BROOKSVILLE/RIDGE MANOR WEST
Angel Food Ministries taking box orders
Angel Food Ministries orders will be taken at the following locations:
• Christ Lutheran Church, 475 North Ave. W, Brooksville: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, May 10 and May 17; 6 to 8 p.m. May 12 and May 15, and 9 a.m. to noon May 16. Payments must be made in cash or food stamps.
• 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. May 12 and 8 to 10 a.m. May 16. Cash payments only.
Distribution will be from 9 a.m. to noon May 30 at both locations.
Angel Food Ministries is a nonprofit, nondenominational organization that provides grocery relief to anyone interested in participating. The cost is $30 per unit, which retails for about $60. Various specialty boxes are available, as well as senior packages and an allergen-free food box. Call the hotline at (352) 799-3452.
Green Party presents free outdoor movie
The Hernando County Green Party will have a free showing of the film Buena Vista Social Club May 9 at Saturn Studio South, 314 E Liberty St. The film will be shown outdoors with newsreel and cartoons starting at 8:30 p.m.
The 1999 film is about Ry Cooder's visit to Havana to meet some of the legendary "soneros" musicians of the 1930s, '40s and '50s.
The free movie showing is part of the local Green Party's Green Screens, an ongoing series of free films on current issues.
Also during the event, local artist Sharon Tondreau will have a display of her furniture art. For information, call Jennifer Sullivan at (352) 683-3151.
Sign up now for Trash and Treasures Sale
Spring Hill Community Association's Trash and Treasures Sale will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 16 at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave.
Vendors and crafters are invited to participate. Spaces are $10 each. Tables will be located throughout the 17-acre grounds.
The deadline to reserve a spot is May 13.
For reservations or information, call Cara at (352) 666-4746. Applications can be downloaded online at www.springhilllakehouse.org, or stop by the office at the Lake House between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays.
Proposals sought for anti-abuse programs
Kids Central Inc. is accepting proposals from qualified agencies to provide summer programs focusing on abuse prevention to youth 17 and younger in Hernando, Sumter, Citrus, Marion and Lake counties.
The deadline is noon May 11. Funds will be awarded on May 18. The "Request for Proposal" is available on the Web site at www.kidscentralinc.org. For information, call (352) 873-6332.
Explore Notre Dame Catholic School
Prospective students and parents are invited to Notre Dame Catholic School's early childhood and kindergarten roundups. The school is at 1095 Commercial Way, behind St. Theresa Catholic Church.
The roundup for early childhood children ages 3 to 4 will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday. The kindergarten roundup for children who will be 5 by Sept. 1 will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday. During the roundups, parents and children can visit the classrooms and tour facilities. Parents will also receive information about the school. For information, call (352) 683-0755.
AARP offers course for older 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 membership card. The course will be offered at the following Hernando County locations in May:
• 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and May 13, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd., behind Oak Hill Hospital, Spring Hill. Call (732) 300-4595 to register.
• 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and May 15, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Call (352) 596-9193 to register.
• 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 19 and 20, Heaven's Gate Christian Fellowship, 7138 Likes St., Weeki Wachee. Call (352) 684-6348 to register.
• 8 a.m. to noon May 19 and 20, Brookridge Community Center, 8150 Hampton St., west of Brooksville. Call (352) 596-5668 to register.
• Noon to 4 p.m. May 19 and 21, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Call (352) 797-7497 to register.
• 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 20 and 27, Spring Hill Enrichment Center. Call (352) 666-4044 to register.
Knights Council plans Mother's Day Dance
The Knights of Columbus, St. Frances Cabrini Council 13209 will sponsor a Mother's Day Dance from 7 to 10 p.m. May 9 in Xavier Hall, 5030 Mariner Blvd.
Music will be provided by Angelo. There will be hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, snacks and dessert, coffee, water and soda. Set-ups will be provided. Guests can bring their own beverages.
Tickets are $10 and must be purchased by May 6. Tickets are available in the parish office. Call the office at (352) 683-9666, John at (352) 596-4709, Jack at (352) 686-9767, Richard at (352) 556-4045 or Billy at (352) 666-9202.
Museum to serve Mother's Day Tea
The Hernando Heritage Museum will sponsor a Mother's Day Tea from 4 to 6 p.m. May 9 at 601 Museum Court.
The theme will be Victorian garden hats. The event will include food and entertainment.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children, and must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Call the museum at (352) 799-0129 or Virginia Rusk at (352) 796-5398.
Fundraising concert at botanical gardens
A concert with Hernando County musicians Jody Bowes and Tim Howsare will be from 2 to 4 p.m. May 10 at Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave.
A Massachusetts native, Bowes is currently the director of music and youth ministries at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Spring Hill. Howsare, who moved to Brooksville 21/2 years ago, is the organist at First Lutheran Church in Ridge Manor.
Refreshments will be served. Admission is $3. Funds raised will benefit the botanical gardens, which are maintained by members of the Spring Hill Garden Club and community volunteers.
The gardens are open daily during daylight hours. There are 18 themed gardens showcasing roses, herbs, ornamental grasses, native plants, bromeliads and palms, and others. A miniature garden railroad is operated at the Waterfall Garden on Saturday mornings. While admission to the gardens is free, donations are appreciated.
For information, visit www.naturecoastbotanicalgardens.com or call (352) 683-9933.
Tickets available for Mother's Day Dance
The Latin American Civic and Cultural Association will sponsor a Mother's Day Dance at 8 p.m. May 9 at the SNPJ Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road.
Music will be provided by Son de mi Tierra, a 10-piece band. There will also be a professional DJ.
Advanced tickets are $12 for members, $15 for nonmembers; tickets are an additional $3 each if purchased at the door. Tickets for children ages 6-14 are $7.50.
For tickets or reservations, call (352) 584-8973, (352) 683-6118, (352) 688-0763 or (352) 592-8494.
Event get kids ready for middle school
A "Transition to Middle School" program will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the cafeteria at Brooksville Elementary School, 885 N Broad St.
Brooksville Elementary fifth-graders and their families are invited attend. Parents will find out what they need to know to help their children succeed at Parrott Middle School.
Participating include Parrott's administration, guidance, sixth grade team leaders and others. There will be a question and answer session. Light refreshments will be served and door prizes awarded. Call (352) 797-7014, ext. 255.