Salvation Army looking for Christmas help
The Salvation Army seeks donations of food to help the less fortunate this season. Donation boxes, include a list of the items needed, are available for pickup at the Center of Hope, 8040 Washington St. A donation of $30 will also fill a box. The Salvation Army also seeks donations of nonperishable food items for its food pantry. Donations can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Center of Hope. For information about food boxes or the food pantry, call Jeanne Coulter at (727) 847-6321, ext. 101. Additionally, through Christmas Eve, volunteer bell ringers are needed. Musicians are also sought to play Christmas carols. For information about volunteering to ring a bell or play music, call Brian Rutter at (727) 815-8539.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Tour some lovely homes Saturday
A Christmas Tour of Homes will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday. The self-guided tour starts at the Longleaf Learning Center, 3035 Alachua Place. Refreshments will be served and entertainment will be provided by musicians. Tickets are $15 the day of the tour and $12 in advance. Advance tickets are on sale at New To You Consignment, 6707 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey or online at growinggreatmoms.com. For information, email email@example.com or call (727) 514-5220.
Sheriff to speak to contractors' group
Sheriff Chris Nocco will speak at Tri-County Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association dinner at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Fox Hollow Golf Club, 10050 Robert Trent Jones Parkway. The dinner has been designed as a place for licensed contractors to get together not as competitors but in effort to unite against unlicensed activities in the fields of plumbing, heating and cooling. The cost is $20. RSVP by Monday by calling (727) 667-1442 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Neighbors network at holiday mixer
The East Pasco Networking Group will hold a Christmas Mixer at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at Village Inn, 5214 Gall Blvd. Each family pays for its own meal. There will be door prizes and a 50-50 raffle with proceeds benefitting the youth group at Atonement Lutheran Church in Wesley Chapel. RSVP by Monday by calling Nils Lenz at (813) 782-9491 or e-mailing email@example.com.
Tell the kids: Santa's coming
The Pasco County Parks and Recreation Department and the Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex present Santa's Workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 10 at the complex, 3032 Collier Parkway. Children 10 and younger are invited for games, train rides, cookies, hot chocolate and photos with Santa Claus. Registration by Dec. 9 is required; event costs $1. For information or to register, call (813) 929-1220.
Club to celebrate holiday party Dec. 10
The Massachusetts Club has planned its Christmas party for noon Dec. 10 at the T.A.T. Clubhouse, 3210 Darlington Road. The party includes live music by the Just Us Duo, a choice of roast pork or chicken for dinner plus gifts and prizes. Doors open at 11 a.m. Tickets are $15 for members and $17 for guests. Tickets must be purchased by Saturday. Call (727) 862-8115.
Take a tour of church's Bethlehem
Experience Bethlehem from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday through Dec. 5 at Hope United Methodist Church, 2200 Little Road. Visitors may wind through the streets of the city where the Virgin Mary gave birth to Jesus. Features live actors. There is no charge, but visitors are asked to bring donations of nonperishable food items. For information, visit hope-umc.com/experiencebethlehem.cfm.
Rotary Club seeks donations of toys
Sunrise Rotary Club of Dade City is seeking donations for Toys for Tots, including donations of socks and underwear. For information about donating, call (941) 356-8909 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Insurance school to throw party Dec. 8
Pasco/Hernando Insurance Professionals and Central Insurance School will hold its holiday party from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8 at Seven Springs Golf and Country Club, 3535 Trophy Blvd. Choose from Yankee pot roast or chef salad plus beverages and chocolate cake. RSVP by Dec. 6 to Jo at (727) 753-1028.
Vendors needed for Christmas bazaar
Vendors are sought for a Christmas bazaar to be held Dec. 10 at the Tanglewood Mobile Village. The rental feel is $5 per table. For information, call Kathy Abbott at (727) 938-1360.
Ladies Auxiliary VFW seeks vendors for fair
The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 8681 seeks vendors for its indoor craft fair and flea market to take place Dec. 10 at the post, 18940 Drayton St. The cost is $15 per table. For information or to reserve a spot, call (727) 856-7860.
Pottery studios invite you to Tour de Clay
The fourth annual Tour de Clay will take place next month at pottery studios throughout Tampa Bay. The tour is in Pasco County from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 10 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 11 at San Antonio Pottery, 11903 Curley Road. See the kiln and pottery making and firing demonstrations plus art by Jack Boyle, McKenzie Smith, Michele Ginouves and Susan Livingston. Guests will have the opportunity to donate money to charity and enter to win one of eight pieces of pottery. For information, call (352) 588-4228.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Church's thrift shop to hold half-off sale
A half price sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 5-9 at the Thrift Shop at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 5326 Charles St. Everything in the shop, unless marked otherwise, will be sold at half price. For information, call (727) 846-1378.
Relay for Life team will wrap your gifts
Team Hot Trotters, an American Cancer Society Relay for Life Team, will wrap gifts from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 10 and 17, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 24 at Books-a-Million, 9570 U.S. 19. Donations are appreciated and benefit the American Cancer Society.