Local Athlete to swim for U.S. in Greece games
Special Olympics athlete Michael Tuason is headed to Athens, Greece, where he will represent the United States in swimming during the 2011 World Games, which run June 25 to July 4. Pasco County Special Olympics is hosting a "Ride to Athens" fundraiser to help pay for Tuason's trip. The bike run, which has four stops, will start at 8 a.m. April 30 at Contractors Institute Learning Center, 8301 Joliet St. A barbecue begins at noon at that location. There will be food, music, games and the opportunity to meet the athletes from Pasco County. For information or to register, call Tina Gignac at (727) 514-1240 or get your registration form at specialolympicspasco.org.
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Habitat to present documentary '2012'
West Pasco Habitat for Humanity will show the documentary 2012: Time for Change at 8 p.m. Thursday at its community center, 4131 Madison St. The film follows journalist Daniel Pinchbeck as he looks to blend the archaic wisdom of tribal cultures with the scientific method to create a new, sustainable culture. Pets allowed if weather permits the film to be shown outdoors. West Pasco Habitat for Humanity shows socially conscious "Movies on Madison" the first and third Thursdays of each month. The nonprofit group also hosts a market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through May featuring produce, specialty foods, eco-friendly products and works by artisans. For information, call (727) 843-8786 or visit westpascohabitat.com.
Kids' fair to focus on safety, health
The Pilot Club of Zephyrhills will host the fifth annual Children's Health and Safety Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 30 at Zephyr Park, 38116 Fifth Ave. The event will include a moonwalk, giant slide, snow cones and snacks, plus giveaways of car seats, bicycles and more. Vendors will pass out health and safety information for children. The event is sponsored by Florida Medical Clinic Foundation of Caring. No fee for vendor tables. Call Debbie Heim at (813) 322-0120 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Event to dramatize story of Holocaust
Beth-El Shalom Messianic Congregation will host a Holocaust presentation at 5 p.m. April 30 at 6209 Congress St., one block south of Main Street. This dramatized presentation will show the atrocities of the Holocaust, with the hope that by remembering what happened, it will never happen again. Admission is free. For information call (727) 375-7502 or visit Jewishheritage.net.
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