Help wrap gifts, brighten holidays for seniors
The "Be a Santa to a Senior" program needs elves to wrap presents from 1:30 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Regency Park Civic Association, 10240 Regency Park Blvd. The program, coordinated by Home Instead Senior Care, provides gifts to isolated seniors who might otherwise get nothing this holiday season. Wrappers are invited to bring scissors, transparent tape and holiday wrapping paper. For information, call (727) 845-5819.
Wreath ceremony honors vets
American Legion Post 79 will host a Wreaths Across America ceremony at 10 a.m. today at Post 79's portion of the Pine Hill Cemetery on Pine Hill Road. The ceremony will remember 86 deceased veterans and honor the men and women who still serve. For information, call (727) 848-6438.
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Homeless vigil set for Dec. 21
The Caring Hearts Group Inc. will host the annual Pasco County Homeless Vigil from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Miracle Center, 5901 U.S. 19. The organization offers free hot meals, haircuts and community resources for homeless people. Donations for the needy are accepted. For information, call Bridget Richardson at (727) 271-8440.
For seniors, free legal help
Helping the Elderly with Legal Problems (HELP) offers free 30-minute consultations with attorneys for people 60 and older who have legal problems. Consultations are by appointment beginning at 1 p.m. Dec. 21 at CARES Musunuru, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson, (727) 863-6868; and beginning at 1 p.m. Dec. 23 at CARES Claude Pepper, 6640 Van Buren St., New Port Richey, (727) 844-3077.
Hospice needs Beanie Babies
Gulfside Regional Hospice gives full-size Beanie Babies toys to each child who attends the organization's puppet show about grief. The organization needs more Beanie Babies and anyone who donates them this month to any Gulfside thrift store will get 10 percent off any item in the store. The thrift stores are at 12154 U.S. 19, Bayonet Point; 3601 Universal Plaza, New Port Richey; 36504 State Road 54, Zephyrhills; 37925 Sky Ridge Circle, Dade City; and 21780 State Road 54, Lutz. For information, call (727) 845-5707 or visit GRHospice.org.
Clown around in class
The Clown Krewe, a local clown group, will host a seven-week Clown Academy from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays starting Jan. 10. Cost is $100 and class size is limited. Registration ends Dec. 19. For information, call Bill "Quackers" McQueen at (727) 846-3007 or visit theclownkrewe.com.