Sunset Kayak trip departs park Friday
The Salt Springs Alliance will sponsor a sunset kayak trip at 6 p.m. Friday, launching from Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park at 9120 Old Post Road. The 4-mile trip will take experienced kayakers to Durney Key to enjoy the sunset and scenery. The event is free for alliance members, $5 for everyone else, plus kayak rental costs. Kayaks may be rented from Makai Kayak at (727) 534-1336; reservations should be made in advance. People should bring a light, flashlight or battery lantern and safety gear, and should wear proper attire (no flip-flops, please). For information call (727) 816-1890 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kindergarten, pre-K registration
Start gathering your paperwork, parents: Registration for kindergarten and pre-K programs will be held May 2 at elementary schools throughout the county. Contact the school of your choice for specific times. Children must be 5 by Sept. 1 to register for kindergarten. The items needed for registration include the child's birth certificate (or other proof of birth date), health examination (HRS Form 3040), HRS certificate of immunization and proof of residency (such as current utility bill or lease agreement). Children must be 4 by Sept. 1 to apply for Head Start programs. Items needed for registration include birth certificate (or other proof of birth date), Social Security card, Medicaid or Florida Kid Care card (or proof of application) and family income documentation from the past six weeks. Head Start has limited enrollment and guidelines for low-income families.
Meeting canceled for school forum
The East Pasco Democratic Club has canceled its April meeting so members may attend the Pasco School Board's budget town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. April 18 in the media center at Cox Elementary School, 37615 Martin Luther King Blvd. School Board member Allen Altman will discuss the budget for the coming year, which is facing a shortfall of up to $60 million. Residents are invited to ask questions and offer suggestions.
Club to discuss state of schools
The West Pasco Democratic Club will meet at 1 p.m. April 23 at Jasmine Lakes Civic Association, 7137 Jasmine Blvd. Ken Blankenship will discuss the future of Pasco schoolchildren, Pasco teachers and the union. Lunch will be available at 12:30 p.m. for $6. For information, contact Mike at (727) 459-2076.
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