Golf club's tournament
to benefit Toys for Tots
Southern Hills Plantation Club will sponsor a golf tournament to benefit the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots on Nov. 14. The golf club is at 4200 Summit View Drive.
This is a scramble format. A shotgun start will be at 1 p.m. Dinner will follow the tournament, along with prizes and special awards.
The cost is $75 per golfer. Funds raised will benefit the local Toys for Tots program led by Marine Corps League Detachment 708.
Checks are to be made payable to Hernando Toys for Tots and mailed to 1421 Exotic Ave., Spring Hill, FL 34609. For information, call (352) 597-8362.
Help needed to weed, clean waterfall Nov. 7
The Spring Hill Garden Club will host the third Great Waterfall Weed Out from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 7 at the waterfall entrance on Spring Hill Drive at Commercial Way.
Volunteers are needed to help prune, weed and trim the numerous landscape beds. Bring gloves and garden tools.
For information, call (352) 683-9933 or (352) 686-2013.
Learn about hospice services on Nov. 9
A free program on the services offered by HPH Hospice will be provided at 8 a.m. Nov. 9 at the Hernando County Family YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd.
The program will include an overview of services and programs, eligibility, reimbursement, where care takes place and other pertinent topics. The speaker is Janet Clymer, HPH community relations coordinator.
Reservations are not required. For information, call Olivia Matles at the Y, (352) 688-9622.
Garage/bake sale at Wellington clubhouse
Wellington's bi-annual garage/bake sale will be from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 7 at the clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd. For information, call (352) 666-6888.
County needs advisers on personnel board
Hernando County Commissioners are accepting applications from those interested in volunteering on the Personnel Advisory Board. Two seats need to be filled as an employee representative and an employee representative alternate, both effective through Dec. 31, 2010.
The Personnel Advisory Board provides the commission with recommendations on matters regarding employee relations and conducts hearing on employee grievances.
Applications are available in the County Administrator's office, Room 263, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St. Completed applications must be returned to the office no later than 5 p.m. Nov. 6.
Applicants must be Hernando County residents and registered voters. For information, call (352) 754-4002.
Free soup, sandwich, fellowship at church
Free soup and sandwich lunches will be provided from noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 12 in the parish hall at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 13485 Spring Hill Drive.
The free meals are part of the In His Footsteps outreach program at the church, with meals served on the second Thursday of each month.
For information, call Dom Balzano at (352) 686-2857.
Orientation meetings on magnet schools set
Orientation meetings for Hernando County Public School District's three magnet schools have been scheduled for potential enrollment for the 2010-11 school year.
Parents who wish to submit a first-time application for enrollment of their child must attend one of the orientation meetings for an application. Those who have attended an orientation in the past must submit a new application, but can obtain an application and portfolio packet at the school's front office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. school days, Nov. 1-Dec. 17.
Orientation dates include:
• Chocachatti Elementary School, 6 p.m. Tuesday and again Nov. 17, in the cafeteria, 4135 California St., Brooksville. Call (352) 797-7067.
• Challenger K-8, 5 and 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5 and Nov. 10, in the cafeteria, 13400 Elgin Blvd., Spring Hill. Call (352) 797-7024
• Nature Coast Technical High School, 6 p.m. Nov. 4, 10 and 19, 4057 California St., Brooksville. Call (352) 797-7088.
Columbiettes's annual Holiday Tea on Sunday
The St. Anthony's Columbiettes will have their annual Holiday Tea from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Anthony the Abbot Catholic Church, 20428 Cortez Blvd.
The event will include a luncheon, desserts and tea, as well as entertainment by pianist John Sharpe. Also, holiday stories will be told by orator Carolyn Manno.
Tickets are $7 in advance (by Thursday), or $8 at the door. For tickets, call the church at (352) 796-2096 or Frances Nico at (352) 799-0901.
Women's Outdoor Weekend on Nov. 7-8
Hernando County Recreation invites women of all ages to sign up for the WOW — Women's Outdoor Weekend that will be Nov. 7-8 at Lakewood Retreat, 25458 Dan Brown Hill Road, south of Spring Lake.
The event will include workshops in knot tying, low ropes initiative course, reading a compass, outdoor cooking and how to be happy, healthy and vibrant. The cost is $125, which includes meals, accommodations and seminars.
For information or to register, call (352) 754-4031 or visit the Web site at hernandocounty.us/parks_rec.
Summit for Youth to be broadcast on cable
The annual Summit for Youth will be shown on Hernando County Government Broadcasting, Bright House cable Ch. 622, at 7 p.m. Saturday and again at 1 p.m. Wednesday.
The summit, which was held Sept. 29, was organized by the Hernando Youth Initiative, a sub-committee of the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Education Committee. The program addressed issues that affect youth in the community.
For additional broadcast times, check the program schedule at www.hernandocounty.us/hcgb or call (352) 540-6777.