Angel Food Ministry taking food orders
Angel Food Ministry food orders will be taken at the following locations:
• Christian Church in the Wildwood, 10051 Country Road, Weeki Wachee — 9 a.m. to noon Saturday (distribution day), 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 30, 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 3, 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 5, 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 6 and 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 7. Distribution day will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 20 (participants should bring their own coolers or boxes).
Payments must be made by cash or food stamps if ordered at the church. Orders can also be placed online at www.ccwildwood.com (Click on Angel Food). For information, call (352) 596-1388, ext. 810.
• Nature Coast Family Fellowship, 14832 U.S. 19, Hudson — 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, as well as from noon to 3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays through Dec. 8. Distribution will be Dec. 20.
Orders at the church must be paid for in cash or food stamps. Credit card and debit card orders can be made online at www.naturecoastfamilyfellowship.org. For information, call (352) 650-7773 or (727) 271-4662.
Angel Food Ministries offers regular food packages for $30, which are worth about $60. Specialty packages are also available. Anyone interested can participate; there are no income requirements.
Church Outreach food distribution Saturday
Mid-Florida Community Services and Grace World Outreach Church will host a Compassion Food Outreach food distribution at 8 a.m. Saturday at the church, 20366 Cortez Blvd.
There will be enough food to feed more than 300 families. Food will only be distributed to clients with ID cards.
To obtain information or to sign up, call (352) 796-1425.
Green Screens series offers two movies
The Hernando County Green Party will have a free showing of the following films:
• War Inc., 7 p.m. Monday at the Green Bean Organic Market on Northcliffe Boulevard. The 2008 political satire is set in Turaqistan, a country occupied by an American private corporation run by a former U.S. vice president. The film stars John Cusack as an assassin hired by the former vice president (Dan Aykroyd) to take out a Middle East oil minister. The film, rated R, also stars Hilary Duff, Ben Kingsley and Marisa Tomei.
• The Man Who Would Be King, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Directed by John Huston, this adventure film features Sean Connery and Michael Caine as partners in chicanery, pulling off various moneymaking schemes in Afghanistan. Life is good until Daniel (Connery) starts to believe he is the reincarnation of Alexander the Great. The 1975 film is based on a Rudyard Kipling story.
The events are part of the local Green Party's Green Screens, an ongoing series of free films on current issues. Complimentary refreshments will be served. For information, call Suzanne at (352) 666-7576.
VFW Post 10209 to host Latin Night dance
A Latin Night celebration will be offered Nov. 29 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Music will be provided by DJ SalSoul starting at 7 p.m. The kitchen will be open.
Tickets are $7. For information, call the post at (352) 796-0398.
Thanksgiving dinner, dance set at club
A Thanksgiving Dinner Dance will be offered Thursday at the Polish American Social Club, 7615 New Jersey Ave. Doors open at 12:15 p.m.
The dinner choice is turkey or baked ham steak, with all the trimmings, which will be served from 12:45 to 2:15 p.m. Music will be provided by Music By Jeanne from 2:30 to 5:15 p.m.
Proper dance attire is requested. A full service bar is available.
Tickets are $12 for members and $14 for nonmembers. For reservations, call Marcella at (352) 597-5908, Dolores at (352) 596-4802 or Josephine at (727) 862-1520.
Elder Options board sets December meetings
Elder Options will conduct a public hearing on the 2009-11 Area Plan on Aging at 2 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Florida Farm Bureau auditorium, 5700 SW 34th St.
The Area Plan on Aging is the document that Elder Options uses to identify the needs of elders living in north central Florida and to make proposals to the Florida Department of Elder Affairs a plan for the distribution of public funds to address those needs.
Those wishing to appeal any decision to any matter considered at the meeting may need to ensure verbatim recording of the proceeding in order to provide a record for judicial review.
Also, the Elder Options Board of Directors is scheduled to meet at 10 a.m. Dec. 10 at the Hilton University of Florida, Conference Center Gainesville, 1714 SW 34th St.
Among matters discussed are the applications received by Elder Options from local service provider organizations to provide Older American Act services for 2009. Based on its deliberations, the board will take formal action to fund or withhold funding of each of the application.
Those with disabilities needing special assistance to participate in either of the two meeting should call Elder Options at least 48 hours in advance. Call (352) 378-6649.
Christmas Cards on the Lawn to repeat
Schools, churches and nonprofit organizations are invited to participate in the annual Christmas Cards on the Lawn at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St. The display will be Dec. 10-31 on the courthouse lawn.
Supplies needed include a 4-by 8-foot sheet of plywood with two braces to be anchored with a rebar; at least one spotlight, but no more than two; a 24-hour timer (just in case), a short extension cord or power strip to connect lights and timer; and a 50-foot extension cord to connect the card unit to the power supply. All supplies should be labeled as to not be mistaken for county property.
The annual event is provided by Hernando County Recreation Department in cooperation with Brooksville Kiwanis.
Advanced registration is required. For information or a registration form, call Christie Williams at (352) 754-4031.
Audubon schedules Nov. 29 birding hike
Hernando Audubon will host a Big Pine and Chinsegut Birding Hike at 8 a.m. Nov. 29. Those wishing to participate are to meet at the kiosk at U.S. 41 and Snow Memorial Highway, north of Brooksville.
This will be a 3- to 4-mile walk to observe many species of birds and wildflowers. For information, call Linda at (352) 428-2629 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
Affordable housing panel meets Dec. 1
The Hernando County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee will conduct a public hearing to adopt the Hernando County Affordable Housing Incentive Plan at 10 a.m. Dec. 1 in the council chambers at Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave.
The purpose of the committee is to review established policies and procedures, ordinances, land development regulations and the adopted local government comprehensive plan, and to recommend specific actions or initiatives to encourage or facilitate affordable housing while protecting the ability of the property to appreciate in value.
For information, or those with disabilities needing special accommodations to participate in the hearing, call Donald Singer, executive director, at (352) 754-4160. Those hearing impaired can call toll-free 1-800-676-3777 for assistance.
Seebees Christmas party set for Dec. 7
The Spring Hill Island X-6 Navy Seabees will host a Christmas Party on Pearl Harbor Day, Dec. 7, at Kally K's Restaurant, 3383 Commercial Way. A social hour will start at 4 p.m. and dinner will be at 5 p.m.
There is a dinner choice of three entrees. Tickets are $17 (tax and gratuity included). Anyone interested is invited. For tickets and information, call Mikey Denner at (352) 597-9983.
Christmas bazaar set at Aripeka Elks Lodge
The Ladies of Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520 will host a Christmas bazaar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 29 at the lodge, 9135 Denton Ave.
Vendors are invited to participate. The cost is $15 per table (a $5 refund is given to those who clean up).
For information or to reserve a table, call Toby Ann Franz at (727) 856-6876.
Garden Club plans pointsettia planting
The Spring Hill Garden club will host the annual Poinsettia Planting from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 13 at the Waterfall entrance at Commercial Way and Spring Hill Drive.
Area residents are invited to bring poinsettias, sign a memory book and watch as garden club members plant the poinsettias around the waterfall.
This tradition began 20 years ago when Don Kubiak, a past president of the club, planted poinsettias at the waterfall in memory of his parents.
For information, call (352) 683-9933.
Elks Lodge 2582 offers two December events
Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582 will host the following at the lodge, 14494 Cortez Blvd.:
• Memorial Service, 2 p.m. Dec. 7. This year's service is dedicated to this year's departed members. Family and friends are invited to attend and participate. The lounge will be closed during the service.
• Steak shoot, 5 p.m. Dec. 9. The game is similar to a bingo game, with three attached cards that are played. Winners receive a New York strip steak. A spaghetti dinner with meatballs, garlic bread and salad will be available from 6 to 7 p.m. for $5.
For information, call the lodge at (352) 596-2582.
Rotary needs sponsors for Dec. 10 golf outing
Brooksville Rotary's annual golf tournament will be Dec. 10 at Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive. A shotgun start will be at 1 p.m.
Tee sponsorships are available for $75. A list of all tee sponsors will be given to each tournament player. Also, the name of the sponsor will be displayed on a sponsor board at the first tee and all sponsor names will be announced at the recognition dinner.
The tournament will be a four person team scramble. The entry fee is $75 per golfer, which includes the tournament and dinner.
There will be a donation drawing to win $1,000 cash; there will be consolation prizes as well. There will also be prizes awarded for the longest drive and closest to the pin. The person who gets a hole-in-one will win a car from AutoWay Ford Lincoln Mercury. Numerous door prizes will be awarded at the dinner.
To become a tee sponsor, to register for the tourney or to obtain more information, call Jerry Sheffield (352) 799-2265.
Filipino-American club sets Christmas Ball
The Filipino-American Social Club will host its annual Christmas Dinner-Ball from 6 to 11 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Wellington Grand Ballroom, 400 Wexford Blvd.
Live music will be provided by the Filipino band, Rhythm in Motion. The highlight of the evening will be a traditional Philippine cultural dance performed by the FASC Cultural Dance Group. The children will sing Christmas carols and Santa will make a surprise appearance.
The dinner buffet will include beef chasseur, chicken franchaise, caesar salad, green beans almandine, rice pilaf, penne ala vodka, rolls, coffee and dessert. There will also be "Noche Buena Snacks," a variety of Philippine native desserts.
Tickets are $35 for adults ($40 at the door), $18 for ages 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and younger. Call (352) 684-9252, (352) 459-2185, (352) 397-8308, (352) 686-5519, (727) 376-3680 or (727) 781-8922.
High school's Strings Ensemble to perform
The Hernando High School Strings Ensemble will provide a free concert for parents, students and community members at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the school auditorium, 700 Bell Ave.
A variety of music will be performed, from Bach to the Beatles. For information, call the school at (352) 797-7015.
'Taste of Atria' has lunch, entertainment
Atria Evergreen Woods will present "A Taste of Atria" with the Strings and Strutters 10-piece band on Dec. 4 at 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail.
Lunch will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and the show from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
This is a free event that will include a buffet lunch and a show featuring music from the 1920s through 1940s, dancers, skits and elaborate costumes.
Seating is limited. For reservations, call (352) 596-2055.
Telephone Pioneers host Dec. 7 memorial
The Telephone Pioneers of Spring Hill will host its eighth annual "We Remember" Pearl Harbor Day program at 2 p.m. Dec. 7 at Chocachatti Elementary School on California Street.
The program will be at the memorial garden where the Pioneers planted 16 trees in honor of 16 Hernando County servicemen who gave their lives for their country during World War II. Children from the school, who take care of the memorial garden, will place a flag at each tree as the names of the servicemen are called out.
At the completion of the program, anyone in attendance may place an American flag (10-inch by 15-inch) outside the garden for a family veteran. Tags will be available to place on the flag with the veteran's name and branch service.
The flags will fly from Dec. 7 through Dec. 14. For information, call Bob Muehlbauer at (352) 686-6962.
New Year's Eve event set at the fairgrounds
The Hernando County Fair Association will host a New Years Eve celebration Dec. 31 at the fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m., dinner at 8 p.m. and entertainment from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
The event will feature music of the 1950s and '60s with Clay Keith, who combines the showmanship of Bobby Darin and the tones of Paul McCartney.
The dinner menu includes salad, roast beef or ham, potatoes, vegetables and dessert. Four bottles of champaign will be provided per table of eight. Wine and beer set-ups will be available for purchase, or those attending can bring their own beverages.
For information or tickets, call the fair office at (352) 796-4552 or Sherry at (352) 796-0600.
Get tickets for Feb. 6 Father/Daughter Dance
Hernando County Recreation is selling tickets to the annual Father/Daughter Dance, which will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 6 and 7 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 20428 Cortez Blvd.
The event will include music provided by Exclusive DJ Services, snacks, drinks and a complimentary photo.
Tickets are $10 each and must be purchased in advance (check or money order). Stop by the Recreation Department at 205 E Fort Dade Ave., or call (352) 754-4031 for information.
Tickets are $25 each; tables of eight are available.
Sign up now for Toys for Tots
Marine Corps League Detachment 708 and the Central High School Navy Junior ROTC will sponsor the 2008 U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program in Hernando County.
Registrations will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays through Dec. 17 at Detachment 708, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville.
No registrations will be taken Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 27-29).
Toys for Tots is for children ages 6 months to 12 years. Parents or legal guardians must register in person and bring proof of residency (driver's license and current utility bill), birth certificates and Social Security cards for each child. For information, call (352) 796-3666.