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'National Treasure 2' to be shown for free
The Hernando County Public Library System will show the film, National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets at 2 p.m. Aug. 5 at the East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road.
Treasure hunter Benjamin Franklin Gates is back and determined to discover the truth behind Abraham Lincoln's assassination by uncovering the mystery within the 18 pages missing from assassin John Wilkes Booth's diary.
The film, rated PG, stars Nicolas Cage, Justin Bartha, Diane Kruger and Jon Voight.
Light refreshments will be served. There is no cost or registration required. For information, call (352) 540-6391.
Benefit to help woman burned out of home
The Kiwanis of Ridge Manor, St. Anthony's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus of St. Anne's Catholic Church will host a benefit dinner for Brenda Dail from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Papa Joe's Italian Restaurant on Spring Like Highway at Cortez Boulevard, east of Brooksville.
The dinner is $10 and includes baked ziti, salad, bread and coffee or tea.
Dail, of Brooksville, lost her home and belongings in a fire in January. She is disabled and has two teenage children.
For information, call Jim Nico at (352) 799-0901 or stop by Papa Joe's.
Volunteers needed for Richloam Cleanup
Richloam Sportsman Association needs volunteers to help with the annual Richloam Cleanup on Aug. 16.
Check in starts at 7 a.m. at the Richloam check station on County Road 788 in Sumter County (off State Road 471), just south of State Road 50.
Following the cleanup will be drawings for door prizes as well as lunch. The main course will be provided, and those attending are asked to bring a side dish.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will be at the cleanup with its hunter safety program. Also, the Division of Forestry will have its antique fire truck and fire prevention program on site.
Richloam Wildlife Management Area is one of the seven large tracts of the Withlacoochee State Forest, located in Hernando, Pasco, Sumter and Lake counties.
In past cleanups, the group has collected as much as 23 tons of trash from the area, including boats, washers, ovens and other items that have been discarded in the forest.
Anyone wishing to help with the cleanup is invited. For information, call (352) 583-0700.
Appraiser to close five hours for training
The Hernando County Property Appraiser Office will be closed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 12 for training purposes.
Offices are at Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville, and at the Westside Government Center at 7509 and 7525 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill.
For information, call (352) 754-4190.
Say thank you to the artists at cafe Sunday
The Hernando County Fine Arts Council will host an "Artist Get Together" from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Rising Sun Cafe, 10 S Main St.
The reception will include entertainment and refreshments.
The purpose of the event is the council's way to say "thank you" to the Hernando County art organizations. During the reception, each organization will be given five minutes to speak about its accomplishments and goals.
For information, call Mary Jane Russell at (352) 754-4788 or visit online at www.hernando arts.org.
Women to host School Board candidates
The Nature Coast Republican Women's Network will host a Candidate Forum for the District 4 School Board candidates at 6 p.m. Aug. 5 in the fourth floor conference room of the Medical Office Building (entrance C) at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd.
Participating candidates include Gene Magrini and Robert Neuhausen.
For information, call Pat McNiff at (352) 666-8972 or visit online at www.ncrwn.org.
Chamber to host candidate forum
The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee will host a Candidates Primary Forum at 6 p.m. Aug. 14 in the commission chambers at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.
A "meet and greet" with the candidates will precede the forum at 5 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
For information, call (352) 796-0697.
Learn about credit card pitfalls at class
A free class, Credit Card Awareness, is offered from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 19490 Oliver St.
When misused, credit can cause severe financial problems. This class will discuss money management, skills in handling credit and insight on how to improve financial health.
Another class will be offered Aug. 21 in the Extension Service's satellite office in the Forest Oaks Government Center, 7479 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill.
To register or for information, call Scott Taylor at (352) 754-4433.