Group's harvest of history tour is Saturday
The Historic Hernando Preservation Society will host a Harvest of History Tour, an archaeological event, at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hope Hill, 20401 Pennbrook Road, north of Brooksville. Participants will learn firsthand the details of an archaeological dig that led to the unearthing of many artifacts that are now on display at the Hernando Heritage Museum and the 1885 Railroad Depot Museum. There will be a tour of the private museum of David and Alma Miesch, a Seminole re-enactor and a display of fossils, courtesy of archaeologist David Latassi. A meal will be served. Tickets are $20, which will benefit the purchase of a state marker for Hope Hill. For tickets, call (813) 470-0085.
Volunteers needed to help in schools
Communities in Schools of Hernando County will offer volunteer/mentor training from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. Volunteers are needed in all areas, including mentors, tutors, speakers, general volunteers, grant writers, fundraisers and those with public relations or marketing expertise. To RSVP, send email to RosenzweigL@CISHernando.org. For information, call (352) 277-3322 or visit cishernando.org.
Veterans parade set for Nov. 10
The city of Brooksville has announced that the 2012 Veterans Appreciation Parade will be at 10 a.m. Nov. 10 in downtown Brooksville. Community members and groups are encouraged to participate. Entries are being accepted. Those wishing to enter the parade or help with the event may contact Anna Liisa Covell at (352) 544-0680
Taste of the Fields to benefit children
The Kiwanis Club of Brooksville Ridge will host the third annual Taste of the Fields fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Sweetfields Farm, 17250 Benes Roush Road. The program will start with a tour of the farm, including the corn maze, followed by appetizers, wine and music. A five-course dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 each; major credit cards are accepted. Proceeds will benefit the Kiwanis Club's programs for children and youth in Hernando County, including a preschool reading program, a student food backpack project and a project to reach out to children with cancer. For tickets or more information, call Amy Gillis at (352) 544-7927.
Hospice offers special workshops
HPH Hospice will offer two holiday bereavement workshops for adults concerned about coping with the holidays after the death of a loved one. The free workshops will be offered at 3 p.m. Nov. 8 and Dec. 11 at the HPH Hospice West Hernando Team Office, 12260 Cortez Blvd. The sessions will be led by a hospice bereavement counselor, who will give tips on coping with grief during the holiday season. Preregistration is requested. Call toll-free 1-800-486-6784.
Hernando County Environmentally Sensitive Lands Committee, 5 p.m., Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville.
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