Saturday, December 16, 2017
News Roundup

Hernando events

FAMILY FEST: A Fall Family Fun Day fundraiser and yard sale will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Residence at Timber Pines, 3140 Forest Road, Spring Hill.

There will be carnival games, prizes, a bounce house and pony rides. Funds raised will benefit local charities. For more information, call (352) 683-9009.

TOYS FOR TOTS REGISTRATION: The Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots of Hernando County program, sponsored by Marine Corps League Detachment 708, will accept applications from people with needy children in the county from Nov. 26 to Dec. 11.

Because of construction on Sunshine Grove Road, applications will not be accepted at the Marine Corps League detachment. Instead, applications will be taken at the Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., off Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville.

Registration must be done in person, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays.

Toys for Tots is for children ages 6 months to 12 years. Parents and legal guardians must bring the following documentation: a driver's license, a current utility bill in their name (to establish Hernando County residency), their Social Security card, and a birth certificate (or crib card) and Social Security card for each child to be registered. Guardians, foster parents or grandparents must bring legal documents or court orders proving custody.

To qualify, applicants cannot be registered for Christmas assistance with any other agency. Questions regarding registration may be asked during the registration period by calling (352) 796-3666, or visiting mcl708.org.

DANCE SEASON KICKS OFF: The Suncoast Dance and Party Center will host its first dance of the season from 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 16 at the center, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill.

Music will be provided by Nu Soundz. Tickets are $10.

Call Catherine at (989) 768-0031.

HALLOWEEN CANDY BUYBACK: Wexler Orthodontics, 1222 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill, will buy back Halloween candy from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. The business will pay $1 per pound for up to 5 pounds of unopened candy. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The candy will be sent to Operation Gratitude in California, which prepares holiday packages for troops serving overseas. For information about Operation Gratitude, visit opgratitude.com.

For more information about the candy buyback offer, call (352) 688-0311 or visit WexlerOrthodontics.com.

GOLF TOURNEY BENEFITS TOYS FOR TOTS: Texas Roadhouse will sponsor a golf tournament to benefit Toys for Tots of Hernando County on Nov. 17 at Hernando Oaks Country Club, 5230 Delacroix Drive, Brooksville. Registration will be at 8 a.m., with tee-off at 9 a.m.

The cost is $75 per golfer, which includes the tournament, gift bags and prizes, lunch and a coupon for dinner for two at Texas Roadhouse. There will be closest-to-the-pin and longest-drive contests.

The local Toys for Tots program is coordinated by Marine Corps League Detachment 708.

For more information or to register, call Keith Ball at (727) 465-4815, Linda Black at (352) 596-2225 or Woody Marr at (352) 585-0095. Information and registration forms are also available online at mcl708.org.

ORCHID AUCTION: The Orchid Lovers Club of Spring Hill will host its annual orchid plant auction at 1 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Partner's Club behind Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Doors open at noon for previews.

A variety of orchids will be auctioned to the highest bidder. The auctioneer will be Ed Bugbee of Featherstone Orchids. Checks and cash will be accepted.

Admission is free, and complimentary refreshments will be served. For details, call Linda Roderick at (352) 597-3736 or Pat Dupke at (727) 856-3485.

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