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Briefs: Learn what to do in an emergency on boat


Learn what to do in a boating emergency

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer its Suddenly in Command class from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the facility at 4340 Calienta St.

This is a free class for boat passengers, including spouses, on what to do when there is an emergency onboard.

For information or to reserve a seat, call Cathy at (352) 754-1104. Visit the Web site at


Leadership Hernando accepting applications

The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for its Leadership Hernando 2009 class.

Leadership Hernando is an interactive and comprehensive experience that is set up to challenge and educate participants about Hernando County.

The program is open to chamber members and nonmembers. The number of appointments is limited to 25.

The deadline to apply is April 30. For details, call Carla Hayes at (352) 796-0697, ext. 15.


Garden club planning Arbor Day celebration

The Spring Hill Garden Club will sponsor an Arbor Day Celebration from 9 a.m. to noon April 25 at the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens and adjacent plant nursery, 1489 Parker Ave.

The celebration will include speakers, entertainment, refreshments and a yard sale. Native Plant Society members will be on hand to answer questions. Call (352) 683-9933 or visit


Springstead High's flea market on April 18

A Springstead High School Flea Market will be from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 18 in the Springstead Theater parking lot, 3300 Mariner Blvd.

Vendor spaces are available for $10. Call (352) 683-3528.


Church has Treasures and Trash Flea Market

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church will have the annual Treasures and Trash Flea Market from 8 a.m. to noon April 18, in the parking lot by the fellowship hall at United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd.

Vendor spaces are available for $10. Call Bill at (352) 584-3988.


Book group to discuss story of girl in heaven

The Brooksville Book Discussion Group will meet at 6 p.m. April 20 at Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave. The book to be discussed is The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold.

The story is told by Susie Salmon, a 14-year-old girl in heaven. In the weeks following her death, Susie watches her school friends trade rumors about her disappearance, her family holding out hope that she will be found, and her killer covering his tracks. She watches life on Earth continuing without her, as she explores this place called heaven.

Registration is not required to participate. Copies of the book are limited at the library. For information, call Tina Mraz at (352) 754-4043.


Social club to sponsor singing and dancing

The Spring Hill Domino and Social Club will sponsor "Singing and Dancing Under the Stars (Cantando y Bailando Bajo Las Estrellas)" at 8 p.m. April 25 at the club, 10552 Spring Hill Drive.

Admission is $6 for members and $10 for nonmembers. For information, call (352) 684-2720 (after 6 p.m.), or (352) 442-0922.


Mother's Day Tea served at museum

The Hernando Heritage Museum will sponsor a Mother's Day Tea from 4 to 6 p.m. May 9 at 601 Museum Court.

The theme will be Victorian garden hats. The event will include food and entertainment.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children, and must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Call the museum at (352) 799-0129 or Virginia Rusk at (352) 796-5398.


Basketball league for men to start April 30

The City of Brooksville Parks and Recreation will offer an eight-week Men's Adult Basketball League on Thursdays, starting April 30, at the Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place.

Teams must be registered with all fees paid on or before April 20. A mandatory coaches meeting will be at 6 p.m. April 20 at JBCC.

The cost is a $250 sponsor fee per team, plus $30 per player. A uniform top is provided.

For information, call JoAnn Munford at (352) 540-3837.


Workshop offers tips to end pain naturally

The Foundation for Wellness Professionals will present its "Natural Solutions to End Pain" workshop from 6 to 7 p.m. April 28 at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive.

The speaker is Mary Bristow, acupuncturist and doctor of Oriental medicine. Participants will learn about natural, nondrug solutions to help relieve suffering.


Hospital auxiliary's gift fair on April 20

Brooksville Regional Hospital Auxiliary will sponsor a gift fair from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 20 and 21 in Conference Room 2, near the cafeteria. The hospital is at 17240 Cortez Blvd.

Funds raised will benefit the scholarship fund. For information, call Pam at (352) 442-0169.


Help needed to review scholarships bids

The Hernando County Education Foundation is seeking adult community members to volunteer to review applications for high school scholarships. Volunteers do not have to be a parent of a student in the Hernando County School District.

The review committee is scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. April 15 at the Hernando County School Board facility at 919 N Broad St. The reviewing of applications and essays should take approximately four hours.

Those wishing to volunteer are asked to contact Barbara Sweinberg at (352) 686-1936.

The Suncoast for Kids Foundation is the funding source for the scholarships that will be awarded at local high school graduation ceremonies.

Briefs: Learn what to do in an emergency on boat 04/08/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 8, 2009 9:07pm]
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