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Pasco Events for Nov. 18-24

18 Friday

Veterans benefits seminar: The mobile vet center will be on site; visitors can tour the vehicle. Veterans and their spouses, caregivers and other family members are invited. VA representatives, community resource representatives and vet center staffers will be available to discuss readjustment and transitional needs, and to connect veterans to VA and community resources. Lunch will be provided to those staying for the day's eight sessions; reservations required. Sessions include: readjustment counseling service, VA home-based primary care/medical foster homes, veteran burial benefits, elder law and new changes to caregiver benefits, foreclosures, modifications and short sales, claims, veterans preference, employment and VA mortgage/real estate. Veterans are asked to bring a copy of their DD214 form. 8:15 a.m. Free, but preregistration is required for individual sessions due to limited space. Pasco County Vet Center, 5139 Deer Park Drive, New Port Richey. (727) 372-1854.

Friends of the Library book sale: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regency Park Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey. The sale continues from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. (727) 861-3049.

OneBlood blood drive: All donors receive a free OneBlood fleece blanket and a wellness checkup, including blood pressure, temperature, iron count and cholesterol screening. ID required. Noon to 5 p.m. Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, 14000 Fivay Road, Hudson. Toll-free 1-888-936-6283.

Good Samaritan Festival of Trees Winter Wonderland and Auction: This is a live auction of more than 40 trees and wreaths that have been decorated by local businesses and individuals. There will be entertainment and food. All proceeds benefit the Good Samaritan Health Clinic of Pasco. 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 each or $40 for two. Verizon Event Center, 8718 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey. (727) 848-7789.

19 Saturday

Pasco County Horsemanship Association show: Pleasure show is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes halter, Western pleasure, mini and horse driving, as well as English. Grounds fee is $3 per horse. Horse and exhibitor fees vary, $7 to $50. The speed show is from 6 to 11 p.m. and includes jackpot speed barrels, speed barrels, poles and Texas barrels. Fees: $25 for members, $30 nonmembers, $3 per exhibition or $10 for four exhibitions; $25 for jackpot with 70 percent payout. Free spectator admission. Pasco County Horsemanship Association, 13215 Fivay Road, Hudson.

Miles for Ministries 5K: 5K through Downtown Dade City and along Hardee Trail. Includes T-shirt, refreshments and food. 8 a.m. $25; $35 day of race. St. Rita's Catholic Church, 14404 14th St., Dade City.

St. Mark's Pancake Breakfast: Includes all-you-can-eat buttermilk pancakes, as well as coffee, juice and sausage or ham. 8 to 10 a.m. $4 for adults; $1 for children. St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 7922 State Road 52, Hudson. (727) 863-5646.

St. Joseph Holiday Bazaar: Coffee and doughnuts available both days. Lunch available on Saturday. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. St. Joseph Church, 38750 5th Ave., Zephyrhills. (813) 788-1825.

Craft fair: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Our Lady Queen of Peace, 5340 High St., New Port Richey. (727) 849-4899.

Friends of the Library book sale: Along with books for sale, there will be face painting, children's crafts and giveaways. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. New River Library, 34043 State Road 54, Zephyrhills. (813) 788-6375.

Arts and crafts fair: With handmade gifts, interactive painting, a carwash and car show. Meet with local authors from Pasco Writes and purchase copies of their newly released anthology, Birds of a Feather II. Lunch will be available. The event is hosted by the scholarship committee. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. First United Methodist Church of Hudson, 13123 U.S. 19, Hudson. (727) 868-6178.

Model train show: Browse or buy various scales of model trains, tracks and accessories. Lunch available for purchase. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. $5; free for ages 12 and younger. Father Felix Knights of Columbus, 5850 K of C Drive, Port Richey. (727) 244-1341.

St. Stephen's Fall Bazaar: A bake sale, crafts and craft supplies will be inside the parish hall. There will also be outdoor junk-in-the-trunk vendors. Hot dogs and sodas will be available, and the thrift shop will be open. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 5326 Charles St., New Port Richey. (727) 937-0039, (727) 849-4330.

Running Strong for Kelly 4D Barrel Race: The exhibition is from 9 to 11 a.m., with the show starting at 11:30 a.m. There will be a 50/50 raffle, a silent auction, concessions and dog races. Funds raised will benefit Kelly Thomas, who suffered a spinal cord injury and broken neck in a motor vehicle accident. Through ongoing therapy, Kelly now walks with braces and a walker and also takes a full load of college courses. Exhibition is $5; pee wee barrels, $5 per entry; men's barrel race, $20; open 4D barrel race, $40. Double R Arena, 32640 Amberlea Road, Dade City. (813) 241-5907.

Holiday craft bazaar: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Club Connerton, 21100 Fountain Garden Way, Land O'Lakes. (813) 996-5800.

'Growing Beautiful Begonias': The Pasco County Extension Service seminar will teach participants how to grow and maintain healthy begonia plants, with begonias for sale. 10 a.m. Zephyrhills Library, 5347 Eighth St., Zephyrhills. (352) 518-0156.

Family Movie Night: The movie will be Finding Dory. Bring chairs or blankets. Light concessions available. 6 p.m. Free. Sims Park, 5547 Main St., New Port Richey. (727) 841- 4560.

CARES wine-tasting fundraiser: Drink wine to benefit the canines and felines of the Community Animal Rescue and Education Shelter. The event will include music, raffles and other activities. Food available for purchase. 7 to 9 p.m. $15 or two for $25. Strong Tower Vineyard & Winery, 17810 Forge Drive, Shady Hills. (352) 585-7079.

20 Sunday

Christmas in November with Suncoast Brotherhood Bike Club: There will be vendors, activities for children, entertainment by the Bearded Brothers Band from 1 to 5 p.m., and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. There will also be an auction, food, raffle prizes and a candy cane hunt. This is a benefit for the Pasco County Foster Adoptive Parent Association. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. $5 or a donation of an unwrapped toy per person to be donated to foster children. VFW Post 6180, 11551 Osceola Drive, New Port Richey. (727) 808-1528.

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 Nov. 18-24 11/16/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 1:07pm]
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