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Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs group postpones yard sale


Fundraiser yard sale postponed till March 6

Due to the forecast of inclement weather, the Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs Citizens Support Organization has postponed its fundraiser yard sale that was scheduled for Saturday. It will instead be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 6 in the Weeki Wachee State Park parking area, 6131 Commercial Way.

Vendor booths are available for $20 for nonfood vendors and $50 for food vendors. For information, call John Athanason at (352) 592-5656, ext. 11, or visit


Week of workshops mark grand opening

The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's grand opening celebration will kick off Monday with a series of free workshops offered throughout the week at the chamber's new headquarters at 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, in the Airport Industrial Park, south of Brooksville.

The workshops, all open to the public, include:

• Monday — Networking is a Verb, 9 to 10:30 a.m.; We Have to Start Meeting Like This, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

• Tuesday — Yes, You Can Accelerate Change!, 9 to 10:30 a.m.; Running Your Business During a Family Crisis, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

• Wednesday — Media: It's a Four Letter Word — Free!, 9 to 10:30 a.m.; Easy Web Solutions for your Business, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

• March 4 — Taming Turnover and Using Free Research for Profit, 9 to 10:30 a.m.; Reading People — Your Secret Talent, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

• March 5 — Communicating Like a Pro, 9 to 10:30 a.m.; Beyond the Basics of Stress Management, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Also, an grand opening ceremony will be from 4 to 7 p.m. March 5.

Seating is limited. To reserve a seat for any of the workshops, call (352) 796-0697 or e-mail to training@hernando


Pick up fresh produce, see young performers

The Chocachatti Dancer's Theater and Musical Theater will perform at Love Your Neighbor's Saturday at the Market farmers market at 11 a.m. Saturday in front of the Hernando County Courthouse at 20 N Main St.

The performance will include dances the young entertainers have been working on as a "sneak peek" into their April production of High School Musical.

The weekly farmers market is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. It includes vendors selling fresh produce, with funds raised benefiting Love Your Neighbor, a nonprofit group that feeds the homeless and needy. For information and vendor inquiries, call Lisa Callea at (352) 428-9275 or (352) 848-0090.


Landfill opponents to meet Monday evening

A community meeting to discuss the pending construction and demolition debris landfill in eastern Hernando County will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Hillside Community Baptist Church, 27440 Cortez Blvd., east of Brooksville.

Local residents have started a campaign against the pending 26-acre landfill site, a former sand mine located on the southern edge of the Croom Tract of the Withlacoochee State Forest.

The group is also seeking financial support to retain an attorney. For information, call Alison Walter at (727) 729-1394 or Paige Cool at (352) 754-1759.


Hadassah to meet for lunch and game time

West Hernando-Spring Hill Hadassah will host a Mah-Jongg, Card and Game Party Luncheon from noon to 4 p.m. on March 15 at Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St.

After enjoying a homemade buffet luncheon and dessert table, guests can play games of choice or just socialize. Numerous door prizes and other prizes will be awarded.

Tickets are $15 and must be purchased by March 10. Proceeds will be given to the Hadassah Medical Organization. For information or tickets, call Elaine at (352) 666-8467.


Golf tournament benefits local charity

The Hernando Youth Initiative Child Well Being Committee is hosting a Chip in FORE Children charity golf event at 4 p.m. on April 23 at the Quarry Golf Course, 800 John Grubbs Blvd.

Volunteers, sponsors and golfers are needed. Hole sponsorships are $25 and beverage sponsors are $75. Donations of prizes are also needed. The cost for golfers is $20 per player.

After the tournament there will be driving range, chipping and putting contests. Food and beverages will be available.

Prizes will be given to the top three placers.

Nongolfers may participate in the contests; the cost is five for $5 or 15 for $10.

Checks are to be made payable to Shiloh Problem Solvers.

For information, call (352) 540-3807 or (352) 398-9059.


Nominate a hero in Red Cross campaign

The American Red Cross, Florida's Coast to Coast Chapter, is kicking off its Heroes for the American Red Cross campaign in which local business people, school groups, church groups, civic clubs and individuals pledge to raise $1,000 for the local Red Cross chapter.

Along with generating financial support for Red Cross services, the Heroes campaign also recognizes local individuals or groups who have made a positive community impact. Nominations for community heroes will be accepted in the following categories: community safety, good Samaritan (adult, youth and group), military, education and environment.

Nominations will be accepted Monday through March 31. Nomination forms, instructions and deadlines are online at (click on Heroes home page image) or call toll-free 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767).


Sign up for Week of the Young Child event

Participants and sponsors are needed for the Week of the Young Child event that will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 27 at the Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place.

The annual event, sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families. It will include entertainment, activities and food.

Registration for participants and sponsors are needed by March 12. For details or a registration form, call Jenna Davis at (352) 540-9335, ext. 4058, or (352) 410-1156.


Pick up knickknacks at white elephant sale

The Spring Hill Art League will have a white elephant sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 13 at the United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd.

Vendors are welcome. The cost is $20 (bring your own table).

The Art League will have its own table. Donations of salable items are needed. There will also be a bake sale and refreshments available for purchase, as well as a 50/50 raffle.

Proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund. For information or to reserve a space, call Esther Pohl at (352) 398-1532.


Oak Hill Hospital needs volunteers

The Oak Hill Hospital Volunteer Association is seeking volunteers.

Opportunities are available in both patient contact and non-patient contact areas and are offered in three shifts: morning, afternoons and evenings.

Oak Hill Hospital is at 11375 Cortez Blvd. For information, call Bob Dixon at (352) 597-3038.


Vote for your favorite lovely, er, lady at show

The Hernando County Crime Stoppers will present the second annual Wo'Man's Fashion Show fundraiser from 5:30 to 9 p.m. March 4 at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., west of Brooksville.

This is a fun fashion show event that features men dressed up as female models who strut the catwalk and display their creative fashion design style. A panel of judges and the audience will vote for their favorite model. At the end of the show, two models will be crowned (judges' selection and audience selection). Audience members can cast as many votes as they like for $1 per vote. Three awards will also be presented: Most Unique Fashion, Best Catwalk and Ms. Photogenic.

The event includes a dinner catered by John Mason Catering. There will be raffles to win a variety of prizes.

Contestants include retired Capt. Mike Owens and Lt. Jim Powers (Hernando County Sheriff's Office), Andy Bass (Hernando County Health Department), Jeff Webb (Jeff Webb Communications), Tony Laviano (Care One Urgent Care Center) and Noel Hart (Brookridge Drama Club), as well as the "Fab Four" — Edward Tordesillas (Hernando Employment and Training Association), Stephen Young (Summit Imaging), J.B. Bowles (R&M American Marine Products) and Robert Rogoski (Walmart Distribution Center).

Celebrity judges include Marcy Terry, former mermaid and manager of the Underwater Theater at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park; Pat Crowley, president of the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce; Ray Heter, vice president and branch manager of Cortez Community Bank; Bay New 9 reporter Ferdinand Zogbaum; and Brooksville Mayor Lara Bradburn.

Tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance. For tickets, call Jon Hathorn at (352) 346-5914 or Chris Scavuzzo at (352) 796-8200, or stop by the Brookridge Clubhouse between 9 and 11 a.m. Monday.

All proceeds benefit the Hernando County Crime Stoppers. Call Dave Mickelson at (352) 428-7508.


Buy tickets now for March 13 Bingo Bash

Tickets are available for the 17th annual Bingo Bash sponsored by the Brookridge Woman's Club. The event is scheduled for March 13 at the Brookridge clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m., with games starting at 10 a.m.

Tickets are $35, which includes all games, doughnut and coffee upon arrival and dessert at lunchtime; participants should bring a sack lunch. Full payment is due by Monday.

For information or reservations, call Martha Shugars at (352) 596-8061.


Concert hits high notes of Frankie Valli

The "Let's Hang On" concert featuring the sounds of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons will be at 7 p.m. March 11 at Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St.

This cast of 10 performers will take the audience back to the 1960s with hits such as Sherry, Walk Like a Man and Big Girls Don't Cry.

A limited number of tickets are available for $15 each. Call Barbara Bahr at (352) 597-4620.

Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs group postpones yard sale 02/25/10 [Last modified: Thursday, February 25, 2010 9:06pm]
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