Angel Food Ministries taking grocery orders
Angel Food Ministries orders will be taken at the following locations:
• Christ Lutheran Church, 475 North Ave. W, Brooksville: 6 to 8 p.m. today and Friday; 9 a.m. to noon Saturday; and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Those who place orders at this location will be entered in a drawing to win a "Customer Appreciation" package of the signature box of food items.
• First Lutheran Church, 30419 Park Ridge Drive, Ridge Manor West (this is a substation of the Christ Lutheran Church location): 4 to 6 p.m. today; 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday.
Distribution for Christ Lutheran and First Lutheran churches will be from 9 to 11 a.m. June 27. For information, call the hotline at (352) 799-3452.
• Nature Coast Family Fellowship, Suite 1, 14832 U.S. 19 N, Hudson: Noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday and Monday. Orders at the church must be paid with cash or food stamps. Debit and credit cards can be used for online purchases through June 14 at www.naturecoastfamilyfellowship.org. Distribution will be on June 27. Call (352) 650-7773 or (727) 271-4662.
Angel Food Ministries is a nonprofit, nondenominational organization that provides grocery relief. The cost is $30 per unit, which retails for about $60. Various specialty boxes are available at different prices, such as senior packages, an allergen-free food box and a seafood box.
Orators Club invites all to open house
The Nature Coast Orators Club 8122 will host an open house meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., in the room behind the cafeteria.
Visitors will learn about the group's six-week Speechcraft Seminar, which begins June 17.
Participants learn to organize their thoughts, think on their feet, develop meeting skills, build confidence, increase their vocabulary, practice leadership skills, speak with clarity and fluency and provide and receive positive feedback.
For information, call Martha Gonzalez at (352) 277-2577 or Abigail Hollisgray at (727) 512-0233.
The local Toastmasters meet weekly at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Visit the Web site at www.naturecoast.freetoasthost.net or the Toastmasters International site at www.toastmasters.org.
Free class explains alternatives to turf
A free horticulture class, "Groundcover Alternatives to Turf," will be presented at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive.
Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Coordinator John Korycki will discuss groundcover options for sunny and shady areas, to reduce dependency on lawns.
There is no cost to attend and no registration needed. For information, call (352) 754-4433.
Kids can sign up for football, cheerleading
The West Hernando Cougars will have registration for the 2009 football and cheerleading season from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Delta Woods Park on Deltona Boulevard.
Football divisions include junior flyweight for ages 5-6, flyweight for ages 7-8, mighty mites for ages 9-10, junior varsity for ages 11-12 and varsity for ages 13-15. Ages are as of Jan. 1, 2009.
The cost for football is $175, which includes a game uniform. Cheerleading is $225, which includes a cheer uniform, cheer shoes and practice uniform.
For more information, call Bobby McFarland at (352) 585-6524.
Community college offers health classes
Pasco-Hernando Community College will offer the following continuing-education classes at its Spring Hill Center, 11245 Spring Hill Drive:
• AIDS Seminar, 6 to 10 p.m. June 23
• CPR, 6 to 9 p.m. June 22 and 24
The following classes will be offered at the PHCC North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville:
• AIDS Seminar, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. June 22
• IV Therapy, 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, July 20-Aug. 4
• Central Venous IV, 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 5.
For class details, costs and registration, call the Spring Hill Center at (352) 688-8798 or the North Campus at (352) 796-6726.
AARP offers refresher course for drivers
The AARP Driver Safety Program is a refresher course for drivers 50 and older. The cost is $12 for members and $14 for nonmembers; members should bring their AARP card. The course will be offered at the following Hernando County locations in July:
• 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. July 1 and 8, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd. (behind Oak Hill Hospital). Call (352) 596-9193 to register.
• Noon to 4 p.m. July 14 and 16, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. Call (352) 797-7497 to register.
• 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 15 and 22, Spring Hill Enrichment Center. Call (352) 596-9193 to register.
Local Moose Lodge celebrates 125 years
In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the Spring Hill Moose Lodge will host an open house noon to 4 p.m. June 20 at the center, 5214 Mariner Blvd. The event will include music, games and food. For information, call the lodge at (352) 686-5666.
Art League needs scholarship sponsors
The Spring Hill Art League is seeking business sponsors to support and promote student artists through its student scholarship program.
Proceeds of the organization's annual Fall Harvest of Art Show, and support from corporate and small-business sponsors, provide the Art League with funds to award $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors to further their education in the visual arts. The scholarships are presented in May of each year.
For information on becoming a business sponsor call Paul Shaskan at (352) 597-7435.
Crafters needed for annual event
Crafters may register for the 16th annual Sonshine Arts and Crafts Festival, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 17 at Christ Lutheran Church, 475 North Ave. W.
The annual event, sponsored by the Mary Martha Guild, includes bakery items, soups, sandwiches, and coffee for participating crafters.
Table reservations are $15 and must be received by Aug. 31.
Proceeds benefit youth groups and their projects. For applications or information, call Barbara at (352) 799-3082 or Inge at (352) 686-8751 (please call between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.).
DiAna's Dance Express putting on big show
DiAna's Dance Express will present its 10-Year Dance and Theater Extravaganza at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Performing Arts Center at Hernando High School, 700 Bell Ave.
The event will include dance, modeling, musical theater, ballroom and more. Drinks and desserts will be offered during intermission. Tickets are $17. For information, call (352) 597-5979.
Regency Oaks plans July 4th barbecue
Regency Oaks Civic Association will host a July 4th barbecue from noon to 4 p.m. at the clubhouse, 4445 Breakwater Blvd.
Cost is $3 for members and $1.50 for their children 11 and younger; nonmembers pay $4 for adults and $2 for children 11 and younger.
Music will be provided by DJ Rich, the "Music Hitman." Those attending should bring a side dish and beverages. ROCA will supply condiments, ice, coffee and cake. Hot dogs will be sold for $1.50 each and burgers for $2.
For tickets call Joyce at (352) 597-1405, Terry at (352) 596-9213 or Shirley at (352) 597-2988.
Hernando High '99 grads plan reunion
The Hernando High School Class of 1999 is planning a 10-year reunion Oct. 3, and organizers are trying to find as many alumni as possible.
Organizers have information on social networking Web sites, including Facebook and MySpace, and alumni sites including classmates.com and reunion.com. Reunion committee members include Toni Flaspeter, Tiffany (Brooks) Hoblit, Jeremy Moore and Chad Bearden.
Classmates are asked to e-mail organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Bearden at (863) 868-5115.
VFW plans dinner for Father's Day
A Father's Day Dinner Dance with the Frankie Dee New York Orchestra will be from 2 to 5 p.m. June 21 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive.
Mardi gras beads will be given and door prizes awarded. Admission is $10.
Chicken Parmesan dinners will be available for $7; reservations are required for the dinners.
An open menu also will be available.
The public is welcome.
For more information, call Mary at (352) 596-9486.