Monday, June 25, 2018
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Upcoming events in Hernando County, beginning Feb. 5

SPRING HILL

remembering the 'DORCHESTER' chaplains feb. 5

American Legion Post 186 will present its annual Four Chaplains Memorial Service at 3 p.m. Feb. 5 at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1107 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Speakers will include retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Monroe T. Smith and retired Army Col. Nick Morana. St. Theresa's choir will sing patriotic songs. At the closing of the service, four white doves will be released from the church parking lot, and refreshments will be served. The service honors the four military chaplains, all of different faiths, who died aboard the USS Dorchester, which was torpedoed during World War II on Feb. 3, 1943. The chaplains handed out life jackets to the servicemen aboard and, when there were none left, gave up their own. For more information, call Charles Haig at (352) 597-1210.

BROOKSVILLE

Greek festival indoors Feb. 10-11

Christ the Savior Greek Orthodox Church will host its second annual Greek Festival from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 10-11 at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St. The indoor event will include Greek food, dancing and entertainment. Demetri, of Demetri and the Islanders, will be featured. Free Greek dance lessons will be offered, and there will be a Kids Fun Zone. Greek cuisine such as gyros, spanakopita, pastitsio and baklava will be available. Admission is $1 per person. For information, call Emily Thomas at (352) 650-0307 or visit csgoc.org.

Interested in adopting a child?

An orientation for those interested in learning more about adopting children from the foster care system will be offered at 6 p.m. Feb. 15 at Youth and Family Alternatives, 19245 Cortez Blvd. Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting classes, a 10-week program, will be offered from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, starting Feb. 22, at the Centers, 2315 U.S. 41 N, Inverness. For additional information, call Maria Buckley at (352) 277-5860.

Weather expert's talk is Wednesday

A "Severe Weather Hazards" presentation will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Hernando County Sheriff's Emergency Operations Center, 18900 Cortez Blvd. The speaker will be Daniel Noah, warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service Office in Ruskin, who will discuss weather vulnerabilities, such as lightning, marine hazards and rip currents, tornadoes and thunderstorms, hurricanes and flooding, as well as temperature extremes and wildfires. There will be a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather radio giveaway. Residents can bring in their own radios for programming. There is no cost, but reservations are required. Call (352) 754-4083.

Today's picks

Hernando Sportsman's Club Gun and Knife Show: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. $6 for ages 16 and older. (352) 799-3605.

Central High School DECA carwash fundraiser: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Advance Auto Parts, 13427 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. Donations accepted. (352) 398-9013.

Dance with Bob Kravos and the Boys in the Band: 2-6 p.m., Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. $10. (989) 768-0031.

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