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Fighter Town Military Fly-In is Nov. 12 at Conner Preserve

Preston Blake, left, checks out Carlos Bonachea’s Extra-260, a 35 percent scale size airplane, at a previous Bay City Flyers event. The Bay City Flyers’ military fly-in will be held Nov. 12.

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Preston Blake, left, checks out Carlos Bonachea’s Extra-260, a 35 percent scale size airplane, at a previous Bay City Flyers event. The Bay City Flyers’ military fly-in will be held Nov. 12.

LAND O'LAKES — Droves of radio-controlled model warplanes will circle above Conner Preserve on Nov. 12 as part of the Fighter Town Military Fly-In.

This is the eighth year Bay City Flyers has hosted the event, which features scaled-down replicas of warplanes from World War I to the present day.

Gates open at 8 a.m. at the preserve on State Road 52, about 3 1/2 miles east of U.S. 41. Admission is $3, and the event runs until 3 p.m.

For information, call Mike Diesu at (813) 995-0545.

MOTORCYCLE: The Pasco County Association of Educational Office Professionals will host its 6th annual Fun Run on Saturday. Registration begins at 10 a.m. at the Recycled Cycle on State Road 54 in New Port Richey, with the first bike out at 10:30 a.m. The ride is open to both two- and four-wheel vehicles. Cash prizes will be awarded for best and worst hand. A bike show will take place at the final stop, the Beef 'O' Brady's at Hays Road and State Road 52 in Hudson. There will be trophies, a live DJ and door prizes. Proceeds will benefit the association's scholarship fund, which provides scholarships each year to deserving seniors from Pasco County high schools. For information, to request a flier or to make a donation, call (727) 774-2418 or (813) 794-2418.

HIKE: The Gulfside Regional Hike for Hospice, slated for Nov. 12, will have a 5K Fun Run at 8 a.m. in addition to the traditional 5K Walk at 9 a.m. Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers player Mike Alstott will sign autographs and kick off the event at Wesley Chapel District Park. The cost to participate in the walk is $25 for adults; $15 for students (ages 11 to college-age); $5 for children 10 and under. Hikers will receive a T-shirt, breakfast, ice cream and beverages. Registration and check-in begin at 7 a.m. To register in advance, visit or call toll-free 1-800-561-4883.

GOLF: The Rotary Club of New Port Richey Charity Golf Classic will be held Nov. 13 at Meadow Oaks Golf Course in Hudson. The tournament will have a shotgun start at 8 a.m. with a four-person best ball scramble format. Lunch will be provided, along with door prizes and goodie bags. The cost is $100 per player and $300 per foursome. Hole sponsorships are still available for $100. For information or to sign up, call Wayne Ekren at (727) 845-0700 or e-mail

MORE GOLF: The Alzheimer's Family Organization will hold its 11th annual Charity Golf Tournament on Nov. 12 at Seven Springs Golf and Country Club, 3535 Trophy Blvd., New Port Richey. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. with an 8 a.m. shotgun start, scramble format. Included is breakfast by IHOP, lunch by Argento's Italian Bistro, goody bags, raffles and door prizes. Prizes will be awarded for the top three teams, longest drive and closest to the pin. Full Circle Financial will sponsor a putting contest for a chance to win $10,000. Proceeds benefit Pasco residents with Alzheimer's disease and their families. For information, call (727) 848-8888 or toll-free 1-888-496-8004.

To submit information on community sports events, contact David Rice at

Fighter Town Military Fly-In is Nov. 12 at Conner Preserve 11/02/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 8:24pm]
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