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DANCE, HEALTH FAIR AT HIGH POINT: The High Point Ladies Fire Auxiliary will host the following events on Nov. 10 at the High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road, High Point:

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• Health Fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Includes medical vendors, as well as flu and pneumonia shots by Maxim Healthcare (photo ID and medical cards required), diabetes screenings and blood pressure readings. For information, call Isabel D'Aurio at (352) 597-3852 or Vivian Henegar at (352) 596-8485.

• Beach Bum Dance, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Music provided by DJ Dave Conrad "The Beach Bum." Tickets are $7 and may be picked up at the High Point office or by calling Martha at (352) 592-3829 or Anna at (352) 596-1601.

LIVE OAK THEATRE PRESENTS 'TAKE IT EASY': Tickets are available for the Live Oak Theatre Company production of the musical Take It Easy, which will be presented Nov. 9, 10, 16, 17 and 18 at Bridge Christian Life Center, 7279 Pinehurst Drive, Spring Hill.

Showtimes are at 8 p.m., except for Nov. 18, which will be a 2 p.m. matinee. A special Veterans Day performance will be presented at 3 p.m. Nov. 11 in the band shell at Hernando Park, 205 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville.

The musical is set on a college campus during World War II and follows the lives of three privates drafted out of their college lives and into the Army's specialized training program at State University.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children 13 and younger. At the Nov. 11 performance, veterans will receive free admission with a paid ticket (present current military ID or VA card at the gate).

For information or to purchase tickets, visit or call (352) 593-0027. Tickets will also be available at the door or gate.

5K RUN BENEFITS ORPHANS: A Voice for the Orphans 5K/1-Mile Family Fun Run will be Nov. 10 at Crews Lake Park, 16739 Crews Lake Drive, Shady Hills.

Registration for the 5K will be from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m., with the race beginning at 8 a.m. Registration for the 1-mile fun walk/run will be from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., with the walk/run starting at 9 a.m.

Funds raised will benefit Voice for the Orphans, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness and education in regards to abandoned, neglected and abused children in the United States and overseas.

For information, call Veronica Brocato at (813) 929-6529 or visit

CHURCH YARD SALE: Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill, will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 9 and 10.

A variety of items will be available, including televisions, electronics, jewelry, books, household items, tools and furniture. Food and baked goods will also be available. For information, call (352) 596-0080.

COPE WITH GRIEF DURING THE HOLIDAYS: A "Grief Share: Surviving the Holidays" program will be offered from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 10 at Christian Church in the Wildwood, Building B, 10051 Country Road, Weeki Wachee.

The cost for the workbook is $5. Registration may be done online at (click on "Register for Events" on the home page). For information, call (352) 596-1388, ext. 224.

VETERANS DAY CEREMONY: The Florida National Cemetery Joint Veterans Committee will host the annual Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at Florida National Cemetery, 6502 SW 102nd Ave., Bushnell.

The keynote speaker will be Lt. Col. Cynthia Cook, the resource manager/strategy, plans and policy directorate for U.S. Central Command. The master of ceremonies will be Brooks Garner of WFLA-Ch. 8. Patriotic music will be provided by the Tavares High School Band prior to and during the ceremony. Songs will be performed by Linda Burnette, Naomi McClain will perform on the bagpipes, and Gayle Williams will play Taps. The Florida National Guard will give a rifle salute, and the colors will be posted. Ye Mystic Air Krewe will provide a flyover.

Organizations with colors are invited to participate in the massing of colors; veterans organizations should plan to arrive by 9:30 a.m.

Seating is limited; visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. For information, call (352) 793-7740.

FALL FAIR: Communities in Schools of Hernando County and Central High School will present an annual Community Fall Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 17 at the high school, 14075 Ken Austin Parkway, west of Brooksville.

There will be face painting, food, entertainment and activities for all ages.

Sponsorships, from $50 to $500, are available. Businesses and organizations may have free table space to provide community resource information.

For a free vendor space or to become a sponsor, contact Mary Koczan at KoczanM or call (352) 797-7020, ext. 312.

PARTICIPATE IN 'HOLIDAY IN THE GARDENS': The Spring Hill Garden Club is taking reservations for its Holiday in the Gardens Christmas event, which will be at 9 a.m. Dec. 1 at the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave., Spring Hill.

Clubs, businesses and organizations are invited to participate by decorating one of the evergreen trees that will be along the gardens' main walkway.

Each tree will have a sign with the organization's information and will be entered into the "best decorated tree" contest. There is space for additional trees if an organization wishes to decorate an artificial tree or plant a new one.

During the kickoff event, entertainment will be provided and refreshments will be served while the trees are being decorated.

Also, the garden railroad will be decorated and in operation.

Visitors will be able to vote for the best decorated tree through Dec. 24.

The cost to participate is $25. To reserve a tree or for information, call (352) 683-9933.

Visit the club's website at naturecoast

Hernando County news in brief 10/31/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 8:06pm]
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