Sessions to share tips for financial health
The Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service will offer "Strategies for Money Management" from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service satellite office in the Forest Oaks Government Center, 7479 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill.
The class explores various ways to cut expenses, as well as provide insight on how to improve financial health.
The free program is also offered from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the extension office at 19490 Oliver St., Brooksville.
To register for a class or to obtain more information, call Scott Taylor at 754-4433.
Republican group ready for chili contest
The Hernando County Republican Executive Committee will host the "It's Chili In June" event at 6 p.m. Friday at the Masaryktown Community Center, 539 Lincoln Ave.
Republican candidates, as well as any other Republicans, are invited to enter this chili contest. Participants are to bring a gallon of their chili (should be heated prior to the event) in a crock pot.
Each entrant will have a table set up and position assigned to them. Upon arrival, visitors and guests will receive a ballot so they can vote after sampling the chili. The winner will be named the Chili Hot Shot for 2008.
Tickets to attend the chili contest are $5 each, which includes sampling the various chili dishes and voting. Samplers are encouraged to purchase as many tickets for their favorites as needed, to effectively "skew" the vote in his or her favor. Donations of door prizes are also welcome. Those who give a donation will be recognized.
To enter the contest, purchase tickets or to obtain more information, contact Mary Ann Hogan at 796-2088 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Contest entrants must tell how many tickets they will need for the event.
AARP lists courses for 50-and-over drivers
The AARP Driver Safety Program is a refresher course for drivers ages 50 and older. The cost is $10.
The course will be offered at the following Hernando County locations in July:
• 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 16 and 23, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd. (behind Oak Hill Hospital). Call 683-8594 to register.
• 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 11 and 18, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. Call 797-7497 to register.
• Noon to 4 p.m. July 22 and 24, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. Call 683-8594 to register.
Tickets available for Democrats' fundraiser
Tickets are now available for the "Let Freedom Ring" Jefferson-Jackson Gala Fundraiser and Dinner, sponsored by the Hernando County Democratic Executive Committee.
The event will be July 26 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Cocktails will be at 5 p.m. and dinner will be at 6 p.m. A buffet dinner will be served and there will be music and dancing.
The keynote speaker is Karen Thurman, chairwoman of the Florida Democratic Party. Special guests include State House Minority Leader Dan Gelber. Those attending also will have the opportunity to meet local Democratic candidates.
Tickets are $40. Program ads and boosters are also available. Call 686-0686.
Enrichment Centers recruiting members
Enrichment Centers/H2U are recruiting members.
The centers offer a variety of activities and serve as meeting places for numerous support groups, clubs and service organizations, such as the Department of Veteran Services, which addresses concerns and answer questions on veteran issues.
The local centers, sponsored by Oak Hill Hospital, include the Spring Hill Enrichment Center at 11375 Cortez Blvd. (behind Oak Hill Hospital); and the Brooksville Enrichment Center at 670 Broad St.
The Enrichment Centers are for all ages, with several membership packages offered. For information, stop by or call the Spring Hill center at 597-6331 or the Brooksville center at 544-5900.
Brick sponsors needed for VFW memorial wall
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209 invites veterans, businesses and anyone interested to sponsor a brick for a memorial pond and freedom walk that will be built at the post's new home at 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, off Anderson Snow Road.
Bricks are $50, which includes the cost of engraving. The memorial, spearheaded by post member "Wild" Bill Taylor, will include the brick memorial wall, a flag walkway, fountains, railings, bushes and floodlights.
The post is at 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, off Anderson Snow Road. Call the post at 796-0398.
Mark 55th anniversary of cease fire in Korea
The Nature Coast Korean War Veterans and Ladies Auxiliary Chapter 174 will host a 55th anniversary of the "Cease Fire" ending the fight in Korea on Sept. 6 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive.
Tickets are available for the event, which includes a buffet dinner, cash bar ethnic Korean dancers show, door prizes and dance music provided by Northern Sounds, a five-piece band.
Tickets are $20 per person. Table reservations for eight or more are available.
To obtain more information or tickets, call Rich Mellinger at 688-7196.