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Rogers Park on Weeki Wachee River closed because of bacteria levels

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Bacteria levels close swimming area at park

The swimming area at Rogers Park, on the Weeki Wachee River, was closed Monday by the Hernando County Health Department because of high levels of fecal coliform bacteria in the water. The high levels pose an increased risk of infectious disease, particularly to susceptible individuals and children, according to the Health Department. The department will continue to monitor the levels until samples show that the water at the park, at 7244 Shoal Line Blvd., is safe again.

Today's picks

HERNANDO COUNTY

Spring Hill Garden Club "Night Bloomers": 7 p.m., Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave. Dennis Gretton of D&D Growers will discuss herbs and have plants available. (352) 683-9933 or naturecoast botanicalgardens.com.

Introductory Tatting Class: 10 a.m. to noon, Chinsegut Nature Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. Bring your own tatting needles and thread. Free. (352) 754-6722.

Retirement Planning Financial Management Class: 6:30 p.m., East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. Offered by the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service. Free. (352) 540-6391 or (352) 754-4433.

PASCO COUNTY

Holocaust survivor discusses "Surviving Auschwitz and the Mengele Experiments": 7:15 p.m., Pasco-Hernando Community College, West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. The speaker will be Eva Mozes Kor, who survived the Holocaust with her twin sister and manages the Children of Auschwitz Nazi Deadly Lab Experiments Survivors Museum. 1-877-879-7422 or phcc.edu/peace.

Making a Difference With Native Plants: 7:30 p.m., St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 7922 State Road 52, Hudson. The Nature Coast Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society will discuss how native plants help preserve biodiversity and animal habitats. Free. (727) 849-2335.

Today's meetings

HERNANDO COUNTY

Hernando County Commission, 9 a.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

Metropolitan Planning Organization, 1:30 p.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

PASCO COUNTY

Pasco County Commission, special meeting and workshop, 9 a.m., West Pasco Government Center, 7530 Little Road, New Port Richey.

Dade City Commission, 5:30 p.m., City Hall annex, 14150 5th St., Dade City.

New Port Richey City Council, work session at 5:30 p.m., Community Redevelopment Agency workshop at 7 p.m., City Hall, 5919 Main St.

Port Richey City Council, workshop at 6:30 p.m., executive session at 7:15 p.m., council meeting at 7:30 p.m., City Hall, 6333 Ridge Road.

Rogers Park on Weeki Wachee River closed because of bacteria levels 11/08/10 [Last modified: Monday, November 8, 2010 8:42pm]

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