Legion to honor four World War II chaplains
American Legion Post 186 will present the annual Four Chaplains Memorial Service at 2 p.m. Feb. 7 at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way.
The service honors the four military chaplains, all of different faiths, who died aboard the USS Dorchester, which was torpedoed during World War II on Feb. 3, 1943: Methodist minister George Fox, Lutheran minister Clark Poling, Jewish Rabbi Alexander Goode and Catholic priest Johnny Washington.
The chaplains handed out life jackets to the servicemen aboard and, when there were none left, gave up their own. They remained aboard, comforting those who were too severely wounded to abandon ship, and were among the 672 men who died.
Local chaplains participating in the event include Rabbi David Levin of Temple Beth David, the Rev. Jeffery Ice of First United Methodist Church, Pastor Kristin Wee of Nativity Lutheran Church and Father Raymond O'Neil of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church.
For information, call Post 186 Chaplain Charles Haig at (352) 597-1210.
Learn how to care for Alzheimer's patients
HPH Hospice and the Alzheimer's Association will host a five-week Alzheimer's series for individuals caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease or those who anticipate being in the position of caring for someone with the disease.
The program will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 10 to March 10, at the HPH team office, 12260 Cortez Blvd.
Topics include an overview of Alzheimer's, how the disease changes communications and dealing with difficult behaviors. There will also be information on research and treatment. Each week will include discussion time.
There is no cost to participate. However, space is limited and advanced registration is required. To reserve a space or for information, call Janet Clymer at (352) 597-1882.
Charity concert to help United Way, food banks
The Nature Coast Children's Crusade will host the Shark Aid 2010 "Giving Back to the Village" Charity Concert from 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 13 at Nature Coast Technical High School's football stadium, 4057 California St.
Bands scheduled to perform include Southern Reign, Radio Therapy, Act of Class, 3 Weeks Notice and Lights Burn Down.
Admission is $1 and two nonperishable food items. The concert benefits the United Way of Hernando County and local food pantries.
For concert information, call Patrick O'Grady at Nature Coast, (352) 797-7088. Food pantries interested in participating in the food drive may contact the United Way at (352) 688-2026 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Church rummage sale to help needy, others
First Lutheran Church, 30419 Park Ridge Drive, will host a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 6.
Proceeds will be used to assist the needy in the area and help fund Angel Food Ministry, Helping Hands, the Veteran Women's Homeless Project, community health fairs, vacation Bible school and Jericho Road Ministries.
For information, call Mary Locke at (352) 583-4102 or (352) 279-0993.
Learn about discount home insurance
AAA-Spring Hill will host a free home insurance discount workshop from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 4 at the branch office at 1410 Pinehurst Drive, near Spring Hill Drive and Commercial Way.
The workshop is open to members and nonmembers.
To RSVP or for information, call (352) 683-3446, ext. 2241.