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Duo to entertain with song, dance, comedy at Brookridge


Duo to entertain with song, dance, comedy

Brookridge Entertainment will present Rodi Alexander and Mark Friedman on April 9 at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and showtime is at 7 p.m.

Alexander is a vocalist who can dance and sing in different languages, mixing comedy into her performance. Friedman is an accomplished pianist who has his own style of comedy and impressions.

Tickets are $15 each. Call Barbara at (352) 597-4620.

Weeki Wachee

Woodcarvers' show, sale set for March 21

The Weeki Wachee Woodcarvers' annual show and sale will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 21 at the Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Drive.

The show will feature hundreds of wood carvings for show and sale, including duck decoys, birds, relief carvings, caricatures and wildlife creatures. Tool and wood vendors will be on hand.

Several other carvers will be displaying their award-winning carvings from the Florida State Fair in addition to blue ribbon and best of show awards from local carving competitions.

Refreshments will be available. Also, for a $1 donation, visitors will receive a chance to win one of the numerous carvings that have been donated by members of the Weeki Wachee Woodcarvers.

For information, call Brian Feil at (352) 835-4148 or e-mail


Public invited to Elks' installation of officers

Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582 invites the public to its installation of officers for 2009-10, which will be at 4 p.m. March 28 at the lodge, 14494 Cortez Blvd.

This is a semiformal event with officers in tuxes and other male attendees required to wear jackets. Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m., which includes a choice of chicken breast or prime rib. A cash bar will be available.

Tickets are $14 each and must be purchased by March 25. Call (352) 797-9069.


Workshop offers tips to natural pain relief

The Foundation for Wellness Professionals will offer its Natural Solutions to End Pain workshop on the following days:

• From 6 to 7 p.m. March 23 at West Hernando/Staffordene T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave.

• From 3 to 4 p.m. March 28 and from 6 to 7 p.m. March 31 at Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive.

The speaker is Mary Bristow, acupuncturist and doctor of Oriental medicine. Participants will learn about natural, nondrug solutions to help relieve suffering from neck, shoulder, back, leg, hip, knee or sciatica pain.

Space limited, reservations required. Call (352) 799-1882.


Lenten shrimp dinner to be served March 22

A Lenten shrimp dinner will be served at noon March 22 at Christ the Savior Green Orthodox Church, 13460 Olympic Village Lane.

Tickets are $12. This is a fundraiser for the new church that is being built on Anderson Snow Road in Spring Hill. For tickets, call Diane Covington at (352) 583-0308.

Also, the St. Katherine's Society at the church is planning a Greek pastry and bake sale April 11 at Sam's Club, 13300 Cortez Blvd.


Church to sponsor flea market on March 21

The United Methodist Women will host a Giant Flea Market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 21 at First United Methodist Church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive.

The market will feature furniture, large and small appliances, books, jewelry, electronics, home decor and more. There will also be a bake sale, doughnuts, bagels, hot dogs, chili and ice cream available. Call (352) 683-2600.


Ex-Murrin students to play at concert

The third-annual Best of the Best Concert, featuring former students of the late violin teacher Charlotte Murrin, will be from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. April 5 at Chocachatti Elementary School, 4135 California St.

The event will include violinists and cellists who studied the Suzuki method under Murrin. Desserts and refreshments will follow the concert.

The event is sponsored by the Charlotte Murrin Memorial Suzuki Education Foundation. Tickets are $15, and all contributions are tax-deductible.

For information or tickets, call Ken at (352) 688-5808. Tickets will also be available at the door.


Yacht club will host its annual flea market

The Hernando Beach Yacht Club will host its annual flea market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 20 and 21 at the club, 4131 Shoal Line Blvd.

For information, call (352) 596-4830 or visit the Web site at


Elder agency taking competitive proposals

The Mid-Florida Area Agency on Aging/Elder Options will receive competitive sealed proposals through 4 p.m. April 1 for the designation of Community Care for the Elderly Lead Agencies.

Community Care for the Elderly Lead Agency designation includes the provision of an array of home and community-based services to the frail elderly. An agency will be designated for each county in the Planning and Service Area 3, including Hernando.

The proposal package and application instructions are now available at the Elder Options office at 5700 SW 34th St., Suite 222, Gainesville. For information, call David Huckabee, director of program operations, at (352) 378-6649.


Enjoy corned beef, show with Knights

Knights of Columbus St. Jude Council 6383 will host a St. Patrick's Day dinner and show featuring comedian Danny Justice on March 28 at the council hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive.

The dinner of corned beef and cabbage, potatoes, carrots, dessert, and coffee or tea will be served at 6 p.m. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $17 each.

For information, call Angelo at (352) 666-9059, Oscar at (352) 683-6963 or Angelo at (352) 683-1227.

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