Monday, April 23, 2018
News Roundup

Briefs: Church garage sale benefits Relay for Life

RELAY FOR LIFE GARAGE SALE: A garage sale will start at 8:30 Saturday at DaySpring Presbyterian Church, 6000 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill, with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society's Spring Hill Relay for Life.

Donations of nonperishable food for the church's pantry will be accepted at the sale.

For information, call (352) 686-3600.

KIWANIS FUNDRAISER BREAKFAST: The Kiwanis Club of Brooksville Ridge will host a pancake breakfast fundraiser from 6 to 9 a.m. March 15 at Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville.

The cost is $5. Proceeds will help finance Kiwanis projects for youth in the community.

Takeout will be available. Local deliveries can be made, but must be arranged prior to the day of the breakfast. To arrange a delivery, call Jim at (352) 799-5456.

DANCE NIGHT: The High Point Community will host a dance at 7 p.m. March 16 at the community center, 12249 Club House Road, High Point. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Music will be provided by DJ Billy Lindsay. Tickets are $5 each.

For information or table reservations, call (352) 596-2827.

EDUCATION FORUM: The Black Educators Caucus will host an education forum from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 16 at the South Brooksville Community Center, 601 Dr. M.L. King Jr. Blvd., Brooksville.

There will be door prizes and lunch will be served. Parents can learn how to help their children succeed in school and on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test and about free tutoring.

Information will be available for high school seniors about colleges and trade schools, scholarships, the General Educational Development exam, and essay and resume writing.

For information, call (352) 442-8100.

RELAY FOR LIFE MEETING: The Brooksville Relay for Life will have a committee meeting at 5 p.m. followed by a team meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville.

The Brooksville event starts at 5 p.m. April 26 and continue through about noon April 27 at Hernando High School, 700 Bell Ave.

This is an overnight event where teams and individuals camp out with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track at all times.

Most fundraising is done prior to the relay, but some teams have events and fundraisers at their campsites during the relay. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

Those interested in participating in this year's event are invited to attend Monday's meeting.

For information, contact Lisa at (813) 949-0291, ext. 5612, or [email protected]

BROOKRIDGE LINE DANCE: The next Brookridge Line Dance Social is 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge.

DJ Dave will entertain. Guests may bring their own snacks, beverages and ice. No lessons are provided, but instructors will be on hand to give assistance.

Admission is $5.

For information, call Norma at (352) 397-6088.

WRITE YOUR MEMORIES: The Hernando County Public Library System will offer a "Writing Your Life Story" workshop from 10 to 11:30 a.m. March 13 at the West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill.

The free program is for those interested in writing their life stories, whether for their family, friends or themselves. Tips and techniques will be provided to help get started. There will also be creative writing exercises and group sharing.

The workshop will also be offered April 10 and May 8 at the same time and location.

For information or to register, call (352) 754-4043.

SHOW OF MUSICAL LEGENDS: Brookridge Entertainment will present a concert featuring singer/impressionist Paul Tanner at 7 p.m. March 14 at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge.

The show includes impressions of celebrities, comedians and musicians, with Tanner performing as Engelbert Humperdink, Neil Diamond, Barry Manilow, Nat King Cole, Willie Nelson and others.

Tickets are $20.

For information or tickets, call Larry or Vivian Schmitz at (352) 610-4901.

VOLUNTEER FAIR: The Hernando County Public Library System and Golden Rainbow Ranch will host Hernando Has Heart, a volunteer fair, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 16 at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive.

The free event will showcase more than a dozen local nonprofit organizations that are in need of help. There will also be food, animals, arts and crafts, face painting, balloon art and games for all ages.

For information, call (352) 754-4043.

BINGO MARATHON: A Pot O' Gold Bingo Marathon will be March 16 at the Masaryktown Community Center, 539 Lincoln Ave., Masaryktown. Doors open at 9 a.m.

Tickets are $70 each, which include more than 90 games and dinner. An optional breakfast will be available.

The event will include $5,000 in payouts, plus two double dabs and two lucky numbers. Door prizes will be awarded. Packages are premade.

For information or tickets, call (352) 345-4818.

KIDS MARATHON: Oak Hill Hospital and the Five Points of Life Foundation will host a Five Points of Life Kids Marathon.

The goal is for children who are in kindergarten through eighth grade to walk 25 miles. It is done a little bit at a time, with participants logging mileage as they go.

On April 6, participants will gather for a celebration run or walk of 1.2 miles to complete the marathon. It will start at 9 a.m. at Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville. All participants will receive a T-shirt and will earn a medal at the finish line.

There is no cost to participate for those who sign up by Friday. For information or registration forms, go online to fivepointsoflife.com/2012/10/22/kids-marathon-hernando/ or contact Jay Eckert at (352) 224-1623 or [email protected], or Tom Davis at (352) 622-3544 or [email protected]

PRESCHOOL SCREENINGS: The Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System will offer preschool screenings for children ages 3 to 5 who are not in kindergarten and who might have problems with speech, language, hearing, vision, concepts or motor coordination.

Screenings will be at the Exceptional Student Education Center, 900 Emerson Road, Brooksville, on the following days: March 13 and 20, April 3 and 17, and May 1.

The free screenings are by appointment only; early registration is suggested. Call Linda Kaszuba at (352) 797-7021.

LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION CLASS: The Hernando County Family YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill, will offer a lifeguard class on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from March 20 to 30. The course is for people 16 and older who do not hold lifeguard certification.

Those interested must register by Wednesday at the Y or online at suncoastymca.org. Attendance is required at 5 p.m. Monday for prerequisite swim testing. For certification, attendance is required on all class dates. CPR/AED for the professional rescuer, first aid and oxygen administration are included in the class.

The cost is $254 for Y facility members and $354 for program members and nonaffiliated participants. The cost includes the book, fanny pack, CPR mask, whistle, lanyard and all certification costs. For information, call (352) 688-9622.

HHS CLASS OF '63 REUNION: The Hernando High School Class of 1963 will have its 50th reunion from 6 to 10 p.m. April 6 at the Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive, Brooksville.

Other classes are welcome. Reservations are required.

For details and reservations, call Pam Kinnear Whitehead at (352) 596-9944.

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