NEW PORT RICHEY
Seminars to help families cope with loss
Gulfside Regional Hospice will host special seminars throughout Pasco County to offer specific ways to help family members and other loved ones through the holidays, which can be difficult for survivors. Those wishing to attend can pick the date and time from this schedule: Nov. 8 — 11 a.m. at Gulfside's Thrift Shoppe, 21780 State Road 54 in Lutz; 3:30 p.m. at West Winds Assisted Living Facility, 37411 Eiland Blvd. in Zephyrhills; 5:30 p.m. at Gulfside's Bereavement Center, 6224 Lafayette St. in New Port Richey; Dec. 6 — 5:30 p.m. at the Bereavement Center; Dec. 9 — 11 a.m. at the Thrift Shoppe in Lutz; 3:30 p.m. at the Edwinola, 14235 Edwinola Way in Dade City. For more information about the seminars, call (727) 844-3946. To reserve your spot in any of the west and central Pasco seminars, call Debra LaBouef at (727) 457-7722. To reserve a space in any of the east Pasco seminars, call Cecilio de Leon at (727) 992-8034. Light refreshments will be served.
Seafest scheduled to begin Friday
The 25th Hudson Seafest is set to get under way on Friday and continue through the weekend at USA Fleamarket festival grounds west of U.S. 19 and south of State Road 52. Hours are 5 to 11 p.m. on Friday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Several bands will be featured among the entertainment, food, carnival and arts and crafts. Hudson Seafest Inc. is a nonprofit organization that has supported many local charities. For more information, go to www.hudsonseafest.org.
'Hairspray' will show at university
Saint Leo University's Music and Drama Ministry is about to lift the curtain on the popular Broadway musical Hairspray. Eight student performances are scheduled over two weeks in the university's Marmion Center. The first week's performances are scheduled at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday. The second week will follow the same pattern. Tickets are $10 for adults; $9 for seniors; $5 for students from high schools or other colleges. Children ages 5 and younger will be admitted for free. Saint Leo University students will be admitted free with a university ID card. Tickets can be reserved in advance by calling (352) 588-8331 during weekday business hours.
Nutritionist to host series of classes
Certified sports nutritionist Derek Kuryliw will host a series of presentations next month on senior health at the CARES Rao Musunuru, M.D. Enrichment Center, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway. The two-hour presentations will be held on the following dates:
• 9:30 a.m. Nov. 8: Common back pain injuries.
• 3 p.m. Nov. 10: Prevention of migraines and tension headache remedies.
• 9:30 a.m. Nov. 15: Prevention and stretching for back pain.
• 3 p.m. Nov. 17: Treatment and at-home remedies for chronic headaches.
• 3 p.m. Nov. 19: Trigger point therapy for low back and headache pain with Dr. Dan Warner.
The charge is $3 per class. For information or to register, call (727) 863-6868.