Get an introduction to art of tai chi Monday
A free introduction to tai chi will be offered at 6:20 p.m. Monday at Ingram's Pro Karate Center, 4116 Little Road in New Port Richey. Call (727) 372-7673.
Support group for grandparents 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.
Gulfside hospice hosts puppet show
Gulfside Regional Hospice is hosting a Mending Hearts puppet show at 11 a.m. July 25 at the New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St. The show is for children ages 4 through 12 and will focus on families who have recently suffered the loss of a pet or loved one. Refreshments will be served, along with goody bags for each child with a beanie baby and information about grief and loss for children. Call (727) 844-3946.
Support group offered for military families
Harbor Behavioral Health Care offers a free support network for military members and families. The support groups, led by mental health counselors, offer assistance for those experiencing the effects of present military deployment and reintegration into home life following deployment. The groups meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. each Thursday at the three locations in Pasco and Hernando counties: 14527 Seventh St., Dade City; 7074 Grove Road, Brooksville; and 8002 King Helle Blvd., New Port Richey. Call (727) 420-7943.
Blue Star Mothers chapter is organizing
A local chapter of Blue Star Mothers is organizing in the Tampa Bay area. The nonprofit group consists of mothers who have, or have had, children honorably serving in the military. Members get together to support each other and their children while promoting patriotism. The group is nonpartisan and nonpolitical. Call Lauren Frazier at (727) 849-2732 after 6 p.m.
Take a writing class at Brooksville library
Eva Knapp teaches a writing class every other Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the East Hernando Public Library, 6457 Windmere Road in Brooksville. Knapp and guest speakers will teach participants how to tell a story, write a memoir, write poetry or even try to write the next great American novel. The next meeting is set for July 16. Call (352) 754-4443.
Speaker to present transportation plan
The general membership meeting of the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce is at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 20735 Leonard Road. Cost is $10 for members who RSVP, or $13 at the door. The speaker will be from the Tampa Bay Regional Transportation Authority, and the subject will be the presentation of the authority's master plan. For a reservation, call (813) 909-0827.