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Crystal River ceremony Saturday will honor fallen, wounded heroes of the war on terror


Ceremony to honor fallen, injured heroes

The Combat Wounded Patriots of Aaron A. Weaver Chapter 776 Military Order of the Purple Heart will host a Purple Heart ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday at the National Guard Armory, 8551 W Venable St.

The ceremony will pay tribute to Florida's fallen heroes of the global war on terror and America's wounded warriors.

Featured will be the Military Order of the Purple Heart Department of Florida Afghanistan-Iraq War Memorial Portrait Mural, which honors more than 250 Floridians. It is the first memorial to bear both the engraved names and color portraits of those killed. Vocalists Paul and Jackie Stevio will sing patriotic music.

For information, call (352) 382-3847 or visit the website at


Ship Model Society

to hold annual show

The Suncoast Ship Model Society's annual show will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Drive.

There will be a display of a broad range of models that have been crafted by various members, including several Mississippi-style riverboats, Navy and Coast Guard vessels, historic sailing ships from the 18th Century, as well as modern sailing ships and passenger vessels. Free coffee will be served.

Admission is free, but an optional $1 donation is requested. For information, call (727) 846-8142.


Mardi Gras dinner scheduled Saturday

The General Federation of Women's Clubs, Brooksville Woman's Club will host dinner and entertainment with Mardi Gras Louisiana Dan and Dale King Band from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, at the club, 131 S Main St.

Tickets are $15 each or $25 per couple. For tickets, call Phyllis Mlecka at (352) 796-2089 or Yvonne Malone at (352) 848-7988.


James Rompel returns for a special concert

Elvis impersonator James "Love" Rompel will perform at noon Monday at the Frontier Campground clubhouse, 15549 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville.

The Las Vegas entertainer, who attended Hernando High School, returns to Brooksville to perform for his mother, Peg Rompel. His credits include VH1, MTV, MGM-Disney, Caesar's Palace, House of Blues, Hard Rock Cafe, the Tonight Show, Legends in Concert and other venues.

This is a free concert, open to the public. Seating is limited. Donations will be accepted. For information, call Marv at (352) 442-3210.


Women of all ages invited to a free tea

The General Federation of Women's Clubs, Spring Hill Service League invites women of all ages to a Welcome Tea from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Fun Fitness Factory, 1287 Kass Circle.

Club President Glenda Dry will give an overview of the group's program and activities. Guests will be treated to various teas from Rainforest Remedies, as well as finger foods.

There is no cost to attend, but reservations are required before Saturday. Contact Glenda Dry at (352) 686-1140 or, or Barbara Sweinberg at


Lowe Family set to perform on Feb. 19

The Hernando Performing Arts Guild will present the Lowe Family in concert at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Hernando Performing Arts Center at Hernando High School, 700 Bell Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The family group hails from Branson, Mo., and sings, dances and plays musical instruments, performing classical, Broadway, clog, Irish, jazz, bluegrass and patriotic hits.

The final show of the season will be Johnny Cool & the Mobster Swing Band on March 19.

Tickets are $25.

Call the hotline at (352) 799-5577.


Jazz society to host 'Ladies of Song' show

The Hernando Jazz Society will present "Ladies of Song" from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd.

The afternoon will feature vocalists Janet Breithaupt, Marci Costanzo, Kim Evans and Lori Hafer. Music from the big band era and other selections will be played, including romantic tunes such as My Funny Valentine, The Way We Were and I Will Always Love You.

Admission is free for society members and $9 for nonmembers.

A cash bar and light menu will be available.

Call Bill McLoughlin at (352) 799-9690.


NRA offering a 2-day basic shooting class

A two-day NRA Basic Shotgun Shell Reloading class will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee.

Students receive the NRA Guide to Reloading handbook and intensive lessons on the basics of reloading shotgun shells, including the use of reloading manuals and reloading equipment.

The cost is $100. Class size is limited and preregistration is required.

Call (352) 597-9931.

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