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Adopt-A-Dalmatian Day offers chance to find pet

By Times Staff Writers
Published July 6, 2005

BROOKSVILLE - The staff at AmSouth Bank will sponsor Adopt-A-Dalmatian Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 15 at the bank branch at 1290 S Broad St.

Dalmatian Rescue of Tampa Bay, which recently relocated to the Brooksville area, will have dogs for adoption along with information about the group. Over the past three years, the group has rescued and found homes for more than 200 Dalmatians from Florida's animal shelters.

Donations to help the homeless Dalmatians are appreciated. For information, contact Cynthia Weller at AmSouth at 796-5106 or Susan Weber with Dalmatian Rescue at 797-7826. To learn more about Dalmatian Rescue of Tampa Bay, visit:

Seminar to give tips on growing blueberries

BROOKSVILLE - The Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service will offer a free class on blueberry production hosted by Stacy Strickland, regional specialized extension agent, at 7 p.m. July 18 at the extension office, 19490 Oliver St.

The class includes a review of blueberry varieties for Florida and current production practices. Pest management will also be discussed. To register, call 754-4433.

Brooksville changes date of City Council meeting

BROOKSVILLE - Due to a scheduling conflict, the Brooksville City Council has changed the date for its regular meeting in July.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. July 12 in the City Council chambers at City Hall, 201 Howell Ave.

The agenda can be viewed and downloaded when finalized at the city's Web site:

Friendship Force seeks European travelers

The Friendship Force of Spring Hill has scheduled a trip to Wolfsburg, Germany, and Flanders, Belgium, with one home-hosted week in each country. Those going will take part in family and community life and visit famous sights.

Individuals interested are invited. The group will fly United Airlines from Tampa on Oct. 12 and return Oct. 27. The cost of the two-week trip is $1,405 per person. A deposit of $200 is required.

For information, contact Peggy Hammond at 683-6981 or Ann Bernhardt at 686-6513.

Family Care Council will meet on Monday

WILDWOOD - The District 13 Family Care Council will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at the state Department of Children and Families office, 1601 W Gulf Atlantic Highway (State Road 44).

Anyone interested in issues regarding the developmentally disabled and their families is invited to attend. For information, call Linda Weeks at 544-5164 or (352) 753-1163.

Cheerleading camp gets jumping for summer

BROOKSVILLE - The Central Bears Youth/Middle School Summer Cheerleading Camp for ages 5 years through eighth grade will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-July 13 in the cafeteria at Central High School, 14075 Ken Austin Parkway.

Motions, jumps, cheers and chants, dances, basic stunting, expressions and spirit will be taught. Lunch will be provided each day. The first 25 participants to register and pay in full will receive a T-shirt.

The cost is $75; checks should be made out to CHS and mailed to the school, attention coach Ruth Owen. For information, call 797-7020, ext. 213.

Soccer tryouts scheduled Saturday

BROOKSVILLE - Brooksville United Soccer Association will have tryouts for its under-11-years-old competitive soccer team at 10 a.m. Saturday and July 16 at the soccer fields at Ernie Wever Park, off U.S. 98 north of Brooksville.

Tryouts are open to all players under the age of 11 who wish to play at the competitive level. For information, call 666-5461 or 346-4098.

Athletic minicamp signups Saturday at Veterans Park

SPRING HILL - The Hernando Athletic Association will have signups for its minicamp from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park on Spring Hill Drive.

The camp will be from 6 to 8 p.m. July 11-14 at Veterans Memorial Park.

For information, contact Patty at 683-7506 or Kathy at 683-6855.

Democracy for America's first meeting is today

SPRING HILL - The first Hernando County meeting of Democracy for America-Tampa Bay will be at 7 p.m. today at Perkins Family Restaurant, 4685 Commercial Way.

Democracy for America is an offshoot of the political organization founded by former Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean. It is a political action committee dedicated to supporting fiscally responsible, socially progressive candidates at all levels of government.

There are more than 800 members in Hillsborough, Pasco and Hernando counties. The meeting hosts are Lee and Fran Earl of Spring Hill. For information, call 688-5993.

July Band Shell Bash coming on Saturday

BROOKSVILLE - The Hernando County Fine Arts Council's July Band Shell Bash and the Brooksville Cruise-In Car Show will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Hernando Park band shell, 205 E Fort Dade Ave.

During the event, Fort Dade Avenue, from the Main Street-Howell Avenue intersection to Magnolia Avenue, will be closed.

For information, call Brian Brijbag at 346-8472 or David Weinman at 666-1345.

Oak Hill Hospital welcomes newcomers

SPRING HILL - Oak Hill Hospital will host a newcomers reception at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Hernando Medical Office Building, Entrance C, Room 403, off Cortez Boulevard.

Newcomers to Hernando County can learn about county services such as schools, libraries, sports and entertainment, government and social service agencies, and voting and vehicle registration. There also will be a hospital tour and information about medical services.

Refreshments will be served. The reception is free, but seating is limited. Reservations are required. Call 597-6333.

[Last modified July 6, 2005, 12:07:46]

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