Friday, April 20, 2018
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Festival Singers hold spring concerts

FESTIVAL SINGERS SPRING CONCERTS: The Nature Coast Festival Singers will present their spring concerts at these times and locations:

• 3 p.m. March 18, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee.

• 3 p.m. March 25, Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville.

• 3 p.m. April 1, Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.

The chorus, comprised of nearly 80 voices, will present classical and contemporary seasonal selections under the direction of James Urbanski.

An offering will be collected to support the Ayer Endowment Fund, which is used to provide music education scholarships for students in elementary school through the college level.

For information, call Shirley at (352) 597-2235 or Jackie at (727) 868-6365.

WRITE YOUR HISTORY: The Hernando County Public Library System will host a "Telling Your Life Stories: Personal History" workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 16 at Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville.

The workshop is for individuals interested in writing their life stories for themselves, family or friends. Tips and techniques will be provided to get started, and there will be creative writing exercises.

The workshop will also be offered 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 5 at the East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West.

There is no cost to participate, but registration is required.

Call (352) 754-4042. Visit the website at hernandocounty library.us.

CHURCH WOMEN'S SPRING RUMMAGE SALE: The Women of Grace Presbyterian Church will host a spring rummage sale from 8 a.m. to noon March 17 at the church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.

There will be children's items, books, clothing, CDs, glassware, toys, jewelry, baked goods and a variety of other items for sale.

For information, call (352) 683-2082.

FOOD DISTRIBUTION EVENT: Shiloh Ministries will host a food distribution from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 17 in the parking lot at Louie's Bowling Alley, 1691 E Jefferson St., Brooksville.

The purpose is to help children and families in need prepare for spring break.

The goal is to provide 500 families on a first-come, first-served basis. The event is supported by the United Way of Hernando County.

To receive food, the only requirement is that recipients be Hernando County residents.

Volunteers are needed to help with the event.

For information, call Pastor Clarence Clark at (352) 345-9596 or (352) 540-6005.

CARDS, MAH-JONGG AND LUNCH: West Hernando/Spring Hill Hadassah will host its annual Card, Game and Mah Jongg Luncheon from noon to 4 p.m. March 19 at Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., Spring Hill.

There will be door prizes and raffles. The public is welcome. The cost is $15.

For information, call Myrna at (352) 686-9243.

PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR 'TASTE OF RELAY FOR LIFE': The Preceptor Delta Iota Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi is hosting a Taste of Relay for Life fundraiser from 4 to 6 p.m. March 31 at First United Methodist Church, 109 Broad St., Brooksville.

Restaurants and individual cooks are being sought to participate.

Guests at the event will pay $5 for 10 tastings. Proceeds will go to the Brooksville Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society.

Those interested in participating may call Bev Lewis at (352) 279-1198, Marsha Roderick at (352) 796-5490 or Gail Brooks at (352) 279-8411.

RAPTOR PRESENTATION: A "Save Our American Raptors" presentation will be offered from 10 to 11:30 a.m. March 17 at Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville.

The event will feature Doris Mager, founder of SOAR Inc. (Save Our American Raptors). She will bring with her: Cara, a 25-year-old captive-bred crested caracara; E.T., a 20-year-old great horned owl; Atsa Yazhi, a bald eagle; Digger, a 6-inch-tall burrowing owl; and Missi, a Mississippi kite.

There is no cost to attend.

For information, call (352) 754-6722.

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