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Carwash today is benefit for relay for life

CARWASH BENEFIT FOR RELAY FOR LIFE: Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union will host a carwash from 9 a.m. to noon today in the parking lot at 4176 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.

There will be a minimum donation of $3 for cars and $5 for SUVs, trucks and vans. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. For information, send email to kathleen.grattan@suncoastfcu.org.

CRIME WATCH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: SHARP Crime Watch is in need of volunteers to help with dispatching and patrolling the Spring Hill area. Those interested are invited to attend the group's meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbouy Road, Spring Hill.

For information, call (352) 683-5936 or send email to scrimewatch@tampbay.rr.com.

ST. PADDY'S CELEBRATION FOR DOGS: The Rotary Club of Spring Hill Central will present St. Puppy's Day in the Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 17 at Rotary Centennial Park, 10375 Sandlor St., Spring Hill.

The event will include a costume contest for dogs and their owners, as well as an "Ugliest Cute Dog" contest. Vendors will sell pet-friendly items, hot dogs and drinks.

Admission is free; parking is $1. Proceeds benefit the Rotary Foundation of Spring Hill Central, which supports the dog park and other local charities. For information, call (352) 797-4645.

ST. PADDY'S PARADE: Clover Leaf Farms will celebrate its 39th birthday with a St. Patrick's Day Parade at 10 a.m. Friday. The rain date is March 19.

There will be floats and marchers. Spectators are welcome.

Clover Leaf Farms is at 900 N Broad St., Brooksville. For information, call Judy Candow at (352) 540-9636.

FIELD DAY: The Hernando County Recreation Department will present ValueSelf Day, a field day event, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 31 at Anderson Snow Park, 1360 Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill.

The event is provided in conjunction with GIME Fitness and Wholota Wellness Co. The event will include a food cook-off, healthy motivational lectures and events for all ages.

Advance tickets are available. The cost for the student field day is $5 for youth ages 5 to 17. The cost for the adult field day is $15 per person and $25 for the healthy seminars, or $35 for both. Tickets to the Taste of Healthy Hernando food cook-off are $20 each; tickets are limited. Registration at the gate will be an additional $5. Ages 4 and younger are admitted free.

All participants will be entered into a drawing to win four Sea World tickets.

For information or to register, call Kimberly Garcia at (352) 428-6368 or the Recreation Department at (352) 754-4031.

FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOP: Pasco-Hernando Community College will host a financial aid workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 19 in Room E-202 at the PHCC Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court.

Potential students and their families will learn how to complete the free application for federal student aid online. PHCC financial aid adviser Karin Glessner will provide an overview of the application process.

Students younger than 24 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian and bring their family's 2011 tax returns and W-2 forms. The tax forms do no have to be filed, but the information is necessary to complete the application. For information, call (727) 816-3738.

VOLUNTEERS CAN WEED, THEN FEED: The Spring Hill Garden Club is seeking volunteers to help at its "Weed and Feed" on March 24 at the Spring Hill waterfall and Nature Coast Botanical Gardens.

Volunteers should arrive at 8:30 a.m. at the botanical gardens, 1489 Parker Ave., Spring Hill, and bring gloves, weeding tools and insect repellent. At 11 a.m., participants will be treated to "goodies" by club members.

The event removes invasive plants and vines at the two locations. For information, call (352) 683-9933 or on the website at naturecoastbotanicalgardens.com.

RECREATION OFFICE OFFERS DANCE AND CHEER: The Hernando County Recreation Department offers cheerleading, hip-hop and modern jazz dance on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill.

Dance is offered at 6 p.m. Tuesdays for ages 5 to 8 and at 7 p.m. for ages 9 to 15. Cheerleading is offered at 6 p.m. Thursdays for ages 5 and 6, at 7 p.m. for ages 7 to 9 and at 8 p.m. for ages 10 to 15.

The program includes basic arm motions, choreographed dance/pom-pom routines with leaps, and jumps. The classes are to help prepare girls for school tryouts. Participants also will have a chance to enter semiannual local cheer competitions.

There is a one-time registration fee of $10. Classes are $6 each, pay as you go. For information, call (352) 754-4031.

LEARN AFRICAN DRUMMING AND DANCING: A three-day African drum and dance camp will be offered at the Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake, kicking off at 5 p.m. Thursday and continuing through 2 p.m. March 18.

Camp Maitres Tambour Afric will provide an opportunity to study African drum and dance, culture and traditions with more than 25 African drum and dance masters from various African ethnic groups.

There will be 12 dance classes and 12 drum classes. Traditional instrument classes and traditional African song classes also will be provided, as well as children's classes and nightly drum circles.

Camp Maitres Tambour Afric is a nonprofit organization that has a vision of creating an educational journey through African performing arts, emphasizing cultural and spiritual understanding.

People of all ages and from all walks of life are invited to participate. The cost is $60 for adults and free for Hernando County youth ages 17 and younger; children ages 6 to 17 from other counties pay $30. All children must come with an adult. Vendors are invited to participate at no cost other than the $60 event fee.

Free primitive camping is available. For information, send email to ozillyconnections@yahoo.com, call (407) 574-2941 or visit the website at cmtafric.weebly.com.

Carwash today is benefit for relay for life 03/09/12 [Last modified: Friday, March 9, 2012 8:07pm]

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