Metropolitan Ministries is an organization that began in 1972 and serves homeless and poor families in many vital capacities. They provide hope by providing food, clothing, shelter and compassion for those in need.
This faithful organization has coordinated several event drives leading up to the holidays. You can receive discounted tickets to The Florida Aquarium, Cirque Italia, Elf The Musical at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, and more. Please visit Metropolitan Ministries for a detailed list of events and opportunities to volunteer.
Click on the “Local Discounts” tab at the top of this website for a discount on the Port Richey train show on November 17th, 2012. Visit www.regalrailways.com for details on all upcoming shows and how to become a vendor.
OK, this has to be the coolest Halloween party in Florida! No kidding! Wear your costume and have fun skating on Saturday, October 27th from 2:15-4:15. TBSA is located in Oldsmar and they know how to throw a party!
A once popular nightclub has finally opened once again, this time with new owners. New Port Richey’s Bourbon Street has reopened a couple of months ago, but they are still trying to get the word out. On the weekends, you can stop by for some live music from local bands. During the week, you can stop by for karaoke. And don’t forget about everything the new Bourbon Street has to offer: ladies night, bike night, NFL Sunday, pool tables, dart boards, arcade games, even benefits for local families and nonprofit organizations. What don’t they do? I guess you will have to stop by and find out.
Spirit People Intertribal Family is celebrating their 7th Annual Fall Powwow this weekend, Friday through Saturday at Starkey Ranch. Stop by between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday or between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday to learn about the American Indian culture. There will be traditional drumming, singing and dancing or you can learn how to make spear and arrow points. There will also be food available and different souvenirs that you can buy, such as drums, flutes, jewelry, dream catchers, and more! Don’t miss one of the grand parades that will be shown throughout the weekend on Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. Admission is $4 for anyone over 12 years old.
This Saturday volunteer to help Keep Pasco Beautiful. You won’t be alone, you will be with thousands of other volunteers across the world in participating in the 27th International Coastal Clean-Up. It’s not too late to sign up for Pasco County’s Coastal Clean-Up and keep the coast free of litter and debris. This event will start at 8 a.m. and you can join a team or create a new team. All trash will be kept and sent to the Ocean Conservancy.
Crews Lake Park Appreciation Day will be held on September 8 at 10 a.m. in Shady Hills. This event is being sponsored by Central Pasco and Gulf Railroad. Funds are being raised to add an R/V campground with electrical connections, water connections, and tationary barbecue grills to the Crews Lake Park. At this event, there will be vendors, a DJ, and train rides available for all who attend. Donations are always being accepted and vendor spaces are still open.
There are tons of restaurants in Pasco County available to eat at, but one restaurant that residents wish there were more of is Chick-fil-A. Zerphyrhills and Dade City residents have started a Facebook page a year ago as an effort to get support from other residents and hopefully the attention of Chick-fil-A to open another location in the area. After seeing some interest in the Facebook page from other residents, an online petition was started as another effort to get Chick-fil-A to the Zephyrhills area. Despite the controversy revolving around Chick-fil-A recently, support for the restaurant is growing in East Pasco. If you live in East Pasco and love Chick-fil-A, show your support by signing the online petition!
Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to hit Pasco County the evening of Monday, August 27. The weather is always unpredictable, but it is better to be safe than sorry. There are several locations where Pasco County residents can find sand and sand bags to help prepare for the worst:
• Fire Station #1, Dairy Rd., Zephyrhills
• Fire Station # 10, 7918 Rhodes Rd., Hudson
• Fire Station # 17, 2951 Seven Springs Blvd., New Port Richey
• Fire station #25, 34335 Chancey Rd., Zephyrhills
• Dade City Police Station, 38042 Pasco Ave., Dade City
• West Pasco Government Center, 7536 State Street, New Port Richey
• J.W. Mitchell Park, 4025 Little Rd., New Port Richey
• Land O’ Lakes Recreation Complex, 3032 Collier Parkway, Land O’ Lakes
• C- Barn on 3906 Warder Rd., San Antonio
• Veterans Memorial Park, 14333 Hicks Rd., Hudson
It is also important to read through the 2012 Hurricane Guide to better prepare yourself, your family, and your home. It is also important to be aware of the closest shelter for emergencies.