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Blood donations sought to help storm-torn Alabama


Blood donations sought to help out Alabama

As a result of the deadly tornadoes that ripped through Alabama last week, LifeSouth Community Blood Centers reported a severe impact on the state's blood supply.

To help, LifeSouth urges all those able to donate blood to do so. While serving the local community is first priority, any surplus will be donated to help with the emergency in Alabama.

Anyone 17 and older, or 16 with written parental permission, and who weigh at least 110 pounds are in good health, may be able to donate. A photo ID is required.

The blood center, 12395 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

For information, or for bloodmobile locations, call (352) 596-2002.


Dayspring church is having a yard sale

Dayspring Presbyterian Church will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The church is at 6000 Mariner Blvd.

Funds raised will benefit the food pantry. For information, call (352) 686-9392.


Life Scrub Expo at regional hospital

Spring Hill Regional Hospital's Auxiliary will host a Life Scrub Expo of nurses uniforms from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday in the gift shop hallway at the hospital, 10461 Quality Drive.

Proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund. For information, call (352) 666-8755.


Josh Oldacker concert scheduled for May 14

A concert with 23-year-old country gospel singer Josh Oldacker will be at 6 p.m. May 14 at Bridge Christian Life Center, 7279 Pinehurst Drive, at Cobblestone Drive.

Oldacker has recorded several CDs, both country and gospel, and has performed as the opening act for Restless Heart, Sugarland and other well-known performers. Admission is free; a love offering will be accepted. For information, call (352) 683-2863 (call between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. weekdays).


Elder American party at hospital May 12

Oak Hill Hospital's Partners' Club will host an Elder American Day Celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 12 at the club center behind the hospital at 11375 Cortez Blvd.

A free heart-healthy meal will be served, courtesy of Atria Evergreen Woods. Entertainment and tours of the club will be provided.

Guests also can receive free chair massages and blood pressure screenings. The LifeSouth bloodmobile will be on hand for blood donations.

Admission is free. Those attending will have the opportunity to join the Partners' Club; the annual fee is $10. For information or to RSVP, call (352) 597-6333.


Learn about new clinic at after-hours social

Friends of Crescent Community Clinic will host an after-hours social at 5:30 p.m. May 12 at Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail.

Visitors can learn about the opening of Crescent's Spring Hill primary health care and basic dental services clinic that will open later this spring.

For information or to RSVP, call Maureen Soliman at (352) 596-9006 or e-mail


One-day AARP driver safety class May 21

A one-day AARP Driver Safety Program class will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 21 at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St.

This is a six-hour class that costs $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers (members must bring their AARP cards). To register, call (352) 666-2246.


CPR, defibrillator course scheduled

The Hernando County Recreation Department will offer the American Heart Association's CPR Adult, Infant and Child/AED (automated external defibrillator) course, as well as the first aid course, on May 21 at Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd.

CPR/AED will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; first aid training will be from 2 to 5 p.m.

The cost is $40 for CPR/AED only, $30 for first aid only or $60 for both. Additional classes will be offered June 11, June 24, July 9, July 30, Aug. 13 and Aug. 26.

Recertification classes are also available and will be offered from 6 to 9 p.m. May 13, June 3, July 8 and Aug. 5.

To register, call the Recreation Department at (352) 754-4031 or Julie Stack at (352) 684-5664.


'Night at the Races' at Temple Beth David

Temple Beth David will host a Night at the Races at 6:30 p.m. May 14 at the temple, 13158 Antelope St. Post time is at 7:30 p.m.

The event features decorated wooden horses that race. There will be food, door prizes and raffles. Tickets are $5 each and are limited. Call (352) 686-7034.


Register now for 5K at Arc Nature Coast

The fifth annual Spring Lake 5K Run will be at 8 a.m. May 28 on the Arc Nature Coast grounds, 5283 Neff Lake Road, east of Brooksville. Registration starts at 7 a.m. and the race at 8 a.m.

The event will include the 5K run and a 2-mile fun run/walk. Prizes will be awarded to the first-, second- and third-place winners in various age groups (five-year increments). There will also be a post-race food fest.

The entry fee is $25 for the 5K and $20 for the fun walk/run. A T-shirt is guaranteed to those who register by May 13.

Register online at or call (352) 544-2322, ext. 109, e-mail to or visit the Web site at


3rd annual 'WoMan's' fashion show May 14

Hernando County Crime Stoppers will present the third annual WoMan's Dinner Fashion Show from 5:30 to 9 p.m. May 14 at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St.

This is an adults-only fashion show that features men who dress up as female fashion models and strut the catwalk displaying their own creative fashion design, style and music. At the end of the show, a model will be crowned the "WoMan Fashion Model of 2011." Other awards will be presented for Best Catwalk, Most Unique Fashion and Hot Legs contests.

The panel of judges includes Pat Crowley, president of the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce; Don Page, president of Cortez Community Bank; June Ester, former County Commissioner; Randy Woodruff, CPA Woodruff and Co.; and Don Germaise of WFTS-Ch. 28.

The emcees will be Billy Healis from the Walmart Distribution Center and a "surprise" Ms. co-emcee.

Dinner will be provided by John Mason Catering.

The event will include musicians and female belly dancers for entertainment. Tickets are $20. Guests may bring cameras and alcoholic beverages.

Proceeds will go to Hernando County Crime Stoppers, a nonprofit whose mission is to increase the safety of residents by assisting law enforcement officers and providing them with information that may lead to the arrest of criminals and the recovery of stolen property. The Crime Stoppers anonymous, toll-free tip line is 1-866-990-8477.

Blood donations sought to help storm-torn Alabama 05/04/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 9:09pm]
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