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Pasco Briefs for Dec. 2

DADE CITY

Youth Council to host annual Market Place

The Dade City Youth Council will host its Market Place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 3 in front of the Dade City Garden Club at 7th Street and Bougainvillea Avenue. Vendors will sell unique Christmas gifts, as well as homemade cookies, honey, jams, handmade soaps, jewelry, garden accessories, fresh produce, artwork and a variety of other items. The Pasco High School Jazz Band will perform from 10 a.m. to noon, and Derrick Tucker will perform on the keyboard from noon to 2:30 p.m. This is a pet-friendly event, and there is no cost to attend. For information, contact Lucy Avila at [email protected] or (352) 521-5858.

new port richey

Hazardous waste collection event set for Dec. 3

Pasco County Utilities is hosting a household hazardous waste and electronics collection for Pasco County residents from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 3 at Pasco County Public Works, 7536 State St., on the West Pasco Government Center campus. Residents can safely dispose of excess cleaning supplies, paints, gasoline and other household hazardous waste. There is no cost for Pasco residents; however, there is a $5 fee for the disposal of televisions ($10 for televisions 36 inches and larger), computer monitors, computer towers and laptop computers. For information about household hazardous waste in Pasco County, visit bit.ly/2getW9g.

COUNTYWIDE

Holiday grief workshops scheduled

Gulfside Hospice will host holiday grief workshops at two locations on Dec. 15: at 3 p.m. at Gulfside Center for Hospice Care, 5760 Dean Dairy Road, Zephyrhills, call Tiffany Kring, (727) 247-7510; also at 4 p.m. at Gulfside Hospice Bereavement and Community Outreach Center, 6230 Lafayette St., New Port Richey, call Kelly Cavagnetto, (813) 431-3348. The workshops are geared to help those struggling with the grief of losing a loved one. Led by hospice counselors and chaplains, each workshop will include discussion of loved ones and favorite holiday traditions, learning how to address and work through grief, and creating a holiday craft project.

Free hearing aid batteries to be offered

The Sertoma Speech and Hearing Foundation will offer free hearing aid batteries from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 9 at its new office at 6333 River Road. Batteries will be available in the most common sizes: 10, 13, 312 and 675. For information, call (727) 312-3882 or visit familyhearinghelp.org.

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