School supply donation drives planned
Gulfside Regional Hospice Thrift Shoppes are collecting school supplies through Aug. 15 for the Kiwanis Club of Greater West Pasco.
Donors will receive 25 percent off a purchase (sale items excluded) up to a week after donating their items at any Gulfside Thrift Shoppe location.
School supplies needed include backpacks, colored pencils, crayons, erasers, folders, glue sticks, markers, pencil cases, pencils and scissors.
Drop off donations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. off Mondays through Saturdays at all Gulfside Regional Hospice Thrift Shoppe locations:
• 37925 Sky Ridge Circle, Dade City, (813)782-7200
• 12154 U.S. 19, Bayonet Point, (727) 861-4900
• 21780 State Road 54, Lutz, (813) 909-0485
• 3601 Universal Plaza, New Port Richey, (727) 842-7262
• 36504 State Road 54, Zephyrhills, (813) 788-5461.
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CARES Rao Musunuru senior enrichment center seeks backpacks, paper, notebooks, loose-leaf paper, pencils, crayons, pens and other suitable supplies for its annual school supply drive. Bring donations between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. through Aug. 22 to the CARES Musunuru office, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson. For information, call (727) 863-6868.
Programs offered on organic gardening
Certified permaculture designer Robert Segundo will give a couple of organic gardening presentations this month at Pasco Veterinary Medical Center, 4575 Pet Lane.
A free, 45-minute presentation will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 11 on chemical-free gardening practices that preserve natural resources.
A three-hour, in-depth course will be held at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 18 on sustainable gardening practices and how to implement them into Florida landscapes. That course costs $45.
To RSVP for either course, e-mail email@example.com or call (813) 973-2929.
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Thrift store offers coupon promotion
Shoppers can earn a 20 percent off coupon for spending $20 or more, or a 25 percent off coupon for spending $100 or more, at HPH Hospice's Thrift Store and More, 6528 Massachusetts Ave.
The promotion runs from Aug. 15-17 and covers purchase amounts excluding taxes. Coupons will be good for purchases at the store from Aug. 18-31.
In recognition of National Thrift Shop Day, the store will have a 50 percent off sale Aug. 17 on all apparel and accessories, excluding jewelry.
Store hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. For information, call the store at (727) 841-7356 or visit www.HPH-Hospice.org.
Safe driving course planned Aug. 22-23
AARP safe driving instructor Lloyd Shaw will host a two-day course from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 22 and 23 at Wesley Chapel Toyota, 5300 Eagleston Blvd.
Check with your insurance company to determine whether it offers discounts to drivers who complete the course.
The course is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Advanced registration is required.
Call Lloyd Shaw at (813) 395-8376.
Scarecrows need your old clothes
Downtown Dade City Main Street is seeking donations of old clothes of all sizes for scarecrows that will be made for the Scarecrow Festival in October.
All donations can be dropped off at the Dade City Main Street office, 14138 Sixth St. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. A plastic tub labeled "Scarecrow Clothes" will be outside when the office is closed.
Donations will be accepted through Oct. 7.
Call (352) 567-0284.
Race team needs people
A team that raises money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society seeks walkers and runners who would like to train for upcoming half-marathons.
Call Marissa Patrick at (727) 608-7397 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn about fleas at seminar
A free flea seminar is at 10 a.m. Aug. 20 at East-West Animal Hospital, 1524 Land O'Lakes Blvd.
Adriana Odachowski will explain flea history and biology, why pets with fleas can be challenging to treat and effective ways to control an infestation.
Call (813) 948-6534.