Sunday, May 27, 2018
News Roundup

North Suncoast events, meetings for Aug. 7

Today's picks

HERNANDO COUNTY

Career Fair: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Career Central, 7361 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 200-3020, ext. 3551.

Ceremony for Purple Heart recipients: 11 a.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 596-9236.

Hernando County Fine Arts Council grand opening and ribbon cutting: Noon, 7468 Horse Lake Road, Brooksville. (352) 799-2627. hernandoarts.org.

Foundation for Early Learning in Pasco and Hernando Counties 'Eat Smart for a Healthy Start' lunch box giveaway: 4-7 p.m., Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (727) 233-8291. phelc.org/foundation.html.

PASCO COUNTY

Play bridge: 1-3 p.m., CARES Musunuru, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson. $3. (727) 863-6868.

Play bingo: 7 p.m., Non-Commissioned Officers Association, 8642 Broad St., New Port Richey. (727) 849-1933.

Today's meetings

HERNANDO COUNTY

Hernando County Commission, budget workshop, 9 a.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

Hernando County Metropolitan Planning Organization Technical Advisory Committee, 1:30 p.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

Hernando County Community Anti-Drug Coalition's Chill Smart-Don't Start Youth Group, 6:30 p.m., BayCare Behavioral Health, 7074 Grove Road, west of Brooksville.

PASCO COUNTY

Pasco County Commission, 10 a.m., historic courthouse, 37918 Meridian Ave., Dade City.

New Port Richey City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall, 5919 Main St.

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None injured in Trinity rehab center fire

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