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Feb. 5: Singing valentines and more events in Hernando

SCHEDULE A SINGING VALENTINE: The Hernando Harmonizers will provide singing valentines between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Feb. 13 to 15 throughout Hernando County. The singing valentines include a serenade of two love songs by a men's barbershop quartet in tuxedoes. Recipients will also receive a long-stem silk red rose, a personalized valentine card and a photograph of the occasion. The cost is $40, with $5 of the fee donated to HPH Hospice.

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The Hernando Harmonizers is a nonprofit men's a cappella chorus. For information or to schedule a singing valentine, call Charles at (352) 686-7559 or Gene at (352) 684-7931.

COMMUNITY TRAFFIC MEETING: The West Central Community Traffic Safety Team invites area residents who are concerned about local roads and traffic conditions to attend its next meeting from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Florida Department of Transportation, 16411 Spring Hill Drive, south of Brooksville.

The team includes highway safety advocates who are committed to solving traffic safety problems in Hernando and Citrus counties.

Those who have safety concerns regarding particular intersections or roadways; who see a possible need for new or replaced lighting, striping or signs on a particular street to improve pedestrian or bicycle safety; or those who are interested in hearing about traffic safety initiatives in the county are invited to attend.

For information, or to be included on the agenda, contact Rhonda Grice at (813) 975-6256 or rhonda.grice@dot.state.fl.us.

DISTRIBUTION OF FREE CONCERT TICKETS: Free tickets will be distributed at 9 a.m. Tuesday for two upcoming Community Performing Arts Concert Series performances at Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Distribution will continue until noon or until tickets are gone.

The concerts are the Beatle Maniacs on Feb. 22 and Rocket Man, an Elton John tribute band, on March 8. There will be 2 and 7 p.m. performances of both concerts.

For information, call (352) 544-1068 or (352) 597-1703.

SPRINGS RESTORATION WORKSHOP: Hernando County will host a "Restoring Our Springs" Florida-Friendly Landscaping workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Hernando County Association of Realtors, 7321 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville.

With a Valentine's Day theme, the free workshop will focus on reasons to "love" local springs and ways residents can help protect water quality by following Florida-Friendly Landscaping principles. Presentations include:

• "Florida Springs are in My Heart," by Chris Anastasiou, senior scientist with Southwest Florida Water Management District.

• "Landscaping that Comes From the Heart," by Sylvia Durell, Hernando County Florida-Friendly Landscaping coordinator.

• "Plants That Love to Thrive," by Kathleen Patterson, Marion County Florida-Friendly Landscaping coordinator.

• "Love Springs Eternal: Follow the Fertilizer Ordinance," by William Lestern, Hernando County extension agent.

Seating is limited, and registration is required by Friday. Register online at fflworkshop-springs.eventbrite.com or contact Sylvia Durell at (352) 540-6230 or sdurell@co.hernando.fl.us.

HONORING WWII CHAPLAINS: American Legion Post 186 will host the annual Four Chaplains Memorial Service at 2 p.m. Feb. 16 at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.

The service honors the four military chaplains who died aboard the USS Dorchester, which was torpedoed during World War II on Feb. 3, 1943.

The chaplains — a Methodist minister, a Jewish rabbi, a Catholic priest and a Lutheran minister — handed out life jackets to the servicemen aboard and, when there were none left, gave up their own. They remained aboard to comfort those who were too severely wounded to abandon ship.

Representing the four chaplains at the service will be: Deacon Roland Desjardins of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church; Rabbi Lenny Sarko of Temple Beth David; Bill Owens, pastor of First United Methodist Church; and Father Lance Wallace of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.

Speakers include retired Air Force Maj. Gen. M.T. Smith and retired Army Col. Nick Morana. Jim Matheson will provide bagpipe music.

For information, call chaplain Charles Haag at (352) 597-1210.

HOSPICE SPEAKERS AVAILABLE: HPH Hospice has speakers available to appear at churches, clubs and civic groups. Presentations about HPH Hospice and end-of-life care will be provided.

Presentations are generally 15 to 20 minutes and can be designed to meet the group's needs and areas of interest. Advanced care planning, how hospice works, and who qualifies for hospice care are a few of the topics offered.

For information or to schedule a speaker, call Carla Hayes at (352) 597-4120.

COMMUNITY DESIGN WORKSHOP: Residents, business people and property owners around the area of Kass Circle and Spring Hill Drive are invited to a community design workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 15 at 7421 Spring Hill Drive in the Spring Hill Plaza (formerly Paesano's Italian Bakery). The purpose of the workshop is to discuss ideas for Hernando County's Kass Circle Neighborhood Revitalization Project. The county hopes to include public input in developing a conceptual revitalization plan for the area. The workshop will be led by the University of South Florida's Center for Community Design and Research. The workshop will start with an orientation and general discussion. Afterward, participants will work directly with the design team to generate ideas for the business district, the immediate neighborhood and enhancements that could help transform the area into a safe, walkable and sustainable mixed-use district. For information, contact Patricia McNeese of the Hernando County Planning Department at (352) 754-4057, ext. 28016, or pmcneese@hernandocounty.us.

CRIME WATCH HOSTS ANNUAL OMELET BREAKFAST: The Ridge Manor Area Crime Watch will host its annual omelet breakfast fundraiser from 7 to 11 a.m. Feb. 15 at the Ridge Manor Community Center, 34240 Cortez Blvd. There will be several chefs preparing omelets, including U.S. Rep. Richard Nugent, Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis and Hernando County Commissioner Jim Adkins. Guests may order a custom-made omelet, with a variety of ingredient choices. Also included are sausage, grits, biscuits and gravy, coffee, tea and orange juice. The cost is $5; $3 for children. Takeout orders will be available. For information, call Carol Defilippo at (352) 583-2556 or (352) 206-0910.

RED CROSS SHELTER TRAINING: The American Red Cross will offer free sheltering training from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 20 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Hernando County Sheriff's Office emergency management facility, 18900 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Those who receive the training can become Red Cross volunteers and learn how to work in Red Cross shelters, providing shelter and food for those evacuated from their homes during severe weather, and providing health/mental health services to shelter clients. For information or to sign up, contact Alex Glenn at (352) 459-6601 or alex.glenn@redcross.org.

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