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Pasco nudists collect blood, food, shirt donations

COUNTYWIDE

Nudists collect blood, food, shirt donations

When nudists host a blood drive, they like to have a little fun. Besides the standard blood donation and can of food, organizers of a Saturday event are asking for a third item. Folks should show up in a shirt (only a shirt if they like), and donate that too. Nudists, said organizer Paul Brenot, are willing to "give the shirts off our backs." Brenot, president of the Pasco Area Naturist Development Association, said blood will be given to Florida Blood Services. Food goes to the Suncoast Harvest Food Bank and clothes will be donated to the domestic violence center Sunrise of Pasco. The event lasts from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at four resorts: Gulf Coast Nudist Resort in Hudson, and Paradise Lakes, Caliente and Lake Como in Land O'Lakes. Brenot said the mobile blood centers at the Gulf Coast resort and Paradise Lakes are more convenient for nudist newcomers, though he warned, "You may see people au naturel."

NEW PORT RICHEY

Blood donors will receive free shirt

Or if you'd rather give blood and get a shirt, drop by a different blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 27 at Suncoast Clinical Research, 5604 Gulf Drive. All participants will get a long-sleeved T-shirt and will be registered for a drawing to win a 2012 Kia Soul. For a shorter wait time, call (727) 849-4131 to schedule an appointment.

PORT RICHEY

Seminar to explain veterans' benefits

A free seminar on veterans' benefits will be held at 10 a.m. today at Regency Residence, 6711 Embassy Blvd. Local veterans advocate Mark Larsen will explain the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit, which provides eligible veterans and surviving-spouses benefits. The seminar is designed to educate veterans and their families on eligibility and the application process. For information or to RSVP for one of the seminars, call (727) 849-9335.

ST. LEO

Film, panel tackle immigration issues

A film and panel discussion about immigration will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Saint Leo University. The 35-minute film, Dying to Live: A Migrant's Journey, deals specifically with immigration across the U.S.-Mexico border. The film showing and discussion, which are both free and open to the public, will be held in the Student Community Center, 33701 State Road 52, four miles east of Interstate 75. For information visit www.saintleo.edu.

PORT RICHEY

Annual Gong Show tickets go on sale

Tickets are on sale for the Alzheimer's Family Organization's 13th annual Gong Show fundraiser at 6 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Jewish Community Center, 9841 Scenic Drive. Tickets are $25, $30 and $40 and include dinner catered by Carrabba's Italian Grill. Call (727) 848-8888 or toll free 1-888-496-8004.

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