NEW PORT RICHEY
Chasco Kayak Race scheduled Saturday
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services of Florida Inc. will hold its second annual Chasco Kayak Race and Fun Paddle on Saturday starting at the James E. Grey Preserve and ending at Sims Park.
The race is 8 miles long and the fun paddle is 2 miles long. All participants get a T-shirt and are eligible for door prizes. Medallions will go to the first-, second- and third-place single and tandem race participants.
The first-place single racer gets a grand prize of a three-day, two-night stay at the Tradewinds Resort on St. Pete Beach. A limited number of kayak rentals will be available. For information, call (727) 853-1010 or visit deafhhsfla.org.
CARES Thrift Shop has bag sale Tuesdays
Buy at bargain prices during a bag sale every Tuesday in April at the CARES Elfers Thrift Shop, 4136 Barker Drive.
Shoppers receive a bag and buy everything they can stuff it with for $5. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For information, call (727) 847-1290.
Hospice volunteer class planned April 13
HPH Hospice will hold a volunteer training class from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 13 at its HPH Hospice Thrift Store & More at 6528 Massachusetts Ave.
The thrift store needs volunteers to sort merchandise, stock shelves and serve as greeters and cashiers. Prior to the training class, interested volunteers should turn in a completed application.
Forms are available at the thrift store.
For information and to register for training, call Shirley Skinner at (727) 841-7356.
Alzheimer's series classes start April 21
HPH Hospice and the Alzheimer's Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter will host a four-week Alzheimer's series for individuals caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease or for people who anticipate caring for someone with the disease.
Classes are 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursdays from April 21 to May 12, at the HPH Hospice South team office, 6807 Rowan Road. Topics include an overview of Alzheimer's, how the disease changes communication, dealing with difficult behaviors, caregiver stress and community resources. There is no cost to participate. Space is limited and advanced registration is required. For information, call Jan Double at (727) 705-0107.
Two free seminars set on veterans' benefits
Free seminars on veterans' benefits will be held at 3:30 p.m. April 5 and 19 at Regency Residence, 6711 Embassy Blvd.
Local veteran advocate Mark Larson will explain the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Aid and Attendance Pension Program, which provides eligible veterans and surviving spouses with $2,582 per month tax free. The seminars are designed to educate veterans and their families on eligibility and the application process. For information or to RSVP for one of the seminars, call (727) 849-9335.
Event puts focus on cancer victims
Doves will be released April 9 at Hudson High School in honor or in memory of people who have or have had cancer.
The cost is $5 per dove. All proceeds from the Hudson Relay for Life will benefit the American Cancer Society.
For information, call (727) 819-2929, ext. 1281 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
AARP driving classes being offered in April
AARP Safe Driving Courses are $12 for members and $14 for non-members. Upcoming classes are at:
• 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 12 and 13 at the Hudson Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. Call (727) 856-9939.
• 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 19 at the South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday. Call (727) 937-8923.
• 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 19 and 20 at the New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey. Call (727) 236-9294.
Passover Seder is slated for April 16
Shoresh David Messianic Jewish Synagogue has planned a Passover Seder for 5 p.m. April 16 at Trinity Church Fellowship Hall, 33425 State Road 54.
The evening includes the reading of the Haggadah, a Passover dinner, singing and Davidic dancing. Admission is $20 and reservations must be made by April 8. Tickets for children will be discounted. For information or to make reservations, call (813) 760-3269.
Garden fashion show will be held June 14
The Alzheimer's Family Organization is planning its annual Alberta's Garden Fashion Show for June 14 at the Heritage Springs Country Club, 11345 Robert Trent Jones Parkway.
Sponsors for the event are sought. Tickets to attend the show are on sale for $30. Purchase a table of eight tickets and only pay for seven tickets. For information, call (727) 848-8888.