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