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West Pasco happenings
By Times Staff Writer
Published December 5, 2007
Holiday Gift Wrap: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays ending Christmas Eve at 6 p.m. Books A Million, 9570 US 19, Port Richey, 727 847-3373 are hosting the Team Hot Trotters who are holding the third annual gift wrap project on behalf of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Donations will be accepted.
Special Days: Knights of Columbus Father Farrell Council, 2040 Grand Boulevard, Holiday, (727) 934-8025. -Big Band: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15. Frank Parsons and his Big Band. Ticket donation: $7. -Vegas Show & Dinner: 5 p.m. Dec. 21. Reserve early. Ticket donation: $22. Featuring Richard Hampton as Kenny Rogers and Melody Knighton as Dolly Parton.
World Youth Day Breakfast: 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday. The Knights of Columbus Council 6476 will hosts this event in the Family Life Center, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 4843 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday, telephone (727) 938-1974. Proceeds to the Australia World Youth Day pilgrims in 2008. Donation: $3.50.
AMVETS Post 16, 9638 SR 52, Hudson, (727) 868-7391. Fridays (through Dec. 28) from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Open invitation. Menu donations: $6.50 to $8. Choices: fish fry, shrimp or chicken tenders. Music at each dinner.
Moose Lodge 1429, 1936 Abacus Road, Holiday, (727) 937-3897 or 937-9030. Thursday Dinner Dances: 5 p.m. through Dec. 27. Open invitation. Music. Menu donation: $6.95 to $8.50.
Dinner Dance: 4 p.m. Sunday. VFW Holiday Post 10167, 4619 Bartelt Road, Holiday, (727) 938-5977. Featuring Scalloped Chicken. Music by Sharon. Donation: $7.
Hospice Workshops: Sponsored by Hernando Pasco Hospice. Open to any adult. No fee. Preregister by calling (727) 863-7971.
-6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Trinity Memorial Gardens, 12609 Memorial Drive, New Port Richey.
-3 p.m. Dec. 12. Hernando Pasco Hospice, 4422 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey.
Bingo: 4 p.m. Friday (through Dec. 28) Doors open. North Buena Vista Civic Association, 5309 Riddle Road, Holiday, (727) 938-6621. Refreshments at intermission.
AARP Driver Classes: Two Choices. -12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Dec. 13. Mishkin CARES Center, 7505 Rottingham Road, Port Richey, call (727) 868-7185. -1 to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Centennial Park Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday, call to reserve (727) 937-0291.
Dinner: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Dec. 12. VFW Chester McKay Post 7987, Veterans Village, New Port Richey, (727) 376-3502. Menu donations: $7 to $8 (BBQ ribs, shrimp, grouper).
Send all West Happening events with your group name, address and public telephone number at least 10 days in advance to Lucy Lazich, P.O. Box 879, Port Richey 34288-0879, fax (727) 869-6233 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.