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Briefs: Audubon Society's birding field trip canceled


Audubon Society's field trip canceled

The Hernando Audubon Society has canceled its Chassahowitzka birding field trip that was scheduled for Saturday. The event will be rescheduled for a later date in the winter.

For information, call Elaine at (352) 686-8195.


Sponsors needed for annual campout

The Arc Nature Coast needs sponsors for the annual camp out Oct. 15-17 at Chinsegut Hill in Brooksville.

All sponsors will have their company/organization name printed on the T-shirts that will be distributed to campers, volunteers and staff. Sponsors and donations are needed for a variety of activities and entertainment. A donation of $30 will pay for a scholarship for a day camper, $120 will provide a scholarship for an overnight camper and $100 donation will pay for entertainment. Any donation amount is appreciated.

An expected 100 campers are expected to participate in the annual program for developmentally disabled individuals the Arc Nature Coast serves.

The Arc Nature Coast is a nonprofit organization; all donations are tax-deductible. Those wishing to become a sponsor or to make a donation, call Nancy at (352) 544-2322, ext. 109.


Hi-Lites singers to perform at Pizza Hut

The Hernando Hills Hi-Lites will serenade Pizza Hut patrons from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Pizza Hut, 2903 Commercial Way. Chorus members and the D-Lites Quartet will wait on tables and sing favorite tunes and, on request, sing birthday or anniversary greetings. A portion of tips and donations collected will benefit the local autism chapter. The Hi-Lites are Hernando County's only female barbershop chorus, chartered with Harmony, Inc. For information, call Tessie at (352) 683-1748.


Politics on agenda at breakfast meeting

The Democratic Women's Club of Hernando County will host a free Breakfast Meet and Greet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 11 at Dr. Keith Stolte's office, 11115 County Line Road.

Democratic and nonpartisan candidates will be on hand to discuss issues and concerns for Hernando County.

Anyone interested is invited to attend this free event. Reservations are needed. For information or to RSVP, call Yvonne Nelson at (352) 597-9902 or Kathy Brown at (352) 596-9245..


Fitness camp offered for women Tuesdays

Hernando County Recreation will offer a Get Buff Ladies Boot Camp at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Oct. 13, at Anderson Snow Park, 1360 Anderson Snow Road.

The cost is $119 for eight classes. The instructor is Kim Garcia. To register or for information, call (352) 428-6368 or (352) 754-4031.


Green Party offers two free film showings

The Hernando County Green Party will show two films on Tuesday as part of its Green Screens, an ongoing series of free films on current issues.

The film The Elephant in the Room will be shown at 2 p.m. at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. This is a documentary that follows British filmmaker Dean Puckett through his journey into the "9/11 Truth Movement" conspiracy theorists who believe that the official explanation about what happened on Sept. 11, 2001, in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania is totally or partially inaccurate.

The film No End in Sight will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Green Bean Organic Market, 11020 Northcliffe Blvd. Charles Ferguson's 2007 documentary takes a comprehensive look at the Bush Administration's conduct of the Iraq war and its occupation of the country.

For information about Green Screens, call Suzanne at 666-7576.


Kennel Club to hold dog show Nov. 8-9

The Hernando County Kennel Club will present the All-Breed Dog Show and Obedience Trials Nov. 8 and 9 at Florida Classic Park, 5360 Lockhart Road, off Cortez Boulevard, east of Brooksville.

Prior to the event, canine good citizen testing will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 7. The cost is $5 per dog, plus a $5 parking fee. Only dogs that are eligible for AKC registration will be allowed to participate. Dogs must also be at least 6 months old and current on their vaccinations.

Show hours will be from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. A microchip clinic will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days; the cost to have a pet microchipped is $25.

Spectators are welcome. Admission is free, but there will be a $5 per vehicle parking fee. For information, visit online at or call (352) 754-9030 or (352) 238-0661.


Register to run in 'Run with the Sheriff'

Registrations are being accepted for the annual Run with the Sheriff — 5K Challenge, which will be at 8 a.m. Nov. 8 at the Sand Hill Scout Reservation, 11210 Cortez Blvd. Final check-in will be at 7 a.m.

Sponsorships are available in $100, $200 and $300 increments, which includes the company logo on all shirts, complimentary race entries and goodie packets. Proceeds will benefit the Hernando County Sheriff's Office Youth Education Services.

The cost to participate in the race is $12 for those who register in advance and $17 on race day. A free Kids Fun Run will follow immediately after the 5K challenge. Those who preregister will receive a long-sleeve event shirt.

Awards will be given for overall first place male, female and master categories, and five-deep in each five-year age groups from 14 to 75 and older. Medals will be awarded to all Kids Fun Run participants.

For information, call Deputy Vincent Gargano at (352) 754-6830, ext. 53676. Visit the Web site at


Ladies Auxiliary's yard sale planned Oct. 11

The Ladies Auxiliary at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8713 will host a fundraiser yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 11 at the post, 1686 E Jefferson St.

Entertainment will follow with the Country Pride Band providing country music from 2 to 5 p.m. Karaoke will start at 7 p.m.

For information, call the post at (352) 796-4449.


Toys for Tots benefit SET for Oct. 12

A Charity Poker Run to benefit Toys for Tots will take place Oct. 12. Participants can start at one of three Adventure Cycle Center locations: 14430 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville; 10411 Gandy Blvd., St. Petersburg; or 9820 Adamo Drive, Brandon.

The event will kick off with a continental breakfast at each site, with the last bike out at 11 a.m. The midday stop will be at Red Mule Pub in Brooksville and the last stop will be at Weeki Wachee Springs, 6131 Commercial Way, where an exclusive mermaid performance will be presented at 3:45 p.m., followed by a fashion show.

There will be prizes, music and dinner and a cash bar will be available for riders and guests.

The cost to register is $25. All proceeds will benefit the Hernando County Toys for Tots Program. For information, call Doug at (352) 796-6116 or e-mail

Briefs: Audubon Society's birding field trip canceled 09/30/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 2:17pm]
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