Library to show Oscar-winning Eastwood film

Published May 14, 2007


The Hernando County Public Library System will show the movie Million Dollar Baby, at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave.

The movie is directed by and stars Clint Eastwood as a hardened trainer/manager who works with a determined woman, played by Hilary Swank, in her attempt to establish herself as a boxer.

The 2004 film is rated PG-13. It won four Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director for Eastwood, Best Actress for Swank and Best Supporting Actor for Morgan Freeman.

There is no cost to attend and light refreshments will be served. For information, call 540-6391.


Woman's club hosting races and auction

The Brooksville Woman's Club will host a Derby Day and the Races and Auction from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the clubhouse, 131 S Main St.

Tokens from the races will be used for auction bids. Refreshments will be available.

Proceeds will benefit local charities, scholarships and the club. For information, call Yvonne at 796-6026 or 848-7988, or Cherry at 799-3801.


Keep chinch bugs away from your lawn

A free class, "Chinch Bugs in St. Augustine Grass, " will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Forest Oaks Government Center, 7479 Forest Oaks Blvd.

The speaker will be Hernando County Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Program Coordinator John Korycki, who will discuss when chinch bugs attack, and how to control and prevent them using Florida-friendly prevention and control techniques.

No registration is needed, but seating will be limited. Call 754-4433 for information.


Learn the secrets of plant propagation

A free class, "Plant Propagation Made Easy, " will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 19490 Oliver St. The speaker will be Urban Horticulture Agent Jim Moll, who will demonstrate the secret of growing plants from cuttings, seeds and division. Participants should expect to go outdoors.

Call 754-4433.


Continue your education at PHCC

Pasco-Hernando Community College will offer the following continuing education classes at the Spring Hill Center, 11245 Spring Hill Drive:

-CPR, 6 to 9 p.m. June 12 and 19

-AIDS Seminar, 6 to 10 p.m. June 26

-Basic Computers, Internet and Windows, 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 26-Aug. 2.

The following classes will be offered at the PHCC North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville:

-Computer Basics, 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, June 4-13

-CPR, 6 to 9 p.m. June 13 and 20

-AIDS Seminar, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. June 25

Registrations are accepted first-come, first-served. For information, call the Spring Hill Center at 688-8798 or the north campus at 796-6726.


Genealogy expert to speak at seminar

The Citrus County Historical Society and Hernando County Historical Advisory Commission will host a seminar on Historic Preservation at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Citrus County Historic Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Square.

The speaker will be Jim Powell Jr., assistant state coordinator of the Florida Genealogy Web, a branch of the U.S. Genealogy Web. Powell is an archival specialist with the Alachua County Clerk's Office and has instituted an online transcription project there. A brief question-and-answer session will follow.

The event is free, but seating is limited and reservations are recommended. Those who have reservations will be seated first, and there will be a limited amount of standing room. For reservations, e-mail laverne@hchac.com or call 799-5889.


Bowl a few games, help build a park

The Rotary Club of Spring Hill Central will host its fifth annual Bowling Benefit at 1 p.m. Sunday at Spring Hill Lanes, 3447 Commercial Way.

Team sponsorships are $100 for a team of four bowlers. Lane sponsorships are $50. Bowlers will be able to compete for more than $2, 000 in prizes.

Funds raised will help finish Rotary Centennial Park, which will include the county's first dog park. For information, call Jennifer Kelly at 684-0313.


Join in planting Florida-friendly plants

The "Renaissance in the Gardens, " a planting of Florida-friendly plants at the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The gardens are at 1489 Parker Ave.

There will be a continental breakfast, followed by programs, displays and information on Florida-friendly planting. Afterward, volunteers will be needed to help with the planting at the botanical gardens.

"Renaissance in the Gardens" is an ongoing project to renew the grounds, remove invasive plants and replant favorable plants. For information, call 683-9933 or visit www.naturecoastbotanic algardens.com.


Seniors, learn driver safety with AARP

AARP will conduct its Driver Safety classes at the following locations in June:

-From 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. June 6 and 13, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill (behind Oak Hill Hospital). Call 684-9302.

-From noon to 4 p.m. June 8 and 11, Brooksville Enrichment Center, 670 Broad St., Brooksville. Call 799-3658.

-From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 8 and 15, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. Call 686-7179.

-From noon to 4 p.m. June 19 and 21, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. Call 232-5609.

-From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 20 and 27, Spring Hill Enrichment Center. Call 683-8594.

The eight-hour course, given in two four-hour sections, is open to anyone 50 and older. The cost is $10. Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate of completion to submit to their insurance company for a possible rate reduction.

Class sizes are limited. Call the instructors at the numbers listed above.