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PHSC Family Fun Festival

Pasco-Hernando State College will host a free family entertainment festival and health fair at the college’s New Port Richey campus, 10230 Ridge Road, on Saturday, February 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The festivities will include music, food, campus tours, children’s activities, crafts, games, prizes and giveaways. Information on PHSC programs, financial aid, scholarships, student activities, and athletics will be provided; and college application fees will be waived for future attending students. Students under the age of 18 interested in applying for the PHSC must be present with a parent or guardian.

The free event, sponsored by the Musunuru family, will be held to recognize Rao Musunuru, MD, Pasco County Day, established on February 1, 2014 by the Pasco County Commission.

Register to attend the event at

Organizations providing health care, mental health services, diet and fitness programs, or any service related to community wellness are invited to reserve a free table at the event health fair at

Assembly of the Knights of Columbus Valentine’s Day Dance

NEW PORT RICHEY — Fr. Gerard E. Powers Assembly 2882 will host a Valentine’s Day “candy dance” on Saturday, February 12 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Monsignor Foynes Hall, 5340 High St., New Port Richey, starting at 6 p.m.

This dinner/dance is a fundraiser to support several of the Assembly’s veterans outreach charitable initiatives.

The chicken marsala dinner donation with dancing to music by DJ Lewis is $20. For more information and reservations, contact Clark Hill at or Bill Shustowski at 260-403-3641.

Anclote Children’s Fishing Tournament

NEW PORT RICHEY – Pasco County has opened registration for the 31st annual Anclote Kids Fishing Tournament.

The event is open to children aged 5 to 14 with registration limited to 75 participants. Registration is mandatory and the cost is $3 per child. To register go to: and click on the passive park activities site.

The fishing tournament will take place on February 19 at the Anclote Gulf Park Pier at 2305 Baillies Bluff Road, Holiday. Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m. and fishing hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Prizes will be awarded for the longest fish and the most fish caught. Children must bring their own fishing gear and be accompanied by an adult. Participants will be required to bait, cast and reel in their own fish. Bait will be provided.

For more information, call 727-942-7439.

Country Music Jam at the North Buena Vista Civic Association

HOLIDAY – A Country Music Jam is held every Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at the North Buena Vista Civic Association, 2039 Orange Drive, Holiday.

$3 donation at the door, musicians are free. On-site kitchen, food and drink donations.

All donations given to the community center. The music selection ranges from country to light rock.

New musicians are encouraged to join.

For more information, call 727-534-8649 and ask for Don.

Country music jam in Saint-Marc

Every Saturday at 1 p.m., Margaree’s Country Music Jam is held at St. Mark’s Church Fellowship Hall, 7922 State Road 52, Hudson.

The type of music is country, bluegrass and gospel. The donation is $3; free for musicians.

All proceeds go to the church’s mission. Masks are optional.

For more information, call 727-856-3344.

Tasty Tuesdays local organic market

NEW PORT RICHEY — Each Tuesday, sample produce from local organic growers in an outdoor courtyard and learn how to grow and prepare your own at Tasty Tuesdays Local Organic Market.

The market is held outside the New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St., from 10 a.m. to noon.

The day includes lectures, demonstrations, you can discover non-GMO heritage seeds at the Library Seed Bank. No charge to attend. Now accepts EBT/SNAP benefits.

Visit the Tasty Tuesdays Facebook page for more information.

“Little Women: The Musical”

NEW PORT RICHEY – ‘Little Women: The Musical’ will be presented Friday through Sunday, February 25-27, at the Richey Suncoast Theater, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey.

Tickets are $25. For more information or to buy tickets, visit

Based on Louisa May Alcott’s American classic, this Civil War story of love and family stands the test of time.

Produced nationally and internationally, “Little Women” has received critical acclaim for its ambition to bring such a well-known story to the stage. This timeless and gripping story comes to life in this musical filled with personal discovery, heartbreak, hope and undying love. Based on the life of Louisa May Alcott, “Little Women” follows the adventures of sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo tries to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers aren’t interested – her friend Professor Bhaer tells her she needs to do better and write more of herself. Reluctantly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in the American Civil War.

SunWest Crab and Shrimp Festival

HUDSON – The seventh annual SunWest Crab & Shrimp Festival will take place Friday through Sunday, February 25-27, at SunWest Park, 17362 Old Dixie Highway, Hudson.

Festival hours will be Friday, 5-11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will include carnival rides, shows, bands, seafood and entertainment for the whole family.

Tickets are $20. Admission tickets include carnival rides, bouncers, giant slide, rock wall and jumpers, entertainment, shows and live bands. Food is not included in the ticket price.

For tickets, visit For information, visit

Jeepin 4 Justice Event Planned

Farrell Cares, a 501(c)(3) organization, will hold its annual Jeepin 4 Justice event the weekend of March 11-13.

The event raises funds for the Pasco County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit. Since its inception, the non-profit organization has been able to provide the K-9 unit with training supplies and is proceeding with the purchase of three dogs in total (Farrell, Honor and Rip). Last year the organization raised $10,000 for the K-9 unit, and this year the goal is to raise funds to help build a SWAT/K-9 obstacle course.

The event takes place at the Concourse at Safety Town, 11919 Alric Pottberg Road, Shady Hills.

Pasco Blues Festival

LAND O’ LAKES – The sixth annual Pasco Blues Festival will be held on Saturday, March 12, from noon to 8 p.m., at Land O’ Lakes Heritage Park, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., Land O’ Lakes.

The lineup will include performances by Jukebox Johnnies, Dottie Kelly and Alex Lopez. The headliner for the event has yet to be announced.

Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Places will be available but limited. Early bird tickets, priced at $12 per person, are on sale until December 30. Visit

Pasco County Club Corner

HUDSON – The Coin Club of Pasco County meets on the second Thursday at the Elks Lodge, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson.

The doors will open at 6 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. An auction and a raffle are occasionally organized. Light refreshments will be served. The club strives to educate its members with a monthly lecture by a member, on various topics in the history of coinage or recent numismatic events. Visitors are welcome.

For more information, call Chuck at 727-534-7597 or visit

Hudson Beach Yacht Club

HUDSON – The Hudson Beach Yacht Club meets first Tuesdays at the Sea Ranch Civic Center, 13711 Veronica Drive, Hudson.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. No boat required. The club has an active kayaking group and also organizes sailboat races and cruises to various places of interest. For information, visit

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