Microsurfacing of roads begins Monday
The following Hernando County roads are scheduled to be microsurfaced beginning Monday:
Ridge Manor Boulevard, Forest Oaks Boulevard, Northcliffe Boulevard (from U.S. 19 to the pavement change), Horizon Drive (from Spring Hill Drive to just north of Bishop Road), Breezy Way (from the south-end cul de sac to New Azora Road), Amidon Street (from Brigadier Drive to west of Giles Avenue), Amorite Court (from west of the dead-end to Breezy Way), Belvedere Street (from east of Hanlover Avenue to east of Brigadier Drive) and Brigadier Drive (from south of Amidon to Belvedere).
Residents will be notified the day before their road is to be microsurfaced. Access to homes will be maintained. Motorists can expect one-way traffic and brief delays in work areas.
For information, call Andy Palmer with Hernando County Engineering at (352) 754-4062, ext. 17013.
Dinner to benefit victims of house fire
The Ridge Manor Kiwanis and Knights of Columbus of St. Anne's Catholic Church will host a benefit dinner for Brenda Dail from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 4 at Papa Joe's Italian Restaurant on Spring Like Highway at Cortez Boulevard, east of Brooksville.
The dinner is $10 and includes baked ziti, salad, bread and coffee or tea.
Dail, of Brooksville, lost her home and belongings in a fire in January. She is disabled and has two teenage children.
For information, call Jim Nico at (352) 799-0901 or stop by Papa Joe's.
Mommy and Me program at church
Enrollment is now being taken for the Mommy and Me program that will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, starting Aug. 20, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 20428 Cortez Blvd.
The program is for children between 2 and 4 years old. It is designed to give them, as well as their mothers or other caregivers, an opportunity to socialize, play games and participate in a variety of group activities.
The cost is $40 per child for the year. For information or to enroll, call the parish office at (352) 796-2096.
Map reading among classes at center
Chinsegut Nature Center will host the following programs:
• Map and Compass Class, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 26.
• Flying Wild Workshop, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 31. The course is geared for educators.
The free programs will be at the nature center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. Class sizes are limited and reservations are needed. Call (352) 754-6722.
Reception to honor three local artists
A reception for local artists Joe Starkey, Strat Simon and Jana Withers will be from 5 to 7 p.m. July 30 at the Rising Sun Cafe, 10 S Main St.
Starkey works primarily in acrylics and has a flair for European cafe scenes. Simon is a self-taught photographer whose works have appeared on numerous magazine covers, in advertisements and exhibitions, and several are in a permanent collection in the Library of Congress. Withers is an award-winning artist who is diverse in all media and loves to plein aire paint, which is painting on location to capture the light effects that occur in nature.
The free reception, which is sponsored by the cafe and Spring Hill Art League, will include coffee and appetizers. For information, call Rising Sun at (352) 848-0090 or go online to www.springhillartleague.com.
Sign up for tables at Sonshine festival
Table reservations are being reserved for the 15th annual Sonshine Arts and Crafts Festival, which will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 25 at Christ Lutheran Church, 475 North Ave. W.
This is an indoor and outdoor event with numerous craft vendors. It is sponsored by the Mary Martha Guild of the church, who will be selling bakery items, soup and sandwiches and providing bottomless cups of coffee for crafters.
The cost is $15 for an indoor or outdoor table. Proceeds will benefit the church's youth groups and their projects.
Reservations are required by Aug. 31. For an application or information, call Barbara at 799-3082 or Inge at 686-8751 (call between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.).
Fine arts, craft show looking for sponsors
The Spring Hill Art League seeks sponsors for the 35th annual Harvest of Art juried fine art/craft show, which will be Nov. 15-16 at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave.
Proceeds benefit the art league's scholarship program ($1,000 scholarships are awarded yearly to graduating Hernando County seniors). Sponsors can be an exhibitor at the event, advertise in the event's newspaper supplement or pledge an amount for an Art Purchase Award.
Cash contributions to the scholarship fund are appreciated. Those contributors of $100 or more will be listed in the supplement and recognized at the show.
For information, call Paul at (352) 597-7435.
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 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 (352) 686-0686.
Class on permanent weight loss is Monday
The Foundation for Wellness Professionals will host a free workshop, 5 Secrets to Permanent Weight Loss, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave.
Participants will learn why diets alone don't work and how to lose weight and keep it off. The speaker is Mary Bristow, acupuncture physician and doctor of Oriental medicine. Reservations are required.
For information or to reserve a spot, call (352) 799-1882.
Camp seeks to get girls volleyball-ready
The Central High School volleyball teams will host a Junior Bears Volleyball Camp from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 28-30 at West Hernando Middle School, 14325 Ken Austin Parkway.
The camp is open to girls who will be entering the sixth through ninth grades at any school. Participants will learn basic skills up to preparation for high school tryouts.
The cost is $65, which includes a T-shirt. Registration forms are available in the front office at Central High School, 14075 Ken Austin Parkway, or by calling Coach Vicki Weaver at 799-5323.
Cease-fire in Korea is reason for celebration
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. Table reservations for eight or more are available.
To obtain information or tickets, call Rich Mellinger at (352) 688-7196.
free class on credit card pitfalls
A free class, Credit Card Awareness, is offered from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 19490 Oliver St.
When misused, credit can cause severe financial problems. This class will discuss money management, skills in handling credit and insight on how to improve financial health.
Another class will be offered Aug. 21 in the Extension Service's satellite office in the Forest Oaks Government Center, 7479 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill.
To register or for information, call Scott Taylor at (352) 754-4433.