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Hernando briefs: Program helps families become advocates

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program helps develop advocates

The Family Cafe is again offering funding through its Consumers and Families Leadership and Development Assistance Program.

The program provides funding for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to attend conferences, public forums and other training opportunities that will help them become effective advocates and community leaders.

Funding is available to pay for travel, accommodations, conference registration fees and other related costs. However, funding is not available for those wishing to attend the 10th anniversary Family Cafe Conference that will be in June in Orlando.

For information, visit the Web site at www.familycafe.net, call Nancy Stubbs at the Arc Nature Coast at 544-2322, ext. 109, or call the Family Cafe toll-free 1 (888) 309-2233.

Countywide

Driving course offered to those over 50

The AARP Driver Safety Program is a refresher course for drivers 50 and older. It is an eight-hour course divided into two four-hour classes.

The cost is $10. Participants must attend both segments to receive a certificate to submit to their insurance companies for a possible rate reduction.

The following classes will be offered in May:

• 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. May 7 and 14, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill (behind Oak Hill Hospital). Call 666-4044 to register.

• 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 9 and 16, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Call 684-9302 to register.

• Noon to 4 p.m. May 9 and 12, Brooksville Enrichment Center, 670 S Broad St., Brooksville. Call 799-3658 to register.

• Noon to 4 p.m. May 13 and 15, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Call 683-1176 to register.

• 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 21 and 28, Spring Hill Enrichment Center. Call 683-8594 to register.

BROOKSVILLE

Walk, service marks National Day of Prayer

In observance of National Day of Prayer, the Hernando County prayer walk and service will be Thursday at First Baptist Church of Brooksville, 420 Howell Ave. This year's theme is "Prayer, America's Strength and Shield."

The prayer walk will be at 11 a.m. on the front lawn and will include emergency and law enforcement agencies and military personnel with their vehicles lined up. Visitors will be encouraged to walk from vehicle to vehicle and say a prayer for each respective agency and its personnel, and offer words of thanks and appreciation.

A prayer service in the sanctuary will follow at noon, provided by various community clergy. The service will include the Five Points of Prayer and the Freedom Five, which are five main prayers for government, media, education, church and family.

For information, call Ron or Jennifer Wheeles at 796-7225.



BROOKSVILLE

Gun and knife show set for May 3, 4

The Hernando Sportsman's Club will host its spring Gun and Knife Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 3 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 4 at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St.

The show will include all types of new, used and antique firearms, knives and related accessories.

Admission is $6; children 16 and younger will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult. For information, call Randie at 799-3605.

Weight-loss author to offer tips, products

Jordan Rubin, author of the New York Times best-seller The Maker's Diet, will give a free lecture at 7 p.m. May 6 at Brooksville Natural Foods, 1254 S Broad St.

The focus of his lecture will be how to "change your diet, your world, your life." He will focus on how one can eat, drink, snack, cleanse, exercise and supplement in order to lose weight.

There is no cost to attend. Visitors will receive a free copy of Jordan's latest book, Perfect Weight America!, as well as a free goody bag valued at more than $30.

Reservations are required. Call 796-9798.

COUNTYWIDE

Largest one-day

food drive gears up

The annual Letter Carrier Food Drive in Hernando County will be May 10.

A "Food Drive Kick Off" will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Publix in Brooksville Square, 19390 Cortez Blvd.

The kick-off will include recognition of all participating local agencies and food pantries. Hernando County Commissioner Chris Kingsley will read a resolution, which is planned to be adopted at the May 6 Hernando County Commission meeting.

Before the drive, Hernando County letter carriers with the U.S. Postal Service will be putting Publix shopping bags in county residents' mailboxes. Residents are encouraged to fill the bags with nonperishable food items and canned goods.

The carriers will collect the bags May 10, which will then be distributed to nonprofit food pantries in Hernando County.

Due to the current economy, local food pantries have found an increasing demand for help.

The United Way of Hernando County is seeking volunteers to help with the drive. Those wishing to volunteer can call 688-2026 for information.

The annual food drive has become the largest one-day collection of food in the United States. Last year, the Suncoast District, which includes Hernando County, was No. 1 in the country, collecting 5.9-million pounds of food. Hernando County collected 210,000 pounds.

For information about the food drive, call food drive coordinator Kathy Lambert at 688-0869.

Apply now for yearly leadership program

The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications through Wednesday for the 2008 Leadership Hernando program, which will start in early June.

Leadership Hernando is an annual program designed to enhance leadership qualities of county residents who are involved in business, professional and community activities.

Participants receive open dialogue among emerging and current community leaders to improve their understanding of various economic, social and professional forces impacting Hernando County.

The cost is $595. Chamber membership is not required to participate.

For information or to request an application, call Patty Himmelberger at the chamber, 796-0697, ext. 18.

Show of support for troops set for May 17

An Armed Forces Day event is planned to honor troops. From 10 a.m. to noon May 17, groups, schools, churches and individuals throughout the county are asked to stand on street corners holding American flags and other signs to show support for the United States Armed Forces.

Although groups can assemble at any location, some of the planned sites include Cortez Boulevard and Commercial Way, Cortez and Mariner boulevards, Commercial Way and Spring Hill Drive, Commercial Way and Forest Oaks Boulevard, Spring Hill Drive and Mariner Boulevard, and at the Broad Street, Truck Bypass 50 intersection.

To participate or for information, call Anne Lossing at 688-0585 or Pat McNiff at 666-8972.

SPRING HILL

Candidate to take questions at forum

The Nature Coast Republican Women's Network will host a candidate forum at 6 p.m. May 6 in the first floor conference room (near the cafeteria) at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd.

The forum will include Republican candidates running in County Commission District 3 race. Participants include John Druzbick, Hubert "Wayne" Dukes and Charles Gaskin. Questions will be taken from the audience.

This is the second in a series of forums to cover all County Commission District races. For information, contact Laurie Pizzo at lauriepizzo@tampabay.rr.com or 428-8011.

Scouts to wash cars

to get ready for camp

Boy Scout Troop 433 will have a car wash from 8 a.m. to noon May 3 in the parking lot next to the St. Andrew's Episcopal Church thrift shop , 2301 Deltona Blvd.

There is no set cost. Donations will be accepted and will help the troop get ready for summer camp. For information, call Scoutmaster David Nelson at 683-6204.

Paintball match benefits Toys for Tots

Marine Corps League Detachment 708 will host a paintball battle to benefit Toys for Tots on June 8 at 4644 Keysville Ave.

Participants are to bring their own arsenal. The cost to register is $25; there is a separate charge for the cost of paintballs.

Registration will be at 8 a.m., battle briefing starts at 9 a.m. and the game begins at 9:30 a.m. The battle ends at 3 p.m.

The event is limited to the first 100 applicants. For information, e-mail mythral@yahoo.com or call Mark Rothenberg at 688-0316.

BROOKSVILLE

Gun and knife show set for May 3, 4

The Hernando Sportsman's Club will host its spring Gun and Knife Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 3 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 4 at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St.

The show will include all types of new, used and antique firearms, knives and related accessories.

Admission is $6; children 16 and younger will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult. For information, call Randie at 799-3605.

Weight-loss author to offer tips, products

Jordan Rubin, author of the New York Times best-seller The Maker's Diet, will give a free lecture at 7 p.m. May 6 at Brooksville Natural Foods, 1254 S Broad St.

The focus of his lecture will be how to "change your diet, your world, your life." He will focus on how one can eat, drink, snack, cleanse, exercise and supplement in order to lose weight.

There is no cost to attend. Visitors will receive a free copy of Jordan's latest book, Perfect Weight America!, as well as a free goody bag valued at more than $30.

Reservations are required. Call 796-9798.

COUNTYWIDE

Largest one-day

food drive gears up

The annual Letter Carrier Food Drive in Hernando County will be May 10.

A "Food Drive Kick Off" will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Publix in Brooksville Square, 19390 Cortez Blvd.

The kick-off will include recognition of all participating local agencies and food pantries. Hernando County Commissioner Chris Kingsley will read a resolution, which is planned to be adopted at the May 6 Hernando County Commission meeting.

Before the drive, Hernando County letter carriers with the U.S. Postal Service will be putting Publix shopping bags in county residents' mailboxes. Residents are encouraged to fill the bags with nonperishable food items and canned goods.

The carriers will collect the bags May 10, which will then be distributed to nonprofit food pantries in Hernando County.

Due to the current economy, local food pantries have found an increasing demand for help.

The United Way of Hernando County is seeking volunteers to help with the drive. Those wishing to volunteer can call 688-2026 for information.

The annual food drive has become the largest one-day collection of food in the United States. Last year, the Suncoast District, which includes Hernando County, was No. 1 in the country, collecting 5.9-million pounds of food. Hernando County collected 210,000 pounds.

For information about the food drive, call food drive coordinator Kathy Lambert at 688-0869.

Apply now for yearly leadership program

The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications through Wednesday for the 2008 Leadership Hernando program, which will start in early June.

Leadership Hernando is an annual program designed to enhance leadership qualities of county residents who are involved in business, professional and community activities.

Participants receive open dialogue among emerging and current community leaders to improve their understanding of various economic, social and professional forces impacting Hernando County.

The cost is $595. Chamber membership is not required to participate.

For information or to request an application, call Patty Himmelberger at the chamber, 796-0697, ext. 18.

Show of support for troops set for May 17

An Armed Forces Day event is planned to honor troops. From 10 a.m. to noon May 17, groups, schools, churches and individuals throughout the county are asked to stand on street corners holding American flags and other signs to show support for the United States Armed Forces.

Although groups can assemble at any location, some of the planned sites include Cortez Boulevard and Commercial Way, Cortez and Mariner boulevards, Commercial Way and Spring Hill Drive, Commercial Way and Forest Oaks Boulevard, Spring Hill Drive and Mariner Boulevard, and at the Broad Street, Truck Bypass 50 intersection.

To participate or for information, call Anne Lossing at 688-0585 or Pat McNiff at 666-8972.

SPRING HILL

Candidate to take questions at forum

The Nature Coast Republican Women's Network will host a candidate forum at 6 p.m. May 6 in the first floor conference room (near the cafeteria) at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd.

The forum will include Republican candidates running in County Commission District 3 race. Participants include John Druzbick, Hubert "Wayne" Dukes and Charles Gaskin. Questions will be taken from the audience.

This is the second in a series of forums to cover all County Commission District races. For information, contact Laurie Pizzo at lauriepizzo@tampabay.rr.com or 428-8011.

Scouts to wash cars

to get ready for camp

Boy Scout Troop 433 will have a car wash from 8 a.m. to noon May 3 in the parking lot next to the St. Andrew's Episcopal Church thrift shop , 2301 Deltona Blvd.

There is no set cost. Donations will be accepted and will help the troop get ready for summer camp. For information, call Scoutmaster David Nelson at 683-6204.

Paintball match benefits Toys for Tots

Marine Corps League Detachment 708 will host a paintball battle to benefit Toys for Tots on June 8 at 4644 Keysville Ave.

Participants are to bring their own arsenal. The cost to register is $25; there is a separate charge for the cost of paintballs.

Registration will be at 8 a.m., battle briefing starts at 9 a.m. and the game begins at 9:30 a.m. The battle ends at 3 p.m.

The event is limited to the first 100 applicants. For information, e-mail mythral@yahoo.com or call Mark Rothenberg at 688-0316.

Hernando briefs: Program helps families become advocates 04/25/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 11:55am]

    

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