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Upcoming events in Hernando County

VITA TAX KICKOFF EVENT: To kick off its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program in eastern Hernando County, the United Way of Hernando County will host an event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West.

The event will include face painting, storytelling and other activities for children; a free movie with popcorn and drinks; and free tax-preparation services for those who qualify (valid driver's license and Social Security card(s) required).

The VITA program provides free federal tax-preparation assistance to people with low to moderate income, no rental property and no farm income.

For VITA locations, call 211 or visit or

For information, call United Way at (352) 688-2026.

BOOK DISCUSSION FOCUSES ON FLORIDA: The Hernando County Public Library System is hosting book discussions focusing on Florida throughout 2013 to mark Viva Florida 500, the statewide celebration of Florida's 500 years.

The next discussion will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill.

The book to be discussed is Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. The classic novel, set in Central and South Florida, focuses on a black woman's journey to independence and substance.

For information, call (352) 754-4043.

SOUP, FOOTBALL PARTY: A Soup R Bowl Party will begin at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at Marine Corps League Detachment 708, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville.

Guests may bring a favorite soup and snack to share during the Super Bowl football game. Soups will be judged, and prizes will be awarded.

For information, call (352) 597-7979 or visit

CPR, FIRST AID COURSE: The Hernando County Recreation Department offers the American Heart Association's CPR Adult, Infant and Child/Automated External Defibrillator/First Aid course at its facility at Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill.

A CPR/AED recertification class will be offered from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday for $35.

The next full course, which includes first aid, will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturady for $60.For information or to register, call the Recreation Department at (352) 754-4031 or July Stack at (352) 346-0463.

Upcoming events in Hernando County 01/26/13 [Last modified: Saturday, January 26, 2013 11:37am]
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