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Pasco County news briefs for Jan. 29

Published Jan. 27, 2016


Vendors needed for Living Well Expo

Senior Information Resources seeks vendors for its Living Well Expo, which will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club, 10641 Old Tampa Bay Drive. Exhibit space is available for a $100 donation for non-SIR members and $50 for members. The donation includes breakfast. Proceeds will benefit Meals on Wheels. The deadline to reserve a space is Feb. 10. For information or to reserve exhibit space, call (813) 909-6965 or send email to


Goodwill collecting children's books

A drive to collect children's books in good condition for Goodwill's BookWorks children's literacy program will start Monday and run through March 15. The BookWorks program is intended to promote literacy by providing books to children in low-income families. To donate books, attach a note to them that says "For BookWorks" and drop them off at any Goodwill-Suncoast store or donation site. For information, call toll-free 1-888-279-1988. For a list of donation locations, visit


Heart Institute offers two free seminars

The Heart Institute at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point will host two Tuesday Tutorials this month: "Public Enemy #1: Right Under Your Nose" at noon Tuesday and "Public Enemy #2: Right Under Your Nose" at noon Feb. 16 at the Rao Musunuru M.D. Conference Center, 14100 Yosemite Drive. Both tutorials will be presented cardiologist Rao Musunuru, and a complimentary lunch will be served. Seating is limited, and reservations are required. For information, call toll-free 1-888-741-5119.

County seeks input on transportation: As part of Mobility 2040, Pasco County's long-range transportation plan, the Pasco County Metropolitan Planning Organization is conducting a study to define transportation alternatives for the State Road 54/56 corridor. The public is encouraged to attend the organization's next joint east/west task force meeting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Rasmussen College, 18600 Fernview St., Land O'Lakes.

Candidate to speak at meeting: The Pasco Federated Republican Women's Club will meet at noon Feb. 5 at the Groves Golf and Country Club, 7924 Melogold Circle, Land O'Lakes. The speaker will be Colleen Beaudoin, candidate for Pasco County School Board District 2. Cost is $20, which includes lunch. Reservations required. For information, contact Fran Scerbo at (727) 597-3727 or

Register now for artS council's classes: Registration is open for the Pasco Fine Arts Council's second winter session of classes. Classes, which are in many mediums for ages 12 to adult, will start Feb. 16 at the council's arts center, 4145 Fairford Drive, New Port Richey. For information, call (727) 845-7322. For a schedule of classes, or to register, visit

Group seeks to help flood victims: Pasco Rebuilds Together! is a nonprofit organization working to assist county residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed during last summer's flooding. The organization's office is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, and by appointment other days, at First United Methodist Church, 5901 Indiana Ave., New Port Richey. Residents affected are encouraged to call for assistance. The organization also seeks financial gifts. Donations, which are tax deductible, may be sent to the organization's fiscal agent: the United Way, 17230 Camelot Court, Land O'Lakes, FL 34638. For appointments, call (727) 514-3898. For information, visit or send email to Amanda McNichols at


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