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Hernando briefs: Suncoast Ship Model Society to host annual ship display

SHIP SHOW: The Suncoast Ship Model Society will host its annual ship display from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 17 at the Weeki Wachee Senior Center, 3357 Susan Drive, Spring Hill.

The show will give visitors an opportunity to view various ships of all sizes, from the 18th century to modern times. There will be ships in bottles, frigates, merchant ships, warships, riverboats, tugboats and schooners. Some will be radio-controlled.

Modelers will be on hand to answer questions.

There is no cost to attend, but donations will be accepted. For information, call Ed Singer at (352) 797-0998.

VFW LADIES FASHION SHOW: The Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of War Post 10209 will host its annual fashion show and luncheon from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 24 at the post, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill.

The fundraiser will help with the unmet needs of military soldiers and families as well as youth essay scholarships.

Tickets are $15. Seating is limited. Call Kathy Alonzo at (352) 232-6409 or the post at (352) 796-0398.

METHODIST MEN HOST SALE: The Methodist Men of First United Methodist Church will host their annual Attic Treasure Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 16 and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 17 at the church, 109 S Broad St., Brooksville.

Donations for the sale are welcome. Items must be clean and in usable condition. They may be dropped off at the church. To schedule a pickup, call Bob at (352) 796-3412, Buddy at (352) 799-0987 or the church office at (352) 796-3363.

BABY SHOWER EVENT: MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and Victorious Life Church will host the 13th annual Baby Share event at 9:30 a.m. March 13 at the church, 6224 Old Pasco Road, Wesley Chapel.

MOPS is seeking donations of new or gently used clothing up to size 3T, cribs, high chairs, strollers, car seats, bedding, bouncers, toys, bath items, formula and other baby items to be given to the shower's guests. Donations may be dropped off through the end of the week at the church. For information, call Victorious Life at (813) 973-2230.

The purpose of the event is to provide a baby shower experience for low-income new and expecting mothers. A buffet-style lunch will be included.

There is no cost for the event, but mothers wishing to participate must register ahead of time by calling the church at the number above.

DINNER DANCE BENEFIT FOR HOSPICE: The General Federation of Women's Clubs, Spring Hill Service League, will host its fourth annual fundraiser for HPH Hospice at 6 p.m. March 24 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. A pasta and meatball dinner will be served by the Knights. Desserts will be served by Spring Hill Service League members. Entertainment will be provided Carla and Roger, the Songbirds.

Tickets are $10. Call Carol at (352) 596-9165.

EMERGENCY TEAM VOLUNTEERS WANTED: The Hernando County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management Section is seeking adults 18 and older to join the Hernando County Community Emergency Response Team.

A training class will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, April 4 through May 16, at the Emergency Operations Center, 18900 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville.

CERT volunteers will receive special training to enhance their ability to prepare for, respond to and recover from a disaster.

As an organized team, the volunteers provide vital services in the absence of emergency responders.

Previous emergency experience is not required. All training, materials and equipment will be provided at no cost. CERT members must pass a background check, including fingerprints.

Those interested must apply before the close of business on March 23. Contact Richard Russell at (352) 754-4083 or Applications are available online at (click on "CERT" link).

BLUEBERRY PIE CONTEST: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce invites amateur bakers of all ages to participate in the Hernando County Blueberry Festival Pie Baking Contest. The contest will be at 1 p.m. April 7 at the Hernando Marketplace event at Anderson Snow Park, 1360 Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill.

The entry fee is $5. Participants are limited to the first 10 registrants.

The winner will represent Hernando County at the inaugural Blueberry Festival in downtown Brooksville on May 5.

For rules and a registration form, contact Dawn Badami at (352) 796-0697 or visit

FLORIDA-FRIENDLY LANDSCAPING WORKSHOP: The Hernando County Utilities Department and Southwest Florida Water Management District will present a landscaping workshop from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 20 at the Hernando County Realtors Association, 7321 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville.

The workshop will feature demonstrations and talks by Hernando County Florida Yards and Neighborhoods program coordinator John Korycki, urban horticulture agent Jim Moll with the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service and Sumter County's Florida-friendly landscaping coordinator, Lloyd Singleton.

The cost for the workshop is $5 per person. Registration is limited and will be accepted on a first-paid, first-registered basis. The registration deadline is March 17. For information or to register, call John Korycki at (352) 540-6230.

GOLF TOURNEY BENEFITS PET SHELTER: A Cause Fore Paws Golf Tournament to benefit the Humane Society of the Nature Coast will be April 3 at Southern Hills Plantation Club, 4200 Summit View Drive, Brooksville. Check-in starts at 8 a.m.; the shotgun start is at 9 a.m.

The cost is $75 per golfer, which includes prizes and a buffet barbecue lunch. Proceeds will be used to care for the pets at the Humane Society shelter. For information, call (352) 797-0962.

VOLUNTEER FOR PROPERTY APPRAISER: The Hernando County Property Appraiser's Office is looking for a volunteer to assist with clerical duties, including computer functions, preferably from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. weekdays.

For a volunteer application, call (352) 540-6780 or download one from

Completed applications should be mailed to the Property Appraiser's Office, Room 463, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N. Main St., Brooksville, FL 34601.

For information, contact Paulette Stearns at the Property Appraiser's Office at (352) 796-4190.

Hernando briefs: Suncoast Ship Model Society to host annual ship display 03/07/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 5:38pm]
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