Deadline today for bowling fundraiser
Today is the deadline for lane and team sponsors to sign up for the Hernando County Sheriff's Office's eighth annual Bowling Extravaganza that will be July 12 at Spring Hill Lanes, 3447 Commercial Way. Registration will be at noon and bowling starts at 1 p.m.
The cost for a team sponsorship is $75 for a team of four bowlers, which includes three games of bowling and shoe rental. Lane sponsorships are $100; the names of all sponsors will be prominently displayed at the event. The cost for both a team and lane sponsorship is $150.
Individual bowlers are also invited to participate. The cost is $20 per bowler (includes shoe rental).
Money raised from the event will benefit the Sheriff's Office Youth Education Services (YES) programs that are taught in both public and private schools by Sheriff's Office personnel, including DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) and GREAT (Gang Resistance Education and Training).
For information, call 754-6830, ext. 53671 or ext. 53679.
Softball tournament registering teams
Hernando County Recreation Department is now signing up teams for the Men's One Pitch Softball Tournament, which will be Aug. 9 (and Aug. 10, if needed) at Anderson Snow and Veterans Memorial parks. This is a double-elimination tournament.
The cost is $210 per team, which must be paid on or before Aug. 5. Teams must provide their own softballs (44 core/400 compression).
For information, call Hernando County Recreation at 754-4031.
Films reveal cases of government deception
The Hernando County Green Party will show the film, War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death, at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive.
Based on the bestselling book of the same name, this 2007 documentary, narrated by Sean Penn, exposes a 50-year pattern of government deception. The movie showing is part of the local Green Party's Green Screens, an ongoing series of free films on current issues.
Additional movies include:
• Blame it on Fidel, Aug. 5. This 2006 French film by Julie Gavras is about 9-year-old Anna (played by Nina Kervel), who struggles when her parents become radical political activists in Paris in the early 1970s.
• Panama Deception, Aug. 12. Touted by government officials as a police action to bring international drug dealer Gen. Manuel Noriega to justice, conspiratorialist filmmaker Barbara Trent's 1992 film documents the untold story of the December 1989 U.S. invasion of Panama, from the events that led to it to its devastating aftermath. The film, narrated by the late Elizabeth Montgomery, won the Academy Award for best documentary in 1993.
For information about Green Screens, call Suzanne at 666-7576.
Democratic Club will host a bake sale
The Hernando County Democratic Club will host a bake sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 12 at the headquarters at 13430 Chambord St. (between Sunshine Grove Road and Coastal Boulevard).
The sale will include pies, cakes, breads and other treats. Free hotdogs and lemonade will be served.
Following the sale will be a club meeting. For information, call Harvey at 686-0686 or visit the site hernandodemocrats.com.
Pine Grove Elementary taking registrations
Pine Grove Elementary, 14411 Ken Austin Parkway, is now taking registrations for the 2008-09 school year.
Registrations can be done from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Walk-ins are welcome.
Those registering their children must bring a certified copy of their child's birth certificate, immunization records, updated health physical (dated after Aug. 18, 2007), parent identification (driver's license), proof of residency (utility bill, lease, etc.), and, if applicable, any legal paperwork and ESE paperwork.
For information, call 797-7090.
Work on MLK Blvd. to start on Monday
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard will be rebuilt and repaved starting Monday.
The project will be done consecutively in two sections. The first will be from Broad Street to Hale Avenue, then from Hale Avenue to Main Street. Each will take about four weeks to complete.
Noise and vibration will occur during construction. Detours will be in effect during the day for through traffic. Local traffic will be maintained, but motorists should expect delays.
The project is a joint effort between the city of Brooksville and Hernando County. For more information, call Andy Palmer at 754-4062.
Women invited to a patriotic dinner
The After 5 Connection invites area women to a "Red, White and Blue Dinner" from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 14 at the Heather Golf and Country Club, 4706 St. Andrew's Blvd.
The speaker will be Kay Doran of Palm Coast, who will discuss "Quilted Pieces Stitch Life Together." The feature will be Travelogue, by Ken with Abba Travel.
The cost is $10 inclusive. Reservations are required by July 10. For infromation or reservations, call Pauline at 688-5687 or Marian at 666-1256.