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Hernando Performing Arts Center Guild presents Jimmy Keys concert March 28


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Women's club card party set for March 19

The Hernando Beach Women's Club will host its annual card party and luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 19 at VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd.

Cards and board games will be played. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. Those attending can bring their own games. Call Terry at (353) 596-5139.


Show features music, comedy, impressions

The Hernando Performing Arts Center Guild will present Jimmy Keys in its final concert of the season at 7 p.m. March 28 at the Hernando Performing Arts Center at Hernando High School, 700 Bell Ave.

Keys' show includes music, comedy and impressions.

Tickets are $25 each. Call the hotline at (352) 799-5577.


Interfaith services remember loved ones

Hernando-Pasco Hospice will host two Time of Remembrance services at 2 and 6 p.m. March 25 at the west Hernando campus, 12260 Cortez Blvd.

Anyone who is grieving over the loss of a loved one is welcome to this interfaith service hosted by the agency's chaplains and bereavement counselors. Prior HPH affiliation is not required. Children are welcome.

Each service is about one hour. There is no cost and no reservations are needed.

For information on the local services, or services in Pasco and Citrus counties, call toll-free at 1-800-486-8784 or visit


Pet Expo includes food, games, contests

The Humane Society of the Nature Coast's fifth annual Pet Expo will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 21 and 22 at Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane.

There will be food, music and games, as well as a "Pooches Playground" for dogs and a variety of pet products and services. There will be contests, including a costume contest, pet-owner look-alike and famous pet look-alike.

The event will also include the Adoption Alley, with 11 pet rescue groups participating.

Admission is $5; children 12 and younger are admitted free.

Also, those wishing to enter their pets in the Humane Society's Open Hearts Pet Photo Contest for the 2010 Humane Society Calendar can drop off their entries at the Pet Expo. Photos must contain pets only (no humans) and can be of either one pet or a group of pets. There is no limit to the number of photos a family may enter in the contest. The cost is $10 per photo entry.

Photos can also be dropped off at the Humane Society at Wiscon and Mobley roads, Brooksville, or mailed to the organization at P.O. Box 10328, Brooksville, FL 34603. Call (352) 796-2711.


Dine to the sounds of yesteryear March 21

Tickets are available for a dinner show featuring the Del and Gary "Yester-Year Dream Show" March 21 at Brooksville Elks Lodge, 14494 Cortez Blvd. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. and showtime is at 7 p.m.

The dinner choice is corned beef and cabbage or Cornish hen, which will be served with carrots, red potatoes, salad, rolls and dessert. Music will include 1960s hits, 1970s disco, country and doo-wop.

Tickets are $15 for dinner and the show or $10 for the show only.

Call Angie Balderson from 5 to 8 p.m. at (352) 585-2730.


Find bargains, goodies at yard sale April 3-4

Mariner United Methodist Church will host a churchwide yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 3-4 at 7079 Mariner Blvd.

The sale will include boutique items, clothing for all ages, jewelry, linens, household items, leather goods, books, toys, furniture, glassware, yard items and tools.

Hot dogs, sausages, doughnuts, drinks and baked goods will also be available.

For information, call (352) 596-0080 or 596-2762.


Country club event aids Alzheimer's group

The Alzheimer's Family Organization will present a "Remember When" event featuring dinner, dancing, raffles and a silent auction at 6 p.m. April 4 at the Black Diamond Country Club, 2600 W Black Diamond Circle.

The catered dinner will include a choice of prime rib or grouper.

Entertainment will be provided by Mark Zauss, a two-piece band.

Tickets are $75 each. Reserved tables of eight or 10 are available. Proceeds benefit the AFO, which serves central Florida, including Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties.

To purchase tickets or for information, call Linda LaMaire at (352) 746-6428.

To purchase tickets by credit card, call the AFO toll-free at 1-888-496-8004.


'Second Hand Rose' show benefits charity

The General Federation of Women's Clubs/Spring Hill Service League will host a "Second Hand Rose" fashion show at noon April 18 at First United Methodist Church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive.

The event will include a luncheon catered by La Fontana.

Tickets are $15. Proceeds will benefit the Children's Advocacy Center in Brooksville.

For tickets or information, call Dee Smith at (352) 597-1103 or Nancy Cannon at (352) 596-9690.


Walk or run to help Jericho Road shelters

The annual 10K/5K/1 Mile Charity Run-Walk to benefit Jericho Road Ministries will be April 18 in River Country. Participants will gather at the entrance off Commercial Way.

Registration will begin at 7 a.m. The 10K starts at 7:30 a.m., the 1-mile walk at 7:45 a.m. and the 5K at 8 a.m. The run/walk will be followed by refreshments and awards presentation.

The entry fee is $20 for pre-race registration and $25 on the day of the race; the cost for children younger than 12 is $3. Event T-shirts are guaranteed to those who preregister.

Awards will be given to the overall individual male and female runners, as well as overall masters (male and female older than 50).

The events is to raise funds for Jericho Road Ministries, which operates a men's shelter and recovery program as well as Mary's House, a shelter/recovery residence for homeless women.

Registration can be done in person at Genesis Health and Fitness, 8411 Balm St.

For information, call (352) 597-9383 or send an e-mail to


Take course, speak with confidence

The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce is offering a five-week public speaking course from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays, starting April 13, in the conference room at Capital City Bank, 14203 Spring Hill Drive in Spring Hill.

The class will be taught by Vince Vanni, who has worked in sales, marketing and public speaking for 35 years. Topics include dealing with fear, preparing and delivering a speech, and projecting confidence.

The cost is $60 for chamber members, $120 for others. To register, call (352) 796-0697, ext. 18.


Cancer prevention study needs volunteers

The American Cancer Society has selected the Spring Hill Relay for Life as a site for its Cancer Prevention Study-3.

The local relay is one of more than 200 enrollment sites for the study, which will enroll a diverse population of a half-million people throughout the United States to help researchers better understand the lifestyle, environmental and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer.

Interested Hernando County residents are encouraged to participate. The Cancer Society will sign up volunteers at the Spring Hill Relay from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. April 17 at Nature Coast Technical High School.

Participants must be between the ages of 30 and 65, must never have been diagnosed with cancer and must be willing to make a long-term commitment to the study, which includes filling out follt follow-up surveys at home periodically.

To enroll, individuals will be asked to complete a brief written survey, provide a waist measurement and give a small blood sample at the relay enrollment site, as well as complete a baseline survey at home. Participants will also be able to complete their baseline and follow-up questionnaires online.

For information or to preregister for enrollment, call Ann Mau at (352) 796-9008, (352) 238-9074 or e-mail


GOP committee hosts Lincoln Day Dinner

The Hernando County Republican Executive Committee will host the 39th Lincoln Day Dinner at 6 p.m. March 21 at Heffernan Hall at St. Anthony's Church, 20428 Cortez Blvd.

The speaker is Rep. Marco Rubio, former Florida House speaker. The dinner will be catered by John Mason. The event will also include a silent auction.

Tickets are $50 each. Call Ana Trinque at (352) 585-3297 or visit

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