Hernando deputies collecting food donations for holiday meals today

SPRING HILL/BROOKSVILLE

Holiday meals Donations to be collected today

Deputies from the Hernando County Sheriff's Office Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving program will collect donations to provide Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners for needy families in the community from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at several locations: Walmart, 13300 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill; Walmart, 7305 S Broad St., Brooksville; and Publix Supermarket, 4990 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. While COPPS deputies will be collecting donations of food, supplies, money and toys, visitors can also see the Sheriff's Office's SWAT Humvee, COPPS bicycles, AVTs and the Marine Unit's personal watercraft. For information, call (352) 754-6830.

COUNTYWIDE

Christmas Angel looking for help

The Christmas Angel Program of Hernando County needs help from individuals and companies to meet the needs of children in need during the holiday season. The program serves children from newborn to 18 years old who live in and attend school in Hernando County. Sponsors are given wish lists that give clothing sizes and toy wishes for each child. Monetary and gift card donations are appreciated for those who don't wish to shop, or toward the purchase of more expensive items. Also needed, and accepted year-round, are donations of working computers (that can run Windows XP), used working televisions and VCRs. Donated computers are given a "government scrub" to remove all sensitive data. Call Mary or Bill at (352) 596-1552.

BROOKSVILLE

Turkeys needed for community dinner

Donations of turkeys and food baskets are needed for the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner that will be Nov. 22 at the Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Way, off Darby Lane. The event is sponsored by Christian Life Assembly of God in Spring Hill, and the Jesus and Me Ministry. For information, call Jo Ann Munford at (352) 340-9594 or Christian Life at (352) 597-1139.

SPRING HILL

Alzheimer's charity breakfast Nov. 21

Women of the Moose Chapter 1765 will host the annual Alzheimer's Charity Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Nov. 21 at Moose Lodge 521, 5214 Mariner Blvd. There will be five menu choices. The cost is $5, which includes coffee and juice. Children 5 and younger may order a free meal from the children's menu. Funds raised will benefit the Alzheimer's Family Organization. For information, call (352) 684-6688.

Today's picks

'Arsenic and Old Lace' final performance: 2 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $15 adults, $8 students 17 and younger. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

Homosassa Arts, Crafts and Seafood Festival: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Yulee Drive and Mason Creek Road, Homosassa. $2 for adults, free for kids.

Hernando Jazz Society presents 'The USA in Song': 1:30 p.m., Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill. $9; no charge for society members. (352) 799-9690 or (352) 666-6888.

Hernando deaths

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Hernando deputies collecting food donations for holiday meals today 11/13/10 [Last modified: Saturday, November 13, 2010 2:06pm]

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