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Hernando Historical Museum seeks volunteers


Learn scuba diving at YMCA classes

Scuba lessons for adults and youths 12 and older will be from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays starting Nov. 10, at the Hernando County Family YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd.

The course includes six classes and pool sessions. Participants must be in good physical health. Upon completion, participants will be certified as open-water scuba divers.

The cost is $180 for YMCA facility and program members, $200 for nonmembers. Scuba equipment is provided, but participants must have their own mask, fins and snorkels.

Instructors are Jack Farrell and Mark Butler.

Registration must be done prior to Nov. 10. Call Farrell at (727) 861-3483 or toll-free at 1-800-633-1633, Butler at (352) 214-1171, or the YMCA at (352) 688-9622.


Sample Greek culture at church event

Christ the Savior Greek Orthodox Church will host a Greek Family Night from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in the fellowship hall, 13460 Olympic Village Lane, off Sunshine Grove Road.

The event will include a dinner of Greek specialties and dancing. Tickets must be purchased in advance. The cost is $15 for adults and $7 for children ages 6 to 12. For tickets, call Emily Thomas at (352) 650-0307.


See film 'The Holiday' for free at library

The Hernando County Public Library System will have a free showing of The Holiday at 2 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive.

Both having guy problems, Amanda from America and Iris from England decide to swap homes for the Christmas holiday. The 2006 film, rated PG-13, stars Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Jack Black.

Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hernando County. For information, call (352) 540-6391.


Book group to discuss 'Atonement' on Nov. 16

The Brooksville Book Discussion Group will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 16 at Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave. The book to be discussed is Atonement by Ian McEwan.

This is a novel about of love and war, childhood and class, guilt and forgiveness. After 13-year-old Briony Tallis witnesses and misunderstands an intimate encounter between her older sister, Cecelia, and Robbie Turner in the summer of 1935, she then accuses Robbie of being the unknown attacker in an unrelated sexual assault.

No registration is required, but the library's copies of the book are limited. For information, call Tina Mraz at (352) 754-4043.


History museum seeks helpers of all ages

The Hernando Historical Museum needs volunteers to donate as little as three hours a week in a variety of capacities. All ages are welcome to volunteer.

A training workshop for volunteers will be provided at 2 p.m. Nov. 15 at the museum, 601 Museum Court. For information, call Virginia Rusk at (352) 796-5398.


Dinner out helps Dawn Center, others

A charity fundraiser for Christ the Savior Greek Orthodox Church will be from 3:30 to 10 p.m. Monday at Texas Roadhouse, 12935 Cortez Blvd.

Those who dine at the restaurant during the fundraiser can present the fundraiser flier to their server and 10 percent of the bill will be donated to the church.

The church supports various charities including the Dawn Center of Hernando County, school supplies for needy children at Pine Grove Elementary, and those in need during the holidays.

To pick up or to get a copy of the flier e-mailed, call Venice at (352) 686-1199.


Exhibitors can apply for Fall Harvest of Art

The Spring Hill Art League is accepting exhibitor applications for the 36th annual Fall Harvest of Art show, which will be Nov. 21-22 at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way.

This year's event will include a juried fine art and craft show, music festival, children's activities and a variety of food. Booth spaces are available for artists and a limited number of businesses.

For details, call (352) 596-1189 or (352) 597-7435.


Sponsors are needed for wreath project

The Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209 needs sponsors for its latest fundraiser and awareness project to place wreaths at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, as part of the Wreaths across America Project.

The national project places sponsored wreaths on grave markers at 380 national cemeteries Dec. 12. The wreaths, 20-inch balsam pine, are $15 each.

The deadline to sponsor a wreath is Nov. 13. Checks can be made out to the VFW Post 10209 Auxiliary (put "wreath project" in the memo line) and mailed to Stacy Johnson at 2162 Linwood Ave., Spring Hill, FL 34608.

Wreaths can also be ordered online at www.WreathsAcross For those who complete sponsorships online, the sponsoring Group ID is FLVFWA10209 and the cemetery designation for Bushnell is FLNCBU.

For information, call Stacy at (352) 686-5377.

Hernando Historical Museum seeks volunteers 11/04/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 4, 2009 9:15pm]
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