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Hernando County features Get Out Get Active Saturdays


Get Out Get Active on Saturday mornings

Hernando County Recreation offers Get Out Get Active Saturdays, an ongoing program from 7 to 7:45 a.m. Saturdays at Anderson Snow Park, 1360 Anderson Snow Road.

All ages can participate; families are welcome. No registration required. Participants should show up by 6:55 a.m.

There is no cost to participate, but donations are accepted, with all funds benefitting the Parks and Recreation Department. For information, call the recreation office at (352) 754-4031.


Free class to focus on retirement planning

The Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service will offer a financial management class, "Retirement Planning," at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road.

There is no cost. For information, call (352) 754-4433 or (352) 540-6391.


Help fight autism at Poker Run on Nov. 13

The annual Children's Autism Poker Run will be Nov. 13. Registration will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at Coney Island Drive Inn, 1112 E Jefferson St. There will be a blessing of the bikes prior to the run.

There will be seven stops, with the final stop at Pit Stop Bar & Grill, 14445 Ponce de Leon Blvd., where there will be live music, a silent auction, raffles and a drawing.

The entry fee is $15 per rider, $5 per passenger and $5 per extra hand. All proceeds benefit the local chapter of CAUSE (Community for Autism to Understand, Support and Educate), which provides autism-friendly social events, field trips and specialty camps. Call (352) 346-1142 or (352) 345-1231, or send e-mail to


Chorus to present its Christmas concert

The Concordia Chorus will present a Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 28 at the High Point Community Center, 12249 Clubhouse Road.

Refreshments will be served after the program. Free-will donations will be accepted at the door.

For information, call (352) 592-2147.


Learn how to use rain barrels at workshop

John Korycki of the Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Program will present a Rain Barrel Workshop at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive.

The program will discuss how using rain barrels can be a good way to reduce dependence on irrigation and cope with once-a-week watering restrictions. Participants will each receive a completed rain barrel along with instructions on its proper use, placement and decoration.

The cost is $30 per completed barrel. Registration required. Call (352) 540-6230.


Career Center offers class for job seekers

Career Central will present a "Finding a Job" workshop at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 at the West Hernando/Staffordene T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave.

The workshop consists of three parts: The first will examine the job market as it is today and the trends that exist; the second will look at the five steps in planning a job search; and the third will be a discussion on networking and how to take advantage of the benefits of speaking with people.

There is no cost to attend. For information, call (352) 540-6391.


Chorus to serve as singing waiters

Members of the Hernando Harmonizers chorus and quarters will serve as singing waiters from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Pizza Hut, 2903 Commercial Way.

Restaurant patrons will be serenaded while they eat their meals. Tips will be appreciated.

This is a fundraiser to help defray the costs of the group's annual shows and competitions. A portion of the funds raised will go to a local charity. For information, call (352) 556-3936.


Musical inspired by 'Anne of Green Gables'

Live Oak Theatre will present Anne of Avonlea, The Musical at 8 p.m. Nov. 12, 13 and 20, and at 2 p.m. Nov. 21 at Weeki Wachee High School, 12150 Vespa Way, at Commercial Way.

The show, based on the Anne of Green Gables series by Lucy Maud Montgomery, is an original production written by theater veterans Ellen Sanborn, Randi Olsen and David Sanborn.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for children 13 and younger. An optional dessert bar available for $5.

For information or to purchase tickets, call the box office at (352) 593-0027 or visit the website at


Veterans toast VFW Post 10209 anniversary

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209 will host its 40th anniversary celebration Nov. 20 at the post, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive.

A cocktail hour will be at 5 p.m., dinner served from 6 to 7 p.m. and entertainment featuring Velvet from 7 to 11 p.m.

Tickets are $27 each or $50 per couple. For information or tickets, call (352) 796-0398.


Alzheimer's charity meal set for Nov. 21

Women of the Moose Chapter 1765 will host an Alzheimer's Charity Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Nov. 21 at Moose Lodge 521, 5214 Mariner Blvd.

There will be five menu choices available. The cost is $5, which includes coffee and juice. Children 5 and younger can order a free meal from the children's menu.

Funds raised will benefit the Alzheimer's Family Organization. For information, call (352) 684-6688.


WildFest will feature activities, animals

Wildlife Rehabilitation of Hernando will present WildFest 2010 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 13 at 360 Suncoast Blvd.

This is a grand opening celebration of the park, which provides rescue, rehab and long term care for exotic and native animals. There will be animals, bounce houses, live music, face painting and balloon animals, a car show and a hot dog-eating contest. Call (352) 279-3600.


Library hosts National Gaming Day event

A National Gaming Day program will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive.

The event will include special programs to celebrate the popularity and educational value of video and board games. For information, call (352) 540-6391.

Hernando County features Get Out Get Active Saturdays 11/03/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 7:43pm]
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