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Alzheimer's group offers memory test in Spring Hill, Brooksville

SPRING HILL

Public invited to test memory in mobile unit

The Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association invites the public to visit its Memory Mobile unit from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd., behind Oak Hill Hospital. Free services include information and referrals, consultation and Safe Return for caregivers and loved ones of those with Alzheimer's disease or memory-related disorders. Memory screenings also are available. No reservations are required. The mobile unit will also be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Grande, 725 Desoto Ave., Brooksville. Call Jerry Fisher at (352) 688-4537.

BROOKSVILLE

Free baseball tips from professionals

The Brooksville Recreation Department and the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will have a free baseball clinic for youth ages 7 to 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Tom Varn Park, 301 Darby Lane. Participants will learn baseball tips from professionals. The free event is sponsored by the Hernando County Mining Association. Space is limited; preregistration is recommended. Call (352) 540-3835.

Learn benefits of using rain barrels

A rain barrel workshop will be offered at 10 a.m. Feb. 10 at the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 19490 Oliver St. The program will be presented by John Korycki of the Hernando County Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Program. Rain barrels can be used in landscapes to reduce dependence on irrigation and cope with the once-a-week watering restrictions. Participants will each receive a completed rain barrel, along with instructions on its proper use, placement and decoration. $30. Space is limited and registration is required. Call (352) 754-4433.

PINE ISLAND

Seasonal parking fee to start Feb. 15

The Hernando County Parks Department will begin charging the annual peak season parking fee at Pine Island/Alfred A. McKethan Park starting Feb. 15. The park is on Pine Island Drive, west of Weeki Wachee. The parking fee will be $2 per vehicle daily, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fees will continue through Nov. 14. Annual parking passes, which also include parking at Rogers Park, are available for $40, including tax. The parking fee will start at Rogers Park in Weeki Wachee in late March or early April. Passes may be purchased at the county tax collector's west side office on Forest Oaks Boulevard in Spring Hill and at the Parks Department at the county Government Center in downtown Brooksville. Call 754-4027.

Today's meetings

Hernando County Housing Authority/Housing Enhancement Loan Program, 9 a.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

Brooksville City Council, 7 p.m., Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

Alzheimer's group offers memory test in Spring Hill, Brooksville 02/01/09 [Last modified: Sunday, February 1, 2009 7:24pm]

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