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Pistol course Monday at Quality Inn

An eight-hour, NRA-certified basic pistol course will be held at 8 a.m. Monday at the Quality Inn and Suites, 5316 U.S. 19. The cost is $125.

For information and to register, call Nicholas Di Guiseppi at (727) 804-9516.


Psychologist to give seminar on happiness

Psychologist Gabriella Riddell will give a talk about ways to be happy in a negative society at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the CARES Rao Musunuru M.D. Enrichment Center, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson. To register, call (727) 863-6868.


Presentation to focus on sex offenders

Two detectives will host a presentation on sex offenders and predators at 7 p.m. Tuesday as part of a special meeting of the Westport Association at the Jasmine Lakes Club House, 7137 Jasmine Blvd. For information, call Don Beatty at (727) 847-3969.


Heart Institute to host ours Wednesday

The Heart Institute will host tours of its electrophysiology lab at 1 and 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point Entrance D, 14000 Fivay Road, Hudson. The lab is where minimally invasive technologies are used to treat atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm disturbance.

Reservations are required. Call (727) 869-5498.


Miss Zephyrhills pageant set Jan. 22

The Miss Zephyrhills Scholarship Pageant is scheduled for Jan. 22 at the Zephyrhills High School Auditorium, 6335 12th St.

Titles in the first part of the pageant, which starts at 1 p.m., include Little Miss Zephyrhills for girls 0-17 and Little Mr. Zephyrhills for boys ages 0-4.

The Miss and Mr. Zephyrhills portion of the pageant starts at 7 p.m. and participants aiming for those titles must be registered by Tuesday.

The cost is $25 to compete for Little Miss and Little Mr., $50 for Miss Zephyrhills and $5 for Mr. Zephyrhills.

The cost is $5 to attend the 1 p.m. pageant and $10 for adults and $5 for students and children to attend the 7 p.m. pageant.

For information, call Theresa Sommers at (813) 788-3369 or e-mail her at


Elders' Futures Club meeting on Jan. 20

The Elders' Futures Club is planning an organizational meeting for 11 a.m. Thursday at Niko's Restaurant, 6818 U.S. 19. All interested people ages 65 and up are invited. Lunch at your own expense is at 11:45 a.m. For information, call Eric Rhodes (727) 849-9484.


Dog training classes offered year-round

A variety of dog training classes are offered year-round at the Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park, 10500 Wilderness Park Road. The cost is $110 per dog per course.

For times and dates, visit or call (727) 841-7297.


Free tax preparation from AARP volunteers

AARP volunteers will prepare free electronic federal income tax returns for low- to middle-income taxpayers by appointment through April at the CARES Elfers Center, 4136 Barker Drive, Elfers.

Early appointments are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 25-28 and are for people who have already received their W-2s.

All other appointments are between 9 a.m. and 12:20 p.m. weekdays from Jan. 31 through April 18, except for Feb. 28 and March 28.

Taxpayers must bring a photo ID, Social Security cards, W-2s, 1099s, other financial documents and 2009 tax returns.

For information and to make an appointment, call (727) 847-1290.

Times staff

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