Foster parents group to host Fall Dinner Dance
The Foster Parents Association of Hernando County will host the annual Fall Dinner Dance from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 2 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive.
The event includes a buffet dinner, live band and DJ, prizes and raffle baskets. Candy bags will be given to the children. Music will be provided by Lee Morrison's Able Sacrifice and DJ Dwayne.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for ages 4-12. For tickets or information, call Linda Hoins at (352) 754-0377.
Your opinion sought on water limits in district
The Southwest Florida Water Management District is seeking public input on draft 2011 Minimum Flows and Levels Priority List and Schedule, which will determine the order of minimum flows and levels for lakes, rivers, streams and aquifers in the district.
A meeting will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 4 at the district headquarters at 2379 Broad St., south of Brooksville. The meeting will also be conducted simultaneously at the Bartow Service Office, and again at 6 p.m. Oct. 5 at the district's Tampa and Sarasota service offices.
A minimum flow or level is the limit at which further water withdrawals will cause significant harm to the water resources and/or environment. These limits are set by Swiftmud's Governing Board.
The Minimum Flows and Levels Priority List and Schedule for 2010 is available on the website at watermatters.org/projects/mfl/. The draft 2011 list will be made available online following the Governing Board's meeting on Tuesday.
Written comments can be submitted no later than Oct. 15 by mail or e-mail to Marty Kelly, the minimum flows and levels program director, at 2379 Broad St., Brooksville, FL 34604-6899 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information, call Barbara Matrone toll-free at 1-800-423-1476, ext. 4233, or Marty Kelly at ext. 4235.
Seats available for local Tea Party seminars
Seats are available for "Government Gone Wild: The Tea Party Edition … Government is Broke(n)" seminars that will be presented at several locations. All seminars start at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:15 p.m.
•Thursday, Word of Life auditorium, 13247 Word of Life Drive.
•Tuesday, Heritage Pines clubhouse, 11524 Scenic Hills Blvd., off County Line Road.
• Oct. 6, Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey.
Spearheaded by Hernando County Republican chairman Blaise Ingoglia, the seminar will include information about the federal deficit and national debt.
There is no cost to attend, but seating is limited and reservations are required. No walk-ins allowed. Register online to attend at governmentgonewild.org or call (727) 753-8219.
4-H club taking orders for annual apple sale
The Hernando County 4-H Kaleidoscope Kids are taking orders for the club's annual apple fundraiser.
Those interested can order a half bushel for $18 or a bushel for $32. A bushel is approximately 86 apples. There will be two apples available: Crispin, a hybrid green/yellow apple that is a cross between Golden Delicious and a Japanese apple (a multipurpose apple); and Empire, a hybrid red apple that is a cross between a Red Delicious and a Macintosh (slightly tarter than Crispin).
The apples will be picked, packaged and delivered to the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, with a tentative arrival date of Oct. 28. Apples must be picked up that day between 3 and 4 p.m. at the extension office, 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville, or between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. at the Hernando County Government Center parking lot.
Orders must be placed by Sept. 30. All checks are to be made payable to the Kaleidoscope 4-H Club. Call Nancy Moores at (352) 754-4433.
Third Summit for Youth planned for Sept. 30
The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce Education Committee and the Hernando County Education Foundation have announced plans for the third annual Summit for Youth from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at Faith Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave.
Seating is limited to the first 300 people who send an e-mail to HernandoYouthInitiative@yahoo.com by Tuesday. There is no cost for the event, but a $7 fee will be charged for those who reserve a spot and don't show up or call to cancel by Monday.
The keynote speaker will be children's advocate Jack Levine, founder of 4Generations Institute and president of Advocacy Resources. Levine served as president of Voices for Florida's Children for 25 years.
Topics to be addressed include the graduation rate, teen pregnancy, substance use/abuse, sexual and domestic violence, gangs, child abuse and neglect, childhood obesity, mentoring, transition/work force, development, and media influence.
The forum will provide a networking opportunity for businesses, schools, social service providers, faith-based organizations, governmental agencies and interested community members.
For information or sponsorship opportunities, contact Tracy Echols at (352) 277-3322 or send e-mail to HCEF25@gmail.com.