pet adoptions saturdays through march
Adopt-a-thons with Home at Last Pet Adoptions will be from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturdays throughout March at Petco, 7223 Coastal Blvd. (in the back of the store). The nonprofit group specializes in Siamese, but a variety of cats and kittens will be available. All are spayed or neutered, have had age-appropriate vaccinations, have tested negative for feline leukemia and AIDS, are microchipped and have been treated for parasites. Pets may be viewed online at halpetadoptions.petfinder.com. Requests may be made for certain pets to be brought to an adopt-a-thon. Fees vary and are tax deductible. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (352) 476-6832.
Chamber cancels today's events
The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce has canceled two events that were scheduled for today: the Business After Business Social at Heartland of Brooksville and the ribbon cutting at Hernando Employment & Training Association. For information, call (352) 796-0697.
Author focuses on humorous history
An evening of storytelling with local author Jerry Cowling is scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Hill House Bed and Breakfast, 406 E Liberty St. Cowling will take a humorous look at history, including stories about Abraham Lincoln, Davy Crockett, what really happened at the Brooksville Raid and the histories of dogs, fear and movies. Refreshments will be served. There is no cost to attend. For information, call (352) 345-4466.
Appraiser's office to close half day
The Hernando County Property Appraiser's Office will be closed from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on March 12 for training purposes. Offices are at Hernando County Government Center, Room 463, 20 N Main St., Brooksville; and the Westside Government Center, 7509 and 7525 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Call (352) 754-4190.
Bingo Bash tickets still available
A limited number of tickets are still available for the 17th annual Bingo Bash on March 13 at the Brookridge clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St. Doors are scheduled to open at 8:30 a.m., with games starting at 10 a.m. Tickets are $35, which includes 52 games, doughnut and coffee upon arrival and dessert at lunchtime; participants should bring a sack lunch. Payout will be $3,200. The event is sponsored by the Brookridge Woman's Club. Reservations are needed by Monday. Call Martha at (352) 596-8061.
'Li'l Abner' premieres at Stage West: 8 p.m., 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $18 for adults, $9 for students. Continues weekends through March 21. Visit stagewest.net or call (352) 683-5113.
Library hosts Storytime and Toddler Time programs: Toddler Time, for ages 18-35 months, at 10 a.m.; Storytime, for ages 3-5, at 11 a.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Call (352) 540-6391.
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