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Hernando County Sheriff's Office's prescription drug disposal event is Saturday


Dispose of unused prescription drugs

The Hernando County Sheriff's Office will conduct a Prescription Drug Drop Off event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Walmart, 7305 Broad St.

This is a free service to properly dispose of unused, unneeded and expired prescription drug medications. For information, call (352) 754-6830.


Forum for employers, workers with disabilities

The Sertoma Speech and Hearing Foundation will host a Hernando County Employment Forum for employers and for people with disabilities from 8 to 11 a.m. Monday at the Residence at Timber Pines, 3140 Forest Road.

Job seekers will have an opportunity to learn about job possibilities in the workforce. For employers, it will provide the latest information on tax benefits when hiring individuals with disabilities. A complimentary breakfast will be served.

The event is sponsored in partnership with Career Central, Abilities of Florida and Vocational Rehabilitation. For information, call Debra at Sertoma, (727) 834-5479, or Sharon at Abilities, (352) 200-3038.


Benefit set for kidney transplant candidate

A fundraiser has been scheduled for Brooksville resident Bob Potter, who needs a kidney transplant.

Those who dine at CiCi's Pizza, 12109 Cortez Blvd., from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday can have 10 percent of net sales donated to the National Transplant Assistance Fund's Southeast Kidney Transplant Fund in Potter's name.

The buffet dinner is $4 for adults and $2.99 for children 10 and younger, and includes unlimited pizza, pasta, salad and dessert.

Those who do not have a flier for the fundraiser must mention to the cashier before the order is placed that the bill should benefit the Bob Potter Kidney Fund.

Potter is fighting end-stage renal failure and has been on dialysis three times a week. Although Potter receives VA benefits and is on Medicare, the costs of the first month after a transplant will not be covered. Funds must be raised to cover those costs before he can receive the transplant.

Credit card contributions may be made online at (enter Bob Potter in the "Find a Patient" box), or by calling toll-free 1-800-642-8399.


Learn all about the Florida Scenic Trail

The Suncoast Chapter of the Florida Trail Association will have an informational meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 4 at Southwest Florida Water Management District, 2370 Broad St., south of Brooksville.

The meeting will include information on the Florida Scenic Trail. The Florida Trail Association is a nonprofit group dedicated to hiking and maintaining hiking trails in seven central-Florida counties.

For information, e-mail Tom Hammond at or Lois Vega at


Vendors wanted for church crafts festival

Encouraging Words Ministries is seeking vendors for its upcoming Fall Arts and Crafts Festival, which will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 23 at 20186 Cortez Blvd.

Vendor spaces are $15. The event will also include free blood pressure checks, food and raffles to win prizes.

All funds raised will go to the building fund; additional donations are appreciated. For information or to reserve a vendor space, call Claire O'Connell at (352) 797-5493.


Chorus plans Victorian High Tea for Sunday

Suncoast Harmony Chorus will host a Victorian High Tea at 2 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Tall Pines Clubhouse, 10930 Tall Pines Blvd.

Tickets are $12, and includes a variety of teas and finger sandwiches. Prizes will be awarded for best hats in various categories.

The chorus is the west-central Florida chapter of Sweet Adelines, International. For information, call Gloria at (352) 597-3283 or Cindy at (352) 597-4376.


Art reception features works of three artists

The Spring Hill Art League will have an art reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Rising Sun Cafe, 10 S Main St. Artists to be featured are Doris Hoffman, Sue Taylor and Penny LaFlaire Oade.

Hoffman draws and works in oils, and can put images from photographs on canvas. Oade is an oil painter who has trained with noted artists such as Diane Becker and Tom Dooley. Taylor has been a watercolorist for 20 years, and has recently started to work with pastels.

For information, call (352) 848-0090.


Registration open for charity golf tournament

Catholic Charities' sixth annual Golf Tournament will be Oct. 27 at the Dunes Golf Club at Seville, 18200 Seville Clubhouse Drive, off Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee.

Registration is at 8 a.m. and the shotgun start will be at 9 a.m. Registration includes coffee and doughnuts. The tournament will include a hole-in-one contest for a 2011 Buick, a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, a golf cart or a one-year membership at the Dunes. There also will be a lunch buffet, games, prizes and a silent auction.

The entry fee is $60 per golfer. Checks are to be made payable to Catholic Charities. Funds raised will benefit the building of a service center for residents in Hernando, Pasco and Citrus counties.

The registration deadline is Oct. 20. For information or a registration form, call (352) 686-9897, ext. 25.

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