Holocaust survivor to speak at temple

Published April 13, 2007


Holocaust survivor to speak at temple

Abraham Gold, a holocaust survivor of several concentration camps, will speak at 2 p.m. Sunday at Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St.

Following a brief service to commemorate Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, Gold will tell his story of surviving the Nazi regime and his and his family's suffering at the hands of the Romanian Iron Guard, the Hungarian gendarme and the Arrow Cross Party. He will take questions at the end of his talk, which will be followed by refreshments.

Everyone is invited to attend. Call the temple office at 686-7034.


Powell Middle has sixth-grade orientation

Powell Middle School will host a parents' night from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the school gymnasium, 4100 Barclay Ave.

This will be an orientation for students who will enter Powell next year as sixth-graders and their parents. Entertainment will be provided by some of the school's performing arts groups and school personnel will provide information on academic programs and extracurricular activities.

For information, call 797-7095, ext. 219.


Home tours slated Saturday, Sunday

Various real estate agencies have teamed up to host an open house in the Citrus Springs community this weekend that will include tours of 31 homes.

Homes will be available to view from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Those wishing to participate in the tour can stop at any of the tour homes scattered throughout the community and pick up a map that will guide visitors and potential home buyers to homes on the tour.

Two homes that can serve as a starting point are 7093 Elkam Blvd. and 10016 N Ocean Blvd. Visitors also can just drive down Citrus Springs Boulevard, where there are several participating homes.

Participating real estate offices include Foxfire Realty, Cridland and Cridland, ERA Suncoast, MLS Realty, Keller Williams Realty, ERA American and Sherri Parker Realty.

For information, call Debbie Barnes at 428-0804.


Knights of Columbus plan dinner at church

Knights of Columbus, St. Theresa Council 11877, will host a dinner from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 21 in the parish hall at St. Theresa's Catholic Church, 1107 Commercial Way.

The dinner will include baked chicken with potatoes, vegetables, soup or salad, dessert and tea or coffee. The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children younger than 12. Takeout orders are available.

For information, call (727) 868-2289.


Library hosts book discussion group

The Hernando County Public Library will host its monthly Spring Hill book discussion group at 10 a.m. April 24 at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive.

The book to be discussed is The Sparrow, by Mary Doria Russell. It is a story that shifts between two 21st century time periods, telling what happens when a man tries to do the right thing for the right reasons and ends up causing incalculable harm. The novel was chosen as one of the top 10 books of 1996 by Entertainment Weekly, was the winner of the Arthur C. Clark Award and the British Science Fiction Association's Best Novel Award and was a finalist for the Book of the Month Club's First Fiction Prize.

Copies of the book are available at the library. For information, call 754-4866.


Blood donors can win speedway pass

LifeSouth Community Blood Center will host the "Life in the Fast Vein" blood drive from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the center, 12395 Cortez Blvd.

All blood donors will receive a special T-shirt, a complimentary cholesterol screening and will be entered into a drawing to win five passes to the Citrus County Speedway (good for free admission on any regular Saturday night race). Hot dogs will be served.

Donors must be at least 17, weigh at least 110 pounds and show a valid photo ID. For information, call 596-2002.


Benefit concert is all about harmonizing

The Hernando Harmonizers will present a benefit concert at 2 p.m. April 21 at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way.

The concert will feature the Harmonizers men's barbershop chorus, the Sunset male quartet and the Sassafrass women's quartet from Sweet Adelines. Selections will include traditional, gospel, show tunes and patriotic songs.

After the concert there will be a sweet table buffet.

Tickets are $10, with all proceeds going to Nativity Church. For information, call Art Ellingsen at 688-1182.


Church will have yard sale, bake sale

Mariner United Methodist Church will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and Saturday at the church, 7079 Mariner Blvd.

There will also be a bake sale and lunch, and refreshments will be available. For information, call 596-0080 or 596-2762.