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Published Feb. 11, 2008


A blood drive is scheduled from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520, 9135 Denton Ave. in Hudson. Donors must be 17, weigh 110 pounds and have photo identification. Call (800) 683-5663.


Smoke-free bingo, dance on tap for week

The Knights of Columbus, Father Farrell Council 6476, offers nonsmoking bingo at 1 p.m. today. Lunches are available as the doors open at 11 a.m. The hall is at 2040 Grand Blvd., in Holiday.

A dinner/dance with the theme of "Just Have Fun And Enjoy Yourselves" is set for Friday. Dinner is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and the dance is from 7 to 10 p.m. Shelly Brady will entertain. Cost is $11 for both or $5 for the dance only. Call (727) 934-9025.

Wesley Chapel

Honorary Mayor hopeful throws dance

Debra Kaplan of Under the Palms Ministry invites the community to a Parent/Child Dinner Dance from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Seven Oaks Clubhouse, 2910 Sports Core Circle, inside the Seven Oaks Community. This event will be her second fundraiser for the Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber's Honorary Mayor race. Families can enjoy an evening of dancing, featuring entertainment by DJ Anglada of Finest Events. Attendees will receive gifts provided by PartyLite and Hide'Em in Your Heart. Each parent/child pair is $35 and all money raised throughout Kaplan's run for Honorary Mayor will be donated to the Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber's Honorary Mayor race provides a fun way for local business members to give back to the community. Campaign funds provide support for a number of local programs, including scholarships presented to area high school students each year.


New ACTION Civitan Club seeks members

The Heritage ACTION Civitan Club is now forming in the Lacoochee area, with plans to meet at the Christian Edge Coffeehouse, at U.S. Highway 301 and State Road 575. The club will serve Lacoochee as well as the other communities in the northeast portion of Pasco County. The club is chartering as an ACTION Civitan Club.

ACTION stands for Active Citizens Taking Initiative On Needs, which means the club will be involved in projects that address needs of those that are unable to do for themselves or do not have the resources to do so. Call Frank Kelley, the club builder, to find out more about the organization and how you can become a charter member of the Heritage Civitan Club. He can be reached at (352) 583-3585, (727) 631-9354, or

Port Richey

Auxiliary hosts annual card party, luncheon

The Ladies Auxiliary Knights of Columbus Council 8155 will hold its annual luncheon and card party at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at St. James the Apostle Church, 8400 Monarch Drive in Port Richey. There will be sandwiches, homemade salads, desserts and door prizes. The cost is $7. Call Grace at (727) 842-6239 or Ann Marie at (727) 849-2464. Tickets will be sold at the door.


Chamber of Commerce meets Wednesday

The general membership meeting of the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce is at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 20735 Leonard Road in Lutz. Cost is $10 for members who RSVP or $13 at the door. Call (813) 909-2722 by Monday.