Community picnic set at Delta Woods Park
As part of the Winds of Change campaign, a public awareness effort to engage local communities in supporting our families, a Community Spring Fling, Block Party and Picnic will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 17 at Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd.
The free, family-friendly event — hosted by the Spring Hill Neighborhood Project Advisory Council, Devereux Kids in sponsorship with Kids Central and the state of Florida, and the Boys and Girls Club of Hernando County — will include free food, entertainment, children's activities, games and crafts.
Food will be provided by the Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill.
For information, call (352) 345-5954.
Hernando High plans Class of 1950 reunion
Hernando High School's Class of 1950 will celebrate its 60th anniversary April 16 and 17 at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way.
There will be a mixer at 6 p.m. April 16 and a dinner at 7 p.m. April 17.
Hernando High graduates from the 1940s and 1950s are invited to attend.
To register or for information, call Joan Crutchley Perry at (352) 684-3179.
Golf tournament benefits local charity
The Hernando Youth Initiative Child Well Being Committee is hosting a Chip in FORE Children charity golf event at 4 p.m. on April 23 at the Quarry Golf Course, 800 John Grubbs Blvd.
Volunteers, sponsors and golfers are needed. Hole sponsorships are $25, and beverage sponsors are $75. Donations of prizes are also needed. The cost for golfers is $20 per player.
After the tournament, there will be driving range, chipping and putting contests. Food and beverages will be available. Prizes will be given to the top three places.
Nongolfers may participate in the contests; the cost is five for $5 or 15 for $10.
Checks are to be made payable to Shiloh Problem Solvers.
For information, call (352) 540-3807 or (352) 398-9059.
Program recognizes crime victims, survivors
In observance of National Victims Rights Week April 18-24, the Victims' Voice 2010 program to remember victims of crime will be presented at 3 p.m. April 21 in the jury selection room at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St.
Victims and survivors of crime will be recognized.
Anyone who would like a loved one to be remembered during the program is asked to call Mary Johnston at the State Attorney's Office, (352) 754-4255.
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 at the practice field across from STAR Education Center, 1036 Varsity Drive.
Walkers, volunteers, exhibitors and vendors are needed for the event, which is aimed at increasing awareness of sexual violence and promoting 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 will be asked to collect pledges.
Contact Dawn Easter at the Dawn Center at (352) 592-1288 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit dawncenter.org.
Price Foundation to host book club
The first organizational meeting of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Hernando County Chapter, will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive.
The chapter will host a book club, with a focus on grass-roots study of whole food nutrition, organic eating and sustainable living practices.
Learn the whys, hows and budgetary strategies of whole food nutrition and prepare for the discussion of the club's first book, Food for Body and Soul by Gina Ogden.
For information, call Ivette Palomo, chapter leader, at (352) 597-2521.
Donations needed for Sept. 11 memorial
Retired Firefighters of New York City Spring Hill Chapter 343 needs donations to help build the memorial garden at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive.
The memorial will have a piece of steel from the collapsed towers of the World Trade Center, a slate tile from the roof of the Pentagon, a canister of soil from the Shanksville, Pa., crash site and paving bricks with the name of every victim of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
There is also a small remembrance of the 17 U.S. sailors killed on the USS Cole off the coast of Yemen in 2000.
The steel, tile and canister are already in place, along with 381 engraved bricks. About 900 more bricks are needed to complete the project.
The retired firefighters organization wants to get the completed memorial included on the National Registry of Historic Places. Monetary donations of any amount are welcome; sponsoring an engraved brick for the memorial wall costs $50.
Donations may be sent to: 9-11 Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 343, Brooksville, FL 34601. For information, call Joe Holland at (352) 686-4401 or (352) 584-5365, or John Pasquale at (352) 683-7966 or (352) 428-9766.
Silverthorn hosting benefit golf tourney
The Silverthorn women's and men's golf associations will host the 13th annual Hospice Benefit Golf Tournament Thursday at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. This is a four-person team tournament.
A shotgun start is scheduled for 8:30 a.m.
Entry fee is $80 per golfer and includes lunch. Nongolfers may attend the lunch, which starts at 1 p.m., for $35. Both options include a $20 tax-deductible donation to HPH Hospice.
Sponsors include Gail Spada Century 21 Alliance Realty and Cindy Vanderheiden, owner of Staging with Success. The Hardy Team ReMax Marketing specialists will sponsor a hole‑in‑one contest on each of the par-3 holes, which will give golfers four chances to get a hole-in-one and win $500 per hole.
To register, call Bobbie Joseph at (352) 797-0846.