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Adopt-a-thon for cats is Saturday at Petco

Saturday is the final day of Home At Last Pet Adoptions' special April adopt-a-thons that provides a minimum of 10 percent off the listed prices of the cats and kittens available for adoption. Select pairs of cats will be "adopt one, get one free."

The adopt-a-thon will be from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Petco, 7223 Coastal Blvd.

Pets can be viewed online at, and requests to have cats brought to the adopt-a-thon can be made.

Though fees vary, they are tax-deductible.

Call (352) 476-6832 or e-mail

Mother of 10 will speak at tea on May 3

The Aglow Spring Hill Morning Lighthouse will host the seventh annual Mother/Daughter Banquet Tea from 1 to 4 p.m. May 3 in the Aspen Building at Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trial.

The speaker will be Denise Ford of St. Petersburg, a mother of 10 who is with the Aglow International West Central Area Board of Florida.

There will be music, games and door prizes.

The event is open to all women, who can bring their daughters, mothers or friends. The cost is $7 per person, which must be prepaid. For reservations or information, call Charlotte at 686-2425 or Loretta at 686-9923.


Make friends during Boy Scout breakfast

The Boy Scouts of America, Gulf Ridge Council, will host its annual Breakfast "Friend" Raiser at 7 a.m. May 1 at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mt. Fair Avenue.

Donations will be accepted.

Last year, the Gulf Ridge Council served nearly 1,000 Scouts in Hernando County. These Scouts officially logged more than 2,500 hours of community service onto the national "Good Turn for America" Web site.

For information about the breakfast or to help the Scouts, call Duane Rieker at 556-3713.

Learn more about butterflies, maps

Chinsegut Nature Center will offer the following programs and events in May:

• Chinsegut Butterfly Walk, 9 to 11 a.m. May 6. Participants should bring binoculars and a butterfly field guide, if available.

• Florida's Hummingbirds program, 7 to 8:30 p.m. May 13. The speaker is Bev Hansen, who will give an indoor Powerpoint presentation on the birds.

• Map and Compass class, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 24. Class size is limited to 30 participants.

All programs are free and are at the nature center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville.

For reservations or information, call 754-6722.

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