Blood drive planned at Gun and Knife Show
LifeSouth Community Blood Center has an urgent need for all blood types. A blood drive with the LifeSouth bloodmobile will be at the Hernando Sportsman's Club's Gun and Knife Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St.
Donors must be 16 or older (16-year-olds must have written parental consent). All donors must present photo identification. For information, call (352) 596-2002.
Run for Fallen is memorial to soldiers
The 2011 Run for the Fallen will be Aug. 21 at E.G. Simmons Park, 2401 19th Ave. NW, off U.S. 41 in south Hillsborough County. Registration is at 8 a.m. and the opening ceremony is at 9 a.m., with the walk/run immediately following.
This is the annual memorial run hosted by Tampa Area Marine Parents Association (TAMPA), a free 5K and 1 mile run/walk. It is held in conjunction with the national Run for the Fallen, a memorial run that collectively runs 1 mile for every service member who has been killed during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
Runners pledge to walk or run for all the fallen soldiers across the nation. TAMPA's goal is to have a walking or running representative for each of the local fallen soldiers.
The event will be held rain or shine. Strollers, children's bicycles, leashed/vaccinated dogs and spectators are welcome.
Event T-shirts will be available for $5. Preregistration is suggested and can be done by e-mailing R4F@USMCFamilySupport.org with your name and race (1 mile or 5K).
While the event is free, the park charges an entry fee of $2 per vehicle for up to eight passengers, and $1 for additional passengers. Visit the website at usmcfamilysupport.org or call (813)965-2682.
Women of Distinction nominations sought
Do you know a woman who exemplifies extraordinary civic, professional and/or philanthropic commitment and achievement through gifts of time, talent and treasure, making her community a better place? The Girls Scouts of West Central Florida announces an open call for nominations for its prestigious Women of Distinction recognition.
Women do not have to be Girl Scouts to be nominated but must live within the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida's geographic boundaries (Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sumter counties).
Visit www.gswcf.org to download a nomination form; all nominations are due by Sept. 12.
Those selected as a 2012 Woman of Distinction will be honored at a luncheon on March 13, 2012, at A La Carte Pavilion in Tampa. For more information, call (813)262-1769 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elvis show in memory of Sept. 11 victims
A Match of the Decade II will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 11 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Doors open at 6 p.m.
The event features Bill Lindsey vs. Kenn E. Grube, each performing as Elvis.
Tickets are $10 and should be purchased in advance to ensure best seating.
The show is in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Gifts From Hope charity to benefit troops overseas.
For tickets, call Fred at (352) 593-4010.
Scholarship Dice Run scheduled Aug. 27
Marine Corps League Detachment 708 will host a Scholarship Dice Run Aug. 27. Signups will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the detachment, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road. Kickstands go up at 11 a.m.
Stops include the Inglis Amvets 447, Floral City VFW 7122, Brooksville VFW Post 8713, and ending back at Detachment 708.
The cost is $10 per card, $15 for two or $20 per couple. All proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund. For information, call Herb Robinson at (352) 596-1922 or the detachment at (352) 597-7979.
Knights of Columbus to host 'Social Night'
St. Frances Cabrini Knights of Columbus will host a "Social Night" at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 23 in Xavier Hall at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd.
There will be two presentations:
The first speaker is Jane Swanson from Florida Telephone Relay, a division of the Deaf and Hearing Services of Florida. She will have free telephones for those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
The second presentation will be given by Kendra C. Tuma, program director with Salishan Retirement Living. She will discuss the benefits offered residents at the Salishan, as well as an overview of the costs associated with their assisted living. Those in attendance will receive a certificate for a free chef-prepared meal at Salishan.
For information, call (352) 686-9767.