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MEMORIAL day service AT WEST ELFERS CEMETERY
A Memorial Day service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the historic West Elfers Cemetery (take Old Baillies Bluff Road west off U.S. 19 at State Road 54). The event will honor veterans with a presentation of colors, and a wreath-laying ceremony will mark the sacrifices of a Pasco pioneer veteran who was laid to rest in the cemetery. Since being organized in 2007, the West Elfers Cemetery Preservation Association has worked with the community to organize and coordinate an annual Memorial Day service at the cemetery, where veterans from seven U.S. wars (including the Florida Seminole Wars) are laid to rest.
Memorial Day ceremony, food
VFW Post 8681 will have a Memorial Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday, followed by a pig roast at 2 p.m. at the post, 18940 Drayton St. Tickets for the pig roast are $7. For information, call (727) 856-1860.
A healing camp for grieving teens
Gulfside Regional Hospice's fifth annual "Rhythm of the Spirit" Teen Camp is scheduled for June 8 and 9 at Lakewood Retreat in Brooksville. Activities at the camp help teens cope with the death of a loved one. For information, call (727) 844-3946.
Older adults learn tai chi for balance
CARES has planned a class called Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance. Participants in the 16-week program will learn gentle tai chi forms specially designed to help older adults reduce the risk of falling. The classes can be done seated or standing. Classes are at 2 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays starting June 18 at CARES Rao Musunuru, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway. The series is free but the class size is limited. To reserve a spot, call (727) 863-6868.
Orientations for Hospice volunteers
People interested in volunteering at Gulfside Regional Hospice may attend one of the upcoming orientation sessions. Orientations are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 11-12 at Gulfside's West Pasco Administrative Office, 6117 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey, for new volunteers in west Pasco; from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 14-15 at the Gulfside Center for Hospice Care, 5760 Dean Dairy Road, Zephyrhills for new volunteers in patient care in east and central Pasco; from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 23 at Gulfside's Lutz Thrift Shoppe, 21780 State Road 54; and from 12:30-3:30 p.m. June 28 at the Dade City Thrift Shoppe, 37925 Sky Ridge Circle, for new volunteers for the Thrift Shoppe. Reservations are required. In west Pasco, call (727) 845-5707; in east and central Pasco, call (813) 780-1235 for those orientations.
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Half-price sale at the thrift shop
The Thrift Shop at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church has planned a half-price sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 4-8. The shop is at 5326 Charles St. For information, call (727) 846-1378.