More than 25 employers expected at career fair today
The Hernando County Career Fair, "Opportunity 2011," continues today at Pasco-Hernando Community College, Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court. U.S. Rep. Richard Nugent, R-Spring Hill, will make opening remarks at 1:45 p.m. Doors will open at 2 p.m. for job seekers to meet with more than 25 prospective employers. The event is hosted by Career Central, the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, Pasco-Hernando Community College and Hernando Today. Call Denise Nohejl at (352) 544-5206.
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Learn to manage money, plan for emergencies and the future
The Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service will offer a free financial management class, "Developing an Effective Spending Plan," at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road.
With an effective spending plan, families can identify spending leaks, establish consistent saving habits, prepare for emergencies and begin to focus on future financial health.
Call (352) 540-6391 or (352) 754-4433.
Buy tickets or donate raffle items for Sons of Italy dinner
The Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502, will host the annual Scholarship Dinner Dance from 6 to 10:30 p.m. May 7 at the Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road.
Dinner will be catered by Argento's and music provided by Marty and the Nice Guys. Guests can bring their own beverages. Tickets are $20.
For tickets, or to donate a gift or item for raffles, call Grace at (352) 597-3727.
Woman's Club plans two-hour variety show
The Woman's Club of Brookridge will present "Brookridge on Revue" at 7 p.m. April 16 and 17 in the clubhouse at 8150 Hampton St.
This two-hour show, featuring local talent, includes songs, skits and other performances.
Tickets are $8, which includes snacks, coffee and ice tea and ice. Guests can bring their own beverages.
For tickets and information, call Norma at (352) 597-3530.
Here's a chance to share your poetry
Just Poets will meet and discuss poetry from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the West Hernando/Staffordene T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave.
Poets are invited to read three poems they have written; additional selections can be read if time permits. Non-poets are welcome to read works written by their favorite poets, or just listen.
For information, call Al Svoboda at (352) 793-6556.
Come in uniform to USO dinner and dance
The Knights of Columbus, St. Jude Assembly 1721, will host a USO dinner and dance May 21 at the KofC Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be at 6.
The menu includes ziti, meatballs, sausage and bread. Music will be provided by Tammie Sue and Charlie.
Guests are encouraged to dress in accordance to the USO theme of the event. Those who served in the military can wear or bring any articles from their branch of service.
Tickets are $10 each. Funds raised will help support the veterans at the Fisher House in Tampa. For information or tickets, call Jim De Marco at (352) 683-7290.
Kids and sponsors sought for triathlon
The Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill will host the Super Kids Triathlon 8 to 10 a.m. May 21 at Weeki Wachee State Park, 6131 Commercial Way.
Sponsors are needed. Sponsorships range from $150 for a T-shirt sponsor, to $500 for a Gold Level sponsorship.
The event is open to ages 5 to 18, in three age groups, and will include swimming, cycling and running/walking.
Participants must wear helmets and bring their own bicycles for the cycling portion. All bikes must be brought in for inspection during sign-in, from 5 to 7 p.m. May 20. They'll be secured and stored overnight. Hot dogs and goody bags will be provided at sign in.
Hernando County Schools superintendent Brian Blavatt will sound the alarm to start the race. Trophies will be presented; all participants will receive an award.
The event is limited to 200 participants (first come, first served). Apply online at kidssupertriathlon.com. For further details, or to become a sponsor, contact Paul Reeves at (352) 597-3536 or email@example.com.
Library to show movie 'The Queen'
The Hernando County Public Library will have a free showing of the movie, The Queen, at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive.
The film gives an intimate behind-the-scenes glimpse at the interaction between Queen Elizabeth II, played by Helen Mirren, and Prime Minister Tony Blair, played by Michael Sheen, following the death of Princess Diana.
The movie is rated PG-13. Light refreshments will be served. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hernando County.
For information, call (352) 540-6391.
Sell some gold, get a health screening
Spring Hill Regional Hospital Auxiliary will host a Gold-Buying and Health and Candle Fair from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in the hall by the gift shop. The hospital is at 10461 Quality Drive.
Proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund and local charities. For information, call Pat at (352) 666-8755.
Kids events from flag football to Rock Band
The Division 8 Key Club will host a flag football tournament to benefit the Kiwanis Eliminate project from noon to 7 p.m. April 16 at Hernando High School, 700 Bell Ave.
The event will include carnival-style games for children, as well as activities such as Rock Band or Guitar Hero, and a battle of the bands-type concert. Concessions and T-shirts will be sold.
All proceeds will go to the Eliminate project, which was formed by Kiwanis International and UNICEF, to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus.
For information, contact Eric Riser at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at tosavethebabies.weebly.com.
Bring drinks and your dancing shoes
The High Point Community Spring Dance will be from 7 to 10 p.m. April 16 at the High Point Community Center, 12249 Clubhouse Road.
Music will be provided by the Starburst Duo.
Complimentary coffee and ice will be available.
Tickets are $5, and can be purchased at the door.
For information or reservations, call Laverne at (352) 596-2827.
Model train, toy show, swap meet April 16
Regal Railways will host a Model Train and Toy Show and Swap Meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 16 at the Brooksville Elks Lodge, 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville.
Vendors will be on hand with various scales of trains, tracks, accessories and other items for sale. There will also be a model train layout. Lunch will be available.
Admission is $4; children 12 and younger are admitted free. An "early bird" admission is available for $6, for those wishing to enter between 9 and 10 a.m.
For information, call Joe at (727) 244-1341 or visit regalrailways.com.
Food, prizes at Yacht Club fashion show
The Hernando Beach Yacht Club will host a fashion show from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 30 at the club, 4163 Shoal Line Blvd.
Fashions will be presented by La DE Ta's of Crystal River and entertainment by Mid-Life Crisis. There will be food and prizes. Items will be for sale at the show.
Tickets are $21; a portion of the proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. Call Anna for tickets at (352) 688-6598.
Classes teach women agribusiness skills
The Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service will offer Annie's Project, a national program developed to empower farm and ranch women to be better business partners. Classes will be at 6 p.m. Tuesdays, April 12 through May 17, at the extension office, 1653 Blaise Drive.
The program helps participants gain entrepreneurial skills to operate their farm. It also helps find new ways to balance demands of family, community and professionalism within the agricultural community.
Sessions combine lecture, discussion, individual and small group activities, as well as software training.
Although geared toward women, anyone can participate.
The cost is $40, which includes software, books, food and materials. To register or for information, call (352) 754-4433.
Remember loved ones at hospice services
HPH Hospice will host its interfaith community "Time for Remembrance" services at 2 and 6 p.m. Tuesday in the administrative building at Pasco-Hernando Community College, Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court.
The free services are for anyone wishing to honor or remember a loved one who has died. They are led by HPH chaplains and bereavement counselors.
No reservations are needed. For more information, call toll-free 1-800-486-8784 or visit hph-hospice.org.