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See 'Confessions of a Shopaholic' for free at Spring Hill library


Free movie has confessions to make

The Hernando County Public Library will have a free showing of the 2009 comedy film Confessions of a Shopaholic at 2 p.m. July 23 at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive.

Based on the book by Sophie Kinsella, the film stars Isla Fisher as Rebecca Bloomwood, a 25-year-old living in New York City with her best friend, Suze, played by Krysten Ritter. While trying to pay for her shopping addiction, Rebecca lands a job as a financial journalist and falls for a wealthy entrepreneur.

The movie is rated PG. Light refreshments will be served. For information, call (352) 540-6391.


Fever going to hit on Saturday night July 25

The Spring Hill Community Association will present a '70s Disco Night at 7 p.m. July 25 at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave.

The indoor event will include music with DJ Marty the One Man Party and a contest for best 1970s attire. Light refreshments, beer and wine will be available.

Tickets are limited and are $5 each. For reservations or information, call (352) 666-4746.


Office hours slated for State Sen. Dockery

State Sen. Paula Dockery will conduct office hours in Hernando County from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 21 in the council chambers at Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave.

Dockery represents Senate District 15, which includes areas of Polk, Osceola, Hernando, Lake and Sumter counties. Her district office is at 101 W Main St., Suite 110, Lakeland. Call (863) 413-2900.


Don your pearl button shirts for this dance

Brookridge Social Dance will host a western-style dance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Aug. 1 at the clubhouse, 8151 Hampton St.

Music will be provided by the Just Us Duo. Those attending can bring their own beverages. Ice, coffee and hot tea will be available throughout the evening. Doughnuts will be served about 9:30 p.m.

Tickets are $5 each. Call Dot at (352) 597-0723.


Schools for doggies set in Centennial Park

The Hernando County Recreation Department will offer dog training programs on Saturdays, starting this week, at Rotary Centennial Park, 10375 Sandlor St.

Puppy kindergarten for dogs 5 months and younger will be at 9 a.m. Elementary school for dogs 4 months and older will be at 10:30 a.m. Cost for the six-week session is $75 for the puppy kindergarten and $95 for elementary school. The instructor is Dave of Dog Gone Solutions.

Preregistration is required. Register at or call the recreation office at (352) 754-4031.


Become a certified veterinary assistant

Florida International Teaching Zoo will offer a new veterinary assistant program designed for pet lovers, exotic animal aficionados, zoo and performing animal professionals.

The 16-week lecture series and veterinary assistant skills certification program will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, starting Aug. 4, at the Villages' Lifelong Learning College, located at the Villages High School, 275 Buffalo Trail.

Topics include taxonomy, internal and external parasites, viruses, bacterial diseases, tranquilization/anesthesia, microscopy, nutrition for various species, emergency procedures, housing and containment, sanitation and husbandry, water-food preparation and zoonotic diseases.

Skill sessions include fecal parasite checks, medication injection skills, laboratory specimen preparation and animal handling.

The cost for the program with full certification is $500. All fees are tax-deductible and benefit the Teaching Zoo's animal education, captive reproduction and pachyderm projects.

To register, call (352) 753-3035. For information, call zoo director Mark Wilson at (352) 867-7788 (leave message).


Adelines chorus offers fashion show event

Suncoast Harmony Chorus will host a Fashion Show/Member Recruitment event at 1 p.m. Aug. 13 at the River Ridge Clubhouse, 10930 Tall Pines Blvd.

Fashions will be provided by Joey's Boutique of Tarpon Springs, and will include a variety of fashions. There will also be entertainment, refreshments, door prizes and raffles.

Admission is free. Reservations are required. Call (352) 597-4376 or (727) 236-9829, or e-mail

The chorus is the west-central Florida Chapter of Sweet Adelines International, a women's barbershop chorus open to women 18 to 80 who love to sing. Visit the Web site at www.suncoast-


Workshop on aquatic natural history slated

Chinsegut Nature Center will offer its Project WILD/Aquatic WILD natural history workshop for educators from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. In-service credit is available.

There is no cost to attend. To reserve a seat or for information, call (352) 754-6722.

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