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Science fair, SPCA plea, prom dress giveaway and more


Lots of good science on view at fairgrounds

The Hernando County Secondary Science and Engineering Fair, for grades 6-12, takes place today at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, at 6436 S Broad St. Judging will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Public viewing of the projects will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Projects will be presented by high school and middle school students, both public and private. An awards ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Challenger K-8 School of Science and Mathematics. For information, contact Colleen Doulk at

SPCA needs some tender loving care

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Hernando County needs volunteers. The no-kill shelter at 9075 Grant St., west of Brooksville, needs individuals to help for as little as one day a week for four hours. Donations are also appreciated. The local SPCA does not receive government funding or assistance from any other organization, including the national SPCA. To volunteer, call Nancy at (352) 345-8498. The shelter is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, except Wednesdays, when it is open until 6 p.m. Call (352) 596-7000.

Code, animal unit reopens at 1 p.m.

The Hernando County Code Enforcement and Animal Services Department will be closed this morning to allow for staff training. The offices, at 19450 Oliver St., will reopen at 1 p.m. For information, call (352) 796-5062.

Girls, do you need a nice prom dress?

The Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast is giving away prom dresses to local girls in need. The dresses, which are from the club's recent Passion for Fashion event, are at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St. To schedule a time to look and try on dresses, call Pat Herrmann at the fairgrounds, (352) 796-4552 or at (352) 345-4427.


WWII chaplains honored Sunday

American Legion Post 186 will present its annual Four Chaplains Memorial Service at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1107 Commercial Way. Speakers include retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Monroe T. Smith and retired Army Col. Nick Morana. St. Theresa's choir will sing patriotic songs. Refreshments will be served. The service honors the four military chaplains, all of different faiths, who died aboard the USS Dorchester, which was torpedoed during World War II on Feb. 3, 1943. The chaplains handed out life jackets to the servicemen aboard and, when there were none left, gave up their own. For information, call Charles Haig at (352) 597-1210.

Today's picks

Family Motor Coach Association rally: 8:30 a.m.- 3 p.m., Hernando County Airport, 2495 Broad St., Brooksville. $7 for ages 13 and up; three-day passes are $10. (352) 796-0154.

Children's Week story time and art program: 11 a.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Free. (352) 754-4743.

Science fair, SPCA plea, prom dress giveaway and more

02/01/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 8:04pm]
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