City offers variety of youth programs
The city's Parks and Recreation Department will offer the following youth programs:
• "Quick Start" Tennis, 5 to 6 p.m. Mondays, starting Oct. 25, at Bud McKethan Park, 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd. This program is for children ages 7 to 10. The cost is $50 for six weeks, which includes a shirt.
• Start Smart "Little Buddies" Tennis, 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. Wednesdays, starting Oct. 27, at Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place. This is an indoor program for ages 4 to 6. It is designed to let parents work one-on-one with their children while teaching the basics of tennis. The cost is $50, which includes a shirt.
• First Tee of Brooksville Golf Program, for ages 7 to 14, at the Quarry Golf Course, 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd. Classes start Nov. 2 and will be conducted Tuesdays for ages 7 and 8, Wednesdays for ages 9 to 11 and Fridays for ages 12 to 14. All classes will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Open play for participants of all ages will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. The cost is $60 for the six-week session.
For more information or to register for any of the programs, call (352) 540-3835.
Hospital auxiliary to have gift, book sale
Brooksville Regional Hospital Auxiliary will host a gift, book, jewelry and handbag sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 1 and from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 2 in Conference Room 1 of the hospital, 17240 Cortez Blvd.
The sale will include 10- and 14-karat gold and sterling silver jewelry, as well as other gifts. People can also bring in their unwanted or broken gold or silver jewelry or U.S. coins to sell for cash or to trade.
Cash, credit cards and payroll deductions will be accepted. For more information, call Pam at (352) 442-0169.
Banquet to honor Hall of Fame inductees
Hernando High School will host a Sports Hall of Fame banquet at 6 p.m. Nov. 11 at Faith Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave.
The event will include the 2011 Inaugural HHS Sports Hall of Fame inductees: Bronson Arroyo, Jerome Brown, Tom Fisher, Kevin Fitzpatrick, Bernice Mosby, Maulty Moore, Tom Varn and Jason Sartor.
Tickets to the banquet are $20 per person. For tickets or more information, call Millie Garcia-Vargas at (352) 797-7015, ext. 408.
The inductees will be introduced during halftime at the varsity football game on Nov. 12 at Tom Fisher Memorial Stadium. The game will begin at 7:30 p.m., with Hernando High playing Central High School.
The foyer in Hernando High's gymnasium will also have the Sports Hall of Fame inductees' photos on display. The school is at 700 Bell Ave.
Show at temple will benefit charity
Temple Beth David Sisterhood will host "Spinning Through the Decades," featuring Jessica and Shawn Doolittle, from 8 to 11 p.m. Nov. 13 at the temple, 13158 Antelope St.
The Doolittles will sing, and a DJ will provide music from the 1940s through 1970s.
Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple, which includes refreshments and a dessert bar.
Funds raised will benefit Kids Helping Kids, a charitable organization founded by the Doolittle siblings — Shawn, 20, and Jessica, 15.
For more information or reservations, call Donna at (352) 610-4549 or the temple office at (352) 686-7034.