Free vaccines for H1N1 flu available today
The Pasco County Health Department will offer free H1N1 vaccinations from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Gulf View Square mall, 9409 U.S. 19. The vaccine will be available to everyone. The vaccines will be given on a first-come, first-served basis, and tickets for vaccinations will be distributed. Tickets will decrease the amount of time standing in line by allowing takers to continue to shop and then return for their shot during a specified time period. "We have spent the past few months working with our partners to get the vaccine to the priority groups most adversely affected by the illness," said Dr. David Johnson, Pasco County Health Officer. "We are now able to offer the vaccine to all who choose to be vaccinated." For information about vaccination opportunities, visit myflusafety.com.
New Port Richey
Downtown holiday fair this weekend
The Greater New Port Richey Main Street Holidays celebration continues today and Sunday, highlighted by the 33rd annual Downtown New Port Richey Holiday Street Parade at 7 p.m. today. In addition, there will be a carnival midway from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., an arts and crafts show, river boat rides, pony rides, live music on stage and festival food. The Genesis School will perform "The Holidays Through the Eyes of a Child" at 2:30 p.m. The Bone Yard Dogs band will perform from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. From 9 to 11 p.m., John Wayne Wilkinson and the Dixie Highway Band will perform. On Sunday, there will be breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 9 to 11 a.m., and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., an arts and crafts village, river boat rides, kayak and canoe rentals, pony rides, children's activities, festival food and commercial vendors. From 1 to 5 p.m., there will be entertainment on the main stage in Sims Park; and from noon to 9 p.m., a carnival and midway.
Traditions on the Green starts today
Traditions on the Green, an annual holiday event at the Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd., kicks off from 9 to 10 a.m. today with a breakfast with Santa. The event also features face painting, holiday crafts and other activities for children from 10 a.m. to noon. The Saturday Market will sell produce and locally made arts and crafts, and will feature local entertainment throughout the day. Canned food donations will be accepted for Metropolitan Ministries.
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