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Habitat for Humanity of Hernando holds open house today


Habitat opens doors today for open house

In celebration of World Habitat Day, Habitat for Humanity of Hernando County will have an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the office at 19450 Cortez Blvd. Light refreshments will be served. Habitat is a nonprofit organization that helps build and renovate decent, affordable housing for those in need at no profit and with no-interest mortgages. Call (352) 754-1159.


Mental illness is focus of program

The National Alliance on Mental Illness/NAMI Hernando will host a program to kick off Mental Illness Awareness Week at 7 p.m. today at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Mary Beth Pfeiffer, an award-winning investigative reporter who has chronicled the abuse of mentally ill patients in the criminal justice system. She is also the author of Crazy in America: The Hidden Tragedy of Our Criminalized Mentally Ill. Hernando County Sheriff Richard Nugent will speak. There will be a silent auction, and the NAMI Iris Award will be presented to Circuit Judge Richard Tombrink Jr. Call (352) 686-0004 or (352) 683-1350.

Music in the air, pizza on the plates

The Hernando Hills Hi-Lites women's barbershop chorus will participate in Celebrity Tip Night from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Pizza Hut, 2903 Commercial Way. The Hi-Lites chorus and D'Lites Quartet will be singing waiters. At patrons' request, they will sing special anniversary and birthday greetings, and serenade customers with their favorite songs. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Special Students Support Group of Hernando County. Call Tessie at (352) 686-4122 or Vicki at (727) 992-3064.

Hospice seeks help with varied tasks

HPH Hospice is in need of volunteers to donate a few hours weekly, helping out in various capacities. A two-day training program will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday and Friday at the agency's office at 12260 Cortez Blvd. Lunch will be provided both days. Volunteer opportunities include providing companionship to patients, providing respite for caregivers, preparing meals or snacks at the Hospice House or care center, working shifts at HPH's annual Tree of Life fundraiser, or providing office support such as filing, handling phones or computer work. Registration for the training is required. Call Mary Kay Sandell at (352) 597-1882.

Today's meetings

Hernando County Commission/Teamsters Local Union 79, collective bargaining session, 8 a.m., Hernando County Development Department, 789 Providence Blvd., Brooksville.

Brooksville City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville.

Today's picks

Academia Hernando presents "Nietzsche, Godfather of Nazism?" 10 a.m., Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. $7. (352) 597-0158.

Brookridge "All Stars" Entertainment kicks off season with Doo Wop Oldies Show: 6:55 p.m., Brookridge clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. $6 at the door. (352) 597-1357.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

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