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Bingo today:

• 5:30 p.m. Beacon Square Civic Club, 3741 Bradford Drive, Holiday, (727) 849-3740. Non-smoking.

• 7 p.m. VFW Post 10167, 4619 Bartelt Road, Holiday, (727) 938-5977. Smoking and non-smoking rooms.

Tonight's fish fries:

All-you-can-eat fish fry and karaoke from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Moose Lodge 1429, 1936 Abacus Road, Holiday, (727) 937-9030. Fried or baked fish, blue plate special and butterfly shrimp dinner also available. Menu items: $7.95 to $8.95. Music by Roy's Karaoke at 7 p.m. No cover.

Fish fry and special dish from 5 to 7 p.m. VFW Post 6180, 11660 Osceola Drive, New Port Richey, (727) 863-8824. Menu items: $4 to $6.50. Music: 7 to 10 p.m. by The New Band.

Fish fry and music 5 to 7:30 p.m. AMVETS Post 16, 9638 State Road 52, Hudson, (727)868-7391. Menu donations vary: $6.50 to $8. Karaoke by Sandy.

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Karaoke and eats: 7 to 10 p.m. today and Saturday. McKay VFW Post 7987, 7445 Chester McKay Drive, New Port Richey, (727) 376-3502. Food available. No cover.

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New Port Richey Farmer's Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday. The market is at Cavalaire Square just east of Grand Boulevard in downtown New Port Richey. Sponsored by Greater New Port Richey Main Street, (727) 842-8066.

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Social time: 5 p.m. Saturday. Tawney Auxiliary Memorial VFW Post 4412, 13129 Colony Road, Hudson, (727) 856-0051. Bar snacks and music by Kerry. No cover.

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Summertree dance: 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at 12005 Paradise Pointe Way, New Port Richey, (727) 856-2332. Bring snacks and a beverage. Tickets: $5.

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Breakfast: 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday. VFW Post 6180, 11660 Osceola Drive, New Port Richey, (727) 863-8824. Menu items range from $1.75 to $4.

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Memorial Day Picnic: Doors open at noon Monday. Father Farrell Knights of Columbus, 2040 Grand Blvd., Holiday, (727) 934-8925. Donation: $2. Food tickets will be available. Dancing at 2 p.m. Music by Hank Eichner. Reservations not needed.

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Memorial Day annual picnic: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday. Moose Lodge 1429, 1936 Abacus Road, Holiday, (727) 937-9030. Menu includes hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, corn on the cob, baked beans. Tickets: $10. Music by Paul-E from 7 p.m.

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Dinner and music: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. VFW Post 10167, 4619 Bartelt Road, Holiday, (727) 938-5977. Spaghetti and meat balls will be available for $5.50. Music by Sharon and George.

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Alzheimer's disease — legal issues: 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday. CARES Adult Day Services and the Alzheimer's Association-Gulf Coast Chapter are collaborating in an educational series for caregivers or professionals. The class will at the CARES Mishkin Center, 7505 Rottingham Road in Port Richey, (727) 862-9291, ext. 244. No fee.

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Bike Show Fundraiser: 6 p.m. Wednesday. Rain date: June 4. Moose Lodge 1429, 1936 Abacus Road, Holiday, (727) 937-9030. Proceeds to Mooseheart Children City. Free hot dogs. Vendors and giveaways. Featuring a slow race.

Send all events with group name, address and public telephone number at least 14 days in advance to Lucille Lazich, West Happenings, 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey, FL 34668 or e-mail to


Foster a child: There are more than 4,500 dependent children in Pinellas and Pasco counties due to child abuse, neglect or abandonment. Many of them need loving foster parents. When you open your heart and your home to foster children, you open the possibilities for them — you foster hope. For information on becoming a foster parent, call the Safe Children Coalition Recruitment Line toll-free at 1-866-661-5656.

Thousands of area kids need foster homes 05/22/08 [Last modified: Saturday, May 24, 2008 2:04pm]
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