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Pasco events for Oct. 14 through 20

14 Friday

Fall yard sale: Funds raised will benefit the local Alzheimer's Family Organization. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rosecastle of Zephyrhills, 37411 Eiland Blvd., Zephyrhills. (813) 783-8100.

Bondi to speak at meeting: Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi will be the guest speaker at the meeting of the Pasco Federated Republican Women's Club. 11:30 a.m. Luncheon is $20; reservations required. Seven Springs Golf & Country Club, 3535 Trophy Blvd., New Port Richey. (727) 597-3727.

White Cane Awareness Day: Hosted by the Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind to raise awareness about the white cane law and pedestrian safety. Visually impaired staffers and clients will take members of the public across the street blindfolded to simulate the experience of vision impairment. The public is invited. 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Free. West Pasco Government Center, 7550 Little Road, New Port Richey. (727) 815-0303.

15 Saturday

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.

Zombie Fun Run: The New Port Richey Parks and Recreation Youth Advisory Board will host this run for elementary- and middle school-age kids. Zombies will be staged along the course, ready to chase and steal runners' flags. All registered participants will be entered into a raffle to win a bicycle. T-shirts and other prizes will be provided. The run begins at 9 a.m. for elementary kids and at 9:30 a.m. for middle school kids. The run is for fun only and will not be officially timed. 8 a.m. $7 with advance registration until 4 p.m. Friday, or $10 on the day of the event (registration from 8 to 8:45 a.m.). James E. Grey Preserve, 6938 Plathe Road, New Port Richey. (727) 841-4560.

Fern Garden Club plant sale: Proceeds help fund horticulture and botany scholarships. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Keystone Recreation Center, 17928 Gunn Highway, Odessa. (813) 854-1308.

Phi Delta Kappa fraternity's Pasco County BBQ Cook-off: The festival will feature more than 20 professional barbecue teams competing for cash prizes in chicken, ribs, pork and brisket categories. The grand champion will win $1,000 and qualify for the Jack Daniel's 2017 festival in Lynchburg, Tenn. Vendors will dish out food and beverages. There will be entertainment, a raffle and children's activities. Sanctioned by the Florida BBQ Association. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free parking and admission. Phi Delta Kappa Banquet Facility, 11301 Phi Delt Way, Odessa. (813) 917-1866.

Star Wars Day: Elementary school-age children are encouraged to wear costumes or Star Wars clothing for photos with Star Wars guests, games, crafts, prizes and refreshments. 11 a.m. to noon. Regency Park Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey; (727) 861-3049. Also, 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Hugh Embry Library, 14215 Fourth St., Dade City; (352) 567-3576.

Triwizard tournament: Champions compete in three tasks designed to test magical ability, intelligence and courage. The winner will represent the library at the Yule Ball in December. Open to youth in the fourth through seventh grades. 2 to 3:30 p.m. South Holiday Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Road, Holiday. (727) 834-3331.

Cornhole tournament: The tournament will be on the tennis courts. Winners will receive 2016 championship cornhole boards. This is a double-elimination tourney, with a standard point cancelation scoring system. Sign up by Oct. 14. 8 p.m. $10 per team. New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center, 6630 Van Buren St., New Port Richey. (727) 841-4560.

16 Sunday

Dayspring Academy's 2016 Gala: The Roaring Twenties: This 1920s-themed event will include a performance by Ed'n Arts Productions, a three-course dinner, as well as live and silent auctions. Proceeds will benefit the academy's secondary school expansion project. 6 to 9 p.m. $75. Heritage Springs Golf and Country Club, 11345 Robert Trent Jones Parkway, Trinity. (727) 857-6922.

17 Monday

East Pasco Democratic Club: Robert Tager, a candidate in U.S. House District 12, will provide insight on his campaign and answer questions. Light refreshments will be served. 6:45 p.m. American House Senior Living Community, 38130 Pretty Pond Road, Zephyrhills. (317) 402-8211.

18 Tuesday

Tuesday Tutorials: The seminar, "Atrial Fibrillation: Past, Present and Future," will be presented by Dr. Kenneth Yamamura. Lunch will be provided. 11:30 a.m. Free, but reservations required. Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, 14000 Fivay Road, Hudson. (727) 869-5498.

Suncoast Women in Networking luncheon: James Howard, executive director of Trinity Security Allies, will discuss "Situational Awareness — How to be Street Smart Like Nancy Drew or a Black Widow." 11:30 a.m. Royal Super Buffet, 9550 U.S. 19, Port Richey. (727) 863-6151.

'What's Bugging Your Trees?': Find out why your trees are not thriving and how to remedy the situation in this Pasco Cooperative Extension Service seminar. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Free. New River Library, 34043 State Road 54, Zephyrhills. (352) 518-0156.

Suncoast Harmony Chorus open house: Learn more about the group, be serenaded and enjoy refreshments. The chorus is a local chapter of Sweet Adelines, a women's a cappella, barbershop chorus, with singers from Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties. 7 to 9 p.m. Salishan Graceful Retirement Living, 14191 Astaire Lane, Spring Hill. (352) 597-4376.

19 Wednesday

West Pasco Genealogical Society seminar: Learn how to research and work with genealogical records and online ancestry databases. Debbe Hagner will demonstrate how to access a number of free databases and how to open and save records to flash drives and computers. The society's monthly meeting will follow. Reservations for the seminar are recommended. Those attending should bring a flash drive and laptop computer, if available. Noon to 2 p.m. Family History Center, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 10606 Hilltop Drive, New Port Richey. (727) 271-0770.

Conservative Club presidential debate watch party: Bring desserts or finger foods. 9 p.m. Conservative Club of East Pasco, 38438 Fifth Ave., Zephyrhills.

20 Thursday

Lymphedema Support Group: 3 p.m. Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54, Trinity. (727) 834-5630.

West Pasco Chamber hosts final debates: Debates will begin at 5:45 p.m. with candidates for state House District 36 (Amber Mariano and Amanda Murphy). Others include: County Commission District 1 (Dimitri Delgato and Ronald Oakley) at 6:30 p.m., County Commission District 3 (Barry Horvath and Kathryn Starkey) at 7:15 p.m., county property appraiser (Gary Joiner Jr. and Jon Sidney Larkin) at 8 p.m. and clerk of circuit court (Roberta Cutting and Paula O'Neil) at 8:45 p.m. Jeremy George will emcee the program. Pasco-Hernando State College Performing Arts Center, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. (727) 842-7651.

Diabetes Support Group: 7 p.m. Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54, Trinity. (727) 834-5630.

BaNneD Books Concert Series and Book Swap: The Sno Shack will offer refreshments. Hosted by the New Port Richey City Library. Featuring music by Holey Miss Moley, a nine-piece group performing Florida funk, infused with rock, soul and groove. 7:30 p.m. Free. Held at the riverside amphitheater, near the Main Street entrance to Sims Park, 5547 Main St., New Port Richey. (727) 385-5375.

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 Oct. 14 through 20 10/12/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 4:36pm]
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