MASTER ESTHETICIAN JOINS PRACTICE: Sara Miller, a medically trained master esthetician, has joined the dental practice of Dr. David Kimmel at the Florida Center for Laser Dentistry, 12124 Cobble Stone Drive, Bayonet Point. Miller is proficient in waxing/tinting, peels, dermaplaning, microneedling and facials.
DORMITORY GROUNDBREAKING: Trinity College of Florida will have a groundbreaking ceremony for its new three-story residence hall at 10:45 a.m. Dec. 2 at 2430 Welbilt Blvd., Trinity. A short service will be held in the Sid Williams Chapel on the second floor of the Raymond H. Center MD Library. The groundbreaking will follow at the site. A complimentary lunch will be provided in the dining hall adjacent to the site. Construction is expected to take seven months. For information, visit trinitycollege.edu.
NEW HOSPITAL ENTRANCE TO OPEN: Morton Plant North Bay Hospital invites the community to its annual holiday lights event, which will also serve as the grand opening of its new hospital entrance. The free event will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Medical Arts Building, 6633 Forest Ave., New Port Richey. Activities include a tree lighting, children's activities, arts and crafts, entertainment and holiday music, photos with Santa, treats, giveaways, snacks, refreshments and tours of the new entrance and lobby. To RSVP, call (727) 253-4206.
COMMON GROUNDS STARTUP SERIES: The SMARTstart Pasco Business Incubator will offer a free Common Grounds startup series from 9 to 10 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at SMARTstart Dade City, 37837 Meridian Ave., Suite 309, Dade City. Coffee and networking start at 8:30 a.m. The next date is Dec. 14. Each month, two individuals will present five-minute pitches and introduce their business ideas to the local entrepreneurial community. Each pitch will be followed by a question-and-answer and feedback opportunity. Applications for speakers will be accepted on a rolling basis and will be considered each month. For information, visit eventbrite.com/e/common-grounds-startup-presentations-tickets-28788940496.
GULF VIEW SQUARE OFFERS HOLIDAY EVENTS: Gulf View Square mall has announced plans for several holiday events:
• Kids can have their photos taken with Santa in center court until Dec. 24. During December, hours will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 4; 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 8-10, 12-17 and 19-23; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 11; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 18, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 24.
• Sunburst Christmas Pageant, 11 a.m. Dec. 3 in the Dillard's wing.
• KidX Club's Breakfast with Santa, 9 to 10 a.m. Dec. 3.
• Sensitive Santa, 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 4.
• Pet photos with Santa, 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 11.
For information and costs, call (727) 848-3600 or visit shopgulfviewsquare.com.
SMALL BUSINESS SEMINAR: Pasco Hernando SCORE will presenting a free seminar, Protecting Small Businesses from Fraud, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at New River Branch Library, 34043 State Road 54, Wesley Chapel. To register and for information, visit pascohernando.score.org and click on the local workshops tab or call the SCORE office at (727) 842-4638.
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