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Candlelight vigil for domestic violence awareness planned at Pasco County Sheriff's Office


Candlelight vigil planned at sheriff's office

The Pasco County Sheriff's Office and Salvation Army are holding the annual candlelight vigil for domestic violence awareness at 7 tonight on the steps of the sheriff's office at 8700 Citizens Drive. Survivors of domestic violence will speak and let the public know about resources available for those affected.


Oct. 22 barbecue to help vets' group

Regency Residence will host a barbecue at noon Oct. 22 to benefit Outward Bound for Veterans, a nonprofit that provides wilderness course programs to help returning service members and recent veterans readjust to life at home. The program provides challenging learning expeditions to encourage healing and rebuild confidence. The cost for one veteran to complete an Outward Bound course is $2,000, and there is currently a waiting list of more than 500 veterans. Holiday Retirement's more than 300 communities, including Regency Residence, are collaborating to raise money for this unique program. Holiday Retirement will also match every dollar donated. The barbecue will be held at Regency Residence, 6711 Embassy Blvd. For information or to RSVP, call Regency Residence at (727) 849-9335. Donations can also be made online at


Fitness group fair planned Oct. 29

Hers Fitness For Women will host its annual Fall Harvest Craft and Vendor Fair from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 29 at 7135 State Road 54. Vendors will include jewelry, handbags, arts and crafts, candles, food, massage, children's crafts, face painting and more. Free prizes and special Zumba class at 9:30 a.m. with live music. For information call (727) 376-4377.


Wine tasting and auction is Nov. 3

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services of Florida will hold its third annual Wine Tasting and Auction from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at The Homewood Suites, 11115 U.S. 19. The event will feature wines from Time for Wine, as well as live music, hors d'oeuvres and raffles for gift baskets. Dress is business casual. Tickets are $30 per person and $50 per couple. All proceeds benefit the programs and services for the deaf and hard of hearing in Pasco and Hernando counties. For information and tickets call (727) 853-1010 or visit


Elementary school fall festival Nov. 5

Mittye P. Locke Elementary will host a fall festival from noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 5 at the school, 4339 Evans Ave. The event will feature carnival rides, games, food, face painting, photos and more. For information contact

Candlelight vigil for domestic violence awareness planned at Pasco County Sheriff's Office 10/12/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 6:55pm]
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