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Pasco briefs: Gulfside Regional Hospice hosts a camp for kids

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CAMP FOR KIDS: Gulfside Regional Hospice's sixth annual camp for kids is planned for Friday and Saturday at Lakewood Retreat in Brooksville. Activities at the camp are designed to help children cope with the death of a loved one. The camp is a safe place for children to express their thoughts and feelings on their loved ones' deaths among peers who have experienced similar losses. It includes a drum circle, reading letters to each child's loved one and roasting marshmallows, outdoor games, arts, crafts and team-building activities. For information, call (727) 844-3946.

Volunteer orientations: Gulfside Regional Hospice seeks volunteers and has planned orientations for anyone who is interested. An orientation for all new volunteers is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Gulfside's West Pasco Administrative Office, 6117 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey; an orientation for new patient care volunteers in east and central Pasco is from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 12 and 13 at the Gulfside Center for Hospice Care, 5760 Dean Dairy Road, Zephyrhills; and an orientation for new thrift store volunteers is from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 25 at the Lutz Thrift Shoppe, 21780 State Road 54. Reservations for each orientation are required as space is limited. For information, call Kathie Poole at (727) 845-5707 or Heather De Los Santos at (813) 780-1235.

Kids First: April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and in honor of that, Pasco Kids First Inc., has planned a ribbon cutting and open house at its new office. The event is from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at 7344 Little Road in New Port Richey. The afternoon includes a reading of the Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation by the County Commission and tours of the facility. Pasco Kids First is a private nonprofit organization that has been serving Pasco County since 1989. It has three programs dedicated preventing child abuse and assessment and treatment of children who have been abused. For information or to RSVP, call (727) 845-8080.

AARP Driver Safety Course: An AARP Driver Safety Course is planned for 9 a.m. to noon April 16 and 17 at Pasco Regional Medical Center, 13100 Fort King Road, Dade City. The courses are designed for drivers over 50 years old but are open to everyone. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Registration is required. For information or to register, call Dennis Smith at (813) 994-9832.

HPH Hospice: HPH Hospice seeks volunteers and has planned a volunteer orientation. The two-day orientation is from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 17 and 19 at the HPH Hospice East Pasco team office, 37445 Clinton Ave., Dade City. Registration is required. For information or to register, call Diana Unger at (352) 518-1400.

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