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First public meeting for Pasco County budget is Tuesday

DADE CITY

First public budget meeting is Tuesday

Pasco administrators will hold the first of two public hearings on next year's county budget Tuesday. The proposed $1.1 billion spending plan relies on an increased tax rate to largely spare services such as parks and libraries from cuts. The so-called roll back rate would offset a nearly 6 percent drop in property values, bringing in roughly the same amount of property taxes as the current year. Residents may voice their concerns at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the historic courthouse, 37918 Meridian Ave. The second public hearing will be two weeks later at the West Pasco Government Center in New Port Richey.

HUDSON

Ceremony to honor POWs, troops MIA

A POW/MIA ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Tawney-Rowe Memorial VFW Post 4412, 9734 Dick St. Guests include U.S. Rep. Gus Billirakis; state Sen. Mike Fasano; members of the Angel Squadron from MacDill Air Force Base; Hudson High JROTC to perform the Missing Man Table Ceremony; and several former prisoners of war. A roast beef dinner will follow. The ceremony is free; dinner costs $8, For information, call (727) 697-1602.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Fashion show will benefit charities

A fashion show luncheon to benefit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and other charities will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Seven Springs Golf & Country Club, 3535 Trophy Blvd. Tickets are $30. For information, call Mary Capo at (727) 484-7700 or (352) 584-3784.

HUDSON

Seniors, learn how to use Windows 7

A computer class called Windows 7 for Seniors meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays Sept. 17 through Oct. 3 at CARES Rao Musunuru M.D. Enrichment Center 12417 Clock Tower Parkway. The class is designed to help older adults become familiar with Windows 7, the Microsoft operating system. The classes are basic and geared toward new computer users. The cost is $99 and includes a textbook. To register or for information, call (727) 514-5002.

LUTZ

Girls service group first fall meeting

The GFWC Little Women of Lutz is a service organization for girls between the ages of 12 and 18, dedicated to volunteer work in their communities. Members complete their service hours for graduation and are given the opportunity to apply for a college scholarship. The girls' first fall meeting is an ice cream social from 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 18 in the Lutz Volunteer Fire Station Board Room, 124 W Lutz Lake Fern Road. Girls in the community are invited to attend to learn more about the club. For information, call Marilyn Wannamaker at (813) 949-1482.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Get certified for condo associations

Management & Associates has scheduled a free board certification course, required by Florida law for condominium owners who wish to be on their condo association's board of directors. The class is at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 29 at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave. Registration is required by Friday. Register at mgmt-assoc.com or call toll-free 1-877-626-2435.

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