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Hernando briefs: See 'Fast Food Nation' for free on Monday

SPRING HILL

See 'Fast Food Nation' for free on Monday

The Hernando County Green Party will show the movie Fast Food Nation at 6 p.m. Monday at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive.

This is an ensemble piece examining the health risks involved in the fast food industry, as well as its environmental and social consequences. The 2006 fictionalized film is loosely based on the nonfiction book Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser. The movie has a star-studded cast, including Greg Kinnear, Bruce Willis, Wilmer Valderrama, Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette and Kris Kristofferson.

The film is part of the local Green Party's ongoing Green Screens program, a series of free films on current issues. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

For information, call Suzanne at 666-7576.

RIDGE MANOR

Join the Kiwanis for yard and bake sale

Ridge Manor Kiwanis will host a yard, bake and hot dog sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 14 at Hernando East Realty, 33277 Cortez Blvd.

Space rentals are available. Money raised will benefit the Kiwanis Scholarship Program. Call Jim for details, 799-0901.

SPRING HILL

Regency Oaks to talk about its association

Regency Oaks Civic Association will host a special community meeting at 7:30 p.m. April 17 at the ROCA community center, 4445 Breakwater Blvd.

The focus of the meeting will be on the risks associated with dissolving the association vs. the benefits of a well-supported association, as well as the payback in real estate value for actions taken as a result of that support.

Speakers include ROCA board members, the Concerned Citizens Committee, Crime Watch unit, new County Administrator David Hamilton and Assistant County Administrator Larry Jennings.

All residents, members and nonmembers, potential residents and anyone interested are invited to attend. Coffee and refreshments will be served.

For information, call Al Boland at 597-2318.
SPRING HILL

Save on cat adoptions at Petco through April

Those who adopt cats or kittens from Home at Last Pet Adoptions during their April adopt-a-thons at Petco, 7223 Coastal Blvd., will save at least 10 percent off the listed price. Also, select pairs of cats will be "adopt one, get one free."

The adopt-a-thons will be from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each Saturday through the end of April.

Pets can be viewed online at halpetadoptions.petfinder.com, and requests to have particular cats brought to one of the adopt-a-thons can be made.

Fees vary and are tax deductible. For information, call (352) 476-6832 or e-mail
halpetadoptions@yahoo.com.

Hernando briefs: See 'Fast Food Nation' for free on Monday 04/01/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 11:19am]
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