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Blood drives planned around Hernando County to fill urgent need

COUNTYWIDE

Blood drives planned to fill an urgent need

LifeSouth Community Blood Center has announced an emergency need for blood in the county. All blood types are needed. Upcoming drives with the LifeSouth bloodmobile include: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Family Dollar Store, 7419 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Family Dollar will treat customers with free hot dogs and sodas. Blood donors will receive a T-shirt and be entered into a raffle for a chance to win an iPod. Another drive will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at the Machine Gun Shoot event at Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee. Donors will receive a limited edition "Hero" T-shirt and be entered into a raffle to win one of two Leatherman tools. For information, call (352) 596-2002.

SPRING HILL

Hospice offers free memory screenings

HPH Hospice will offer free 20-minute memory screenings for adults 50 and older who are concerned about memory impairment. The screenings will be offered between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. July 20 at the HPH Hospice office at 12260 Cortez Blvd. Participants will meet privately with Jerry Fisher, program specialist for the Alzheimer's Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter. While the screening is not a diagnostic tool and not intended for those with dementia or Alzheimer's, it is helpful in determining if there is a serious problem. Appointments are required. Call Jen Carlevatti at (352) 573-8514 for an appointment.

Correction

James Boehm, 23, of Brooksville, died in a motorcycle accident Tuesday. Based on incorrect information from authorities, a different age was listed in Wednesday's Times.

Today's picks

Florida Library Youth Program presents Facts and Crafts: Learn about Australia at 10 a.m. and China at 2 p.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. For children ages 5-12. (352) 540-6391.

Family Freedom Fest: 3-11 p.m., Fun and Wheels, 9227 County Line Road, Spring Hill. Free admission and parking. (727) 937-1755.

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Blood drives planned around Hernando County to fill urgent need 06/30/11 [Last modified: Thursday, June 30, 2011 8:31pm]
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