Sam Seltzer's gift card could get you a meal
If you still have a Sam Seltzer's Steakhouse gift card collecting dust in your wallet, mark your calendar: The location at Gulf View Square mall will reopen Oct. 28 under a new name, Harold Seltzer's Steakhouse. Restaurant founder Harold Seltzer, who sold his interest in the chain six years ago, is relaunching two of the locations that closed earlier this year. He told the Times that he will offer one free prime rib dinner for each gift card presented (limit one card per table, per night). "It's not my debt," said Seltzer, who figures he could give away 10,000 meals at the Port Richey and St. Petersburg locations if the average card balance was $25. "But I am trying hard to make it right." The menu will feature moderately priced dishes and aged, USDA choice Angus beef.
Faith United holds a fall festival
Faith United Methodist Church will have a fall festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday with arts and crafts, food, music and door prizes. Pumpkins will be sold at the church's Pumpkin Patch. The church is at 12128 State Road 52. For information, call (727) 856-5000.
New Port Richey
Dine on pumpkin pancakes Saturday
First United Methodist Church will hold a pumpkin pancake brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church's Pumpkin Patch, 5901 Indiana Ave. A pancake eating contest starts at noon. The brunch also features entertainment by Henry Fletcher and the Gourd Quartet. Cost is $3. For information, call (727) 842-7674.
Democrats to talk over amendments
The West Pasco Democratic Club will meet Saturday at Jasmine Lakes Community and Civic Association, 7137 Jasmine Blvd. Lunch is at 12:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 1 p.m. There will be a discussion about the proposed amendments to the state Constitution. Cost is $6 for lunch; reservations requested. For information, call Mike at (727) 459-2076.
New Port Richey
Mitchell High Band will shine your car
A carwash fundraiser to support the Mitchell High School Band will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Tractor Supply, 8447 State Road 54. Students and parent volunteers will wash cars and also provide hotdogs for a donation to the Mitchell High Band. Proceeds will go toward the costs of upcoming band competitions and performances. For information, call Allie Gardiner at (727) 376-2816.