VFW Post 10167 hosts blood drive Jan. 20
The VFW Holiday Post 10167, 4619 Bartelt Road in Holiday, will have a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 20.
All donors will receive a free wellness check up.
Call (727) 938-5877.
Aripeka Elks will usher in new year
The Aripeka Elks Lodge, 9135 Denton Ave. in Hudson will celebrate New Year's Eve with a dinner dance Wednesday.
Open bar at 7 p.m., prime rib dinner at 8 p.m. and music by the Bendys from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with breakfast at 1 a.m.
Tickets are $50 per person and there will be reserved seating only.
Call Judi at (727) 686-2994.
Pasco chamber to meet at Lutz church
The Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce will have its general membership meeting at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 14 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 20735 Leonard Road in Lutz.
The speaker is Anthony Rosa, compliance assistance specialist for the U.S. Department of Labor-OSHA. He will give an overview of OSHA with a brief discussion on statistical trends on workplace injuries and fatalities.
Cost is $10 for chamber members who RSVP or $13 at the door. Call (813) 909-2722 by Jan. 12.
Grant lets libraries offer laptops, forms
The Pasco County Library System is the only library in Florida to win an E-Government grant to help serve the public.
The government uploads forms every day onto its Web site for easier and more widespread access.
Part of the grant purchased laptop computers for each branch of the library system. Call (727) 861-3020 to make an appointment to use the equipment or with any questions.
People can access the resources from home computers by visiting Web site pasco libraries.org, click on favorite links and click E-government sites under the government heading.
Beginning Jan. 5, Nancy Fredericks, the E-Government service manager for the Pasco County Library System, will make weekly visits to each branch of the library system.
She will be at:
• Hudson library from noon to 2 p.m. Thursdays. Call (727) 861-3024;
• Regency Park Library from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays. Call (727) 861-3049;
• Centennial Park Library from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays. Call (727) 834-3204;
• South Holiday Library noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays. Call (727) 834-3331.
• Hugh Embry Library in Dade City from noon to 2 p.m. Mondays, Call (352) 567-3576;
• Land O'Lakes Library from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays. Call (813) 929-1214; and
• New River Library in Zephyrhills from 3 to 5 p.m. Mondays. Call (813) 788-6375.
K of C council hosts weekly dinner-dance
Knights of Columbus Father Farrell Council 6476, offers a dinner-dance with dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. and dancing from 7 to 10 p.m. every Friday in the Family Life Center at the St. Vincent De Paul Church, 4843 Mile Stretch Road in Holiday.
The New Year's Eve Dinner/Dance begins at 7 p.m. Cost is $40 for singles and $75 for couples.
Entertainment for the evening is Richie V.
Call (727) 389-0518.
Marathon Bingo set for New Year's Day
Bingo is every Thursday at the Jewish Community Center, 9841 Scenic Drive, Port Richey.
Doors open at 8 a.m. with the games starting at 10 a.m.
A Marathon Bingo is planned for New Year's Day with 80 games played.
The community center collects nonperishable food for the needy all year long.
Call (727) 847-3814.