Veterans post to bring back bingo Nov. 11
Bingo will return to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209 starting Nov. 11.
Games will be every Tuesday, with doors open at 5 p.m. and early bird games starting at 5:45 p.m. The kitchen will be open.
The post, which is at 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, off Anderson Snow Road, is a smoke-free building.
For information, call (352) 796-0398.
Church to host dinner, country music concert
Northcliffe Baptist Church will present a concert featuring country/bluegrass Christian recording artist Bill Brooks Thursday at the church, 10515 Northcliffe Blvd.
The concert is part of the church's Road to Recovery ministry's barbecue dinner, which starts at 7 p.m. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.
The concert is free. The cost for a barbecue dinner is $3. Advance reservations are requested. Call the church office at (352) 683-5882.
Visit Bill Brooks' Web site at www.billbrooksmusic.com or www.myspace.com/bill buckbrooks. BUSHNELL
Cemetery to host Veterans Day event
The Florida National Cemetery will host the annual Veterans Day Ceremony, sponsored by the Joint Veterans Committee, at 11 a.m. Nov. 11. The cemetery, 6502 SW 102nd Ave., is off Interstate 75, Exit 309.
The speaker will be Rear Adm. LeRoy Collins Jr., executive director of the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs. The master of ceremonies will be Steve Jerve of WFLA-Ch. 8 of Tampa.
The Olympia High School Band from Orlando will perform patriotic music and there will be singing of patriotic songs by Linda Burnette and Laura Riley. Naomi McClain will perform on the bagpipes and John Duarte and Gayle Williams will play Echo Taps.
The Florida National Guard will provide the gun salute and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8681 of Shady Hills will post the colors. There will also be a flyover by the Ye Mystic Air Krewe.
Seating will be limited. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early, bring lawn chairs or blankets and listen to the patriotic and inspirational musical prelude before the ceremony. The cemetery's visitors' center will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Avenue of Flags will be adorned with the approximately 400-plus flags along the cemetery roadways. These flags, which were once draped over the caskets or cremation urns of deceased veterans, were donated to the ceremony by the next of kin.
For information, call (352) 793-7740.
Jazz Society to host jam session Nov. 9
The Hernando Jazz Society will host an open jam at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at the SNPJ Hall Dance-Party Center, 13383 County Line Road. Local musicians and singers will perform tunes of the Big Band and swing eras. Light refreshments will be available, or bring your own beverages.
Admission is free for Jazz Society members and $9 for nonmembers. For information, call Frank Domick at (352) 666-4842.
Group to hold drive for National Guard troops
Rainbow Woods Homeowners Association will celebrate its 20th birthday with a Care Package Drive to benefit local National Guard troops from 2 to 5 p.m. Nov. 8 at Doxey Hill Circle.
The event will include music, cider and doughnuts, as well as children's games.
Some of the items needed for care packages include: magazines, remote control cars/planes, puzzle books, craft kits and supplies, self-contained microwaveable meals, Army and Air Force Exchange Service gift certificates (visit www.aafes.com), DVDs, CDs, video games, phone cards, baby wipes, disposable eyeglass cleaner, decorations, books, liquid bath soap, handmade cards/letters, cookies, candy (no chocolate), granola bars, sunflower seeds and model kits.
For information, call (352) 688-4872.
Church to host crime prevention program
A crime prevention program will be provided Wednesday at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2301 Deltona Blvd. A potluck dinner will be at 5 p.m. and the program will be presented by Metro Crime Prevention at 7 p.m.
Metro Crime Prevention is a nonprofit community service developed by former law enforcement officers. The program is about 30 minutes, followed by a question and answer session. Topics include: identity theft, purse-snatching, hurricane safety fraud and scams, guns and alternative weapons and carjackings.
Anyone interested is welcome to attend. For information, call the church at (352) 683-2010.