Thursday, January 18, 2018
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Briefs: Gulfside Regional Hospice needs volunteers

Hospice seeks volunteers: Gulfside Regional Hospice will host the following volunteer orientations this month:

• 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Feb. 13 at Gulfside's Community Education Center, 6230 Lafayette Street, New Port Richey.

• 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 19 at Lutz Thrift Shoppe, 1930 Land O'Lakes Blvd., Lutz (for Thrift Shoppe volunteers).

• 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at Gulfside's east administrative office, 37826 Sky Ridge Circle, Dade City (for Thrift Shoppe volunteers).

• 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 27-March 1 at Gulfside Center for Hospice Care, 5760 Dean Dairy Road, Zephyrhills.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Reservations are required. For east and central Pasco classes, call (813) 780-1235. For west Pasco classes, call (727) 845-5707.

Scholarships offered: The Business and Professional Women of Calusa are offering scholarships to provide financial aid to Pasco County women pursuing a higher education at a Florida-based college, university, technical school, or other accredited higher learning institution. Scholarships must be postmarked by April 30. The awards luncheon will be held on June 21. To see last year's scholarship recipients and to download the application, visit bpwcalusa.org. Call (727) 430-0287.

Fishing tournament: Pasco County Parks and Recreation Department presents the 22nd annual Anclote Kids' Fishing Tournament, sponsored by VFW Post 10167. Registration will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. Feb. 23, with fishing times to follow from 10 a.m. to noon. The tournament will take place at Anclote Gulf Park Pier, 2305 Baillies Bluff Road. Prizes will be awarded for longest fish and most fish caught in three age groups. Children ages 5 to 16 are invited to participate. Participants must bring their own fishing gear and must be accompanied by an adult. Some bait will be provided. For information call (727) 942-7439.

volunteers sought: The Humane Society of the Nature Coast needs volunteers with retail experience to work at the shelter's retail store in Gulf View Square mall, 9409 U.S. 19. Call (727) 842-9279, or stop in the store for information.

Valentines offered: The Hernando Harmonizers Barbershop Quartet is offering singing Valentines, which include a serenade of two love songs, a silk long-stem red rose, a personalized Valentine's card, and a photo of the occasion for $40. The valentines will be delivered between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Feb. 13 and 14. Residents of Hernando County, northern Pasco County, and southern Citrus County may order by calling Gene at (352) 684-7931 or Charles at (352) 686-7559.

Yoga Happy Hour: The city's Cultural Affairs Committee is bringing back the free guided Yoga Happy Hour on the second Tuesday of the month at Cavalaire Square, 5733 Missouri Ave. The next Yoga Happy Hour will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, led by Faith Bevan, founder of Flow Yoga. Participants are encouraged to bring yoga mats, blankets, blocks, water or any other items they require. All levels of experience are welcome. This is a free event but donations are accepted. For information call (727) 967-6726 or visit discovernpr.com.

cruise members sought: The Calusa Cruise Club is now accepting applications for new members. Club activities include day trips to local restaurants and the Anclote Key sandbar, in addition to overnight trips to Caladesi Island and various marinas. The club meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of the month at the Gulf Harbors Civic Center, 4610 Floramar Terr. For information, call Commodore Jack Hexter, (727) 859-0560, or Rear Commodore Chet Jasak, (727) 385-3193.

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