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Jan. 15: Classes, events upcoming in Hernando

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COLLECTING SUPPLIES: The Hernando County Sheriff's Office emergency management division is collecting supplies to assist Jericho Road Ministries' efforts to provide shelter to individuals without heat or shelter during cold spells.

Donations may be dropped off at the Jericho Road Ministries main office and at the Mary's House women's shelter at 1163 Howell Ave., Brooksville; at the Hernando County Sheriff's Office Emergency Operations Center, 18900 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville; at the sheriff's District 2 office at 7499 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill, and at the Health and Human Services office, Room 161 at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

A variety of items are needed, such as clothing, toiletries, first aid and over-the-counter medicines, nonperishable food, and cleaning and household supplies.

Donations will be collected through Jan. 31. For information, call Diane Cox at (352) 754-4083.

REGISTER FOR GIRLS SOFTBALL: Hernando Youth League Softball will conduct registration for the girls spring softball season from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Registration will also take place Jan. 25 and Feb. 1.

The league will also offer free mini spring training camps to all registered 2014 season players on the Saturday mornings during registration.

The cost is $90; credit cards will be accepted. Registration must be done in person, and a copy of the child's birth certificate is required. For information, visit or the Hernando Youth League Softball page on Facebook, or call (352) 584-7541.

COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASSES: Suncoast Technical Education Center kicks off its spring schedule of community education classes in February.

A variety of classes are available, including beginning sewing, beginning sign language, beginning Mandarin Chinese, oil painting, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Cooking Made Easy, cake decorating, edible container gardening, deco mesh and crochet.

For a full list of classes, dates and costs, stop by the office at Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville, or call (352) 797-7091.

COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE: Communities in Schools of Hernando County has a need for money for day-to-day operations for its fingerprinting and background screenings, as well as for supplies to support dropout prevention efforts in Hernando County.

To help, sponsorships are available in various amounts, starting at $100, which include recognition on the organization's website. To learn more, call (352) 277-3322 or send email to

'ROCKIN' THRU THE AGES' TICKETS, SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE: The Kiwanis Club of Weeki Wachee will host its ninth annual Rockin' Thru the Ages benefit March 22 at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill.

The event will include cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and dancing from 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $45 each. Sponsorships are also available.

Proceeds will benefit various children's charities. For information or to purchase tickets, call Debbie or Dana Cutlip at (352) 293-4317.

WINE AND CHOCOLATE FUNDRAISER: The Junior Service League of Brooksville will host a 1920s Vintage Valentine's Day event from 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 8 at Strong Tower Vineyard and Winery, 17810 Forge Drive, Shady Hills.

The outdoor event will include gangsters and flappers, an Italian dinner, a chocolate bar and complimentary wine tasting. There will be a mystery to solve, as well as a raffle and silent auction.

Guests are encouraged to dress either "sassy casual" or vintage 1920s. Tickets are $40 each, $70 for two or $180 for a group of six. Tickets must be purchased by Feb. 3. Call Strong Tower at (352) 799-7612. For further information, send email to

Jan. 15: Classes, events upcoming in Hernando 01/14/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 5:28pm]
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