Occupy Hernando plans Saturday event
Occupy Hernando will conduct a demonstration from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Cortez and Mariner boulevards, near Bank of America.
After the demonstration, the group will have a general assembly from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Nellie's Restaurant, 6234 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. Issues to be discussed include media, finance, social outreach and other concerns.
For information or to RSVP for the meeting, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Occupy Hernando page on Facebook.
Zellweger movie to be shown at library
The Hernando County Public Library System will have a free showing of the movie New in Town at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive.
Renee Zellweger stars as Lucy, a Miami businesswoman who, in an effort to advance her career, finds herself adjusting to life in a tiny Minnesota town. The 2006 film, rated PG, also stars Harry Connick Jr.
Light refreshments will be served. The program is sponsored by Friends of the Library of Hernando County. For information, call (352) 540-6391.
Christmas Bird Count scheduled for Dec. 17
The Hernando Audubon Society will conduct its 32nd annual Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 17 throughout Hernando County.
The count runs all day, but participants are free to join or leave as their schedules permit. Home feeder watchers are also needed.
Information collected is used by Audubon scientists to determine bird population trends, and has been used in studies regarding global warming, disease transmissions and avian genetics.
Activities will end with a countdown dinner.
Beginners are welcome. For information or to be assigned to a team, call Clay Black at (352) 592-4949.
Also, the Aripeka/Bayport Christmas Bird Count, led by Bev Hansen, will be on Dec. 20. For information or to be assigned to a team for that count, call Hansen at (352) 688-0460.
Arc's Hurricane Party is in works for April
The Arc Nature Coast is seeking committee members to help organize the Arc's first Hurricane Party, which is scheduled for April at the agency's new Education Center and Regional Evacuation Shelter, 6495 Mariner Blvd.
The event, still in the planning stages, will include entertainment, games, food and prizes.
Committee members are needed in various areas, such as sponsorships, games, entertainment, food and beverages, marketing and ticket sales.
Those interested in participating may call Nancy Stubbs at (352) 544-2322, ext. 109.
DayStar giving food to families through Jan. 1
The DayStar Life Center Food Pantry is providing food to families from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, through Jan. 1, at DayStar, 7120 Hope Hill Road, off the State Road 50 bypass behind St. Anthony Catholic Church.
The food pantry provides, for example, a family of four with 37 pounds of meat, butter, bread, pastries and nonperishable items.
DayStar Life Center is a ministry of St. Anthony and has been in continuous operation since 1983. Volunteers are needed, and donations are welcome.
For pantry, thrift shop, donations or volunteer information, call (352) 799-5930 or visit the website at daystarlifecenter.org.
Veterans, auxiliary to host Christmas party
The public is invited to a Christmas party hosted by Korean War Veterans Legion 5053 and Ladies Auxiliary on Dec. 11 at VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive.
Doors open at 1:30 p.m. A buffet dinner will be served at 3 p.m., catered by Sioux City Catering. The main entrees will be roast turkey and baked ham with pear sauce. Dessert will be cheesecake with strawberry sauce.
Music for dancing will be provided by the Key Note Band from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. There will be door prizes and a cash bar available.
Tickets are $20 each and must be purchased in advance. Table reservations for eight or more may be made. Call Rich at (352) 688-7196.