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Pasco County in brief

Reunion events to benefit charity: A 30-year high school reunion weekend hosted by Hudson High's Class of 1982 includes three events to benefit an autism charity. A party mixer is planned for 7 p.m. today at Cricketers Bar & Grill, 7306 State Road 52, Hudson. A Hawaiian Luau is at 6 p.m. Saturday at CARES Musunuru, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson. The luau starts with a cocktail hour and includes a silent auction. A family picnic is at 1 p.m. Sunday at Crews Lake Wilderness Park, 16739 Crews Lake Drive, Spring Hill. For information, call (727) 484-0915.

Vacation Bible School: Kids in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to "take the plunge and make a splash with Jesus" at a vacation Bible school from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 6-10 at First United Methodist Church of Hudson, 13123 U.S. 19, Hudson. Dinner will be served to the children at 6 p.m. each night and music, dancing, games and fellowship follows. Registration forms are available at fumchudson.org. For information, call (727) 868-6178.

Thrift shop sale: A half price sale is planned for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 6-10 at the Thrift Shop at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 5326 Charles St., New Port Richey. For information, call (727) 846-1378.

Men's Only Morning: Knights of Columbus 6476 and Florida Hospital North Pinellas have planned "Men's Only Morning" for 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the Family Life Center at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, 4843 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday. The free event includes a free continental breakfast and lunch, and various health screenings to include prostate, blood pressure and cholesterol. Dr. Douglas S. Reintgen will give a talk called "Living a Healthy Life." Reservations are required. Call (727) 943-3600.

Chronic disease self-management program: Living Healthy is a chronic disease self-management program developed by Stanford University and licensed in Florida through the Department of Health. The program is a free series of 90-minute workshops planned for 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays for six weeks starting Sept. 5 in the Shoreline Cafeteria conference room at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, 14000 Fivay Road, Hudson.

Topics to be covered include techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation; appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance; appropriate use of medications; communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals; nutrition; and how to evaluate new treatments. Class size is limited and reservations are required. For information, call (727) 869-5498.

Pasco County in brief 07/26/12 [Last modified: Thursday, July 26, 2012 9:14pm]

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