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Rotary to hold open house at restaurant

By TIMES WIRES
Published March 1, 2007


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SPRING HILL

The Rotary Club of Spring Hill Central will host an open house from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 29 at Johnny Carino's Italian Restaurant, 12070 Cortez Blvd.

There will be a social hour followed by a brief program and introduction of new members.

Space is limited and early reservations are advised. Those interested in attending, or those interested in joining the Rotary Club of Spring Hill Central, can call Maureen at 650-9006 or Marlene at 650-4521.

The club meets at noon Thursdays at the Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd.

'Violets on Parade' and sale set for March 10-11

The Fantasy African Violet Club will host its 15th annual judged show, "Violets on Parade," and sale March 10-11 at the Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd., behind Oak Hill Hospital.

Show hours will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 10 and noon to 3 p.m. March 11. For information, call Thad Skaggs at 398-1679.

Hospital reception to welcome newcomers

Oak Hill Hospital will host a reception to introduce newcomers to the community at 10 a.m. March 15 in the Hernando Medical Office Building, Room 403, which is adjacent to the hospital at 11375 Cortez Blvd.

Attendees will be given information about medical services, restaurants, entertainment, government services, schools, sports, parks and recreation, government voting, vehicle registrations, and shopping. Refreshments will be served.

There is no cost to attend. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Call 597-6333 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily.

COUNTYWIDE

Parking fee $2 at Pine Island park

Hernando County Parks Department is now charging its annual peak season parking fee at Alfred McKethan Park (Pine Island), 10800 Pine Island Drive, west of Weeki Wachee.

The parking fee is $2 per vehicle, which will remain in effect through Nov. 14.

Rogers Park, 7244 Shoal Line Blvd., in Weeki Wachee will begin charging the parking fee in late March or early April, and continue through September.

Annual parking passes that can be used at both parks are available for $40, including tax, at the Hernando County Tax Collector's westside office at 7489 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill and at the Parks Department in Room 260 at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

For information, call the Parks Department at 754-4027.

Volunteers needed for Arc competitions

The Arc Nature Coast POSSE equestrian program students will participate in a prequalifying show April 6-7 and the Special Olympics competitions May 18-19 at the state fairgrounds in Tampa.

Volunteers are needed to help with these events. Those interested can call Theresa Smith at 544-2322, ext. 122.

Arc Nature Coast is a nonprofit organization that provides supports and services to developmentally disabled Hernando County residents and their families.

[Last modified February 28, 2007, 23:55:47]


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