Toys for Tots bins set up, ready to collect
Collection bins for the US Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots Program in Hernando County are set up for donations of new, unwrapped toys at the following locations:
Spring Hill: Accuform signs, Accurate Automotive, Atria Evergreen Woods, BB&T Banks, Best Buy, Bridgewater and Nantucket Apartments, Changes Adult Fitness Center and Compass Banks. Complete Technology Solutions, County Line Café, Discovery Point Daycare, Dr. Tim Terlep, Dunkin Donuts, Dr. Drew D. Kycynka, EXtreme Bicycles, Evolution Hair Design, Fantastic Pre-School & Daycare, Fun Fitness Factory, Gold's Gym, Hernando Corrections Institution, Hernando County Veterans Services, Mirage Hair Studio, Hair Affair, Jiffy Lube, Longshotz Sports Pub, Mariner Bowling Lanes, New-U-Weight Loss Center, Northcliffe & County Line Hess Station, Pisano's, Pickled Parrot, Pinch A Penny (Kass Circle), post office (Kass Circle location), Printing Plus, Rizzo's Pizza, Silverthorn Club House, Spring Hill Fire and Rescue, Spring Hill Lanes, Springstead High School, Sterling House, State Farm Insurance, Sweet Bay supermarket, UPS stores and United Printing Services.
Brooksville: Aaron's Sales & Lease, AVA Hot Spot, Dunkin Donuts, Central High School NJROTC, Cox Lumber, High Point Golf Club, Marine Corps league 708, Pine Grove Elementary School, Physical Therapy Services, Quiznos Subs, Register Chevrolet, West Hernando Middle School and Caglianone, Miller, Anthony Attorneys at Law. Suncoast Schools Credit Union, Texas Road House, Tree care by Robert Miller, Shoe Carnival, USMC Recruiting and Wells Fargo Financial.
Other drop-off sites: Beall's Outlet stores, Big Lots, Family Dollar stores, Dollar General stores, Hernando County Utilities, Hernando County Tax Collector, Publix supermarkets, R. Tate's Auto Body, Regions Banks, Suncoast Schools Credit Union, Walgreens, Win Dixie stores, Edward Jones Financial Advisors, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236 in Hernando Beach.
Children's Autism Poker Run Saturday
A Children's Autism Poker Run is scheduled for Saturday to benefit the Hernando Autism Walk.
Registration will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at Pit Stop Sports Bar and Grill, 4279 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Breakfast will be available.
The run will include five stops. The cost is $10 per hand. The winner will receive a 32-inch flat screen television.
An "After Party" will follow the run at Coney Island Drive Inn, 1112 E Jefferson St., Brooksville. It will include live music, raffles, auctions, games and food/drink specials.
All proceeds will go to the Hernando County Autism Walk, which helps autistic children attend summer camp.
For information, call (352) 345-1231 or visit online at www.wantedflorida.com.
Sunday Craft Fair set at Heritage Pines
Heritage Pines' Craft Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the clubhouse at 11524 Scenic Hills Blvd., off County Line Road.
The event will include more than 80 local crafters and artisans. For information, call (727) 861-7784.
Register kids now for holidays' Toys for Tots
Registrations for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program of Hernando County will be taken from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays, Nov. 18 through Dec. 16 at Marine Corps League Detachment 708, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville.
Parents and legal guardians of children ages 6 months to 12 must register in person and bring the following documentation: your driver's license and current utility bill as proof of Hernando County residency and Social Security card; and a birth certificate and Social Security card for each child being registered. Guardians, including foster parents and grandparents, must also bring papers or a court order that shows the child or children are in your legal custody.
The registration office will be closed Nov. 26-28 for the Thanksgiving holiday. For information, call (352) 796-3666 (call during registration hours/days).