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Humane Society of the Nature Coast seeks sponsors for Fur Ball


Humane Society needs sponsors for Fur Ball

The Humane Society of the Nature Coast is seeking sponsors for its eighth annual Humane Society Fur Ball, which will be at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court.

Sponsorships include:

• "Kind Hearts" sponsorship for $250, which includes the company or individual's name featured on the Fur Ball program and their name listed in the Fur Ball auction catalog.

• "Friend to Pets" sponsorship for $500 includes the same as "Kind Hearts" and an additional two tickets to the ball

• "Hands Helping Paws" for $1,000 is a table sponsorship that entitles a company or individual name predominately displayed on the table, along with eight tickets for special guests and employees.

• "Pet Partner" for $1,500 includes all the above, as well as an ad in the Fur Ball program.

• "Rescuer" for $2,500 includes all above and the company/individual's name listed on all newspaper promotional advertisements and posters, as well as a sponsor sign at the event and a full quarter ad in the Fur Ball auction catalog.

For information, call the shelter at (352) 796-2711. Checks can be sent to the Humane Society of the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 10328, Brooksville, FL 34603 (put "Fur Ball Sponsor" on the memo line).


Democratic committee to hold 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 event will feature former U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson as the keynote speaker.

The public is welcome. Tickets are $50 each, or a table for eight is $400. Advertising is also being sold for the event program.

For information on tickets and advertising, call Bernadette Yee at (352) 596-2996 or Harvey Martin at (352) 686-0686. Tickets can also be purchased online at


NAMI dinner dance set for Sept. 17

A "Starry Starry Night Dinner Dance" to benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness/NAMI Hernando will be at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court.

The evening will begin with a cash bar. A catered dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. There will also be a silent auction. Tickets are $50 each. To order tickets, call (352) 684-0004.


All county libraries closed on Aug. 29

All branch libraries of the Hernando County Public Library System will be closed on Aug. 29 to allow for a staff training session. All libraries will resume regular hours on Aug. 30. Call (352) 754-4043 or visit


Learn how to attract butterflies to garden

A free class, Butterfly Gardening for Hernando County, will be presented at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive.

The program is provided through the Florida Yards and Neighborhoods program and will be taught by Susan Walsh.

The class will take a look at identifying the correct host plants for a butterfly garden, to attract target butterfly species.

No registration is required, but seating will be limited and addressed on a first-come, first-seated basis. Call (352) 540-6230.


Everyone's invited to line dance social

A Brookridge Good Times Line Dance Social will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St.

Music will be provided by DJ Dave. A variety of beginner and intermediate dances, both current and older ones, will be offered. This is a dance only. No lessons are provided, but there will be instructors on hand to help out.

Guests are to bring their own beverages and snacks. Admission is $5 per person. For information, call (352) 397-6088.


Learn to eat, think healthy at seminar

The Hernando County Family YMCA will offer a free Healthy Living Seminar from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Y, 1300 Mariner Blvd.

The speaker is Denise Schonwald, who will discuss "It's not what you're eating, it's what's eating you." She will discuss how health and wellness need to start from within, and will help identify many of the psychological barriers that prevent individuals from maintaining a healthy weight.

Schonwald has a bachelor's degree in nursing and is enrolled in Nova Southeastern University working toward a master's degree in mental health counseling.

Call the YMCA at (352) 688-9622.


Builders' Cash Bash has 'reverse drawing'

The Hernando Builders Association will host a Summer Night Cash Bash 2011 at 6 p.m. Aug. 27 in Heffernan Hall at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 20428 Cortez Blvd.

The event includes a reverse drawing, where all tickets sold will be drawn, with the last ticket drawn being the grand prize winner. The grand prize is $10,000, second place is $1,000 and third place is $500. After the grand prize is awarded, there will be a "last chance" bonus drawing for $300 (must be present to win the "last chance" drawing).

There will also be food, music, live and silent auctions. Among the gifts being auctioned will be a trip package for five couples to the annual Charlie Daniels' Golf Classic and Country Concert at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino, donated by Sunrise Propane (valued at $8,500).

Only 400 tickets will be sold. Tickets are $60 for one drawing and one dinner, or $80 for one drawing and two dinners. Draft beer will be provided at no cost. A liquor bar will be available.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Arc Nature Coast. For information or tickets, call (352) 596-1114 or e-mail to


Car wash will benefit Komen for Cure team

A car wash fundraiser for a Susan G. Komen for the Cure team will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Sunrunner Automotive, 13419 Cortez Blvd. (near Sunshine Grove Road), west of Brooksville.

Donations will be accepted. Also "Glitter Heart" T-shirts for breast cancer awareness, pink wristbands, pink shoe laces and other items will be available to purchase.

Funds raised will benefit the fundraising efforts of a local team that will be walking in the Tampa Bay Susan G. Komen 3-Day, a 60-mile journey Oct. 26-28.

For information, call Ron Zdanis at (352) 238-0599.


Children's Chorale to stage auditions

The Nature Coast Children's Chorale is gearing up for its fourth year and is holding auditions for children interested in joining the Pasco/Hernando choir.

The chorale is open to children in grades 4-12 and meets Thursday nights at Powell Middle School in Brooksville. The chorale has performed the last two years at Carnegie Hall in New York City and at the St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans.

To schedule an audition time, call (352) 403-8437 or e-mail

Humane Society of the Nature Coast seeks sponsors for Fur Ball 08/18/11 [Last modified: Monday, August 22, 2011 4:26pm]
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