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Spring Hill show sparkles with minerals, gems, jewelry


Show sparkles with minerals, gems, jewelry

The 34th annual Withlacoochee Rockhound Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday at the SNPJ Lodge, 13383 County Line Road. Parking is free. Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for teens and free for children 12 and younger. This year's event will have a special feature that includes American Indian arts and crafts, as well as a replica of Aaron's Breastplate and replicas of famous diamonds of the world. There also will be silver smithing and cabochon-cutting demonstrations. The event is sponsored in part by the Hernando County Fine Arts Council. For information, call Jerry Johnson at (352) 688-7810.


Get low-cost pet vaccinations today

The Florida International Teaching Zoo's veterinary staff will offer a low-cost pet vaccination clinic from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Tractor Supply Co., 18741 Cortez Blvd. Rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats will be $5; dog distempter/parviovirus combo shots and cat distemper shots are $14, and dog kennel cough/bordatella shots are $14. Documentation for the vaccinations will be provided. The teaching zoo is a nonprofit organization. Proceeds will benefit the zoo's programs, such as endangered species propagation and veterinary assistance distance learning. For information, call (352) 867-7788.

Best decorations judged Dec. 10

The city of Brooksville Beautification Board is sponsoring its annual Best Christmas Decorations Contest. Members of the Beautification Board will determine winners in the residential and business categories — within the city limits — on Dec. 10. An award for the best display in each category will be given. Award winners will be recognized during the Brooksville City Council's meeting at 7 p.m. Dec. 15. To nominate a property or for information, call Lindsay Morgan at (352) 544-5407, ext. 130.

Today's meetings

Community Initiative Team, 3:30 p.m., Room 460, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

Hernando County Metropolitan Planning Organization's Citizens Advisory Committee, 4 p.m., Room 261, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

City of Brooksville Firefighters Pension Trust Fund Board of Trustees, 6 p.m., City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville.

Today's pick

Central Drama Department presents "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe": 7 p.m., Central High School, 14075 Ken Austin Parkway, Brooksville. $4. 797-7020.

Hernando deaths

Gallagher, Russell C.

Martin, Carl J.

Repole, Angelo

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Spring Hill show sparkles with minerals, gems, jewelry 12/03/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 3, 2008 7:38pm]
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