Habitat, churches to hold Charity Auction
Habitat for Humanity of Hernando County, in partnership with the United Methodist Churches, is holding a charity auction on March 7 at the Hernando County Fair Grounds, 6346 Broad Street, Brooksville.
Items can be viewed at 9:30 a.m. and the auction starts at 11 a.m. There will be both silent and live auctions of antiques, collectibles, gift certificates, new items and craft items.
Food and beverages will be available from S.O.S. Famous Bar-B-Q of Brooksville.
Some auction items can be previewed online at www. habitathernando.org. Also, donations of auction items are appreciated.
Call the Habitat office at (352) 754-1159 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays to drop off or arrange a pick up of larger items.
Holy Cross registering for prekindergarten
Holy Cross Lutheran Pre-School, 6193 Spring Hill Drive, will conduct Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten registration from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 4.
Parents must bring their child's birth certificate, Social Security card and proof of residency. Children must be 4 by Sept. 1.
For information, call (352) 686-4986.
'Remember the Titans' to be shown Thursday
The film, Remember the Titans, will be shown at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. The 2000 film stars Denzel Washington in the true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit in 1971. Two schools in Alexandria, Va., integrate, forming T.C. Williams High School. The white head coach of the Titans is replaced by an African-American coach from North Carolina. Tensions rise when players of different races are forced together on the same football team. The movie is rated PG. There is no cost to attend. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hernando County. For information, call (352) 540-6374.
Come play cards with philanthropic group
The Philanthropic Educational Organization, Chapter HR of Weeki Wachee, will host a card party fundraiser at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St.
Bridge or canasta can be played. Tea sandwiches will be served along with salads, fruit, desserts and beverages. Door prizes, table prizes and raffles will be part of the event. Tickets are $15. Funds raised will go to scholarships for women. For information or tickets, call Rose Conti at (352) 596-2272 or Barbara Kroeger at (352) 596-6314.
St. Andrew's signing up for prekindergarten
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Pre-School, 2301 Deltona Blvd., is now conducting registration for its voluntary prekindergarten, or VPK, program. Morning and afternoon sessions are available. The free VPK program is state-funded and available to children who will be 4 years old by Sept. 1. A "wrap-around" program to accommodate children before and after VPK is available. For details, call Geri at (352) 683-7013.
Several locations taking food orders
Angel Food Ministry orders will be taken at these locations:
• Christian Church in the Wildwood, 10051 Country Road, north of Weeki Wachee, will take orders from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 6; 5 to 7 p.m. March 11; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 13; and 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 15. Distribution of orders will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 28. Online orders can be placed at www.ccwildwood.com. Call (352) 596-1388, ext. 810. All orders must be done in person or online; no phone or fax orders accepted.
• Nature Coast Family Fellowship, 14832 U.S. 19, Hudson, will take orders from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday and from noon to 3 p.m. March 7, 9, 11, 14 and 16. Cash, money order and food stamps accepted at the church. Online orders using credit or debit cards can be done at any time through 11:59 p.m. March 16 at www.naturecoastfamily fellowship.org.
• Christ Lutheran Church, 475 North Ave. W, Brooksville, and First Lutheran Church, 30419 Park Ridge Drive, Ridge Manor, also participate in the Angel Food Ministry. Call the hotline at (352) 799-3452 or e-mail [email protected]
Angel Food is a nonprofit, nondenominational organization that provides grocery relief and financial support. The cost is $30 per unit, which retails for $60-$70. Senior boxes, which include 10 meals, cost $28. Also available are specialty boxes such as steak, chicken and pork, which cost $19 to $22. An allergen-free chicken package is now available for $25.
Check out guns, knives this weekend
The Hernando Sportsman's Club will host a Gun and Knife Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St. The show will feature all types of new, used and antique firearms, knives and related accessories. Admission is $6; children 16 and younger admitted free, but must be accompanied by an adult. For information, call (352) 799-3605.
Dance on St. Patty's Day at clubhouse
Brookridge Social Dance will host a St. Patty's Day Dance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. March 7 at the clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St. Music will be provided by Diane and Mitch. Guests can bring their own beverages; ice, coffee and hot tea will be provided. Doughnuts will be served about 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $5. Call Dot at (352) 597-0723.