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Valentine's Day comes early to Atria Evergreen Woods facility


Valentine's Day comes early at Atria facility

The public is invited to a free Valentine's Day celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 13 at Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail.

The event will include dancing to music provided by the One Dan Band. Complimentary mimosas and chocolate-dipped strawberries will be served.

Seating is limited; reservations are required by Friday. Call (352) 596-2055.


Concert to raise cash for Ugandan children

A "Rock for Africa" concert to benefit the Invisible Children Club will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at Springstead High School, 3300 Mariner Blvd. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

The concert, which will take place on the school's football field, will feature groups such as Radio Therapy, My Brothers Scars, Ship High in Transit, Never Stray and Every War Has an End.

Tickets are $3 if purchased in advance or $5 at the gate. For information, call (352) 797-7010, ext. 448 or e-mail to

The Invisible Children Club is a school club that is based on a national organization that promotes the message of and aids the children of Uganda, Africa. The national organization is a nonprofit group that builds schools in Uganda, providing some financial stability, and working to resettle displaced war victims. Information is available online at www.invisible


Water series will look at Lawn Care 101

Hernando County Utilities and Citizens for WATER will host the next session of the Hernando County Water Awareness Series from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the Utilities Department, 21030 Cortez Blvd.

The topic is "How Do I Take Care of This Lawn — Lawn Care 101," presented by urban turfgrass specialist Laurie Trenholm with the University of Florida's IFAS Extension. Visitors will learn how to take care of their lawns properly with less time, effort and money. Light refreshments will be served.

There is no cost to attend. To reserve a seat, call (352) 540-4368, ext. 35121.


You can help clean up your community

Operation PRIDE, Hernando County's communitywide cleanup and conservation initiative, will be Feb. 14; in case of rain, it will be Feb. 21. Trash bags and gloves will be provided to all participants prior to cleanup day.

Operation PRIDE is also an outreach program that provides speakers to groups on topics related to environmental concerns. Individuals and groups interested in getting involved in the cleanup or in having a speaker can call Greg Myers at (352) 796-4986.


German shepherds are available for adoption

A Rescue Awareness event with German Shepherd Rescue of Central Florida will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Humane Society of the Nature Coast's animal care center, 7224 Mobley Road (at Wiscon Road). Several fostered shepherds will be available to meet and/or adopt.

The event is part of the local Humane Society's Animal Rescue Appreciation Days, which gives specific breed rescue groups an opportunity to feature their available pets on the first and third Saturdays of each month. Other specific breed groups are invited to participate.

For information, call the Humane Society at (352) 796-2711.


Learn about plants native to the county

Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service will offer a free horticulture class, "Native Plants for Hernando County," at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road.

The class will discuss many Florida native plants, where to find them, and which ones will thrive in one's yard.

No registration is needed; first come, first seated. For information, call (352) 754-4433.


Team will evaluate submitted proposals

The Judicial Complex Request for Proposals Evaluation Team will meet at 1 p.m. Friday in the commission chambers at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St.

The team will meet to develop a short list of selected responses to the request for proposals received from competing firms for providing a judicial complex through a public/private partnership.

Those interested are welcome to observe these proceedings.

Those with disabilities needing special accommodations in participating in the meeting can call (352) 754-4020. Those who are hearing-impaired can call toll-free 1-800-676-3777.

Valentine's Day comes early to Atria Evergreen Woods facility 02/03/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 3, 2009 8:45pm]
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