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Sample Chinese food at VFW Post 9236

By TIMES WIRES
Published February 21, 2007


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HERNANDO BEACH

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236 will host a "Taste of China" event, starting at 3 p.m. Saturday at the post, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd.

A Chinese buffet will be available for $5 per person. For information, call 596-9236.

SPRING HILL

Check out new Amvets Post 24

Amvets Post 24 invites the public to come to the post, 247 Hallcrest Ave., from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday.

There will be music for dancing provided by Sue and Bob Plumpton, the "Short Notice" duo.

The canteen is open from 4 to 9 p.m. weekdays, noon to 9 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 9 p.m. Sundays.

The newly formed American Veterans post is also recruiting members. For membership applications or information, call Bob at 232-1637 or Hutch at 428-7666.

COUNTYWIDE

Emergency recovery group needs helpers

The Hernando Emergency Recovery Council has two committee chair positions available: one for the Volunteers Committee and another for the Technology and Communications Committee.

These are volunteer positions. Those applying should have a background in the position they are applying for.

HERC also needs volunteers to serve on all committees. The additional committees include Animal Support, Housing and Repair, Business, Health Care, Transportation and Human Services.

HERC was established in 2006 to provide long-term support to the community in terms of resources and/or financial assistance after a catastrophic event. For information, call 597-7762.

SPRING HILL

Computer club gets look at magazines

The Spring Hill Teaching Computer Club will host a speaker from Smart Computing magazine at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club, 3357 Susan Drive.

Sandhills Publishing marketing representative Jen Clausen will discuss the magazine, which is for computer users of all skill levels. She will also introduce Smart Computing's sister publications, PC Today, Computer Power User and PC Novice Reference Series.

Those attending will each receive a packet of Smart Computing goodies and be eligible to win other Smart Computing merchandise.

There is no cost to attend. For information, call 686-7146 or visit www.shtcc.net.

WILDWOOD

Family Forum focus is disabled people

Area 13 Family Care Council will host the Family Forum 2007 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 3 at the Wildwood Community Center, 6500 County Road 139.

Individuals with developmental disabilities, as well as family members, guardians and friends, are invited.

Representatives from the Agency for Persons with Disabilities will give an update on the agency. Also, service and support providers will have exhibits. Planned topics of discussion will include transition, Medicaid, vocational rehabilitation and Social Security.

There will be a scrapbooking activity and refreshments will be served.

For information, call Nancy Stubbs at 544-2322, ext. 109, or Betty Clements at 352 753-1163; or e-mail cbettykay@aol.com.

BROOKSVILLE

PHCC offers courses for child care workers

Pasco-Hernando Community College will offer a Childhood Development Associate Renewal course from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, March 15 through May 3, at the North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd.

This 45-hour course is required for child care workers. The course reaffirms competencies and renews CDA and CDAE credentials for early care and early childhood education workers and is current through 2012.

Topics include rules, regulations and legislation that relates to the early child care profession. Students will write observations, lesson plans and individual activities, as well as review school readiness standards.

To register online, visit www.phcc.edu (click on Admissions). For information, call the PHCC Continuing Education Department at (727) 816-3257.

BROOKSVILLE

Yard sale benefits Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society's Brooksville Relay for Life teams will have a yard sale starting at 7 a.m. March 3 at the Killingsworth Plaza, which is on Truck Bypass 50 at Candlelight Boulevard.

All money raised will go to the American Cancer Society.

The Brooksville Relay will be May 4-5 at Hernando High School. Teams and individuals can still sign up. For information, call chairwoman Janie Wiley at 544-7098.

BROOKSVILLE

WWII event features military vehicle show

The Hernando Sportsman's Club and Nature Coast Military Museum will present a World War II event Saturday and Sunday at the Hernando Sportsman's Club grounds in the Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area off U.S. 19, about 9.5 miles north of Weeki Wachee.

The event will begin with breakfast at 8 a.m. both days. There will be a military vehicle show with trophies awarded, as well as a military swap meet on both days. A machine gun shoot will be at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Lunch will be available for purchase both days.

Admission is $2 per day for adults; children 12 and younger will be admitted free but must be accompanied by an adult.

For information, call 597-9931 or visit www.hernandosports mansclub.com.

PASCO COUNTY

'Let Us Entertain You' Friday and Sunday

The Silver Follies Revue will present "Let Us Entertain You" at two locations:

-7 p.m. Friday at Heritage Pines, 11542 Scenic Hill Blvd., off County Line Road, on the Spring Hill/Hudson border. Call (727) 861-7784.

-2 and 7 p.m. Sunday at Heritage Springs, 11345 Robert Trent Jones Parkway, Trinity. Call (727) 372-5411.

Tickets are $7.50. Heritage Pines will have a buffet dinner before the show at an extra cost. Reservations are suggested. Tickets will be sold at the door. Call one of the locations to reserve tickets.

SPRING HILL

Garage sale fundraiser slated for Feb. 28

Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Epsilon Epsilon Chapter, will have a garage sale fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Summit Imaging parking lot on Cortez Boulevard at High Point Drive.

Proceeds will go to various local nonprofit groups the chapter supports, such as Pet Luv, SPCA of Hernando County and the Hernando County Education fund. For information, call T.L. Diaz at 797-0209.

BROOKSVILLE

Golfers, sponsors needed for tourney

Golfers and sponsors are needed for the Jim Monk Eighth Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament, which will be April 14 at Rivard Golf and Country Club, 18001 Rivard Blvd., off Broad Street, south of Spring Hill Drive.

Hole sponsorships are $50. The cost to enter the tournament is $50 per person, which includes a buffet lunch catered by Brian's Place Restaurant and Gourmet Deli.

The tournament will have a shotgun start at 8 a.m. This is a four-person scramble with prizes awarded to the top three teams. There will also be prizes for closest to the pin on Par 3 holes and a prize for the longest drive. There will also be numerous door prizes.

The Jim Monk Scholarship is a nonprofit corporation. All donations are tax deductible. All proceeds go to scholarships for Hernando County high school seniors.

Entries are available at Rivard, Seven Hills Golfers Club, Dunes Golf Club and Sherman Hills Golf Club. Forms and payment can be dropped off at Rivard or mailed to Jim Monk, 3162 Wiltshire Ave., Spring Hill, FL 34608. For information, call Monk at 683-4091.

HERNANDO BEACH

Yacht club's annual yard sale is March 3

The Hernando Beach Yacht Club's annual yard sale will be from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 3 at the club, 4136 Shoal Line Blvd.

The sale will include antiques, clothing, furniture, jewelry and household items. For information, call Carmen at 688-0238.

BROOKSVILLE

Register for sheriff's golf tournament

Sponsorships and participant registration are being accepted for the Hernando County Sheriff's Office Youth Education Services 21st annual Scramblers Golf Tournament, which will be March 10 at Brooksville Golf and Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive (off Croom Road).

Hole sponsorships are $50. The cost to enter the tournament is $75 per player, which includes a hot buffet lunch and a video golf lesson. All proceeds will benefit YES, which is a nonprofit organization formed to develop programs for youth.

For a printable registration form for sponsorships and registration, visit www. hernandosheriff.org. For information, call 754-6830, ext. 53660.

BROOKSVILLE

Church serves up shrimp fest Sunday

Christ the Savior Church will host a shrimp fest at noon Sunday at the church, 13460 Olympic Village Lane.

The feast is a Lenten luncheon and a fundraiser. The cost is $10 per person. There will also be drawings for baskets of gourmet goodies and gift certificates.

The event is sponsored by John and Judy Saitis, and proceeds will benefit the church budget.

For information, call Bette at 597-4571 or Dora at 683-2635.

COUNTYWIDE

Nursing students, apply now for aid

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 186 is offering scholarships to Hernando County residents who are pursuing nursing as a career.

The scholarship must be used in the 2007-08 school year.

Applications are available at the post, 12091 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill (next to High Point). The deadline to submit applications is noon March 2.

For information, call Joanne Holobinka at 686-0364.

SPRING HILL

Hospital welcomes potential volunteers

Oak Hill Hospital will host an open house for those interested in becoming volunteers at the hospital from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Oak Hill Hospital Medical Office Building, Suite 403, 11375 Cortez Blvd. Refreshments will be served and there will be giveaways and prize drawings. Attendees will receive information about the various volunteer opportunities available at the hospital. For reservations, call 597-6333.

SPRING HILL

St. Frances Cabrini plans treasure sale

St. Frances Cabrini CCW will have a spring craft and treasure sale from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 2, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 3 and after Mass until 12:45 p.m. on March 4.

The church is at 5030 Mariner Blvd. There will also be a raffle, as well as a light breakfast, lunch, refreshments, homemade salad and desserts available.

For more information, call 686-1698.

SPRING HILL

Church needs items for rummage sale

Spring Hill United Church of Christ's semiannual indoor rummage sale and tailgate flea market will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 8 and from 8 a.m. to noon March 9 in the fellowship hall and church parking lot, 4244 Mariner Blvd.

Donations are appreciated, including clean clothing in good condition, books, toys, small appliances, hardware, sports equipment and other miscellaneous household items. Donations can be dropped off in the fellowship hall the week before the sale (between 9 a.m. and noon March 5-7).

For information, call Louise at 796-1189.

Space rentals are still available for the outdoor flea market. Call Paul at 686-9286.

BROOKSVILLE

BLACK HISTORY CELEBRATION IS SATURDAY

A black history celebration will begin at noon Saturday at the Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, off Darby Lane.

The speaker will be Ronnie McLean of UFL Prevention Center, who will speak on "Black Wall Street: A Moment in Time." The celebration will also include a showcase provided by Mable Sims.

There is no cost to attend. For information and reservations, call 544-5498.

[Last modified February 20, 2007, 20:18:14]


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