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Volunteers needed to spruce up African-American Spring Hill Cemetery

BROOKSVILLE

Yearly cleanup of cemetery needs helpers

Volunteers are needed for the annual cemetery cleanup at 8 a.m. Sept. 12 at the African-American Spring Hill Cemetery, 8580 Fort Dade Ave. Those who can help out are encouraged to bring tools and equipment such as Bush Hogs, lawn mowers, chain saws, shears, machetes and large trash bags. Spring Hill Cemetery is a nonprofit community cemetery. For information, call Homer Lawson Jr. at (352) 592-4493, James Thomas Sr. at (352) 799-8644 or Barry Washington at (352) 686-7946.

SPRING HILL

Scurry for tickets, it's annual Fur Ball

The sixth annual Humane Society Fur Ball will be at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court. A cash bar/cocktail hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Dinner, music and dancing will start at 7 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Cover to Cover, with a special appearance by the Non-Breeders. A silent auction will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 each. Sponsorships are also available and range from $250 to $2,500. For sponsorship information or tickets, call (352) 796-2711.

Step right up to begin line dancing

Line dance lessons for beginners start this week at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., sponsored by the Spring Hill Community Association. Lessons are at 11 a.m. Thursdays, through Sept. 24. The instructors are Chip and Stella Cipolla. Dress is casual (no sneakers). The cost is $5 per lesson. To sign up, call the Cipollas at (352) 796-6899.

COUNTYWIDE

Know any friends who save animals?

The Humane Society of the Nature Coast is accepting nominations through Saturday for the 2009 Judy Schwartz Humanitarian Award, which recognizes an individual, organization or corporation in Hernando, Citrus or Pasco county who has had a significant impact on animal welfare in the past year on a local, state or national level. The award is in memory of Schwartz, who dedicated her life to wildlife rescue. For information, call the shelter at (352) 796-2711 or visit www.humane rescue.org.

Today's meetings

Hernando County Commission, 9 a.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. Televised on Bright House cable Ch. 622.

Hernando County School Board, 2 p.m. workshop, 6 p.m. special meeting to discuss candidates for interim superintendent, 7 p.m. regular board meeting, 919 N Broad St., Brooksville. Televised on Bright House cable Ch. 614.

Today's picks

Library to show Confessions of a Shopaholic: 3 p.m., East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. Rated PG. Free. (352) 540-6391.

"Little Buddies" toddler program: 10:30 a.m.-noon, Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, off Darby Lane, Brooksville. For children 2 to 5 and their mothers. $3 per class. (352) 540-3835.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

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