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Pasco Briefs for Sept. 22


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Fest to celebrate health, crafts and fall

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church will host a Fall Festival and Craft Show, along with a Healthy People, Healthy Community Fair, from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 30 at 14236 County Line Road. The Pasco County Health Department and Premier Community Health Group will be on hand, as well as a variety of craft vendors. There will be free food, activities and games, including face painting, pumpkin decorating and a pie-eating contest (must register to participate in the contest, which will be at 2 and 4 p.m.). Admission is free. For information, call (914) 645-7567 or email [email protected]


Adobe Lightroom classes offered

A series of five Adobe Lightroom seminars, which began Sept. 21, will continue every other Thursday (Oct. 5 and 19, Nov. 2 and 16) at Wilderness Lake Preserve Lodge, 21320 Wilderness Lake Blvd. The Oct. 5 session will be "Editing Essentials." Topics include library module review, develop module overview, raw image editing, exposure adjustments, histograms and clipping, and color adjustments. The cost per class is $5 for residents and $5.50 for nonresidents. For details, contact Maury Griffith at [email protected] or (813) 838-1473.

Day for pets set at winery festival

The fifth annual Pasco Pet Fest will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 7 at Florida Estates Winery, 25241 State Road 52. The event will include vendors, music, food, wine tasting and pets available for adoption. The event is sponsored by Doggie Cakes to raise money for the Florida Skunk Rescue. Admission is free. Wine tasting is $20. For information, contact Trina Messano at [email protected] or call (813) 996-2113. Visit


Gulfside to offer bereavement group

Gulfside Hospice will offer an eight-week bereavement support group for individuals coping with the loss of a loved one. The group will meet at 3 p.m. each Thursday, starting Sept. 28, at Gulfside's Bereavement and Community Outreach Center, 6224 Lafayette St. During the group sessions, participants will be encouraged to share information, experiences and emotional support for one another. There is no cost. Private bereavement services are also available at no cost for those who have had a loved one who received Gulfside's services. Private consultations are also available for those who have had no association with Gulfside for a minimal fee. For information, contact Kelly Cavagnetto at (727) 845-5707.

NAMI Pasco to host banquet Oct. 5

The National Alliance on Mental Illness/NAMI Pasco will host its annual awards banquet Oct. 5 at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave. The event, during Mental Illness Awareness Week, is to recognize those in the community who have gone above and beyond to help those with a mental illness and their families. The speaker will be international motivational speaker Jeff Yalden, who has presented his program, "Take Time to Think," to more than 4 million youth. Tickets are $30 for NAMI members and $35 for the general public, which includes dinner. For information, call (727) 992-9653 or visit

Art guild to offer children's workshop

The West Pasco Art Guild, 6206 Jefferson St., will offer a Young Artists Workshop from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 7. The workshop includes "Sketching and Drawing Secrets" with artist Chuck Simmons. Registration must be completed at least a week in advance to ensure enough materials are on hand. Cost is $5 for children of guild members and $10 for nonmembers. Call Karen at (727) 271-1914 for information. Visit

Zombie Fun Run for kids set for Oct. 7

The New Port Richey Parks and Recreation Youth Advisory Board will host a Zombie Fun Run for elementary- and middle school-age children Oct. 7 at James E. Grey Preserve on Plathe Road. This is a fun run only; the course isn't certified and won't be officially timed. Zombies will be stationed throughout the course, ready to chase and steal runners' flags. All registered participants will be entered in a raffle to win a bicycle. T-shirts and other prizes will also be given out. Registration forms are available at the city's Recreation and Aquatic Center. Advanced registration is available until 4 p.m. Oct. 6. Cost is $7 for those who register in advance; $10 at the event. Registration will be from 8 to 8:45 a.m. the day of the run. The run for elementary-age children begins at 9 a.m., with the run for middle school-age children at 9:30 a.m. For information, contact Donna French or Elaine Smith at (727) 841-4560 or [email protected]


Canine influenza to be topic of program

A free "Signs and Symptoms Essential Pet-Talk" will be presented from 9 to 10 a.m. Sept. 20 at Essentials PetCare, 8701 U.S., 19 (west end of Walmart). Program will include a discussion of canine influenza and provide pet owners with information about various medical signs and symptoms. Participants will learn what to do when symptoms are present, how to identify emergency situations and when to seek treatment. Coffee and doughnuts will be served prior to the meeting. There will be time for questions at the end of the program. Seating is limited; reservations are requested. RSVP at or call (727) 478-0318.


Golf tourney benefits children in need

Shoes-4-Schools will host a "Bare Feet 2 Soles" golf tournament Oct. 6 at Fox Hollow Golf Club, 10050 Robert Trent Jones Parkway. The shotgun start will be at 1 p.m. Sponsorships and teams of four are needed. Golfers will be provided with a mixer and light dinner, raffles and goodie bags. Awards will be given to first-place teams and winners of the closest-to-the-pin and putting contests. A golfer who makes a hole-in-one will be awarded a 2017 Acura ILX, provided by Ferman Acura of Tampa. The cost is $100 per golfer. For information or to register for the tourney, visit or call (813) 505-1378.

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