Drop off drugs, keep our water system clean
The Pasco County Sheriff's Office will hold another "pill drop" event Sept. 25 for people to safely discard unused or expired prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins and needles. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gulf View Square mall, 9409 U.S. 19 in Port Richey; and at the Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Drive in Wesley Chapel. Residents can simply drive up, drop off the items and drive away, no questions asked. This event helps prevent unwanted drugs from being flushed away or thrown in the garbage, which can end up in the county dump or the water supply.
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GOP group honors vets with dinner
The West Pasco Republican Club will honor the Sand Soldiers of America at its 35th anniversary dinner on Sept. 18 at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave. A cash bar and hors d'oeuvres will be available at 6 p.m., followed by the dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person; $500 to sponsor a table of eight. U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis will be the guest speaker and Sheriff Bob White will speak on behalf of the Sand Soldiers of America, a veterans organization that aids and honors military personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. State Sen. Mike Fasano will be master of ceremonies. For information or to purchase a ticket or a table, call Anne Corona at (727) 514-1120 or Michael Vente at (813) 833-0463.
New Port Richey
Hospice workshop looks at dementia
HPH Hospice will hold a free interactive workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday with tips on keeping the brain active and healthy, which can reduce the risk for dementia. The workshop, which is for people 40 and older, will also include warning signs of dementia and information on resources. Peg Macaluso, program specialist for the Alzheimer's Association, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, will lead the workshop at HPH Hospice, 6807 Rowan Road. Light refreshments will be provided. Due to seating limitations, reservations are requested. Call HPH's community relations department at (727) 863-7971, ext. 1200.
New Port Richey
VFW post hosts Vietnam vets
The Vietnam Veterans Inc. Lt. Peggy Rose Chapter will hold its monthly meeting on Sunday, with breakfast at 9 a.m. and the meeting at 10 a.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Chester McKay Post 7987, 7445 Chester McKay Drive, Veterans Village. Vietnam veterans, members and prospective members are welcome. For information, call (727) 863-9703 or (727) 376-3502.
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