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Catch screening of 'Glory Road' at library Tuesday

Published February 8, 2007



The Hernando County Public Library System will show the movie Glory Road at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive.

The movie is rated PG. It is the story of Texas Western basketball coach Don Haskins, who in 1966 took the country's first all-African-American starting lineup all the way to an NCAA title. Light refreshments will be served. There is no cost to attend and no registration required. For information, call 540-6391.


Concerts this month features movie tunes

The Hernando Symphony Orchestra will present the "A Salute to the Movies" concert series at the following locations:

-2 p.m. Feb. 18 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20, Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.

-7:30 p.m. Feb. 24, Hernando Performing Arts Center, 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville.

The orchestra will perform favorites from blockbusters such as Grease, The Prince of Egypt, Pirates of the Caribbean, Titanic and Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.

Tickets are $10 at the door. For information, call 597-9555, e-mail hernandosymphony@ or visit www.


Family Care Council to meet Monday

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

Anyone interested in issues regarding developmental disabilities is encouraged to attend. For information, call Nancy Stubbs at 544-2322, ext. 109.


Marriage prep class set for Feb. 27-28

The Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service will hold its marriage preparation class from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 27 and 28 at the extension office, 19490 Oliver St.

The class fulfills the requirements of the Florida Marriage Preparation and Preservation Act. Couples who complete the course get a $32.50 discount on their marriage license. Also, the waiting period required upon applying for the license is waived. The extension's class is approved by the circuit courts in Hernando, Sumter, Citrus and Pasco counties.

Couples must attend both evening sessions to receive a certificate of completion. The class costs $10 per couple. Register by Feb. 20.

For information or to register, call the extension service at 754-4433.


Play time is learning time for little ones

The Brooksville Recreation Department is accepting registration for its "Play to Learn" Moms and Babes toddler program, which meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place.

The program focuses on emerging literacy and school readiness skills. Story time, art activities, music and movement help toddlers play and learn. A different theme is presented each week.

The program is open to children ages 1 to 5. The cost is $3 per session or $25 for 10 sessions. Reservations are required. For information, call 544-5498

Used cell phones accepted as donations

The National Alliance on Mental Illness/NAMI Hernando is conducting a Used Cell Phone Drive Through Feb. 28.

Donations of used, inactive cell phones and their batteries (accessories and chargers are not needed) can be dropped off at the Beautiful Mind Center at 10554 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, between 2 and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Also, Daniel Richard, owner-broker of Exit Success Realty, is assisting with the drive. Donations can be dropped off at any Exit Success office in Hernando County (13215 Spring Hill Drive; 3436 Shoal Line Blvd.; 13084 Cortez Blvd.; 9157 Commercial Way; and 18108 Powell Road). All offices are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays; offices are open from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, with the Spring Hill Drive office open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

NAMI Hernando is a nonprofit self-help, educational, support and advocacy volunteer organization for people with mental illness and their families and friends. For information, call Ginny at 686-2687 or Donna at 544-5777.


St. Jude's benefit on tap with dance

A benefit for St. Jude Children's Hospital will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 17 at Serena's Dance Palace, 17049 Spring Hill Drive.

There will be carnival games, dance lessons, dance games, a dance performance, face painting and food and drinks.

Tickets are one for 50 cents or 12 for $5. All proceeds will be given to St. Jude's. For information, call 796-1991.


Show at Elks lodge to flash back to '50s

The Goodtimes Oldies Revue Rockin' '50s Show will be presented from 2 to 4 p.m. March 4 at Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582, 14494 Cortez Blvd.

The show will star Tommy Russo, John Timpanelli and the Tin Pan Alley Players.

Doors will open at 12:30 p.m., with open seating. A cash bar will be available.

Tickets purchased before Sunday are $13 for Elks members and $15 for nonmembers; tickets after that are $15 for all and can be purchased at the door. Reservations are available for a limited number of ringside tables of six.

For tickets or information, call Rose at 684-9154 or 686-8831.


LaSertoma Club plans luncheon with fashion

The LaSertoma Club of Hernando County will host its annual Fashion, Food and Fun Luncheon fashion show Feb. 24 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Fashions will be presented by Vickie's Consignments of Spring Hill. Lunch will include chicken cordon bleu, potatoes, green beans, fruit salad, dessert and beverage. Door prizes will be awarded.

Tickets are $12. Call Joan at 688-1915 or Nancy at 683-9812.


Senior citizens to host country dance Feb. 17

Hernando County Council No. 1 Senior Citizens will host a country dance at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at the facility, 8187 Fort Dade Ave.

Admission is $5. All ages are invited.

Attendees can bring snacks and nonalcoholic drinks. For information, call Cindy at 683-8295.


Tennis foundation plans junior tourney

The Nature Coast Tennis Foundation will host its second annual Junior Invitational Tennis Tournament from Feb. 17-18 at the tennis courts at Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd.

The entry fee is $25. For information or registration forms, call 666-0658, e-mail or visit (use the "Tournaments" link).


Nature Coast Tech has adult classes available

The Adult and Community Education Department at Nature Coast Technical High School has openings in adult education classes, including basic drawing, home improvement and repairs, pine needle baskets, pottery, quilting, sewing, watercolor painting, woodworking, graphic design using Corel Draw, digital photography using Photoshop Elements, Office Suite of Products, dance exercise, Pilates, yoga, cake decorating, Asian cooking, grant writing, sign language and conversational Spanish.

The school is at 4057 California St. For information or to register for a class, call 797-7091.

[Last modified February 7, 2007, 22:01:58]

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