ARC Nature Coast needs a hand for dance

Published April 16, 2007



The Arc Nature Coast needs sponsors and donations of door prizes for its Spring Fling Dance, which will be from 7 to 10 p.m. May 11 at West Hernando Middle School, 14325 Ken Austin Parkway.

The event will include door prizes, food and beverages, and music with a DJ. Admission will be $2.

The Arc Nature Coast is a nonprofit organization that provides support and services for developmentally disabled Hernando County residents and their families. For information, call Lena at 232-5727, or Nancy Stubbs at 544-2322, ext. 109.


Women's Club hosts annual card party

The Hernando Beach Women's Club will host its annual luncheon and card party from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd.

Tickets are $10. There will be prizes and a raffle. You're welcome to bring board games.

For information or tickets, call Terry at 596-5139.


Temple features Night at the Races

Temple Beth David will host a Night at the Races on April 28 at the temple, 13158 Antelope St. Doors open at 6 p.m. and post time is at 7:30 p.m.

The cost is $5 and includes coffee and dessert. Food will be available for purchase. There will be door prizes and raffles.

For information, call Diane at 666-2815.


Dinner follows Yacht Club fleet blessing

The Hernando Beach Yacht Club will host the 28th annual Fleet Blessing at 2 p.m. Saturday at the club, 4163 Shoal Line Blvd. Doors will open at 1 p.m.

Dockmaster Paul Levine will be the master of ceremony. All sea craft lined up at the club will be blessed by Deacon Ed Smith of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. A wreath will be laid on the water in memory of all departed mariners and to pay homage to those who are serving or who have served in the U.S. military.

Following the ceremony, there will be a reception and dinner. The dinner entree will be chicken cordon bleu. The cost is $10 for members and $11 for nonmembers.

Reservations are required. Call Fleet Capt. Bob Weinand at 596-3805 or Vice Commodore Karen Gemmel at 592-0037.


Hospice offers bereavement group

Hernando-Pasco Hospice will offer its next Transitions group from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through June 5, at the team office at 12260 Cortez Blvd.

Transitions is a free eight-week bereavement group for adults and is led by a hospice bereavement counselor.

Preregistration is requested.

Call toll-free at 1-800-486-8784.


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. Saturday 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.


Celebration of Poetry seeks poets, listeners

Pasco-Hernando Community College will host its fifth annual Celebration of Poetry from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in Room A-139 at the North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd.

Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited to listen and participate in the free open-mike poetry reading. Refreshments and a door prize will be provided by the PHCC North Campus Student Government Association.

Those wishing to read one or two of their works during the program are advised to sign up in advance. To sign up, call Richard Dowling at 797-5132 or Kay Cramer at 797-5109.

If time permits, attendees who have not signed up in advance may also have an opportunity to read their own works or works by their favorite poet.


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. Saturday 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.


Preparing for start of hurricane season

A free hurricane expo will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 28 at Seacoast Construction, 9067 County Line Road.

There will be information on how to protect one's home and family; vendors; a moon walk for kids and free hot dogs and sodas.

For information, call Terry Crawley at 684-5182.


Getting married soon? Stop by expo first

A free Wedding Expo will be from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Best Western, 6172 Commercial Way.

The event is hosted by Saved By the Wedding Belles. Visitors will be able to meet wedding professionals, including photographers, florists, bakers, limousine service and others and learn about favors, centerpieces, invitations and more.

There will be prize drawings. For information, call 684-0256 or 684-9451.


Game pits students against Sheriff's Office

Fox Chapel Middle School students will challenge the Hernando County Sheriff's Office in a basketball game from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the school, 9412 Fox Chapel Lane.

Admission will be $3. All proceeds will go to Enterprise High School in Alabama, which recently suffered damage, injuries and fatalities in a tornado.

For information, call Fox Chapel at 797-7025 and ask for guidance counselor Elena Clemente at ext. 217 or school resource officer Deputy Wendy Tolbert at ext. 215.


Vendors needed for Main Street market

The Brooksville Business Alliance will host the next Market on Main Street from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on Main Street, between Broad and Liberty streets, as well as in the city parking lot next to 31 S Main St.

Vendor spaces are available. The cost is $15. For information, call 797-9330 or visit the Web site at www.brooksvillebusiness.com.