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Today's picks: events and meetings in Hernando, Pasco counties

Today's picks

HERNANDO COUNTY

Time for Remembrance: 2 and 6 p.m. services, HPH Hospice Spring Hill, 12260 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Free. Call, toll-free, 1-800-486-8784.

Hernando County Career Fair: 2-6 p.m., Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582, 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. The first hour of the event will be open only to veterans and their families; all others welcome after 3 p.m. (352) 544-5206.

PASCO COUNTY

Author and filmmaker Diane Glancy to speak: 3:30 p.m., Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52, Saint Leo. Free. E-mail kurt.wilt@saintleo.edu.

Pasco County property appraiser to speak: 7 p.m., Best Western, 5639 Oakley Blvd., Wesley Chapel. Mike Wells, Pasco County property appraiser, speaks at a meeting of the Villages of Wesley Chapel Homeowners Association. Open to the public. (352) 521-4436.

Today's meetings

HERNANDO COUNTY

Hernando County Commission, 9 a.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

PASCO COUNTY

Pasco County Commission, 10 a.m. workshop, West Pasco Government Center, 8731 Citizens Drive, New Port Richey.

New Port Richey City Council, 6 p.m. work session, City Hall, 5919 Main St.

Dade City Commission, 5:30 p.m. redevelopment meeting, followed by regular meeting, City Hall Annex, 14150 Fifth St.

Today's picks: events and meetings in Hernando, Pasco counties 11/07/11 [Last modified: Monday, November 7, 2011 9:46pm]
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