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Hernando news and notes, June 21 and looking ahead

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FUNDRAISER FOR SCHOOLCHILDREN IS SATURDAY

To prepare for the annual backpack giveaway for local schoolchildren, there's a "Tools for School" fundraiser 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Jersey Cafe in the Western Way Plaza, 12993 Cortez Blvd. A bus from the Boys & Girls Club of Hernando County will collect donations of school supplies and backpacks. Raffle tickets will be sold to win various prizes. Monetary donations are also appreciated. Checks should be made payable to Devereux Kids and mailed to the attention of Noreen St. Jean, 5404 Applegate Drive, Spring Hill, FL 34606. The backpack giveaway is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 18 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Spring Hill. Email nstjean@devereux.org.

June 28 workshop for grant writers

Hernando Youth Initiative offers a Community Collaboration and Grant Coordination Workshop from 9 a.m. to noon June 28 at the Hernando County Health Department , 7551 Forest Oaks Blvd. Some of the topics include how to coordinate with other agencies and organizations, having a budget and project plan in ready-to-submit format and more. This is not a grant-writing workshop, but for those who currently write grants. To attend this free workshop, RSVP by Monday to info@cishernando.org.

See photos of cats up for adoption

Home at Last Pet Adoptions hosts adopt-a-thons from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturdays at Petco, 7223 Coastal Blvd., west of Brooksville, in the rear of the store. Although the organization specializes in Siamese cats, other breeds and kittens are available. All pets may be viewed online at halpetadoptions.petfinder.com. Requests for specific pets to be brought to an adopt-a-thon may be made and individual appointments may also be scheduled. HAL also has a great need for donations to continue medical treatment for rescued pets. Those who cannot adopt may send donations through the website, or mail to HAL at P.O. Box 4533, Homosassa Springs, FL 34447. All donations and adoption fees are tax-deductible. For information, call (352) 476-6832 or email halpetadoptions@ yahoo.com.

BROOKSVILLE

Coin and currency show is Saturday

The West Hernando Coin Club hosts a Coin and Currency Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Brooksville Elks Lodge, 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. The event will include more than 30 dealers and 45 tables. ICG Grading Service will offer free verbal opinions and $9 slabbing (plastic encasements). There also will be a gold drawing at 2 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Door prizes will be awarded. Food will be available for purchase. For information, call (813) 361-0740 or send email to msentllc@tampabay.rr.com.

Today's picks

"Summer Reading Fun" and Early Learning Coalition event: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., New Song Worship Center, 6001 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill.

Nature Coast Bridge Club Sectional Tournament at Clubs: 6:30 p.m., Towne Square Family Restaurant, 3021 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. $5. (352) 556-3892, (352) 597-5221. daily-recap.com.

Correction

Justin Inversso died Sept. 10, 2011, after being struck by lightning. A caption with a column Wednesday gave an incorrect date.

Hernando news and notes, June 21 and looking ahead 06/20/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 8:08pm]
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