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Hernando County events, Aug. 23 and beyond

ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING AT HERNANDO HIGH: Hernando High School's Advisory Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the school's media center, 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville. For information, call Marianne Bennett at (352) 797-7015, ext. 406.

JOIN THE GIRL SCOUTS: The Girl Scouts of West Central Florida will host a recruitment fair from 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St., Brooksville.

There will be exhibits, hands-on activities and on-site registration. Troop leaders will be on hand.

For information, contact Roni Francois at or (813) 325-9086.

FREE GRANT WORKSHOP: The Historic Hernando Preservation Society will host a free grant workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 22 at Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave.

Barbara Sweinberg will speak. Coffee and doughnuts will be served. Donations will be accepted.

Seating is limited. For information, send email to hernando

PET ADOPTION EVENT: The Humane Society of the Nature Coast will host an adoption event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 1 at its ReTAIL and Adoption Center in Gulf View Square mall, 9409 U.S. 19, Suite 369, Port Richey.

The event will include rescue groups, such as Lost Angels Animal Rescue, with dogs available for adoption. All shoppers will receive 10 percent off their purchases.

Call the ReTAIL store at (727) 842-9279 or visit the website at

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-sized 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 available for purchase in the clubhouse.

The cost for men is $70 for both days or $45 for one day; for women, $10 for both days or $5 for one day; $5 for both days for youth 20 and younger; and free for active military, law enforcement and disabled persons with ID. There is an additional club range fee of $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 For information, contact Trey Dawson at (727) 452-4650 or

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