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Show features music of 1950s, '60s and '70s


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Show features music of 1950s, '60s and '70s

Brookridge Entertainment will present the "Top Ten Rock & Roll Revue" at 7 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St.

The show will include music from the 1950s through the '70s, including the Supremes, Fleetwood Mac, Buddy Holly, the Mamas and the Papas, and the guitar of Eric Clapton. It will feature Marvelous Marvin Short, who was voted Branson, Mo.'s, saxophone player of the year, as well as Darrell Croy's tribute to Jerry Lee Lewis.

Tickets are $15. Call Larry or Vivian Schmitz at (352) 610-4901.


Course enlightens about mental illness

The National Association on Mental Illness/NAMI Hernando will offer its free family-to-family course at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, starting Jan. 20, at the Beautiful Mind Center, 10554 Spring Hill Drive.

This is a 12-week program for friends or family members of people with a known or suspected diagnosis of a brain disease or mental illness, such as bipolar, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic attacks and schizophrenia.

The purpose is to help better understand and cope with mental illness. The series covers behaviors, brain biology, how medications work, treatment options, communication techniques and how to get the most support for both the loved one and yourself.

Participants must be able to attend the full 12 weeks.

Registration is required. Call Judy at (352) 544-0352.


Adult education class registration under way

The Hernando County school district's Adult Education Department is accepting registrations for the spring schedule of classes.

Numerous classes will be available in exercise and fitness, arts and leisure, and computer and technology.

Brochures are available at all branches of the Hernando County Public Library System and online at (click on "School Sites," then select "adult education/GED" in the drop-down menu).

To register, residents should call the office between 5:30 and 7 p.m. Mondays or Wednesdays to determine the best time to stop by the office, which is at Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St. Call (352) 797-7091.

Registrants must provide photo identification. Also, all class fees are due at time of registration, and must be paid in cash or check.


Program allows SNAP enrollment by phone

The state Department of Elder Affairs has launched a project to help low-income elders enroll for Florida's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits without having to go online.

While the state food stamp program requires most applicants to fill out requests online, this three-year pilot project will enable elders who are reluctant or unable to visit an office location or apply online to call the state's Elder Helpline and have a trained professional enter the data for them. Hernando is one of 16 counties participating in the program.

Seniors looking for help can call toll-free 1-800-963-5337 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.


Adult literacy classes available for free

HEART Literacy Adult Education offers classes in reading, math, language arts and English for Speakers of Other Languages, plus free pre-GED testing.

Adults 18 years and older interested in finishing a high school degree or brushing up on reading, math or language arts are invited to stop by one of the four sites offering the free classes and sign up. No appointments necessary.

Classes are offered at the following locations:

• 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Grace World Outreach Church, 20366 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Free child care for ages 2 to 5 available.

• 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, HEART Literacy, 801 N Broad St., Brooksville.

• 6 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville. Free child care for ages 4 to 10 available.

• 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, J.D. Floyd K-8 School, 3139 Dumont Ave., Spring Hill. Free child care for ages 2 to 5 available.

A Florida photo ID is required. Call (352) 797-7018.


Harmonizers chorus is looking for singers

The Hernando Harmonizers men's barbershop chorus is seeking new singers.

The chorus meets from 6:45 to 9:15 p.m. Mondays at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way.

This is a men's a cappella chorus. Members have an opportunity to participate in community performances, the annual show, competitions and other events.

Singers of all ages are welcome. Call John at (352) 666-0633 or George at (352) 556-3936, or send e-mail to

Visit the website at

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