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Monday Movie Madness: This event, sponsored by Florida Blood Services, offers a free movie ticket, a wellness checkup and buy-one-get-one-free admission to Pirate's Dinner Adventure in Orlando plus entry into a weekly drawing for two roundtrip tickets to anywhere Southwest Airlines flies for all blood donors. The times are from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at the Florida Blood Services locations at 7214 State Road 52 in Hudson and at 5219 Village Drive in Wesley Chapel. Call (727) 568-5433 or visit the Web site at www.fbsblood.org. Several Beall's locations also plan back-to-school blood drives today. Call or visit the Web site for locations and information.

Hooters Full Moon Blood Drive: Set for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Hooters Restaurants at 5336 Treadway in Port Richey and at 3437 Commercial Way in Spring Hill. All donors will receive a coupon for 10 free wings from Hooters, a free T-shirt, a wellness checkup and a buy-one-get-one free admission ticket to Pirate's Dinner Adventure in Orlando as well as a chance to win two roundtrip tickets anywhere Southwest Airlines flies. Call (727) 568-5433.

Bloodmobile on the road: Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point will have a blood drive from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday. The bloodmobile will be outside the Shoreline Cafeteria, 14000 Fivay Road. Call (727) 861-5141.

Ombudsman Council: The Pasco/North Pinellas Long-Term Care Ombudsman Council will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Elks Lodge 2284, 7701 Congress St., New Port Richey. The public is invited to address their concerns or issues of long-term care facilities. Call (888) 921-0404.

Support groups: The Aging Assistance sponsored Caregivers Support Group will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the administrative offices of Gulfside Regional Hospice, 6117 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey. Dr. Tin Chow of CARES Claude Pepper Center will speak on Acupuncture for the Aging. Call Betty Croft at (727) 847-1857.

- The Alzheimer's Family Organization offers three support groups this week. On Tuesday at 10 a.m., a group meets at Atria Baypoint Village Clubhouse, 7927 State Road 52 in Hudson. Call Maria Curley at (727) 856-2196 or Joan Thaxton at (727) 863-3081. On Wednesday two groups meet. A group meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Royal Oak Nursing Center, 37300 Royal Oak Lane, Dade City. Free respite care is available. Call Karen Schulte, Bobbi Jo Rivera or Jeanette Monge at (352) 567-3122. Another group meets at 2 p.m. at the Claude Pepper Senior Center, 6640 Van Buren St. in New Port Richey. Call Lea Mahoney at (727) 845-8726.

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