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Get free books at Hudson back to school event Aug. 9

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Get free books at Back to School event

Healthy Families Pasco-Hernando will hold a "Back to School for Parents" event from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at 14120 Old Dixie Highway. The event, sponsored by Healthy Families' Mommies, Daddies and Me Group, will promote information on educational opportunities to increase self-sufficiency for parents of young children. Gail Diederich, a retired reading specialist and Times' Hometown Pasco coordinator, will share tips on early literacy efforts, including how to select, read and talk about books with little ones. The Early Learning Coalition will give out books to the children, and information on local colleges and adult education programs will be available for parents interested in going back to school. For information, call (727) 861-3436.

Land O'Lakes

Controlled burns set for preserve

The Southwest Florida Water Management District, commonly referred to as Swiftmud, will conduct controlled burns this month at the Conner Preserve. Approximately 830 acres will be burned in small, manageable units to maintain the habitat and reduce the chances of uncontrolled wildfires. Workers will make every effort to prevent smoke from affecting homes or roadways, but drivers should exercise caution if visibility is reduced. For information, call the district at (352) 796-7211 or toll-free at 1-800-423-1476, ext. 4465.

Zephyrhills

Nugent to meet with conservatives

U.S. Rep. Rich Nugent will speak to the Conservative Club of East Pasco at noon Aug. 15 at the Sundance Mobile Home Park Clubhouse, 6340 Santa Fe Drive. Nugent, R-Spring Hill, will discuss his recent vote on the bill to prevent a default on the national debt, as well as other issues before Congress, his recent visit with U.S. troops in Afghanistan and his discussions with Iraqi and Afghanistan officials. The plans for the new Pasco County Conservative Coalition will be discussed as well. For information, visit conservativeclubeastpasco.org.

Trinity

Fasano to focus on pill mills, coverage

State Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey, will discuss efforts to stop pill mills in Florida and the recent changes to homeowner's insurance at the next West Pasco Republican Club meeting. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 16 at Heritage Springs Golf & Country Club, 11345 Robert Trent Jones Parkway. Dinner is sliced beef or chicken Florentine. Tickets are $13 each. For information, contact Anne Corona at (727) 514-1120, Robin Falzone at (727) 372-5443, or Hugh Townsend at (727) 372-6615.

Note to readers:

The latest crime listings can be found online at pasco.tampabay.com under "Weekly crime report."

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