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HPH Hospice to host health care advance directive forum


Learn about health care advance directives

HPH Hospice will host, "It's Your Right to Decide," a health care advance directive forum, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 10 at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane.

Attorney George M. Germann will talk about health care advance directives. He will also discuss power of attorney, health care surrogates, wills, living wills, do not resuscitate orders and common pitfalls to avoid.

Sister Ann Stango, doctor of ministry and education specialist for St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, will discuss freedom of choice issues related to health care advance directives, such as upholding one's personal, spiritual and religious values, and the concept of burden versus benefit. Also, Frank Defrancesco of Hernando County Fire Rescue will offer health safety tips.

A continental breakfast will be served.

Seating limited; registration required. Call Janet Clymer at (352) 597-1882.


Applications available for fire commission

Spring Hill Fire Rescue District is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the fire commission.

The position is nonpaid and nonpartisan. The person chosen will sit on the commission until the general election Nov. 2. Applicants must be district residents.

Applications are available online at or may be picked up at the district office at 3445 Bob Hartung Court. All applications must be received by Wednesday. For information, call (352) 754-5800.


Y invites residents to evaluate their sleep

The Hernando County Family YMCA will host free sleep health evaluations 5:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 1 at the Y, 1300 Mariner Blvd.

Presented by Heads Up Sleep Systems, the program will give participants an opportunity to learn how to get a good night's sleep. Members of the National Sleep Foundation will be on hand.

Those attending may speak to a specialist on how sleep affects health and quality of life. Breakfast treats will be provided.

Those who sign up for a free sleep evaluation will receive a gift for participating. For information, call (352) 688-9622.


Couples, renew your vows on Valentine's

First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill will host a simultaneous renewal of marriage vows Feb. 14 at the church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive.

The Rev. William McLoud will speak on the subject of love during the 10:15 a.m. worship service and will officiate at the mass vow renewal.

Participating couples will receive a vow renewal certificate. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall, where wedding cake will be served.

Couples wishing to participate need not be members of the church. Registration required by Feb. 5. Call Jim Thorpe at (352) 428-7288.


Tickets available for Neil Diamond imitator

Brookridge Entertainment will present "America's Diamond, Live," starring Jay White, at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Brookridge clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St.

White has performed as Neil Diamond in more than 8,000 shows in five countries, including more than 1,000 shows during the past five years at the Riviera Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. He has performed on the Tonight Show and at the 1996 Miss Universe Pageant.

Tickets are $15 each. Call Barbara Bahr at (352) 597-4620.


Registration open for adult education

The Hernando County school district's Adult Education Department is taking registrations for the spring schedule of classes.

Available are exercise and fitness classes such as dance exercise, yoga and Zumba; arts and leisure classes such as cake decorating, quilting, painting, guitar, woodworking and basketry; computer and technology classes, such as buying and selling on eBay, basic computer skills and Corel Draw; and language classes such as conversational Spanish, sign language and writing your life story.

The spring brochures are available at all Hernando County branch libraries, as well as online at (click on "School Sites," then "Adult Education/GED").

The Adult Education Office is at Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville. Office hours are 12:30 to 7 p.m. weekdays. To register for a class, residents must provide a photo identification, which will be scanned. A visitor pass will be issued for the time they are enrolled in classes. Payment must be made by cash or check. For information, call (352) 797-7091.


Volunteers needed for state fair booth

The Hernando County Tourist Development needs volunteers to work at the county's exhibit booth at the Florida State Fair in Tampa from Feb. 4 to 15.

Volunteers will receive free admission to the fair. All shifts are four hours. Shift times include 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1 to 5 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m.

Those interested may call Carole at (352) 754-4405 or send e-mail to welcomectr@hernando (write "Fair" in the subject line).


Join Philippine group for dinner-dance

The Hernando County Philippine-American Association will host a Pre-Valentine's Day Dinner-Dance from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at SNPJ Hall/Suncoast Dance and Party Center, 11383 County Line Road.

Music will be provided by DJ Diomar.

Tickets are $15, which includes dinner. Guests may bring their own beverages. For information or tickets, call (352) 848-1031, (352) 666-5381 or (352) 684-7464.

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