Get yourself, pet checked out at the same time
If it's been a while since you or your pet have seen the doctor, mark your calendar for March 7. That's when Cypress Creek Animal Hospital will host its 2009 Spring Health Fair for Pets and People, featuring free blood pressure screenings for people and free dental screenings for the animals. Staff from the Doctor's Walk-In Clinic and the Cypress Creek Animal Hospital will be on hand, along with professionals from Red Hydrant Pet Spa and Boutique Grooming showing off their grooming skills and pet products, and trainers from Bark Busters providing pet training tips. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the animal hospital, 25227 Wesley Chapel Blvd. For information, call Libby McKenna at (813) 476-3894.
Want to volunteer for hospice?
Gulfside Regional Hospice will hold two workshops in the coming weeks for people interested in volunteering for the organization. There are various opportunities to help care for patients and their families in their most trying times, or to lend a hand in the administrative offices or thrift shops. The New Port Richey open house will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 5340 High St. The Zephyrhills open house will be at 1:30 p.m. March 4 at Pin Chasers, 6816 Gall Blvd. "Whatever your interest or talent, Gulfside Regional Hospice can use your gift of time," said Lisa Bricker, vice president of development. For information or to reserve a space at either open house, call Gulfside's volunteer coordinators Kathie Poole or Heather De Los Santos at (727) 845-5707 or toll-free at 1-800-561-4883.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Chasco gearing up for March 21-22
The 2009 Chasco Fiesta Sale moves to downtown New Port Richey this year. First United Methodist Church of New Port Richey will sponsor the Chasco Fiesta Flea Market, Arts, Crafts, Antiques and Retail Sale on March 21-22. The Flea Market Village will be in the parking lot of the former First Baptist Church at Central Avenue and Circle Boulevard. Other vendors will be along Central Avenue. On March 22, the annual Car, Truck and Bike Show will take place on Central Avenue. Vendor applications, information and maps can be obtained at the fiesta's Web site at www.chascofiesta.com or call (727) 849-4004.
Sign up for Rotary fun run, walk
The Rotary Club of Hudson is planning its annual Hudson 5K and 1-mile fun run and walk for April 25. The race and walk will start at 7:30 a.m. along Hudson Beach at 6325 Clark St. There will $500 in cash prizes for winners in a variety of categories. Registration is $20 in advance, $25 on race day. There will be a post-race party. Call (727) 868-9212 or (727) 819-2117 for registration forms. Proceeds will be used to support local programs and activities at Hudson schools.
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