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West Pasco happenings
By Times Staff Writer
Published September 6, 2007
Elks Lodge anniversary: The Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson will host a special celebration Sept. 15 celebrating its 33 years. The event will honor founder Dave Luikart. Reservations are being taken for a complete prime rib dinner. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Music by The Bendeys will start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $16 per person and are available at the lodge. Call Judy for reservations, 727 868-2994.
Special showing, "Mother Teresa": 4 p.m. Sunday at the Family Life Center of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, 4843 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday. This 2003 movie stars award-winning actor Olivia Hussey, who gives an illuminating performance as the saintly missionary nun. A light dinner will follow the movie. A freewill donation will be taken. Please call if you plan to attend so that enough food will be available. Call (727) 938-1974.
Swing into fall: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday. The Women's Connection is holding its meeting at the Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Avenue in New Port Richey. Tickets: $13.50. To reserve, call Betty at (727) 376-2757 or Blanche (727) 819-1871.
Want to grow bromeliads? 1 p.m. Wednesday. The New Port Richey Garden Club will meet at the Finish American Club at 6016 Delaware Ave., New Port Richey. Tom Wolfe, a well-known designer and landscaper, will introduce unusual specimens. He was instrumental in refurbishing the Bromeliad beds at Lowery Park Zoo and Ybor City Museum State Park. Guests are welcome. For information call (727) 848-2292.
Music, food and football: Moose Lodge 1429, 1936 Abacus Road, Holiday. Call (727) 937-9030. The following events are scheduled for this month:
- Shelia's Country Music Lessons. 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Sept. 19.
- Music by Dino: 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 13. Free buffet at 9 p.m. Members and guests welcome.
- All you can eat fish or roast beef dinners. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14. Music by Roy's Karaoke. Tickets are $6.95.
- Dinner/Dance: Dinner served 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 15, Music by Tommy Thompsen from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $5.
- Football Sunday: Doors open at noon Sept. 16. Food and cocktails available.
- Monday Night Football: Doors open at 3 p.m. Sept. 17. Food and cocktails available.
Good Fellas Meet: Noon Monday for lunch, followed by a meeting at 1 p.m. The group will meet at Le Belle Donne Restaurant, 9418 U.S. 19, Port Richey. For information, call (727)868-5263.
Send all West Happening events to Lucille Lazich, P.O. Box 879, Port Richey, FL 34288-0879, fax (727) 869-6233 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org