Lecture series has a focus on America
Academia Hernando's fall lecture series, "Affirming America," will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays, Sept. 22-Nov. 24 at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way.
The series includes:
• America's Gems: Our Great National Parks, Sept. 22
• Our Great Bill of Rights, Sept. 29
• Our Great Opera Singers, Oct. 6
• Our Strange Geography (An Aid to Democracy), Oct. 13
• Our Innovative Movie Directors, Oct. 20
• Museum visit, Oct. 27 (for subscribers only)
• Our Great Philosophers, Nov. 3
• Our Great Painters, Nov. 10
• Our Great Writers, Nov. 17
• Concert, Nov. 24 (for subscribers only)
The cost is $50 for the series, which includes the Oct. 27 museum trip and Nov. 24 concert. The cost to attend individual lectures is $7 per person.
Checks can be mailed to Academia Hernando at 11044 Millerdale Road, Weeki Wachee, FL 34613. For information, call (352) 796-7016 or (352) 592-1026.
Buzzing about bees? Become a keeper
A beginning beekeeper short course will be offered at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 19490 Oliver St.
Participants will learn how to get started as a beekeeper. Topics include honey production, diseases and pests, Africanized bees and colony collapse.
The class will be presented by Dr. James Ellis Jr., a professor with the Entomology Nematology Department at the University of Florida.
There is no cost to participate. However, seating is limited and registration is required. Call the extension office at (352) 754-4433.
Open call for kids at basic acting workshop
Hernando County Recreation will offer a basic acting workshop for children ages 9 to 15. The workshop will be 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, starting Sept. 6, in the Recreation building at Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd.
Instructors are Vince Vanni, Roberta Moger and Abby Dix. The cost is $35 for the four-week session (family discounts are available).
Participants who complete the program will be eligible for the regular acting program.
For information or to register, call the Recreation Department at (352) 754-4031.
Sunday games are back at bingo hall
Sunday Bingo will resume Sept. 7 at the Hernando Council Senior Citizens No. 1, 8187 Fort Dade Ave. Warm up game will start at 5:45 p.m., followed by regular games.
The minimum game payout will be $15, with a total of 31 games played each Sunday. There is also a 50/50 game in lieu of the former "winner take all" game. Also, the Hot Ball has a carry-over of $45 from last season.
The bingo hall is now a nonsmoking facility. However, for smokers, there will be people available to play one's cards in order to take smoke breaks. Outdoor seating will be provided.
A hot meal will be available.
New members and visitors are welcome. For information, call (352) 573-7696.
Christian women will meet for luncheon
The Brooksville/Spring Hill Christian Women's Connection will host a luncheon for area women from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane.
The special feature will be Nana's Quilts from Brooksville. The inspirational speaker is Ruth Warnick of Lakeland; her theme will be "Cardiac Nurse Relates to Broken Hearts."
The cost is $13.50 inclusive. A free nursery is available with advance requests. Reservations are required by Sept. 5. Call Juanita at (352) 797-0810 or Barbara at (352) 796-5216.
Spring Mermaids looking for members
The Spring Mermaids Service Unit of Girl Scouts of West Central Florida will have the following registration rallies:
• 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Fellowship Wesleyan Church, 11250 Spring Hill Drive.
• 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Chick-fil-A, 13143 Cortez Blvd.
• 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4 at West Hernando/S.T. Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave.
• 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at Dairy Queen, 370 Suzanne Drive, off Commercial Way.
The Spring Mermaids is looking for girls ages 5 to 17, as well as adult volunteers to serve as leaders. Annual membership is $10; financial aid is available.
For information, call Sarah at (352) 592-7897 or Roni at (352) 799-3020, or e-mail spring firstname.lastname@example.org.