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Children invited to eat with the Easter Bunny

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published April 6, 2001


Children will have an opportunity to eat with the Easter Bunny and hunt for eggs at two county parks Saturday.

The meals and egg hunts will be at Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill, and at Kennedy Park, 895 Kennedy Blvd., Brooksville. The events are sponsored by the Hernando County Recreation Department.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny will be at 8 a.m. at Delta Woods Park. The cost is $2 and includes pancakes, sausage and a drink. Games and prizes follow at 9 a.m. on the basketball court. Five game tickets cost $1.

The egg hunts at Delta Woods are at: 8:30 a.m. for 2- to 4-year-olds behind the rec trailer; 8:45 a.m. for 5- to 7-year-olds at the main soccer field, and 9 a.m. for 8- to 10-year-olds at the gazebo.

At Kennedy Park, the hunt for children up to 5 years old will be at 11 a.m. at the ball field; the hunt for 6- to 10-year-olds will be at 11:15 a.m. behind the community building. Games start at 11:30 a.m. outside the community building, and a free lunch with the Easter Bunny begins at noon at the concession stand.

For information, call the Recreation Department at 754-4031.

Rotary Club plans 23rd radio auction

The Rotary Club of Brooksville will host its 23rd annual Rotary Radio Auction from 1-6 p.m. Saturday on WWJB 1450 Radio.

The station will donate the hours to broadcast the auction and Rotary members will answer telephones. Listeners are asked to call in bids for new merchandise, gift certificates and services. This is the club's largest yearly fundraiser. All proceeds help fund organizations, programs and projects the club is involved with to benefit the community. Bidders may call 754-5549.

Italian Culture Night has been postponed

Italian Culture Night set for April 20 at the Jerome Brown Center has been postponed. No new date has been set. For information, contact Emilia Raia, program/activities coordinator, at 544-5498.

Woman's club to host beautiful baby contest

The Brooksville Woman's Club will host the America's Most Beautiful Baby contest on May 18.

The staff from the national contest will be searching for contestants to appear in the national finals of America's Most Beautiful Baby. Contestants at this preliminary will have the opportunity to win savings bonds, crowns, trophies, toys, cash awards, a $1,000 college scholarship and the chance to compete at the grand national finals in Myrtle Beach, S.C. All participants will receive prizes.

To obtain an application form, call 597-8912.

Hernando Symphony to hold auditions

The Hernando Symphony Orchestra is auditioning for all instruments especially trumpet, french horn, oboe, bassoon, cello, violas and percussion. Those interested may contact Wayne Raymond at 688-0427.

PHCC reschedules free dental clinic

The dental clinic at Pasco-Hernando Community College has rescheduled its free dental clinic for needy children.

The free clinic will be from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday at PHCC's west campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Sealant treatments will be provided. Sealants help in the prevention of tooth decay. Dental hygiene students perform dental cleanings, X-rays, fluoride and sealant treatments, and deep periodontal scalings under the direct supervision of dental hygienists and a practicing staff dentist.

For information, call (727) 816-3281.

April is cleanup month in Hernando County

Keep Hernando County Beautiful announces its Great American Cleanup, formally known as the Great Florida Cleanup, to be held the entire month of April.

Residents are encouraged to participate by cleaning their own property, roadside or business front. If you plan on participating or need supplies, call 797-0505. All participants will be eligible for prizes. Before and after pictures can be submitted for possible national recognition.

County schedules first aid course . . .

The Hernando County Recreation Department will have an American Red Cross standard first aid certification course from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 26 at the Community Activity Center, 205 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville.

The cost is $10 and a certification card will be presented upon completion. For information, call 754-4031.

CPR Certification course

The Hernando County Recreation Department will hold an American Red Cross Community CPR Certification course for adult, infant and child CPR.

The four-hour class will be offered from 5:30-10 p.m. April 17 at the Community Activity Center, 205 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. The cost is $20, and registration and payment in advance are required. For information, call 754-4031.

Fine Arts Council hosts Desserts with the Arts

The Hernando County Fine Arts Council will hold Desserts with the Arts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Spring Hill Campus of Pasco-Hernando Community College, 11245 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.

Robert Marsh, who has made many research trips to Mexico, will discuss Mesoamerican art. The program and deserts are free to members, others pay $3. Reservations are required before Sunday. Contact Ann Faith, membership chairwoman, at 596-9455.

Youth basketball contests scheduled

The Brooksville Parks & Recreation Department will have a youth basketball tournament, 3 on 3, from 2:30 to 5:15 p.m. April 10 at the Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, Brooksville.

Youth 17 and younger can participate for free.

For registration call Emilia, 544-5498.

Volleyball tournament scheduled for May 20

The Publix at Barclay will hold its third annual United Way Volleyball Tournament at 10 a.m. May 20 at Weeki Wachee Springs, Cortez Boulevard and Commercial Way.

Weeki Wachee will donate $1 of each admission price to the United Way. For information, call Publix at 666-2000 or Weeki Wachee Springs at 596-2062.

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