Published May 28, 2007


VFW Post 8713 and Ladies Auxiliary Memorial Day service: 11 a.m., 1686 E Jefferson St., Brooksville. 796-4449.

Florida National Cemetery Memorial Day ceremony: 10 a.m., 6502 SW 102nd Ave. Exit 309 off Interstate 75, Bushnell. The speaker will be Rear Adm. Leroy Collins Jr., executive director of the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs. Also included will be the Avenue of Flags, the South Sumter High School Band and singers Linda Burnette, Sheriff Bill Farmer and Laura Riley. Buglers Garfield Jones and Gayle Williams will perform taps, the Florida National Guard will provide a gun salute and Ye Mystic Aircrew will conduct a fly-over. (352) 793-7740.


"Some Annuals Like It Hot" free seminar: 10 a.m., Forest Oaks Government Center, 7479 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. The class will be provided by urban horticulture agent Jim Moll of the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service. People attending will learn what annuals thrive in intense heat, as well as how to properly care for them. No registration required, but seating will be limited. 754-4433.


Brooksville City Hall Art Gallery: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Exhibit participants include the Hernando Quilters, John Brown Woodcarvers Fellowship, Suncoast Ship Model Society, Spring Hill Camera Club and Just Poets, as well as paintings by E.M. Belknap Jr., Harv Berman, Norman R. Freyer, Gail D. Rose and Clarence Williamson. There is also an exhibit of African art, courtesy of Elaine Carnette of Brooksville, along with semi-precious jewelry designed and crafted by Lynda Spencer Ryan. A reception is planned for June 27, when the public will have a chance to meet the artists. 544-5407.

Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: Lounge open noon to 10 p.m., 14494 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. The special is baked stuffed clams. 596-2582.

Fraternal Order of Eagles, Hallcrest Aerie 4497: 3 to 9 p.m., 1391 Kass Circle, Spring Hill. Snacks are available. Bingo, 7 to 9 p.m. 684-3860.

Hernando Bridge Association: Duplicate bridge games, 12:45 p.m., Brooksville Enrichment Center, 670 Broad St., Brooksville. 544-5900. All bridge players are welcome. For information, call Mary Ann Dufresne, 592-4882; Carol Hargrave, 799-1234, or visit: http://hba.home.gate.net.

Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County: Arts and crafts, noon to 3 p.m., 7925 Rhanbuoy Road, Spring Hill. 596-1095.

Service Officers Available at DAV 67: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Disabled American Veterans 67, 16314 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Service officers Deron Mikal and Larry Cohen are available to assist veterans and their families process claims for compensation and benefits. The DAV is at the corner of California Street. 796-1679.

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