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Main Street Blast a treat for eyes, ears

NEW PORT RICHEY

Main Street Blast a treat for eyes, ears

It's time for 25,000 people to mark their calendars: Main Street Blast, the annual celebration and fireworks show at Sims Park, is set to run from 4 to 11 p.m. June 28. The 60's Groove Band will play from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by 7 Bridges (an Eagles tribute band) from 7 to 9 p.m. After the fireworks display over Orange Lake, Led Zeppelin tribute band ZOSO will take the stage from 9 to 11 p.m. The event will also feature the presentation of colors and the national anthem at 5 p.m., a beer garden and "pooch parade" at Cavalaire Square and a classic car cruise-in along Grand Boulevard. For information, call Greater New Port Richey Main Street at (727) 842-8066 or visit www.newportricheymain street.com.

Donations send kids to art classes

Want to help a budding young artist? The Progress Energy Art Gallery is looking for donations ranging from $30 to $100 to provide scholarships for summer art classes to students who can't afford them. A $30 donation buys a spot in "Abstract Art Appreciation," while $50 pays for "Basics of Drawing." A $100 donation would cover a mixed media art class. The gallery has been in touch with local organizations that help needy families to find deserving students. Donations are tax-deductible and may be mailed or delivered between noon and 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays to the gallery at 6231 Grand Blvd. For information, call (727) 848-6500 or visit www.nprgallery.com.

Fundraiser aids Komen foundation

First Church of the Nazarene will host a fundraiser from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. The event includes a silent auction featuring golf packages, artwork, sports memorabilia, a fishing trip, business gift certificates and more. A dinner is also included; tickets are $5 in advance, $6 at the door. The church is at 5342 Avery Road. For information or to buy tickets, call (727) 849-5817.

Elfers

Learn new steps in line dancing class

Line dancing is resuming at the CARES Elfers Senior Center, featuring a new instructor. Classes will be every Tuesday starting this week, with a $5 fee per class. The center is at 4137 Barker St. For information, call (727) 847-1290.

HUDSON

Bilirakis will host health, drug fair

U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis will host a seniors health and prescription drug fair from 10 a.m. to noon June 23 at the CARES Hudson/Bayonet Point Enrichment Center. The event will feature free health screenings and information on prescription drug coverage. The center is at 12417 Clock Tower Parkway. For information, call (727) 863-6868.

Pasco deaths

Franklin, Sharon K.

Haack, Florence E.

Meyers, Elaine Elizabeth

Purdy-Adkins, Kathleen Joy

Shaw, Gerald J.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Main Street Blast a treat for eyes, ears 06/15/08 [Last modified: Sunday, June 15, 2008 9:21pm]
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