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Briefs: People For Haiti will benefit from golf tournament


Drive and putt to help People For Haiti

A golf tournament to benefit People For Haiti will be held Saturday at the Crescent Oaks Country Club, 3300 Crescent Oaks Blvd. Registration starts at noon; play begins at 1 p.m. A dinner and silent auction will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Cost is $75 per person or $300 per team. Proceeds will go to People For Haiti, a Trinity-based nonprofit that provides long-term medical and material support for the people devastated by the Haitian earthquake of 2010. To sign up, call Guiga Vieira at (727) 457-7272 or email


Make reservations for Passover services

Reservations are being accepted for the Passover services at the Jewish Community Center of West Pasco, 9841 Scenic Drive. The services will begin at 6 p.m. March 26, followed by a traditional Kosher Seder. Non-members: $40. Members aged 13 and up, $35. Children ages 5-12, $15. Children under 5, free. Reservations must be made by March 11. (727) 847-3814.


Hudson Beach club hosts blessing of fleet

The Hudson Beach Yacht Club hosts a Blessing of the Fleet at 1 p.m. March 2 at Hudson Beach Channel Marker 2. For information, call the commodore at (352) 206-7730.


Hospital has program to help prevent falls

Medical Center of Trinity is offering A Matter of Balance, a proven program designed to help people manage concerns about falls and increase physical activity. The free program consists of two two-hour classes a week. The classes will be held at 9 a.m. every Monday and Wednesday, March 4-27, at Medical Center of Trinity, Conference Room C, 9330 State Road 54, Trinity. To register, call (727) 834-5630.


Gulfside hospice plans camp for children

Gulfside Regional Hospice will have its sixth annual Rhythm of the Spirit kids' camp on March 29 and 30 at Lakewood Retreat, 25458 Dan Brown Hill Road, Brooksville. Activities at the camp help the children cope with the death of their loved one. All bereavement services are provided free of charge to Pasco County residents. Registration must be completed by March 15. For information or to register, call (727) 844-3946 or visit


Class will teach best landscaping practices

All landscape personnel are required to attend and receive certification for Best Management Practices — Green Industry by Dec. 31. The Green Industries Best Management Practices are designed to protect Florida's water resources from non-point sources of pollution. These practices cover proper fertilization, pest control, irrigation and cultural practices for landscape and pest control professionals. This daylong class and testing will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. March 9 at Pasco County Extension Service, 36702 State Road 52. Preregistration is required by March 6. Cost is $25, includes lunch, testing, and all materials. There will be another class offered in September. Call (352) 518-0156.


Hospice thrift shop finds larger home

Gulfside Regional Hospice's Lutz Thrift Shoppe has moved to a bigger location and is now open for business. The new store is located at 1930 Land O'Lakes Blvd. The store's hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. A ribbon cutting is scheduled for noon March 7, with the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce. For information, call (813) 909-0485.


Donate Beanie Babies for discount at shops

Gulfside Regional Hospice Thrift Shoppes offer a 25 percent discount on purchases in exchange for donations of Beanie Babies, which are used in conjunction with Gulfside's Mending Hearts Kids' Program, which visits local schools to perform puppet shows about grief. Each child who attends the show receives a Beanie Baby. To donate a gently used, full-sized Beanie Baby, visit any of the following thrift shop locations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday:

• Hudson Thrift Shoppe: 12154 U.S. 19, Bayonet Point; (727) 861-4900.

• New Port Richey Thrift Shoppe: 6117 State Road 54; (727) 842-7262.

• Zephyrhills Thrift Shoppe: 36524 SR 54; (813) 788-5461.

• Dade City Thrift Shoppe: 37925 Sky Ridge Circle; (813) 782-7200.

• Lutz Thrift Shoppe: at its new location at 1930 Land O'Lakes Blvd.; (813) 909-0485.

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: A Matter of Balance classes will be held at 9 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, March 4-27 at the Medical Center of Trinity. Due to incorrect information provided to the Times, an earlier version of these listings gave the wrong time.

Briefs: People For Haiti will benefit from golf tournament 02/21/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 6:34pm]
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