Event to benefit swim programs at local YMCAs
A foundation that began in honor of a 2-year-old girl who drowned in a pool at home is holding a benefit to help underprivileged families pay for swim lessons and pool safety equipment. The Katelyn Foundation, named after the toddler who died in 2004, is holding "Night in Naples" from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on May 8 at PDK Banquet Hall, 11301 Phi Delta Way. The cost is $15 for adults and $10 for kids. The event includes a pasta dinner, an auction and entertainment. Sponsorships include two free tickets to the event. All proceeds will be donated to the Open Doors program at local YMCAs. For more information, call Sandra Testo-Michaud at (727) 434-2417.
Summer camp sign-up starts soon
The Pasco County Parks and Recreation Department Summer Day Camps for children ages 5 to 13 begin June 22 and end July 31.
Children completing pre-K are not eligible.
Please contact individual sites for information regarding summer day camps.
The registration dates are as follows:
Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park, (727) 834-3474, Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m.
James Irvin Civic Center, (352) 521-4166, April 13 from 3:30 to 6 p.m.;
Land O'Lakes Community Center, (813) 929-1229, April 18, 9 a.m. to noon;
Veterans Memorial Park, (727) 861-3033, April 18, 9 a.m. to noon;
Odessa Park Community Center, (813) 926-1141, April 24, 5 to 7 p.m.;
Holiday Recreation Complex, (727) 934-4198, April 25 from 9 a.m. to noon;
Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex, (813) 929-1220, April 25, 9 a.m. to noon;
Lacoochee Elementary, (352) 521-4166, April 27 from 3:30 to 6 p.m.
New Port Richey
Reserve a seat for day of gospel, jazz
The Pasco County NAACP Branch 5630 will host an afternoon of gospel and jazz April 26 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Country Club at Timber Greens, 6333 Timber Greens Blvd. The event includes a dinner of slow-roasted prime rib or chicken marsala. Dress to impress. The cost is $50. Reservations accepted until Friday. Contact Vivian Lockett-Prescott at (813) 996-2199 or Ardelle Sims at (352) 567-6565.
The last line in Barbara Fredricksen's column Saturday on scoring U2 concert tickets should read: I knew he married that woman for a good reason.