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Fundraiser to keep Stewy's Skatepark open planned for Saturday


Benefit to keep skatepark open is Saturday

A "Save Stewy's Skatepark" Fundraiser will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Pioneer Park, 6799 Pinehurst Drive. There will be live music, raffles, speakers, memorials, food and skate competitions, including a game and three best trick contests. Practice starts at noon with contests starting at 3 p.m. The cost is $5 to enter each or $20 for all four. Raffle tickets will be sold for $2 each or three for $5. The LifeSouth bloodmobile, Humane Society of the Nature Coast and other community organizations will be on hand. All proceeds will go toward keeping the skate park open. For information, call (352) 610-3468.

Springstead event begins today

The F.W. Springstead High School inaugural classes of 1979-1982 reunion weekend starts today with a gathering at 9 p.m. at Beef 'O' Brady's at 9201 County Line Road. The reunion banquet will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, off Commercial Way. The cost of the banquet is $35 per person. Contact Carla King-Audette at (352) 688-4208 or Visit the reunion website at or on Facebook.


Two days available for CPR/AED class

A CPR/AED (automated external defibrillator) class will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Brooksville Enrichment Center, Suite 120 of the Medical Arts Building at Brooksville Regional Hospital, 17222 Hospital Blvd. Another class will be offered Aug. 4. The class meets the guidelines of the American Heart Association and is designed for professional health care providers, although anyone is welcome to attend. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a two-year certification card. The cost is $20. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Call (352) 597-8875.


If the Hernando County Commission approves the same tax rate to pay for mosquito control that now is levied for the environmentally sensitive lands fund, the owner of a home with a taxable value of $100,000 would pay $8.44 per year. A story in Wednesday's edition gave different figures.

Today's picks

Children's stories and crafts program: 11 a.m. for ages 18-35 months, and 11:45 a.m. for ages 3-5, West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391.

Florida Library Youth Program presents Snip Snap Shout with John Hlivyak: 11 a.m., East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. (352) 540-6391.

Library to show 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1': 1 p.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391.

Fish Night at VFW Post 9236: 4:30-7 p.m., 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. Prices vary $5.50-$7.50. (352) 596-9236.

Fundraiser to keep Stewy's Skatepark open planned for Saturday 07/14/11 [Last modified: Thursday, July 14, 2011 6:51pm]
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