Sunday, February 25, 2018
News Roundup

Events you should know about

SAC MEETING: Nature Coast Technical High School's School Advisory Council will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the media center at the school, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville. For information, call (352) 797-7088.

DANCE CLINIC AT NATURE COAST TECH: The Nature Coast Technical High School dance team will host its annual Junior Dance Clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the school cafeteria, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville.

The camp is open to dancers ages 3 to 13. Participants will learn pom-kick routines that the Nature Coast dance team performs at football games. They will then perform along with the team at halftime during Nature Coast's game against Central High on Sept. 21.

During the clinic, members of the dance team will mentor participants, while the team's coach, Marcy Rodriguez, will choreograph and teach the routine.

The cost is $20 per child, which includes a dance camp T-shirt and admission to the football game. Refreshments will be provided.

For information, call Rachel Liggett at (352) 293-1113.

SWAMP FEST T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST: The contest to design the 2013 Swamp Fest T-shirt is under way.

The theme is "Swamp Scene," and the design must include at least two or three swamp creatures, such as alligators or manatees, and a mermaid. The words "Swamp Fest 2013" and "Weeki Wachee, Fla." must be on the design.

Entries must be black and white only, on 81/2-by-11-inch paper and be camera ready.

Entries must be submitted by Oct. 2 to Audrey Holley, 13355 Convent Garden Road, Brooksville, FL 34613. On Oct. 4, the winning design will be selected.

The first-place winner will receive $100, second $75 and third $50, which will be awarded on the first day of the Swamp Fest.

For information, call Audrey at (352) 596-3316.

POKER RUN FOR BREAST CANCER: A "Bash Breast Cancer Poker Run" will begin with registration at 11 a.m. Sept. 22 at the Bayport Inn, 4835 Cortez Blvd., Bayport. Last bike out is at 12:30 p.m.

The cost is $10 per bike and $5 for an additional rider. Participants collect poker chips at several locations and pay $2 to draw for a high number at each stop. Prizes are awarded to the highest total.

There will be a 50/50 drawing at the last stop. Raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5.

Proceeds will benefit the Susan G. Komen Walk for the Cure's Tampa Bay 3-Day. For information, call (419) 212-3021.

Two chances to see NEWS DOCUMENTARY: The Unitarian Universalist Church in the Pines will sponsor two free showings of the film Broadcast Blues:

• 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 20, Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville.

• 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 26, East Hernando Branch Library, 4657 Windmere Drive, Ridge Manor West.

Veteran journalist and filmmaker Sue Wilson's 2009 documentary offers a no-holds-barred look at the state of American broadcasting. It explores the state of the media and attempts to answer questions about what in the news is accurate and unbiased, and who the "experts" are who explain complex issues.

For information, call Ruth at (352) 346-1516.

CHURCH HOSTS ANNUAL AUCTION: Holy Trinity Orthodox Church of Spring Hill will host its annual raffle auction Oct. 6 at the Heather Community Center, 9100 Nakoma Way, north of Weeki Wachee.

Doors open at noon; raffles begin at 1 p.m.

Admission is $7, which includes cake and a beverage. There will be stuffed cabbage, hot dogs, Chicago beef sandwiches, soda and coffee available for purchase.

For information, call church guild president Sandra Hreczuck at (727) 862-4084 or visit the church's website at

FASHION SHOW: The Hernando Beach Yacht Club will host a fall fashion show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 29 at the club, 4163 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach.

The show will include 30 outfits from Joey's Fashions of Tarpon Springs. There will also be raffles and games. Lunch will include salad, chicken and asparagus crepes and dessert.

Tickets are $22. Seating is limited. Call Anna at (352) 777-2641 or Bobbie at (352) 279-0528.

SEEKING OLD CLASSMATES: The Central High School Class of 1992 will have its 20th reunion Oct. 19 to 21.

The weekend festivities are also open to Classes of 1990 and 1991.

Festivities kick off at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Wagon Wheel Saloon and Grill, 9201 County Line Road, Spring Hill. A semiformal dinner will be held Oct. 20 at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill.

There will be a cash bar, dinner, music and dancing. Tickets to that event are $40.

The weekend will wrap up with a family day at Tom Varn Park in Brooksville on Oct. 21.

For information, contact Robyn (Jorgensen) Hartman at (352) 238-4525.

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