Benefit for Habitat for Humanity of Hernando County set for Aug. 20-21

COUNTYWIDE

Beach Ball, Splash Bash benefit Habitat

Habitat for Humanity of Hernando County will present its Beach Ball and Splash Bash on Friday and Saturday at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way. The Beach Ball is at 6:30 p.m. Friday. It is a semiformal event with an "elegant swashbuckler" theme; appropriate dress is bow tie and flip-flops. It includes a performance by the Weeki Wachee mermaids, "Taste of the Town" with local restaurants' signature cuisine and dancing. Tickets are $35 (group discounts available). The Splash Bash is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Buccaneer Bay and includes a celebrity cookoff, cannonball contest and other activities. Discounted admission tickets are available through Tuesday at $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for children 5 and younger. VIP tickets are $25 each. Visit beachballandsplashbash.org or call (352) 754-1159.

BROOKSVILLE

Volunteer tutors needed for adults

The HEART Adult Literacy program needs volunteers to tutor adults in reading, language and math skills. A training/orientation class will be offered to new volunteers from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the HEART Literacy office, 801 N Broad St. For information, call Justa Bozman at (352) 797-7018.

Mommy and Me classes start soon

St. Anthony Catholic Church, 20428 Cortez Blvd., will offer Mommy and Me classes from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, starting Sept. 1. This is a program designed for parents to interact with their children, ages 2 to 4. Some activities include open playtime, story time, crafts, songs and dances. The program will meet each Wednesday throughout the school year, following the county school schedule for holidays and time off. The cost is $40 per child. Call the church at (352) 796-2096 or Marnie at (813) 495-0920.

SPRING HILL

Screening can find memory problem

HPH Hospice will offer free memory screenings from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the hospice office at 12260 Cortez Blvd. Participants will meet for 20 minutes individually with Jerry Fisher, program specialist for the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. While the screening is not considered a diagnostic tool and is not intended for those with dementia or Alzheimer's, it is helpful in determining whether there is a serious memory problem. Appointments required. Call Janet Clymer at (352) 597-1882.

Today's picks

'Charlotte's Web' concludes at Stage West: 2 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $10. (352) 683-5113.

Larry Ford in Concert: 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 683-2600.

Psychic Fair: 1-4 p.m., Inner Peace Bookstore, 421 W Jefferson St., Brooksville. (352) 544-0305.

Sunny South Trio in Concert: 11 a.m., First Baptist Church of Garden Grove, 18131 Stromberg Ave., south of Brooksville. (352) 650-1923.

Benefit for Habitat for Humanity of Hernando County set for Aug. 20-21 08/14/10 [Last modified: Saturday, August 14, 2010 1:41pm]

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