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Drop off unused medications at Drug Take Back Initiative event in Spring Hill


Drug dropoff event planned Saturday

The Hernando County Sheriff's Office will participate in the statewide Drug Take Back Initiative from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Walmart, 13300 Cortez Blvd.

During the event, residents can drop off unwanted or unused prescription drugs for proper disposal.

The purpose of the program is to help prevent illegal possession of prescription medication and to keep children and the environment safe.

Also, the Hernando County Utilities Department offers an unwanted medication disposal program. Residents may bring their unwanted medications to any of the three solid waste and recycling locations (Northwest, West Hernando and East Hernando).

Residents must pour their own medications into a funnel and take the empty medication bottles with them.


VFW post to throw party for children

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, will host a children's party from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty.

Children will learn a bit of history about the statue, play Statue of Liberty trivia, and enjoy cake and treats.

On Friday at the post, "Lady Liberty" will visit with patrons throughout the day. Also, a replica of the statue is on display at the post.

For information, call (352) 796-0398.

Spring Hill

Encore Academy offers workshops

The Encore Academy at Pasco-Hernando Community College will offer the following enrichment workshops at the Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court:

• Desktop Publishing, 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 3. Participants will learn how to change the appearance of a document using borders and graphics, and how to create labels and make signs. The cost is $12.

• Writing Children's Stories, 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 7. The cost is $18.

• Understand Virus Protection, 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 8. Participants will learn various options for protecting computers from viruses. The cost is $18.

• Calligraphy, 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 14. In this step-by-step method, students will learn basic techniques, various lettering styles and how to create an original monogram with illuminated letters. The cost is $18.

• Introduction to the Internet, 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 17. This workshop offers hands-on experience connecting to the Internet, surfing the World Wide Web, safety tips, searching for information and setting up Internet options. The cost is $12.

• Facebook, Twitter and More, 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 17. Participants will learn to post on a wall, tweet and video conference. The cost is $18.

• Your Family Tree, 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 18. Participants will learn how to find ancestors, famous relatives and immigration information. The cost is $18.

• Beginning E-mail, 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 1. Students will learn how to set up a free e-mail account and communicate with others via e-mail. The cost is $12.

• You've Got E-mail, 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 8. Participants will learn how to manage e-mail messages, attach pictures and files, and organize folders within an account. The cost is $18.

The Encore Academy is a service of PHCC to provide educational opportunities to adults older than 50.

Membership is not required to participate in a workshop; however, fees listed are waived for members.

Registration deadlines are two days prior to a workshop.

To register for a class, call toll-free 1-877-879-7422 or visit


Micro-irrigation topic of series session

Hernando County Utilities and Citizens for WATER will host the next session of the 2012 Hernando County Water Awareness Series from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 4 at the Utilities Department, 21030 Cortez Blvd.

The topic is "All About Micro-Irrigation," presented by Jim Davis of the Florida Yards and Neighborhoods program in Sumter County.

This hands-on program will include information about how to retrofit a standard irrigation system to improve water conservation.

Light refreshments will be served.

There is no cost to participate, but those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP to or call (352) 754-4705.


Class on CPR/AED will be given Nov. 3

A CPR/AED (automated external defibrillator) class will be offered at 6 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Brooksville Enrichment Center, Suite 120, Medical Arts Building, Brooksville Regional Hospital, 17222 Hospital Blvd. Another class will be offered Nov. 17.

The class meets the guidelines of the American Heart Association and is designed for professional health care providers, although anyone is welcome. Upon completion, students will receive a two-year certification card.

The cost is $20.

Seating is limited, and reservations are required. Call (352) 597-8875.


'Heroes in Harmony' show is Nov. 12

The Hernando Harmonizers will present their 10th annual show, "Heroes in Harmony," at 2 p.m. Nov. 12 at Northcliffe Baptist Church, 10515 Northcliffe Blvd. The show will feature the men's barbershop chorus, as well as several quartets, including the Pine Chords, Sunset and Soundbyte.

This year's show will be dedicated to the memory of Hernando County sheriff's Deputy John Mecklenburg, who was killed while chasing a suspect on July 3.

Funds raised from the show will go to Mecklenburg's family: his wife, Penny, and their two young children, Andrew and Jessica.

During the show, other local heroes will be honored, and during the second half of the show there will be a tribute to fallen members of the U.S. military.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. For tickets or information, contact Tom Rooney at (352) 277-3120 or


Women's club to hold fall bazaar on Nov. 5

The Clover Leaf Farms Women's Social Club will host a fall bazaar from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Heather House, 900 Broad St.

The event will include arts and crafts, raffles, baked goods, grab bags, raffles and a "money tree." Coffee, doughnuts, hot dogs and soda will be available.

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