NEW PORT RICHEY
Dogs can take a dive during Poochie Paddle
Dogs are invited to swim in one of three Poochie Paddle sessions Oct. 29 at the New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center, 6630 Van Buren St. Large dogs swim from 10 to 11 a.m., small dogs swim from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and guide dogs swim from 1 to 2 p.m. People must bring proof of current vaccinations for each dog, and they are not permitted to swim with the dogs. The cost is $5 per dog; free for one accompanying human, and $1 per spectator. For information, call (727) 841-4560.
Get 31% off on Oct. 31 at Hospice thrift shops
All items will be 31 percent off on Oct. 31 at all five Gulfside Regional Hospice Thrift Shoppes in Pasco County. The stores are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and are located at:
• 12154 U.S. 19, Bayonet Point, (727) 861-4900.
• 3601 Universal Plaza, New Port Richey, (727) 842-7262.
• 36524 State Road 54, Zephyrhills, (813) 788-5461.
• 37925 Sky Ridge Circle, Dade City, (813) 782-7200.
• 21780 State Road 54, Lutz, (813) 909-0485.
Veterans to give out red Buddy Poppies
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Holiday Post 10167 plans to distribute Buddy Poppies Nov. 3-6 at the following Pasco locations: Bob Evans Restaurant, 1600 U.S. 19, Holiday; Winn Dixie, 1640 U.S. 19, Holiday; Sam's Club, 4330 U.S. 19, New Port Richey; Publix, 5127 U.S. 19, New Port Richey; and Save-A-Lot, 1849 U.S. 19, Holiday.
The Buddy Poppy is the VFW's official memorial flower, representing the blood shed by American service members. Proceeds benefit the VFW relief fund, which helps financially struggling veterans and their families. Call (727) 938-5977.
New CARES market seeking vendors
Vendors are being sought for the new CARES Flea Market, 4029 Gall Blvd. Tables are $10; market hours are 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Proceeds benefit Community Aging and Retirement Services, Inc., a not for profit. For information, call Larry Munroe at (813) 293-0987.
Vendors sought for annual crafts show
CARES, Community Aging and Retirement Services, Inc., seeks vendors for its Nov. 5 arts and crafts show at King of Kings Lutheran Church, U.S. 19 and Cinema Drive. Cost is $15 per table; call (727) 863- 6868.