Commission to host meetings for community
If you want to put in your two cents on the county's spending priorities, road maintenance needs, Penny for Pasco and the biggest issues facing the county in the next few years, mark your calendar. The Pasco County Commission will host three community meetings to gather ideas and opinions from residents.
The meetings will be held at:
• 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the historic courthouse, Dade City.
• 5:30 p.m. May 13 at West Pasco Government Center, in New Port Richey.
• 6:30 p.m. May 15 at the Land O'Lakes Community Center, Land O'Lakes.
All three gatherings will be televised on Government TV Channel 622 on Bright House and Channel 42 on Verizon. The county will also post an online survey that residents can fill out.
For information, visit www.pascocountyfl.net or "Like" the county's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ PascoCounty.
Clubs converge for special meeting
The Democratic Women's Club, the West Pasco Democratic Club and the Pasco chapter of the National Organization for Women will hold a special joint meeting at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Jasmine Lakes Civic Club, 7137 Jasmine Blvd. Claire Conner will read from her new book, Wrapped in the Flag, about growing up in a right-wing family and her conversion to a more liberal philosophy. Refreshments will be available. For information call (727) 376-9321.
Train to be a hospice volunteer
Adults and teens 14 and older are invited to preregister for an HPH Hospice volunteer orientation. HPH provides care to individuals and families affected by life-limiting illnesses. Volunteer opportunities include interaction with patients and families, office work and thrift store work. Hours are flexible. Two two-day trainings are available:
• 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 21 and 23 at Marliere Hospice Care Center, 6801 Rowan Road, New Port Richey. Call Fred Blind at (727) 819-5984 to sign up.
• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 28 and 30 at HPH's Dade City office, 37445 Clinton Ave. Call Liz Helms at (813) 780-6797 to sign up.
Rafael Rodriguez is the Bayonet Point Middle School teacher who led a class of emotional-behavior disability seventh-grade students in a story in Wednesday's Pasco Times. The story gave the name of the previous teacher.