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 www.kiwanisturkeytrot.com or e-mail email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For information, visit www.BGTennis.net.
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 pascoecofest.com for a full list of events and kayak rental vendors.