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Hernando County Fair seeks Youth Goat Show entries


Got a great goat? Then this show's for you

The Hernando County Fair Association and Youth Livestock Committee is accepting entries for the Youth Goat Show and Sanctioned Breeders USBGA (Boer Goat) show at 10 a.m. April 10, as part of the Hernando County Fair. The fairgrounds is at 6436 S Broad St.

The entry fee is $12 per animal, if entered by 4 p.m. March 1.

For rules, regulations and entry forms, visit the website at, look under "Fair Forms", then "Goat". For information, call the Fair office at (352) 796-4552.


Cat adoption event set for Saturdays at Petco

Home at Last Pet Adoptions hosts an adopt-a-thon from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturdays at Petco, 7223 Coastal Blvd., in the rear of the store.

Although the organization specializes in Siamese, other cats and kittens will be available. All are spayed or neutered, have had age-appropriate vaccinations, have tested negative for feline leukemia and AIDS, have microchips and have been treated for parasites. Fees vary and are tax-deductible.

All pets can be viewed online at Requests for specific pets to be brought to an adopt-a-thon can be made (individual appointments can also be scheduled). Call (352) 476-6832 or e-mail to [email protected]


Sons of Italy lodge lists upcoming events

The Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2503, will host the following events:

• 30th Anniversary semi-formal gala, 5 to 10 p.m. March 6, at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court. The event will include cocktail hour, sit-down dinner, a tribute to the Order of the Sons of Italy in America founder, Dr. Vincenzo Sellaro, and dancing to the music of Frankie D's New York Orchestra. Tickets are $35 each for both members and nonmembers. For information, call Gus at (352) 650-1512. For tickets, call Richard at (352) 263-7829.

• St. Joseph's Day Feast and Celebration, 3 to 7 p.m. March 19, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. Admission is free. A blessing will be at 3 p.m. and a complimentary pasta milanese dinner will be served. There will be an old-fashioned market with flowers, vegetables, St. Joseph bread and pastries for sale. Admission is free; donations will be accepted and provided to a local church and charities. For information, call Carmela at (352) 688-9234 or Julia at (352) 686-3865.


Fashion show, lunch planned for March 19

Fine Lines Boutique will present "It's All About You" Fashion Show and Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 19 at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court.

Tickets are $30. Funds raised will benefit the Dawn Center, the local domestic violence shelter and sexual crisis center.

Tickets are available at Fine Lines' new location, 5168 Mariner Blvd., or call (352) 666-8843.


Contractors wanted to weatherize homes

Mid Florida Community Services has received Federal Weatherization Assistance Program funds to be used for weatherizing residential homes in Hernando, Pasco, Citrus, Sumter and Volusia counties.

State-licensed contractors are wanted to install the following: air filtration reduction (window and door repair/replacement, weather-stripping, minor floor, wall and ceiling repair); replace or repair duct work and refrigeration; and installation of insulation and solar screens. Contractors must provide Certificate of Liability, Certificate of Worker's Comp and a state license; should have knowledge of the Davis Bacon Act, and be willing to become certified renovators.

Those interested can submit their information to Mid Florida Community Services, Inc., Weatherization Department, P.O. Box 896, Brooksville, FL 34605-0896. For information, call (352) 796-1427.


Church Sweetheart Dinner Dance on tap

A Sweetheart Dinner Dance will be Feb. 26 in the fellowship hall at Christ Lutheran Church, 475 North Ave. W.

Dinner will be served 5 to 6 p.m., and will include beef burgundy, sweet and sour green beans almandine, apple sauce, pineapple upside down cake, coffee, ice tea and water. Dancing will follow until about 8 p.m.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Advance tickets are available at Bypass Garage, 701 Ponce De Leon Blvd. For information, call (352) 796-7918.


Relay for Life sets fundraising events

Spring Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center presents the following fundraising events for the Spring Hill Relay for Life:

• A cookbook, From Our Family to Yours, is being sold with 100 percent profits donated to the American Cancer Society. It includes more than 175 recipes compiled by residents, staff, family and friends. Due to tremendous response to date, every dollar raised from the sale will go directly to the ACS. The cost is $9 (plus $2 shipping/handling, as applicable). Cash or checks payable to the American Cancer Society will be accepted. Stop by the center at 12170 Cortez Blvd., or call Jocelyn or Mariel at (352) 597-5100.

• A Community Market and Yard Sale will be 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 12 at the center, 12170 Cortez Blvd. There will also be a carnival 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and a concert featuring the Break Time Band at 1 p.m. Donations for the concert will be accepted.

Also, donations of saleable items for the yard sale are being accepted. All donations should be clean and in good condition, and can be dropped off at the facility the week of March 7. Vendor spaces are also available for $15 each (and $10 for a second space). Registered Relay for Life teams can reserve a space for $10. Call Jocelyn or Mariel at (352) 597-5100.


Time to head to the Swamp Festival

The annual Weeki Wachee Swamp Festival will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 5 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 6 at Linda Pedersen Park, 6300 Shoal Line Blvd.

The event will include more than 150 arts and craft vendors, a food court, a "Critter Corner" with games for children, continuous entertainment, and the crowning of the Swamp Monster.

Admission will be $2 per person at the gate; children 12 and younger are admitted free. Parking is free and handicapped parking will be available.

The event is organized by the Hernando Environmental Land Protector, Weeki Wachee Crime Watch and Weeki Wachee Area Club.

For information, call (352) 596-3757 or (352) 597-4424. Visit the website at www.wwswamp


Fashion show coming to Silverthorn CC

The Silverthorn Belles will host a fashion show March 16 at the Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Doors open at 11 a.m.

Fashions will be presented by Boutique on Wheels, presenting a variety of fashions, including cruise wear and accessories. The lunch menu includes a chicken wrap, a brownie sundae for dessert and tea or coffee.

Tickets are $16 and are limited to 150 women. Reservations must be made by March 10. Checks are to be made payable to the Silverthorn Belles and are to be mailed to Sally Scales, 4997 Championship Cup Lane, Spring Hill FL 34609.

For information or to RSVP, call Joy at (352) 799-2721 or Sally at (352) 799-3640.


Coin and Currency Show set for Feb. 26

The West Hernando Coin Club will present its Coin and Currency Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St.

Thirty dealers will participate, with about 50 tables. Admission and parking will be free. Food will be available, and door prizes will be awarded.

Contact Mark Palermo at (813) 361-0740 or [email protected]


Rotary radio auction on-air on March 26

The Rotary Club of Brooksville will host the 33rd annual Rotary Radio Auction from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 26.

This will be a "live on air" auction that will be broadcast on WWJB 1450 AM and WXJB 99.9 FM radio stations, which reaches listeners in Hernando, Pasco, Citrus and Sumter counties. To place bids on auction day, call (352) 799-5885.

A list and description of items up for auction can be viewed online at,, and

Items will be added as donations are received.


Church schedules rummage, bake sale

Forest Oaks Lutheran Church will host its annual rummage sale and bake sale 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at the church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd.

For information, call (352) 683-9731.


The King is back and at K of C on March 5

A dinner dance and show featuring "Elvis on Tour" with Kenn E. Grube will be March 5 at the Knights of Columbus, St. Jude Council 6383, 14070 Spring Hill Drive.

Dinner will be at 5 p.m. and the show and dancing will start at 7 p.m. The dinner entree choice is prime rib or chicken marsala.

Tickets are $20 each. Call (352) 683-1227 or (352) 666-9059.


Boy Scouts will offer pancake breakfast

Boy Scout Troop 406 will host a pancake breakfast fundraiser 7 to 11 a.m. March 5 at the Ridge Manor Community Center, 34240 Cortez Blvd.

The cost is $5 for pancakes, sausage, biscuits and sausage gravy, applesauce, orange juice, coffee and tea. The troop, which is sponsored by Ridge Manor United Methodist Church, meets at 7 p.m. at the church, 34350 Cortez Blvd. Boys ages 11-16 are eligible to join. For information, call (352) 583-4726.


Garden Club dinner will benefit waterfall

The Spring Hill Garden Club announces a fundraiser for the Spring Hill Waterfall from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at R Beach Restaurant, 4054 Shoal Line Blvd.

The event will include a buffet meal for $10 per person, with $5 per plate being donated to the Garden Club's "Save Our Spring Hill Waterfall" campaign. The buffet will include salad, rolls, pork tenderloin over homemade stuffing, Swedish meatballs over noodles in homemade gravy, fresh fried fish with homemade potato chips, and an assorted dessert tray.

Reservations are required. Call the restaurant at (352) 592-5556.

There will also be a silent auction and 50/50 raffle. Those wishing to donate items or gift cards for the auction can contact R Beach.

Hernando County Parks and Recreation recently turned over maintenance of the waterfall entrance at Spring Hill Drive at Commercial Way to the Spring Hill Garden Club.

The club hopes to raise $12,000 to make the necessary repairs to get the waterfall up and running, as well as refurbish the three islands and provide ongoing maintenance.

For information on the campaign, call the Garden Club at (352) 683-9933.


Junktique and Bake Sale on March 4, 5

Nativity Lutheran Church will host a Junktique and Bake Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 4 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 5 at the church, 6363 Commercial Way.

The sale will include glassware, books, clothing, jewelry, toys, appliances, kitchen ware, linens, tools, furniture and more. Refreshments will also be available.

For information, call (352) 597-1456 or (352) 666-7584.


Barbershop chorus concert set March 5

Suncoast Harmony Chorus will present its 25th annual show, Bandstand Barbershop, at 2 p.m. March 5 at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Towne Center Road.

The show, performed in the park with a gazebo-style bandstand, will include a capella singing of favorite songs from the 1950s, Broadway, patriotic, country/western and gospel music.

The 30-member women's chorus is the west-central Florida chapter of Sweet Adelines International, and is under the direction of Amy Riddle.

Tickets are $12, and are available by sending a check made payable to Suncoast Harmony Chorus, along with a self-addressed stamped envelope to the chorus at 14275 Brookridge Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. Tickets also will be available at the box office starting one hour prior to the show.

For information, all (352) 597-4376 or (727) 857-4525.


Music Club plans scholarship benefit

A Brooksville Music Club Scholarship Benefit will be at 2:30 p.m. March 6 at Christ Lutheran Church, 475 North Ave. W.

The event will include Kokomo Chris on steel drums, the Pine Chords quartet and others performing. Guests will also be able to sample a variety of Caribbean food.

Tickets are $15 each and are available at Edward Jones, 7 N Main St., Brooksville (across from the courthouse); and Bible Bookstore, 13127 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill (between Sears and Belk's).

For information, call (352) 799-4029 or (352) 793-5697.


Learn firearm safety at sportsman's club

A firearm safety class will be offered at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 2 at the Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee in the Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area.

This is a National Rifle Association course that lasts about five hours. Completion of the class will qualify participants for an application for a concealed carry permit.

The cost is $50. Class size is limited, and registration is required. Another class will be on March 26.

For information, call (352) 597-9931 or visit hernandosports


Cattle Baron's Ball to aid cancer fight

The American Cancer Society's fifth annual Cattle Barons' Ball will be at 6 p.m. March 19 at the American Aviation Hanger, 2495 Broad St., south of Brooksville.

The theme is "Jeans, Jewels and Jets," a western party featuring food, silent and live auctions and games, such as wine toss, flying cow, bull toss and other activities. Numerous items and gifts will be auctioned, such as a seven-night stay at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, N.C., and weekend golf packages.

This year's fundraising goal is $60,000, to support the ACS' Reaching Out to Cancer Kids.

Tickets to the event are $100 each. For tickets or information, call Jean Harberts toll-free at 1-800-940-1969, ext. 5610, or e-mail [email protected] For cancer-related questions, call the ACS toll-free at 1-800-227-2345 or visit

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