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A Festival of Orchids set for next weekend

The Orchid Lovers Club of Spring Hill will present A Festival of Orchids from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 29 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 30 at SNPJ Hall, 13383 County Line Road.

The festival will include orchid vendors, plant sales, orchid supplies, repotting of orchids, raffles, an educational table and door prizes. Admission is $1. For information, call 585-7109.


Library to show two entertaining movies

The Hernando County Public Library System will have viewings of two movies Thursday at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive.

The first film to be shown will be Space Cowboys at 2 p.m. The movie, rated PG-13, is about four retired fighter pilots who assist NASA during a satellite crisis.

The 2000 movie stars Clint Eastwood (who also directs), Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland and James Garner.

The second movie viewing is geared toward teens and will be shown at 5:30 p.m. The 2005 Disney film Ice Princess will be shown. Brainy "ugly duckling" Casey Carlyle has never fit in, but always dreamed of being a figure skater champion. Against her mother's wishes of her focusing on getting into Harvard, Casey begins to train to become a U.S. figure skater.

The movie is rated G and stars Michelle Trachtenberg, Joan Cusack and Kim Cattrall.

There is no cost to attend either movie. Light refreshments will be served. The programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hernando County. For information, call 540-6391.


Healthy Families aids new parents, babies

Healthy Families Pasco has expanded and is now Healthy Families Pasco-Hernando, now offering support to expecting and new parents in Hernando County.

Families are eligible for service if they are expecting a new baby or have a baby younger than 3 months old, and have completed a voluntary assessment that indicates they could benefit from Healthy Families Florida home visiting services. Eligibility is not based on family income, but on the variety and severity of challenges a family may be facing.

Healthy Families home visitors educate parents about child health and development, teach problem-solving skills, conduct infant screening for developmental delays, connect parents and children to a medical home and make referrals to other family support services as needed.

For information about Healthy Families, contact Becky Bennett at (727) 967-7509.

Briefs: Orchid Club plans festival March 29-30 in Spring Hill 03/21/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 9:45am]
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