NEW PORT RICHEY
Rides, arts and more events for kids' fun day
Pasco Kids First will hold its 5th annual Family Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Sims Park and Orange Lake in downtown New Port Richey. The event will include arts and crafts, inflatable bounce houses, dance music and a quarter-mile walk around Orange Lake, in which participating children can enter a drawing for a new bicycle. For information, call (727) 845-8080 or visit www.pascokidsfirst.org.
Pancake breakfast offered Saturday
The next free pancake breakfast will be held from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 5850 K of C Drive. The group sponsors the monthly breakfasts, along with the Volunteer Way food bank, IHOP and Cornerstone Community Church, to provide a free meal to anyone in need. People interested in serving the needy also are invited. Donations are not necessary but will be accepted and used to buy food for the less fortunate. For information, call (727) 815-0433 or visit thevolunteerway.org.
Tickets available for pig roast event
The Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club will hold a pig roast at 1 p.m. Saturday, rain or shine, at American Legion Post 335, 11421 Osceola Drive. Event features DJ Music from 2 to 6 p.m., door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. Food will be served from 3 to 5 p.m. Tickets are available in advance for $18, or $10 for children ages 4-10. To request tickets or for information, call (727) 919-3123.
Volunteers needed for first Ecofest
Volunteers are needed for outdoor and indoor activities Nov. 18-20 at the first Pasco Ecofest. The event, which is happening at various locations throughout Pasco County, features kayaking, bird-watching, hiking, airboat and riverboat rides, horseback riding and a geo-caching challenge. Indoor activities include a wildlife art show and live entertainment. For information and to volunteer, call (727) 375-8986 or visit pascoecofest.com.
Fiorentino to speak at Republican Club
Pasco schools superintendent Heather Fiorentino will be the guest speaker at the Nov. 10 meeting of the Wesley Chapel Republican Club. The group meets at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Hyundai dealership at 27000 Wesley Chapel Blvd., 1 mile west of Interstate 75.
Local store sold $85K lottery ticket
A lottery ticket worth $85,000 was sold over the weekend at the All American Discount Beverage at 10940 State Road 52. The winning numbers in Sunday's Fantasy 5 drawing — 02-06-09-25-32 — were on a Quick Pick ticket, the Florida Lottery said. Another winning ticket was sold at a food market in Miami. Each winner will receive $85,639.98.