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Hernando County briefs for Feb. 12

Farming class: The Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service will offer an online class, "Starting a Farm: What Should I Grow?" at 6 p.m. Monday. To participate in this live online class, go to the extension service's Web page at For information, call (352) 754-4433.

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BROOKRIDGE BINGO BASH: The annual Brookridge Bingo Bash will be March 17 at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m.; games will begin at 10 a.m.

There will be a $3,200 payout, with each game winner receiving $50; there will be three $250 jackpots. Coffee, doughnuts and lunch will be provided.

All seats are reserved. The cost is $35. All proceeds benefit the scholarship fund. For reservations, call Milly at (352) 596-7645.

NORM BERNARD CONCERT: The High Point Concordia Chorus will sponsor a "Sounds of Broadway" concert with Norm Bernard and his band at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at the High Point Community Center, 12249 Clubhouse Road, High Point.

The concert will include Kim Evans as lead vocalist.

The renowned trumpeter and members of his group have individually traveled with the likes of Woody Herman, Benny Goodman, Buddy Morrow and Lionel Hampton.

Tickets are $6 and are available at the High Point office, or by calling Ellyn at (352) 597-1966 or Marianne at (352) 397-8606.

WOMEN'S BARBERSHOP CONCERT: The Suncoast Harmony Chorus, the west-central Florida chapter of Sweet Adelines International, will present its 26th annual show, "Let's Rock," at 3 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Center for the Performing Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey.

The show, sung barbershop style, will include familiar tunes from the 1950s, such as Bandstand Boogie, Rockin' Robin and Love Me Tender.

The show includes the 24-member chorus and three women's barbershop quartets — the Coastal Chords, 4 the Fun of It and Simply Unfourgettable. Special guests include the Ditchfield Family Singers.

Tickets for the show are $14. Checks are to be made payable to Suncoast Harmony Chorus, with a self-addressed, stamped envelope, and mailed to 14275 Brookridge Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. For information, call (352) 597-4376 or (727) 857-4525.

FIREARMS SAFETY CLASS: A firearms safety class will be provided from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee.

The course provides lessons about the basics of firearms safety around the home and the fundamentals of pistol shooting. Time on the range is included.

Completion of the class provides the required documentation to apply for a Florida concealed carry permit.

Class size is limited; registration is required. The cost is $60. Call (352) 597-9931. Visit the website at

Hernando County briefs for Feb. 12 02/11/12 [Last modified: Saturday, February 11, 2012 3:28pm]
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