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Pasco Events for Jan. 19

19 Friday

Celebrating Our Seniors: Organizations that provide services to seniors in the community will be on hand, including representatives from Pasco Senior Services, Veterans Services, CARES, United Way, SHINE, Humana, Lighthouse for the Blind, Deaf Service Center and others. 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Free. Centennial Park Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday. (727) 834-3204.

Pasco County Arbor Day Celebration: The City of New Port Richey Environmental Committee, city council members and city staff will join the fourth grade class from Genesis Elementary School for the city's 28th Arbor Day celebration. The school children will plant trees. 11 a.m. Free. Frances Avenue Park, 5580 Frances Ave., New Port Richey. (727) 849-1626.

20 Saturday

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

Juicing 101: Get Your Squeeze On: Learn the basics of juicing and the health benefits that come with it. 2:30 p.m. Free. New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey. (727) 853-1279.

21 Sunday

Our Lady Queen of Peace Breakfast Buffet: 8 a.m. to noon. $8 adults, $5 children. Our Lady Queen of Peace, 5340 High St., New Port Richey. (727) 849-7521.

22 Monday

Choice Hearing Clinic: Includes ear wax checks, ear wax removal, hearing screenings and cleaning and servicing of hearing aids. Participants who wear hearing aids will receive one free package of batteries. 10 a.m. to noon. Free. CARES Rao Musunuru, M.D. Enrichment Center, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson. (727) 807-7082.

Portrait Class: Portrait class with live models. Features all art mediums. Noon to 2:30 p.m. $3. CARES Elfers Center, 4136 Barker Drive, Elfers. (727) 847-1290.

Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance: This 12-week program starts Jan. 22 with classes from 1:20 to 2:20 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. The program is designed to help seniors who have balance and/or mobility concerns, and will help improve balance, flexibility and strength with easy gentle movements. The movements can be achieved while standing or seated. Free, but advanced registration required. CARES Rao Musunuru, M.D. Enrichment Center, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson. (727) 863-6868.

Business Development Week: Learn how to work with local government. Presented by the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce. 5:30 p.m. New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey. (727) 853-1279.

23 Tuesday

Essential Oils for Pets: This is a free introductory class to learn what essential oils are and how to use them to support your pet's health. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Free. Living Food Bakery and Cafe, 3820 10th St., Zephyrhills. (813) 479-7724, 399-4467.

Big Ideas: How Maps Shape Our Perspective: The Mercator Projection map depicts the United States and Europe as larger, and more central, than they actually are. David Tamm, social studies teacher at Hudson High School, will show a variety of world maps and discuss the implications of favoring just one in our textbooks and classrooms. 4:30 to 6 p.m. New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey. (727) 853-1279.

24 Wednesday

Painting with Alicia: Adult librarian Alicia will present this painting class on an adaptation of a Georgia O'Keefe painting. For ages 16 and older. A signed liability waiver is required. 10 a.m. $2 for a 12" x 12" canvas (or bring your own). Land O'Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes. RSVP to (813) 929-1214.

Civil Rights Activist Desmond Meade to speak: Meade will speak at the meeting of the Trinity Democratic Club. He is president of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, and is known for his work on felon disfranchisement issues, particularly the restoration of voting rights to end discrimination. Doors will open at 5 p.m. for an optional dinner/social hour (self pay). Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Fox Hollow Golf Club, 10500 Robert Trent Jones Parkway, Trinity. (415) 609-3633, email to or visit the club's Facebook page.

Information for the Events column should be submitted to Phyllis Day, Pasco Times, at The deadline is two weeks before your event or reservation deadline. Events must be open to the public. Information cannot be published without the time, date, place, ticket price (if applicable) or contact person and phone number. Call (727) 869-6235.