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Classes and services in Pasco

CARES CLASSES: Community Aging and Retirement Services (CARES) is offering several free classes to help older adults avoid falling.

"A Matter of Balance" is a four-week, eight-session program that helps older adults learn methods to reduce falling and the fear of falling through group discussion, problem-solving strategies, videos and gentle physical exercise. The classes begin Jan. 7, and will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays at Rao Musunuru, M.D. Enrichment Center, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson. To register, call Pat Sovonick at (727) 514-4770.

"Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance" is a 12-week program that consists of gentle and easy tai chi forms that have been specially designed to help older adults reduce the risk of falling. One set of classes will be offered, starting Jan. 8, at CARES at the Commons on Pretty Pond, 38130 Pretty Pond Road in Zephyrhills. Call (813) 788-0471.

Another tai chi series will be offered, starting Jan. 9, at Asbury United Methodist Church, 4204 Thys Road in New Port Richey. Call (727) 842-8136.

FAIR MEMBERSHIPS: The nonprofit Pasco County Fair Association Inc. has fair memberships available for the holiday season. Membership to the fair association includes admission to the upcoming 2013 Pasco County Fair for all seven days, as well as preferred parking in a membership lot. Members are also invited to a membership dinner.

Memberships cost $25 for an individual and $55 per family, including parents and children age 18 or younger living in the home. It does not include grandparents or other relatives, even if they live in the same residence.

The deadline to purchase memberships is Jan. 31. Applications are available at www.pascocountyfair.com, at the Fair Office at 36722 State Road 52 in Dade City, or by calling (352) 567-6678.

ZEPHYRHILLS TRASH PICKUP: The city's Sanitation Department will not conduct trash pickups on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, due to the holidays.

All other scheduled pickup days will remain the same.

For information call the Sanitation Department at (813) 780.0022 or via email at sleblanc@ci.zephyrhills.fl.us.

INSPECTIONS COMING: The Florida Highway Patrol will conduct driver's license and vehicle inspection checkpoints this month throughout the region.

The checkpoints, which will be conducted at random during daytime hours, will focus on identifying people driving without a license, as well as spotting vehicles with safety issues such as bad brakes, worn tires and defective lights.

Troopers may set up checkpoints on various roads as conditions allow, including U.S. 41 and U.S. 301; State Roads 52 and 54; and various county and local roads, including but not limited to Little Road, Hudson Avenue, Shady Hills Road, County Line Road, Lock Street, Madison Street, Moon Lake Road, Old Dixie Highway, Quail Hollow Boulevard and Boyette Road.

For information visit www.flhsmv.gov/fhp.

DOGS, CATS AVAILABLE: Pasco County Animal Services is offering dogs and cats for a great price in December. All adopters will draw a coupon from a Stocking of Savings for a discounted adoption ranging from $5 off to a free adoption. Regular adoption prices for dogs are $70 and cats are $40.

Adoption fee includes a health check, spay or neuter, microchip, and rabies vaccination. Cash, checks, and money orders are accepted. The shelter is at 19640 Dogpatch Lane, Land O'Lakes and is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from noon to 4:30 p.m., and on Saturdays from noon to 6:30 p.m. For information call (813) 929-1212.

Classes and services in Pasco 12/11/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 8:26pm]
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