Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

At Spring Hill fundraiser for Lighthouse, guests will dine blindfolded

SPRING HILL

At Lighthouse event, guests will dine in darkness

The Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind will host Dining in the Dark, a dinner and dance fundraiser, at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in the new Crystal Room at the Residence at Timber Pines, 3140 Forest Road. There will be a cash bar and raffle and sponsored tables. To simulate blindness, diners will eat a three-course dinner in darkness, through use of blindfolds. After dinner, the lights will come up for a short presentation, followed by dancing. Seats are $100 each; Lighthouse clients and members of the armed services, law enforcement and firefighter personnel in dress uniform pay $80 per ticket. Tickets must be purchased by Oct. 15. Corporate sponsorships are available. Call (352) 754-1132 or toll-free at 1-866-962-5254.

Bring pets to church for annual blessing

A Blessing of the Animals service will be at 2 p.m. today at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 2301 Deltona Blvd. Pet owners are invited to bring their animals to receive individual blessings from the clergy of St. Andrews. There will be pet treats, as well as representatives and animals from the Humane Society of the Nature Coast and Hernando County Animal Services. An ice cream social will follow. For information, call (352) 683-2010.

Alzheimer's group needs fundraiser help

The Alzheimer's Family Organization is looking for committee members, sponsors and donations for its charitable event, the inaugural Alzheimer's Winter Wonderland, which will be Jan. 23 at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court. This will be a black-tie-optional event with dinner, dancing and auctions. Call Kathy at AFO toll-free at 1-888-496-8004 or (727) 848-8888.

Today's pick

Music for Life classical music concert to benefit Rotary's PolioPlus program: 2 p.m., Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. $10.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

At Spring Hill fundraiser for Lighthouse, guests will dine blindfolded 10/03/09 [Last modified: Saturday, October 3, 2009 4:31am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Rays' Evan Longoria: "We have all the belief in the world in here"

    Blogs

    The weekend sweep by Texas and four-game overall losing streak has some Rays fans - based on their tweets and emails - questioning the team's ability to make the playoffs and suggesting they might as well trade away their key parts.

  2. FWC: Fish away for invasive lionfish

    Water

    Times staff

    What could be better than fishing and helping save the Gulf of Mexico?

    Add prizes.

    Lionfish, originally from the South Pacific and Indian Ocean, are an invasive species in the Gulf of Mexico. [LARA CERRI  |  Times]
  3. Gerald McCoy cares too much about what you think of him

    The Heater

    Gerald McCoy is right. We are going to miss him when he's gone.

    Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy is one of 16 players to record at least five sacks in each of the past five seasons. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times]
  4. Ronde Barber says comments about McCoy 'sensationalized'

    Blogs

    If anyone thinks Ronde Barber was throwing shade at Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, think again.

    "That anyone would assume I would say the best player on the defense isn’t a bad dude is irresponsible and sensationalizing a quote to serve their own means,'' Ronde Barber said.
  5. Nine years later, library attack victim Queena works at learning to walk again

    News

    Slowly, Queena Phu is learning the act of walking again through exercises in locomotion, strength and balance.

    Queena Phu of Tampa and prosecutor Rita Peters arrive at the Stay In Step Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Center on Monday.
 Phu, 27, has endured a long road to recovery after suffering brain damage from a brutal attack that left her unable to walk, talk, see or eat on her own. [ALESSANDRA DA PRA  |   Times]