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Hernando County recreation holds fitness makeover class March 27


Bring mat, weights to fitness class

Hernando County recreation will offer a Total Fitness Makeover class from 8 to 9 a.m. the last Saturday of each month at Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd.

The next class is March 27. Participants are to bring a mat or towel, and small hand weights (3 to 8 pounds), sunscreen and water. The instructor is Catherine Keefe. The cost is $8 per person or $10 for two. To register, contact Keefe at (352) 556-8956 or e-mail, or the Recreation Department at (352) 754-4031.


Buy treats, trinkets at 3 Seasons fundraiser

A bake sale and yard sale will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at 3 Seasons Mobile Home Park, 21253 Yontz Road.

All baked goods will be home baked. Proceeds from the event will go to the Activities Committee for extra activities for senior citizens. For information, call (352) 848-1178.


Purchase tickets now for K of C auction

Saturday is the deadline to purchase tickets to the 15th annual auction hosted by the Knights of Columbus Council 11317. The event will be March 27 in the parish hall at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 13485 Spring Hill Drive. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and a buffet dinner will be at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $12, which can be purchased at the parish office between 9 a.m. and noon today, or by calling Barbara Stacy at (352) 684-7419.


Fly or drive to group's lunchtime gathering

The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1298 will have a Fly In/Drive In lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at its hangar at the Hernando County Airport, 2475 S Broad St., south of Brooksville.

Lunch will include hamburgers, potato salad, coleslaw, hot dogs, deviled eggs, sodas and desserts. The cost is $7.50 per lunch.

The public is welcome. Those coming in cars will have to park on the grass on the south side of the American Aviation complex; the hangar is a short walk from the gate.

It is anticipated that more than 75 planes will fly in from around the state. For information, call (352) 686-1320, (352) 428-1253 or (352) 428-3804.


Regency Oaks preps for flea, craft market

Regency Oaks Civic Association will host a Flea and Craft Extravaganza from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 10 at 4445 Breakwater Blvd.

Sellers of crafts, books, art, antiques and more are invited to participate. Indoor tables are $15 for ROCA members and $20 for nonmembers. Outside spaces are $15 for members and nonmembers. Also, ROCA is accepting donations for its table.

For information, call Joyce at (352) 597-1405.


Vendors sought for Relay for Life event

A Relay for Life Market and Community Yard Sale will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 27 at Spring Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center, 12170 Cortez Blvd.

Vendors are welcome. Parking lot spaces are $15 per space ($10 for a second space). No electricity available. Setup is at 8 a.m. Vendor reservations are required by Friday.

All funds will benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Live. Call Jocelyn Giancarlo or Mariel Maldonado at (352) 597-5100. Also, donations of saleable items can be dropped off at the center.


Wesleyan Village yard, craft sale March 27

The Wesleyan Village Community Yard/Craft Sale will be from 8 a.m. to noon March 27 on Wesley Drive.

The event will include clothing, household items, tools, furniture and other items, both new and used. Coffee and doughnuts will be available.

Proceeds benefit further improvements to the village and missions. Call (352) 799-1644.


Parents, enroll kids for VPK at roundups

The Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties is offering VPK Round Up enrollment events for parents to receive a VPK Certificate of Eligibility to enroll their children in Florida's voluntary prekindergarten program.

Required documentation include proof of the child's age (original birth certificate and/or original blue shot record) and proof of residency (Florida driver's license/identification card or current utility bill).

Roundups offered in Hernando County include:

• 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 27, at Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, Brooksville.

• 5 to 8 p.m. April 14, Early Learning Coalition, 26 S Brooksville Ave., Brooksville.

• 5 to 8 p.m. April 22, Early Learning Coalition, 15506 County Line Road, Suite 103, Spring Hill.

• 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 24, Early Learning Coalition, 15506 County Line Road, Suite 103, Spring Hill.

• 9 a.m. to noon May 1, South Brooksville Community Center, 601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Brooksville.

• 9 a.m. to noon May 15, Early Learning Coalition, 15506 County Line Road, Suite 103, Spring Hill.

• 5 to 8 p.m. May 27, Early Learning Coalition, 26 S Brooksville Ave., Brooksville.

The free VPK program is for children who will be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1.

A complete list of roundup dates (which include Pasco County sites) is available at

Those who cannot attend a roundup can also stop by one of the Early Learning Coalition offices.

Call (727) 233-8291.


It will feel like a wedding at supper

Author Rebecca Park Totilo of the Rebecca at the Well Foundation will host "The Marriage Supper" at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Rising Sun Cafe, 10 S Main St.

The event is based on Totilo's book, His Majesty Requests: An Invitation to the Royal Wedding of the Lamb. It allows guests to feel as if they are attending an actual wedding, with Israeli music performed by Lenny and Varda Harris. A reception will follow with light hors d'oeuvres.

For information on the event or the Rebecca at the Well Foundation, call (727) 688-2115 or visit For directions to the event, call Rising Sun at (352) 848-0090.


Dispose of unwanted medicines March 26

The Hernando County Sheriff's Office will host Operation Medicine Cabinet from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 26 at Weeki Wachee State Park, 6131 Commercial Way.

This is a pharmaceutical take-back program that provides residents a chance to bring unused, unwanted or expired prescriptions, controlled substances and over-the-counter medications for safe disposal.


Donations needed for barbecue fundraiser

To raise funds for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union's Brooksville Branch will host a barbecue from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 26 at 18915 Cortez Blvd.

Donations are needed to help with this event, such as chicken, barbecue sauce, baked beans and rolls. All donations are appreciated.

The meals will include chicken, two sides and a roll. The cost is $5.

To help out with donations before the event, or to preorder a meal, call 799-6322, ext. 51199.


Community Services board meets April 7

The Governing Board meeting of Mid Florida Community Services will be at 10 a.m. April 7 at 820 Kennedy Blvd., Portable 4.

Individuals who need auxiliary aids or services to participate in the meeting must make arrangements one week prior to the meeting by calling (352) 796-1425. There is no charge for this service.


Help raise money, shed a pound or two

ReMax Advantage of Hernando County will host a "10-Mile Miracle" fundraiser to benefit the Children's Miracle Network at 9 a.m. March 27 at the Anderson Snow Park Sports Complex, 1360 Anderson Snow Road. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

Participants can bike, skate or run/walk along the Suncoast Trail, starting at the Sports Complex, continuing north to the trailhead at Croom Rital Road off Cortez Boulevard, then returning to the complex.

The entry fee is $10. Additionally, participants can ask friends and family to sponsor them $1 for every mile completed, raising another $10 for the cause.

Fifty percentage of all proceeds raised will benefit the Children's Miracle Network. The other 50 percent will go to the winner of the ReMax "Biggest Loser" competition, in which participants are competing to lose the most weight by a date in June, with weekly measurements and weigh-ins.

For information, to sign up, or to make a donation, e-mail, or call (352) 596-9999.

Hernando County recreation holds fitness makeover class March 27 03/18/10 [Last modified: Thursday, March 18, 2010 8:47pm]
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