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Hernando County Recreation Department to offer program on children's health


Program on kids' health offered

The Hernando County Recreation Department will offer a "Back to Basics" program for parents from 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 15 at Fox Chapel Middle School, 9412 Fox Chapel Lane.

The seminar will give information on children's health, what parents can do to help improve their children's health and school performance, inexpensive and easy nutritional changes to make, and ways to help children make healthier choices. There will be time for questions.

The speaker will be Kim Garcia, a lifestyle and weight management consultant.

The cost is $20. To register or for information, call the Recreation Department at (352) 754-4031.


Afternoon concert set at Nativity Lutheran

"Music for a Sunday Afternoon" will be presented at 2 p.m. May 24 at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way.

The concert will feature voice students from the studio of Roberta Moger, ages 9 through adult. Some known local vocalists will perform, including Shawn and Jessica Doolittle, Daniela Serricchio and Vince Vanni.

Admission is a donation of nonperishable food. For information, call Moger at (352) 686-5501.


Buy, sell, browse at model train show

Regal Railways will host a train show and swap meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 30 at Adventureland, 6440 S Florida Ave.

Vendors will be on hand to buy and sell. There will be all types of model trains, as well as other models.

Refreshments will be available.

Admission is $4; children 12 and younger will be admitted free. For information, call (727) 244-1341.


Classes in CPR offered at Enrichment Center

Classes in CPR will be offered at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 4 and June 18 at the Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd., behind Oak Hill Hospital.

The course meets the guidelines of the American Heart Association and the American Safety and Health Institute. It is designed for professional health care providers, but anyone interested may participate.

The instructor will be Bob Kanner. The cost is $20. Upon satisfactory completion of the course, students will receive a two-year certification card.

Seating is limited. For information or to reserve a seat, call (352) 597-8875.


Sponsors, bowlers needed for Arc event

The Arc Nature Coast's 15th annual bowl-a-thon will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 9 at Spring Hill Lanes, 3447 Commercial Way.

Sponsors and bowlers are needed. A $125 team sponsorship provides bowl-a-thon T-shirts for a team of five bowlers (all sponsor names will be printed on the back of a minimum of 200 shirts), two games of bowling and shoe rental.

A $125 lane sponsorship provides a large banner on a lane promoting the company or organization, the company's name on the event T-shirt and recognition in Arc's newsletter.

Bowlers are each asked to collect a minimum of $25 in pledges. A trophy will be awarded to the person and team bringing in the most pledge money. Individual and team awards, along with food and beverages, will follow the bowling.

Sponsors can assemble their own bowling teams, or Arc will provide a team or individual bowlers for teams with fewer than five members.

Also, donations of gift certificates and other prizes are being sought from area businesses.

Deadline for lane and team sponsorships is July 31. Call (352) 544-2322, ext. 109 or send e-mail to Nancy Stubbs at


Interested in adoption? Orientation to be held

Those interested in adoption are invited to an adoption orientation with the Children's Home Society of Florida at 6 p.m. Monday at 11 N Magnolia Ave.

Case managers will be on hand to speak about the group's adoption services and children needing families.

Founded in 1902 and based in Winter Park, the nationally accredited society is one of the largest and oldest statewide private providers of social services. For information, call (352) 334-0955.


Want to swim for Springstead High?

A parent meeting for students interested in swimming for Springstead High School will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Portable 194, just off the Springstead student parking lot on Landover Boulevard. Incoming freshmen interested in swimming must attend with their parents.

Team requirements will be discussed and paperwork provided. Practices will be from 3 to 5 p.m. weekdays, starting Aug. 17, at the Hernando County Family YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd.

All paperwork, including physicals, must be turned in prior to practice.

For information, call coach O'Lynnger at (352) 797-7010, ext. 395, or coach Belmont at (352) 797-0594.

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