Humane society fur ball: dance, drink and dine
The eighth annual Humane Society Fur Ball will be Sept. 10 at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court. The silent auction, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and dinner, music and dancing will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to the event are $75 each. Sponsorships are still available and vary from $250 to $2,500. Donations for the auction are still being accepted. Funds raised will be matched by a matching funds grant by the Alice Everard Foundation. For information, call (352) 796-2711.
Charity steering committee to meet
The Local Steering Committee for Hernando County's Florida State Employees' Charitable Campaign will meet at noon today at United Way of Hernando County, 4030 Commercial Way. For information, call (352) 688-2026.
Democratic dinner and dance Oct. 15
The Hernando County Democratic Executive Committee is selling tickets for the annual Jefferson Jackson Dinner Dance, which will be Oct. 15 at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court. The keynote speaker is former U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson. The public is welcome. Tickets are $50 each, or a table for eight is $400. Advertising is being sold for the event program. For information, call Bernadette Yee at (352) 596-2996 or Harvey Martin at (352) 686-0686. Tickets can be purchased online at hernandodemocrats.us.
Luncheon aims to unite community
Somebody Cares Hernando County will host a community fellowship luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 8 at Grace World Outreach Church, 20366 Cortez Blvd. A complimentary lunch will be served as Somebody Cares discusses its plans to launch its first Carefest Hernando on Nov. 5. The event will be a Christ-centered community service day of projects and activities that can unite churches, businesses and other organizations. The featured speaker will be Daniel Bernard, founder and president of Somebody Cares Tampa Bay. Those interested in learning more about the event and how to get involved are welcome to the luncheon. Reservations are required by Monday. RSVP online at schernando.org/rsvp, or call (352) 587-2810.
Program needs senior volunteers
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is seeking volunteers 55 and older. Volunteer opportunities are offered throughout the county, such as Meals on Wheels, senior centers, museum docent or researcher, library, food banks, animal care and child or elder programs. To learn more, stop by the RSVP office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays at 880 Kennedy Blvd.; or call (352) 796-8117.
The infirmary at the Hernando County Detention Center handles approximately 300 inmate sick calls a month. An information box in Sunday's edition gave the wrong time period.
Toddler Time/Storytime preschool programs: Toddler Time, for children ages 18 to 35 months, starts at 10 a.m., followed by Storytime, for children ages 3 to 5 years, at 11 a.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391.