Horsemen event today features food, riding
If you love horses, there will be plenty to see at the annual Pasco Horsemen's Association event from 10 a.m. until about 6 p.m. today at 13215 Fivay Road. Association president Curtis Robinson said more than 2,000 people came to last year's event. There will be food — hamburgers, hot dogs, Italian sausages, pulled pork and more — for $5 a plate for adults and $2.50 for kids. Money goes to horse lessons for children who can't afford it. There will be horse riding, dunk tanks, a water slide, barrel races and more. For information, go to pascohorsemens.com or call (727) 226-2569. "If people are thinking about getting a horse, they could learn a lot from this place," Robinson said.
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Free course helps you quit smoking
Thinking of quitting smoking? A free six-week course designed to help you quit is being offered by the Gulfside North Area Health Education Center. Participants will also get a month's worth of nicotine gum, patches and lozenges for free. Registration for the classes is preferred, but people can just show up, too. Classes begin Sept. 2 and go to Oct. 7. Three groups are available in west Pasco:
• 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursdays at the Good Samaritan Clinic, 5334 Aspen St., New Port Richey. For information, call (727) 848-7789.
• 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, 14000 Fivay Road, Hudson. Classes are in the cafeteria "shoreline" conference room. For information, call (813) 929-1000 ext. 213.
• 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays at Career Central, 4440 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Call (813) 929-1000 ext. 213.
Join former Buc for hospice 5K
Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers fullback Mike Alstott will attend the annual Hike for Hospice, an event to raise money for hospice patients and their families. The 5K is sponsored by Gulfside Regional Hospice and will be held Nov. 14 at Wesley Chapel District Park, 7727 Boyette Road. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the hike begins at 9 a.m. Alstott will sign autographs for fans at 7:30 a.m. and greet all of the hikers at the starting line, according to Gulfside Hospice. To register for the event, go to firstgiving.com/hikeforhospice or call toll-free 1-800-561-4883. Registration for adults is $25, children ages 11 to college is $15 and those 10 and under are $5. All hikers will receive a T-shirt, snack and beverages.
Note to readers
A hot dog lunch and movie scheduled for Sunday at the Jewish Community Center of West Pasco has been canceled.
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