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Meet county candidates at chambers' forums

Dade City

Meet candidates at two forums this month

The chambers of commerce of Wesley Chapel, Central Pasco, Dade City and Zephyrhills will host a "Meet Your Candidate" forum at 6 p.m. Monday and at 6 p.m. Aug. 11 at Pasco Middle School, 13925 14th St., Dade City.

On Monday candidates for County Commission and Clerk of Circuit Court will be at the forum and on Aug. 11 candidates for the School Board and sheriff will be there.

Panelists are C.T. Bowen of the St. Petersburg Times and William Yelverton of the Tampa Tribune

Call (352) 567-3769.

New Port Richey

Gulf High to host benefit for autism

"Rock for Autism," a benefit concert featuring Worst Case Scenario THD, Da Jook City Boyz, Everyone Disappear and the Frank Sherwood Experience and Lili, is set from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Des Little Stadium Gulf High Football Field, 5355 School Road in New Port Richey.

Cost is $3 with net proceeds benefiting the Autism Association Inc., Gulf Coast Chapter. Food will be available to purchase from Pit Boss Bar-B-Q. Call (727) 372-6507.

Wesley Chapel

Church to host events for accident victim

A benefit auction and classic car show is planned from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Covenant Christian Church of God, located five miles north of State Road 52 on U.S. 41., in Wesley Chapel Proceeds will benefit the family of Junior Williams, a victim of a boating accident.

There will be a bake sale, drinks, hamburgers and hot dogs and '50s and '60s music.

The auction begins at 5 p.m.


Library group selling bags to raise money

Friends of the Library are selling Tote Bags as a fundraiser. The bags are lightweight, multi-functional and have a removable insert and extra long shoulder straps.

The red, white and blue designed bags are good for toting books, shopping goods or beach gear and are a green alternative to plastic bags.

The bags are available at any branch of the Pasco County Library System for $5 including tax. Call (727) 861-3020.


Council to offer bingo and dinner-dance

The Knights of Columbus Father Farrell Council 6476, 2040 Grand Blvd. in Holiday offers non-smoking bingo each Sunday at 1 p.m.

Doors open at 11 a.m.

Each Friday the council offers a dinner-dance, with dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. and dancing from 7 to 10 p.m. Cost is $11 for both or $5 for the dance. On Friday, Steve Daniels will play.

Call (727) 934-8025.

Land O'Lakes

Chamber of Commerce seeks honorary mayor

The Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce is seeking people to run for the position of Honorary Mayor of Land O'Lakes. Filing fee is $50 and applications are available by calling (813) 909-2722.

This year's Flapjack Festival is scheduled for Oct. 31 through Nov. 2 at a new location.

The festival will be at the Pasco County Fairgrounds, 36722 State Road 52 in Dade City.

Port Richey

Donate school items to needy children

The Jewish Community Center of West Pasco, in conjunction with the Jewish Federation of Pinellas and Pasco counties, will provide backpacks filled with back to school supplies for students who are unable to afford these necessary supplies.

People are asked to drop off the following items: computer paper, filler paper, highlighters, backpacks, folders, 3 ring binders, student organizers, pens, pencils, colored pencils, markers, zippered pencil cases, calculators, erasers, tape, rulers, Kleenex, hand sanitizers, Ziploc bags and construction paper.

Items may be dropped off at the center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday at 9841 Scenic Drive, Port Richey. Call (727) 847-3814.


Discover your family history for free

The Family History Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7851 Lutz Lake Fern Road in Odessa is open to the public and free of charge.

Hours of operation for genealogists, of all levels, are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, 1 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

The center is closed Monday, Friday and Sunday.

Call Marlene Robinson at (813) 926-3596 or (813) 926-3590.

Port Richey

Youth football league now taking signups

A Youth Football League is forming and registration is from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Salvation Army at 7745 Ridge Road in Port Richey.

The season runs August through November and games are played at the Veterans Memorial Park, Hicks Road in Hudson.

The cost is $125.

Call Bobby Riordan, director of the Community Center at (727) 815-8539, ext. 224

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