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Mid-Florida Homeless Coalition plans open houses to raise awareness


Learn about groups, how to help homeless

As part of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, the Mid-Florida Homeless Coalition will host an open house from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Career Central, 7361 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Another will be Friday at the East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. Visitors can learn about organizations that provide services in the county, and how folks can work together to help each other out during the tough economic times. There will be a showing of a My Four Walls DVD, and brochures from local agencies will be on hand. Call (352) 860-2308 or e-mail


Catholic church to host Festival of Trees

The annual Festival of Trees will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 4 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 5 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 20428 Cortez Blvd. The event is sponsored by the church and the General Federation of Women's Club/Brooksville Woman's Club. Applications for table rentals for vendors and crafters are available. Table rentals are $30 for the two days. Participating vendors decorate trees, which will be judged. The event will also include pictures with Santa and entertainment. Vendors can call Yvonne Malone at (352) 796-6026 or (352) 848-7988, or Karen Rey Mullane at (352) 796-2096, or e-mail


The Sons of Italy Nature Coast Lodge 2502 held its annual picnic Sept. 26, with Mary Ann Hopkins and Ida Luciano co-chairing the event. Another member, Ann Marie DeMarco, chaired the horse racing event. An item in Sunday's Hometown Hernando gave incorrect credit.

Today's meeting

Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority, 4:30 p.m., Southwest Florida Water Management District, 2379 Broad St., south of Brooksville.

Today's picks

Art reception for Ellen Snyder art students: 5-7 p.m., Rising Sun Cafe, 10 S Main St., Brooksville. Free. (352) 848-0090.

"Frost Protection for Your Landscape" horticulture class: 10 a.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Free. (352) 754-4433.

Mid-Florida Homeless Coalition plans open houses to raise awareness 11/17/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 9:01pm]
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