Find the dollar value of family treasures
Ever wonder how much your family heirlooms are worth? Find out — bring your items to Zephyrhills Founders' Day on Saturday and have them appraised at the Gulfside Regional Hospice booth on Fifth Avenue. Dale Smrekar, president of Downsizing Advisory Service and a member of the American Society of Estate Liquidators, will provide appraisals from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appraisal cost is $5 for one item, $12 for three, with all proceeds benefiting Gulfside Regional Hospice. For information about the antique appraisal, call Tammy Johnson at the Gulfside Regional Hospice Thrift Shoppe at (813) 782-7200.
Panel to map out mass transit plans
Regional transportation officials will hold a workshop at 7 p.m. Thursday to discuss plans for improving mass transit in the area. The planning by the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority includes commuter rail and bus service for Pasco residents. The authority is creating a legally mandated master plan of transportation improvements for the region. The meeting, hosted by the Pasco Alliance of Community Associations, will be at the Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd. For information, call alliance president Bill Parsons at (813) 991-6003 or visit www.MyPACA.org.
New vital statistics office is opening
The Pasco County Health Department is opening a new vital statistics location to provide copies of birth certificates. The location, in the Health Department building at 4135 Land O'Lakes Blvd., will provide birth certificates from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Birth certificates from 1917 to the present are $12 for the first copy and $8 for each additional copy of the same record. For information, call (813) 558-5173, ext. 133.
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Drive will collect food bank deposits
To help stock the shelves at the Volunteer Way food bank, Southern Self Storage is holding a food drive through April 30. Donations of nonperishable food, canned food, cereal and baby food can be dropped off at 7139 Mitchell Blvd. from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturdays and from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sundays. For information, call Martha O'Brien at (727) 815-0433.
Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.