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Musicale to sing in New Port Richey

The Thursday Musicale will celebrate the joy of music in our lives with a presentation of secular and spiritual selections at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, 6661 Circle Blvd., New Port Richey.

Four local high school seniors who are music scholarship recipients of the Thursday Musicale will perform special selections.

The award winners are Jeanette Assalt of Anchor Academy in Palm Harbor, opera singer; Jason Nusbaum, River Ridge High School student, baritone; Sibrina Russell of Hudson High School, soprano; and Steven Leeper of Ridgewood High School, trumpeter.

Through donations accepted at concerts from October through April, the group is able to help support young people.

The Thursday Musicale Women's Chorus, consisting of 50 women singing three- or four-part harmony, is directed by Dolores Long of New Port Richey and accompanied by Sue Bond of Hudson.

Herb Lovell is in charge of sound and lights, and Helen Hill will staff the lobby information desk.

Organizations wishing to make reservations for 10 or more should call William Von Busch at (813) 847-2561.

Rose talk to answer

a crucial question

"After Pruning _ What's Next?" will be presented by Marge Whaley at a public meeting of the West Pasco Rose Society at 7 p.m. Monday at Unity Church, 5844 Pinehill Road, Port Richey.

Mrs. Whaley will give advice about thumb pruning and blind shoots, and tips for keeping rose bushes under control for the full year. She and her husband, Leo, grow 140 rose bushes and have adopted a "scheduled preventive approach."

Rose society members will offer free advice.

For information call Ruth DiOrio, (813) 376-6557, or Marion Miller, (813) 868-4135.

Hellenic group confirms

several, welcomes more

Mary G. Rodis has been elected president of the Hellenic American Society of Pasco for the coming year.

Other officers are James Meltz, vice president; Mary Cocoris, secretary; Olympia Potaris, treasurer; and Helen Hunt, John Vlahos, Helen Mayros, Sam Soterios, Betty Georgeadis and Lee Georgeadis, board members.

An open house to attract new members is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Elfers Senior Center, 4136 Barker Drive.

The women of the club will provide refreshments and coffee.

Information about people and special events in West Pasco (including Holiday, Port Richey, New Port Richey and Hudson) must be sent in writing one week before the event or one week before deadline for reservations or tickets to Carolyn Hopkins, Pasco Times, 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey 34668. For information in most of West Pasco, call (813) 869-6231. From Holiday, call (813) 842-9465. Submissions will be considered only from organizations based in Pasco County.

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