Tuesday, January 16, 2018
News Roundup

Hernando events

PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The High Point Ladies Auxiliary will have a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Nov. 24 at the High Point Community Center, 12249 Clubhouse Road, High Point.

The meal includes pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee for $4. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Tailgate vendors will be in the parking lot.

Proceeds will benefit the High Point Volunteer Fire Department. For information, call Martha Lesquereaux at (352) 592-3829.

RIDE FOR LUNG ASSOCIATION: A Withlacoochee Winter Ride to benefit the American Lung Association will be Dec. 1 along the Withlacoochee State Trail, starting and ending at the Ridge Manor trailhead on Croom Rital Road at Cortez Boulevard, west of Ridge Manor.

Registration is open from 8 to 10 a.m. Participants may ride 20, 30 or 50 miles along the paved trail. There is no mass start; cyclists ride at their own pace.

The cost for cyclists who preregister is $25; $15 for ages 12 and younger. Preregistration will close at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 28. Those who preregister will be guaranteed an event T-shirt. Registration at the event is $35. Also, all cyclists are asked to raise a minimum of $50 in pledges.

To register, visit the website at winterride.org. For sponsorship opportunities, call (727) 828-0724.

DONATE TOYS AT YOUR MAILBOX: The National Association of Letter Carriers' annual nationwide collection of toys for the Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots program will be Dec. 1.

Local letter carriers will collect new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots of Hernando County, sponsored by Marine Corps League Detachment 708.

Residents may leave toys for children ages 6 months to 12 years in bags or boxes by their mailboxes. For information, call (352) 796-3666 or visit mcl708.org.

PROJECT PLEASANT DREAMS: The Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill will host a fundraiser buffet dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 30 at R Beach, 4054 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach.

Proceeds will help the club with its Project Pleasant Dreams endeavor, which will be a makeover of the bedroom of a local child with medical conditions.

This year's child is a 10-year-old girl with sideroblastic anemia who must have treatments every two weeks at All Children's Hospital. The goal is to have the bedroom decorated by Christmas.

Tickets for the dinner are $20. There will also be a 50/50 drawing and door prizes. A cash bar will be available.

For information and tickets, call (352) 684-5788, (727) 804-8808 or (352) 848-4400.

GED TESTING OFFERED: The HEART Adult Literacy Program will offer full General Educational Development testing and retakes Nov. 26, 27 and 28 at Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville.

Advance registration must be completed in person at the Adult Education office at the high school; office hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays.

Additional test dates for the exam and retakes are Dec. 10-12, Jan. 28-30, Feb. 11-13, March 18-20, April 22-24 and June 3-5. Dates for the full exam only (no retakes) are Jan. 14-16, March 4-6, April 8-10 and May 6-8.

The cost to take the GED exam is $70, payable with cash or check. Stop by the office or call (352) 797-7091.

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