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Help fight polio by attending concert


Classical concert benefits polio cause

The Rotary clubs of Hernando County will present "Music for Life" at 2 p.m. Oct. 5 at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. The classical music concert features vocalists and musicians from Hernando County. Proceeds will benefit Rotary PolioPlus, a program that works to immunize the world's children against polio.

Rotary has received a $100-million challenge grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and must match the grant amount; it hopes each club around the world will contribute $1,000 each year for the next three years.

Tickets for the Oct. 5 concert are $10 each and tax-deductible. For tickets or information, call Carol McElroy at Raymond James Financial, (352) 684-6840.


Nine-hole tourney aids Alzheimer's group

The Alzheimer's Family Organization's annual Hernando County Charity Golf Tournament will be Oct. 11 at the Heather Golf and Country Club, 7406 St. Andrews Blvd. A shotgun start will be at 9 a.m.

The event will include a light breakfast provided by Chick-fil-A, a nine-hole round of golf and lunch by the country club. There will also be raffles and hole-in-one prizes.

Tickets are $40 per golfer. For information or to sign up, call the Alzheimer's organization at (727) 848-8888 or toll-free at 1-888-496-8004.


Deadline Oct. 1 for scholarships event

The Nature Coast Chapter of the Building Officials Association of Florida will host its annual golf tournament for scholarships Oct. 11 at Hernando Oaks Golf and Country Club, 5230 Delacroix Drive, off U.S. 41.

The tourney is a four-person team scramble. A shotgun start will be at 8:30 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for the longest drives (at holes 4 and 15) and closest to the pin (at holes 3, 7, 11 and 16). Trophies will be awarded to the first-, second-, third- and last-place teams.

The cost to enter the tournament is $70 per golfer, and includes breakfast and lunch. Deadline to enter the tournament is Oct. 1.

For entry forms, call (352) 540-6743 or go to www.naturecoast


Church youth group to hold yard sale Oct. 4

The St. Anthony Catholic Church Youth Group will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 4 in front of Heffernan Hall, 20428 Cortez Blvd.

A variety of items will be for sale. For information, call the church at (352) 796-2096.


Sign up to help at Halloween festival

The Hernando County Recreation Department needs volunteers for the annual Halloween Harvest Festival at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St.

People are needed to help with the haunted trail, children's game area and face painting, and to judge the pet masquerade and costume contests. Room hosts are needed to help create scenes in the five haunted rooms and haunted trail. Groups of four or more are encouraged to sponsor each room.

The event is from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 25 and from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 26. Admission is free. Game tickets are four for $1. The cost to enter the haunted house is $3, and hay rides are $2. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

The Pet Masquerade will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 with onsite registration at 6:30 p.m. Costume contests for people of all ages will be at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 with onsite registration at 6:30 p.m.

The event is co-sponsored by the Recreation Department and Spring Hill Central Rotary. To volunteer, register for a contest or for information, call the department at (352) 754-4031.

Help fight polio by attending concert 09/21/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 1:01pm]
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