NEW PORT RICHEY
Singers sought for community performance
The Nature Coast Festival Singers are looking for people to join in a "community sing" performance next month of Handel's Messiah. The performance will be at 3 p.m. Dec. 16 at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 4651 Little Road. There are no tickets or charges for admission, but a free will offering will be collected to benefit the Vets4Warriors mental health program. For information or rehearsal times, call (352) 515-5335, (352) 556-8549 or email [email protected]
NEW PORT RICHEY
Knights' fall fest begins today
Knights of Columbus Council 11680 has planned a fall festival for 5-10 p.m. today, noon to midnight Friday and Saturday and noon to 11 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 5340 High St. Event includes carnival rides and games plus food and beer. Call (727) 809-0492.
Event celebrates fine knives
The Artisan's Event, sponsored by WRK's Cutlery, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Harvey's Hardware, 5400 Land O'Lakes Blvd. The event features live and silent auctions, drawings for prizes and games of chance. Buy knives or bid on several, include a John Wayne knife. Bring Case knives to be sharpened and cleaned for free. Representatives of Case will be there plus two of the artisans who design the knives. A Boy Scout troop will host a knife safety class at 10 and 11 a.m. Proceeds benefit a local church, a food bank and the John Wayne Cancer Foundation. Call (813) 996-2400.
AARP offers safe driving classes
Several AARP driver's safety classes for this month have been rescheduled for the following dates and locations:
• 1-4 p.m. Nov. 15-16 at the Land O'Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes. A different class will be held from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 20-21 at the same location. Call Lloyd Shaw at (813) 395-8376.
• 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 19 in classroom 108 at the Education Center at Pasco Regional Medical Center, Medical Plaza 1, 13100 Fort King Road, Dade City. Call Richard Gest at (352) 588-0081.
• 1-4 p.m. Nov. 26-27 at the Meadow Point Community Center, 28245 County Line Road, Wesley Chapel. Call Dennis Smith at (813) 994-9832.
Veterans, their spouses and their children can take the class for free during November in honor of Veterans Day. For nonveterans, the cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Advance registration is required.
A variety breakfast is planned for 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Holiday Lakes Civic Association, 3624 Atlantis Drive, Holiday. A calendar listing Wednesday included an incorrect date. The breakfast features pancakes, eggs, French toast and other breakfast options and costs $3.50 for adults and $1.50 for children under 12. For information, call (727) 934-2959.