Pasco County Genealogical Society The next meeting will be Dec. 9 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Latter-day Saints Meeting Room on Fort King Road, halfway between Zephyrhills and Dade City. Guests are welcome if interested in genealogy. The speaker will be Jack Butler discussing “Before They Were States.” Butler will explore the early history of our country and will talk about the territories and who controlled them. Active in serious genealogical research for more than 20 years, Butler is a professional genealogist, lecturer and author. Call (813) 788-8894 with questions.
NARFE Zephyrhills, Chapter 390 The December meeting of National Active and Retired Federal Employees, Zephyrhills Chapter 390 will take place on Dec. 12 at 12:30 p.m. at Mike’s Southern Table (formerly Mike’s Smokehouse BBQ & Grill) located at 5740 Seventh St. This month’s meeting will consist of election and installation of officers for 2018. The speaker will be District Vice President Roland Moore who will bring his annual message as well as conduct the installation. All Federal employees, retirees, survivor annuitants and spouses are welcome to attend. For seating purposes or if you have any questions, contact the chapter secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org or (352) 523-3674 by Dec. 8.
East Pasco Networking Group The next meeting will be held Dec. 12 starting at 6 p.m. for the EPNG 2017 Christmas Mixer at Golden Corral in the Tuttle Room, in Zephyrhills at 6855 Gall Blvd. If any of your family is available, please bring them with you. This will be Dutch Treat, and it is important that each one does order something. The keynote speakers will be Cherrie Lowe of Make a Difference, Inc. nonprofit organization and Pastor Scott Lindner, Pastor of Atonement Lutheran Church, ELCA, Wesley Chapel, and EPNG Standing Ovation Award Winner. Door prizes and a 50/50 will be featured. There will not be any business commercials just bragging about family. Contact Nils Lenz at (813-) 782-9491 or email@example.com, or Vicky Jones at (813) 431-1149 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for information.
Garden Gate Garden Club The next meeting will be Dec. 21 at the Magnuson Hotel, 5734 Gall Blvd. There will be a short program and this year instead of buying and exchanging personal gifts, the club will be contributing that money to the charity Sunrise of Pasco County. After the program and donation to Sunrise, members will enjoy a catered luncheon by Dawn Humphrey. Call (813) 782-8004 for information.
Heartbeat Support Group If you or someone you care about is affected by heart disease and/or atrial fibrillation (A-FIB), please attend a free support group offered by Florida Hospital Zephyrhills. Cardiologist Dr. Binu Jacob will lead an open Q&A forum so you can ask him questions related to heart disease. No reservations required. Held Dec. 27 from 3-4 p.m. at the Creation Health Wellness Center, 38233 Daughtery Road.
AMVETS Post #550 Monday is Bingo from 1-4 p.m. and the kitchen is open from 12-2 p.m. Every Tuesday is Karl Sapp from 4-7 p.m. with the kitchen open from 4-6:30 p.m. Wednesday is Ship, Captain and Crew from 1-3 p.m.; the Queen of Hearts is at 5 p.m.; and Corn Toss is also on Wednesdays. Thursdays from 4-7 p.m. is a meat raffle. Friday is our famous Fish Fry from 4-7 p.m. with other menu choices available. Saturday steak dinners are from 4-7 p.m. Entertainment is from 7-10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. On Sundays join E-bowling at 1:30 p.m. AMVETS is located at 4645 Airport Road in Zephyrhills. Find us on Facebook or call (813) 780-8180 for information.
VFW #8154 Located at 3954 Paul S. Buchman Highway (State Road 39). Post and Auxiliary meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Wings and Things will be from 2-6 p.m. on Sundays with music from 5-8 p.m. Monday Meat Drawings begin at 4:30 p.m. with music by Billy Cole from 4-7 p.m. Fish Fries are served on Fridays from 4:30-7 p.m. with music following from 7- 10 p.m. Come enjoy and participate in Karaoke on Saturdays from 5-8 p.m. Call (813) 782-7194 for information.
Alcoholics Anonymous If you have, or even think you may have, a problem with alcohol, call (813) 933-9123 (24 hours) for a local meeting or just someone to talk with.
Zephyrhills Lions Club On the first Thursday of each month from 9-11:30 a.m. applications are accepted from Pasco County residents for basic eye care through our Sight Program. To qualify please see a list of required documents by visiting www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/zephyrhills or by contacting our clubhouse at (813) 788-1441. Clubhouse hours are 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The clubhouse is located at 5827 Dean Dairy Road. Come join our Tuesday and Friday night Bingo, the largest Bingo in east Pasco. Doors open at 3 p.m., first Bingo session begins at 6 p.m., second session begins at 8 p.m. so come for one session or stay all night. Our kitchen opens at 4 p.m. with a delicious array of freshly prepared foods and desserts. Daily Specials, when available, are $5.
Zephyrhills Family Moose Lodge Mondays – Corn Hole Toss, 7 p.m. in the SQ and spaghetti/chicken dinner from 5-7 p.m.; Tuesdays – Ship Captain Crew at 2 p.m. in the SQ, darts at 7 p.m. and taco Tuesday from 5-7 p.m.; Wednesdays – Dance on Hall Side and Karaoke with Cathy on SQ Side Wind Night from 5-7 p.m.; Thursdays – Live music in SQ from 2-5 p.m.; and burgers from 5-7 p.m.; Fridays – Fish Fry 4-7 p.m. every Friday. All events are for members and qualified guests. Public Bingo on Thursdays at 6:30 pm is open to the general public. The lodge is located at 3211 Gall Blvd. and can be reached at (813) 782-1771.
Zephyrhills Eagles #3752 Smoking and non-smoking Bingo is held every Saturday at 1 p.m. Come early to enjoy our kitchen’s burger sliders – two for $2. Friday fish fries are from 5-7 p.m. and stay for Billy Cole Karaoke from 7-11 p.m. Monday night is good home cooking for $6. Wednesday and Thursday are open menu items, and Sunday morning breakfast from 8-11 a.m. Stop in to visit and stay for a while. Calendars are on Facebook at Zephyrhills Eagles #3752 or call (813) 780-1558 for information.
Elks Lodge #2731 The Zephyrhills Elks Lodge is located at 6851 Wire Road. A fish fry is held every Friday evening from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. with music and dancing. Menu is fried or baked haddock, shrimp or baked chicken, baked potato or French fries, coleslaw or applesauce. Cost is $10. All events are open to Elks and their invited guests. Karaoke with Dudley is every Tuesday beginning at 5:30 p.m. Summer hours are currently in effect – please see the Lodge bulletin for details. Call (813) 782-4604 for information.
Marine Corps League The Sgt. Maj. Michael S. Curtin Detachment #1124 of the Marine Corps League (MCL) are looking for a few good Marines and Fleet Marine Force (FMF) Navy Corpsmen to join their ranks. The MCL meets on the last Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #8154 located at the southeast corner of State Road 39 and Tucker Road at 3954 Paul Buchman Highway in Zephyrhills. Call (813) 788-5676 for information.
Marine Corps League Auxiliary The Marine Corps League Auxiliary meets the first Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. at the Zephyrhills V.F.W. Post #8154 located at 3954 State Road 39. Call Vanice Holland at (772) 480-0658 for information.
American Legion Post #118 The honor society of American veterans, the 40/8, is now in Zephyrhills. Our promenades are the third Saturday of each month at 9:30 am. at American Legion Post #118. American Legion Zephyr Post #118 meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month at 5340 Eighth St., Zephyrhills, at 7 p.m. Auxiliary meets at 1 p.m. the third Wednesday. The club is open for Legion members, veterans and guests at 3 p.m. Monday-Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. Canadian veterans are welcome. Membership is open to all eligible veterans. Call (813) 782-0481 for information.
Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter #705 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) is calling all combat wounded veterans to join us promoting patriotism, history, fraternalism and assistance. We meet the first Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at AMVETS Post #550, 4645 Airport Road, Zephyrhills. Life membership is available for all combat wounded veterans, their dependents and survivors, for $50, payable in two convenient payments of $25 each. Call Earl McMillan at (813) 782-3425 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Guy Patterson at (864) 561-6644 for information.
Zephyrhills Historical Association The Zephyrhills Historical Association meets every first Tuesday at the Zephyrhills Public Library, 5347 Eighth St. The business meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by the program at 6 p.m. All are welcome to attend and refreshments will be served. Contact Clereen Brunty at (813) 782-8763 or email@example.com for information.
Eagles Ladies Auxiliary The Eagles Ladies Auxiliary is a great way to volunteer your time to make a difference in someone’s life. We are a community-based organization that is not for profit located at 4149 New River Road in Zephyrhills.
East Pasco Amateur Radio Society Monthly exams for all levels of amateur radio licenses are available on the third Tuesday of every month. The test sessions are held at Saint Leo University, 33701 S.R. 52, at 5:30 p.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit eparsonline.org to schedule a test please or for more information.
Ladies Oriental Shrine Cairo Court #97 The local LOSNA group, Cairo Court #97 of Zephyrhills, meets on the third Wednesday of each month (September through May) at the Zephyrhills Masonic Hall at 5950 12th St.
Support Group for Grieving Adults Adults who are grieving the death of a loved one are welcome to participate in an ongoing grief support group, offered at no charge by HPH Hospice. The group meets the second and fourth Monday of each month, from 3-4 p.m. at Humana, 7920 Gall Blvd. in Zephyrhills. No registration is required. An HPH bereavement counselor facilitates the group and one can attend as often as they’d like. Call HPH at (800) 486-8784 for information.
Al-Anon Support Group The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems. Al-Anon has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics. There are local day and evening groups throughout the area that meet weekly. Call (352) 697-0497 or visit www.nfldistrict5.com for meeting locations/times and information.
Narcotics Anonymous Hotline Narcotics Anonymous can help those who have drug problems and who are willing to participate in the program. Call (813) 527-3853 for information about various meetings which are held several days a week in East Pasco. Narcotics Anonymous is not affiliated with any of the places at which its meetings are held.
Zephyrhills Toastmasters Club Meetings are held at Microtel Inn & Suites, 7839 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills, every Thursday at 6:45 p.m. The Toastmasters Club helps individuals overcome fear of public speaking and to deliver more dynamic presentations through weekly practice and participation. Contact Sam Abrahani at (813) 863-4608 or email@example.com or Roxxy Bricker at (813) 701-5505 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information. Club meetings are open to all interested parties.
Overeaters Anonymous Meetings are held at the Seventh-day Church, located at 7333 Dairy Road in Zephyrhills on Mondays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 11:30 a.m. Newcomers are welcome.
Senior Golf Group Our senior golf group plays rotating courses each Wednesday in Pasco and Hillsborough counties year round. Meet new golfing friends and get a group rate. Call Walt Bockmiller at (813) 527-8211 for information.
Humana Clubs and Events The Zephyrhills Humana neighborhood location is open to the public and offers a variety of fun and educational health/wellness, nutrition, technology, games and social events all month long at no charge. Come play Canasta on Tuesdays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Bridge on Thursdays from 12-3 p.m. and more. Give us a call at (813) 780-7300 for information or stop by and see us for a full calendar. Do you enjoy group exercise or do you need to kick up a notch? BOOM MOVE IT meets every Monday from 2-2:45 p.m. at the Neighborhood Humana, located in the Zephyr Commons Shopping Center at 7920 Gall Blvd. Call (813) 780-7300 for information or visit us in person to get a copy of our full calendar of events for this month.
Tools to Quit Tobacco Cessation Program This program gives people support as they seek to break their tobacco addiction. It is a two hour session to guide the group members toward a successful quit attempt. Learn about Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) and receive free NRT. Call (813) 929-1000 for information on free tobacco cessation classes.
East Pasco Writers Forum The forum meets in the clubhouse of Country Aire Manor, located at 10249 U.S. 98 in Dade City every second Thursday each month at 10 a.m. Meetings are divided into three sections: the first for critiques of original works brought by members and visitors, the second for critiques of the voluntary monthly writing assignment, and the final section is a lesson designed to help members and visitors improve their craft. Meetings last between two and three hours. Lynn Merrell, a published writer and editor, leads the group. Call Merrell at (352) 583-0041 for more information or directions to the clubhouse.
Alzheimer’s Support Group American House presents an Alzheimer’s support group for caregivers on the first Thursday of every month from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most difficult jobs. American House Zephyrhills is offering a support group led by Anna Davis, LPN. No RSVP is necessary. Come and get support from other caregivers. American House is located at 38130 Pretty Pond Road. Call (813) 400-2263 for information.
ACES for MS Support Group You are invited to join us on the first Thursday of each month from 1-3 p.m. at the First Christian Church fellowship hall, 6040 Eighth St. in Zephyrhills. Enjoy refreshments while sharing your multiple sclerosis experiences. We also host a social event on the third Thursday of each month. Contact Cecile at (813) 782-9306 or Vicki at (813) 788-9931 for details, to RSVP and to confirm date, time or location.
Bariatric Support Group Bayfront Health Dade City’s bariatric support group meets every other Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the hospital’s Medical Plaza I, classroom 108, 13100 Fort King Road. Contact Dina Erickson at (352) 521-1170 or Dina.Erickson@BayfrontHealth.com for information.
Senior Softball League Seniors over 60: come join North Tampa Bay Senior Softball (NTBSS). Our senior slow pitch softball league plays games in fall and winter on Friday mornings at the Collier Park Recreation Complex, 3032 Collier Parkway in Land O’Lakes. Our NTBSS League is for fun and fitness. Ladies 55 years and older can register and play. For more information on softball please call Jim McCausey at (813) 300-9110. Call Walt Bockmiller at (813) 527-8211 for other senior sports including golf, tennis and bowling.
Tri-County Tennis League Join to enter a fun filled tennis league playing in Pasco, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. Men’s and women’s leagues are available. You play matches locally home and away. Team play divisions are 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5 open. Call Walt Bockmiller at (813) 527-8211 for details.
Centennial Eagles #4399 Our Friday Fish Fry is back every Friday from 4:30-7 p.m. serving fish, shrimp and chicken strips. Meal also includes choice of baked potato, French fries or Onion Rings; cole slaw or applesauce; hush puppies or yeast roll; and dessert. Other activities include Sunday bar Bingo at 1 p.m.; dart tournament on Mondays at 7 p.m.; pool tournament on Tuesdays at 7 p.m.; nickel Bingo on Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; bar Bingo on Thursdays at 6 p.m.; Friday fish fry from 4:30-7 p.m. followed by a pool tournament at 7 p.m.; and nickel bingo on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Located at 10549 U.S. 301. Call the club at (352)567-9755 for information.
Kiwanis Club of Dade City This service organization meets every Tuesday at noon at the American Legion Hall, located at 37745 Church Ave. in Dade City. Lunch is followed by a speaker on current topics of interest to the club. Kiwanis is a worldwide organization whose focus is on the children of the world. The Dade City club’s primary focus is on helping the children of east Pasco County. Guests are welcome to come to a meeting and learn more about how we support children in our community.
Community Cycling Ride Ride leaves from the parking lot next to 14112 Eighth St. in Dade City at 8 a.m. every Saturday and is approximately two hours long with a varying pace depending on skill levels. All skill levels are welcome. Contact Josh or Kaleigh Thornton at email@example.com for information.
American Legion Post #15 Join Dade City Post #15 every Saturday night for Karaoke with Rick starting at 6 p.m. Saturday dinners are available from 5-7 p.m. Music jams are every Wednesday night, but when the snowbirds go home we will have to practice Karaoke for those who want to try new songs, just watch, or sing Karaoke for the first time in a friendly environment. Refreshments available for purchase along with a full-service bar. Regular business meetings are conducted on the second Monday of each month. All members are encouraged to attend. We are located in beautiful downtown Dade City at 37745 Church Ave. Join us in support of all veterans and hometown heroes. Call (352) 518-0021 for information.
Chess Club The Hugh Embry Library Chess Club meets Wednesdays from 5-7:30 p.m. We have boards and pieces so bring your winning attitude and chess clock if you prefer to use one. Meetings are held at the Hugh Embry Library Meeting Room, 14215 Fourth St. in Dade City. Contact Glen Thompson at bookbollard@iCloud.com or call (352) 567-7449 for information.
Zumba for College Scholarships Every Monday and Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. Come dance for $3 per class at La Onda Dance Club, 37518 Lock St. in Dade City. All proceeds go to graduating seniors college scholarships. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
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