Annual Passion Week service starts Monday
The Minister Layman Alliance will sponsor the 2008 Annual Passion Week and Sunrise Service Monday through March 23.
The service will be at 7 p.m. each day at the following locations:
• Monday, Shiloh New Beginnings P T Ministries, Inc.
• Tuesday, St. James Missionary Baptist Church
• Wednesday, New Jerusalem (Twin Lakes)
• Thursday, Ebenezer Baptist Church
• Friday, Church of God
There will not be a service on Saturday. The March 23 program will be at 9 a.m. at Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church.
For details, call Brenda at 796-4378 or Pastor Malachi Fogle at 754-0313.
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PHCC presents tribute show to King Elvis
Pasco-Hernando Community College will present Tribute to Elvis starring Dwight Icenhower at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Performing Arts Center at the PHCC West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road.
Icenhower has shared the stage with many of Elvis' friends, including DJ Fontana, the Jordanaires, the Sweet Inspirations, Cynthia Pepper, Charlies Hodge and Joe Esposito. He has won numerous "Elvis Awards."
Tickets are $23, $27 and $30. Call (727) 816-3707, visit the PHCC Bookstore from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays, or buy online at phcc.edu/tix (service fee applied).
Woman's Club plans 'horse race,' auction
The Brooksville Woman's Club will have a Day at the Horse Races and Auction from 2 to 5 p.m. March 29 at the clubhouse, 131 S Main St.
There is no cost for admission. Tokens will be sold to play the horses, then to be used for the auction that will follow. Snacks will be available.
For information, call Janice at 799-7374.
Sponsors needed for Young Child Fun Fest
The Week of the Young Child Fun Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 19 at the Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, off Darby Lane. Participants and sponsors are still needed.
The free annual event includes entertainment and activities and promotes the need for quality education and child care. There also will be exhibits by local agencies.
The event is funded and put on by local businesses and organizations, and is sponsored in part by the St. Petersburg Times. All volunteers and groups are welcome. Those interested in helping out may call Sheila Chambers at 754-5068, ext. 210.
Reception Wednesday at Spring Art Exhibit
An art reception for the Spring Art Exhibit will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Brooksville City Hall Art Gallery, 201 Howell Ave.
Visitors will be able to meet the artists participating in the exhibit. Light refreshments will be served.
The Spring Art Exhibit, which is on display through April 10, features displays by the Nature Coast Decorative Artists, Hernando Quilters, Suncoast Ship Model Society, Spring Hill Camera Club and a new selection of poetry by members of Just Poets.
Artists with paintings on display include Jean Lang Humble, Laura "Corky" Duink and Edmund Meadows.
Special to the gallery is the "Face to Face" exhibit, which incorporates the paintings of Rosa Lea Addington and the sculptures of Rosalie LoCurcio. Also on display is "A Journey with Arthur," courtesy of Mable Sims.
For information, call 544-5407.
Travel musical genres with the Divas April 10
Brookridge Entertainment will present the Divas at 7 p.m. April 10 at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
The Divas is a group that will take their audience on a journey through a variety of musical eras, performing disco, country classics, a "new" selection of R&B hits and Broadway favorites.
Tickets are $15 each. Call Barb at 597-4620.
Women's Club to have card party March 28
The Hernando Beach Women's Club will have its annual card party from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 28 at VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd.
Participants can play their favorite games. Door prizes will be given to all. There will be a potluck luncheon.
Tickets are $10. Call Terry at 596-5139 or Josephine at 592-6922.
Training seminar for caregivers offered
Universal Health Care and Crown Pointe Senior Living Community will present a Caregiver Toolbox Training Seminar from 5 to 7:30 p.m. March 25 at Crown Pointe, 11291 County Line Road.
Presentations include financial assistance for the elderly, caregiver relief, maintaining daily function — how tos, medication management, legal matters and abuse, neglect and exploitation.
There will be door prizes and a certificate of training available for professionals attending. A complete, full-course dinner will be served for $5. Reservations are required; call Cindy Herrick, (727) 456-2940.
Free master gardener training orientations
Free orientations for the next volunteer master gardener training course will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursday and 2 p.m. April 3 at the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 19490 Oliver St.
Attendance at one of the orientations is mandatory for those wishing to take the Florida master gardener course, which will be 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays, May 8 through Aug. 7, alternating between the Hernando and Pasco Extension Service offices.
There is no cost for the orientation. The master gardener training course is $110.
The course covers basic botany and entomology; plant propagation; pruning; how to fertilize; how to grow vegetables, fruits and ornamentals; landscape design; plant pest problems; and other aspects of gardening. Individuals accepted into the program must agree to give a minimum of 75 hours of volunteer work the first year and 35 hours for subsequent years.
To register, call 754-4433.