Hospital event features free testing
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills is celebrating National Rehab Week and the community is invited to a free open house, at 7050 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills.
The event is from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 25 and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 26.
There is something for everyone: Test your skills, build your own ice cream sundae, tour the wellness and therapy centers, test your balance, practice ergonomic safety and posture, learn the risks of and how to prevent cardiac and pulmonary diseases, analyze your body composition, and receive a hearing screening if you reserve one in advance.
Refreshments will be provided.
For information or to schedule a hearing screening, call (813) 783-6154 or (813) 783-6123.
Walkathon benefits pregnancy center
Grab your sneakers and join Cornerstone Center for Women for its first walkathon Sept. 27. The 2-mile walk will be held at the Lake Jovita Fitness Park in Dade City.
Check-in will begin at 8 a.m. and the walk starts at 9 a.m. There is no registration fee or per-mile requirement.
Walk for Life is sponsored by Boltin Pest Control; Centerstate Bank; Rooms to Go; McClain, Alfonso, Meeker & Dunn PA; and the Lake Jovita Business Women.
All proceeds benefit the Pregnancy Care Center.
For information, call (352) 567-5777 or visit www.cornerstone centerforwomen.net.
Federal employees meet for potluck
Chapter 390 of the National Active or Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will hold its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the First Christian Church, 6040 Eighth St. in Zephyrhills.
The meeting will be a welcome back potluck event and members should bring a dish to pass and their own table service. Coffee and iced tea will be furnished.
For information, call Doris Smith at (813) 788-3391 or Donald Whitlock at (813) 782-8521.
Tampa Bay area
See cricket, try dishes from India, Caribbean
A fundraising cricket match between the West Indies of Tampa Bay and India of Tampa Bay starts at 11 a.m. Sept. 28 at Hamilton Avenue Park, 9251 Hamilton Ave, Tampa.
The prize is the "bragging rights" to be called the best cricket team in Tampa Bay. Admission to the event is free, with a $5 charge for venue parking.
Food and drinks will be on sale and there will be spot prizes, raffles and the best in Indian and Caribbean dishes.
All proceeds will go toward the Carib Project, which is the establishment of a Caribbean American Business and Cultural Center in Tampa.
The Carib Project Inc. is a nonprofit organization founded in August 2007 by representatives of the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce of Tampa Bay, the Caribbean Cultural Association Inc. and the Haitian Association Foundation of Tampa Bay Inc.
Have your antiques appraised for free
Park Place Antiques & Gifts in San Antonio will have free antique appraisals from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 14.
Certified appraiser Annetta Gore will be available to give oral appraisals for up to four items.
Gore, owner of Annetta's Antiques and Annetta's Attic in Dade City, has been in the antiques business for more than 40 years — but she does not appraise musical items, fine jewelry, artwork or Oriental rugs. Appointments are not necessary.
Park Place Antiques & Gifts is at 12221 Main St. in San Antonio, next to the post office, in the oldest house in San Antonio.
Owned by sisters and San Antonio natives Winnie and Betty Burke, and Betty's husband, Bruce Calvert, is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
For information, call (352) 588-9827.
Chamber celebration marks 10 strong years
The Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce will celebrate 10 years with "A Red Carpet Affair" on Sept. 25.
Social hour is at 6 p.m., with the banquet at 7 p.m. There will be an awards banquet and the installation of the board of directors.
Business After Hours will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Washington Mutual Bank, 1249 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. (in the Target Shopping Center). Call (813) 994-8534.
Library craft program open to children
Elementary school-age children are invited to Weekend Craft Corner at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hugh Embry Branch Library, 14215 Fourth St., Dade City, and at the New River Branch Library, 34043 State Road 54 in Zephyrhills. Call (352) 567-3576 or (813) 788-6375.
Coastal cleanup event needs volunteers
Volunteers are needed for the Annual Coastal Cleanup and Central Pasco Waterways Cleanup scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 20.
Site captains are Betsy Crisp, Pasco County Extension Family and Consumer Sciences faculty member for the University of Florida, and Kurt Conover, director of business development for Regional Medical Center of Bayonet Point.
Call Crisp at (727) 996-7341, ext. 4288, or Conover at (727) 861-5141.
Art club welcomes seasonal members
The Zephyrhills Art Club welcomes back its northern members at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Alice Community Hall at Zephyr Park on State Road 54. The theme for the meeting is "Self Image."
Guest speaker will be member Mary Sears, who has been teaching art to cancer patients at the Florida Medical Center and recently opened an art facility, the Mary Sears Healing Arts Center, so she could teach more patients.
Winners of the last mini-art show were:
Accomplished: first, Mike McBride; second, Suzanne Desneux; third, Gloria Barreto; and honorable mention, Marie Schuler.
Amateur: first, Laura Kennedy; second, Patricia Gallagher; third, Margaret Emmets; honorable mention, Marian Gibbs.
For information, call (813) 782-7914 or (813) 783-7914.
Massage therapist wins state award
On July 5, at the FSMTA Annual Convention, Wesley Chapel resident Andrew Harden was awarded the State Sports Massage Therapist of the Year for 2007-08.
Harden won the Tampa Bay Local Chapter award in April of this year and then was in a competition against the local award winners for the other 18 chapters in Florida.
Hardem will be working the sidelines for the Wiregrass Ranch Bulls football team this fall. Harden has been running his Massage Care LLC-Mobile Massage and Sports Therapy practice for over three years.
For information, visit www.massage-care.net or call (813) 833-7434.
Spiffy new plantings reflect team effort
Downtown Dade City Main Street Inc. and the Dade City Community Redevelopment Agency worked together to freshen up the flower pots in downtown Dade City.
On June 24, Dade City Main Street presented a proposal to the CRA to replant all of the flower pots downtown. Main Street was willing to pay 25 percent if the CRA would fund 75 percent of the project.
Main Street presented a quote from the Gardens Wholesale Nursery to plant Little Gem magnolias in 34 large pots, and Knock Out roses in 29 small pots.
The total cost of the project was $4,145 and included a generous donation from the Gardens Wholesale Nursery of two Little Gem magnolia trees and Knock Out roses. The project was approved unanimously by the CRA.
On July 1, Gardens Wholesale Nursery started the process of removing plant material from the pots and planting the new plants and trees. The work was completed within a few days, even with a few rain delays.