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Stuff a Hummer with things troops need


Stuff Hummer with things troops need

A "Heap the Hummer" extravaganza will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Glen Lakes Publix, 9595 Commercial Way.

Donations of items will be accepted and stuffed into a Hummer, then sent to military troops serving overseas.

The event, sponsored by the local Publix, will include entertainment and children's activities.

Various local agencies will also be on hand. There will be fire trucks, an ambulance, the sheriff's DARE car and military vehicles on display. For information, call (352) 596-5189.

Golf tournament to aid Alzheimer's group

Forest Oaks and Spring Oaks assisted living facilities and the Grande Senior Living Community will host a golf tournament to benefit the Alzheimer's Family Organization at 11 a.m. Oct. 11 at the Heather Golf and Country Club, 7406 St. Andrews Blvd.

Golfers and sponsors are needed. For details, call Mona Herreid at (352) 232-6025.


RSVP today for Family Extravaganza event

Today is the last day to RSVP for the free Family Extravaganza that will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Brook Haven Apartments, 7781 Crystal Brook Circle, off the State Road 50 bypass behind the post office.

The event will include free food and drinks, a moon bounce, carnival games and raffles and prizes. The public is invited, but must RSVP. For reservations or information, call (352) 397-4340.


Volunteers needed to help clean cemetery

A cleanup of the African American Spring Hill Cemetery will start at 8 a.m. Saturday. The cemetery is at 8580 Fort Dade Ave. Volunteers are needed to help with the cleanup.

Those helping are asked to bring tools, including weed eaters, lawn mowers, chain saws, shears, machetes and large trash bags.

For information, call Margaree Hart at (352) 796-2390, Etta Hicks at (352) 796-8368 or Alyce Walker at (352) 796-1283.

Chorus to serenade patrons for fundraiser

Members of Suncoast Harmony Chorus will serve and serenade patrons at its Serving Pizza with a Song fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 15 at Pizza Hut, 2903 Commercial Way.

All tips and donations collected will benefit the chorus' musical education programs.

Suncoast Harmony is the west-central Florida chapter of Sweet Adelines International, a women's singing organization that performs a cappella, four-part harmony. The chorus, which has members in Hernando, Citrus, Pasco, Pinellas and Hillsborough counties, was recently awarded second-place medals at the annual competition in Daytona Beach.

For information about the fundraiser or singing with the chorus, call Cindy at (352) 597-4376 or visit the Web site at

Listen to Jazz Society play big band hits

The Hernando Jazz Society will kick off its 14th season at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the SNPJ Lodge, 13383 County Line Road.

The Hernando Jazz All Stars will perform music from the big band era. Light refreshments will be available, or bring your own beverages. Admission is free for members and $9 for nonmembers.

Season membership is available for $50, which includes nine monthly performances. For information, call Frank Domick at (352) 666-4842 or Eddie Lawrence at (352) 683-7254.


Challenges of disabled are subject of meeting

The Area 13 Family Care Council will meet 10 a.m. to noon today at the Agency for Persons with Disabilities/Florida Department of Children and Families, 1601 W Gulf Atlantic Highway (State Road 44).

Those with developmental disabilities and their families are encouraged to attend and consider discussing their personal stories and challenges that have occurred due to the state's budgetary reductions.

Arrangements can be made for those who cannot attend the meeting but would like their stories to be heard.

Those interested in issues regarding people with developmental disabilities and their families are encouraged to attend. For information, call (352) 208-6183 or e-mail Isabel de Martinez at


Interested in Tourism or Affordable Housing? Volunteer

The Hernando County Commission is accepting applications from individuals interested in serving on the Hernando County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee or the Hernando County Tourist Development Council.

There are vacancies on the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee for individuals from the following backgrounds:

• A county resident who is actively engaged in the residential home-building industry, in connection with affordable housing.

• A county resident who represents employers within the jurisdiction.

The purpose of the committee is, every three years, to review established policies and procedures, ordinances, land development regulations and the adopted local government comprehensive plan and recommend specific actions or initiatives to encourage or facilitate affordable housing, while protecting the ability of the property to appreciate in value.

The purpose of the Tourist Development Council is to promote tourism opportunities in Hernando and to oversee the collection and disbursement of the tourist development tax. There is a vacancy on the council for a representative of a tourist enterprise that collects the tourist tax.

Those interested in the voluntary, unpaid positions must submit an application no later than 5 p.m. Sept. 17 to the Hernando County administrator's office, Room 460, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. Applications are available at the administrator's office or by calling (352) 754-4002.

All applicants must be residents and registered voters in Hernando County.

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