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Hernando County NAACP Centennial Freedom Fund Banquet is Nov. 7


NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet set for Nov. 7

The Hernando County NAACP Unit 5092 will host the 2009 Centennial Freedom Fund Banquet on Nov. 7 at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Social hour will be at 4 p.m., and the banquet starts at 5 p.m.

Tickets are $50 each. Call Kym at (352) 398-9801, Beverly at (352) 683-0323 or Brenda at (352) 796-4378.


Beautification Board seeks student member

The city of Brooksville is seeking a student volunteer to fill a vacancy on the Brooksville Beautification Board. Students interested do not need to be city residents to participate.

The student selected will serve a one-year term and earn community service hours as a fulfillment toward graduation.

The board meets at 5:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month from September through June.

Special projects include an annual Arbor Day celebration and the annual judging of Christmas light displays within the city limits.

Contact Lindsay Morgan at (352) 540-3856 or


British Women's Club plans charity yard sale

The War of the Roses Chapter of the British Women's Club will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at American Legion Post 99, 208 E Fort Dade Ave.

Funds raised will go to support homes for the elderly, with a portion of proceeds going to local charities. For information, call Bonnie at (352) 544-2792 or Lucille at (352) 540-9746.


Wear your costume to Oct. 31 health fair

Brooksville Cardiology will host its 10th annual health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 31 at the lodge at the Sand Hill Scout Reservation, 11210 Cortez Blvd.

The event will include free health screenings, health care presentations, food, drinks and games, as well as music and entertainment. Flu shots will be available for $20. There will be a flag-raising ceremony at noon.

Visitors are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes. Admission and parking are free. For information, call (352) 592-4938.


Market on Main has spaces, walking tour

Vendor spaces are available for the next Market on Main Street, which will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday along Main Street, between Broad and Liberty streets, as well as in the city parking lot next to 31 S Main St.

Vendor spaces (10- by 10-foot) are available to those selling produce, plants, antiques, collectibles, crafts, woodwork, jewelry, baskets, quilts and miscellaneous items. Spaces are $15 per month or $50 for four months. Vendors must supply their own tables and chairs.

Also, as part of the Brooksville Founders Week festivities, a walking tour of historic Brooksville will be available, starting at 10 a.m. in the parking lot of Easy Street Home Decor, 100 N Brooksville Ave. The tour will be led by Jerry Cowling. There is no cost to participate.

Both events are sponsored by the Brooksville Business Alliance. Vendors wishing to participate in the market must register in advance. Call (352) 797-9330 or (352) 650-8948. Forms can be printed from the Web site at www.brooksville


Class gives solutions to citrus problems

A free horticulture class, Citrus Problems, will be provided at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive.

The speaker is Urban Horticulture Agent Jim Moll with the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, who will help participants learn how to troubleshoot problems with their Florida citrus.

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


Learn test-taking strategies at seminar

Home Circle of Hernando will host "Free College Can Happen to You," a free informational seminar, at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 at Community Bible Church, 5041 Griffin Road.

The seminar will help participants learn the best and easiest ways to get scholarships for a university education through standardized test-taking. "Test-prep guru" Jean Burk will share information that has helped students raise their SAT scores, find shortcuts in test patterns and save time on various types of questions.

There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. To register, visit For information, call Marie Rutzen at (813) 322-3682 or e-mail


Catholic Charities golf fundraiser is Oct. 30

The fifth annual Catholic Charities Building Fund Golf Tournament will be Oct. 30 at the Dunes Golf Club at Seville, 18200 Seville Clubhouse Drive, off U.S. 19 north of Weeki Wachee.

The event will kick off with registration at 11 a.m., a buffet lunch at 11:30 a.m. and a 1 p.m. shotgun start. There will be auctions, games and prizes. Awards will be given to the first- and second-place teams, as well as for closest to the pin and longest drive. Those who make a hole-in-one will win a one-year membership at the Dunes.

The cost is $60 per golfer, limited to the first 128 golfers.

Sponsorship opportunities are available: Cart sponsors are $25, hole sponsors are $100, Birdie sponsors are $250 (includes team of two golfers, signage at hole, letter and certificate of appreciation), and Eagle sponsors are $500 (includes team of four golfers, signage at hole, recognition at club entrance, letter and certificate of appreciation).

This is a fundraising event to help with building of a new Catholic Charities Northern Counties Social Services Center in Hernando County. The center will house professional counseling services to the working poor, pregnancy and parenting support services to families facing an unplanned pregnancy and center-based respite care for those with Alzheimer's and other memory loss illnesses. The center will serve as the administrative center for Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties.

Sponsorships and golfer registration must be received no later than Oct. 23. For a registration form or information, call Abby Evert at (352) 686-9897, ext. 25.


Arts and Crafts Club holds show Oct. 17

The Arts and Crafts Club of Hernando County will host a show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Brooksville Woman's Club, 131 S Main St.

Crafters can rent tables for $10 to $15. Outdoor spaces are $5. Call Louis at (352) 796-2089.


Find knickknacks and sweet snacks at sale

A two-day "junktique" and baked goods sale will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 23 and 24 at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way.

The sale will include numerous items such as glassware, books, jewelry, appliances and clothing. The church youth will sell refreshments.

Call (352) 597-1456 or (352) 592-3454.


Play mah-jongg at Temple Beth David

A mah-jongg tournament will be held Oct. 21 at Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St. Registration and breakfast is at 8:30 a.m., with games starting at 9 a.m.

The entry fee is $25, which includes a continental breakfast, buffet lunch and prizes. Checks are to be made payable to Temple Beth David.

Reservations are required. Call the temple office at (352) 686-7034.

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