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Summer membership drive

Summer membership drive

New Port Richey, Florida -- Residents of New Port Richey who sign up for membership at the Recreation and Aquatic Center before June 8 will save 20% off their membership.

From May 12 to June 8, citizens who purchase a 3-moth membership will receive the discount. The membership includes: swimming, gymnasium, fitness center, game room and discounts to some classes and swim lesson all Summer. 

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Pitch, Hit & Run

Pitch, Hit & Run

Pasco County, Florida -- Come test out your baseball skills at Veterans Memorial Park!

Pasco County Parks and Recreation and Veterans Memorial Park will host Pitch, Hit & Run. 

Pitch, Hit & Run is a competition where participants get to try out different aspects of baseball. Competitors ages 7 to 14 get to pitch from a designated target, hit from a stationary batting tee for distance and accuracy, and run from second base to home plate for time. 

Come see the Southern Region In-Line Speed Skating Championships

Come see the Southern Region In-Line Speed Skating Championships

Pasco County, Florida -- The City of New Port Richey is welcoming back the Southern Region In-Line Speed Skating Championships. 

The two day event will take place at the Spinnations Skating Center on Congress Street on Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19. 

Close to 200 speed skaters will compete in over 180 races over the weekend. Relays and metered races for all the divisions from Tiny Tot through to the Grand Veterans will compete on Saturday and on Sunday the Novice Division will skate. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. on both days.

Sign up for summer camp!

Sign up for summer camp!

Pasco County, Florida -- Register your kids for camp before summer starts!

Summer Day Camp at Shady hills Community Center will run for 7 weeks from June 24 thru August 9 for ages 5-13. Camp hours are from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Make sure to bring the following info to registration: Proof of Pasco County residency, driver licnese or picture ID, emergency phone numbers and medical insurance info, cash or checks made payable to BOCC, birth certificate and proof of Kindergarten completion. 

The cost of the camp is $15.00 per week. 

Durney Key Challenge

Durney Key Challenge

Pasco County, Florida -- The Durney Key Challenge is a 2.3 mile paddling race course around stilt houses in open water starting and ending on Durney Key, a small island just off the mouth of the Pithlachascotee (Cotee) River in Port Richey, Pasco County.

Along the course there will be 10 unique challenges testing paddling skills and endurance.

The race will take place on Sunday, April 28 and check in begins at 8:30 a.m. from 9:30 a.m. The Captain meeting is at 10 a.m. and the first wave of participants starts at 10:30 a.m. 

Pickleball tournament

Pickleball tournament

New Port Richey, Florida -- There will be a Pickleball Tournament at the New Port Richey Recreation & Aquatic Center!

Pickleball is a "combination of ping-pong, tennis, and badminton." It's typically played on a badminton court with a net that is lowered to 34 inches in the middle. Players use a baseball size wiffle ball and a paddle, similar to a ping-pong paddle, to volley the ball back and fourth. 

The tournament is for ages 16 years and older. It is open to singles, doubles and mixed doubles. 

Zephyrhills square dance

Zephyrhills square dance

Zephyrhills, Florida -- The Tourist Club of Zephyrhills is having its Monday square dance on March 25. 

Music will be provided by Paul and Jr. If you like a good ole hoe down music and old fashioned barn dance then this is the place for you.

It begins at 7:30 p.m. It will be held at the Tourist Club of Zephyrhills at 5216 7th St., Zephyrhills.