Pasco Briefs for March 24

Published Mar. 22, 2017


Buy chance to win Bucs season tickets

The Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation is holding a drawing to win two Tampa Bay Buccaneers club-level season tickets. The drawing will be at 8 p.m. April 1 at the Chasco Fiesta in downtown New Port Richey. Ticket-holders do not need to be present to win.

The tickets are valued at $4,100 and include two preseason and eight regular-season home games, as well as reserved stadium parking. Raffle tickets are $75 each, and only 150 will be sold. Proceeds will benefit the Children's Hearing Help Fund, which is supported by the Sertoma Foundation. To purchase tickets, call the foundation office at (727) 312-3882.


Love to Dance to host 'Hoppity' dance

Love To Dance will be the host for a "Hippity Hoppity Dance" 7 to 10 p.m. April 1 at Beacon Square Civic Association, 3741 Bradford Drive. There will be music for all types of dancing including swing, cha-cha, waltz, foxtrot, Latin, line dancing and others. Singles and couples are welcome. Door prizes will be awarded each hour. Dance hosts, snacks and beverages will be available. Guests may bring their own beverages. This is a smoke-free event. Admission is $3 for Beacon Square members, $5 for non-members. Call Ken at (727) 375-4427.


Absentee voting open for mayor race

New Port Richey city residents who wish to participate in the upcoming municipal mayoral election but will not be in the city to vote on Election Day (April 11), may vote by absentee ballot at the City Clerk's Office at City Hall, 5919 Main St. Early voting may be done 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through April 10. Voters must reside within the corporate limits of New Port Richey, and must bring proof of residency. The city of New Port Richey mayoral candidates are Rob Marlowe and Ed Beckman. The election will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 11 at the New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center, 6630 Van Buren St.

NAMI to offer its family program

NAMI Pasco, an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will offer its free family-to-family education program 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, starting April 25, at Medical Center of Trinity West Campus, 5637 Marine Parkway. This is a free 12-week comprehensive course for family, partners, friends and caregivers of individuals with mental illness. The curriculum is designed to help understand and support a loved one living with mental illness, while maintaining one's own well-being. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Call (727) 992-9653.

Chasco Fiesta boat parade entries wanted

The New Port Richey Rotary Club is seeking entries for the 2017 Chasco Fiesta boat parade, which will be April 1. The parade will begin at Hooters on Miller's Bayou in Port Richey at 1 p.m., travel south on the Cotee River, and arrive at Sims Park at about 1:45 p.m. Boat entries can be from businesses, individuals, schools, nonprofits or families. Boats are to be decorated to this year's theme, "Great American Movies." Ten cash prizes will be awarded, from $200 to $1,000, which will be given to winners at a Rotary luncheon. Registration forms are available online at For information, call (727) 859-6540 or email Amanda Hart at

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Concert wraps up Musicale season

Thursday Musicale will present its final concert of the season at 2 p.m. April 6 at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 4651 Little Road. Donations will be accepted, which will benefit the scholarship program. The group is currently seeking a new director and accompanist for the next season, which begins in September. The nonprofit group presents concerts on the first Thursday of each month, from October through April. New members are welcome. For information, email to or call (727) 378-8356.