Register to walk and raise money to aid the poor
Put on your athletic shoes and hit the pavement for a worthy cause. Come join the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Our Lady of the Rosary Conference's first Friends of the Poor Walk at 9 a.m. Sept. 20 on the grounds of the church, on Collier Parkway in Land O'Lakes.
The walk is being held to celebrate the society's 175 years of service to the poor, and to encourage kindhearted people to become Friends of the Poor.
Walkers must register before Sept. 15, and there is no fee. Pledges made on behalf of registered walkers will benefit those most in need in the community. Also, the "Cruisin' for Christ Car Show" will also be held on the grounds of the church Sept. 20th. Prizes and trophies will be awarded.
All proceeds from the show will benefit the Friends of the Poor Walk. Car registration is from 9 to 11 a.m. and the fee is $15. Admission is free.
For information, call Pat at (813) 949-6094 or (813) 545-0409.
Knights' council has bingo, dinner dance
The Knights of Columbus Father Farrell Council 6476, 2040 Grand Blvd. in Holiday offers nonsmoking bingo each Sunday at 1 p.m. Doors open at 11 a.m.
Each Friday the council offers a dinner dance with dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. and dancing from 7 to 10 p.m. The cost is $11 for both or $5 for the dance only. Ellis Hale will play this Friday. Call (727) 934-8025.
The Garden Cafe presents "Jazz in the Garden" with Valerie Gillespie from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 30 at 14227 Seventh St. in Dade City.
Assertiveness training course
The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will offer a course in assertiveness training Mondays from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 22 though Oct. 27 in the Capital City Bank conference room, 14203 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.
Topics include comparing assertive and aggressive behavior styles with hands-on situation analysis, causes of behaviors, recognizing and stating needs and limits, and when to walk away.
The cost is $60 for chamber members and $120 for others. To register, call (352) 796-0697, ext. 18.
Lecture series has
a focus on America
Academia Hernando's fall lecture series, "Affirming America," will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays, Sept. 22-Nov. 24 at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way.
The series includes:
• America's Gems: Our Great National Parks, Sept. 22
• Our Great Bill of Rights, Sept. 29
• Our Great Opera Singers, Oct. 6
• Our Strange Geography (An Aid to Democracy), Oct. 13
• Our Innovative Movie Directors, Oct. 20
• Museum visit, Oct. 27 (for subscribers only)
• Our Great Philosophers, Nov. 3
• Our Great Painters, Nov. 10
• Our Great Writers, Nov. 17
• Concert, Nov. 24 (for subscribers only)
The cost is $50 for the series, which includes the Oct. 27 museum trip and Nov. 24 concert. The cost to attend individual lectures is $7 per person.
Mail checks to Academia Hernando at 11044 Millerdale Road, Weeki Wachee, FL 34613. For information, call (352) 796-7016 or (352) 592-1026.