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Hernando briefs: Free memory screenings, Easter egg hunts and more

FREE MEMORY SCREENINGS: HPH Hospice invites adults 50 and older to receive a free memory screening April 19 at HPH Hospice, 12260 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Screenings will be scheduled by appointment only from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1:15 to 4 p.m.

This 15-minute memory screening is available to those who are concerned about memory loss. It is not recommended for those who have already been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer's disease. Screenings will be provided by a representative of the Alzheimer's Association. To schedule an appointment, call Carla Hayes at (352) 597-1882.

EASTER EGG HUNTS: Local children are invited to participate in several Easter egg hunts that are planned on Saturday:

• Easter weekend party, 10 a.m. to noon, Ridge Manor Community Methodist Church, 34350 Cortez Blvd., Ridge Manor. There will be an egg hunt with prizes for three age groups (infant to 3, 4 to 6, and 7 to 10); there will also be several outdoor games and craft activities. Concessions will be available. For information, call (352) 583-3770.

• Shiloh Problem Solvers Easter egg hunt, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kennedy Park, 875 Kennedy Blvd., Brooksville. Along with the egg hunt, there will be activities such as dunk-a-pastor, pie-a-pastor and a cakewalk. There will be raffles to win bicycles and Easter baskets. For information, call Pastor Clarence Clark at (352) 345-9596.

• Easter Eggstravaganza, starting at 10 a.m., Community Bible Church, 5041 Griffin Road, south of Brooksville. The event is for children 11 and younger. Along with the egg hunt, there will be a puppet show, a hayride, face painting, games and crafts. For information, visit

• Brooksville Kiwanis annual Easter egg hunt, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, Brooksville. After the hunt, there will be a bounce house, games, coloring of Easter eggs and other activities. The event is free. Free hot dogs and soda will be served. Visit the website at

• Easter EGGstravaganza, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Spring Hill Baptist Church, 3140 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Children 10 and younger are invited to find some of the 5,000 hidden eggs. There also will be gospel crafts, face painting, giant slides and puppets. The event is free. For information, call the Rev. Chris Wheeler at (352) 683-5685.

• Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park Easter egg hunt, 4150 S Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. Families should arrive by 8:30 a.m. to prepare for the hunts, which will start at 9 a.m. Children will be divided into three groups: ages 1 to 4, ages 5 to 8 and ages 9 to 12. Participants should bring baskets. Thousands of plastic eggs can be found and redeemed for a variety of candy, plus special prizes for finding the gold and silver eggs in each age group. Costumed characters, including the Easter Bunny, will visit and take photos with children. The event is free. For information, call (352) 628-5343.

'UNBREAKABLE MOVEMENT FOR PEACE' EVENT: The Hernando Youth Initiative will host Sarah Ball's Unbreakable Movement for Peace from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 14 at Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill.

There will be live music, children's activities, free food and door prizes. The event is in support of and will feature Sarah Ball, a local high school junior who was cyber-bullied.

Participants will be encouraged to make a pledge to not bully others. Resource vendors will be on hand. Free exhibitor space and volunteer positions are available. Contact Dawn Easter at (352) 200-3034 or

USO DINNER-DANCE: Knights of Columbus Assembly 1721 will host a USO dinner and dance April 28 at the K of C Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.

Doors open at 5 p.m. The event will include appetizers, a Cornish hen dinner and music by Tammie Sue and Charlie. A cash bar will be available. Tickets are $15. Canned food will be collected for the veterans at Fisher House in Tampa.

Call Bill at (352) 428-4891 or Henry at (352) 848-0954.

Hernando briefs: Free memory screenings, Easter egg hunts and more 04/05/12 [Last modified: Thursday, April 5, 2012 7:52pm]
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