Wednesday, January 17, 2018
News Roundup

Volunteer staff needed for Blueberry Festival in Brooksville

BROOKSVILLE

Volunteer staff for blueberry festival needed

The Hernando County Tourism Bureau is seeking volunteers to staff its booth at the Florida Blueberry Festival in downtown Brooksville on May 4, 5 and 6. Volunteers are needed to help out in the large stationary information tent and to work as rovers. Rovers are mobile volunteers who will assist the crowd with information and calling for assistance when necessary. A minimum of four volunteers are needed per shift. Shifts include 5 to 10 p.m. May 4; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1 to 5 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. May 5; and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1 to 4 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. May 6. A mandatory training session will be offered at 2 p.m. April 27 at a place to be determined. All volunteers will be required to pay for a background check. For information, call (352) 754-4405.

SPRING LAKE

Eat a spaghetti dinner for a cause

The United Methodist Men at Spring Lake United Methodist Church will host their annual spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the church, 4191 Spring Lake Highway. The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 4 to 12 and free for children 3 and younger. Proceeds will benefit special projects at the church and in the community. For information, call Fred Reitberger at (352) 754-8806.

COUNTYWIDE

Help patients get to their treatments

The American Cancer Society needs volunteers to drive cancer patients to their treatment appointments in Hernando County. The amount of time that a volunteer drives as well as the geographic area of travel are based on the volunteer's preference. For information, call toll-free 1-800-227-2345.

HOMOSASSA

Taking a step back into local history

Homosassa Heritage Day will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Florida Room at the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park's visitor center at 4150 S Suncoast Blvd. (U.S. 19). There will be a photo album with large panels of historical photos. Lucy Wayne, an archaeologist and architectural historian, will present "Sweet Cane — Florida Sugar Prior to the Civil War" at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. A costumed re-enactment of a conversation between Citrus County pioneer Dessie Smith Prescott and authors Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Ernest Hemingway will be presented at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. There will be a discussion about the early days of the Homosassa Springs attraction at 2 p.m. There is no cost to attend the event and activities in the Florida Room. For information, call (3523) 628-5445.

Today's meeting

City of Brooksville Firefighters' Pension Trust Fund Board of Trustees, 6 p.m., Hernando County Mining Association Enrichment Center, 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd., Brooksville.

Today's pick

United Way's 2-1-1 Get Connected/Get Answers seminar: 1:30 to 4 p.m., Career Central, 7361 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Free, but space is limited; reservations required. (352) 688-2026.

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