Out-of-control boat sends two to hospitals
Two boaters were taken to local hospitals Sunday afternoon after they were forced out of their out-of-control vessel, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. The boaters, who weren't immediately identified, took their vessel out near the Hudson Beach Marina around 2:45 p.m. when something damaged the steering shaft. When the boat started spinning around in circles, they either dove into the water or were ejected from the vessel, said Kevin Doll, a spokesman for the Sheriff's Office. The extent of their injuries wasn't immediately known. Authorities were eventually able to get control of the boat, Doll said.
New Port Richey
Self-defense class is just for women
Women's self defense courses will be offered every Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. starting April 20 and running through June 1 at the Grove Park Community Center, 4145 Fairford Drive, New Port Richey. The cost is $60 for the course. For information, call (727) 834-3285.
End-of-life issues are workshop topic
Hernando-Pasco Hospice will hold "Advance Directives and End-of-Life Decisions" workshops to address issues including durable power of attorney, guardianship, do not resuscitate orders, organ donations and hospice care and services. The workshops are from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Quality Inn, 5316 U.S. 19 in New Port Richey and Friday at the Hampton Inn, 13215 U.S. 301 in Dade City. There is no charge but reservations are required by calling, toll-free, 1-800-486-8784, ext. 1200. Attendees should check in at 8:30 a.m. for a continental breakfast.
Diabetes support, childbirth classes
Diabetic Support Group at Pasco Regional Medical Center meets monthly to discuss nutrition and health issues related to managing diabetes. The group meets from 2 to 3 p.m. the first Thursday of the month in Medical Plaza I, Suite 107, off of State Road 52 in Dade City. Call (352) 521-1100, ext. 1423. There will be a series of five childbirth classes, including infant/child CPR for expectant parents from 7 to 9 p.m. beginning Wednesday at the center in Dade City. Other sessions begin in May, June and July. Call (352) 521-1138 for more information.
Class to stimulate toddlers is offered
Toddlers on the Move, a class for ages 3 to 5 years where they learn to communicate feelings, stimulate their imaginations and more, meets from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays at Shady Hills Community Center, 15840 Greenglen Lane, Spring Hill. The cost is $6 per class.
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