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Hernando briefs

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published October 26, 2000


VFW post plans holiday dinner and dance

SHADY HILLS -- Veterans of Foreign Wars District 21 will celebrate the 25th annual Veterans Day dinner and dance Nov. 4 in the David G. Snyder Memorial VFW Post 8681 off County Line Road, a little more than 1 mile east of Mariner Boulevard. Tickets are $12.50 each. Cocktail hour will be at 5 p.m., a prime rib dinner served at 6 p.m., and musical entertainment will begin at 8 p.m. For tickets and information, call John Fogarty at 799-7583 or the post at (727) 856-1860.

Free parenting workshop offered

BROOKSVILLE -- An active parenting workshop, "Families in Action," will be provided from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 15 in the Jerome Brown Community Center at the Tom Varn Park Complex, off Darby Lane. The free workshop is for parents, grandparents, guardians and child care providers. Topics will include how to teach children responsibility, self-esteem, non-violent discipline, sibling rivalry and ADD/ADHD (attention deficit disorders). The workshop is provided by the City of Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department. For information, call John Moore, 544-6471 or 754-5068.

Paving projects begin today

SPRING HILL -- Paving will begin today on the following residential roads: Antelope Street, from Marble Avenue to Whitewood Avenue; Bamboo Street, from Corydon Avenue to Linden Drive; Glenridge Drive, from Fillmore Street to Spring Hill Drive; Kearney Street, from Corydon Street to Marble Avenue; Marble Avenue, from Feather Street to Spring Hill Drive; Matthew Avenue, from Maximilian Avenue to Hazelcrest Street; Almeda Drive, from Spring Hill Drive to Cooper Road; Barrow Street, from Glenridge Drive to Antelope Street; Comstock Street, from Alameda Drive to Glenridge Drive; Glen Haven Street, from Coronado Drive to Corydon Avenue; Hazelcrest Street, from Feather Street to Maximilian Avenue; and Monica Avenue, from Feather Street to Kearney Street.

The contractor for this project is Grubbs Construction Co. Paving operations should last approximately three weeks. Residents should expect one-way traffic and brief delays in work areas. Access to residences will be maintained. For further information call Andy Palmer, inspections supervisor with the Hernando County Engineering Division, at 754-4062, ext. 163.

PHCC offering non-credit classes

SPRING HILL -- Pasco-Hernando Community college will offer the following non-credit, continuing education classes at the Spring Hill Center, 11245 Spring Hill Drive:

  • Computer Basics II, 9 a.m. to noon Mondays and Wednesdays, Nov. 6-29.
  • AIDS update, 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 7.
  • AIDS seminar, 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 14.
  • Windows 98, 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 21-Dec. 5.
  • CPR, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 21 and 28.

For class costs and registration information, call 688-8798.

Big Brothers Big Sisters having birthday party

SPRING HILL -- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hernando County will celebrate its fifth birthday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Hernando County Family YMCA on Mariner Boulevard. The agency will also celebrate its new office location in the Raymond James office building, 2408 Commercial Way, as well as the return of the agency's first district director, Pat Cameron. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hernando County specializes in matching adult volunteers with children from single-parent families. Volunteers serve as mentors, helping little brothers and sisters become responsible, contributing community members. The focus of the program is prevention, intervening in the life of a child before negative influences take hold. For information about the birthday bash or the program, call Pat Cameron at 684-7904.

Spaces open for crafts, quilts

BROOKSVILLE -- Spaces are available for craft vendors and quilt exhibitors interested in participating in the 19th annual Fall Country Craft Fair and Quilt Exhibit, which will be Nov. 25 and 26 at Hernando Park, 205 E Fort Dade Ave. For information, call the Hernando County Recreation Department at 754-4031.

Holiday bazaar and plant sale coming up

The High Point annual holiday bazaar and plant sale will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 4 in the Community Center, 12249 Clubhouse Road. There will be a plant sale, white elephant and miscellaneous items. Coffee and cookies will be served. High Point is off Cortez Boulevard west of Mariner Boulevard. For information, call 596-0198.

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