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Memorial and Poker Run for Jim Schlane is May 15


Memorial and Poker Run for Jim Schlane

A Memorial and Poker Run for Jim Schlane will be Saturday, starting at Creative Cycles, 9371 Lakefront Road. Sign up will be from 9 to 11 a.m.

Kickstands go up at 11 a.m. and the last bike in is at 5 p.m. Stops include Ramble Inn, Sleepy Hollow, Rebar and Mermaid Lounge. There will be food and entertainment at the Mermaid Lounge.

The cost is $10 per hand or $15 per couple. The prize for the best hand will be $100.

Proceeds will benefit Schlane's family to help with hospital and funeral expenses. For information, call (352) 232-0373.


Friends of state park to gather May 21

Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park Citizens Support Organization will hold its first membership meeting at 6 p.m. May 21 at the underwater theater at the park, 6131 Commercial Way.

Those interested in becoming a supporting member of the Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs are encouraged to attend and learn about the organization and volunteer opportunities.

There will be a reception followed by the meeting. There will also be an underwater performance by former mermaids.

Membership fees are $15 for individuals, $25 per family, $50 corporate and $500 for founding lifetime members.

Call John Athanason at (352) 592-5656, ext. 11, e-mail weeki or visit


Time off for caregivers of memory-challenged

An open house for the Respite Room will be from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, fellowship hall, 9344 Spring Hill Drive.

Lunch will be provided. No reservations required.

The Respite Room , a new weekly program offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, is a partnership between the church and CARES (Community Aging and Retirement Services Inc.) that provides activities and social time for those with memory challenges, such as dementia or Alzheimer's disease, while their caregivers get time off to do what they want.

For information, call Chris Powers, (727) 863-6868, or Cindy McLoud, (352) 683-2600.


Springstead High club hosting a flea market

The Springstead High School Football Booster Club will have a flea market fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot at Springstead Theatre, 3300 Mariner Blvd.

Vendor spaces are available for $10; setup begins at 6:30 a.m. For information, or to reserve a space, call Greg at (352) 683-3528.


Get social with line dance party

A line dance social will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. May 22 at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St. A DJ will provide the music. No lessons are provided. Guests can bring their own beverages, ice and snacks. Admission is $5. Call Norma at (352) 397-6088.


Computers and CPR offered in classes

Pasco-Hernando Community College offering these continuing education classes:

• Computer Basics, from 6 to 10 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, May 17-26, at the PHCC North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. Call (352) 796-6726.

• CPR, 6 to 9 p.m. June 15 and June 22, at the Spring Hill Center, 11245 Spring Hill Drive. Call (352) 688-8798.


A feel-good event for people and horses

An Ultimate Healing Weekend Event fundraiser is planned for May 22 and 23 at White Eagle Ranch-Healing Arts and Wellness Center, 28232 Wildlife Lane, east of Brooksville.

The event offers massage specials for both horses and humans. A one-hour massage for humans is $50 and a one-hour equine massage is $65; 50 percent of the proceeds will go to the Citizens' Preservation Fund, a group of residents fighting the proposed C&D landfill in eastern Hernando County.

Horses must rest at least 24 hours after a massage. Horse and riders do not have to come together.

Also, a Mary Kay consultant will be on hand, with 10 percent of sales to benefit the CPF.

Walk-ins will be welcome, but appointments will be served first. To schedule an appointment, call Mary Kelley at (352) 345-8772 or Lance Elrod at (813) 951-0169.


Not the same old song and dance at benefit

Journey into the Performing Arts and Kids Helping Kids of Shawn and Jessica Doolittle Children's Charity Fund will present a spring musical concert from 7 to 9 p.m. May 28 at Springstead Theatre, 3300 Mariner Blvd.

Tickets are $5. For reservations, call (352) 410-3355 or (352) 684-7455. Visit the website at

Funds raised will benefit Kids Helping Kids and Journey into the Performing Arts, a nonprofit after-school program that provides dance and musical lessons at no cost to youth who cannot afford private lessons.


Jazzercise benefit for Back in the Swing

Two Jazzercise classes to benefit Back in the Swing, a nonprofit organization, will be held simultaneously at 8:30 a.m. May 22, at 1287 Kass Circle, Spring Hill, and 422 S Broad St., Brooksville, in honor of National Fitness and Sports Month.

Back in the Swing is a grass roots nonprofit organization that provides awareness, access and financial support for breast cancer survivorship programs and academic medical research in the field of breast cancer survivorship.

A $25 donation is suggested, but any amount is appreciated. For information, call Becky Mooneyham at (352) 442-8595 or Tracie Morse at (352) 796-4796.

Group offers free summer camp

Shiloh Problem Solvers will offer a free 10-week summer camp for youth ages 5 to 18 from June 14 to Aug. 20 at Kennedy Park, 875 Kennedy Blvd. Camp is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Activities will include swimming, fine arts, music classes and prevention programs. Also included will be an overnight camping trip at Lakewood Retreat for campers and their families.

Applications will be accepted through May 21. Those accepted will be called the week of May 31. A mandatory parent orientation will be at 5 p.m. June 10. Volunteer orientation will be at 5 p.m. June 9. Parents will be required to volunteer at least two hours per week.

The summer camp is provided by Shiloh, with support from Kid Central, the Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department, the Hernando County School Board and others. Additional sponsors are welcome.

For information, call Pastor Clark at (352) 540-6005.


Charity fashion show is set for June 14

The Alzheimer's Family Organization will present its annual Alberta's Charity Luncheon Fashion Show on June 14 at Living Word Church, 5151 Rowan Road.

Lunch will be provided by Argento's Italian Bistro. There will also be raffles and auctions. Tickets are $25 each; those who buy seven tickets get an eighth one free.

Sponsors, donations and committee members are needed for this event. For information, call (727) 848-8888 or toll-free at 1-888-496-8004.


Donations needed to finish 9/11 memorial

The Retired Firefighters of New York City, Spring Hill Chapter 343, needs donations to help with the construction of the memorial garden at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive.

The memorial will have a piece of steel from the collapsed towers of the World Trade Center, a slate tile from the roof of the Pentagon, a canister of soil from the Shanksville, Pa., crash site and paving bricks with the names of every victim of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. There is also a small remembrance of the 17 U.S. sailors killed on the USS Cole off the coast of Yemen in 2000.

The steel, tile and canister are in place, along with 381 engraved bricks. About 900 more bricks are needed to complete the project.

Monetary donations of any amount are welcome, but sponsoring an engraved brick for the memorial wall costs $50.

Donations can be sent to 9-11 Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 343, Brooksville, FL 34601. For information, call Joe Holland at (352) 686-4401 or (352) 584-5365; or John Pasquale at (352) 683-7966 or (352) 428-9766.


Learn CPR at session Thursday or in June

A CPR class will be offered at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd., behind Oak Hill Hospital. Additional classes will be June 3 and June 17.

The course meets the guidelines of the American Heart Association and the American Safety and Health Institute. It is designed for professional health care providers, but anyone interested may participate.

The cost is $20. Upon completion, students will receive a two-year certification card.

For information or to reserve a seat, call (352) 597-8875.

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