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Spring Hill Christian Academy hosts opens house Tuesday


Christian Academy open house Tuesday

Spring Hill Christian Academy will host its annual open house at 6 p.m. Tuesday for parents and families of children ages 3 through 12th grade.

Visitors can meet faculty, examine the curriculum, tour the facilities and attend a question and answer session with the principal. Refreshments will be provided.

The school is at 3140 Mariner Blvd. For information, call (352) 683-8485.


Latin American group presents oldies party

The Latin American Civic and Cultural Association will host an Oldies But Goodies — Fabulous Decades of the '50s and '60s from 8 p.m. to midnight March 20 at the SNPJ Lodge/Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road.

The event will include Spanish and English music, provided by DJ Mandy. Guests are encouraged to wear clothing from the 1950s and '60s.

Tickets are $8 for members and $10 for nonmembers. For information, call Ana Burgos, (352) 688-0763 or Carmen Torres, (727) 869-9398.


VFW serves up dinner, R&B show

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8681 will host an Evening with Stan Prinston, a Dinner and Rhythm and Blues Show, on March 27 at the post, 18940 Drayton St., at County Line Road.

Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. Showtime is at 7. Prinston will cover a number of favorite artists, such as Lou Rawls, Neil Diamond, Lionel Ritchie and Dion.

Tickets are $12. Reservations are recommended. For information or for reservations, call (727) 806-6123 or (727) 697-1140.


Lutheran church offers rummage sale

Christ Lutheran Church will have a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 20 at the church, 475 North Ave. W.

The sale will include clothing, shoes, purses, jewelry, books, linens, household items, luggage, sporting items, furniture, tools and more. Food and drinks will also be available.

For information, call (352) 583-5725 or (352) 799-2737.


Wine and cheese fundraiser March 28

The Spring Hill Civic Association will host a Wine and Cheese Fundraising Reception 2-5 p.m. March 28 at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave.

This will be an indoor and outdoor event, weather permitting. Entertainment will be provided by the Hernando Jazz Society. In addition to wine, guests will enjoy a variety of snacks.

Tickets are $10. Proceeds will be used to replace some of the tools and lawn equipment that was taken from the shed during two robberies in February.

Also, donations of any tools and lawn equipment will be accepted at the event.

Visit or call (352) 666-4746 for more information.


HPH Hospice offers remembrance service

HPH Hospice will host the semi-annual interfaith Time for Remembrance services at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on March 23 at the HPH campus at 12260 Cortez Blvd.

The services are for adults, teens and children who would like to remember and honor loved ones who have died. Facilitated by HPH chaplains, with support from bereavement counselors, the services will include music, poetry and readings.

There is no cost to attend and no reservations needed. Visit or call toll-free 1-800-486-8784 for information.


Group's sale will be at botanical gardens

The Daughters of the British Empire, War of the Roses Chapter, will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 20 at Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave For information, call Sheena at (352) 688-6503 or Lucille at (352) 540-9746.


Positions available for task advisory board

The Brooksville City Council is accepting applications from individuals interested in volunteering on the Community Development Block Grant Citizens Task Advisory Board.

There are five positions available: two four-year terms ending Dec. 31, 2014; two three-year terms ending Dec. 31, 2013; and one (alternate) two-year term ending Dec. 31, 2012. All expiring terms thereafter will renew for four-year terms.

For consideration, an appropriate application form must be completed with an authorization for a background check. Applications are available online at or in the City Clerk's office at City Hall, 201 Howell Ave.

Completed applications must be returned to the city clerk's office no later than Tuesday.

For information, call (352) 540-3853.


Nonprofits can apply for federal funding

Hernando County will receive $118,932 under the Emergency Food and Shelter Program Phase 28, offered through the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The funding is to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. A local board will determine how the funds will be awarded. Members will include representatives from the United Way of Hernando County, American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, local government and religious organizations.

Local agencies interested in receiving funding must meet the following criteria: Be private voluntary nonprofits or units of government; have an accounting system; practice nondiscrimination; have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs; and, if they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board.

Applications are now available at United Way of Hernando County, 4030 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, which is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Or e-mail for an application.

Completed applications must be received by the United Way office no later than 5 p.m. on March 26. Call (352) 688-2026.


On April 24, walk a mile in high heels

The Dawn Center, in partnership with Shiloh Problem Solvers and youth from the MOST Club, will host Hike in Heels — Walk a Mile in Her Shoes from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 24 in the practice field across from Star Education Center, 1036 Varsity Drive.

Walkers, volunteers, exhibitors and vendors are needed for the event, which is to increase awareness of sexual violence and promote social change.

Men, women and children are encouraged to participate by walking 1 mile in women's high-heeled shoes. Those who sign up as walkers collect pledges.

Contact Dawn Easter at the Dawn Center at (352) 592-1288 or Visit


Aircraft association hosts lunch at airport

The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1298 will have a Fly In/Drive In lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 20 at its hangar at the Hernando County Airport, 2475 S Broad St., south of Brooksville.

Lunch will include hamburgers, potato salad, coleslaw, hot dogs, deviled eggs, sodas and desserts. The cost is $7.50 per lunch.

The public is welcome. Because the hangar is on airport property, cars will have to park on the grass on the south side of the American Aviation complex; the hangar is a short walk from the gate.

More than 75 planes are expected to fly in from around the state. For information, call Christopher Washington at (352) 686-1320, Bernie Berger at (352) 428-1253 or Edgar Flaig at (352) 428-3804.


Goodwill collecting books for kids in need

A drive to collect children's books for Goodwill's BookWorks childhood literacy program continues through the end of April.

Residents in Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, Hillborough, Polk and Marion counties are asked to donate new or like-new books geared for children ages 2 to 5.

Goodwill's BookWorks program promotes childhood literacy by putting books into the hands of children who may not otherwise have them. Goodwill volunteers read to groups of preschool children at Head Start centers and other locations, then present each child with a personalized book to take home.

More than 1,200 low-income children in Hernando County received books through the program last year.

To donate books, attach a note indicating they are "For BookWorks" and drop them off at any Goodwill-Suncoast store or donation site. In Hernando County, a Goodwill store is at 4750 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. For other stores and donation site locations, visit or call toll-free 1-888-279-1988.

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