Women's Club to have card party, luncheon
The Hernando Beach Women's Club will have its annual card party and luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 19 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd.
Cards and board games will be played. Those attending can bring their own games. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. For information or tickets, call Terry at (352) 596-5139.
Firemen's Appreciation Dinner set for March 7
The High Point Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will have a Firemen's Appreciation Dinner March 7 at the High Point Community Center, 12249 Clubhouse Road.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is at 6 p.m. Entertainment will be provided from 7 to 9 p.m. Food will be provided by Rainbow Caterers.
Tickets are $8 for active and retired fire personnel, and $15 for all others. For information or tickets, call Sylvia Pistorius at (352) 596-6006.
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Library to show movie 'The Rookie'
The Hernando County Public Library System will show the film, The Rookie, at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road.
Dennis Quaid stars in this true story of teacher Jim Morris who, 12 years after leaving minor league baseball because of an injury, is encouraged by the students on his high school team to try out for the Major Leagues. At 35, he became the oldest major league rookie in nearly 30 years.
The film is rated G. Light refreshments will be served. There is no cost to attend. For information, call (352) 540-6391.
Boy Scout Troop 406 to serve pancakes
Boy Scout Troop 406, sponsored by Ridge Manor Community United Methodist Church, will have its annual pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. March 7 at the church, 34350 Cortez Blvd.
The breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, biscuits and gravy, applesauce, orange juice, coffee and tea. The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 5-10 and free for children younger than 5.
Funds raised will help defray the boys' expenses for camping trips, equipment, re-charter expenses, Boys Life magazine and other costs.
For information, call (352) 583-4726.
Public county meeting on mitigation issues
The Hernando County Local Mitigation Strategy Committee will conduct a public meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Hernando County Emergency Operations Center, 18900 Cortez Blvd.
The purpose of the meeting is to organize the committee, prepare for the annual update and begin working on the resubmittal of the Local Mitigation Strategy for Hernando County.
Hernando County, in coordination with the Brooksville, Weeki Wachee, the LMS Workgroup and various community members, developed a Local Mitigation Strategy in 1999.
Hernando County Emergency Management is asking the public, as well as community and business leaders, to help review and implement the LMS. While Emergency Management will coordinate the plan, it is anticipated that there will be three LMS Working Group meetings within the next six months to review the plan and provide input on projects and priorities.
For information, call Emergency Management at (352) 754-4083.
1-Man Rally March 7 in Kennedy Park
Participants include PaHernando/Sumter Head Start, in coordination with Shiloh Problem Solvers and Hernando County Parks and Recreation, will sponsor a 1-Man Rally from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 7 at Kennedy Park, 899 Kennedy Blvd.
sco-Hernando Community College, Men of Excellence, HOPE Youth Ranch, Eckerd Youth Challenge, Career Central, and Department of Children and Families.
Activities include a man-to-man tug-of-war, 3-point shoot, flag football, 3-on-3 basketball and the three-legged race. There also will be free food and music.
Topics to be discussed include: What Makes a Man?, the Nurturing Fathers program, One Man Can, Why Am I Angry?, and Where are the Fathers?
For information, call (352) 796-5555 or (352) 754-2464.
Lecture on innovations of public health set
The next lecture in Academia Hernando's "Innovations" spring lecture series will be from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way.
The topic is "Innovations of Public Health," presented by Lindsey King. Admission is $7. For information, call (352) 597-0158.
Next water awareness session on March 6
Hernando County Utilities and Citizens for Water will present the next session of the 2009 Hernando County Water Awareness Series from 10 a.m. to noon March 6 at the Utilities Department, 21030 Cortez Blvd.
The topic will be "Irrigation Gadgets and Other Important New Irrigation Technology You Need to Know," which will be presented by Michael Dukes from the University of Florida. He will discuss the various gadgets that will help conserve or optimize water use in landscapes.
Light refreshments will be served. There is no cost to attend. To reserve a seat, call (352) 540-4368, ext. 35121.
Dinner dance features Frankie Dee orchestra
A Big Band Dinner Dance with the Frankie Dee New York Orchestra will be from 2 to 5 p.m. March 15 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Dinners will be available starting at 1 p.m.
The orchestra includes 18 musicians and two singers, who will perform Big Band sounds, doo wop, jazz, waltzes, Frank Sinatra songs, ballroom and other music styles.
Door prizes will be awarded. Tickets are $10 for dancing and $6 for dinner. For information or reservations, call Mary at (352) 596-9486.
Ordinance Advisory Team to fill vacancy
Hernando County Commission is accepting applications from those interested in filling an unexpired term on the Citizens Ordinance Advisory Team, effective through Dec. 31, 2010.
This is a volunteer position. The purpose of COAT is to review existing county codes and ordinances, and make recommendations to the commissioners that will benefit the community.
Applicants must be residents and registered voters in Hernando County. Applications are available in the County Administrator's office, Room 460 of the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. Completed applications must be returned to the office no later than 5 p.m. March 13.
For information, call (352) 754-4002.
Knights' annual dinner with auction March 21
The Knights of Columbus 11317 Ladies Auxiliary will have the 14th annual Auction and Dinner March 21 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church parish hall, 13485 Spring Hill Drive.
Doors open at 4 p.m. and dinner is at 6 p.m. There will be numerous baskets and prizes that will be offered in the auction. Dinner will include a fruit cup, homemade meatballs and baked ziti, garlic bread, dessert, tea and coffee.
Tickets are $15, which includes dinner and a sheet of 25 raffle tickets. Wine and soda will be sold.
Tickets must be purchased by March 13. For tickets or information, call Barbara at (352) 684-7419.
County chamber plans business showcase
In an effort to stimulate the local economy and encourage intra-county commerce, the Business Assistance Committee of the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Hernando Business Showcase from 4 to 7 p.m. March 26 at Heffernan Hall, 20428 Cortez Blvd.
The event will demonstrate the variety and quality of businesses, services and products available locally.
Exhibitor space is $70 for chamber members and $100 for nonmembers. Call the chamber at (352) 796-0697 or Valerie Pianta at the Hernando County Office of Business Development at (352) 540-6400.
Namesake's birthday celebrated March 15
The community of Masaryktown will celebrate the annual Tomas Masaryk Birthday Dinner and Dance starting at 11:30 a.m. March 15 at the Masaryktown Community Center, 539 Lincoln Ave.
A traditional marinated baked chicken or kielbasa meal will be served, along with the trimmings, pastry and coffee.
The cost for dinner and dancing is $12 for adults, $6 for children 11 and younger; dancing only is $6 for adults. Poppy seed and nut rolls will be available.
After dinner, music will be provided by Mario DeLeon. Entertainment will be provided by vocal duet Steve and Malia and the Masaryktown Beseda Dancers in authentic costume.
Tickets will be available at the door. For information, call (352) 796-3299 or 796-5433.
Evening of karaoke with Shoe on March 14
The High Point Golf Club will have Karaoke with the Shoe, Dale and Nancy Shoemaker and dancing from 6 to 11 p.m. March 14 at the High Point Community Center, 12249 Clubhouse Road.
Tickets are $4. Those attending can bring their own beverages. For tickets, call (352) 596-7909, 597-2974, 592-0815 or 596-2397.
Corned beef, cabbage dinner at St. Joan
The Men's Club of St. Joan of Arc Church will host a corned beef and cabbage dinner at 6 p.m. March 14 in the parish hall, 3485 Spring Hill Drive.
Music will be provided for dancing. Those attending can bring their own beverages.
Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the church office or at the weekend Masses. Seating reservations can be taken. For information, call Tony Maccaquano at (352) 666-8149.
Church to sponsor flea market on March 21
The United Methodist Women will host a Giant Flea Market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 21 at First United Methodist Church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive.
The market will feature furniture, large and small appliances, books, jewelry, electronics, home decor and more. There will also be a bake sale, donuts, bagels, hot dogs, chili and ice cream available.
For information, call (352) 683-2600.
Chamber to stage Chasco golf tourney
The West Pasco Chamber of Commerce will have the Chasco Fiesta Golf Tournament at Crescent Oaks Country Club, 3300 Crescent Oaks Blvd. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m.
This is a four-person scramble. The cost is $100 per player, which includes lunch, dinner and prizes. Sponsorships opportunities are also available. Advance registration deadline is March 16.
For information, call Tina Shelton at (727) 842-7651 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christian concert to benefit Dawn Center
A benefit concert with Christian music artists Daniel Kirkley and Pam Seaman will be at 7 p.m. March 7 at Grace World Outreach Church, 20366 Cortez Blvd.
Kirkley is known for songs such as Let Love Win, As Tomorrow Comes and My New Dawn. Seaman has multiple CDs to her credit, most recently releasing I've Gotta Sing.
Tickets are $10 if purchased in advance and $15 at the door. They can be purchased in advance at the following locations: Chick-fil-A, Cortez Community Bank, Register Chevrolet, Rising Sun Cafe and Sir Speedy.
The event, sponsored by Wal-Mart Distribution Center, is a benefit for the Dawn Center, the local domestic and sexual violence shelter. For information, call the Dawn Center at (352) 684-7191.