Support group for grieving parents
A new "Loved and Remembered" Support Group will have its first meeting at 7 p.m. Friday in Classroom 4 in the Cabrini Center at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd.
The group is for parents who have lost children at any age. For information, call Dorothy at 684-1369 or Carole at 686-1310.
Several Christ-centered 12-step groups offered
Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered 12-step program for those who have hurts, habits and hang-ups, is now offered at several Hernando County locations:
• 7 p.m. Fridays, Christian Church in the Wildwood, 10051 Country Road, Weeki Wachee. Men and women's discussion groups are offered. For information, call 596-1388 or go online at www.celebraterecovery.com or www.ccwildwood.com.
• Men and women's 12-step program at 7 p.m. Mondays, worship service (large group) at 7 p.m. Fridays, First Baptist Church, 7279 Pinehurst Drive, Spring Hill. Call the office at 683-2863 or visit the Web site at www.firstbaptistchurchsh.com.
• Men's program at 7 p.m. Mondays, women's program at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and worship service (large group) at 7 p.m. Thursdays, Northcliffe Baptist Church, 10515 Northcliffe Blvd., Spring Hill. Call Steve at 683-5882 or visit the Web site at www.nbchurch.org.
Marine detachment hosting dinner dance
Marine Corps League Detachment 708 will host a Country Western Dinner Dance from 6 to 10 p.m. April 12 at the facility, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road.
Food includes pulled pork, potato salad, baked beans and cole slaw. Music will be provided by Jim & Jim.
Tickets are $12, available in the lounge. For information, call 597-7979.
Benefit to help woman with breast cancer
A "With A Little Help From Our Friends" benefit for Stephanie Prinston will be at 3 p.m. April 13 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive.
The host will be Stan Prinston, Stephanie's husband. Performers include Tommy Mara of the Crests and Legends of Doo Wop, Rachel Taylore, Bobby Palermo, Steve Santo, Don Pinto, Ed Galloway, Tommy Johnson, Natalie Nelson, Phil Persichetti of the Saints and the Direct Effect Band.
Tickets are $25 per person. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be served during intermission.
Funds raised will help cover medical bills for Stephanie Prinston, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in November. Her husband, Stan, is a local professional singer and entertainer who performs at numerous community events and other venues throughout the area.
Tickets and information are available at the post, 796-0398; HNA Cellular on Commercial Way, 686-1100; United Printing on Deltona Boulevard, 683-2221; or by calling Stan Prinston at 592-5461 or 263-5538.
Register for upcoming Spring Lake 5K Run
The Arc of the Nature Coast will host the second annual Spring Lake 5K Run on May 24 on the Arc grounds, 5283 Neff Lake Road.
Registration will be at 7 a.m., with the race starting at 8 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place finishers in various age groups. A food fest will follow the race.
The entree fee is $25 for the 5K or $20 for a fun walk/run. T-shirts will be guaranteed to all those who register by May 19.
Runners and sponsors are needed for the event. All proceeds will benefit the Arc Nature Coast, a nonprofit organization that provides supports and services for developmentally disabled Hernando County residents and their families.
For information or a registration form, call 544-2322. Forms can also be downloaded online at www.active.com.
Vendor spaces open for car, truck show
The Spring Hill Community Association and the Spring Hill Drifters Car Club will host a Car and Truck Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 19 on the Lake House grounds, 1202 Kenlake Ave.
Spaces are available for non-food vendors; the cost is $40. For information or to reserve a space, call 666-4746.
Send in nomination for Mother of the Year
Nominations for the 2008 Mother of the Year Award are being accepted for the Mother's Day Celebration at 7 p.m. May 9 at the Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, off Darby Lane.
Awards will also be presented for community mother, oldest mother, mother with the most children, most faithful mother, best mother in the world, most talented mother and mother of superiority.
Moms at the event will receive flowers and door prizes. Dinner will be served and entertainment will be provided, including a choir, praise team, soloists and other performers.
Nominations must be received by May 1.
Tickets for the event are $12 per person, $6 for children 10 and younger. Reservations for the event must be made by May 5.
For information, call JoAnn Munford at 544-5498.
St. Frances fashion show tickets available
St. Frances Cabrini Council of Catholic Women will host its annual luncheon and fashion show at noon April 15 at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court.
Fashions will be from Cato. Prizes will be awarded. Tickets are $19. All proceeds go to the parish's statue and parking lot fund. For information or tickets, call Florence at 683-1150, Evelyn at 666-0875 or the parish office at 683-9666.
Democrats to hold wine, cheese social
The Hernando County Democratic Executive Committee will host a Spring Wine and Cheese Social from 2 to 5 p.m. April 12 at Stolte Eye Center, 11115 County Line Road.
The event will include wine, finger foods, desserts, lemonade and coffee. Live music will be provided.
Tickets are $15. Reservations needed. To purchase tickets or to reserve tickets at the door, call Carol at 686-6198 or Harvey at 686-0686.
Boots and Pearls Ball needs your help
Volunteers and sponsorships are needed for the upcoming Boots and Pearls Ball to benefit Youth and Family Alternative's New Beginnings Youth Shelter.
The event will be at 6 p.m. June 21 at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court. The evening will include entertainment by Wiley Fox, an "old fashioned" barbecue by Bear's Monster Grill and a live auction.
Table sponsorships start at $1,000. Business card ads start at $100. Tickets to the event are $60 per person.
Proceeds benefit New Beginnings, a runaway and youth crisis shelter helping runaway and at-risk youth in Hernando, Sumter and Citrus counties.
Additional volunteers are needed to help complete the planning of the event. The next meeting will be at 4 p.m. Monday at the shelter at 18377 Clinton Blvd., Brooksville, behind the Hernando County Sheriff's Office.
To volunteer for the committee, arrange a tour of the shelter or to purchase tickets, call the shelter at 797-7566.
For sponsorship details, call Jim Simms at (727) 835-4166 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the Web site at www.bootsandpearls.com.