Learn lawn care tips at presentation Friday
The Hernando County Utilities Department and Citizens for WATER will host the next Hernando County Water Awareness Series 2011 presentation from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the Hernando County Utilities Department, 21030 Cortez Blvd.
The topic will be "Green Lawns Not Green Lakes," presented by Jim Moll of the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service. Moll will discuss how to properly care for a Florida lawn, including proper fertilizer selection, application and lawn care practices.
Light refreshments will be provided. There is no cost to attend. Call (352) 540-6780.
Pre-Valentine's Day dinner-dance Saturday
The Hernando County Philippine-American Association will host a pre-Valentine's Day dinner-dance from 6 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday at the SNPJ Hall/Suncoast Dance Party Center, 11383 County Line Road.
Tickets are $15 for members and $18 for nonmembers. Guests may bring their own alcoholic beverages. For tickets, call Aurora Rice at (352) 848-1031, Cobbie Atienza at (352) 666-5381 or Giezel Tadlip at (352) 397-9730.
Submit questions for meeting with sheriff
The Hernando County Branch NAACP will host a special meeting with new Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis at 6 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Southern Hills Country Club, 19850 Southern Hills Blvd.
The public is invited. Refreshments will be served.
Questions for the sheriff must be submitted by Thursday. No questions will be taken from the floor.
To call in a question, call Evelyn at (352) 684-0340 or (352) 428-3597.
Groups encouraged to fix meals for the needy
People Helping People of Hernando serves free meals to people in need from 4 to 5:30 p.m. each Sunday at the Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road, Spring Hill.
The group is a local interfaith nonprofit organization and is in need of volunteers and donations. Groups are encouraged to help by preparing the entree at one of the dinners.
People Helping People also provides free clothing, groceries and resource materials to those in need.
Call (352) 686-4466. Checks may be mailed to People Helping People, P.O. Box 6182, Spring Hill, FL 34611.
Classes offer training in CPR and first aid
The Hernando County Recreation Department will offer the American Heart Association's CPR Adult, Infant and Child/AED (automated external defibrillator) course, as well as the first aid course, on Saturday at Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd.
The CPR/AED course will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; first aid training will be from 2 to 5 p.m.
The cost is $40 for CPR/AED only, $30 for first aid only or $60 for both. Additional classes will be offered Feb. 26, March 3 and 19, and April 9 and 30. To register, call the Recreation Department at (352) 754-4031 or Julie Stack at (352) 684-5664.
Donate blood, receive entry in lighthouse raffle
Those who donate blood at LifeSouth Community Blood Center or at one of its bloodmobile locations through May 31 will be entered in a raffle to win a 7-foot custom-made lighthouse donated by Michel Morin. The lighthouse is on display in the lobby at LifeSouth, 12395 Cortez Blvd.
LifeSouth has a critical need for O-negative and O-positive blood types, and an urgent need for all other blood types.
All blood donors receive a free cholesterol screening and a gift. Call (352) 596-2002.
Program offers help with Medicare issues
The Florida Department of Elder Affairs offers the free SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) program at the following locations in Hernando County:
• 11 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Brooksville Enrichment Center, Suite 120 of the Medical Arts Building at Brooksville Regional Hospital, 17222 Hospital Blvd. Call (352) 544-6022.
• Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. Call (352) 754-4443.
• 11 a.m. to noon Thursdays at Spring Hill Enrichment Center, Suite 105 of the Medical Arts Building at Spring Hill Regional Hospital, 10441 Quality Drive, Spring Hill. Call (352) 684-7568.
SHINE counselors offer information and assistance with Medicare (figuring out paperwork, bills and filing appeals), Medicare supplemental insurance, Medicare prescription drug coverage, long-term care planning and pharmaceutical assistance programs.
For counseling locations outside Hernando County, call the Elder Hotline toll-free at 1-800-262-2243.
Tickets available for Mardi Gras party
A Mardi Gras party and dinner buffet will be from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at Christ the Savior Greek Orthodox Church, 13640 Olympic Village Lane.
This is an adults-only event. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased by calling Diane Covington at (352) 583-0308 or Emily Thomas at (352) 650-0307.
Angel Food Ministry is accepted orders
Angel Food Ministry orders will be taken on the following days at Nature Coast Family Fellowship, 14832 U.S. 19: noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 7, noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 10 and 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 18.
Orders also may be placed online, through 11:59 p.m. Feb. 20, at naturecoastfamilyfellow ship.org.
Orders will be available for pickup from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Feb. 26. Call (352) 650-7773 or (727) 271-4662.
Wear red or pink hat, get deal on a sundae
The Scarlet Belles at Tea invite area red and pink hatters to their sixth annual Super Bowl Sundae, which will be from 1 to 3:45 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Dairy Queen, 370 Suzanne Drive at Commercial Way.
Women who wear their colors will receive 25 percent off their sundae.
Door prizes will be awarded every half-hour and tickets will be available for drawings for two gift baskets.
Those who bring donations of pet food will be entered into a special drawing. Donations will be given to the Humane Society of the Nature Coast, Hernando County SPCA and SPCA of the Suncoast.
To RSVP, call (727) 863-7724.