Tuesday, December 12, 2017
News Roundup

Shiloh Problem Solvers distributing food to Hernando's needy

BROOKSVILLE

Food will be distributed to Locals in need

Shiloh Problem Solvers will host a food distribution from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in the parking lot at Louie's Bowling Center, 1691 E Jefferson St. The purpose is to help children and families in need prepare for spring break. The goal is to provide 500 families on a first-come, first-served basis. The event is supported by the United Way of Hernando County. The only requirement to receive food is that recipients be Hernando County residents.

Free presentation on birds of prey

A "Save Our American Raptors" presentation will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. today at the Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. Doris Mager, founder of SOAR (Save Our American Raptors), will bring with her Cara, a 25-year-old captive-bred crested caracara; E.T., a 20-year-old great horned owl; Atsa Yazhi, a bald eagle; Digger, a 6-inch-tall burrowing owl, and Missi, a Mississippi kite. Admission is free. For information, call (352) 754-6722.

SPRING HILL

Celebrate, feast for St. Joseph's Day

Sons of Italy Nature Coast Lodge 2502 will host a St. Joseph's Day Feast and Celebration from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1107 Commercial Way. A Catholic Mass begins at 3 p.m. A reception will follow in the hall, where a complimentary pasta Milanese meal will be served. Donations will be accepted for a local church and charities. There will be St. Joseph's bread and pastries available for purchase. Call Carmella at (352) 688-9234 or Julia at (352) 686-3865.

Model ships on display today

The Suncoast Ship Model Society will present its annual ship display from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Drive. Visitors can see ships of all sizes, dating from the 18th century to modern times, including ships in a bottle, frigates, merchant ships, riverboats, tugboats and schooners as well as radio-controlled ships. Modelers will be on hand to answer questions. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. Call Ed Singer at (352) 797-0998.

Today's picks

YMCA arts and crafts festival: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hernando County Family YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 688-9622. suncoastymca.org.

Boys & Girls Club Car and Truck Show and Swap Meet: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Boys & Girls Club of Hernando County, 5404 Applegate Drive, Spring Hill. $10 to enter the car show; spectator admission is free. (352) 232-2502, 666-0068.

St. Puppy's Day in the Park: 10 a.m to 2 p.m., Rotary Centennial Park, 10375 Sandlor St., Spring Hill. Free admission; $1 parking. (352) 797-4645.

Library to show 'Puss in Boots: 1 p.m., East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. Rated PG. Free. (352) 754-4443.

'The Music Man': 2 and 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $15; $8 for students. (352) 683-5113.

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