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Public invited to join Hernando amateur radio field days


Public welcome to join amateur radio field days

The Spring Hill Amateur Radio Club and Hernando County Amateur Radio Association will participate in the annual National Field Day for Amateur Radio from 2 p.m. Saturday to 2 p.m. Sunday. SHARC will set up its emergency station at the Partner's Club at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. HCARA will set up at Linda Pedersen Park, 6300 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. The public is encouraged to visit both field day stations. Local groups include FCC-licensed amateur radio operators who will test emergency communications skills with other amateur radio stations across the United States using short-wave radio equipment and antennas.


Eat and skate for team fundraiser

An "Eat and Skate" fundraiser will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Rainbow Rollerland, 1125 W Jefferson St. The event includes three hours of skating and all-you-can eat cheeseburgers and hot dogs. Tickets are $6 per person if purchased in advance or $7 at the door. Funds raised will benefit the Team Florida inline speed team. For information, call (352) 796-0040.

Spots open for summer camps

The Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of summer camps throughout the county for youths ages 14 and younger. Camps that will be offered next week include a baseball camp at Anderson Snow Park, a volleyball camp at Challenger K-8 School and a sports camp at West Hernando Middle School. In July there will be a basketball camp and a Kids Cook program. There is a one-time fee of $10 due at the time of camp registration. Registration forms are available online at, or stop by the office at 205 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. Call (352) 754-4031.


Collectors invited to display works

Local collectors of all ages are invited to participate in a Collectors Day that will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 7 at the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, 4150 S Suncoast Blvd. The event will be in the park's Visitor Center. Exhibitors can show their family-friendly collections and share their knowledge about the collections. Tables and chairs will be provided. There is no fee to exhibit and no admission cost to attend the event. Regular park admission prices apply, however, for those who wish to enter the wildlife park. Exhibitors' spaces are limited. To reserve a spot, call (352) 628-5445, ext. 1002.

Today's picks

Free CPR/Automated External Defibrillator class: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. No certification cards issued. No registration is required, but seating will be limited. All ages welcome. (352) 684-5664.

'Songs of Sinatra' dinner show featuring Bill Stabile: 6 p.m., Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. $25, includes a full dinner. (352) 666-4746.

'Yesterday Broadway, Today Stage West' Musical Revue: 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $10. (352) 683-5113.

Public invited to join Hernando amateur radio field days 06/21/12 [Last modified: Thursday, June 21, 2012 3:52pm]
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