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Scouting Jamboree to focus on ham radio


Scouting Jamboree to focus on ham radio

The 52nd worldwide Scouting Jamboree on the Air — the premier operating event for amateur radio and Scouting — will be held this weekend.

Local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are invited to the Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Club to contact other Scouts with the use of ham radios and ham radio technology. This is an opportunity to begin or finish any Scouting radio badges.

The clubhouse at 6909 Tierra Verde St. (off Fox Hollow Drive, behind the Gulf Coast Motors building on U.S. 19) will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

For information call Bill at (727) 869-0784.


St. Martin's Church to hold yard sale

St. Martin's is having its Fall Yard Sale and Cruise In from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 16 and 17 at St. Martin's Church, 15801 U.S. 19 (between New York and Denton avenues).

Donations are requested for church tables (mattresses and large appliances not accepted). Hot dogs, sodas and baked goods will be sold, and classic cars will cruise in.

Residents can reserve their own tables ($15 for both days) to sell their items. Call Carl at (352) 293-4882 to reserve a space.


Kickoff set for cancer society fundraiser

Relay for Life is the signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. Teams of eight to 15 people raise money to support cancer research, education, advocacy and patient services.

The event also serves as an opportunity for the community to come together to celebrate those who have survived cancer, to remember those who have lost their battle and to support those who are still fighting the disease.

The 2010 Relay for Life of Trinity will be held on May 7 and 8 at J.W. Mitchell High School. The theme will be "Once Upon a Cure."

Those who would like more information are invited to a Kick-Off Celebration at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Palm Room at the Seven Springs Golf & Country Club, 3535 Trophy Blvd. in New Port Richey. Call event chair Sheila Stiles at (727) 944-8602.


Longleaf Farmer's Market sets opening

Longleaf Farmer's Market will have its grand opening for the 2009 season on Oct. 22.

The market will be open from 3 to 7 p.m. every Thursday through April at 3104 Town Ave., west of Starkey Boulevard off State Road 54.

The market will feature a pumpkin patch and pumpkin painting activities, fresh local and organic produce, handmade pierogi, local honey, plants and flowers, gourmet baked goods and flavored popcorn, fresh local seafood, soups and stew piping hot from the kettle.

There will also be live entertainment, kids' activities and a Lowe's building project for youth.

For information call Brenda Tobey at (727) 375-1956 or visit


Benefit to aid blind, visually impaired

The 22nd annual Benefit Auction for the Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind will kick off at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Rotary Pavilion located on State Road 52.

This event will feature live, silent and raffle-style auctions as well as food, door prizes and fun.

All proceeds will benefit the Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind, which provides services to people in Pasco and Hernando counties who are visually impaired and blind.

The programs and services offer specialized training to assist persons of all ages to cope with vision loss and allow them to maintain their dignity and independence.

Tickets for the event are $15 and a variety of sponsorships are also available.

For tickets or information, contact the Lighthouse office at (727) 815-0303 or


Elvis imitator will headline fundraiser

Standing Tall for Veterans, a nonprofit group that provides programs for veterans and active military personnel, will present tribute artist Kenn "E" Grube in the "Early Elvis and Vegas Show" from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Nov. 14.

The fundraiser will be hosted at the Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club, 10641 Old Tampa Bay Drive. Tickets are $12 each.

A dinner buffet will be available from 5 to 6:30 p.m. for an additional $10.

For reservations and tickets, call (352) 588-0059.


Rotary fundraiser will feature 100-mile ride

Need a good excuse to ride your motorcycle? Check out the ROtary and Riders event, a 100-mile ride that departs Nov. 7 from Rapscallions at 4422 Land O'Lakes Blvd.

Registration starts at 10 a.m., and kickstands go up at 11 a.m. There will also be games of classic 5-card poker draw, door prizes, a raffle and bike contest.

The proceeds will go to several charities to combat polio (Rotary International), educate youth (Tampa Miracles Outreach), help those grieving find renewal (Tampa Life Center) and make a heart beat in South America (Tampa HQ Heartbeat International).

The event is sponsored by the Rotary Tampa Downtown Daybreak Foundation. For information visit or e-mail


Seminars to offer help on buying home

Do you want to own a home in Pasco County? The Pasco County Library System is hosting seminars at various branches on how residents can use some of the $19.5 million grant that Pasco received from the federal government to get their own home. The programs, titled "Making Home Ownership a Reality," will be offered on the following dates:

• 6 p.m. Oct. 29 at Regency Park Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey.

• 6 p.m. Nov. 17 at Centennial Park Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday.

• 4 p.m. Nov. 19 at Hudson Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson.

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