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Hernando County news in brief for Jan. 18

NUTRITION SEMINAR: A "Helping You Eat Well" lecture about nutrition will be offered from 9 to 11 a.m. Jan. 26 at the Hernando County Family YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.

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Sandra Koulourides, author of the book Fuel + Fitness, will speak about "Biggest Diet Mistakes and How to Fix Them."

Tickets are $20 per person and are limited to the first 100 people.

For information or tickets, call the Y at (352) 688-9622 or visit

MUSICAL TRIBUTE DINNER SHOW: A "Surf's Up" dinner show featuring Phil Dirt and his band will be Jan. 26 at Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. Dinner is at 6 p.m.; showtime is at 7:30 p.m.

The show is a musical tribute to the Beach Boys, Jan and Dean, the Hondells, and Ronny and the Daytonas.

Tickets are $32 for prime seating and $30 for regular seating. For tickets or information, call (727) 868-2994, ext. 14.

POLKA DANCES: The Slovenian-American Club will host the following dances at the Suncoast Dance and Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill:

• Bob Kravos and the Boys in the Band, 2 to 6 p.m. Jan. 27. Doors open at 1 p.m. Walter Ostanek will also perform. Tickets are $10.

• Alex Meixner, 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 2. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10.

• Squeezebox and Molly B, 2 to 6 p.m. Feb. 3. Doors open at 1 p.m. Tickets are $10.

A cash bar and food will be available at all events.

For information or to reserve seats, call Daria at (727) 753-9631.

ARC VALENTINE DANCE: The Arc Nature Coast will host a Sweetheart Dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 8 at its Education Center at 6495 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.

Volunteers are needed to help with the event, which is for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

PJ the DJ will entertain. Guests pay $5 each, which covers the cost of pizza, beverages and snacks. For information, call (352) 544-2322, ext. 109, or send email to nstubbs@thearc-nature

DANCE AND CHEER CLASSES: The Hernando County Recreation Department will offer several upcoming programs for youth ages 5 to 15:

• Cheerleading, Tuesdays, starting Feb. 5, at the Community Activity Center, 205 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville, and Thursdays, starting Feb. 7, at Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. At both locations, classes are at 6 p.m. for ages 5 and 6, 7 p.m. for ages 7 to 9 and 8 p.m. for ages 10 and older.

• Hip Hop and Jazz, Tuesdays, starting Feb. 5, at Delta Woods Park. Classes are at 6 p.m. for ages 5 to 8 and 7 p.m. for ages 9 and older.

Registration at class locations will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29 for the Brooksville cheer classes and Spring Hill hip-hop classes, and from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 for the Spring Hill cheer class.

All programs are provided by All American Youth Activities.

There is a one-time registration fee of $15, then participants pay $6 per class. For information or to preregister, contact the Recreation Department at (352) 754-4031 or All American at (813) 885-2292 or

PRINCESS TEA PARTY BENEFIT: The Ladies of Woodland Waters Relay for Life Team will host a Special Princess Tea Party Luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Magnolia Terrace Tea Room, 6282 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee.

Tickets are $20 each and are available online at magnolia (select "Relay for Life Princess Ariel Tickets"); $5 of each ticket sold will go to the American Cancer Society.

For information, call team captain Barbara Miller at (352) 596-7833 or the Magnolia Terrace Tea Room at (352) 556-4819.

HIKE BY MOONLIGHT: A Moonlight Night Hike will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell.

This will be a mile-long hike to look and listen for various creatures of the night. Participants should bring a flashlight.

There is no cost for the hike, but there is a $3-per-vehicle parking fee at the park. For information, call (352) 793-4781.

Hernando County news in brief for Jan. 18 01/17/13 [Last modified: Friday, January 18, 2013 10:48am]
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