Bilirakis sets up office hours for April, may
U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis will hold office hours at his Dade City office, where his staff can provide assistance to constituents with various federal issues. Residents are invited to visit the office at 36739 State Road 52, Suite 212, from 10 to 11 a.m. on April 5 and 19, and May 3, 17 and 31 to seek assistance. "By holding these office hours in Dade City, we hope to make it easier for residents in this area to use my office as a resource in matters concerning the federal government or to share their views on important issues facing our country and community," Bilirakis said in a prepared statement. For information, call (813) 501-4942 or (727) 232-2921.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Swim lessons set for all ages
The New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center will offer swimming lessons this summer, featuring eight two-week sessions for various ages and levels of experience. Lessons will begin May 21 at the center, 6630 Van Buren St., with classes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Each session costs $30 for members and $40 for non-members (there are different fees for stroke development courses and "Scare-D-Cat" courses for adults learning to swim). Registration will kick off April 6 and will run from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the front desk of the recreation center. For information call the center at (727) 841-4560 or visit www.cityofnewport richey.org.
Guardian ad litem training April 6
The guardian ad litem program, which pairs court-appointed volunteers with foster children to speak on their behalf during court proceedings, will offer a five-week volunteer training class beginning April 6. The classes will take place at 9 a.m. Saturdays at Rasmussen College, 8661 Citizens Drive, New Port Richey. Registration must be completed by April 4. Interviews are a required part of the application process, so early registration is preferred. To apply, contact Richard Crist or Bufus Gammons at (727) 834-3493, or complete the application at guardianad litem6.org.
Democratic Club to meet Saturday
The West Pasco Democratic Club will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday at Jasmine Lakes Community Center, 7137 Jasmine Blvd. Jose Ceballos will speak about immigration reform. Refreshments will be available. Call (727) 459-2076.
Workshop set for sign ordinance
The City Commission will hold a workshop on the sign ordinance at 4 p.m. March 26, before the regular commission meeting at 5:30 p.m. Residents and merchants are encouraged to share their thoughts. The commission meets at the City Hall annex, 14150 Fifth St. Call (352) 523-5050.