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Ever wanted to try belly-dancing? Now's the time!

Ever wanted to try belly-dancing? Now's the time!

New Port Richey, FL -- Ever wanted to learn how to belly dance, but didn't know where to do it?


The New Port Richey Recreation Aquatic Center is offering belly dancing lessons on Saturdays from 1 p.m. -2 p.m. 


The class is for adults only.


It costs $49 dollars for a 7-week course.


The address is 6330 Van Buren St. in New Port Richey.  For more information, call 727-841-4560.

Free movies in New Port Richey this weekend

Free movies in New Port Richey this weekend

New Port Richey, FL -- In this economy, anything free sounds great!  And, considering the fact that movies these days cost an arm and a leg, a FREE movie, looks pretty good for a Saturday night.


According to the New Port Richey city website, on Saturday, Jan. 22 and Sunday, Jan. 23, there will be free movies in Sims Park beginning at dark.


Dates and times are subject to change.


 

Suncoast Arts Fest at Wiregrass this weekend!

Suncoast Arts Fest at Wiregrass this weekend!

Don't forget the Suncoast Arts Fest this weekend at The Shops at Wiregrass

The art show's hours are: Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

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NPR library nominated "Best Small Library" of year!

NPR library nominated "Best Small Library" of year!


New Port Richey, FL -- Located in the heart of downtown and filled with creative classes and programs, The New Port Richey Library is currently nominated for Best Small Library in America.

In 2006, it was awarded Florida's first Library of the Year by the Library Association.

The library has been there for 90 years.

Free film screening offered by "Movies on Madison" series

Free film screening offered by "Movies on Madison" series

New Port Richey, FL - The West Pasco Habitat for Humanity will present a free screening of "The Age of Stupid Stars" on Thursday, Dec. 16. The family-friendly event, which is part of the "Movies on Madison" series of eco-friendly documentaries and films in the community, will kick off at 7:30 p.m.

Pets are welcome to join families and individuals of all ages if the event runs, as scheduled if weather permits, outdoors. Otherwise, the movie will be shown indoors and furry friends will have to stay at home.

Join Florida fiction author at open house

Join Florida fiction author at open house

Lutz, FL - An open house for Florida author Dorothy Dubel is open to the public in Lutz this week, inviting guests to share in coffee and conversation with the writer behind new novel "Escaping Danger - Crime, Diamonds, and Love." It will take place at Felicitous Coffee House on Thursday, Dec. 16, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

For those who have ever wondered about writing a book, getting it published, or have interest in telling their family story, the open house will be an informative chance to learn from Dubel's own experience and creative process. Her most recent, book, which is her first foray into fiction, is loosely based on her own family's story of immigration from war-torn Poland to New York.

Lutz Arts and Crafts Festival kicks off tomorrow

Lutz Arts and Crafts Festival kicks off tomorrow

Lutz, FL -- One of the largest Hillsborough County art fairs, second only to the Gasparilla Art Festival, is celebrating its 31st year this weekend in Lake Park: the annual Lutz Arts and Crafts Festival. On Dec. 4 and 5, toys, jewelry, artwork, clothes, and a variety of holiday gifts will be available for sale by local vendors and artists. For those who work up an appetite while shopping, there will also be a variety of festival food available, including funnel cakes, BBQ, and kettle corn.

Parking will cost you $2, but the event itself is free to the public, which should drive attendance numbers up to around 40,000 guests, if predictions are correct. All proceeds from booth sales will be donated to local charities by the Lutz/Land O' Lakes Woman's Club, the group that organizes the event each year.

Saturday hours are 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, and Sunday's event wil run from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.