Rescue group to give horse a birthday party
Ohana Rescue will hold a birthday party from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday for Isabelle, a once-emaciated, abused horse who rebounded with the help of donations from the community. Isabelle was 400 pounds underweight and sickly, with a cancerous tumor growing on her face, when she arrived at the nonprofit horse rescue last January. After the Times featured Isabelle's plight, readers sent thousands of dollars in donations to pay for the mare's cancer surgery and other care. "She has worked hard to survive this year," Ohana Rescue owner Carrie Young said, "and with the help of wonderful people … she has done it." The birthday party will be held at 12317 Morgan Road, complete with cake and walk-around horse rides for children.
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Documentary will be shown tonight
Briars in the Cotton Patch, a documentary about a farm where blacks and whites lived together during the era of segregation, will be shown at 7 tonight at West Pasco Habitat for Humanity, 4131 Madison St., along with a special presentation by the African American Club of Pasco. The movie is part of Habitat's Free Movies on Madison series, which presents socially conscious films the first and third Thursday of the month, outside if weather permits, inside if not. Call (727) 843-8786 for information.
Yoga classes are free on Saturday
Yoga Day USA starts at 8 a.m. Saturday at Flow Yoga, 7711 Grand Blvd. Learn the basics of vinyasa-style hatha yoga at 8 a.m.; heated flow yoga at 10 a.m.; gentle flow yoga at noon; and kundalini yoga, meditation and gong at 1:30 p.m. All classes are free for the day but donations will be accepted. Proceeds benefit the Women's Resource Center of Tampa Bay. For information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (727) 848-7283.
Starkey center has new exhibits
The Starkey Environmental Education Center will unveil new educational exhibits this weekend about watersheds, water conservation, wetlands and uplands, as well as historical exhibits about Jay B. Starkey, the Tocobaga Indians, the McNeill homestead and turpentine activities that occurred at the park. The displays may be viewed from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday and Jan. 29 in the education center at Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park, 10500 Wilderness Park Road. For information, call (727) 834-3247.