Thursday, April 26, 2018
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LINE DANCE SOCIAL: A Brookridge Good Times Line Dance Social will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. today at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge.

DJ Dave will entertain. There will be dances for beginners and intermediates. While no lessons will be offered, there will be instructors who can assist. Guests may bring their own snacks and beverages. Admission is $5. For information, call Norma at (352) 397-6088.

HIGH POINT DANCE: A Night of Dancing will be offered from 7 to 10 p.m. today at the High Point Community Center, 12249 Clubhouse Road, High Point. Music will be provided by Starburst.

Admission is $5. For tickets or to reserve a table, call Marlene at (352) 596-2745.

HYL FOOTBALL: Registration for the Hernando Youth League football season will be from 9 a.m. to noon today and again on June 9 at Ernie Wever Youth Park, 19445 Youth Drive, north of Brooksville.

The cost is $128 per player, which includes a $3 county park usage fee. Payment may be made with cash, money order, debit card or credit card. All players must be present at registration so they can be fitted for equipment.

Space is limited, and early registration is recommended. For forms and information, go online to leaguelineup.com/hylfootball.

For information, call (352) 346-0000.

SPEED SKATERS FUNDRAISER: An Eat and Skate fundraiser will be from 5 to 8 p.m. May 27 at Rainbow Rollerland, 1125 W Jefferson St., Brooksville.

The cost is $5, which includes three hours of skating and dinner — cheeseburger, baked beans, chips and drink. Proceeds will benefit the Team Florida In-line Speed Team. For information, call (352) 796-0040.

RIFLE CLINIC OFFERED: A Project Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship Clinic will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 9 and 10 at the Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

Participants will be taught skills that allow accurate shooting out to 500 yards, with iron sights, standard rifle and surplus ammunition. Most of the instruction is conducted on the firing range at 25 meters, at reduced-sized targets to simulate 100 to 500 yards. Students learn safe gun handling, proper use of a sling and Revolutionary War history.

Participants should bring their own ear and eye protection, rifle with sling and ammo, rifle mat, snacks and drinks. Lunch will be available for purchase in the clubhouse.

The cost for men is $70 for both days or $45 for one day; for women, $10 for both days or $5 for one day; $5 for both days for youth 20 and younger, and free for active military and disabled persons with ID. There is an additional club range fee of $14 per day for all participants.

Project Appleseed is an activity of the Revolutionary War Veterans Association and is dedicated to teaching Americans about their shared heritage and history, as well as traditional rifle marksmanship skills.

To register online, visit apple seedinfo.org. For information, contact Trey Dawson at (727) 452-4650 or [email protected] tampabay.rr.com.

FIRST TEE SUMMER PROGRAM: The Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department will offer a First Tee golf program from 9 a.m. to noon weekdays, starting June 11, at the Quarry Golf Course, adjacent to Bud McKethan Park, 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd., Brooksville.

First Tee focuses on golf and life skills instruction and strives to instill in participants the organization's nine core values: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment.

The program is available to youth age 9 to 17. The cost is $60 per child per week. Participants are encouraged to bring a bottle of water with them.

Donations are welcome, including youth golf clubs, bags and balls. For information, contact Miles Groff at (352) 540-3835 or [email protected]

PAVERS FOR 9/11 MEMORIAL: The Fire Department New York Retirees of Spring Hill are selling brick pavers for the 9/11 memorial on the grounds at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill.

The memorial is in front of the post and adjacent to the World War I and World War II memorial, across from the proposed Korean War and Vietnam War memorial site.

The cost is $50 for an engraved brick paver. Each paver includes four lines, with 16 characters per line, for engraving.

Checks or money orders should be made out to the 9-11-2001 Memorial Fund and mailed to P.O. Box 343, Brooksville, FL 34601.

For information, call Joe Holland at (352) 686-4401.

QUILT RAFFLE BENEFITS CHARITY: Tickets are available for a quilt raffle to benefit Lea's Prayers and Postage.

The quilt, worth $800, was handcrafted at the Foothills Crafts Shop in Manchester, Tenn. The quilt, donated by Maggie Beck, has never been used and is kept in a Sterilite container. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. The drawing will be July 4. Contact Dee Mills at [email protected]

Lea's Prayers and Postage is a nonprofit organization that provides postage for packages sent to troops overseas. Visit the website at leasprayersandpostage.com.

HEAD START ENROLLMENT: Mid-Florida Community Services Head Start Early Childhood Development Preschool Program is accepting applications for enrollment for the 2012-13 school year.

The program serves children 3 or 4 years old as of Sept. 1. Head Start also serves children with disabilities.

The federally funded, income-eligible program encompasses health, nutrition, education, mental health and disabilities, medical/dental, and parent and male involvement, as well as family and community partnerships to support strong, healthy children and families.

The items needed to apply include:

• Birth certificate.

• Proof of residency (utility bill).

• Photo identification for parent/guardian.

• Proof of income for parent/guardian for the past 12 months or prior calendar year, whichever is applicable.

• Documentation of child's disability (if applicable).

• Proof of custody (if applicable).

Applications for enrollment will be accepted from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and from 1 to 4:30 p.m. weekdays or by appointment at the following Head Start locations:

• 835 School St., Brooksville. Call (352) 754-2464.

• 11245 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Call (352) 556-4800.

• 403 S Lincoln St., Bushnell. Call (352) 748-6677.

THEATER CAMP FOR KIDS: Live Oak Theater Company will offer its annual summer program June 11 to 15 and June 18 to 22 at the Bridge Christian Life Center, 7279 Pinehurst Drive, Spring Hill.

The camp is open to children age 7 to 18. Special arrangements can be made for younger children, based on an interview and audition.

Campers will be split into three age groups.

Participants will learn vocal technique, song interpretation, movement to music, auditioning skills, stage makeup and acting skills. The faculty will include Randi Olsen, Myndee Washington, L.A. Chiucchi and Vince Vanni.

Camp will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, with an hour for lunch and time for snacks. Children must bring their own lunches and snacks. Arrangements can be made for early drop-off/late pickup on a case-by-case basis.

Tuition is $150 per week or $250 for both weeks. Limited partial scholarships are available.

Space is limited. To reserve a space, there is a $25 nonrefundable deposit. Checks are to be made payable to Live Oak Theater Company and mailed to the Live Oak Theater Company, Randi Olsen, P.O. Box 12285, Brooksville, FL 34603.

For information, visit live oaktheatre.org or call (352) 593-0027.

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