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Hernando County discusses environmental preserves signs


Land preserves signs to be discussed

The Hernando County Environmentally Sensitive Lands subcommittee on signs will meet at 5:30 p.m. July 8 in the Hernando County Planning Department conference room, Room 261, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss signs for the ESL program preserves.

Those with disabilities needing accommodations to participate in the meeting should contact Dawn Velsor at the Planning Department office. Call (352) 754-4057, no later than three days prior to the meeting. Those who are hearing impaired can call toll-free 1-800-676-3777.


Alzheimer's group sets golf tournament date

The Alzheimer's Family Organization will have its ninth annual charity golf tournament on Nov. 7 at Beacon Woods Golf Club, 12507 Clocktower Parkway. Registration will be at 6 a.m., with a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start.

This will be a four-person scramble and will include raffles, door prizes and a catered lunch by Argento's Italian Bistro. IHOP Restaurant will provide breakfast for players.

Awards will be given for the top three teams, longest drive, closest to the pin and for a hole- in-one. There will also be a putting contest for a chance to win $10,000.

The cost is $75 per golfer.

Sponsors, donors and volunteers are also needed. For information, call (727) 848-8888 or toll-free 1-888-496-8004.


Learn wildflower facts, and how to grow them

Florida Yards and Neighborhoods will offer a free horticulture class, "Florida's Wildflowers," at 10 a.m. July 8 at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive.

The speaker will be Rita Grant. Participants will learn about common wildflowers seen in fields and along roadsides and how to grow them in one's yard.

For information, call the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service at (352) 754-4433.

Sheriff's Office holds bowling extravaganza

Hernando County Sheriff's Office will host its ninth annual Bowling Extravaganza on July 18 at Spring Hill Lanes, 3447 Commercial Way. Registration begins at noon; bowling starts at 1 p.m.

The deadline for sponsorships and to register is Thursday.

The entry fee is $150 for a lane sponsorship and a team of four bowlers, $100 for a lane sponsorship only, $75 for a team only and $20 for individual bowlers.

For information or registration forms, visit or call (352) 754-6830, ext. 53671.

Women's luncheon will honor teachers

The Brooksville/Spring Hill Christian Women's Connection will host a luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. July 14 at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane.

The theme will be "Honoring All Teachers," featuring Bealls Outlet fashions modeled by students and their favorite teachers. All area teachers are invited to the event. Door prizes will be given.

The inspirational speaker will be Ann Parish from New Smyrna Beach. She will discuss "Bugs in My Teeth and Other White Knuckle Stories from a Motorcycle Enthusiast."

All area women are invited. The cost is $13.50. Free child care is available with reservations.

Luncheon and child care reservations are required by July 9. Call Dolores at (352) 799-3735 or Barbara at (352) 796-5216.


Tickets available for veterans luau

Korean War Veterans Chapter 174 and Ladies Auxiliary will host a Hawaiian luau at 2 p.m. Sept. 5 at VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive.

The event will feature a buffet dinner, a South Pacific Revue hula show, music for dancing with the Frankie Dee New York Orchestra, leis, door prizes and a cash bar.

Tickets are $22 per person. Tables for eight or more available. For information or tickets, call Rich at (352) 688-7196.


Help kids distinguish aquifer from Aquafina

The Southwest Florida Water Management District invites teachers to apply now for next year's Splash! in-school mini-grants.

The grants are to be used for classroom projects that focus on water quality, natural systems, water conservation, alternative water sources, flood protection or watersheds.

The purpose of the mini-grant program is to promote hands-on water resources education that teaches students about their local watersheds and freshwater resources within them. Splash mini-grants provide up to $5,000 per school on a reimbursement basis only and are available to public, private and homeschool teachers.

Grant applications are due Sept. 11. Visit the Web site at to fill out the online application.

In addition to mini-grant funding, the district offers free teacher training workshops, speakers for classroom presentations and free educational material.

For information about the mini-grant application process or other in-school education materials, contact Mary Margaret Hull at 1-800-423-1476, ext. 4774.


Art League needs scholarship sponsors

The Spring Hill Art League is seeking business sponsors to support and promote student artists through its student scholarship program.

Proceeds of the organization's annual Fall Harvest of Art Show, and support from corporate and small-business sponsors, provide the Art League with funds to award $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors to further their education in the visual arts. The scholarships are presented during May each year.

For information on becoming a business sponsor, call Paul Shaskan at (352) 597-7435.

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