jovi tribute band Slippery When Wet, Allman Brothers tribute band Midnight Rider, '60s Groove, and Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band Second Helping. For details, call (727) 842-8066 or visit The following week, Sparklebration will be held July 4 at the Pasco County Fairgrounds in Dade City. Gates will open at 4 p.m., with food sales, eating contests, pony rides, face painting, a balloon artist, Elvis tribute artist Billy Lindsey and more before the evening fireworks show. Admission is $5 for adults, plus $5 for parking; kids 12 and younger are free. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. No alcohol, coolers, pets or personal fireworks allowed. For details, call (352) 567-6678 or visit Also on July 4, Port Richey will have a free fireworks show beginning at 9:15 p.m. at Waterfront Park, 8119 Old Post Road. No alcoholic beverages or personal fireworks allowed. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For details, call City Hall at (727) 816-1900.


Learn more about lungs, breathing

The Quit Smoking Support Group will have a guest facilitator next week to teach techniques that can make breathing easier and lungs stronger. The presentation will be given by Rebecca C. Young, director of respiratory services at Pasco Regional Medical Center. The group will meet from 1 to 2 p.m. June 27 at the County Health Department, 10841 Little Road, Building B, New Port Richey. For more information call (727) 861-5250, ext. 161.


Facebook, Skype classes offered

CARES Connects has planned a series of small group classes that will cover Facebook, Skype, e-mail and photo editing from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays from July 7 to July 28 at CARES Musunuru, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson, and from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays from July 13 to July 27 at CARES Elfers, 4136 Barker Drive, New Port Richey. Seating is limited. The cost is $15 per class, or $45 for the series. For details or to register, call Riki Anderson at (727) 389-6655.


Register now for Bible school

A free vacation Bible school called PandaMania will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon July 11-15 at St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 7922 State Road 52. It will include Bible stories, games, crafts and snacks for 4-year-olds through fifth-graders. For more information or to register, call (727) 863-5646 or visit

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