Friday, December 15, 2017
News Roundup

Fundraisers, safe-driver classes, music, fun and more

RELAY FOR LIFE MEETING: Relay for Life of Brooksville will have a committee meeting at 5 p.m. Monday at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville. A team party will follow at 6 p.m.

Door prizes will be awarded. Team captains who attend will receive a gift. Those attending are asked to RSVP to Lisa Stoessel at (352) 585-4162 or [email protected]

DOG DAY AT THE BEACH: The Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department will host its next Bark Island event from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Nov. 17 at Alfred A. McKethan Park, 10800 Pine Island Drive, Pine Island.

Dogs and their owners are welcome to play and enjoy the beach. Pets must be kept on a leash and be current with their vaccinations, and tags must be provided. Owners are responsible for picking up after their pets.

The cost is $7 per car or walk-up patron. To register or for information, call (352) 754-4031. Additional Bark Island events will be on Dec. 1 and 15, Jan. 12 and 26, Feb. 9 and 23 and March 2 and 9.

FREE AARP DRIVER SAFETY CLASS FOR VETS, DEPENDENTS: The following AARP Driver Safety Program classes will be offered during November. There is no cost to military veterans and their dependents who take a class in November. For all others, the six-hour class costs $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers (members must bring their AARP cards).

• 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 12 and 14, Oak Hill Hospital Partner's Club, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill (behind the hospital). Call (352) 556-3050 to register.

• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 17, Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. Call (352) 666-4044 to register.

JOIN MODEL SHOW: The Nature Coast Modelers will host a show from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 17 at 4042 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill.

Those who build model ships, airplanes, cars, trucks, military, plastic and wood models, both finished and under construction, are welcome.

Refreshments will be available. There is no cost to participate and no admission fee. For information, call (352) 684-2484.

JAZZ PROGRAM AT LIBRARY: The Hernando County Public Library System continues "It's Jazz," a series of music programs about the golden age of jazz in the 1950s and '60s, at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. The final program will be Dec. 21.

The program will be presented by former NPR jazz radio announcer Peter LaMattina. He will play and discuss selections from the period.

All ages are welcome. There is no cost to attend. For information, call (352) 754-4043.

COMPUTER CLASS: The Hernando County Public Library and YMCA of the Suncoast will offer a beginner computer class from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Hernando County Family YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.

The facility has six computers for students, and all students will be able to follow along from the instructor's laptop.

There is no cost, but registration is required; seating is limited. For information or to sign up, call (352) 754-4043.

LINE DANCE SOCIAL: The next Brookridge Good Times Line Dance Social will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge.

Music will be provided by DJ Dave, who will play Top 20 and old favorites. No lessons are provided, but instructors are available to give aid. Guests may bring their own snacks and drinks.

Tickets are $5. Call Norma at (352) 397-6088.

SPRINGS' FRIENDS TO MEET: Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park will host its annual membership meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in the mermaid theater at the park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee.

All those interested are welcome. For information, call (352) 686-5183 or visit friendsofweekiwachee.org.

STUART NEILL HOLIDAY CONCERT: Holiday concerts featuring operatic tenor Stuart Neill and members of the Florida Symphony Brass and choirs will be presented at 4 and 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at First United Methodist Church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.

Neill has performed in opera houses around the world, most recently returning from performances in Europe, including at the La Scala opera house in Milan, Italy. He can be heard on more than a dozen classical recordings.

Tickets are free and are available at the church. For information, call (352) 683-2605.

IDENTIFY ARTIFACTS: An Artifact ID Day will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1676, 17129 Wiscon Road, Brooksville.

Archaeologists will be on hand to identify and classify prehistoric and historic artifacts, as well as family heirlooms. There will be no buying or selling at the event.

The event is sponsored by the Historic Hernando Preservation Society, the University of South Florida's anthropology department and the Florida Public Archaeology Network. There is no cost. For information, call (352) 795-0208.

SHRINERS HOST EVENTS: The Hernando County Shrine Club will host the following events at the club, 13400 Montour St., off Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville:

• Breakfast buffet, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 18. Includes pancakes, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, potatoes, sausage gravy and biscuits, orange juice, coffee and tea. Advance tickets are $7, $5 for children 5 to 11 and free for ages 4 and younger; tickets at the door are an additional $1.

• Spaghetti dinner, 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 27. Includes antipasto salad and Italian sausage. Tickets are $7 in advance and $8 at the door.

For information or tickets, call Larry at (716) 207-7382 or Jerry at (352) 610-4124.

COIN SHOW: The West Hernando Coin Club will host a coin and currency show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 1 at Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582, 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville.

There will be 25 dealers and 35 tables. ICG Grading Service will offer free verbal opinions and $9 slabbing. Door prizes will be awarded, and food will be available.

Admission and parking are free.

For information, call Mark Palermo at (813) 361-0740.

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