Hernando briefs: Shopping for your pet helps Humane Society

HERNANDO BEACH

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The Epsilon Epsilon chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will host the Shopping for Paws Cause from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 11 at the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 4340 Calienta St.

The event, which is to benefit the Humane Society of the Nature Coast, will include a number of home party representatives, including Longaberger Baskets, Princess House, PartyLite, Southern Living, Pampered Chef and others. Also participating are local businesses such as the Purple Leopard, Merle Norman, Avon and Lia Sophia Jewelry. Local artist Ellen Snyder and others have also contributed items for the event.

All money raised by the Epsilon Epsilon Chapter will be given to the Humane Society. For information, call (352) 584-6811 or (352) 796-1609.

HUDSON

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Marine Corps League, Spring Hill Detachment 708, will host the 233rd United States Marine Corps Birthday Ball Nov. 10 at Heritage Pines Country Club, 11524 Scenic Hills Blvd., off County Line Road, just south of Spring Hill.

A cocktail hour will be at 5 p.m., followed by the ceremony and dinner at 7 p.m. The speaker will be national Sr. Vice Commandant Vic Voltaggio.

The dinner choice is prime rib, chicken francaise or potato crusted salmon.

Tickets are $35 and will be available for the general public to purchase between Oct. 1 and Nov. 1. For seating purposes, those wishing to attend must send a request of how many tickets they want to purchase, accompanied by a check, and the first and last names of the ticket holders. Tickets are limited and will not be sold at the door.

All checks are to be made payable to MCL 708 and sent to Bob Ross at 3441 Gator Trail, Spring Hill, FL 34604-8170.

SPRING HILL

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The St. Frances Cabrini Council of Catholic Women will have a bake sale after the 4 and 6 p.m. Masses on Oct. 4 in Xavier Hall, 5030 Mariner Blvd. The sale will also be after all morning Masses on Oct. 5.

Homemade breads and cakes will be available. Raffles for the upcoming Arts and Treasure Fall Fair will be avaialble. For information, call (352) 683-9666.

brookridge

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The annual Brookridge Flea Market will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St.

There will be 50 tables selling a variety of items including household articles, clothing, crafts, books and more. Also, a variety of food will be available, including hot dogs, sloppy Joes, tuna salad sandwiches, potato salad, ice tea, doughnuts and coffee.

For information, call Alma Rambo at (352) 596-9574.

countywide

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In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week Oct. 5-11, the National Alliance on Mental Illness/NAMI Hernando will host a series of programs:

To kick-off the week, a candlelight vigil will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 5 at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. Light refreshments will be served.

Speakers will include Pastor Kristin Wee of Nativity Lutheran Church; Hernando County Commissioner Chris Kingsley; Chaplain Mary Kerr from the Hernando County Jail's Prison Ministry; Pastor Steve Celinski, outreach minister and director for the Recovery Ministry at Northcliffe Baptist Church, who will discuss "Having Faith in Your Road to Recovery"; Jim Striegel from The Harbor, coordinator in Hernando County for substance abuse and mental health services for children and adults, who will discuss services available as well as "Dual Diagnosis."

Additional programs include:

• Free mental health screenings will be provided by the Harbor Behavioral Health from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 10, at the LifeSouth Community Blood Center, 12395 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. For details, call Kathy Chaykosky at the Harbor, (727) 841-8407, ext. 295.

• Decriminalizing Mental Illness ... Our Progress, 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 10, at the Hernando County Jail, Spring Hill Drive, south of Brooksville. The program will include a group of experts exploring the facts about the newly established Mental Health Court and discussion of the current mental health issues facing Hernando County. Corrections Corporation of America will explain their philosophy as it relates to inmates with mental illnesses.

Also, NAMI Hernando will present the first "Iris Award" for exemplary community service related to mental health. At the end of the program, CCA will provide tours of the jail facility to those interested.

For information, call the Beautiful Mind Outreach Center at (352) 684-0004 or go online to www.namihernando.org.

HUDSON

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A dinner dance in honor of Joseph Ortiz, president of the Florida State Elks Association, will be Oct. 4 at the Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520, 9135 Denton Ave.

Hors d'oeuvres will be at 6 p.m. and a roast pork dinner at 7 p.m. Music will be provided by Short Notice.

The event is hosted by the post and Vice President of the Central District Mary E. Ford.

Reserved seating only. Tickets are limited and are $15. No tickets will be sold at the door. For tickets or information, stop by the lodge office between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays, or call (727) 868-2994.

BROOKSVILLE

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A wine-and-cheese reception for artist Laura Diehm will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Easy Street Home Decor, 848 E Jefferson St.

Diehm was a freelance graphic designer and photographer for Best of Long Island magazine before moving to Spring Hill in 2007. Her preferred mediums are acrylics and oils, but she also works in charcoal, photography, graphics and poetry.

The free reception is hosted by Easy Street and the Spring Hill Art League. The display of Diehm's works will continue through the end of October. For information, call (352) 848-0177.

SPRING HILL

Hed here and here and here and here

Hernando County Recreation offers the following programs:

• Red Hat Quilters "Landscape Quilting" class, 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, at Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd. The cost is $45 for five weeks, which does not include the cost of materials. The instructor is Helga Curtis.

• Get Buff Ladies Boot Camp, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Oct. 13, at Anderson Snow Park, 1360 Anderson Snow Road. The cost is $119 for eight classes. The instructor is Kim Garcia.

For information or to register, call (352) 754-4043.

BROOKSVILLE/HUDSON

Angel Food Ministries is taking food orders

Angel Food Ministries orders for October can be made at two locations.

At Christ Lutheran Church, 475 North Ave. W., Brooksville, orders will be taken on the following days:

• From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 5.

• From 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 7 and Oct. 10.

• From 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 11.

• From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 12.

Food orders can be picked up from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 25. However, pickups for October only will be at Faith Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville.

Call the hotline at (352) 799-3452.

Orders are also being taken at Nature Coast Family Fellowship, 14832 Pasco Center, Hudson. Orders can be made from 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays through Oct. 10 for the Oct. 25 delivery.

For details, call Art Beatty at (352) 688-4438 or Jackie Almond at (727) 271-4662.

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 includes 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 only.

Menu items and information about Angel Food Ministries is available at www.angelfood ministries.com.

SPRING HILL

Pets will be blessed at St. Andrew's

A pet blessing will be conducted from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 5 at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2301 Deltona Blvd.

Anyone interested can bring their pets to be blessed. All animals are welcome. For information, call the church at (352) 683-2010.

BROOKSVILLE

St. Anthony's group sets fashion show

The St. Anthony Columbiettes No. 6800 will present the Shabby Chic Boutique fashion show and luncheon at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at Heffernan Hall at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 20428 Cortez Blvd.

Tickets are $5 each. For information, call Francis Nico at (352) 799-0901.

HERNANDO BEACH

Hed here and here and here and here

The Epsilon Epsilon chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will host the Shopping for Paws Cause from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 11 at the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 4340 Calienta St.

The event, which is to benefit the Humane Society of the Nature Coast, will include a number of home party representatives, including Longaberger Baskets, Princess House, PartyLite, Southern Living, Pampered Chef and others. Also participating are local businesses such as the Purple Leopard, Merle Norman, Avon and Lia Sophia Jewelry. Local artist Ellen Snyder and others have also contributed items for the event.

All money raised by the Epsilon Epsilon Chapter will be given to the Humane Society. For information, call (352) 584-6811 or (352) 796-1609.

HUDSON

Hed here and here and here and here

Marine Corps League, Spring Hill Detachment 708, will host the 233rd United States Marine Corps Birthday Ball Nov. 10 at Heritage Pines Country Club, 11524 Scenic Hills Blvd., off County Line Road, just south of Spring Hill.

A cocktail hour will be at 5 p.m., followed by the ceremony and dinner at 7 p.m. The speaker will be national Sr. Vice Commandant Vic Voltaggio.

The dinner choice is prime rib, chicken francaise or potato crusted salmon.

Tickets are $35 and will be available for the general public to purchase between Oct. 1 and Nov. 1. For seating purposes, those wishing to attend must send a request of how many tickets they want to purchase, accompanied by a check, and the first and last names of the ticket holders. Tickets are limited and will not be sold at the door.

All checks are to be made payable to MCL 708 and sent to Bob Ross at 3441 Gator Trail, Spring Hill, FL 34604-8170.

SPRING HILL

Hed here and here and here and here

The St. Frances Cabrini Council of Catholic Women will have a bake sale after the 4 and 6 p.m. Masses on Oct. 4 in Xavier Hall, 5030 Mariner Blvd. The sale will also be after all morning Masses on Oct. 5.

Homemade breads and cakes will be available. Raffles for the upcoming Arts and Treasure Fall Fair will be avaialble. For information, call (352) 683-9666.

brookridge

Hed here and here and here and here

The annual Brookridge Flea Market will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St.

There will be 50 tables selling a variety of items including household articles, clothing, crafts, books and more. Also, a variety of food will be available, including hot dogs, sloppy Joes, tuna salad sandwiches, potato salad, ice tea, doughnuts and coffee.

For information, call Alma Rambo at (352) 596-9574.

countywide

Hed here and here and here and here

In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week Oct. 5-11, the National Alliance on Mental Illness/NAMI Hernando will host a series of programs:

To kick-off the week, a candlelight vigil will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 5 at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. Light refreshments will be served.

Speakers will include Pastor Kristin Wee of Nativity Lutheran Church; Hernando County Commissioner Chris Kingsley; Chaplain Mary Kerr from the Hernando County Jail's Prison Ministry; Pastor Steve Celinski, outreach minister and director for the Recovery Ministry at Northcliffe Baptist Church, who will discuss "Having Faith in Your Road to Recovery"; Jim Striegel from The Harbor, coordinator in Hernando County for substance abuse and mental health services for children and adults, who will discuss services available as well as "Dual Diagnosis."

Additional programs include:

• Free mental health screenings will be provided by the Harbor Behavioral Health from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 10, at the LifeSouth Community Blood Center, 12395 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. For details, call Kathy Chaykosky at the Harbor, (727) 841-8407, ext. 295.

• Decriminalizing Mental Illness ... Our Progress, 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 10, at the Hernando County Jail, Spring Hill Drive, south of Brooksville. The program will include a group of experts exploring the facts about the newly established Mental Health Court and discussion of the current mental health issues facing Hernando County. Corrections Corporation of America will explain their philosophy as it relates to inmates with mental illnesses.

Also, NAMI Hernando will present the first "Iris Award" for exemplary community service related to mental health. At the end of the program, CCA will provide tours of the jail facility to those interested.

For information, call the Beautiful Mind Outreach Center at (352) 684-0004 or go online to www.namihernando.org.

HUDSON

Hed here and here and here and here

A dinner dance in honor of Joseph Ortiz, president of the Florida State Elks Association, will be Oct. 4 at the Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520, 9135 Denton Ave.

Hors d'oeuvres will be at 6 p.m. and a roast pork dinner at 7 p.m. Music will be provided by Short Notice.

The event is hosted by the post and Vice President of the Central District Mary E. Ford.

Reserved seating only. Tickets are limited and are $15. No tickets will be sold at the door. For tickets or information, stop by the lodge office between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays, or call (727) 868-2994.

BROOKSVILLE

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A wine-and-cheese reception for artist Laura Diehm will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Easy Street Home Decor, 848 E Jefferson St.

Diehm was a freelance graphic designer and photographer for Best of Long Island magazine before moving to Spring Hill in 2007. Her preferred mediums are acrylics and oils, but she also works in charcoal, photography, graphics and poetry.

The free reception is hosted by Easy Street and the Spring Hill Art League. The display of Diehm's works will continue through the end of October. For information, call (352) 848-0177.

SPRING HILL

Hed here and here and here and here

Hernando County Recreation offers the following programs:

• Red Hat Quilters "Landscape Quilting" class, 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, at Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd. The cost is $45 for five weeks, which does not include the cost of materials. The instructor is Helga Curtis.

• Get Buff Ladies Boot Camp, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Oct. 13, at Anderson Snow Park, 1360 Anderson Snow Road. The cost is $119 for eight classes. The instructor is Kim Garcia.

For information or to register, call (352) 754-4043.

BROOKSVILLE/HUDSON

Angel Food Ministries is taking food orders

Angel Food Ministries orders for October can be made at two locations.

At Christ Lutheran Church, 475 North Ave. W., Brooksville, orders will be taken on the following days:

• From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 5.

• From 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 7 and Oct. 10.

• From 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 11.

• From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 12.

Food orders can be picked up from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 25. However, pickups for October only will be at Faith Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville.

Call the hotline at (352) 799-3452.

Orders are also being taken at Nature Coast Family Fellowship, 14832 Pasco Center, Hudson. Orders can be made from 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays through Oct. 10 for the Oct. 25 delivery.

For details, call Art Beatty at (352) 688-4438 or Jackie Almond at (727) 271-4662.

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 includes 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 only.

Menu items and information about Angel Food Ministries is available at www.angelfood ministries.com.

SPRING HILL

Pets will be blessed at St. Andrew's

A pet blessing will be conducted from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 5 at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2301 Deltona Blvd.

Anyone interested can bring their pets to be blessed. All animals are welcome. For information, call the church at (352) 683-2010.

BROOKSVILLE

St. Anthony's group sets fashion show

The St. Anthony Columbiettes No. 6800 will present the Shabby Chic Boutique fashion show and luncheon at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at Heffernan Hall at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 20428 Cortez Blvd.

Tickets are $5 each. For information, call Francis Nico at (352) 799-0901.

HERNANDO BEACH

Hed here and here and here and here

The Epsilon Epsilon chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will host the Shopping for Paws Cause from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 11 at the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 4340 Calienta St.

The event, which is to benefit the Humane Society of the Nature Coast, will include a number of home party representatives, including Longaberger Baskets, Princess House, PartyLite, Southern Living, Pampered Chef and others. Also participating are local businesses such as the Purple Leopard, Merle Norman, Avon and Lia Sophia Jewelry. Local artist Ellen Snyder and others have also contributed items for the event.

All money raised by the Epsilon Epsilon Chapter will be given to the Humane Society. For information, call (352) 584-6811 or (352) 796-1609.

HUDSON

Hed here and here and here and here

Marine Corps League, Spring Hill Detachment 708, will host the 233rd United States Marine Corps Birthday Ball Nov. 10 at Heritage Pines Country Club, 11524 Scenic Hills Blvd., off County Line Road, just south of Spring Hill.

A cocktail hour will be at 5 p.m., followed by the ceremony and dinner at 7 p.m. The speaker will be national Sr. Vice Commandant Vic Voltaggio.

The dinner choice is prime rib, chicken francaise or potato crusted salmon.

Tickets are $35 and will be available for the general public to purchase between Oct. 1 and Nov. 1. For seating purposes, those wishing to attend must send a request of how many tickets they want to purchase, accompanied by a check, and the first and last names of the ticket holders. Tickets are limited and will not be sold at the door.

All checks are to be made payable to MCL 708 and sent to Bob Ross at 3441 Gator Trail, Spring Hill, FL 34604-8170.

SPRING HILL

Hed here and here and here and here

The St. Frances Cabrini Council of Catholic Women will have a bake sale after the 4 and 6 p.m. Masses on Oct. 4 in Xavier Hall, 5030 Mariner Blvd. The sale will also be after all morning Masses on Oct. 5.

Homemade breads and cakes will be available. Raffles for the upcoming Arts and Treasure Fall Fair will be avaialble. For information, call (352) 683-9666.

brookridge

Hed here and here and here and here

The annual Brookridge Flea Market will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St.

There will be 50 tables selling a variety of items including household articles, clothing, crafts, books and more. Also, a variety of food will be available, including hot dogs, sloppy Joes, tuna salad sandwiches, potato salad, ice tea, doughnuts and coffee.

For information, call Alma Rambo at (352) 596-9574.

countywide

Hed here and here and here and here

In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week Oct. 5-11, the National Alliance on Mental Illness/NAMI Hernando will host a series of programs:

To kick-off the week, a candlelight vigil will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 5 at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. Light refreshments will be served.

Speakers will include Pastor Kristin Wee of Nativity Lutheran Church; Hernando County Commissioner Chris Kingsley; Chaplain Mary Kerr from the Hernando County Jail's Prison Ministry; Pastor Steve Celinski, outreach minister and director for the Recovery Ministry at Northcliffe Baptist Church, who will discuss "Having Faith in Your Road to Recovery"; Jim Striegel from The Harbor, coordinator in Hernando County for substance abuse and mental health services for children and adults, who will discuss services available as well as "Dual Diagnosis."

Additional programs include:

• Free mental health screenings will be provided by the Harbor Behavioral Health from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 10, at the LifeSouth Community Blood Center, 12395 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. For details, call Kathy Chaykosky at the Harbor, (727) 841-8407, ext. 295.

• Decriminalizing Mental Illness ... Our Progress, 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 10, at the Hernando County Jail, Spring Hill Drive, south of Brooksville. The program will include a group of experts exploring the facts about the newly established Mental Health Court and discussion of the current mental health issues facing Hernando County. Corrections Corporation of America will explain their philosophy as it relates to inmates with mental illnesses.

Also, NAMI Hernando will present the first "Iris Award" for exemplary community service related to mental health. At the end of the program, CCA will provide tours of the jail facility to those interested.

For information, call the Beautiful Mind Outreach Center at (352) 684-0004 or go online to www.namihernando.org.

HUDSON

Hed here and here and here and here

A dinner dance in honor of Joseph Ortiz, president of the Florida State Elks Association, will be Oct. 4 at the Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520, 9135 Denton Ave.

Hors d'oeuvres will be at 6 p.m. and a roast pork dinner at 7 p.m. Music will be provided by Short Notice.

The event is hosted by the post and Vice President of the Central District Mary E. Ford.

Reserved seating only. Tickets are limited and are $15. No tickets will be sold at the door. For tickets or information, stop by the lodge office between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays, or call (727) 868-2994.

BROOKSVILLE

Hed here and here and here and here

A wine-and-cheese reception for artist Laura Diehm will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Easy Street Home Decor, 848 E Jefferson St.

Diehm was a freelance graphic designer and photographer for Best of Long Island magazine before moving to Spring Hill in 2007. Her preferred mediums are acrylics and oils, but she also works in charcoal, photography, graphics and poetry.

The free reception is hosted by Easy Street and the Spring Hill Art League. The display of Diehm's works will continue through the end of October. For information, call (352) 848-0177.

SPRING HILL

Hed here and here and here and here

Hernando County Recreation offers the following programs:

• Red Hat Quilters "Landscape Quilting" class, 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, at Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd. The cost is $45 for five weeks, which does not include the cost of materials. The instructor is Helga Curtis.

• Get Buff Ladies Boot Camp, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Oct. 13, at Anderson Snow Park, 1360 Anderson Snow Road. The cost is $119 for eight classes. The instructor is Kim Garcia.

For information or to register, call (352) 754-4043.

BROOKSVILLE/HUDSON

Angel Food Ministries is taking food orders

Angel Food Ministries orders for October can be made at two locations.

At Christ Lutheran Church, 475 North Ave. W., Brooksville, orders will be taken on the following days:

• From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 5.

• From 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 7 and Oct. 10.

• From 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 11.

• From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 12.

Food orders can be picked up from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 25. However, pickups for October only will be at Faith Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville.

Call the hotline at (352) 799-3452.

Orders are also being taken at Nature Coast Family Fellowship, 14832 Pasco Center, Hudson. Orders can be made from 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays through Oct. 10 for the Oct. 25 delivery.

For details, call Art Beatty at (352) 688-4438 or Jackie Almond at (727) 271-4662.

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 includes 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 only.

Menu items and information about Angel Food Ministries is available at www.angelfood ministries.com.

SPRING HILL

Pets will be blessed at St. Andrew's

A pet blessing will be conducted from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 5 at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2301 Deltona Blvd.

Anyone interested can bring their pets to be blessed. All animals are welcome. For information, call the church at (352) 683-2010.

BROOKSVILLE

St. Anthony's group sets fashion show

The St. Anthony Columbiettes No. 6800 will present the Shabby Chic Boutique fashion show and luncheon at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at Heffernan Hall at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 20428 Cortez Blvd.

Tickets are $5 each. For information, call Francis Nico at (352) 799-0901.

HERNANDO BEACH

Shopping for your pet aids Humane Society

The Epsilon Epsilon chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will host the Shopping for Paws Cause from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 11 at the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 4340 Calienta St.

The event, which is to benefit the Humane Society of the Nature Coast, will include a number of home party representatives, including Longaberger Baskets, Princess House, PartyLite, Southern Living, Pampered Chef and others. Also participating are local businesses such as the Purple Leopard, Merle Norman, Avon and Lia Sophia Jewelry. Local artist Ellen Snyder and others have also contributed items for the event.

All money raised by the Epsilon Epsilon Chapter will be given to the Humane Society. For information, call (352) 584-6811 or (352) 796-1609.

HUDSON

Marine Corps Birthday Ball tickets on sale

Marine Corps League, Spring Hill Detachment 708, will host the 233rd United States Marine Corps Birthday Ball Nov. 10 at Heritage Pines Country Club, 11524 Scenic Hills Blvd., off County Line Road, just south of Spring Hill.

A cocktail hour will be at 5 p.m., followed by the ceremony and dinner at 7 p.m. The speaker will be national Sr. Vice Commandant Vic Voltaggio.

The dinner choice is prime rib, chicken francaise or potato crusted salmon.

Tickets are $35 and will be available for the general public to purchase between Wednesday and Nov. 1. For seating purposes, those wishing to attend must send a request of how many tickets they want to purchase, accompanied by a check, and the first and last names of the ticket holders. Tickets are limited and will not be sold at the door.

All checks are to be made payable to MCL 708 and sent to Bob Ross at 3441 Gator Trail, Spring Hill, FL 34604-8170.

SPRING HILL

St. Frances women's bake sale Saturday

The St. Frances Cabrini Council of Catholic Women will have a bake sale after the 4 and 6 p.m. Masses on Saturday in Xavier Hall, 5030 Mariner Blvd. The sale will also be after all morning Masses on Oct. 5.

Homemade breads and cakes will be available. Raffles for the upcoming Arts and Treasure Fall Fair will be avaialble. For information, call (352) 683-9666.

countywide

Mental illness focus of events, programs

In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week Oct. 5-11, the National Alliance on Mental Illness/NAMI Hernando will host a series of programs:

To kick off the week, a candlelight vigil will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 5 at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee.

Speakers will include Pastor Kristin Wee of Nativity Lutheran Church; Hernando County Commissioner Chris Kingsley; Chaplain Mary Kerr from the Hernando County Jail's Prison Ministry; Pastor Steve Celinski, outreach minister and director for the Recovery Ministry at Northcliffe Baptist Church, who will discuss "Having Faith in Your Road to Recovery"; Jim Striegel from The Harbor, coordinator in Hernando County for substance abuse and mental health services for children and adults, who will discuss services available as well as "Dual Diagnosis."

Additional programs include:

• Free mental health screenings will be provided by the Harbor Behavioral Health from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 10, at the LifeSouth Community Blood Center, 12395 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. For details, call Kathy Chaykosky at the Harbor, (727) 841-8407, ext. 295.

• Decriminalizing Mental Illness … Our Progress, 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 10, at the Hernando County Jail, Spring Hill Drive, south of Brooksville. The program will include a group of experts exploring the facts about the newly established Mental Health Court and discussion of the current mental health issues facing the county. Corrections Corporation of America will explain their philosophy as it relates to inmates with mental illnesses.

Also, NAMI Hernando will present the first "Iris Award" for exemplary community service related to mental health. At the end of the program, CCA will provide tours of the jail facility to those interested.

For information, call the Beautiful Mind Outreach Center at (352) 684-0004 or go online to www.namihernando.org.

Hernando briefs: Shopping for your pet helps Humane Society 09/27/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 1:38pm]

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