Democratic leader to address NOW meeting
The Pasco chapter of the National Organization for Women will meet at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Regency Park Library, 9701 Little Road. Alison Morano, vice chairwoman of the Florida Democratic Party, will speak. The group will discuss legislative updates and getting organized for the 2014 governor's race.
People are invited to attend lunch before the meeting, at noon, at the Hilltop Cafe, 9322 Little Road, just north of Embassy Boulevard. Please call Doris at (727) 364-5666 to reserve a seat for lunch.
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Register now for free stop-smoking program
Pasco-Hernando Community College is partnering with Gulfcoast North Area Health Education Center to provide a free program to those interested in quitting tobacco use.
The program, sponsored by the Florida Department of Health, aims to facilitate the process of quitting smoking using counseling and optional nicotine replacement therapy. Participants are eligible to receive up to four weeks of free nicotine replacement therapy products, including gum, patches and lozenges. The program is from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19, in room C-205C at the PHCC west campus, 10230 Ridge Road. To register, call (813) 929-1000, ext. 213.
Driver safety class offered for 50 and up
AARP will offer a six-hour Driver Safety Class for drivers 50 and older at 9 a.m. on Feb. 22 in the education center, Room 108, of Pasco Regional Medical Center, 13100 Fort King Road. Cost is $12 for AARP members, $14 for nonmembers. Most insurance companies offer a discount for completing the class. Certificate is valid for three years.
Attendees can bring their own lunch, or lunch will be available for purchase in the hospital cafeteria. Registration is required. To register, call Instructor Beverly Cogdill, (813) 907-3908.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Attend orientation to volunteer with hospice
HPH Hospice will offer a two-part orientation for individuals interested in volunteering, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 2 and from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 9 at Marliere Hospice Care Center, 6801 Rowan Road. Volunteer opportunities include visiting patients in their homes and helping out at the Hospice Care Centers, nursing homes or other assisted living facilities.
Pre-registration is required. Call volunteer coordinator Fred Blind at (727) 819-5984.