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Pasco Events for Nov. 11-17

11 Friday

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Veterans Day Pinning Ceremony and Breakfast: Bayfront Health Dade City and Gulfside Hospice invite all veterans and their guests to this special Senior Circle event. It will include a complimentary hot breakfast and a pinning ceremony for all veterans in attendance, provided by Gulfside Hospice as part of the We Honor Veterans program. Call to RSVP with name, branch of service, length of service, contact phone number and number of guests attending. 8 a.m. Free. Bayfront Health Dade City, 13100 Fort King Road, Dade City. (352) 518-1087.

Saint Leo Veterans Day Ceremony: State Rep. Danny Burgess will speak. The ceremony is to honor those who served or are currently serving in the military. Held on the loggia outside the School of Business building. Light refreshments served. Also, Saint Leo Community Engagement will host its Fall Community Service Day at the Student Activities Building, where students will create paracord survival bracelets for active-duty members and first responders. 11 a.m. Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52, Saint Leo. (352) 588-8482.

Fall Fest 2016: Featuring entertainment, food, games and carnival rides. Festival hours are 5 p.m. Friday, noon to midnight Saturday and 1 to 10 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Carnival rides $1 each, 12 for $10, 24 for $20 or all-day rider wristbands $25. Our Lady Queen of Peace, 5340 High St., New Port Richey. (727) 741-1922.

12 Saturday

Coteeman Triathlon: This USA Triathlon-sanctioned event includes a 150-yard pool swim, 9-mile bike course and 5K run, designed for all levels. T-shirt, swim cap, goodie bag and medal for those who finish. 7:30 a.m. $65 to $85 for individuals; $85 to $105 for teams. Recreation and Aquatic Center, 6630 Van Buren St., New Port Richey. (727) 841-4560.

Case 2016 Hometown Memories Tour celebration: W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Company concludes its sumer-long celebration of local towns across America with a celebration in Land O'Lakes. Featuring prize drawings, giveaways and live entertainment with DJ Randy Price. Food and beverages available. There will be a knife safety class, Quilts of Valor demonstration, and auction of an exclusive mother-of-pearl knife, games of chance, silent auction and grab bags. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Harvey's Hardware, 5400 Land O'Lakes Blvd., Land O'Lakes. (813) 996-2400.

Pasco Extension Family Garden Day: The Pasco Extension Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program is offering rain water harvesting and bee abode workshops. Attend one or both workshops. Jim Moll, Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program coordinator, will lead the rain harvesting workshop (children welcome, but must be supervised) at 9 a.m. Each paying household will receive one rain barrel. The bee abode workshop will be provided by county extension director and urban horticulture agent Whitney Elmore at 10:30 a.m. Families will learn about the importance of bees and make their own bee abode to take home. 9 a.m. to noon. $25 for the rain harvest workshop, $15 for the bee abode workshop or $35 for both. Preregistration and prepayment required. Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd. (352) 518-0156.

Pasco Upcycle Festival: The festival is a partnership between Pasco County and Keep Pasco Beautiful. The focus is to reduce waste by changing people's perceptions of what can be salvaged into something not only useful, but often a work of art. Vendors will have items such as pallet furniture and spoon bracelets. There will be a stage with bands performing, including Noah and the Greens. There will also be pet adoptions, along with pet-related vendors. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Sims Park, 5547 Main St., New Port Richey. (727) 856-7252.

The "ELFers" Merry Marketplace: Vendors will sell arts and crafts and specialty products that are ideal for holiday giving. The cafe will have breakfast, lunch and holiday snacks available. Entertainment both days. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; continues 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Free admission and parking. CARES Elfers Center, 4136 Barker Drive, Elfers. (727) 847-1290.

Holistic Health Retreat: Learn from holistic health practitioners, who will speak on a variety of topics. With exhibitor displays, raffles, prizes and lunch. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $50, or two for $75. Trinity Meeting Center at Trinity Commons, 7813 Mitchell Blvd., Trinity. (727) 375-9700.

Poker run: Sign up from 8 to 10 a.m., with last bike out at 10 a.m., starting at VFW Post 6180, 11551 Osceola Drive, New Port Richey. Ride ends at Charles E. Murray American Legion Post 186, 12091 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. The event benefits St. Jude Children's Hospital. $10 per rider; $5 for an extra hand. Ticket includes food. (352) 232-1804.

13 Sunday

Veterans Sunday: Special service honoring veterans with patriotic music and a presentation by the Navy Junior ROTC color guard. 10:45 a.m. Free. Bible Baptist Church, 6628 Cecelia Drive, New Port Richey. (727) 848-7778.

Bee Bully-Free training: Free literacy coach training and child protection training will be provided to those interested in becoming a Bee Bully-Free literacy coach. The training is for adults ages 18 and older. Space is limited, and reservations are required by Nov. 11. RSVP to or call (813) 782-1500, ext. 104. 3 to 4 p.m. Goin' Postal, 4941 4th St., Zephyrhills.

14 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.

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. Rasmussen College, 18600 Fernview St., Land O'Lakes. (813) 997-6881.

15 Tuesday

'Urban Coyotes': Hosted by the Pasco County Extension Service, the seminar will be led by Pinellas resources extension agent Laura Milligan, who will discuss the biology and ecology behind urban coyotes and how to protect pets and property. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey. (352) 518-0156.

Bay Area Legal 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.

'Winter Vegetables': Presented by the Pasco County Extension Service. 2 to 3:30 p.m. New River Library, 34043 State Road 54, Zephyrhills. (352) 518-0156.

An alternative to surgery: Hosted by the Heart Institute at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, the lecture, "An Alternative to Surgery: Explore the Options," will be presented by Dr. Nader H. Chadda, who will discuss a non-surgical approach to repairing abdominal aortic aneurisms and carotid artery disease. A complimentary dinner will be served. 5 p.m. Free. Heritage Pines Clubhouse, 11524 Scenic Hills Blvd., Hudson. RSVP to (727) 869-5498.

Teen volunteer training: This is the training session to become a teen volunteer at the Land O'Lakes Library. Those wishing to participate should fill out the form on the website, then register for one of the training sessions. Call the library for assistance. 5 to 6 p.m. Land O'Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes. (813) 929-1214.

16 Wednesday

Bullying seminar: The event is part of PHSC's ongoing community awareness series. Mark Davis of Aetna will discuss how to recognize when someone is being bullied and provide insight to understand the different types and effects of bullying. 2 to 3 p.m. Conference Center, Building B, Room 303, Pasco-Hernando State College Porter Campus, 2727 Mansfield Blvd., Wesley Chapel. (727) 816-3738.

17 Thursday

CARES Health and Wellness Expo: More than 25 vendors will be on hand. Flu shots will be available (bring insurance card), and there will be free health screenings and information about wellness programs and community resources. Proceeds will help support the CARES Senior Health Clinic, which offers limited primary care to low-income seniors 55 and older who have no insurance. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. First United Methodist Church of Hudson, 13123 U.S. 19, Hudson. (727) 868-6178.

Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary 6476 Thanksgiving Dinner: The cost is $7 for a full dinner with all the trimmings. 5 to 7 p.m.; doors open at 4 p.m. St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 4843 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday. (727) 389-0518.

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.

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