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Hernando Briefs: $15 CPR classes, Holocaust remembrance and more

CPR CLASS OFFERED: A First Aid-Heart Saver CPR and AED certification class will be offered from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 28 at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville. Another class will be offered from 1 to 4:30 p.m. the same day.

The cost is $15. To reserve a seat in either class, call the church at (352) 796-4969.

HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE: A program in observance of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., Spring Hill. The speaker will be Birte Hogan. Born in Denmark, Hogan's family hid Jewish families from the Nazi regime during World War II. After her talk, there will be a trip to West Hernando Middle School to visit the school's Holocaust Memorial Garden. Those who go to the school must have a photo ID. For information, call the temple at (352) 686-7034.

AUDITION FOR STAGE WEST SUMMER MUSICAL: Auditions for the summer musical Yesterday Broadway ... Today Stage West will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday and 1 p.m. April 21 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Adults and youth 13 and older may audition and should be prepared to sing a song from a Broadway show. Dancers should bring comfortable clothing and appropriate shoes for dancing. If needed, accompaniment will be provided; bring sheet music. For information, contact co-director Leanne Germann at (352) 263-4576 or

SHRINERS AUCTION: The Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., west of Brooksville, will host an auction from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. Along with a number of items to be auctioned, hamburgers and soft drinks will be available for purchase. For information, call Larry at (716) 207-7382 or Jerry at (352) 610-4124.

VOLUNTEER NEEDED FOR BLUEBERRY FEST: The Hernando County Tourism Bureau is seeking volunteers for the Florida Blueberry Festival in downtown Brooksville, May 4 to 6. Volunteers are needed to help in the large stationary information tent and to work as rovers, mobile volunteers who help the crowd with information and calling for assistance when necessary. A minimum of four volunteers are needed per shift, with three shifts each day. Volunteers must attend a mandatory training session. Two training sessions will be offered: 2 p.m. April 27 at the Hernando County Recreation Department, 205 E Fort Dade Ave., and 6 p.m. May 1 at Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave. All volunteers will be required to have a background check. There is no cost to volunteers for the checks. For information, call (352) 754-4405.

HORSE RACES AT TEMPLE: A Night at the Races will be April 28 at Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., Spring Hill. Doors open at 6 p.m., and post time is at 7:30 p.m. The event includes races with decorated wooden horses. Food will be available, and there will be door prizes and raffles. Tickets are $5 and are available at the temple office. For information, call (352) 686-7034.

ENTER THE BLUEBERRY FEST PARADE: To kick off the inaugural Florida Blueberry Festival, the Kiwanis Club of Brooksville will co-sponsor the Florida Blueberry Festival Parade at 6:30 p.m. May 4 in downtown Brooksville.

The parade theme is "Get the Blues," and the grand marshal will be U.S. Rep. Rich Nugent.

Trophies will be awarded. Judging will be based on theme adherence, creativity and craftsmanship.

Commercial entry fees are $75 (additional $50 if a third unit is entered); all other entries and horse groups are $50 (additional $25 if a third unit is entered). Individual and single horse entries are $35.

All entries must be received by 5 p.m. April 26; only 100 entries will be accepted. For information, contact Karen Beasley at or Lindsay Morgan at (352) 540-3856 or

Hernando Briefs: $15 CPR classes, Holocaust remembrance and more 04/14/12 [Last modified: Saturday, April 14, 2012 11:50am]
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