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Brooksville Recreation Department offers new fitness program


Children's fitness program offered

The Brooksville Recreation Department now offers a new "Fit N Fun 4 Kids" one-hour exercise program for youth.

The program is from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at the Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, off Darby Lane.

The program is for ages 7 to 14. Participants play video games powered by GameBikes, stationary bikes that are used to play the games, which allow the children to exercise and have fun at the same time.

There is no cost to participate. For information, call JoAnn Munford at (352) 540-3835.


Work to interrupt water service

Construction work on the Hernando County Utilities Department water line along Eldridge Road is scheduled to be done between 11 p.m. Monday and 4 a.m. Tuesday. Meadors Construction will make the improvements along the road in front of the Eldrige water plant.

During this time, water service will be interrupted for about 30 customers in the surrounding area. There will be a precautionary boil notice delivered to all those affected by the interruption. Customers are advised to turn off their water heaters to prevent element damage, as well as their sprinkler systems while the water is off.

For information, call the Utilities Department at (352) 754-4037.


Event a one-stop shop for brides-to-be

Area brides-to-be are invited to a Wedding Planning Expo from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Belk, 13151 Cortez Blvd. in the Coastal Way Plaza.

The free event will offer couples a one-stop shop for all of their wedding registry needs, as well as the opportunity to meet local wedding businesses. Brides will receive a wedding registry planner and can register their gift selections during the event. Participants can obtain information about various services, such as food caterers, florists, photographers and limousine rentals. Bridal consultants will be on hand to help couples determine what items they need for their new home.

For information, call (352) 592-1515.


AARP offers drivers' refresher course

The AARP Driver Safety Program is a refresher course for drivers 50 and older. The cost is $12 for AARP members (bring membership card) and $14 for nonmembers.

The course will be offered on the following days in March:

• 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. March 4 and 11, Spring Hill Enrichment Center (behind Oak Hill Hospital), 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Call (352) 666-4044 to register.

• Noon to 4 p.m. March 6 and 9, Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, off Darby Lane, Brooksville. Call (352) 666-4044 to register.

• 1 to 5 p.m. March 9 and 11, Ridge Manor Community Center, 34240 Cortez Blvd., Ridge Manor. Call (352) 799-3370 to register.

• 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 13 and 20, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Call (352) 666-4044 to register.

• 8 a.m. to noon March 16 and 17, Brookridge Community Center, 8150 Hampton St., west of Brooksville. Call (352) 666-4044 to register.

• Noon to 4 p.m. March 17 and 19, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Call (352) 797-7497 to register.

• 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 18 and 19, Sterling House, 10440 Palmgren Lane, Spring Hill. Call (352) 666-4044 to register.

• 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 18 and 25, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Call (352) 666-4044 to register.


Tea, fashion show fundraiser is Monday

The Brookridge Woman's Club will host its annual High Tea/Fashion Show fundraiser at noon Monday at the Brookridge clubhouse, 8250 Hampton St.

Fashions will be presented by Bon Worth and modeled by club members. Various delicacies will be served. There will also be a silent auction and surprises.

Those attending are encouraged to wear a fancy hat and bring their favorite tea cup and saucer.

Tickets are $10 each. Proceeds will go toward scholarships for local students. Scholarships will be awarded May 17.

Reservations are required by Friday. For information or for reservations, call Bev Cutler at (352) 596-2853.


Shrine Club seeks donations for auction

The Hernando County Shrine Club is seeking donations for its annual auction, which will be at 6 p.m. March 28 at the clubhouse, 13400 Montour St.

A variety of donations are needed, such as household items, tools, toys, collectibles, glassware, coins, books, antiques, furniture, appliances and pictures. Items need not be new, but should be in good condition.

To make arrangements for donation dropoffs at the Shrine Club, or for pickups, call Jack at (352) 666-4980 or Fred at (352) 597-1703. All proceeds will go to the Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa. In 2008, 311 children from Hernando County were treated, at no cost, at the hospital for orthopedic problems and burn injuries.


Hi-Lites plan night of American music

Tickets are available for the Hernando Hills Hi-Lites show, "Music, American As Apple Pie," which will be at 2 p.m. March 28 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd.

The concert will include songs that will take the audience on a musical trip from the San Francisco Bay to Route 66, and to Dixie and Georgia. Some of America's most well-known patriotic songs will be included.

In addition to the Hi-Lites chorus and D'Lites quartet, there will be performances by Sunset, a men's quartet, and others.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students; group prices are available. All patrons are eligible for a raffle ticket to win door prizes.

For information or tickets, call Tessie at (352) 686-4122 or Vicki at (727) 378-4788.


Card party will raise scholarship funds

Philanthropic Educational Organization Chapter HR of Weeki Wachee will host a card party fundraiser at 11 a.m. Feb. 28 at the Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St.

Bridge or canasta can be played. Tea sandwiches will be served, along with salads, fruit, desserts and beverages. Door prizes, table prizes and raffles will be part of the event.

Tickets are $15. Funds raised will go toward scholarships for women. For information or tickets, call Rose Conti at (352) 596-2272 or Barbara Kroeger at (352) 596-6314.


Swamp Fest to offer food, fun and music

The annual Weeki Wachee Swamp Fest will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 7 and form 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 8 at Linda Pedersen Park, off Shoal Line Boulevard.

The event includes more than 140 arts and craft vendors; a food court; folk, country and instrumental music; contests, and prize drawings. Admission will be $2 per person, with children 12 and younger admitted free. Visit the Web site at For information, call (352) 754-4031, 596-3757 or 596-3987.


Reunion for Bishop McDonnell Memorial

The Bishop McDonnell Memorial High School reunion committee will have its 11th annual reunion March 14 at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, off Commercial Way.

Alumni of the Brooklyn, N.Y., school can receive details by calling Terry Best at (352) 597-4595 or Caroline Hoffman at (352) 683-4019.

Brooksville Recreation Department offers new fitness program 02/18/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 7:20pm]
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