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Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service to offer free landscaping sessions


Extension offers free landscaping sessions

Free horticulture classes will be provided by the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service.

The following will be offered at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive:

• Spring Landscaping at Half Price, 10 a.m. today.

• Caring for Cold Damaged Plants, 10 a.m. Jan. 20.

The following will be at the Extension office at 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville:

• Budget Landscaping — Plant Propagation Made Easy, 5:30 p.m. Jan. 25.

No registration is required. For information, call (352) 754-4433.


'Walk-in' primary care offered on Saturdays

The Hernando County Health Department now provides "walk-in" primary care services from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays at the Spring Hill clinic at 7465 Forest Oaks Blvd.

This Express Clinic is equipped to address medical issues such as sore throat, fever, earache, bronchitis, asthma, diabetes, hypertension, strains and sprains, headache, rash and urinary tract infection. Free H1N1 (swine flu) vaccinations will also be available. No emergency care, pain management or general physical examinations will be provided.

No appointments will be made. For information, call (352) 540-6800.


Benefit alumni football game at Springstead

Springstead High School Alumni Football will play a fundraiser exhibition game against the Florida Thunder at 7 p.m. Jan. 30 at Springstead High School, 3300 Mariner Blvd.

Springstead alumni are invited to play (must not be playing in college) or be involved in the event. The cost to play is $50. Contact Mike Garafano at (352) 797-7010, ext. 227, or Todd Toomer at ext. 292.


All-breed dog show starts on Thursday

The annual Florida Classic Clusters AKC All-Breed Dog Show kicks off Thursday and continues through Jan. 24 at Florida Classic Park, 5360 Lockhart Road, east of Brooksville. Shows from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Each day includes free dog show tours that offers a behind-the-scenes look on how a dog becomes a champion. Visitors can also meet adoptable dogs at "Rescue Row," with various rescue groups. Vendors will be there to sell dog food, collars and leads, grooming supplies, clothing for dogs and their owners, jewelry and other items for dogs. Food vendors will also be there.

The show is hosted by five Tampa Bay area kennel clubs: Clearwater Kennel Club, Inverness Florida Kennel Club, Manatee Kennel Club, Pasco Florida Kennel Club and Tampa Bay Kennel Club. It includes breed classes and judging, obedience and rally trials.

Monday will be Kids Day; the first 100 children to take the free dog show tour will receive a baseball cap.

Parking is $5 per vehicle. Parking is free for seniors 60 and older on Jan. 21 for Senior Day. Call (813) 480-3975 or visit

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