Free blood pressure, weight checks set
Mederi Caretenders Home Health Care will offer free blood pressure and weight checks from 10 a.m. to noon Monday and Tuesday at Spring Oaks, 7251 Grove Road.
The group also will host Food Safety, a free community education seminar, from 6 to 7 p.m. July 25 at Spring Oaks.
For information, call Mederi at (352) 592-1424 or Spring Oaks at (352) 592-1150.
Book group to discuss novel 'The Namesake'
The Brooksville Book Discussion Group will meet at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 9 at Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave. The book to be discussed is The Namesake.
Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri, the acclaimed novel follows the life of Gogol Ganguli from birth until middle age, chronicling his struggle to discover who he is as a second-generation immigrant.
Copies of the book are limited at the library. For information, call (352) 754-4043.
Green Party to show films on world issues
The Hernando County Green Party will show the film Blame it on Fidel at 2 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive.
This 2006 French film by Julie Gavras is about 9-year-old Anna (played by Nina Kervel), who struggles when her parents become radical political activists in Paris in the early 1970s. The movie showing is part of the local Green Party's Green Screens, an ongoing series of free films on current issues.
Also scheduled is Panama Deception on Aug. 12. Touted by government officials as a police action to bring international drug dealer Gen. Manuel Noriega to justice, conspiratorialist filmmaker Barbara Trent's 1992 film documents the untold story of the December 1989 U.S. invasion of Panama, from the events that led to it to its devastating aftermath. The film won the Academy Award for best documentary in 1993.
For information about Green Screens, call Suzanne at (352) 666-7576.
Harvest of Art seeks exhibitors for event
The Spring Hill Art League is seeking fine art and craft exhibitors for the 35th annual Harvest of Art, which will be Nov. 15-16 at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave.
This is a juried fine art/craft show where exhibitors can display and sell their original fine arts and crafts, photography and country crafts. More than $5,000 in prize money is expected to be awarded.
Booth spaces for business exhibitors also are available.
Spaces for artists and businesses are limited. Proceeds from the event will benefit the art league's scholarship program. For exhibitor applications and information, call Louise at (352) 796-1189 or Paul at (352) 597-7435.
Annual health fair seeks sponsors
Sponsorships are available for the fourth annual Hernando County Health Fair, which will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Brooksville Elks Lodge, 14494 Cortez Blvd.
Various sponsorship packages are available, starting at $500.
The event will feature more than 65 local health care businesses that will provide information, give demonstrations and offer free health screenings to the community. Also, complimentary samples from local food establishments will be provided and entertainers will perform. Flu and pneumonia shots will be available.
For information, call Denise at (352) 544-5206.
Vendors wanted for scrubs fashion show
The Nature Coast Chapter of the Professional Association of Health Care Office Management is seeking vendors for a Scrubs Fashion Show fundraiser 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Knights of Columbus, 10470 Spring Hill Drive.
The event will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Fashions will be provided by LooseEndz Discount Scrubs and Uniforms, with fashions modeled by local physicians and staff members.
Tickets are $30 per person and include a dinner buffet. There will be a cash bar, raffles and giveaways.
Vendor tables are $250, which includes dinner for one representative and a donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters. Registration deadline is Sept. 1.
For tickets, vendor registration or information, call Diana Brijbag at (352) 597-1960 or Margie Hildreth at (352) 688-5544.
Immunization marathon for school slated
The Hernando County Health Department's Spring Hill clinic will host a Back-to-School Immunization Marathon on Monday through July 25 at the office in the Westside Government Center at 7465 Forest Oaks Blvd.
The clinic will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.
A parent or guardian must accompany children for their immunizations and must have identification and the child's shot records.
Walk-ins are welcome, or appointments can be made by calling (352) 540-6800, ext. 82045.