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Rep. Allen West to speak at Reagan Day dinner

Spring Hill

Rep. West to address Reagan Day Dinner

The Hernando County Republican Party's annual Reagan Day Dinner will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court.

The speaker will be U.S. Rep. Allen West. A VIP reception with West will take place prior to the event, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

General admission tickets are $75, which includes dinner. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $175, which includes the dinner, program and VIP reception.

For tickets or information, call (352) 686-8200 or send e-mail to


Celebrate Marine Corps at dinner-dance

Marine Corps League Spring Hill Detachment 708 will host a celebration of the Marine Corps' 236th birthday Nov. 6 at Glen Lakes Golf and Country Club, 9000 Glen Lakes Blvd.

Cocktails will be at 5 p.m.; the ceremony will be at 6 p.m. Dinner and dancing will follow.

Tickets are $45 each and must be purchased before Oct. 28. For tickets or information, call Marion Kelly at (352) 597-7979.


Students, write essay about Italian culture

In celebration of October as Italian Heritage Month, Sons of Italy Nature Coast Lodge 2502 is sponsoring an essay contest, open to area high school and middle school students.

The title of the essay is "How the Italian Culture has Influenced and Enriched World Civilization." It should be 400 words and submitted no later than Oct. 31. Cash prizes will be awarded for first- and second-place winners.

Essays are to be sent to Nina Maurer, 7300 Clearmeadow Drive, Spring Hill, FL 34606. For information, call (352) 683-7713.

Spring Hill

Motorcycle run for breast cancer care

The Breast Cancer Support Group at Florida Cancer Institute-New Hope will host a benefit motorcycle run Nov. 5, starting at the institute, at 7154 Medical Center Drive, off Kadri Drive.

Registration will begin at 9 a.m.; the ride starts at 10. The ride will end at Sleepy Hollow Fishing Lodge in Floral City, where there will be a band, steak dinner and raffles.

The cost is $15 per person, which includes dinner. Participants receive a free gift. Tambra Randazzo, (352) 592-8137.


Seminars inform about agency services

Pasco-Hernando Community College has partnered with the Hernando County Health and Human Services Department to offer a series of College Connection seminars for students, faculty, staffers and the community to learn about services provided by local agencies. The sessions will be held through April 6 at the PHCC North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Among them are:

• Friday — Social Services, presented by Jean Rags, director of the Hernando County Health and Human Services Department.

• Oct. 28 — Domestic Violence, with Michele Rio of the Dawn Center.

• Nov. 18 — Pregnancy and Support Services, with Rose Llauget of Catholic Charities.

• Dec. 2 — Veterans Services, with Matt Peters, veteran services manager for the Hernando County Veteran Services Department.

• Jan. 6 — Mental Health Services, with Susan Wright of BayCare Behavioral Health.

• Jan. 20 — Children in Crisis Services, with Katie Williams of Youth and Family Alternatives' New Beginnings Runaway and Youth Crisis Center.

All sessions start at 2 p.m. and are about 90 minutes. For information, contact Sonia Rodriguez at (352) 797-5004 or


Applications accepted for Port Authority

The Hernando County Commission is accepting applications from individuals interested in filling a vacancy on the Hernando County Port Authority.

The purpose of the Port Authority is to oversee maintenance of the county's waterways for both recreational and commercial activities.

This is a volunteer board. All applicants must be residents and registered voters of Hernando County.

Applications are available in the county administrator's office, Room 263, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville, or can be downloaded from the website at Completed applications must be returned to the office no later than 5 p.m. Oct. 21. For information, call (352) 754-4002.


Cannon owners, come out for Cannon Shoot

The Hernando Sportsman's Club will host a Cannon Shoot from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 23 on the club grounds, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee.

Cannon owners are invited to participate; the cost is $10. Admission is free for spectators.

For information, call (352) 597-9931. Visit the website at


Temple Beth David holding fall festival

Temple Beth David will host a Fall Harvest Festival from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday on the temple grounds, 13158 Antelope St.

The event will include food, such as hot dogs, kugels, apples and honey, blintzes, hummus and falafels. There will be entertainment, a bounce house, craft vendor, games and prizes, Israeli dancing and puppet shows. Visitors will also be able to make Thanksgiving cards for soldiers serving overseas. For information, call (352) 686-7034.

Vendor spaces are still available; the cost is $15. For details, call Marlene at (352) 650-4521.


Two volunteer board positions available

The Brooksville City Council is accepting applications from individuals interested in serving on these volunteer boards:

• Beautification Board — There is one vacancy for a full-time position to fill an unexpired four-year term through Dec. 31, 2011.

• Planning and Zoning Commission — There is one vacancy to fill an alternate position to fill an unexpired four-year term through Dec. 31, 2013. Applicants must be city residents.

Applicants for both boards must be registered Florida voters and must fill out an application; resumes alone will not be accepted. Applications are available in the city clerk's office at City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., and must be returned no later than 3 p.m. Oct. 19.

For information, call (352) 540-3810.


CPR/defibrillator class offered

A CPR/automated external defibrillator class will be offered at 6 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Brooksville Enrichment Center, Suite 120 of the Medical Arts Building at Brooksville Regional Hospital, 17222 Hospital Blvd. Additional classes will be offered Nov. 3 and 17.

The class meets the guidelines of the American Heart Association and is designed for professional health care providers, although anyone is welcome to attend. Upon completion, students will receive a two-year certification card.

The cost is $20. Seating is limited, and reservations are required. Call (352) 597-8875.


Workshops help with resumes, interviewing

Pasco-Hernando Community College will offer these workshops at the Spring Hill Campus at 450 Beverly Court:

• Cover Letter and Resume Workshop, 6 to 9 p.m. Monday. This workshop covers the latest trends in preparing cover letters and resumes, and offers tips on what employers value in these documents. Participants will also receive assistance in drafting and updating their resumes. Those attending should bring a flash drive or other memory device.

• Interview Skills Workshop, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 24. This is an interactive presentation about answering interview questions. Common problems with interview protocols will be covered.

The workshops are free. To register for either class, call toll-free 1-877-879-7422. For information, call Barbara Russo at (352) 340-4826.


Help weed at gardens, then stay to feed

The Spring Hill Garden Club will host a Weed and Feed event at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 22 at the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave.

Volunteers are needed to help weed and will be treated to brunch at 11 a.m. in the gardens. For information, call (352) 683-9933.


Church plans Kids Karnival family event

A Kids Karnival will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Oct. 23 at Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd.

This is a family event that will include games, prizes, face painting and an inflatable. There will be treats, such as popcorn and cotton candy, as well as music.

There is no cost to attend. For information, call (352) 683-4870.


Veterans Appreciation Parade route, lineup

The annual Veterans Appreciation Parade will be at 10 a.m. Nov. 12 in downtown Brooksville. The lineup starts at 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot behind City Hall, 201 Howell Ave.

The parade route will head south on Main Street, east on Liberty Street, north onto Magnolia Avenue, through the courthouse parking lot and across Jefferson Street, west on Fort Dade Avenue and back to the parking lot.

The lineup includes the Hernando High School band, Operation PRIDE, the Hernando Sportsman's Club, Mayor Frankie Burnett and City Council member Kevin Hohn, the Central High School Junior ROTC, the Hernando County sheriff's honor guard, the Winding Waters Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Brooksville VA Clinic, American Legion Post 99, Hernando County commissioners Jim Adkins and Wayne Dukes, the Weeki Wachee Base Submarine Veterans, the Spring Hill Wingnuts and the Conservative Christian Teens for America.

Additional participants are welcome. For information, contact Anna Liisa Covell at (352) 544-0680.

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