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Extension Service to offer free programs

By Times staff
Published November 4, 2006


Extension Service to offer free programs

The Cooperative Extension Service will offer the following free programs:

- "Shoreline Critters," 10 a.m. Tuesday, Forest Oaks Government Center, 7479 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. The speaker will be natural resources agent Joan Bradshaw. A question-and-answer session will follow. No registration is required, but seating is limited.

- "The Weather Up North is Frightful, But Florida Annuals Are So Delightful," 10 a.m. Nov. 14, Forest Oaks Government Center. The speaker will be urban horticulture agent Jim Moll. Participants will learn which plants will perform best and won't freeze during the winter. A question-and-answer session will follow. No registration is required, but seating is limited.

- "Create a Hummingbird Haven," 10 a.m. Nov. 16, Cooperative Extension Service office, 19490 Oliver St., Brooksville. The speaker will be natural resources agent Joan Bradshaw. A question-and-answer session will follow. Space is limited; call to register.

- "Growing Citrus in Hernando County," 10 a.m. Nov. 18, Cooperative Extension Service office. The speaker will be urban horticulture agent Jim Moll. Participants will learn which citrus do well in the county and troubleshoot problems with their citrus. Space is limited; call to register.

For information or to register for a class, call the Cooperative Extension Service office at 754-4433.


Personnel Advisory Board seeks member

The County Commission is accepting applications for a volunteer on the Personnel Advisory Board. There is one vacancy available for an employee representative, effective through Dec. 31, 2009.

The Personnel Advisory Board provides commissioners with recommendations on matters regarding employee relations and conducts hearings on employee grievances.

Applications are available in the county administrator's office, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Room 460, Brooksville. Completed applications must be returned to the office by 5 p.m. Nov. 15.

All applicants must be county residents and registered voters. For information, call 754-4002.


Aero Modelers group to host annual Fun Fly

The Hernando Aero Modelers remote control airplane club will host the annual Fun Fly from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 11 at Sand Hill Scout Reservation, 11210 Cortez Blvd.

Pilots will compete in various skill flying events. There will be several airplanes on display and pilots to speak with. Children will have an opportunity to fly a remote control plane with an instructor.

Spectators are welcome. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Admission is $3 per vehicle. For information, call 688-2237.


Expert-author to speak with computer club

The Spring Hill Teaching Computer Club will host a discussion with technology expert and author David B. Wittle at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club, 3357 Susan Drive.

Whittle will discuss "Whittle's Picks For the Digital Home - Quality Technologies and Products Anyone Can Use." He will also demonstrate or introduce products of general appeal to computer users, including Muvee, Iseemedia, Zip-Linq and Invisus.

There will be a question-and-answer period, door prizes and special product offers.

Members and nonmembers are welcome; admission is free. For information, call 686-7146 or visit the Web at


Day of Recollection to include prayer, speech

St. Theresa's Council of Catholic Women will host a Day of Recollection from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 15 at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1107 Commercial Way.

There will be prayer, confession, Mass and an inspirational talk by Father Ed Flanagan, a Franciscan priest from St. Petersburg. A continental breakfast and a light lunch will be provided.

Registration is required. Call Mary Ann at 597-7605 or Rose at 684-2780.


Jazz Society to host open jam at SNPJ Hall

The Hernando Jazz Society will host an open jam from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at SNPJ Hall, 13383 County Line Road.

All musicians are welcome. Admission is free for Jazz Society members and $7 for nonmembers. Light refreshments will be available, but attendees are welcome to bring their own beverages. For information, call Frank Domick at 666-4842.


Knights of Columbus dinner to feature pork

The Knights of Columbus, St. Theresa Council 11877, will host a dinner from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11 in St. Theresa Catholic Church parish hall, 1107 Commercial Way.

The menu will include roast pork, potatoes, vegetables, soup or salad, dessert, and tea or coffee. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children younger than 12. Takeout orders will be available.

For information, call (727) 868-2289.


Golf tournament to benefit cancer society

The American Cancer Society will host a golf tournament Jan. 15 at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane.

The tournament will be a four-person scramble. A shotgun start will be at 1:30 p.m. Individual golfers will be paired into teams.

The cost is $400 per team or $100 per person, with proceeds going to the society. Prizes will be awarded for closest to the pin and closest to the line, and trophies will be awarded to the three top teams. Lunch is included, as well as an available beverage cart on the course.

For information, call Renee Sutton at 597-6053.

The tournament will coincide with the society's Cattle Barons' Ball, which will be Jan. 26 at the country club. For details about that event, or for sponsorship information, call Mel Toran toll-free at 1-800-940-1969, ext. 113.

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