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Hernando briefs

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published November 9, 2000

Learn the basics of landscape design

BROOKSVILLE -- Florida Yards and Neighborhoods will provide "Creating Your Florida Yard" from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Hernando County Cooperative Extension office, 19490 Oliver St.

This is a program on basic landscape design for an environmentally friendly yard. Participants will learn how to conduct a yard assessment and create a landscape plan, as well as learn the basics of plant placement, site modification, plant selection, irrigation design, purchasing plants and establishing plants into the landscape.

Those interested in participating in this free program must call to pre-register; seating is limited and will be addressed on a first-come, first-served basis. The Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Program is funded by a grant from Hernando County, the Southwest Florida Water Management District and Florida Cooperative Extension.

For information or to register, call 754-4433.

ABATE chapter sets Turkey Run

The event will feature bikers playing seven-card stud at various locations throughout the day. The cost to enter is $10 per person, with 50 percent of entry fees paid benefitting the Dawn Crisis Center

For further information, call Tom at 684-4843 or the Dawn Center at 796-9747.

High school band plans car wash

SPRING HILL -- The Central High School band will have a fundraising car wash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Wal-Mart Super Center on Cortez Boulevard, just east of Mariner Boulevard.

For information, call Ann May, 596-5377.

It's time for Holiday Cards

Local non-profit groups and churches may place holiday messages on the lawn through the end of 2000. Each group must supply its own light, extension cord and install its own "card" based upon a plan approved by the Community Services Department

For information, call Jim Gordon, 754-5564.

Fair housing program offered

The project consists of a 20- to 40-minute community legal education presentation, in which lawyers and/or paralegals conduct seminars and answer questions. Those interested in having a seminar for an organization-sponsored gathering may contact the Withlacoochee Area Legal Services' Hernando office at 796-7238. In Sumter County, call (352) 568-0257. The organization is a non-profit corporation that provides free legal assistance to low-income residents of Hernando, Citrus, Sumter and Marion counties

Swiftmud offers grants for education programs

BROOKSVILLE -- The Southwest Florida Water Management District is seeking groups or individuals interested in providing education program and activities that will help others learn more about protecting the water resources in their neighborhoods.

The district will provide community education grants up to $5,000 to support a project that involves and educates participants on issues such as water quality, water supply, natural systems and flood protection, and involves public participation and provides learning experiences that will provide cost-effective ways to protect water resources.

Those interested in learning more about this program are invited to a workshop from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Hernando County Extension Service office, 19490 Oliver St. Reservations are needed.

For details or reservations, call 796-7211, ext. 5967.

Free seminar to inform public about bacteria

SPRING HILL -- A seminar on "H. Pylori Bacteria and Ulcers" will be presented at 3 p.m. Nov. 15 in the Hernando Medical Park Conference Center, 12802 Cortez Blvd.

H. Pylori are specific bacteria that can cause infection in the stomach and is directly related to the development of stomach and duodenal ulcers. The free seminar is sponsored by the Hernando Endoscopy and Surgery Center, and will be presented by Dr. Gary McCarragher, a gastroenterologist.

Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited and reservations are required.

For reservations and information, call 596-4999.

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