Monday, May 28, 2018
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January events in Hernando County

MLK ecumenical service: The Hernando County Branch NAACP will host the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ecumenical Service at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Grace World Outreach Church, 20366 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. The theme is "Change Begins with Me." The keynote speaker is Bobbie Cromartie, assistant minister at Allen Temple AME Church in Brooksville. There will be music by Antioch Missionary Baptist Church Choir, Grace World Outreach Church's choir, and Nicholas Barrett and Denaie Gabriel of Grace and Truth Bible Chapel in Brooksville.

Free beauty pageant workshop: International Pageant Productions Inc., a nonprofit scholarship organization, will offer a free workshop for participants of the upcoming Miss Nature Coast and Miss Teen Nature Coast pageant. The workshop will be from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Envy Models and Talent, 4078 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. The purpose of the workshop is to prepare participants for the upcoming pageant, which will be at 2 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post at 8856 Veterans Drive, Homosassa. It is open to teens ages 14-19 for the teen pageant, and women 18 to 25 for the miss pageant. There will also be divisions for girls and boys ages 12 months to 13 years. No talent is required. The cost to enter is $80. Spectator admission will be free. Call (352) 256-9959 or email [email protected]

Education Day Symposium: West Hernando/Spring Hill Hadassah will present its annual Education Day Symposium from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 23 at Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., Spring Hill. The panel will include Crystal Holmes of Elder Resources; Robert Russano, area SHINE coordinator; Susan Cuellan of the Arthritis Association; and Dr. Ronald S. Gilberg, who specializes in geriatrics. Lunch will be from noon to 1 p.m. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased by Monday. Call Elaine Medoff at (352) 666-8467 or Myrna Lax at (352) 686-9243.

Church yard sale: Mariner United Methodist Church will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 20 and 21 at the church, 7079 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Call (352) 596-0080.

Uniform sale benefits scholarships: Spring Hill Regional Hospital Auxiliary will host a nursing uniform sale from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 18 in the hospital lobby and gift shop hallway. 10461 Quality Drive, Spring Hill. Proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund and charities. Call Pat at (352) 666-8755.

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