Monday, June 18, 2018
News Roundup

Eleanor Roosevelt show will kick off lecture series in Weeki Wachee

WEEKI WACHEE

Eleanor Roosevelt show will kick off lecture series

Academia Hernando will kick off its 2013 Winter Lecture Series with "Eleanor Roosevelt — The Depression Years" at 10 a.m. Jan. 14 in the sanctuary at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. The program will be a one-woman show presented by Susan Marie Frontczak. It will include a series of vignettes that reveal Mrs. Roosevelt's public and private personae. After a 45-minute monologue, there will be a question-and-answer session. The series will continue through March 11. The cost for the series is $55 per person and includes eight lectures and a bus trip to Gainesville to visit museums. Walk-ins pay $10 for the Jan. 14 program and $8 for all other lectures; the bus trip is for series subscribers only. Call (352) 597-0158.

SPRING HILL

Club seeks prom, bridesmaid dresses

The Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast is seeking donations of gently used prom, bridesmaid and homecoming gowns and dresses for its "Passion for Fashion" Prom Expo and Fashion Show. Shoes and purses are also needed. Those who make a donation will receive a free ticket to the event on Feb. 2. To make a donation, call Pat Herrmann at (352) 345-4427 or Kathie Allen at (352) 684-2183. Donations may also be dropped off at Notre Dame Catholic School, 1095 Commercial Way, or at Up 4 Breakfast Restaurant, 14359 Spring Hill Drive.

Countywide

Nonprofit for pets needs donations

Donations are needed for Compassion Spay/Neuter Inc., a nonprofit organization that helps pay for sterilization and rabies vaccinations for Hernando County residents' pets. In 2011, the organization spayed and neutered 120 animals. This year, the number is estimated to be about 140. It costs $50 to spay a dog weighing between 39 and 69 pounds, and $40 to neuter a male of that size. The cost for cats is between $20 and $30. Donations may be sent to Compassion Spay/Neuter at 12177 Timber Lane, Brooksville, FL 34601. The organization also has three kittens, about 10 weeks old, available for adoption. For additional information, call Andi Trusty at (352) 799-0636.

Hernando deaths

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