NEW PORT RICHEY
something to smile about: free dental care
Dr. Vincent Monticciolo figures he and his crew have saved about 4,000 smiles for free over the past eight years, and next month they plan to fix as many as 600 more. Monticciolo and his staff will provide free dental care from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 6 to anyone who needs it, as part of the annual Dentistry from the Heart event. "The services provided by Dentistry from the Heart help more than just a patient's teeth," Monticciolo said. "It gives them a renewed reason to smile." The services will be available first-come, first-served at Monticciolo General and Sedation Dentistry, 4350 Grand Blvd. Patients who need ongoing care will then be referred to local community clinics. For more information, visit www.dentistryfromtheheart.org.
Put on your colors for sports festivity
Still gloating over the Gators' latest championship? Getting psyched for the Super Bowl? Or just looking for a good excuse to wear your favorite jersey? Then check out the January Madness/Kat '4' Kids Sports Extravaganza at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27. The event at Fatty 'n' Mabel's Riverside Eatery, 5245 Limestone Drive, includes food, drink specials, foosball and beer pong tournaments, and sports memorabilia in the raffle-style auction. All are encouraged to wear their sports gear. The tickets are $20; proceeds will be split between Healthy Families Pasco-Hernando and the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce building fund. Each dollar donated also counts as a vote for Kat Sille for honorary governor of West Pasco. For tickets or information, call Becky Bennett at (727) 967-7509.
Buy your valentine a sweet serenade
The Hernando Harmonizers, the local chapter of Barbershop Harmony Society, will offer Singing Valentines from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 13 and 14 at locations throughout Hernando and northern Pasco counties. The cost is $40, which includes songs performed live by a quartet. The group will also present the recipient with a red rose, a personalized Valentine card and a photo of the occasion. Reservations will be accepted through Feb. 9. For information and reservations, call Gene at (352) 684-7931 or Art at (352) 688-1182. Portions of the proceeds are used to benefit various charities in the community, such as Hernando-Pasco Hospice.
The preschool story time at Centennial Park Branch Library is at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday. An incorrect time was published in this weekend's library listings.
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