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Charity golf tournament: The Veterans of Foreign Wars Holiday Post 10167, 4619 Bartelt Road, Holiday will sponsor a charity golf tournament at the Magnolia Valley Golf Club at 7223 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey at 1 p.m. Sept. 30. The tournament will benefit the Coalition to Salute America's Heros and the Wounded Warrior Project, two leading charities assisting wounded American service members and their families. The 2006 tournament raised $5,600 for charities. For information or registration, call Bob Farrell (727) 481-3446.

Free hearing clinic: 9-11 a.m. Aug. 13. CARES Hudson/Bayonet Point Enrichment Center, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson. Complimentary services including hearing tests, checking for and removing ear wax, and checking hearing aids will be offered by representatives from St. John's Hearing Institute. The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services will distribute amplified telephones at no charge to qualified Florida residents. No reservations are required.

Hospice support groups: Hernando-Pasco Hospice invites any adult who has recently experienced an anticipated or sudden death to register for one of its eight-week, 90-minute Transition Grief Support Groups at no charge.

Transitions' goal is to help individuals move toward resolution of their grief with session topics focusing on new beginnings; the physical, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of grief; coping; accepting and expressing feelings; hope and forgiveness; different kinds of loss; learning to celebrate life; and a new future.

The following transition groups will be offered:

- 6:30 p.m. Thursdays starting Aug. 23 at Hernando-Pasco Hospice team office, 12029 Majestic Blvd., Suite 1, Hudson.

- 1 p.m. Mondays starting Aug. 27 at St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 7922 State Road 52, Hudson.

- 2 p.m. Wednesdays starting Sept. 5 at Community Congregational Church, 6533 Circle Blvd., New Port Richey.

- 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Sept. 25 at Hernando-Pasco Hospice team office, 6807 Rowan Road, New Port Richey.

Registration required by calling hospice at (727) 863-7971.

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