New Port Richey
Women's self defense courses begin April 20
Women's self defense courses will be offered every Monday between 7 and 8 p.m. starting April 20 and running through June 1 at the Grove Park Community Center, 4145 Fairford Drive, New Port Richey. The cost is $60 for the six-week course. For more information, call (727) 834-3285.
Fundraisers mark bids for honorary mayor
Four women are vying for the title of Honorary Mayor of Wesley Chapel in the race sponsored by the Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce. The candidates are Carol Goebel, Darlene Reed, Joanne De Lessio and Theresa Jacobs.
Goebel will have a fundraiser at Santo's Pizza and Pasta Restaurant at 11 a.m. April 25 with prize drawings, a bounce house and food. On May 17 at noon she will host a Hearty High Tea at Maggie's Tea Room and Miracle's Gift Shop. Her charity is the Make A Wish Foundation.
Reed's charity is the American Cancer Society. Her upcoming fundraiser is at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the 356 Caffe Italiano at the Wiregrass Mall.
De Lessio supports the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the cure for breast cancer. She will have a car wash at noon April 26 at the BankAtlantic on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard.
Jacobs will host a cookout at 3 p.m. April 24 at the Wesley Chapel Airport and a fashion show in May. Her charity is KW Cares, which supports Keller Williams agents who need financial support due to major emergencies.
Call the chamber at (813) 994-8534 for more information about the candidates or events.
After 'Family Pet,' art club takes a break
The Zephyrhills Art Club will hold its last meeting before summer break at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Alice Community Hall at Zephyr Park on State Road 54.
The theme this month is "Family Pet" and the speaker will be Suzanne Desneux.
She plans to go "Back to the Basics," drawing parts of a composition using pastels and mixed media.
The winners of the March mini-art show were:
For accomplished artists, Sandra Lallemand received first place, Mike McBride followed with second place, Suzanne Desneux came in third place, and Nelida DiLorenzo received an honorable mention. The first through third place winner of the amateur category were Charlotte Riordan, Marie Schuller and Janice Tucker, while Opal Burghdorf received an honorable mention.
Regular meetings will be scheduled again starting in September. For more information about the club, classes or workshops, call (813) 780-2448 or (813) 782-2723.
Mosquito control board to meet Monday
The Pasco County Mosquito Control Board of Commissioners will be holding its monthly meeting on Monday at 3:30 p.m. at the Odessa office, 2308 Marathon Road.