Saturday, December 16, 2017
Events

Pasco Events for Dec. 2-8

3 Saturday

Run for Life: Choose from a 5K or 1-mile race with live music, face painting, giveaways and refreshments. Benefits the Zephyrhills Pregnancy Care Center. 8:30 a.m. $15 to $25. Zephyrhills Mainstreet Stage, 38500 Fifth Ave., Zephyrhills. (813) 780-6885. active.com.

'Getting Rid of Pesky Weeds': Participants in this seminar will learn how to get rid of stubborn weeds from lawns and landscapes. Pre-registration requested. 9 to 11 a.m. Free. Clayton Hall at Pasco County Extension Service (Pasco County Fairgrounds), 36702 State Road 52, Dade City. (352) 518-0156. pasco.ifas.ufl.edu/events_calendar.shtml.

'Making and Caring for a Bonsai Gift': Demonstrations throughout the day on Saturdays through December on creating a bonsai for a living holiday gift, plus how to care for the miniature treescapes during cooler months. Bring your bonsai for demonstration and advice, then take a stroll through the serene gardens. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Eve's Garden Gifts, 5602 Land O'Lakes Blvd., Land O'Lakes. (813) 996-5012. evesgardengifts.com.

Annual concert at First United Methodist Church: Voices of Praise will perform Appalachian Winter by Joseph W. Martin. The Stump Hollow Bluegrass Band and various Worship Arts Ministries ensembles will perform. 4 p.m. Admission is a donation of nonperishable food items and/or a monetary donation to God's Food Pantry. First United Methodist Church of Hudson, 13123 U.S. 19. (727) 868-6178. hudsonfirstumc.org.

Big Brothers Big Sisters orientation/training: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay has more than 50 children in Pasco County on its waiting list for a big brother or big sister. Adult mentors are needed and may choose between several programs. 5:30 to 7 p.m. New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center, 6630 Van Buren St., New Port Richey. (813) 997-6881.

4 Sunday

Hadassah Game Day: Enjoy an afternoon of games, such as Mah Jongg, Scrabble, cards or any other game guests wish to bring. Snacks, desserts, hot and cold drinks, and door prizes will be provided. There will be a silent auction and opportunity drawing. Hosted by the Pasco Chapter of Hadassah, proceeds will go to Hadassah's Children at Risk program. 1 to 4 p.m. $12. Jewish Community Center, 9841 Scenic Drive, Port Richey. (727) 847-6666.

5 Monday

Hearing clinics: Includes earwax checks, earwax removal, hearing screenings and cleaning and servicing of hearing aids. Participants who wear hearing aids will receive one free package of batteries. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Free. CARES Rao Musunuru M.D. Enrichment Center, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson. (727) 863-6868. caresfl.org.

Drawing workshop: A live model will be used. 9:30 a.m. to noon. $20 for members; $25 for nonmembers. Pasco Fine Arts Center, 4145 Fairford Drive, New Port Richey. (727) 845-7322.

'Breath, Movement, Mindfulness' community class: Taught by Faith, a physician assistant and medical yoga therapist, as well as Jeneva of Laughter Yoga. Open to patients, family, friends, caregivers and health care providers. 12:15 to 1 p.m. Donations accepted, but not required. Flow Yoga, 7711 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. (727) 755-2955.

New Port Richey Parks and Recreation master plan workshop: Conducted by Barth Associates. The public is encouraged to come and share their thoughts and ideas, which will be used to establish priorities for improvement of the city's parks and recreation facilities and services in the city. Light refreshments will be provided. 6 to 7:30 p.m. New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center, 6630 Van Buren St., New Port Richey. (727) 841-4560. citynpr.org.

6 Tuesday

Hudson Friends holiday used book sale: Friends of the Hudson Library will be selling its entire stock of used books. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. (727) 861-3040.

Bay Area Legal Services at CARES: Free services are offered to help the elderly with legal problems. Call for an appointment. 1 to 4 p.m. CARES Rao Musunuru M.D. Enrichment Center, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson. (727) 847-5494. caresfl.org.

Couples country dancing: New weekly classes have begun, offering exercise that is good for memory. 1 to 2 p.m. $3 per person, per class. CARES Elfers Center, 4136 Barker Drive, Elfers. (727) 847-1290. caresfl.org.

Good Bug, Bad Bug': Seminar participants will learn how to identify beneficial insects, and those that are a nuisance, for pest-free vegetable gardens. Pre-registration requested. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free. Land O'Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes. (352) 518-0156. pasco.ifas.ufl.edu/events_calendar.shtml.

7 Wednesday

Santa Story Time: Toddlers and preschoolers are invited for a story time and to have a picture taken with Santa. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free. New River Library, 34043 State Road 54, Zephyrhills. (813) 788-6375.

8 Thursday

For Your Health seminar series: "Women's Pelvic Prolapse: Restore Your Life Without a Bulge," presented by Dr. Mona McCullough, who specializes in urogynecology. A light lunch will be provided. Noon. Free, but reservations required. Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54, Trinity. (727) 834-5630.

Information for the Events column should be submitted to Phyllis Day, Pasco Times, at [email protected] The deadline for news is two weeks before your event or reservation deadline. Events must be open to the public. Information cannot be published if the time, date, place, ticket price (if applicable) or contact person and phone number are missing. Call (727) 869-6235.

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