Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Holiday activities

COUNTYWIDE

you can Be a santa's angel To a needy child

Santa's Angel Program of Pasco County is looking for anonymous elves to help bring cheer to children in need. The nonprofit has placed Christmas trees at businesses across the county, with gift tags bearing the wish lists of children who might otherwise get nothing for Christmas. People may buy a present and leave it with the gift tag at the customer service desk at any of the following locations:

• Bealls, 12125 U.S. 19, Bayonet Point

• Bealls, 7201 State Road 54, New Port Richey

• Walmart, 8701 U.S. 19, Port Richey

• Walmart, 8745 State Road 54, New Port Richey

Gift tags are also available on Christmas trees at:

• Magic Tan, 7306 State Road 52, Hudson

• Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club, 12330 Lake Jovita Blvd., Dade City

• San Antonio Citizens Federal Credit Union, 37925 Church Ave., Dade City; 12542 Curley Road, San Antonio; and 7301 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills

• Olga's Bakery and Deli, 14117 Seventh St., Dade City

• Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative Inc., 12013 Hays Road, Shady Hills; 20711 U.S. 98, Trilby; 30461 Commerce Drive, San Antonio; and 14651 21st St., Dade City

Gifts and donations may be dropped off at the Withlacoochee River Electric location at 14651 21st St., Dade City.

For information, call Marsha Snow at (727) 868-2413 in west Pasco, or Linda Pelt at (352) 668-4114 in east Pasco.

LAND O'LAKES

Santa's Workshop offers fun for kids

The Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex will host Santa's Workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday with games, train rides, cookies, hot chocolate and visits with Saint Nick. Participants must register by Friday or until the event reaches capacity. Cost is $1 per person, free for children 2 and younger. The complex is at 3032 Collier Parkway. For information or to register, call (813) 929-1220.

HUDSON

Get on board for the Christmas parade

The Bayonet Point Yacht Club is looking for additional participants for this year's Christmas Boat Parade, slated for Dec. 16-18. The parade route has been extended this year to Sea Ranch, and there will be prizes for the top three decorated boats. Dates are Dec. 16 at Sea Ranch; Dec. 17 at Leisure Beach; and Dec. 18 at Signal Cove, followed by a gathering at the Signal Cove Clubhouse on Tiller Drive for all boaters (please bring an appetizer and your own beverages). For information, call Prentiss at (410) 603-3113 or Jack at (315) 200-2880 or (727) 862-6025.

Holiday activities 12/03/11 [Last modified: Saturday, December 3, 2011 11:43am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Trump's political speech to Scouts inspires parental outrage

    News

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's fiery speech at the National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia has infuriated parents and former scouts.

    President Donald Trump waves to the crowd of scouts at the 2017 National Boy Scout Jamboree at the Summit in Glen Jean,W. Va., Monday. [AP Photo/Steve Helber]
  2. Florida woman says she buried puppy in park because she couldn't afford cremation

    Public Safety

    When Ashley Duey's 6-month-old puppy was hit by a car, she was devastated.

    It took her four hours to say goodbye.

    Ashley Duey, of Polk County, is trying to raise money to have her pet cremated. She tried burying her puppy in a park, but city officials said it was against the law. (Facebook)
  3. Recycling likely to be issue between the Two Ricks

    Blogs

    When Mayor Rick Kriseman and former mayor Rick Baker go head-to-head in tonight’s televised debate, they’ll likely tangle over the city’s sewage crisis.

    Recycling, especially Rick Baker's record on opposing it while mayor, may surface in tonight's televised debate
  4. Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay cooks and eats Everglades python

    Wildlife

    MIAMI — Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay recently joined South Florida hunters to kill, and then eat, Burmese pythons invading the Everglades, the South Florida Water Management District announced Tuesday.

    Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay and his son Jack, far right, joined South Florida Water Management District python hunter Kyle Penniston on a recent outing in western Miami-Dade County that bagged three snakes. [South Florida Water Management District]
  5. Goodman: A prescription for repairing Congress

    Columns

    The only thing more unpopular today than NFL commissioner Roger Goodell at a New England Patriots game or Mel Gibson at a bat mitzvah is Congress.