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Hernando briefs: Brookridge Helping Hands plans fundraiser pancake breakfast, craft fair


Group plans craft fair, pancake breakfast

The Brookridge Helping Hands will host a fundraiser pancake breakfast and craft fair 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. March 15 at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St.

The breakfast will include all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage, with coffee, tea and juice. Tickets, available at the door, are $4 for adults, $2 for ages 3-11 and free for ages 2 and younger.

There will be a sale with crafts and baked goods, a silent auction and raffle. There is no admission cost to just shop.

Funds raised help the group buy fabric and supplies to sew, knit and crochet items for various organizations, including the World's Greatest Baby Shower, Linus Project, military, veterans, Children and Families Youth Alternatives and Hernando-Pasco Hospice.

For information, call (352) 597-7682.


Church singers to perform March 7

The Southern Wesleyan University Singers will perform a concert of sacred music at 6 p.m. March 7 at Brooksville Wesleyan Church, 8168 Jasmine Drive.

A free-will offering will be taken.

For information, call (352) 799-3066.


Nature center features classes on birds, more

Chinsegut Nature Center will offer the following events and programs in March:

Map and Compass Class, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 7. Participants will learn how to use a map and compass, as well as learn about geocaching. Equipment will be supplied. Class size is limited to 30; advance registration is a must.

Incredible Edibles, 6 to 8 p.m. March 13. This is a wild edible plant and game-cooking demonstration. Participants are to bring their own place settings to sample foods, as well as a camp chair for extra seating.

Astronomy Night with the St. Petersburg Astronomy Club, 7 to 9 p.m. March 14. Meet at Perry Oldenburg Mitigation Park on Deer Run Road, off U.S. 41. Bring a flashlight and camp chair.

Longleaf Pine Needle Basket class, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 19. Gloria Jasinski will teach the historic art of using native longleaf pines. Materials will be provided. Class size is limited to 30; preregistration is required.

Birds of Prey, 10 a.m. to noon March 21. Doris Mager will provide a show-and-tell with her four birds of prey — a crested caracara, great-horned owl, screech owl and kestrel.

Introductory Archery Workshop, 10 a.m. to noon March 28. Equipment will be provided. Preregistration is a must.

Unless otherwise noted, all events and programs are free and at the nature center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville.

For free reservations or information, call (352) 754-6722.


Frontier Park planning anniversary events

Frontier Park will host a four-day celebration of its 37th anniversary March 5-8 at the park, off Cortez Boulevard, east of the Suncoast Parkway.

Activities open to the public include:

Blood drive with the LifeSouth bloodmobile, 4 to 8 p.m. March 6.

Street dance/country dance demonstration and participation, 7 p.m. March 6. Cindy Wiley and Friends will teach line and couples dances. She will also play music to dance to and host a sing-a-long. Hot dogs, hamburgers and snacks will be sold in the gazebo. In case of inclement weather, the party will be moved into the clubhouse.

Bonfire, 4 p.m. March 7. Those attending can bring their hot dogs, hamburgers, steaks, marshmallows or snacks. Grills will be available. Those who play instruments are invited to bring them along for music and singing.

Gospel concert with David Onan and the Gulf Ridge Quartet, 7 p.m. March 8, in the clubhouse.

For more information, call Marv at (352) 442-3210.


Church rummage sale takes place March 5-6

Spring Hill United Church of Christ will host its semi-annual rummage sale 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 5 and 8 a.m. to noon March 6 in the church fellowship hall. There will also be a tailgate flea market in the parking lot.

To reserve a space in the flea market, call Ed at (352) 683-0841. Donations of clothing and household articles (no large appliances or furniture) may be dropped off in the fellowship hall from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (the week of sale only).

The church is at 4244 Mariner Blvd. For information, call Louise at (352) 796-1189.


Latin American group to hold spring dance

The Latin American Civic and Cultural Association will host its spring dance from 8 p.m. to midnight March 14 at the SNPJ Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road.

Music will be provided by DJ Mike Martinez.

Food will be available for purchase.

Tickets are $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers. Proper attire is required.

For more information, call Ana Burgos at (352) 688-0763, Noemi Del La Rosa at (352) 683-6347 or Carmen Shannon at (352) 592-8494.


CPR certification class open to everyone

A CPR class will be offered at 6 p.m. March 5 at the Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd., behind Oak Hill Hospital.

The course meets the guidelines of the American Heart Association and the American Safety and Health Institute. It is designed for professional health care providers, but anyone interested may participate.

The instructor is Bob Kanner. The cost is $20.

Upon completion of the course, students will receive a two-year certification card.

To obtain information or to reserve a seat, call (352) 597-8875.

Hernando briefs: Brookridge Helping Hands plans fundraiser pancake breakfast, craft fair 02/24/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 8:38pm]
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