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Tae Kwon Do club plans for car wash
By TIMES WIRES
Published May 10, 2007
Martial arts students from Dragon's Dojo will have a car wash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the dojo, 4580 Commercial Way (St. Lucy's Plaza).
The students participated in the 2007 AAU State Tae Kwon Do Championships. All 16 athletes who competed qualified for the national competition, which will be July 2-7 in Fort Lauderdale.
Funds raised from the car wash will help defray the cost to go to the national event.
For information, call the Dojo at 597-5608.
Elks club luncheon to honor WWII veterans
The Veterans Committee at Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582 is planning a luncheon at noon May 22 at the lodge, 14494 Cortez Blvd. The luncheon is to honor Battle of the Bulge and World War II veterans. All veterans of this era are invited to the event, but must call to RSVP by Tuesday.
Those interested can call Gail at 799-4464, Betty at 799-0099 or Beth at (727) 267-8245.
You can donate blood Saturday or Monday
The following blood drives with LifeSouth Community Blood Center have been scheduled:
- 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, American Legion Post 99, 208 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. Donors will be treated to a complimentary breakfast at the American Legion.
- Hernando County Association of Realtors Blood Donor Day, Monday at three locations: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wal-Mart Supercenter, 1485 Commercial Way, Spring Hill; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wal-Mart Supercenter, 7305 Broad St., Brooksville; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the LifeSouth center, 12395 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill.
All those who attend and donate blood will receive a recognition gift item and a free cholesterol screening. To donate blood, you must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and show a valid photo ID.
For information, call LifeSouth at 596-2002.
ME search committee to meet Tuesday
The Fifth Judicial Circuit's Medical Examiner's Search Committee will conduct an organizational meeting at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the conference room at Wildwood City Hall, 100 N Main St. For information, call (352) 620-3800. For directions to City Hall, call (352) 330-1330.
Developmental disability is topic
The Area 13 Family Care Council will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at the Department of Children and Families office, 1601 W Gulf Atlantic Highway (SR 44). Those interested in issues regarding developmental disabilities are encouraged to attend. For information, call Nancy Stubbs at 544-2322, ext. 109.
Alzheimer's support group needs leaders
The Alzheimer's Family Organization will conduct a Support Group Leader Orientation from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 18 at Spring Oaks LLC, 7251 Grove Road.
The purpose of the meeting is to instruct individuals in the running and proper functioning of a support group. Upon completion of the program, support group leaders will be eligible to affiliate their support groups with the Alzheimer's Family Organization.
The training is free and open to the public; however, registration is required. Call AFO at (727) 848-8888 or toll-free at 1-888-496-8004.
Couples can learn to manage their money
Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service will offer a two-evening series on Money Management for Couples from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 15 and 22 at the Extension office, 19490 Oliver St. Another program will be offered June 5 and 12.
This is a free program for couples ages 18-35. It will help couples understand each other's set of values and personal attitudes about money and provide insight on how couples can improve their financial health.
Registration is required. Call Scott Taylor at 754-4433.
Ride of Silence to honor bicyclists
Local bicyclists are invited to participate in the national Ride of Silence on May 16.
Riders are to meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Suncoast Trail on Cortez Boulevard, just west of the Suncoast Parkway. The ride will start at 7 p.m. and travel about 10 miles to the Hernando County Government Center at 20 N Main St. The Hernando County Sheriff's Department will provide an escort.
The first Ride of Silence was organized in 2003 in Dallas, after cyclist Larry Schwartz was killed when he was hit by the mirror of a passing bus.
This is a free ride aimed to raise the awareness of motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to public roadways. It is also a chance to show respect for cyclists who have been killed or injured on roadways. There are no brochures, no sponsors, no registration fees and no T-shirts.
For information on the local ride, call Steve Diez, at 754-4057.
Teens can get school physicals May 19
High School Physical Day will be May 19 at the Center for Bone and Joint Disease, 11307 Cortez Blvd., in the Oak Hill Hospital complex.
Local high school and middle school athletes are invited to receive their physicals during this time. There is a $20 fee, with funds raised to be donated back to the Hernando Athletic Program.
Athletes are asked to attend during the time slotted for their schools. Middle school athletes should go during the time for the high school they will be attending:
- 8 a.m., Nature Coast Technical High School
- 9 a.m., Springstead High School
- 10 a.m., Hernando High School
- 11 a.m., Central High School
For information, call 596-0900.
Black Educator's Caucus banquet
The Black Educator's Caucus will host its annual Marie A. Lawson Scholarship Banquet and Award Ceremony from 6 to 9 p.m. June 8 at the Best Western Hotel, 30307 Cortez Blvd., east of Brooksville.
The key speaker will be Dr. Keylo King of Brooksville. Catering will be provided by Papa Joe's Italian Restaurant.
Tickets are $30 each or $50 for two. Sponsors are also needed for this event.
For tickets or sponsorship information, call Christine Yant at 683-2766 or 797-7010, ext. 424.
Swimming lessons, water aerobics
The Hernando County Recreation Department will offer the following at the Heather Golf and Country Club pool, 7406 St. Andrews Blvd.:
- Water Aerobics/Water Exercise. Two sessions will be offered: June 5 to 28 and July 10 to Aug. 2. Lessons will be from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $20 per session.
- Swimming Lessons (Levels I, II and III), for ages 3 and older. Two sessions will be offered: June 5 to 28 and July 10 to Aug. 2. Lessons will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Level 2 and 3 lessons will be from 9:30 to 10:10 a.m.; Level 2 lessons only from 10:20 to 11 a.m.; and Level 1 lessons from 11:10 to 11:50 a.m. The cost is $48 for eight swim lessons. Class sizes are limited to eight participants each.