Community Calendar, Jan. 19
Suncoast News"Doggone Fitness Walk," organized by the New Port Richey Parks and Recreation Department and the Youth Advisory Board, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Orange Lake, downtown. The free event, for children 14 and younger and dogs of all ages, is being held to promote healthy lifestyles and includes obstacle courses for kids and dogs, walk-laps, snack, games and prizes. Call (727) 841-4560.
Published: January 19, 2013
Published: January 19, 2013
Joining Hands Mission Church, 3214 U.S. 19, Holiday, offers a free restaurant-style breakfast at 9 a.m. Volunteers are needed to help serve the meal. For information, call (727) 264-1288 or visit www.joininghandsmissionchurch.org.
The Kilian-Grey New Port Richey Relay for Life team is presenting the "9 Pin No Tap Bowling Extravaganza," a family-friendly fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, at 2 p.m. at Lane Glo Bowl, 8631 Old C.R. 54, New Port Richey. Cost is $15 per adult, $10 per child age 10 and under, includes three games and shoe rental, snacks and door prizes. Call Cyndi (727) 934-1669 or (727) 848-1489 for tickets and information.
Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 S.R. 54, will hold an art reception 1-3 p.m. to honor the award recipients of its inaugural Expression of Thanks Youth Art Contest. The art will be displayed in the hospital's dining area through Feb. 10. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Call (727) 834-4868 to RSVP.
The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, a free six-week workshop, will be held from 9 until 10:30 a.m. through Feb. 25 at Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 S.R. 54. The program is facilitated by two trained leaders, one or both of whom are not health professionals and have chronic diseases. A master trainer and certified leader will be provided by Community Aging and Retirement Services. Call (727) 834-5630.
Gulfside Regional Hospice 2000 Alumni, a group of seniors without partners meet each Monday at 1 p.m. at the River of Praise Church, 5320 Palmetto Road, Port Richey. Following each meeting, group members have lunch and socialize at local restaurants. New members are welcome. Call Jim at (727) 376-0280 or Bob at (727) 845-6320.
GriefShare, a 13-week course for those who have lost a loved one through death, will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. Mondays at Cross Point Church, 5730 Elena Drive, Holiday. Call (727) 844-7259 or (727) 967-4870.
The 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration sponsored by the African American Club of Pasco and the city of New Port Richey begins with a pre-celebration gathering at Community Congregation Church, 6533 Circle Blvd., New Port Richey at 11 a.m. A symbolic march to the nearby West Pasco Historical Society will be held at 11:30 a.m. and includes an honor guard presentation. The march continues to the Sims Park Band Shell where there will be entertainment, speakers and food at noon. Call (727) 372-1742.
Unity Truth Center, 5844 Pine Hill Road, Port Richey, is observing "A World of Enlightened Action" as part of the 16th annual Gandhi-King Season of Nonviolence, at 7 p.m. There will be sacred sharing of song, prayer and ritual celebrating the "Love and Truth" teachings of Mahatma Gandhi and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Call (727) 848-7702.
Holiday United Church of Christ (4826 Bartelt Road, Holiday): An informal exercise group, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Mondays and Fridays in Leek Hall; Prayer Shaw Group meeting, 10 a.m. - noon every Monday. Call (727) 937-1520.
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure/BI PAP Clinic, 1 p.m. weekly, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital Sleep Disorders Center, Medical Arts Building, 6600 Madison St., New Port Richey. Call (727) 953-6877.
Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road: Learn How to Coupon, from 10 a.m. until noon. Preregistration is required; SCORE seminar: Starting a Home Business, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Ruby's Tuesday Knitting Club meeting, 5:45-7:45 p.m. Call (727) 861-3040.
Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey: Baby Storytime, 11 a.m.; eBooks Basics, 3 p.m. Call (727) 861-3049.
Centennial Park Branch Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday: Teen program: Paper Thugz, 6 p.m. Create 3D folded paper characters. Call (727) 834-3204.
South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive: Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Call (727) 834-3331.
Weight Management: Striving For a Healthy Weight, a community education class, is offered at 10 a.m. at Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 S.R. 54. For required reservations call (727) 834-5630.
The Bariatric Support Groups meets at 6 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, Starkey Tower, 6600 Madison St., New Port Richey. Call (727) 953-6877.
Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road: Career Central's Mobile One Stop Unit will be there from 10:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. to assist job seekers; Basic computer class: Email, 11 a.m.-noon. Call (727) 861-3040.
Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey: Toddler story time, 11:15 a.m.; preschool story time, 11:45 a.m.; Anime Club meeting, 4 p.m. Call (727) 861-3049.
Centennial Park Branch Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday: Toddler story time, 11:15 a.m.; preschool story time, 11:45 a.m.; Downloading Library eBooks, 2 p.m. Call (727) 834-3204.
South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive: Movie with Friends, 2 p.m.; SCORE Seminar: How to Really Start Your Own Business, 5:30 p.m. Call (727) 834-3331.
Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 S.R. 54: "Nutrition and Diabetes," a community education class conducted by a registered dietitian, 10 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month; the Obstetrics Program offers a sibling class at 5 p.m. that features interactive activities to prepare children age two to six for the arrival of a sibling. For required reservations, call (727) 834-5630.
Pasco County Environmental Lands Division presents the program "Field, Forest and Marsh" at 4 p.m. at the Jumping Gully Preserve, at the western end of Fishburne Drive, Spring Hill. Attendees will learn about microclimate; the key to why some plants and animals end up in one place and others end up in another place. Call (727) 847-2411, ext. 8333.
The Internal Cardiac Defibrillator Support Group meets at 5:30 p.m. in the Rao Musunuru, M.D., Conference Center at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, 14000 Fivay Road, Hudson. RSVP by calling (855) 534-4325.
The SPCA Suncoast annual Pet Walk, presented in honor of Lucy Dobies, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sims Park and Orange Lake Park, downtown, New Port Richey. The event includes a walk around Orange Lake Park, Adoptable Pet Parade, canine costume contest and canine agility course; local police SWAT members and a K-9 meet-and-greet, food, vendors and a themed photo opportunity. To register, call (727) 849-1048.
National Alliance on Mental Illness Pasco County Connections, a recovery support group for those living with mental illness, meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Trinity Medical Center West Campus (Community Hospital), Conference Room C, 5637 Marine Parkway, New Port Richey. Call (727) 992-9653.
The One Community Now Networking Group meets from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month at Generations Christian Church, 1540 Little Road, Trinity. Call Tricia at (727) 364-5158.
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