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Hernando County community events

LEARN ABOUT HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES: Pasco-Hernando Community College will continue its College Connection series, an introduction to local health and human services programs in Hernando County, with the following programs:

• Jan. 8 — "Community Health," presented by Ann-Gayl Ellis with Nature Coast Community Health/Hernando County Health Department.

• Jan. 15 — "Community Education," presented by John Winans with the Alzheimer's Family Organization.

• Jan. 29 — "Mental Health Support," presented by Darlene Linville with the National Alliance on Mental Illness/NAMI Hernando.

• Feb. 5 — "Children and Adolescents in Crisis Services," presented by Katie Williams with Pathways Counseling.

• Feb. 19 — "Medicaid and Food Stamps," presented by Robert Bradburn with Access Florida and the Florida Department of Children and Families.

• March 5 — "Mental Health Services," presented by Sandra Marrero with BayCare Behavioral Health.

• March 19 — "Social Services," presented by Tresa Watson of the Hernando County Community Anti-Drug Coalition.

• April 2 — "Social Services," presented by Veda Ramirez of the Hernando County Health and Human Services Department.

• April 16 — "Veterans Services," presented by Matt Peters, veterans services manager for Hernando County.

All programs begin at 3 p.m. and are conducted at the PHCC North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. There is no cost to attend.

For information, contact Sonia Rodriguez at (352) 797-5004 or, or Courtney Boettcher at (727) 816-3738 or

RELAY FOR LIFE MEETING: The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life Brooksville Committee will meet at 5 p.m. Jan. 14 at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville. A team meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

The Brooksville Relay will be April 26-27, with an opening ceremony at 6 p.m. at Hernando High School, 700 Bell Ave.

Teams and individuals are encouraged to join. To form a team or register as a survivor, visit

For information, call Lisa at (813) 949-0291, ext. 5612 or email

RIFLE CLINIC OFFERED: A Project Appleseed rifle marksmanship clinic will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 8 and 9 at the Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

Participants will be taught skills that allow accurate shooting out to 500 yards, with iron sights, standard rifle and surplus ammunition. Most of the instruction is conducted on the firing range at 25 meters, at reduced-size targets to simulate 100 to 500 yards. Students learn safe gun handling, proper use of a sling and Revolutionary War history.

Participants should bring their own ear and eye protection, rifle with sling and ammo, rifle mat, snacks and drinks, particularly water to keep hydrated.

Lunch will be sold in the clubhouse.

The cost for men is $50 for one day, $80 for both; for women, $20 for one day, $40 for both; for youths 17 and younger, $10 for one day, $20 for both, or one free youth per paying adult; and free for military (active, reserves or retired) and law enforcement with ID, as well as those who are disabled, elected officials and revolutionary reenactors in costume. The club range fee is $14 per day for all participants.

Project Appleseed is an activity of the Revolutionary War Veterans Association, dedicated to teaching Americans about their shared heritage and history, as well as traditional rifle marksmanship skills.

To register online, visit apple

For information, contact Trey Dawson at (727) 452-4650 or

JAZZ ALL STARS: The Hernando Jazz Society will present "Hernando Jazz All Stars" from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill.

The afternoon will include songs such as Satin Doll, When I Fall in Love and Moon River, as well as a variety of other favorites from the Big Band era.

Admission is free for Jazz Society members and $10 for nonmembers. A cash bar and a buffet lunch are available for an additional cost.

Nonmembers are asked to call to reserve a spot, to ensure admittance into the Wellington Community. Call (352) 835-7183. For information about membership to the Hernando Jazz Society, call Bill McLoughlin at (352) 799-9690.

Hernando County community events 01/03/13 [Last modified: Thursday, January 3, 2013 7:47pm]
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