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Hernando County briefs for Dec. 15

SOCIAL DANCE GROUP SELLING SEASON TICKETS: Brookridge Social Dance is selling season tickets.

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The season will kick off with a dance in March. The cost is $65, which includes 10 dances and a New Year's Eve dinner-dance. For seasonal residents, there are also season tickets available that do not include the summer months.

All dances are at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. For information, call Dot at (352) 597-0723.

GAMING FOR TEENS: The Hernando County Public Library System will host a Teen Gaming Afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 28 at the West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill.

Local teenagers are invited to an afternoon of games at the library, which offers a new area with comfortable furniture and various video gaming equipment.

There is no cost to participate, but registration is requested. Call (352) 754-4043.

MODEL PLANE RACE: The Hernando Aero Modelers Club will host a Club 40 Pylon Race from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 5 at the club field at the Cemex entrance road, 16301 Ponce De Leon Blvd., north of Brooksville.

The event will feature radio-controlled racing planes. Food and cold drinks will be available. Admission and parking are free. For information, call Bill Panzeter at (352) 346-9948.

HEALTH PROGRAM TO SHED POUNDS: The county Recreation Department is accepting registration for the next Hernando Health Experience.

Initial check-in will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 12 at GIME Fitness, 19832 County Line Road, Spring Hill. The final check-in will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 23.

The 10-week program is designed to motivate, educate and support individuals and families seeking healthier lives. There are no special foods or medications.

Participants can meet for workouts, scavenger hunts and other planned events, and can take advantage of menu planning, nutritional information and cooking videos.

The cost is $35. Those who complete the 10 weeks and show up for the final check-in will receive a refund of half the registration fee. For information or to register, visit hernandohealthexperience.com or call Kim at (352) 428-6368 or the Recreation Department at (352) 754-4031.

SKATING FOR CHARITY: The Kiwanis clubs of Hernando County have joined forces to host "Skating for Charity — Go Go Locomo" on Jan. 26 at the Locomo, 10450 County Line Road, Spring Hill.

The event will include two sessions. From 6 to 9:30 p.m., there will be food, music, skating for all ages, a silent auction and raffle. From 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., there will be skating for teens and adults, raffles, food, dancing to music from the 1950s and '60s, a jitterbug contest and a live auction at midnight. Admission will be $6 per person, per session.

The event is a benefit for the Boys and Girls Club of Hernando County, the YMCA and the Aktion Club of Hernando County. Sponsorships are available, ranging from $100 to $1,000.

The event is a joint effort of the Brooksville, Brooksville Ridge, Nature Coast, Spring Hill and Weeki Wachee Kiwanis clubs.

For information about sponsorships, contact Patricia Crowley at (352) 796-0697 or pat@hernandochamber.com. Call the Y at (352) 688-9622, Rich Linkul at (352) 232-4580, the Kiwanis Aktion Club at (352) 263-3784, or the Boys and Girls Club at (352) 666-0068.

Hernando County briefs for Dec. 15 12/14/12 [Last modified: Friday, December 14, 2012 7:43pm]
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