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Briefs: DayStar Life Center needs volunteers

DAYSTAR NEEDS VOLUNTEERS: DayStar Life Center needs volunteers to help a few hours a week.

The center, at 7120 Hope Hill Road, off the State Road 50 truck route in Brooksville, is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Volunteers may help in various areas of the thrift store or the food pantry.

DayStar is a ministry of St. Anthony Catholic Church and has been in operation since 1983. The center relies solely on volunteers to operate, with all proceeds going to the community.

DayStar's food pantry also now provides food for families on a monthly basis.

To volunteer, make a donation or for information about the pantry or thrift shop, call (352) 799-5930 or go to

CHARITY CRUISE-IN BENEFIT FOR FIREFIGHTER: A charity cruise-in to benefit Hernando County firefighter Tony Carollo will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Chick-fil-A, 13143 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill.

The event, hosted by Chick-fil-A and Monster Transmission and Performance, will include door prizes, entertainment, games and raffles. Registration is free. Spectators are welcome.

Proceeds from raffles and a portion of revenue generated at the restaurant during the event will be given to Carollo to help with medical bills.

Carollo went into cardiac arrest while working to put out a house fire in January. For information, call Monster Transmission toll-free at 1-800-708-0087.

RIFLE CLINIC OFFERED: A Project Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship Clinic will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 21 and 22 at the Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

Participants will be taught skills that allow a rifleman to be accurate out to 500 yards, with iron sights, standard rifle and surplus ammunition. Most of the instruction is conducted on the firing range at 25 meters, at reduced-size targets to simulate 100 to 500 yards. Students learn safe gun handling, proper use of a sling and Revolutionary War history.

Participants should bring their own ear and eye protection, rifle with sling and ammo, rifle mat, snacks and drinks. Lunch will be available for purchase in the clubhouse.

The cost for men is $70 for both days or $45 for one day; for women, $10 for both days or $5 for one day; $5 for both days for youth 20 and younger, and free for active military and disabled persons with ID. There is an additional club range fee of $14 per day for all participants.

Project Appleseed is an activity of the Revolutionary War Veterans Association and is dedicated to teaching Americans about their shared heritage and history, as well as traditional rifle marksmanship skills.

To register online, visit For information, contact Trey Dawson at (727) 452-4650 or

MOVIES AT THE LIBRARY: Friends of the Library of Hernando County will offer the following free movie showings at the East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West:

War Horse, 2 p.m. Tuesday. Directed by Steven Spielberg, this 2011 film is the story of Albert, who enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. The movie, rated PG-13, stars Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson and David Thewlis.

Happy Feet Two, 1 p.m. April 21. Beloved penguins Mumble and Gloria return in this animated children's feature. As their son, Erik, struggles to find his place in the penguin world, Mumble, his family and friends must work together against a new threat to their home. The film, rated PG, features the voices of Elijah Wood, Robin Williams and Pink.

Popcorn will be served during both showings. For information, call the library at (352) 754-4443.

ART WORKSHOP: The Spring Hill Art League will host a watercolor workshop with award-winning artist Karen Heidler from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd.

The cost is $45 for art league members and $55 for nonmembers. To reserve a seat and for a list of supplies needed, call Isabelle at (352) 683-5452.

LOW-COST PET VACCINATIONS: The Florida International Teaching Zoo veterinary staff will offer a low-cost pet vaccination clinic from noon to 1:30 p.m. April 22 at Tractor Supply Co., 18741 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville.

Rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats will be $6. Dog distemper-parvovirus combo shots and cat distemper shots will be $14, and kennel cough (Bordetella) shots for dogs will be $15. All vaccinations will be administered by a veterinarian. Documentation will be provided.

Proceeds are tax-deductible contributions that will benefit the teaching zoo facility under construction in Bushnell, as well as Project Green Jungle and elephant survival programs. For information, call (352) 867-7788 and leave a message.

WELLINGTON GARAGE AND BAKE SALE: The Wellington All-Community Garage and Bake Sale will be from 8 a.m. to noon April 21 at the Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill. For information, call (352) 666-6888.

LEARN CPR: A CPR/automated external defibrillator class will be offered at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Brooksville Enrichment Center, Suite 120 in the Medical Arts Building at Brooksville Regional Hospital, 17222 Hospital Blvd., west of Brooksville. Other classes are scheduled for May 3 and 17 at this location.

The course meets the guidelines of the American Heart Association and the American Safety and Health Institute. It is designed for professional health care providers, but anyone may participate.

The cost is $20. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a two-year certification card.

Classes are also being offered at the Spring Hill Enrichment Center, Suite 105 in the Medical Arts Building at Spring Hill Regional Hospital, 10441 Quality Drive, Spring Hill. Classes will be at 6 p.m. May 10 and 31.

Seating is limited; reservations are required. Call (352) 597-8875.

COLLECTION TO BENEFIT THE DAWN CENTER: The Oak Hills Homeowners Association will collect nonperishable food and other items for the Dawn Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 28 at the wing walls (entrance monuments) at Loretto Street at Kirkwood Avenue and at Belltower Street at Keysville Avenue.

Donations of unopened and unexpired nonperishable food and condiments are needed, as well as cleaning supplies, diapers (sizes 3, 4 and 5), copy paper and paper products. Cash, checks and Walmart gift cards are also appreciated; checks should be made out to the Dawn Center.

The Dawn Center is a shelter that offers emergency assistance to victims of domestic and sexual violence. For information, contact Patt Grasham at (352) 200-4778 or

For information, call Grasham at (352) 200-4778.

LINE DANCE SOCIAL: The next Brookridge Good Times Line Dance Social will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. April 21 at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge.

DJ Dave will provide music, including Top 20 hits and oldies. No lessons will be provided, but instructors will be on hand to offer assistance.

Guests may bring their own snacks, beverages and ice. Tickets are $5. Call (352) 397-6088.

MOTHER'S DAY TEA: The Hernando Historical Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville, will host its annual Mother's Day Tea and Art Exhibit from 4 to 6 p.m. May 12.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children. A limited number of tickets are available and may be purchased at the museum from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, or by calling Virginia Rusk at (352) 799-0129 or (352) 796-5398. No tickets will be sold at the door. Visit the website at

Briefs: DayStar Life Center needs volunteers 04/12/12 [Last modified: Thursday, April 12, 2012 8:14pm]
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