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Kids can ride with Curious George

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Curious George Bike Day is from 9 a.m. to noon March 1 at Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park, 10500 Wilderness Park Blvd., New Port Richey. The day is designed for 3- to 6-year-old children and their families. The children are encouraged to bring their tricycles, bicycles or Big Wheels to ride at the park with Curious George. Free bicycle helmets will be distributed while quantities last. The day also includes stories, refreshments, healthy smoothie demonstrations, photo opps, free books, inflatable games and entertainment. Free. For information, call (727) 861-3033.

5k RUN/WALK: SmileFaith Foundation's 5K Run/Walk For Smiles is March 1 at Waterfront Park, 8119 Old Post Road, Port Richey. Sign-in is at 7 a.m. and the race starts at 8 a.m. The cost is $25 for early registration and $30 on race day. For registration information, call (727) 807-7958 or email info@smilefaith.com.

GOLF: The Slice for Life golf tournament is at noon March 3 at the Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club, 5811 Tampa Palms Blvd., Tampa. Also features putting and hole-in-one contests, dinner, silent and live auctions and an awards ceremony. Individuals play for $150 and foursomes, for $500. Includes greens fees, cart, boxed lunch, dinner and prizes. Proceeds benefit the Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel Foundation. For information, call (813) 929-5497.

NAKED VOLLEYBALL: Volleyball au naturel happens at the Super Bowl South tournament March 7-16 at Lake Como Family Nudist Resort and Community, 20500 Cot Road, Land O' Lakes. This tournament is part of the circuit of nude volleyball events hosted throughout the year by nudist resorts across North America. The 10-day event includes mixed coed novice and B teams, A & AA teams, plus a ladies' day of all-female teams, on two sand and eight grass courts. For information, go to lakecomonaturally.com/sbs.html.

WALK, RUN, BIKE: The 2014 Pasco Challenge is March 8 at Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park, 10500 Wilderness Park Blvd, New Port Richey. Competitive events are 5K and 10K races and noncompetitive events include a 1-mile walk/fun run and a bike tour. Registration starts at 6:15 a.m. and ends at 7:45 a.m. The bike tour is at 7:30 a.m., the 10K at 8 a.m., the 5K at 8:15 a.m. and the walk/fun run start follows the 5K start. The event is hosted by the Alzheimer's Family Organization and proceeds benefit people in Pasco County whose families are affected by Alzheimer's disease. For information, call (727) 848-8888 or go to alzheimersfamily.org.

GOLF: West Pasco Pregnancy Center's annual Golf Scramble and Dinner is March 8 at Timber Greens Golf & Country Club, 6333 Timber Greens Blvd., New Port Richey. Tournament check-in begins at noon, a shotgun start is at 1 p.m., a silent auction at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. The tournament features contests, prizes, a golf ball drop, a silent auction and a dinner catered by Carrabba's. $100 per player. Proceeds benefit the pregnancy center. Golfers may register by mailing their payments to the WPPC, 5330 George Street, New Port Richey, 34652; or by callling (727) 846-9999. For information, visit pascopregnancyfriends.com.

WALK: One Community Now and the Chasco Fiesta have partnered to host the Chasco Fiesta Hunger Walk for Pasco County March 15 at Gulf High School, 5355 School Road, New Port Richey. Registration is at 8 a.m. and the walk starts at 9 a.m. The walk lasts until noon and there are "family fun activities" to participate in alongside the track. For information and to register, visit chascofiestahungerwalk.org.

RIDE: The Pasco Sheriff's Mounted Posse hosts its sixth annual Ride for Hospice at 10 a.m. March 16 at the Diamond B Ranch, 21309 Kettering Road, Dade City. Gates open at 3 p.m. March 15 for riders who wish to camp. Prizes will be awarded to the rider who raises the most money for Gulfside Hospice. Proceeds benefit hospice patient care. Bring your own horse. People who don't have horses can participate in other activities at the ranch. Other activities include cowboy church, wagon rides, visits to the Agriculture Museum, a cowboy shooting exhibition and lunch. For more information or to preregister, go to rideforhospice.net or call Erin Labbe toll-free at 1-800-561-4883.

5K RUN/WALK: Hands and Paws for Pasco hosts the Shamrock Sprint, a 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun run at 10:30 a.m. March 16 at Fitzgerald's Irish Tavern, 5811 Nebraska Ave., New Port Richey. The race starts at the tavern and goes through downtown New Port Richey. At the party after the race, all runners who are 21 and up receive a free beer. Race proceeds benefit Hands and Paws, a local nonprofit animal shelter that rescues sick and injured animals from kill-shelters. For information, visit shamrocksprint.com or call (727) 505-4734.

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Kids can ride with Curious George 02/20/14 [Last modified: Friday, February 21, 2014 12:38pm]

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