Golf, tennis among recreation offerings
The city of Brooksville Parks and Recreation will offer the following programs:
• First Tee golf/life skills, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, starting Oct. 4, at the Quarry Golf Course, 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd. This program is for youths ages 7-17, who will learn the First Tee's nine "Core Values" through the game of golf. Participants will work on basic life/golf skills and the mechanics of putting, chipping, driving and golf course etiquette. The cost is $60 for the six-week program.
• Quick Start Tennis, Bud McKethan Park, 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd. The program is structured for children ages 5-8, who will learn to rally and play quickly. The cost is $50 for the six-week program.
• A Little Buddies and Babies Garage Sale will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, off Darby Lane. This is for parents interested in buying and selling infant and toddler items, such as clothing, shoes, toys, games, books, bedding, DVDs and other items.
For information, call Brooksville Recreation at (352) 540-3835.
Library to discuss 'Catcher in the Rye'
The Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library will celebrate Banned Books Week with a discussion of the J.D. Salinger book, Catcher in the Rye, at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 1. The library is at 9220 Spring Hill Drive.
Since its 1951 publication, the novel has been a target of censors, and appears on the American Library Association's list of the Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books of 200-2009 at number 19.
The discussion will be on why this book, about three days in the life of a 16-year-old boy, is important and controversial. For a copy of the book and the discussion questions, call a local library branch. For information, call Jeanne De Vecchio at (352) 754-4866.
Food for families at DayStar Food Pantry
Now through Jan. 1, the DayStar Life Center Food Pantry will provide food to families from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at DayStar, 7120 Hope Hill Road, off Truck Bypass 50 (behind St. Anthony's Catholic Church).
The food pantry provides, for example, a family of four with meat, butter, bread, pastries, and non-perishable items that equal 37 pounds of food.
The DayStar Life Center is a ministry of St. Anthony's Church and has been in continuous operation since 1983. Volunteers are needed and donations are welcome.
For pantry, thrift shop, donations or volunteer information, call (352) 799-5930 or visit the website at daystarlifecenter.org.
Hospice social event invites volunteers
HPH Hospice will host a volunteer recruitment ice cream social open house from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Grand, 725 Desoto Ave.
Visitors can learn about volunteer opportunities, such as office work, helping with crafts, patient and family support (in patients' homes or at the Hospice House), reading to patients, conversing with patients and other activities.
For information, call Jacqueline Lambert at (352) 796-2611. Visit the website at hph-hospice.org.