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Pasco Events for Dec. 9-15

9 Friday

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Holiday craft fair: Local artists and vendors will sell an array of items, including jewelry, designer handbags, homemade decorative items and edibles. There will be a $3 lunch available, which includes a hotdog, drink and chips; proceeds will benefit the local Alzheimer's Association. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Rosecastle of Zephyrhills, 37411 Eiland Blvd., Zephyrhills. (813) 783-8100.

St. Stephen's Thrift Shop sale: Many items will be sold at 50 percent off. There will also be a clearance rack with clothing sold at two pieces for $1. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 5326 Charles St., New Port Richey. (727) 846-1378, (727) 849-4330.

Hearing aid battery giveaway: The Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation of Florida is giving away free hearing aid batteries in sizes 10, 13, 312 and 675. 10 a.m. to noon. Sertoma Speech and Hearing Foundation , 4443 Rowan Road, New Port Richey. (727) 312-3882.

Book bazaar: Browse or buy used books, audio and video media, magazines and related materials. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Hugh Embry Library, 14215 Fourth St., Dade City. (352) 567-3576. The bazaar continues on Saturday.

For Your Health seminar series: "Sprain or Fracture? Diagnosis and Minimally Invasive Approach to Pain in the Ankle and Foot," presented by Dr. Aaron Mates, an orthopedic surgeon. A light lunch will be provided. Noon. Free, but reservations required. Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54, Trinity. (727) 834-5630.

10 Saturday

Arts and crafts show and sale: Food available. Proceeds benefit Elks charities. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. (727) 868-2994.

Holiday craft fair: In addition to crafts, the fair will include a bake sale, drawings and a silent auction of each vendor's donated work. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Southport Springs Clubhouse, 3509 Southport Springs Parkway, Zephyrhills.

11 Sunday

Flapjack 5K Race: The annual event in memory of Kris Keppel features a 5K race and 1-mile fun run. Includes a post-race pancake breakfast and finishers medal. 7 a.m. Adults, $30; students, $17; fun run, $15. Breakfast for non-runners is $5. Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex, 3032 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes. (813) 909-2722.

Saint Leo Drop-N-Shop Children's Camp: Hosted by the Saint Leo University women's basketball team. Held at the Marion Bowman Activities Center. Open to youth ages 4 to 14, the camp will include games and activities, such as basketball, baseball, crafts and swimming. Campers should bring their lunch, and those planning to go in the pool should bring a bathing suit, towel and sunscreen. 8 a.m. to noon. $40 for the first child; $10 family discount for additional children. Early drop-off and late pickup rate is $10 per hour. Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo. (352) 588-7344.

Swiss Team Bridge Competition: The event is a partial round-robin setup where winners play winners and losers play losers, based on the Swiss concept that governs play in most chess tournaments. After each round, game directors sort the team records and set up new matches between teams of approximately equal records. 10 a.m. $80 per team. Nature Coast Bridge Club, 3009 Commercial Way, Spring Hill (if using GPS for directions, use 3021 Commercial Way). RSVP to Paul Lauer, (352) 683-6446.

Special Olympics 'Under the Stars' dinner fundraiser: The dinner will include raffles and interaction with Special Olympics student-athletes. There is no set cost, but attendees are encouraged to sponsor a student-athlete or provide a donation to Special Olympics Florida-Pasco County. 5 to 7 p.m. Sweetfields Farm, 17250 Benes Roush Road, Masaryktown. (727) 207-5146.

12 Monday

Hearing clinic: 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.

Big Brothers Big Sisters orientation/training event: 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 among several programs. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Rasmussen College, 18600 Fernview St., Land O'Lakes. Another event will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Wesley Chapel Honda, 27750 Wesley Chapel Blvd., Wesley Chapel. (813) 997-6881.

14 Wednesday

Car seat inspection: Free inspections will be provided at 9:45, 10:30 and 11:15 a.m.; noon, and 12:45 p.m. Pediatric Associates of Tampa Bay Trinity, 10710 State Road 54, New Port Richey. (727) 953-6877.

15 Thursday

Gulfside Hospice holiday grief workshops: The workshops are geared to help those struggling with the grief of losing a loved one. Led by hospice counselors and chaplains, each workshop will include discussion of loved ones and favorite holiday traditions, learning how to address and work through grief, and creating a holiday craft project. Two locations: 3 p.m. at Gulfside's Center for Hospice Care, 5760 Dean Dairy Road, Zephyrhills, (727) 247-7510; 4 p.m. at Gulfside's Bereavement Center, 6224 Lafayette St., New Port Richey, (813) 431-3348.

Information for the Events column should be submitted to Phyllis Day, Pasco Times, at 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.

Pasco Events for Dec. 9-15 12/06/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 2:02pm]
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