Veterans group seeks financial help from businesses, individuals
As Veterans Day approaches, Nature Coast Volunteers for Veterans is seeking help from the local business community and individuals. Businesses are encouraged to set aside a day between Saturday and Nov. 13 to donate a portion of their sales to the nonprofit organization, which provides extra care and activities to enhance the quality of life for veterans at the Baldomero Lopez State Veterans' Nursing Home in Pasco County. All money collected will directly benefit the veterans through a variety of items and gifts, including birthday gifts, holiday parties, games and live entertainment. Individual donations are also welcome. Call Fran Finley at (352) 686-1820.
Extension Service closed Wednesday, Thursday
The Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service will be closed Wednesday and Thursday while it moves to its new office at 1653 Blaise Drive. The building, which also houses the Hernando County Development Department, is off the State Road 50 truck bypass, behind the Badcock Furniture store. The office opens at the new location Friday. For information, call (352) 754-4433.
Water Awareness Series takes look at drought
Hernando County Utilities and Citizens for WATER will host the first session of the 2010 Hernando County Water Awareness Series from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the Utilities Department, 21030 Cortez Blvd. The topic will be "Hernando County's Drought Conditions, Forecasts, Watering Restrictions and More," with presentations by representatives from the Southwest Florida Water Management District and the county code enforcement and utilities departments. Light refreshments will be served. Reservations requested. Call (352) 754-4705.
Columbiette Holiday Tea: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, Heffernan Hall, 20428 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. $8 at the door.
Hernando High Royale Regiment Marching Band hosts Haunted Hay Ride: 7-9:30 p.m., Whitman Road (follow signs), off U.S. 41, Brooksville. $4.
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