food bank sets calendar for orders
Christian Church in the Wildwood is now a site for Angel Food Ministries.
Orders can be placed at the church, 10051 Country Road, Weeki Wachee, on the following days:
• 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 26, Nov. 2 and Nov. 9
• 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 1
• 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 5
• 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 8
Orders will be taken in Rooms 209 and 210 in Building C at the church. Distribution of food packages will be from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 22 in Building B. Participants must bring their own coolers or boxes.
Angel Food is a nonprofit, nondenominational organization that provides grocery relief and financial support. The cost is $30 per unit, which retails for about $60. Senior boxes, which include 10 meals, cost $25 to $28. Also available are specialty boxes, such as steaks, chicken and pork, which cost $18 to $22.
All payments must be made with cash or food stamps.
For information, call Christian Church in the Wildwood at (352) 596-1388, ext. 810.
Orders also are being taken at Nature Coast Family Fellowship, 14832 Pasco Center, Hudson. Orders can be placed from 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays now through Nov. 10 for the Nov. 22 delivery.
For details, call Art Beatty at (352) 650-7773 or Jackie Almond at (727) 271-4662.
For order dates and times at Christ Lutheran Church in Brooksville, call the hotline at (352) 799-3452.
Menu items and information about Angel Food Ministries is available at www.angelfoodministries.com.
Greens will show film on Rep. DeLay case
The Hernando County Green Party will show the film The Big Buy: Tom DeLay's Stolen Congress at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive.
The Big Buy is a feature-length documentary by filmmakers Mark Birnbaum and Jim Schermbeck that connects the dots between big money and big government through the case of U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay of Texas, the former House majority leader indicted on campaign fundraising charges.
The movie showing is part of the local Green Party's Green Screens, an ongoing series of free films on current issues. For information, call Suzanne at 666-7576.
Drama raises issues of religious freedom
Students at Spring Hill Christian Academy will present the drama No Place to Flee at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in the sanctuary of Spring Hill Baptist Church, 3140 Mariner Blvd.
The preserving influence of Christianity on a nation will be dramatically portrayed through historical accounts, as the United States finds itself entangled in social reform. It raises issues of religious freedom by answering questions such as: Is America a Christian nation? Should Christians remain silent on the issues of today? What is my responsibility as a Christian American?
Advanced tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children; an additional $2 per ticket will be charged at the door.
For information, call Rose Hemstreet at SHCA, (352) 683-8485.
Trick or treat, movie, book club at library
The Hernando County Public Library System will host the following programs and events:
• Pumpkin Patch program for children, offered at the following locations: 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at the East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West; for ages 18 months through 5 years. Thursday at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive; starting at 10 a.m. for toddlers 18-35 months and at 11 a.m. for children 3-5 years old. Friday at the West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill; starting at 10:15 a.m. for toddlers 18-35 months and at 11:15 a.m. for children 3-5 years old.
The events include stories, songs and trick-or-treating inside the library. Children should wear their costumes and bring trick-or-treat bags. All children at all sites must be accompanied by a caregiver. For information, call (352) 540-6391.
• View the movie The American President, 2 p.m. Thursday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. The film stars Michael Douglas as widowed President Andrew Shepard, who tries to balance approval ratings and an aggressive political opponent while wooing environmental lobbyist Sydney Wade, played by Annette Bening. The movie is rated PG-13. Light refreshments will be served. No registration is required. For information, call (352) 540-6391.
• Spring Hill Book Discussion Group, noon Oct. 28, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library. The book to be discussed is A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini, the Afghan-American author of The Kite Runner. The novel is about a friendship between two victimized but courageous women in Afghanistan during war. Copies of the book are limited at the library. Call the Spring Hill Branch to reserve a copy at (352) 540-6374.
Show off your hot wheels Friday night
A Friday Night Drive-In and Car Show will be 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday in the auto department parking lot at Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St.
The event is sponsored by NCT Auto Tech in cooperation with Ringpower Corp. It will include music, door prizes, hot dogs, hamburgers and soda.
For information, call the school at (352) 797-7088.
Arc membership meeting scheduled
The Arc Nature Coast's annual membership meeting will be at 5 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Arc Nature Coast Community Cafe, 4508 Commercial Way (St. Lucy Plaza).
The meeting will include a review of the past year and goals for 2009. Also highlighted will be the new strategic plan and updates on the new shelter/training facility.
Refreshments will be served. To attend, RSVP to Nancy at (352) 544-2322, ext. 109, or send e-mail to email@example.com.
Drivers 50 and older can take refresher
The AARP Driver Safety Program is a refresher course for drivers 50 and older. The cost is $10.
The course will be offered at these locations in November:
• 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 5 and 12, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd. (behind Oak Hill Hospital). To register, call (352) 666-4044.
• 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 7 and 14, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. To register, call (352) 684-9302.
• Noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 11 and 13, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. To register, call (352) 683-1176.
Fall sale planned for Oct. 25 at church
First Presbyterian Church will have a fall sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 25 at 250 Bell Ave. The event will include baked goods, hot dogs, Christmas items and "gently used" items. For information, call (352) 796-4228.
All aboard for model railroad show, swap
Regal Railways will present a Train Show and Swap Meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Homosassa Lions Club, 3705 S Indiana Terrace.
The event will include a model train layout and vendors with various scales of models.
Admission is $4; children 12 and younger will be admitted free. For information, call (727) 244-1341.
Rummage sale at Temple Beth David
West Hernando-Spring Hill Hadassah will have a rummage sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 27 at Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St.
The sale will include a variety of clothing, toys, games and household items, as well as homemade baked goods. For information, call Myrna at (352) 686-9243 or Elaine at (352) 666-8467.
Get all the facts on how to use fertilizer
A free horticulture class, Fertilizing Appropriately, will be offered at 10 a.m. Oct. 25 at the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 19490 Oliver St.
The program will cover fertilization timing, rates, formulations and other topics to help get the most from fertilization.
Registration is not required. For information, call (352) 754-4433.
VFW Auxiliary looking to add new members
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209 Ladies Auxiliary is seeking new members.
Membership is open to women related to someone who is eligible to join the VFW. Meetings are at 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the post, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive.
Applications are available at the post. For information, call (352) 796-0398.
Bay baroque group to play classical concert
A classical music concert with the Bay Baroque Ensemble will be at 3 p.m. Oct. 26 at Christ Lutheran Church, 475 W North Ave.
The concert will feature music by Handel, Janitsch, Philidor, Quantz and Telemann on replicas of historical instruments, including the baroque oboe, baroque flute, recorder, violin, viola da gamba and harpsichord.
Admission is free. For information, call (352) 796-8331.