Museum to pay tribute to Pearl Harbor
The Zephyrhills Museum of Military History will hold a Pearl Harbor tribute event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 8. Organizers are actively seeking any survivors of the Pearl Harbor attack. This free event will include historical displays as well as period vehicles. The event will be held at the barracks museum at 39444 South Ave. For information, contact John Bolender at (813) 355-7277.
PHCC celebrates open-mike poetry
Pasco-Hernando Community College will host its bi-annual Celebration of Poetry from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in Room B104 at the PHCC North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Faculty, staffers, students and community members are invited to listen and participate in the open-mike poetry reading. The event is coordinated by professors Richard Downing and Kay McKamy. PHCC's North Campus Student Government Association will provide refreshments and door prizes. Those interested in reading one or two poems may sign up at the door. For information, call McKamy at (352) 797-5109.
Programs can help you quit tobacco
The next Tobacco Free Pasco Partnership Meeting will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday at Rasmussen College, 18600 Fernview St. There will be a presentation on programs to help employees quit smoking and support tobacco-free schools and Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT), as well as a discussion about candy-flavored tobacco. The meeting is open to the public as well as service organizations, businesses, national tobacco control partners and others who have a personal or professional stake in tobacco control. For information call Samantha Brighton at (727) 861-5250 ext. 161.
Seminars and socials for seniors
Regency Residence, an independent senior living community, invites all members of the community, especially seniors, to participate in upcoming holiday events. The free events, held at the Regency Residence at 6711 Embassy Blvd., include:
• Downsizing seminar for seniors, 7 p.m. Dec. 5. Light refreshments provided.
• Toys for Tots drive, 10 a.m. Dec. 8. Donations of new, unwrapped toys will be accepted. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided.
• Cocoa & Cookies Social, 3 p.m. Dec. 10. Enjoy some hot cocoa and holiday cookies.
For information, call (727) 849-9335 or visit www.regencyresidence.net.
Bus closures for the holidays
Bus riders, mark your calendars: Pasco County Public Transportation has announced its holiday schedule for Christmas and New Year's. There will be no bus service on Dec. 24 and 25, as well as Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, in observance of those holidays. Regular bus service will resume Dec. 26 and Jan. 2. For information call (727) 834-3322 or visit www.pascocountyfl.net, go to "Government" and select "Public Transportation."