Thursday, February 22, 2018
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Brooksville parrot rescue and sanctuary seeks donations

Brooksville

Parrot rescue and sanctuary seeks help

Feather to Feather, a nonprofit parrot rescue and sanctuary, is in need of donations to help with several birds in its care. For instance, Kiwi, a macaw, is in need of surgery to repair a hernia that will cost $850. There are currently 50 parrots at the sanctuary. All donations are tax-deductible. For information or to help out, visit feathertofeather.com or "feather to feather" on Facebook, call (352) 279-5476 or send donations to Feather to Feather at P.O. Box 10445, Brooksville, FL 34603.

Elks collect items for troops

Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582 is collecting items to send to troops overseas. The collection will continue until Thursday, when the items will be shipped. Suggested items include: gum, Life Savers, mints, cornstarch powder, foot powder, room spray, lip balm with sunscreen, soap, razors, fly strips, medicated bandages, pocket packs of tissues, bug spray and shampoo. Donations may be dropped off at the lodge, 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. For information, call (352) 596-2582.

HERNANDO BEACH

Boating safety class slated

The Coast Guard Auxiliary, 4340 Calienta St., will offer its About Boating Safety course from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. The beginner boating class provides the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification. Some topics include boating law, boat safety equipment, navigation, boating problems, trailering, water-skiing and river boating. The cost is $35. For information, call Jeff at (352) 397-5417.

Today's picks

Personal history workshop: 10 a.m.-noon., East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. (352) 754-4043.

Shark Theatre presents 'Dark of the Moon': 7 p.m., Black Box Theatre at Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville. Students, $5; adults, $8. (352) 797-7088, ext. 296.

Stage West presents 'Beyond Therapy': 8 p.m., 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $12. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

Live Oak Theatre presents 'Take It Easy': 8 p.m., Bridge Christian Life Center, 7279 Pinehurst Drive, Spring Hill. $15; $5 for 13 and younger. (352) 593-0027. liveoaktheatre.org.

Hernando deaths

Obituaries are published in Section B.

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