Hernando County news and notes

BEREAVEMENT PROGRAM: HPH Hospice will offer its Grief's Journey bereavement program from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through March 24 at its office at 12260 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. The program is for newly bereaved adults or people just coming to terms with their grief over the death of a loved one. A hospice bereavement counselor will help the group understand the grief process and explore coping strategies. Class size is limited, so preregistration is required. Attendance at one of the first two meetings is necessary to continue with the group. Call toll-free 1-800-486-8784.

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FASHION SHOW: The Mary Martha Guild of Christ Lutheran Church will host a fashion show and luncheon at noon Feb. 15 at the church, 475 North Ave. W, Brooksville. Fashions will be presented by Denise's Clothes Corner. There will be clothing and accessorizing jewelry available for purchase, as well as Red Hat fashions and accessories.

Tickets are $12 and must be purchased before Feb. 10. Call Inge at (352) 686-8751 or Barbara at (352) 799-3082.

VALENTINE'S DANCE: The Arc Nature Coast will host a Sweetheart Dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 14 at its education center, 6495 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.The dance is for Hernando County residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Music will be provided by PJ the DJ Lobato. Admission is $5, which includes pizza, beverage and snack. For information, call (352) 544-2322, ext. 109, or send email to nstubbs@thearc-naturecoast.org.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH AT COLLEGE: Pasco-Hernando State College is hosting the following Black History Month events and programs:

• Lewis Plantation and Turpentine Still photo exhibition, through Feb. 28, North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville, and at the Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill.

• African-American Southern Agrarian Life photo exhibit, through Feb. 28, East Campus, 36737 Blanton Road, Dade City, and from Feb. 14 to 28 at West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey.

• "Booker T. Washington Tour of Florida: March 1912," 1 p.m. Monday, East Campus. Presented by David H. Jackson Jr.

• "The Magnificent Twelve: Florida's Black Junior Colleges," 7 p.m. Thursday, East Campus. Presented by Walter L. Smith.

• "History of African Dance and Drums," 12:40 p.m. Feb. 12, West Campus. Presented by the Kuumba Dancers and Drummers.

• "History of African-Americans in Opera," four presentations: 10 a.m. Feb. 19 at the Spring Hill Campus, 1 p.m. Feb. 19 at the North Campus, 10 a.m. Feb. 20 at the West Campus and 1 p.m. Feb. 20 at the East Campus.

• Soul Food Dinner, 6 p.m. Feb. 26, West Campus. Prepared by Steph's Southern Soul Restaurant.

• "Revisiting Social Relevance of Soul Train," noon Feb. 28, East Campus.

LIBRARY OFFERS TECHNICAL HELP: The Hernando County Public Library System has a Tech Tutors program to offer assistance with smartphones, e-readers and other handheld, self-contained devices.

The program will be offered at the following times and locations:

• 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive.

• 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville.

• 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill.

For information, call (352) 754-4043 or visit hernandocountylibrary.us.

ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE CAREGIVER'S PROGRAM: The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute will present a free program, "Alzheimer's Disease: What Family Caregivers Need to Know," from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 13 at Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail.

The program is designed for individuals caring for a family member or friend with Alzheimer's disease.

Topics include understanding the disease, progress in treatment, communication strategies, managing troublesome behaviors, and tips on managing medications.

Lunch will be provided at no cost. There is no cost to attend, but advanced registration is needed to reserve a seat.

For information or to register, call (813) 974-4357.

LEARN MORE ABOUT 2014 BLUEBERRY FEST: The Florida Blueberry Festival Committee will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 12 in the council chambers at Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. The committee invites the community to attend and learn more about this year's festival, which is scheduled for April 12 and 13 in downtown Brooksville. There will be a discussion on road closures. There also will be a venue and event presentation. For information, contact Lindsay Morgan at (352) 540-3856 or lmorgan@cityofbrooksville.us.

Hernando County news and notes 01/31/14 [Last modified: Friday, January 31, 2014 7:12pm]

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