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Amateur ballroom dance competition comes to Brooksville

BROOKSVILLE

Can you waltz Or Foxtrot? Get ready to dance

An amateur ballroom dance competition will be from 6 to 10 p.m. today at Brooksville Elks Lodge, 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. The event, hosted by Let's Dance Nature Coast, will include waltz and foxtrot competitions. Couples competing must be amateur dancers 18 and older. Trophies, cash and prizes will be awarded. All those attending will receive a chance to win door prizes. Those who bring in nonperishable food for the needy will receive an extra chance. A cash bar will be available. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Elks charities. Registration is $12 online, $15 at the door per couple. Spectator admission is $15. An all-you-can-eat buffet dinner will be offered for $6.50. Visit letsdance naturecoast.com or call (727) 753-8728.

Donations needed for school supplies

Donations are needed for the annual Operation Backpack, co-hosted by Jesus and Me Ministries and Friends of the Children. The event will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place. One free backpack per child, filled with school supplies, will be given to students in kindergarten through eighth grade while supplies last. An adult must be present. The event will also include food and entertainment. Supplies and donations may be dropped off at the Jerome Brown Center or at 419 Howell Ave. before Friday. For information, call (352) 540-3835.

Gun and knife show is this weekend

The Hernando Sportsman's Club will host its summer Gun and Knife Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St. The show will feature all types of new, used and antique firearms, knives and accessories. Admission is $6; children 16 and younger will be admitted free, but must be accompanied by an adult. Vendor tables are available. For information, call Randie at (352) 799-3605. Visit the website at hernandosportsmansclub.com.

RIDGE MANOR WEST

Learn to write your personal history

The Hernando County Public Library System will offer a personal history workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road. Participants will have an opportunity to share their memories, try some writing exercises and get tips for writing their personal histories. There is no cost to participate, but registration is requested. Call (352) 754-4042 or visit hernando countylibrary.us.

Correction

A fire destroyed a home at 20106 Wildwood Drive on the west side of Brooksville on Thursday. A story published Saturday reported the incorrect house number.

Today's meeting

Hernando County Environmentally Sensitive Lands Committee: 5 p.m., Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville.

Today's pick

'Landscape Alternatives to Grass' horticulture class: 10:30 a.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. (352) 754-4433.

Amateur ballroom dance competition comes to Brooksville 08/07/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 5:06pm]
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