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Community news: casino night, baby shower and more


SCHOOL ORIENTATION: Winding Waters K-8 will host sixth grade orientation at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the cafeteria. The school is at 12240 Vespa Way, Weeki Wachee.

Families will receive information on plans for the school's inaugural sixth grade class, including information on electives. For information, call (352) 797-7092.

JAZZ SOCIETY HOSTS CONCERT, GAMBLING EVENTS: The Hernando Jazz Society will host the following events:

• Casino Night and a Texas Holdem Tournament from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. May 18 at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill.

Casino Night will include Black Jack, baccarat, three card poker, red dog and Wellington holdem. Cash prizes will be awarded. Tickets are $10.

Call Chuck at (352) 688-9146.

The Texas Holdem Tournament will include cash prizes. Tickets are $20 to participate.

Call Eddie at (352) 683-7254.

• The Jazz Society will perform in concert at 2 p.m. May 27 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill.

Tickets cost $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the society's scholarship fund for young musicians. Tickets can be purchased at the Stage West box office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, as well as one hour before show time. Call (352) 683-5113.

COMMUNITY BABY SHOWER: The "World's Greatest Baby Shower" will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 19 at the Hernando County Health Department, 7551 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill.

This event is for expectant and new parents, friends and family members. Participants can speak one-on-one with a variety of local professionals on topics such as a healthy pregnancy, infant and child safety, early learning, physical and mental development, positive parenting and other topics. Educational presentations will be given every 30 minutes on various topics important to families of newborns and young children.

Door prizes and light snacks will be provided. The event is free and no registration is needed. For information, call Janet Marshal at (352) 540-6800, ext. 82193.

QUILT RAFFLE BENEFITS CHARITY: Tickets are available for a quilt raffle to benefit Lea's Prayers and Postage Inc.

The quilt, worth $800, was handcrafted in the Foothills Crafts Shop in Manchester, Tenn. The quilt, donated by Maggie Beck, has never been used and is kept in a sterilite container. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. The drawing will be on July 4. Contact Dee Mills at

Lea's Prayers and Postage is a nonprofit organization that supports postage for packages sent to troops overseas. Visit the website at

MOTHER/DAUGHTER TEA: The Spring Hill Chapter of Aglow International will host a Mother and Daughter Tea from 1 to 3 p.m. May 19 at Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail, Spring Hill.

Tickets cost $10 each. RSVP to Loretta at (352) 610-4164 or Rachael at (352) 848-4182.

Community news: casino night, baby shower and more 05/01/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 5:24pm]
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