NEW PORT RICHEY
Find new-to-you items at sale on Saturday
Hacienda Village Social Club is having its annual Trash and Treasures Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at its clubhouse, 7500 Granada Ave. The event will feature lots of treasures, a white elephant sale, crafts, baked goods, food and drinks.
Both park entrances will be open. The main gate is on Rowan Road near Main Street. The other entrance is off Cypress Knoll Drive. Directions and maps will be posted at both entrances.
For information, call Ron Kimmy (727) 846-8240.
Vets, service members to be honored Sunday
Southern Crafted Homes will hold a Military Appreciation Day from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday to pay tribute to veterans and current military service members. The event will be held at the Stonegate community on State Road 54, 1 mile west of Land O'Lakes Boulevard.
The day will feature static displays of military equipment such as a Black Hawk helicopter, Humvees and an armored personnel carrier. Members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard will be present to answer questions and conduct demonstrations.
The Tampa Bay Lightning will also be present with the Lightning Bug mascot, the Lightning Girls and displays from the Stanley Cup-winning team.
Donations for Treats for Troops, an organization that ships care packages to troops overseas, will be collected. For information, contact Jim Deitch at Southern Crafted Homes at (813) 751-0210 or jdeitch@ southerncraftedhomes.com.
Raise fork, raise funds for Team Duct Tape
Team Duct Tape, an award-winning community-based high school level robotics team from Odessa, will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Breakfast Nook, 1532 Land O'Lakes Blvd.
Tickets are $10. The proceeds will help pay for the team's trip to the Georgia Dome April 14-17 for the FIRST World Championship, the final and largest event of the FIRST LEGO League, FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Robotics Challenge competitions.
Team Duct Tape is composed of public, private and home-schooled students from throughout Hillsborough and Pasco counties. For information about the team, visit TeamDuctTape.com. To order tickets for the benefit dinner, call the Breakfast Nook at (813) 948-4041.
Saint Leo University invites PHCC transfers
Saint Leo University's Weekend and Evening Center will host Transfer Day sessions next week at all campuses of Pasco-Hernando Community College.
Saint Leo representatives will be available to discuss bachelor's degree programs and transfer opportunities for students who will graduate from PHCC with an associate degree. Saint Leo has an agreement with PHCC that makes it relatively simple for those who have earned an associate degree to transfer into the university and begin taking upper-level courses.
The transfer day sessions in Pasco County will be held:
• From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the lobby of Building A at the PHCC East Campus, 36727 Blanton Road, Dade City.
• From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday in Building S, Room 110, at the PHCC West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey.
The customary $35 application fee will be waived for prospective students who complete an application during one of these sessions.
For information on the Weekend and Evening Center Transfer Days, and to RSVP, contact Beth Lastra at (352) 588-7451 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Two April services memorialize residents
Gulfside Regional Hospice will host two community memorial services in April to honor local residents who have recently died.
The first memorial will be held at 3 p.m. April 16 at First United Methodist Church of Hudson, 13123 U.S. 19 in Hudson. The second memorial will take place at 3 p.m. April 23 at Atonement Lutheran Church, 29617 State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel.
Gulfside Regional Hospice holds community memorial services twice a year to honor patients through song, readings and stories. The community memorial services are open to the public, and refreshments will be served after each service.
For information about either the memorial services or bereavement services, call Gulfside's bereavement department at (727) 844-3946 or toll-free at 1-800-561-4883.
Register now for AARP save driving courses
The AARP will offer several safe driving courses next month. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Please call the numbers listed to register. The classes will be held:
• From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 6 and 7 at Mill Pond Estates, 7729 Morningdale Drive, New Port Richey. Call Frank Hoerner, (813) 949-7340.
• From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 13 and 14 at Regency Park Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey. Call Charlie Fisher, (727) 863-5792.
• From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 13 and 16 at Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. Call Al Fleri, (727) 856-9939.
AARP is always looking for volunteers to help with the program. If interested, call Frank Hoerner, West Pasco coordinator, at (813) 949-7340.