Tuesday, February 20, 2018
News Roundup

Spring Hill Garden Club needs support to maintain waterfall

SPRING HILL

Garden Club needs help to maintain, repair waterfall

The Spring Hill Garden Club is seeking support for the upkeep of the waterfall on Spring Hill Drive at Commercial Way. The club currently is in need of U.S. and Florida flags (size 5 by 8 feet). Anyone interested in donating flags may bring them to the club's plant nursery at 1489 Parker Ave., between 9 a.m. and noon on Mondays and Saturdays; or, to schedule a pickup time, call (352) 683-9933 and leave a message. The club assumed responsibility for the Spring Hill Waterfall from Hernando County Parks and Recreation in January 2011. Maintenance and repairs are an ongoing commitment; volunteers and donations are greatly needed and appreciated. Monetary donations (indicate "waterfall" in the memo) can be mailed to the Spring Hill Garden Club at P.O. Box 3504, Spring Hill, FL 34606. For information, call the number above.

Free concert tickets available at church

Free tickets for two upcoming Community Performing Arts Guild concerts will be distributed from 9 a.m. to noon (or until tickets are gone) Tuesday at Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd. The concerts are Paul Todd and Paul Todd Jr. on Jan. 12, and Paul Tanner on Jan. 26. Concerts are at 2 and 7 p.m. each day at the church. For information, call (352) 544-1068; do not call the church office.

WEEKI WACHEE

Event offers rescued animals for adoption

The Animal Rescue Friends Network, also known as ARF'N, hosts a rescue event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Animal Care Center of Weeki Wachee, 7044 Commercial Way. Dogs, cats and kittens will be available for adoption. All have had thorough health checks and are currently in foster homes. All adopters will receive coupons for 50 percent-off vaccinations at the Animal Care Center, free doggie day care and grooming. Hot dogs and soda will be available for purchase, as well as raffle tickets for prizes. For information, call Susanne Whelan at (352) 684-9050.

Eleanor Roosevelt show takes stage

Academia Hernando will kick off its 2013 Winter Lecture Series with "Eleanor Roosevelt — the Depression Years" at 10 a.m. Jan. 14 in the sanctuary at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. The program is a one-woman show presented by Susan Marie Frontczak. It will include a series of vignettes that reveal Mrs. Roosevelt's public and private personae. After a 45-minute monologue, there will be a question-and-answer session. The series will continue through March 11. Series cost is $55 per person and includes eight lectures and a bus trip to Gainesville to visit museums. Walk-ins pay $10 for the Jan. 14 program and $8 for other lectures; bus trip is for series subscribers only. Call (352) 597-0158.

Today's pick

Dade's Battle Re-enactment: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. Parking $2. Admission $5; free for ages 5 and younger. (352) 793-4781.

Correction

Dr. Steven Visnaw recently performed the first single-site gallbladder surgery using the da Vinci robotic system at Brooksville Regional Hospital. His name was misspelled in a story in Thursday's edition.

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