Join Girl Scouts at upcoming events
The Girl Scouts in Brooksville and Ridge Manor will host the following rallies:
• 6 p.m. Tuesday at Moton Elementary School, 7175 Emerson Road.
• 2:45 to 5 p.m. Thursday at Methodist School Center, 109 S Broad St.
• 6 p.m. Sept. 16 at Eastside Elementary School, 27151 Roper Road.
Registration will be accepted on-site. Membership is $10 per girl or adult to join; financial assistance is available.
Various adult volunteer opportunities are available. For information, call (352) 799-3020 or visit www.gswcf.org.
Boy Scouts looking for a new additions
The Gulf Ridge Council Boy Scouts will host the following Cub Scout open houses:
• 7 p.m. Tuesday at Eastside Elementary School, 27151 Roper Road, east of Brooksville.
• 7 p.m. Thursday at Deltona Elementary School, 2055 Deltona Blvd., as well as at Westside Elementary School, 5400 Applegate Drive, both in Spring Hill.
For information, call district Scout executive Duane Rieker toll-free 1-888-533-2775.
Let out your inner Spanish dancer
Tickets are available for the Latin Night celebration Sept. 13 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209 and Ladies Auxiliary, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive.
Doors open at 6 p.m., and music will start at 7 p.m., featuring salsa, bolero, merengue, reggaeton and other dance music.
Tickets are $7 per person. For information or tickets, call the post at (352) 796-0398.
Ceremony honors anniversary of 9/11
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236 and Ladies Auxiliary will host a ceremony to remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001, at 11 a.m. Thursday at the post, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd.
A light lunch will be served in the canteen following the ceremony. For information, call the post at (352) 596-9236.
Class of 1998 celebrates reunion
Members of the Hernando High School Class of 1998 will celebrate their 10-year reunion Friday and Saturday.
There will be a gathering at 7 p.m. Friday at Coney Island Drive Inn, 1112 E Jefferson St. A formal event will be from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Brooksville Golf and Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive. Tickets are $60.
For details, e-mail hernando email@example.com or contact Lauren Moore at (352) 428-1598.
'Good Luck' auction arrives Oct. 4
Holy Trinity Orthodox Church of Spring Hill will host its annual "Good Luck" auction Oct. 4 at the Heather Community Center, 9200 Nakoma Way, off Commercial Way.
Doors will open at noon, and the auction will start at 1 p.m.
Tickets are $7 per person, which includes 25 raffle tickets.
Cake, coffee, hot dogs and pierogies will be available. For tickets or information, call guild president Joan Ratajczak at (352) 666-0325 or Presbyter Michael Shuster at (352) 686-6050.
Have dinner, dance the afternoon away
A dinner-dance with the Frankie Dee New York Orchestra will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 21 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209 and Ladies Auxiliary, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive.
Dinner will be available at the post starting at 1 p.m. Dance music will include big band, Frank Sinatra, polkas, waltzes, Latin, Jazz and other sounds.
The cost is $10 for dancing only or $16 for dinner and dancing. Door prizes will be awarded.
Reservations are suggested. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. Call Mary at (352) 596-9486.
Elks lodge celebrates 34th anniversary
Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520, 9135 Denton Ave., will celebrate its 34th anniversary Sept. 20, the day that honors David Luikart, past president of the Florida State Elks Association.
A prime rib dinner will be served at 6 p.m., and music for dancing will be provided from 7 to 11 p.m. by Marty and the Nice Guys.
Tickets are $15 each, reserved seating only, and are available in the office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. For information, call Judy at (727) 868-2994.
Group to discuss book 'Snow Flower'
The Hernando County Public Library's Brooksville Book Discussion Group will meet at 6 p.m. Sept. 22 at Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave. The book to be discussed is Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, by Lisa See.
In 19th century China, when wives and daughters were foot-bound and lived in almost total seclusion, the women in one remote town had their own secret language. This was a society where the women were paired for life as "old-sames." Lily, the book's narrator, gets paired with Snow Flower at the age of 7, after Snow Flower gives her a silk fan on which she composed a poem.
As the years pass, the two friends reflect upon their arranged marriages, loneliness and the joys and tragedies of motherhood. After a misunderstanding, the friendship is suddenly torn apart.
Registration is not required to participate in this informal discussion, but copies of the book are limited. For information, call Tina Mraz at (352) 754-4043.
Get tickets for annual Chamber Beach Bash
Tickets are available for the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's annual Beach Bash, which will be Oct. 3 at the Hernando Beach Club, 3145 Flamingo Blvd. The theme will be Surfin' FLA.
The event is open to the public. Tickets are $15 per person.
Sponsorships are also available. For information or tickets, call Carla at (352) 796-0697, ext. 15.
VFW, auxiliary hosts variety of events
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8713 and Ladies Auxiliary will host the following events:
• Patriot Day ceremony, 11 a.m. Thursday, presented by post Commander Jim Simonetti and post officers.
• POW/MIA program, 11 a.m. Sept. 19. Simonetti and post officers will perform the service.
• Veterans of Foreign Wars birthday celebration, 11 a.m. Sept. 29.
All events will be at the post, 1686 E Jefferson St. For information, call the post at (352) 796-4449.
Rides, raffles and ethnic food at festival
St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church will host its annual four-day Ethnic Festival, Oct. 16-19, on church grounds, 13485 Spring Hill Drive.
The event will be from 5 to 10 p.m. Oct. 16, 5 to 10 p.m. Oct. 17, noon to 10 p.m. Oct. 18, and noon to 8 p.m. Oct. 19.
The festival includes a variety of ethnic foods, games, rides, raffles and continuous entertainment for all ages. It will also include the Second Hand Rose, which will have a variety of items available for purchase each day.
Admission and parking will be free. Advance ride tickets will be available for a discounted price at the parish office. Tickets will also be sold during the festival.
For information, call Tony Maccaquano at (352) 666-8149.
Pancake breakfast raises funds for JROTC
A fundraiser pancake breakfast will be from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 27 at Springstead High School, 3300 Mariner Blvd.
Tickets, which go on sale starting Monday, are $4 per person. All proceeds will go to Springstead's JROTC program and will be used for drill meets and the color guard.
For information, call Maj. Dennis J. Jolissaint at (352) 797-7010, ext. 235.
Swing band to perform at VFW
Eddie Lawrence and the Company Swing Band will perform Sept. 20 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $10 per person. For tickets or information, call the post at (352) 796-0398.
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Sweet Adelines seeks female singers
Suncoast Harmony Chorus, the west-central Florida chapter of Sweet Adelines International, invites area women who love to sing to attend six rehearsals, at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 7 to Nov. 11, in the chorus room at Gulf High School, 5355 School Road.
Participants will learn about the organization, be tutored in vocal production applicable to a cappella-style singing and some simple choreography.
After successful completion of the six-week introduction, participants will be eligible to perform with the chorus during the holiday season.
For information, call Cindy at (352) 597-4376.