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Dentist's popular free event set for Feb. 8 in Tampa


Popular free dentistry event Feb. 8 in Tampa

For years, hundreds of people in Pasco camped outside Dr. Vincent J. Monticciolo's dentistry office in New Port Richey to take advantage of the one day of the year he offered free dental services. Although Monticciolo has moved his practice to Tampa, he's still hosting the free dental care event — it's just a longer hike for Pasco residents. The event is Feb. 8 and registration begins at 7 a.m. Monticciolo Family and Sedation Dentistry is at 8327 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa. The volunteer team will only see the first 300 people, so people are urged to arrive early, dress for the weather and bring whatever food or supplies they need for the outdoor wait. Participants will get a free extraction, filling or cleaning. For information, visit or call the foundation office at (727) 849-2002.


Democratic club to meet Feb. 9

The Democratic Women's Club of Pasco County will meet at 11 a.m. Feb. 9 at the Jasmine Lakes Civic Center, 7137 Jasmine Blvd. Olga Barulli, project coordinator for the World Relief Agency, will discuss the group's efforts against human trafficking. Call (727) 372-9321.


Relay for Life needs volunteers

The American Cancer Society seeks volunteers for its Relay for Life of Sunlake. The relay, in which teams walk around the track all night to raise awareness and money for the fight against cancer, will be April 19 at Sunlake High School. To learn more, sign up a team or attend the next team party, visit The next team party will be 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at Beef O'Brady's of Sunlake, 18835 State Road 54.


Hospice offers help with grieving

HPH Hospice is offering a free eight-week bereavement group for those who have recently lost a loved one. Grief's Journey will be led by a hospice bereavement counselor. The group will meet from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoons starting Feb. 13 at HPH, 37445 Clinton Ave. Education about the grieving process, discussion and take-home assignments are included. Pre-registration is required by calling toll-free 1-800-486-8784.


Donate blood at VFW Post March 2

The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 8681 will have a blood drive from noon to 5 p.m. March 2 at the post, 18940 Drayton St. Donors will receive a limited edition T-shirt while supplies last, as well as a mini wellness checkup, including cholesterol screening. For information, call (727) 856-1860.


Flea market needs donated items

The GFCW Lutz-Land O'Lakes Woman's Club is preparing for its upcoming annual flea market. Members will accept donations from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays and Wednesdays in February at the Old Lutz Schoolhouse, 18819 U.S. 41. Donations of clean usable clothing and working household items would be appreciated. Large appliances will not be accepted. For information, call (813) 949-1937.

Pasco deaths

Detailed obituaries can be found in Section B.

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