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Brooksville celebrates Arbor Day on April 29


Arbor Day celebration set April 29

Brooksville's Beautification Board and City Council members will host the 22nd annual Arbor Day Celebration at 10 a.m. April 29 at the Good Neighbor Trailhead at Russell Street Park. The county forester from the Florida Division of Forestry will discuss choosing proper trees for this region, and how to care and maintain them. Also, students from Hernando High School's State 22 Program have created posters on "What Arbor Day Means to Me"; prizes will be awarded to the top three winners and an honorable mention, as well as participants. Students, with the help of city staff, will plant trees that have been donated by Stewart's Tree Service and Lowe's of Brooksville. For details, call Lindsay Morgan at (352) 540-3810.

Military academy event Wednesday

U.S. Rep. Rich Nugent will host a Military Service Academy Open House from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the commission chambers at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St. High school students interested in learning more about applying to a military service academy are invited to attend and learn about the academies and eligibility requirements for a congressional appointment. For information, call (352) 799-8354.

Luncheon to honor World War II vets

A luncheon to honor World War II veterans and their spouses will be at noon April 30 at Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582, 14494 Cortez Blvd. The event will be hosted by Gail Cleaves, head of national service for the lodge. The luncheon is free for World War II veterans and their spouses. The public is welcome; the cost is $8. Make reservations by Wednesday. Call Gail at (352) 799-4464 or (352) 232-2355, or Kathy at (352) 796-7083.


Holocaust victims to be honored

A "Yom Hashoah — Holocaust Remembrance Day" will be presented at 2 p.m. May 1 at Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St. The Rabbi Emeritus Cyrus Arfa will officiate, and clergy from several churches in the community will be participating. The event is to honor the memory of the 6 million Jews and 5 million others who were killed in the Holocaust. For information, call (352) 686-7034.

Today's pick

'Getting Ready for Retirement' financial management class: 2 p.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Free. (352) 540-6391, 754-4433.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Tampa Bay.

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