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Tai chi classes available at New Port Richey Recreation Center

The New Port Richey Recreation Center hosts a Taoist Tai Chi USA class Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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On Tuesdays, the class is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. On Wednesdays, which is for beginners, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., 5:30 to 7 p.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m. The classes use the Chinese discipline to help improve one's cardiovascular, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems.

The cost is $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers.

For more information, call (727) 841-4560.

HOCKEY: The Sunshine Shoot-out Indoor Ball Hockey Tournament will be Friday through Sunday at Sportszone 2, 7716 Rutilio Court in New Port Richey.

Teams can register for $550, and the tournament is open division.

Games will be filmed as well, and prizes will be awarded to the overall team winner, the runner-up and the most valuable player, defenseman and goalie. The event is sponsored by Matt Garry Inc.

For more information, call Matt Garry at (813) 818-1312 or (727) 809-0775.

YOGA: The New Port Richey Recreation Center, at 6630 Van Buren St., holds fitness yoga classes every Tuesday from 9 to 10 a.m.

The cost is $7 per class and participants must bring their own mats.

For more information, call (727) 841-4560.

SHUFFLEBOARD: The Betmar Shuffleboard Club in Zephyrhills will host the World Singles International Shuffleboard Association Tournament from Oct. 14-18 at the Betmar Community shuffleboard courts.

The field will include 72 of the top tournament players from the United States, Canada, Germany, Japan, Australia, Portugal, Norway, Brazil and England. Spectators can attend for free.

For more information, e-mail Terry Rainwater at or visit

POKER: The Alzheimer's Family Organization will host its Texas hold'em competition at 6 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Aripeka Elks Lodge No. 2520, at 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson.

Tickets to the event cost $30 or two for $50. The overall winner takes home "bragging rights" for Pasco County, because no monetary prize can be given.

For more information, call (727) 848-8888.

PICKLEBALL: Meadow Pointe Pickleball group meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the courts in the subdivision. Players stand in a badminton-sized court (about 6 feet apart) in which the net is pulled down to 34 inches in the center. Players use, basically, an oversized Pingpong paddle and then hit a Wiffle ball.

For more information, call Donna Donald at (813) 313-9265 or log onto www.meadowpointe­ or

AIRSOFT: Games take place starting at 2:30 p.m. Saturdays or occasionally at 5:30 p.m. Fridays at 7839 Leota Lane in New Port Richey.

The cost is $10 per player per day. Gun rentals are available.

For information, call Ben Bush at (727) 534-8833.

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Tai chi classes available at New Port Richey Recreation Center 06/15/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 1, 2009 5:07pm]
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