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Kiwanis Club of Greater West Pasco to host 5K Turkey Trot

Kayaker Bill Thompson of Bayonet Point paddles west on the Pithlachascotee River toward the Grand Boulevard bridge.

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Kayaker Bill Thompson of Bayonet Point paddles west on the Pithlachascotee River toward the Grand Boulevard bridge.

The Kiwanis Club of Greater West Pasco's signature fundraiser of the year, the 5K Turkey Trot, will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday at Sims Park in downtown New Port Richey.

The inaugural Goblet Sprints race will be for kids 13 and under. The first-, second- and third-place finishers will win Thanksgiving dinner for their families at Golden Corral. Winners in the adult divisions will receive a ribbon and a Thanksgiving turkey. The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for participants in the Goblet Sprints. For information, visit or e-mail

TENNIS: Lake Jovita Tennis has new openings for kids to learn the game. Children in grades K to 4 are encouraged to join the popular Quickstart Tennis program, which includes shorter courts and low-compression balls. Try the first clinic free by contacting Bobby Gillespie at (813) 476 5787 or by e-mailing For information, visit

MORE TENNIS: The Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex hosts tennis clinics taught by USTA Professional Karen Turman. Mondays are reserved for kids ages 5-11, with the ages 5-7 class taking place from 4:45-5:30 p.m. and the ages 8-11 class taking place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. On Tuesdays, the 8-11 age group has class from 4:30-5:30 p.m. with 12- to 17-year-olds going from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The cost is $36 per four-week session. For information, call (813) 929-1220.

GOLF: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Holiday Golf Tournament on Dec. 1 at Southern Hills Plantation Club, 4200 Summit View Drive, Brooksville. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Entry fee of $100 includes golf, cart, range balls and barbecue luncheon. Call the chamber at (352) 796-0697. Deadline to register is Wednesday.

BASKETBALL: The Turkey Shoot basketball competition will take place Friday at Veterans Memorial Park in Hudson from 3:30 to 5 p.m. There will be a three-point shoot out and free throw competition. The free event is open to kids ages 11-17. Call (727) 861-3033 or (727) 861-3034.

There will be numerous outdoor adventures this weekend for the first Pasco EcoFest, with kayaking, hiking, bird-watching, camping and other events at numerous county parks.

The lineup includes a paddling excursion exploring the Cotee River and James E. Grey Preserve at 9 a.m. Sunday. Kayakers will launch from Frances Avenue Park in New Port Richey. Parental supervision is required for kids age 15 or younger. The cost is $5. Participants must bring their own kayaks or call a kayak rental vendor in advance to reserve one. Some vendors are offering special event rates for EcoFest participants.

For information: Call (727) 834-3278 or (813) 929-2760. Visit for a full list of events and kayak rental vendors.

Kiwanis Club of Greater West Pasco to host 5K Turkey Trot 11/16/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 7:12pm]
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