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In Hernando County: Plein aire, GOP dinner, water series


Spaces available for painting workshop

Hernando POP (People of Passion) has announced spaces are available for the plein aire workshop with local oil painter Jana Withers from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way.

The outdoor painting workshop is recommended for those with drawing/painting experience. Participants will learn about outdoor painting tools, how to select and sketch a scene, where to set up for best lighting, and how to analyze shapes and colors. The morning will begin with a demonstration in oil, followed by an afternoon of painting and concluding with a review of work completed.

The cost is $40. The workshop is limited to 10 painters. For information, call Withers at (727) 271-2787 or


Learning coalition to hold board meeting

The Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties will have a board meeting from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday at Pasco-Hernando Community College's North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd.

The meeting will include a panel discussion on early childhood education, with a focus on brain development research and school readiness.

The panel will be facilitated by PHCC psychology instructor Kathleen De Sousa. Panelists include Anthony Carboni of Saint Leo University, Mary Harper of St. Petersburg College and James McHale of the University of the South Florida St. Petersburg.

To attend the free meeting, register at For information, contact De Sousa at or (352) 797-5101, or James Farrelly at the Early Learning Coalition at or (727) 233-8291.


Join the Art League on trip to the Ringling

The Spring Hill Art League invites area residents on a trip to visit the Ringling Museum in Sarasota on April 24.

The tour includes the Ringling Art Museum, Museum of the Circus and the Ringling Mansion.

The bus will leave at 8:30 a.m. from United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. (at Libby Avenue) and return at 5:30 p.m.

The cost is $35, which includes the bus and Ringling entrance fees. For information or to RSVP, call (352) 683-5452 or (352) 398-1532.


County Republicans host annual dinner

The Hernando County Republican Party will host the annual Lincoln Day Dinner from 6:30 to 10 p.m. April 23 at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane.

The keynote speaker is Attorney General Bill McCollum, a frontrunner in the governor's race.

Tickets are $50. For information or tickets, e-mail to The Hernando County Republican Executive Committee headquarters is at 951 Candlelight Blvd., Brooksville.


County water series continues Friday

Hernando County Utilities Department and Citizens for WATER will present the next session of the Hernando County Water Awareness Series from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the Utilities Department, 21030 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville.

The topic is "Hernando County Springs — Protections, Investigations and Restorations," presented by David DeWitt of Swiftmud and Toby Brewer, park manager at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park.

Light refreshments provided. There is no cost to attend, but reservations are requested. Call (352) 754-4705.


Hospital hosts Health and Candle Fair

The Brooksville Regional Hospital Auxiliary will host a Health and Candle Fair from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday in Conference Room 2 at the hospital, 17240 Cortez Blvd. Also, a gold-buying event will be at the same time in the cafeteria.

There will be a variety of products available, such as soy candles, herbal therapy, Himalayan crystals and Zen fountains.

Credit cards, cash, debit cards and payroll deductions (for hospital employees) will be accepted. For information, call Pam at (352) 442-0169.

In Hernando County: Plein aire, GOP dinner, water series 04/13/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 9:28pm]
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