NEW PORT RICHEY
Habitat for Humanity needs more hard hats
Got hard hats? West Pasco Habitat for Humanity needs them. The nonprofit organization is seeking donations of Occupational Safety and Health Administration-approved construction hard hats for the volunteers who build homes for families. Relying on the "sweat equity" of families being helped by the program, Habitat has built 17 homes in west Pasco over the years and plans to break ground on four more by the end of this year. If you have an unused hard hat or if you know of a business or a company that no longer needs theirs, contact West Pasco Habitat for Humanity at (727) 859-9038. The office is at 3531 Grand Blvd. in New Port Richey.
Writing, math clubs will meet
Gulf Highlands Elementary School, 8019 Gulf Highlands Drive, will host a parent meeting Wednesday for those interested in having their children participate in the Power of the Pen Writing Club for fourth-grade students or the newly formed Math Club for second-grade students. The Math Club meeting will be from 6 to 6:30 p.m., and the Power of the Pen Writing Club meeting will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, call (727) 774-7700.
Dice run to benefit military children
ABATE of Florida Freedom Chapter and Marine Corps League Detachment 708 will host a Scholarship Fundraiser Dice Run on Aug. 22, with signups from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Marine Corps League facility at 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. The cost is $20 per card or $25 for two. The run will include stops at VFW Post 9236 in Hernando Beach, MCL Detachment 567 in Holiday, VFW Post 10209 in Spring Hill and VFW Post 8713 in Brooksville. It will end back at the MCL Detachment 708. The last bike in will be at 4 p.m. Funds raised will go toward scholarships for military children. Call Herb Robinson at (352) 596-1922 or Dave Soles at (352) 232-3927.
Democrats will meet on Monday
This month's meeting of the East Pasco Democrats will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Creams Deli, 14106 Seventh Ave. The club is collecting school supplies for students in Lacoochee. For details, call Diane Parker at (813) 312-9093 or (813) 778-6743.
Fasano to speak at country club
State Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey, will speak at 7 p.m. Monday at the Crescent Oaks Country Club, 3300 Crescent Oaks Blvd., about funding and legislation from the 2009 session. The event, hosted by the Council of North County Neighborhoods, is free and open to the public.