Wesleyan church to present free concert

Published January 6, 2007


The Brooksville Wesleyan Church, 8168 Jasmine Drive, will present "The King's Brass," a nine-piece combo, in concert at 6 p.m. Jan. 13.

There is no admission charge - a freewill offering will be received. For information, call 799-3066.


Gospel station hosts Inspirations concert

WKJO-FM, a classic Southern gospel station, will host its third annual Inspirations concert at 7 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St.

The Inspirations have had five No. 1 songs and six Songs of the Year on the Southern gospel radio airplay charts. In 2006, the group was awarded the 2006 Singing News Favorite Traditional Male Quartet award.

Advance tickets are $12 for adults (13 and older) and $8 for children. No nursery is provided. Tickets sold at the door will be first come, first served and will be $15 for adults and $10 for children.

For tickets, directions or concert details, call station manager Chip Gripton at the WKJO studio at 799-9468.


County offers free health fair for seniors

The Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department will offer its latest "Seniors in the Park - Good Health is in Your Hands" event Wednesday at Oak Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd.

Snacks, coffee and juice will be provided from 9:30 to 10 a.m.

The guest speaker will be Dr. Deborah Tracy, a pain management specialist, who will discuss low back pain from 10 to 11 a.m.

The event is free, but registration is required. Call 754-4031.


Lodge ladies will host country dance, dinner

The Ladies of Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582 will have a country western dance Jan. 20 at the lodge, 14494 Cortez Blvd.

Cocktails will be served from 4 to 5 p.m.; dinner is from 5 to 6 p.m., with dancing to follow. Music will be provided by the Branson Band.

The menu will consist of baked stuffed pork chops or barbecue chicken. Donation is $12 per person. For information, call Edith at 796-3977.


Traveling RV will make stops in the area

The Alzheimer's Association's Memory Mobile, a recreational vehicle, will be at the following locations starting Monday:

- Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday.

- Clover Leaf Farms, 900 N Broad St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Services include information, referrals, consultation and memory screening for caregivers and those with Alzheimer's disease or memory-related disorders.

For information, call Jerry Fisher with the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association at 688-4537.


County libraries to stay open later

The Hernando County Public Library System announces additional evening hours at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive.

Patrons may visit the branch from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; and from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

For information, call 540-6374.


'50s, '60s show, sock hop will be Jan. 28

The Fabulous '50s & Nifty '60s Show and Sock Hop will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Knights of Columbus hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive.

The show will feature American Bandstand recording artist Mary Swan, Nashville recording artist Marti Carroll, Richie Merritt and Ken Brady of the Casinos.

Tickets are $17, and reserved seating is available. For information, call Mary at 688-8808 or Marti at 684-9616.


Radio club operates special event station

For the first time, the Spring Hill Amateur Radio Club will operate a "special event station" during the Brooksville Raid Festival, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 20, at the Sand Hill Scout Reservation, 11210 Cortez Blvd.

The radio club is a group of 75 members who are tested and licensed by the Federal Communications Commission to operate two-way radios on the ham radio bands.

Members will be talking to ham operators across the United States and around the world and will mail a certificate featuring the Brooksville Raid, suitable for framing, to those stations with whom they communicate.

The event will provide information about Hernando's historic event to those around the world, with the hope of increasing future participation. The event has been authorized by the American Radio Relay League, the national association for ham radio, and will use a special call sign issued by the Federal Communications Commission - W4B.

For information about the amateur radio club, call 684-3925 or visit the Web at www.kf4ixu.org.