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Auto show and concert benefit programs for those with autism


Show Benefits kids, adults with Autism

"Unlocking Autism for a Cause," a benefit auto show and concert, will take place on Sunday at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court. The car, truck and motorcycle show will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; food and beverages will be available. Doors open at 4:45 p.m. for the Tommy Mara Unplugged concert. A buffet dinner will be at 5:15 p.m.; showtime is at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $35. A portion of the proceeds will help fund social events and specialty camps for children and adults on the autism spectrum. For information, call Kathleen at (727) 375-3235.

Bring a cat home from adopt-a-thon

Home at Last Pet Adoptions will host a "Kitten Palooza" adopt-a-thon from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today at Petco, 7223 Coastal Blvd. Adopt-a-thons are conducted weekly. Although Home at Last specializes in Siamese cats, other breeds and kittens will be available. All are spayed or neutered, have had age-appropriate vaccinations, have tested negative for feline leukemia and AIDS, have microchip implants and have been treated for parasites. Fees vary and are tax-deductible. Visit the website at Requests for certain pets to be brought to an adopt-a-thon may be made. Call (352) 476-6832 or send e-mail to


Students to raise funds for teacher

A fundraiser for Springstead High School teacher Steve Davey will be conducted by his students from 10 a.m. to noon today and Sunday in front of Weeki Wachee Springs, 6131 Commercial Way. Several students will accept donations for Davey, who needs a liver transplant. The 59-year-old English and speech teacher and girls volleyball coach is suffering from sclerosing cholangitis, a rare liver disease. The Mayo Clinic has top-listed him as a liver recipient candidate. Funds raised will be sent to the National Transplant Assistance Fund. Those who can't make it to the fundraiser may make tax-deductible contributions at Click on "name of patient" and write in "Steve Davey."


Vendor spaces available at fair

Vendor spaces are available for the Sonshine Arts and Crafts Festival, which will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 6 at Christ Lutheran Church, 475 North Ave. W. Vendor pay $15 for an indoor table or outdoor space. Proceeds benefit youth group projects. For information or vendor reservations, call (352) 382-7332.


County Administrator David Hamilton's proposed reorganization plan would save the county about $507,588. A story in Friday's edition gave a different figure, based on a document supplied by a county official.

Today's picks

'Get Out Get Active Saturdays': 7-7:45 a.m., Anderson Snow Park, 1360 Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill. Free. (352) 754-4031.

Dragonfly Walk and Talk: 9-11 a.m., Chinsegut Nature Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. Free. (352) 754-6722.

St. Joan of Arc's Ethnic Festival Kickoff Dinner: Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., parish hall, 13485 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. $15. If not sold out, tickets will be available at the door. (352) 666-3063.

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