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Pasco Events for Dec. 8

8 Friday

Used Book Bazaar: Buy used books, audio and video media, magazines and related materials. Hosted by the Friends of Hugh Embry Library, with funds raised to help fund programming at the library. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Hugh Embry Library, 14215 Fourth St., Dade City. (352) 567-7449.

Holiday Music at the Library: Enjoy the sounds of the season with classical guitarist Jane Rosenbohn. 1 to 5 p.m. Free. New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey. (727) 853-1279.

Knights of Columbus Council 6476 All-You-Can-Eat Dinner: Doors open at 4 p.m. Includes baked or fried fish, and another entree choice. 5 to 7 p.m. $10. St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 4843 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday. (727) 389-0518.

9 Saturday

Rain Harvesting Workshop: Save water and money by building a rain barrel to harvest rainwater to irrigate plants; workshop includes one rain barrel (limit one per household). 9 to 10:30 a.m. $25, pre-registration required. Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd., Land O'Lakes. (352) 518-0156.

San Antonio Farmers Market: Celebrate the holidays with Christmas music, a display of Christmas cards throughout the park, and a chance drawing to win several holiday gift baskets. There will be free Christmas crafts for children, as well as hot dogs, popcorn and drinks available. Vendors will sell fresh produce and plants, wines, jellies, jewelry, home decor, crafts and more. The monthly event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of San Antonio. Nonprofit agencies wishing to participate are eligible for complimentary vendor spaces. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission; vendor spaces are $25. San Antonio City Park, 12200 Main St., San Antonio. (352) 437-5161.

Massachusetts Club: Indoor picnic. A chicken cordon bleu dinner and live entertainment will be provided. All former residents and their friends welcome. Be sure to check in at the membership table upon arrival. 11:30 a.m. $15. St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 5326 Charles St., New Port Richey. (727) 375-9757.

Nature Coast 9.12 Group: Christmas giving party. The group will be donating to K-9 Partners for Patriots, the Humane Society of the Nature Coast and Pasco County Animal Services. 11:30 a.m. Praise Family Worship Center, 17920 Meridian Blvd., Hudson. (727) 863-8989.

11 Monday

St. John's 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. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Free. CARES Rao Musunuru, M.D. Enrichment Center, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson. (727) 848-8664.

Card Party and Salad Luncheon: Hosted by the women of St. Stephens Episcopal Church. Lunch is served at noon. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. $7. St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 5326 Charles St., New Port Richey. (727) 816-3930, (727) 849-4330.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Orientation/Training Event: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay has dozens of children in Pasco County on its waiting list for a big brother or big sister. Adult mentors are needed and may choose between several programs. 5:30 to 7 p.m. WellCare, 5113 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. (813) 997-6881.

Loquat Evening: Poets and writers share readings of works from the newly-released Leaves of Loquat, Vol. III, the Loquat Literary Festival chapbook, with information on the upcoming 2018 Loquat Festival on March 24 at Frances Avenue Park. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free. New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey. (727) 853-1279.

12 Tuesday

Holly Jolly Holiday Pop-Up Friends Book Sale: The Friends of the Library are hosting this book sale that continues through Dec. 14 during regular library hours. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Centennial Park Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday. (727) 834-3204.

St. John's 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. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Free. CARES Elfers Center, 4136 Barker Drive, Elfers. (727) 848-8664.

Hudson Library Teen Advisory Board: Pizza will be served. Open to youth in grades 6-12. Teens can get volunteer hours for scholarships and school clubs. Members help plan and run teen library programs. 6 to 7 p.m. Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. (727) 861-3040.

13 Wednesday

Handling the Holidays: A counselor and registered dietitian will help participants learn to recognize, understand and manage the holiday blues, and discover how eating well can improve one's mood. 10 a.m. Free. Call to pre-register. Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, 6600 Madison St., New Port Richey. (727) 953-6877.

14 Thursday

Lady Shriners Card Party: All money raised goes to the Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. $5 at the door. Bahr's Mobile Home Park Club House, 39401 Dancers Lane, Zephyrhills. (813) 788-7967.

Pasco Extension Seminar: Pre-registration requested. Caring for Holiday Plants Find out what to do with those Christmas cactus, poinsettias, amaryllis and other plants after the holidays are over. 2 p.m. Free, unless otherwise noted; registration requested. Centennial Park Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday. (352) 518-0156.

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.

Pasco Events for Dec. 8 12/05/17 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 9:35am]
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