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Fundraisers and more coming up in Hernando


Yard sale to help fund church mission

Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church will have a "Huge Yard Sale" from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 8 in the church gym, 200 Mount Fair Ave. Lunch will be available.

Donations for the sale are welcome and can be dropped off in the trailer behind the church. All proceeds will go to the upcoming overseas mission trip.

For information, call (352) 796-4969.


Rotary wreath fundraiser under way

The Rotary Club of Spring Hill is taking orders now through Oct. 31 for its annual holiday wreath fundraiser.

The wreaths are a 22-inch round mix of noble fir, incense cedar and berried juniper, and are decorated with a plaid bow and natural pinecones.

Orders can be shipped anywhere in the continental United States and can include a gift message.

The wreathes will be delivered to recipients during the first two weeks after Thanksgiving.

The cost is $39, which includes shipping.

Funds raised support local scholarships and youth programs, such as the annual Middle School Brain Bowl.

For information or to place an order, call Carol McElroy at (352) 684-6840.


Sale to benefit visually impaired

A community yard sale will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind, 6492 California St.

The sale will include a variety of household items, movies, music, books, CD audio books, select vision aids and more.

All proceeds will be used to help support employment for persons who are visually impaired or blind.

The Lighthouse is heading up an initiative to improve the current 70 percent unemployment rate for those who are blind and visually impaired, and to get those of working age with vision impairments back to work.

The nonprofit organization receives partial government funding and relies on donations and fundraising events to meet these needs.

Other nonprofit organizations are invited to participate in the sale.

Vendor spaces are $25. For information, call (352) 754-1132 or e-mail


Elks Lodge dinner show tickets available

Aripeka Elks Lodge 2510, 9135 Denton Ave., is selling season tickets for its 2011-12 dinner shows. The six-show package is $186 for prime seating and $174 for regular seating. Individual shows are $32 for prime seating and $30 for regular seating.

All shows are on Saturdays, with dinner at 6 p.m. and the show at 7:30 p.m. Stop by the lodge or call Judi at (727) 868-2994, ext. 14, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays. Shows include:

Oct. 8: Dwight Icenhower will star in "A Tribute to the King," Elvis Presley. Icenhower has performed with Elvis' band, the Jordanaires, and has won many awards for his impersonation of the rock icon. His act includes songs from the 1950s, '60s and '70s.

Nov. 12: Fans of the Mamas & the Papas will get their fill of Woodstock-era folk, pop and rock when the group Monday, Monday sings favorites. The seven-piece group's music appeals to all ages.

Dec. 10: The quartet Three Men & a Maestro will perform pop, jazz, ethnic, classical and bluegrass music and songs from Broadway, as well as comedy. They call their act "fun arts," a play on "fine arts."

Jan. 14: The nine-member song-and-dance group A Night at the 500 Club, starring Joey Arminio and the Family, will open with a sultry dance number to Harlem Nocturne's saxophone, then pays tribute to Italian crooners such as Dean Martin and Jerry Vale. Their show features tunes from the 1950s and '60s made famous by Buddy Holly and Connie Francis, plus a send-up of Sonny and Cher doing I've Got You, Babe.

Feb. 25: The Piano Man Henry Haid will pay tribute to Billy Joel, doing songs from the Broadway musical Movin' Out and other Joel tunes. Haid has performed throughout the United States, Europe and the Caribbean.

March 10: The Top Ten Rock and Roll Revue will do 1950s doo-wop to 1970s classics. Darrell Croy does a tribute to singer-pianist Jerry Lee Lewis, complete with Great Balls of Fire antics. The group also does songs made popular by the Supremes, Fleetwood Mac, Buddy Holly and Eric Clapton.

Fundraisers and more coming up in Hernando 09/28/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 6:36pm]
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