discounts given for donating school supplies
Gulfside Regional Hospice Thrift Shoppes are collecting school supplies through Aug. 10 for the Kiwanis Club of Greater West Pasco, which distributes the items to children in need. Anyone who donates to the drive will receive 25 percent off a purchase (sale items excluded) for up to a week after donating supplies at any Gulfside Thrift Shoppe location. Supplies sought include backpacks for children of all ages, colored pencils, crayons, erasers, folders, glue sticks, markers, pencil cases, pencils and scissors. Donations are accepted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays at all Gulfside Regional Hospice Thrift Shoppe locations:
• 37925 Sky Ridge Circle, Dade City, (813) 782-7200.
• 12154 U.S. 19, Hudson, (727) 861-4900.
• 21780 State Road 54, Lutz; (813) 909-0485.
• 3601 Universal Plaza, New Port Richey, (727) 842-7262.
• 36524 State Road 54, Zephyrhills, (813) 788-5461.
For information, call (727) 842-2254.
NEW PORT RICHEY
It's not too late for a summer camp
The Recreation & Aquatic Center is giving children ages 6 to 13 one last chance for summer fun before school resumes with its "Camp After Camp." This weeklong camp is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 13 to 17 at the center, 6630 Van Buren St. It features a variety of indoor and outdoor activities including arts and crafts, games, swimming and a field trip to Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park. The fee for the week is $60 per child. Space is limited. Call (727) 841-4560.
Democratic clubs meet-and-greet
The Democratic Women's Club and the West Pasco Democratic Club will hold a special joint meeting at 10 a.m. Aug. 11 featuring a meet-and-greet with local candidates. Judicial candidates will speak first, followed by candidates in nonpartisan races, then Democratic candidates. The meeting will be at the Jasmine Lakes Community Center, 7137 Jasmine Blvd. For information, call (727) 372 9321. Refreshments will be available.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Have coffee with the city manager
Residents are invited to coffee with City Manager John Schneiger from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Aug. 23 at the New Port Richey Library Meeting Room, 5939 Main St. Schneiger will discuss current issues and listen to residents' questions and concerns. The event is free with coffee donated by Starbucks. For information call (727) 853-1279 or (727) 853-1021.
Workshop for city budget moved
A city budget workshop originally slated for Aug. 13 has been moved to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 4 at the City Hall Annex, 14150 Fifth St. For information, call the city at (352) 523-5050.