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WEST PASCO HAPPENINGS

American Legion Post 343: Monthly meeting 7 p.m. Aug. 6. New members are welcome. The post is located at 3319 Briar Cliff Drive, Holiday. Call (727) 815-0011.

Join the Hospice team: Hernando Pasco Hospice invites teens and adults to volunteer at the hospice. The two-part orientation will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 14 and 16 in the Marliere Care Center at 6801 Rowan Road, New Port Richey. Lunch will be provided both days. Volunteers are needed who are at least age 14. They have the opportunity to participate in a rewarding service opportunity in north, central or west Pasco County. A panel of volunteers will share what they have learned and how they have benefited from their hospice experiences. From patients and family visitors to helpers at the Thrift Store & More, greeters, cooks or office assistants, there is an opportunity for almost everyone to find an area that best suits their interests and schedule. Pre-registration is required. Anyone interested in volunteering at the Hospice Thrift Store & More may contact Shirley Skinner at (727) 841-7356. People interested in all other volunteer opportunities may call Sheena Thompson, volunteer coordinator at (727) 847-5647.

First Class Thrift Shop: The thrift shop at 5901 U.S. 19, New Port Richey (across from Kane's Furniture) benefits the Good Samaritan Free Health Clinic. The hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. A 50 percent-off rack is always present and each day a different department features a 25 percent discount. Every Wednesday the sale is 50 percent off all purple tag items. For information or to volunteer, please call (727) 849-1425.

Ukranian Egg Decorating Classes: 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. The Pasco Pysanky Club will meet at Veterans Memorial Park, 14333 Hicks Road, Hudson. Call (727) 967-7311.

Rebuild for less: The Habitat for Humanity Restore at Moog Road and Grand Boulevard in New Port Richey (behind the St. Petersburg Times Circulation Building) has announced a special 50 percent discount through Saturday. Just bring in this snippet for your discount. There is a new supply of carpeting and flooring. The Restore is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Volunteers are needed. For information or to volunteer, please visit or call (727) 843-8786.

Send all West Happening events to Lucille Lazich, 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey, FL 34668, fax (727) 869-6233 or e-mail lazich@sptimes.com.

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