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CARD AND GAME PARTY: A card and game party will be held from noon to 4 p.m. March 24 at Christ Lutheran Church, 475 North Ave. W, Brooksville.

The event will be hosted by the church's Mary Martha Guild, which invites anyone who likes games such as canasta, dominoes, hand and foot, pinochle, poker, Uno and Yatzee. Men and women are welcome.

The event will include lunch, raffles and table prizes.

Tickets are $5 and must be purchased by Sunday. Call Mary at (352) 596-3424 or Mim at (352) 596-7064. Proceeds will go toward youth activities.

'SHIPWRECK' CHILDREN'S PROGRAM: In recognition of Florida Archaeology Month, the Florida Public Archaeology Network will present "Shipwreck on a Tarp" from 11 a.m. to noon March 23 at Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville.

The hands-on learning experience is designed for children in first through third grades. Participants will learn about shipwrecks and what they teach about the past.

There is no cost, but the program is limited to 12 children and registration is required. To register, call the library at (352) 754-4742.

OPEN HOUSE FOR HOMESCHOOLING: Classical Conversations of Hernando County, an educational community for homeschooling families, will host an open house from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Dayspring Presbyterian Church, 6000 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.

This is an informational meeting that joins homeschool tutors with families interested in using a Christian, classical model of education.

Classical Conversations meets weekly and covers core curriculum for children in kindergarten through sixth grade, as well as the Challenge programs for middle and high school students.

To get information or reserve a spot, contact Kristina Mitten at (352) 400-4562 or

HUMANE SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING: The Humane Society of the Nature Coast will conduct its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 21 at the shelter at 7200 Mobley Road, Brooksville. The public is welcome.

The society operates a nonprofit, no-kill shelter and has a new ReTAIL Outlet and Adoption Referral Center at Gulf View Square mall in Port Richey.

For information about the society and volunteer opportunities, call (352) 796-7211 or visit

REPUBLICAN OPEN HOUSE: The Hernando County Republican Party will host an open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 23 at its new headquarters in the Killingsworth Plaza, 19227 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville.

Finger foods and beverages will be served. Visitors can meet Republican candidates for office.

For information, visit online at, send email to chairman@ or call (352) 796-4741.

MOVIE AT THE LIBRARY: The Hernando County Public Library System will show the 2010 movie Hereafter at 2 p.m. March 22 at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive.

The PG-13 movie stars Matt Damon and Bryce Dallas Howard in a drama that brings together a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London schoolboy, all of whom have been touched by death in different ways.

Popcorn will be served, and there will be movie trivia. There is no cost and no registration required.

For information, call (352) 540-6374.

YARD, CRAFT AND BAKE SALE: Wesleyan Village will have a community yard, craft and bake sale from 8 a.m. to noon March 24 at 8225 Wesley Drive, Brooksville.

Coffee and doughnuts will be available. Proceeds will go toward improvements to the village and missions.

For information, call (352) 799-1644.

PRESCHOOL ACCEPTING ENROLLMENT: Holy Cross Lutheran Preschool is accepting enrollment for the 2012-13 school year. The school is at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.

Children who will be 4 by Sept. 1 are eligible for the free voluntary prekindergarten program. Enrollment is also open for children who are at least 2 1/2 and are potty trained. Part-time and full-time enrollment is available.

For information, stop by the preschool or call (352) 686-4986.

REMEMBERING LOVED ONES LOST: HPH Hospice will have Time for Remembrance services at 2 and 6 p.m. Tuesday at the West Hernando campus, 12260 Cortez Blvd.

Led by HPH chaplains, each hourlong service will include readings and music, providing an opportunity for individuals to remember and honor loved ones who have died.

The daytime service will include a dove release; the evening service will conclude with candlelight.

One does not need to have had a loved one under hospice care to participate in the services. There is no cost, and no reservation is required.

For more information, call toll-free 1-800-486-8784 or visit

LEADING WOMEN'S LUNCHEON: The Hernando County Medical Society Alliance and the Business and Professional Women of Hernando will host a "Women Leading Social Change" luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. April 18 at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill.

Barbara Rodriguez-Morrison will discuss "Strategic Thinking for Effective Action." Rodriguez-Morrison is president and chief executive officer of BMR Consulting in Lutz. Her areas of expertise include program evaluation, strategic planning, grant making and program development.

Tickets are $15. To get information or reserve a spot, email Maureen Soliman at

A Day at the RACES: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209 will host "A Day at the Races" from 1 to 5 p.m. April 14 at the post, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill.

Along with horse race games, there will be door prizes, raffles and a 50-50 drawing. Food and drinks will be available.

Admission is $5. Money raised will benefit the post and the 9/11 memorial on the grounds. Call (352) 796-0398.

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