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Spring Hill pet stores to host cat adopt-a-thons


Adopt-a-thons will give cats homes at last

Home at Last Pet Adoptions will have adopt-a-thons at two locations today: from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pet Supermarket, 4316 Commercial Way, and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Petco, 7223 Coastal Blvd., in the rear of the store (adoptions are conducted weekly at Petco). Although the organization specializes in Siamese, other cats and kittens will be available. All are spayed or neutered, have had age-appropriate vaccinations, have tested negative for feline leukemia and AIDS, are have microchips and have been treated for parasites. Fees vary and are tax-deductible. Call (352) 476-6832, send e-mail to or visit the website at


Talent contest wraps up today

American Legion Post 99 will host its "Hernando Has Talent" finale at 7 p.m. today at the post, 208 E Fort Dade Ave. Contestants will perform to win prizes. First place wins $150, second $75 and third $25. Winners will be determined by three judges, plus votes from the audience. The audience can vote for their favorites for $1 per vote, with 50 cents per vote going to the winner's choice of charitable organization or fundraiser. Admission is $5 at the door. Food and drinks available for purchase. For information, call Jennifer Frye at (352) 942-3919 or (352) 796-2826.

'Brooksvillian' nominees wanted

Friday is the deadline to nominate the next "Great Brooksvillian," to be honored at a ceremony during the city of Brooksville's Founders Week celebrations in October. The annual program recognizes outstanding men and women who have made significant contributions to the history, culture and/or economy of Brooksville. A perpetual plaque is maintained at City Hall to commemorate and memorialize the honorees. An individual plaque is presented to each honoree. Information, program criteria and nomination forms are available at E-mail or call (352) 540-3853.


The grand opening celebration for the Brooksville Air Center, 15421 Technology Drive, south of Brooksville, will be at 11 a.m. June 26. The date was omitted in Friday's edition. For information, call (352) 754-5449 or visit

Today's picks

Girl Scout Shout!: 10 a.m.-noon, Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, Brooksville. Free. Hosted by the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida.

Hot Summer Nights in Downtown Brooksville: 5-10 p.m., throughout downtown Brooksville. (352) 428-9275.

Latin-American Civic and Cultural Association western-style Father's Day Celebration: 8 p.m.-midnight, SNPJ Hall, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. $10. (352) 688-0763 or (727) 869-9398.

Stage West presents 'Jungle Book': 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $10. (352) 683-5113 or

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