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Pasco County briefs: Garden Club offers Christmas tips

Land O'Lakes

Garden Club offers Christmas tips

The Land O' Lakes Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Land O' Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O' Lakes Blvd.

Marge Vanyur will demonstrate how to craft a Christmas poinsettia from pine cones and magnolia leaves.

All members are asked to bring a flower and a donation of paper goods or other nonperishable items for Christian Social Services.

Hosts will be Naomi Kornfeld, Dee Hawley, Shirley Sawyer and Alice Petriello.

The club meets once a month from September through May. New members and visitors are welcome.

For information, call Marie Woody at (813) 961-2697.

Classes help you get Fido under control

The Pasco County Parks and Recreation Department and Land O' Lakes Recreation Complex will present obedience focus sessions for dogs, taught by Courteous Canine Inc.

Classes are every Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m., including rowdy Rover, basic obedience blast, really reliable recall and manners mania.

The classes will take place at the Land O' Lakes Recreation Complex Dog Park, 3032 Collier Parkway and the cost is $25 per class.

For information, call (813) 929-1220.

Novices can try, learn about scuba diving

The Pasco County Parks and Recreation Department and Land O' Lakes Recreation Complex will present a discover scuba diving class Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

This is a program designed to introduce people to scuba diving in a supervised and relaxed manner. It dispels common misconceptions about scuba by letting individuals try it for themselves.

This class will take place at the Land O' Lakes Recreation Complex, 3032 Collier Parkway and the cost is $40.

For information, please call (813) 929-1220.

High school presents 'The Uninvited'

The Land O'Lakes High School Theater Department will present Dorothy Macardle's classic ghost story The Uninvited at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6 in the Mini-Theater at the Land O' Lakes High School Campus. Tickets are $5.

The thespians will also perform matinees for the student body Dec. 2 and 4.

To make a reservation, leave a message at (813) 794-9400.

Heritage Park meeting moved up a week

The Heritage Park meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Land O'Lakes Community Center, one week earlier than usual, because of Thanksgiving.

Plans are proceeding for Traditions on the Green holiday celebration at the park Dec. 14.

Chamber of Commerce hosts Power Lunch

The Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce is having a Power Lunch at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Benedetto's Italiano Ristorante, 21529 Village Lakes Shopping Center.

A $15 prepayment is required. Call (813) 909-2722.

Dade City

Register now for Reindeer Walk/Run

The second annual Lake Jovita 5K Reindeer Run/Walk will take place at 8 a.m. Dec. 13. Proceeds will benefit East Pasco Habitat for Humanity.

The course will takes participants through the hills of Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club's South Course. The postrace party will offer food, drinks and family fun. Event T-shirts will be provided to all participants.

Prerace registration and payment of $20 may be mailed or turned in to the Fitness Center, inside the clubhouse at 12900 Lake Jovita Blvd., no later than Dec. 10.

Race day registration will be available for an additional $5. For questions, please call the Fitness Center at (352) 588-2233, ext. 316.

Learn scuba diving at recreation complex

The Pasco County Parks and Recreation Department and Land O' Lakes Recreation Complex will present PADI scuba diving classes Dec. 6 and 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Land O' Lakes Recreation Complex, 3032 Collier Parkway.

The cost is $314. For information, call (813) 929-1220.


Democrats to discuss the coming year

The November meeting for the East Pasco Democrats is at 7 p.m. Monday at Alice Hall, 38116 Fifth Ave. Zephyrhills. New members are welcome. The group will discuss electing new officers and its direction for next year. For information, call Diane at (813) 312-9093 or (813) 778-6743.

East Pasco

Postal carriers to pick up Toys for Tots

The Toys for Tots annual Letter Carriers' Toy Drive is set for Dec. 6 throughout the Tampa Bay area.

Residents are asked to place new, unwrapped toys next to their mailboxes. The letter carriers will return the toys to the Toys for Tots program.

Boy and Girl Scouts will assist the letter carriers with unloading the collected toys between 3 and 5 p.m. Dec. 6 at both the Zephyrhills and Dade City post offices.

For information call Bob Loring at (352) 588-4230.


Gifts wanted for needy senior citizens

Community Service Council Outreach kicks off its Mission of Appreciation for the Elderly by collecting sweaters, sneakers and socks for parents and grandparents, both male and female.

These items will be given to seniors in need living in local assisted living facilities.

New and slightly worn items are being collected and dropped off at area locations through Monday.

Call (727) 452-4693 for locations or visit the Web site at

Pasco County briefs: Garden Club offers Christmas tips 11/15/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 9:47am]
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