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Job-hunting how-to's: Pasco-Hernando Community College Career and Testing Services will host free interview and resume skills workshops to help job seekers in their search. An interview tips workshop will be held from 11 a.m. to noon on March 26 or April 2 in room R-151 of PHCC's west campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. The interview tips workshop will discuss common problems with interview protocols, how to best answer interview questions, how to dress, proper use of body language, and appropriate post-interview follow-up. A resume tips workshop will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. April 16 in room M-101 of the west PHCC campus. The workshop will discuss the best way to format a resume and key words and phrases to use when writing a resume. For information, contact Jacqueline Eden at (727) 816-3334 or edenj@phcc.edu.

St. Rita centennial: This month's meeting of the Pasco County Historical Society will feature a program on St. Rita Catholic Church in Dade City, which is celebrating its centennial. The program will be at 7 p.m. Friday at American Legion Hall Post 15, 37745 Church Ave., Dade City. Richard E. Herrick will share insights on the centennial. There will be a written history and commemorative DVD of sights and sounds from the church community. A covered dish dinner precedes the program; guests should bring their own cutlery and a dish to share. For information, call (352) 567-7449 or email bookbollard@yahoo.com.

Thrift shop sales: Gulfside Regional Hospice's Thrift Shoppes will hold a 17 percent off sale Saturday in honor of St. Patrick's Day. The shops will also have an "Egg-straordinary Clothing Sale" March 30 with all items 31 percent off. The Thrift Shoppes are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the following locations:

• Dade City Thrift Shoppe, 37925 Sky Ridge Circle; (813) 782-7200

• Hudson Thrift Shoppe, 12154 U.S. 19, Bayonet Point; (727) 861-4900

• Lutz Thrift Shoppe, 1930 Land O'Lakes Blvd.; (813) 909-0485

• New Port Richey Thrift Shoppe, 6117 State Road 54; (727) 842-7262

• Zephyrhills Thrift Shoppe, 36524 State Road 54; (813) 788-5461

Fashion show: The Finnish-American Club will host a fashion show and luncheon at noon March 21 at the club, 6016 Delaware Ave., New Port Richey. The event will feature fashions by BonWorth. $15. Call for reservations, (727) 848-7788.

Dance for a cause: A sock hop dance will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. March 23 at the NCOA Lodge, 8624 Broad St., New Port Richey, to raise money for Christine Curti, a Holiday resident who needs a kidney transplant. Admission is a suggested donation of $5. The evening will include a buffet dinner, prizes, a best-dressed award and entertainment by KC and the Vocal Chords. For information, contact Christine Curti at (727) 367-2369 or snitzchris2@hotmail.com. A tax-deductible donation can be made by sending a contribution to NFT Florida Transplant Fund, 5350 Poplar Ave., Suite 430, Memphis, TN, 38119. Be sure to include "in honor of Christine Curti" on the memo line. Donations can also be made online at transplants.org. Donors can click on "Find an NFT Patient" to find Curti.

Community Fair: Meadow Pointe I clubhouse hosts its annual Community Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 30 at the clubhouse, 28245 County Line Road, Wesley Chapel. This free fair features more than 50 local vendors. Kids can enjoy a rock wall, pony rides, a petting zoo and face painting. The Easter Bunny, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Spider-Man and Toy Story characters will be available for photos. Food available for purchase. For information, email mp1cc@yahoo.com, or call the office at (813) 973-1671.

Calling all artists: West Pasco Art Guild has issued a call to artists for its April exhibit "Abstract and Beyond," at the gallery, 6206 Jefferson St., New Port Richey. Registration will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 8. Cost to display is $5 for members. For nonmembers, the cost is $20 for a yearlong membership and $5 per painting. For information, call (727) 856-3796.

Cat rescue needs help: Tampabay Cat Alliance, a nonprofit cat rescue, seeks donations for its new building at 11720 U.S. 19 in Port Richey. The group seeks gift cards for stores that sell building materials, appliances, office supplies, pet supplies and general maintenance supplies. Tax-deductible donations may also be made out to Tampabay Cat Alliance, 8112 Greenside Lane, Hudson, FL 34667. Donations can also be made by credit card and PayPal at tampabaycatalliance.org.

Fundraising cruise: St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Hudson will have its 17th annual Ladies Guild Fundraising Cruise from Nov. 3-10. The seven-day eastern Caribbean cruise will sail round trip from Fort Lauderdale to Princess Cays, St. Martin and St. Thomas. Prices start at $999 for an inside cabin. Valid passport is recommended; proof of citizenship is required. Contact Goldmark World Travel at (727) 862-3595 or info@goldmarktravel.com.

Things to do in Pasco County 03/12/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 8:21pm]
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