Wednesday, February 21, 2018
News Roundup

Register soon for Toys for Tots of Hernando

COUNTYWIDE

families of Toy-loving tots, register soon

Tuesday is the application deadline for children to receive gifts through the Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots of Hernando County program, sponsored by Marine Corps League Detachment 708. Because of construction on Sunshine Grove Road, applications are not being accepted at the Marine Corps League headquarters. Instead, they are being taken at the Hernando County Shrine Club at 13400 Montour St. off Sunshine Grove Road west of Brooksville. Register in person between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. weekdays and Saturday. Applicants cannot be receiving Christmas assistance from other agencies. Details are online at mcl708.org. For required documentation and information, call (352) 796-3666.

Schools need a bit of your time, talents

The Hernando County School District needs volunteers to help in classrooms, media centers, lunchrooms and offices, plus help with reading and math. Interested? Call the volunteers in the education department at (352) 797-7017.

BROOKSVILLE

Fire up motorcycle to make a child smile

A Toys for Tots bike run will be held Saturday, with registration starting at 9 a.m. at Marine Corps League Detachment 708, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. The chaplain's blessing will be at 10:45, a safety check at 11 and kickstands up at 11:10 a.m. The ride will be about an hour. The cost is $15 for a single rider and $25 for couples. Lunch will be provided, and there will be music and door prizes. The first 100 riders receive a Toys for Tots remembrance pin. Call (352) 597-7979 or visit mcl708.org.

Today's meeting

Hernando County Environmentally Sensitive Lands Committee, 5 p.m., Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville.

Today's picks

'Protecting Your Plants From the Cold' class: 10:30 a.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Free. (352) 754-4433.

'Signs of Christmas' show: 6 p.m., First Baptist Church of Weeki Wachee Acres, 8092 Toucan Trail, Spring Hill. Presented by children from the church. (352) 686-0747.

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