Locations, times for Angel food orders
Angel Food Ministry food orders will be taken at these locations:
• Christ Lutheran Church, 475 North Ave. W, Brooksville, will take orders from 6 to 8 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Distribution will be from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 28. Payments must be made by cash or food stamps. Call the hotline at (352) 799-3452 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• First Lutheran Church, 30419 Park Ridge Drive, Ridge Manor, will take cash-only orders from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Pickups will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 28.
• Nature Coast Family Fellowship, 14832 U.S. 19, Hudson, will take orders from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and Monday. Cash, money order and food stamps are accepted at the church. Online orders using credit or debit cards can be made through 11:59 p.m. Sunday at www.naturecoastfamilyfellowship.org. Order pickups will be 8 to 11 a.m. Feb. 28.
• Christian Church in the Wildwood also participates in the Angel Food Ministry. Online orders can be placed at www.ccwildwood.com. For dates and times when orders can be taken at the church, 10051 Country Road, north of Weeki Wachee, call (352) 596-1388, ext. 810.
Angel Food is a nonprofit, nondenominational organization that provides grocery relief and financial support. The cost is $30 per unit, which retails for about $60. Senior boxes, which include 10 meals, cost $25 to $28. Also available are specialty boxes, such as steaks, chicken and pork, which cost $18 to $22. Also, starting in March, allergy-free foods will be available.
Baseball, softball clinics for coaches
The City of Brooksville Recreation Department is hosting training clinics for area youth baseball and softball coaches.
A clinic for baseball coaches will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. A clinic for softball coaches will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 21 and 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 25. All will be at the Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, off Darby Lane.
The clinics, offered through the National Youth Sports Coaches Association, provide coaches with information on teaching techniques, first aid, being a role model and having fun.
The cost for each clinic is $20. Preregistration is required. Call the Recreation Department at (352) 540-3835.
CPR certification class open to everyone
Two CPR classes will be offered at 6 p.m. Thursday and March 5 at the Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd., behind Oak Hill Hospital.
The course meets the guidelines of the American Heart Association and the American Safety and Health Institute. It is designed for professional health care providers, but anyone interested can participate.
The instructor is Bob Kanner. The cost is $20.
Upon satisfactory completion of the course, students will receive a two-year certification card.
For information or to reserve a seat, call (352) 597-8875.
Birthday event aims to benefit animals
As part of Heart to Heart, where community leaders and volunteers share a kennel with a homeless dog for seven straight days, the Humane Society of the Nature Coast will host an open house birthday celebration for director Joanne Schoch from noon to 7 p.m. Monday at the shelter at Wiscon and Mobley roads.
The event will include music and refreshments. Those attending the open house are asked not to bring a birthday present, but a donation to the shelter or adoption of homeless pets. A Zootoo kiosk will be available.
The event is to raise awareness of the plight of homeless pets and showcase the Zootoo $1 Million Makeover Contest, in which the local shelter now ranks No. 14, with the top 20 shelters eligible to compete for the makeover.
For information, call (352) 796-2711.
Book discussion group meets on Feb. 23
The Brooksville Book Discussion Group will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 23 at Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave.
The book to be discussed is The Tennis Partner: A Doctor's Story of Friendship and Loss, by Abraham Verghese. It is a story of the friendship between two doctors.
When Abraham Verghese, a physician whose marriage is unraveling, moves to El Paso, Texas, he befriends David Smith, a medical student recovering from drug addiction.
The two men begin a tennis ritual that allows both men to shed their inhibitions and find security in the sport they love and with each other. The friendship is perfect, until the dark beast from David's past emerges once again.
For information on the discussion group, call (352) 754-4043.