Monday, June 18, 2018
News Roundup

Spring Hill Garden Club needs volunteers for Weed and Feed

SPRING HILL

Garden club needs weeding volunteers

The Spring Hill Garden Club is seeking volunteers to help at its "Weed and Feed" on Saturday at the Spring Hill waterfall and Nature Coast Botanical Gardens. Volunteers should arrive at 8:30 a.m. at the botanical gardens, 1489 Parker Ave., and bring gloves, weeding tools and insect repellent. At 11 a.m., participants will be treated to "goodies" by club members. The event removes invasive plants and vines at the two locations. For information, call (352) 683-9933 or go to naturecoastbotanical gardens.com.

Entries sought for pie baking contest

The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce invites amateur bakers of all ages to participate in the Hernando County Blueberry Festival Pie Baking Contest. The contest is at 1 p.m. April 7 at the Hernando Marketplace event at Anderson Snow Park, 1360 Anderson Snow Road. The entry fee is $5. Participation is limited to 10 registrants. The winner will represent Hernando County at the inaugural Blueberry Festival in downtown Brooksville on May 5. For rules and a registration form, contact Dawn Badami at (352) 796-0697 or visit hernandochamber.com.

PINE ISLAND

Pine Island posts swimming advisory

The Hernando County Health Department has issued a swimming advisory for Pine Island Beach effective immediately.

Bacteriological test results received Monday indicate the water quality is in the poor range and may pose an increased risk of disease exposure, especially to very young children, older adults and those who have weakened immune systems.

For information, call the Health Department at (352) 540-6800, ext. 82112.

BROOKSVILLE

Feast on tastes at Relay for Life benefit

The Preceptor Delta Iota Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi is hosting a Taste of Relay for Life fundraiser from 4 to 6 p.m. March 31 at First United Methodist Church, 109 Broad St. Restaurants and individual cooks can still sign up to participate. Guests at the event will pay $5 for 10 tastings. Proceeds will go to the Brooksville Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society. Those interested in participating may call Bev Lewis at (352) 279-1198, Marsha Roderick at (352) 796-5490 or Gail Brooks at (352) 279-8411.

Vendors invited to weekly market

The Brooksville Business Alliance invites new vendors to try the weekly Market on Main Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays along Main Street, between Broad and Liberty streets. For a free pass or for information, call Lisa at (352) 428-9275.

Today's pick

Senior Singles dance: 7-11 p.m., Spring Hill Domino Club, 15120 County Line Road, Spring Hill. $5. (352) 293-4009.

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