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Briefs: Kids' Day is Saturday at Croom Motorcycle Area


Kids' Day at Croom Motorcycle Area

Park rangers at the Croom Motorcycle Area will host the second annual Kids' Day at the CMA at 10 a.m. Saturday at 6420 LaRose Road, at the northwest corner of Cortez Boulevard and I-75, east of Brooksville.

The event is geared for children ages 6-12 and will include activities for dirt bike and ATV riders and their parents. Children will learn how to safely handle ATVs and dirt bikes.

Special guests from the professional riders' circuit will meet and greet visitors and sign autographs. Hernando County Fire Rescue and the Florida Fish and Game Conservation Commission will demonstrate rescue and field equipment.

Complimentary hot dogs will be available. Also, sponsors have provided numerous prizes and giveaways, including helmets, goggles, gloves and other safety equipment.

Admission and parking are free, but all motorcycles and ATVs entering the area must have a current Division of Forestry annual permit or purchase one on arrival. All riders must wear helmets. Riders younger than 16 must wear protective goggles.

For information, call (352) 797-5759.


Church invites kids for Friendship Club

Children ages 4 to 11 are invited to the Faithweaver Friendship Club at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Fellowship Community Church, 11250 Spring Hill Drive.

There will be food, games, music and Bible stories. Following registration will be dinner then the Friendship Club gathering.

The club will meet from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. weekly on Mondays. For information, call (352) 684-8371.


Golf tournament registration due soon

Monday is the last day to register for the Rally for the Cure Golf Tournament that will be at 8 a.m. Oct. 22 at Hernando Oaks Golf and Country Club, 5230 Delacroix Drive.

The registration fee is $65 and includes golf and cart, buffet, contests and prizes. Sponsorships are also available.

The tourney is sponsored by the Hernando Oaks Women's Golf Association. Proceeds will benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. For information, call Marianne at (352) 796-4043 or Pat at (352) 848-0842.


Concert to benefit Rotary's PolioPlus

The Rotary Clubs of Hernando County will present "Music for Life" at 2 p.m. Oct. 5 at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way.

The classical music concert features vocalists and musicians from Hernando County.

The concert is a fundraiser to benefit Rotary PolioPlus, a program formed in 1985 to immunize the world's children against polio. In partnership with the World Health Organization and UNICEF, the program has decreased the number of polio cases by more than 99 percent and the number of endemic countries has decreased from 125 to 4.

In a final push to eradicate polio, Rotary has received a $100-million challenge grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Rotary must match the $100-million and hopes each club around the world will contribute $1,000 each year for the next three years. The Rotary Clubs of Hernando County have decided to work together to meet this challenge.

Tickets for the Oct. 5 concert at $10 each and are tax deductible. For tickets or information, call Carol McElroy at Raymond James Financial, (352) 684-6840.


Cabaret Night planned at the Lake House

The Spring Hill Community Association will host another Lake House Cabaret Night with the Company Swing Band at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave.

The indoor event will feature vocalist Eddie Lawrence and special guests.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 on event day (if available), and will include hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, desserts, prizes and two free beers or glasses of wine.

Seating is limited. For tickets or information, call (352) 666-4746 or visit the Web site at


Adoption orientation offered on Monday

Those interested in adoption are invited to an adoption orientation with the Children's Home Society of Florida at 6 p.m. Monday at 11 N Magnolia Ave.

Case managers will be on hand to speak about the group's adoption services and the children currently needing families.

Founded in 1902 and headquartered in Winter Park, the nationally accredited society is one of the largest and oldest statewide private providers of social services. For information, call (352) 334-0955.


Philippine-American group ball is Oct. 4

The Hernando County Philippine-American Association, Inc. will host its third annual Anniversary Ball and induction of officers from 6 to 11 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court.

This is a formal event. Tickets are $40 each. For information or tickets, call Aurora Rice at (352) 848-1031, Celia Sigua at (352) 398-6207 or Cobie Atienza at (352) 666-5381.


Chinsegut plans a variety of free events

Chinsegut Nature Center will offer the following upcoming programs and events:

• Incredible Edibles, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. This is a cooking demonstration of wild edible plants and game. Bring a place setting to sample foods. Registration required.

• Backpacking with Jim Garrison, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Participants will learn the basics of backpacking and camping. The program will include indoor and outdoor demonstrations.

• Chinsegut Butterfly Workshop, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 20. Attendees should bring a pair of binoculars and a butterfly book.

• Big Pine Fall Wildflower and Butterfly Walk, 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 30. Meet at the Big Pine Tract parking lot on Old Crystal River Road. Bring binoculars and bird and wildflower books, if you can.

Unless otherwise specified, events are free and at the nature center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. Reservations for various programs are recommended; seating limited. Call (352) 754-6722.

Briefs: Kids' Day is Saturday at Croom Motorcycle Area 09/09/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, September 9, 2008 8:34pm]
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