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Workshop brings help to Tampa Bay homeowners facing foreclosure


Facing foreclosure? Here's help

The Florida Department of Financial Services invites Tampa Bay area residents to a Florida Housing Help workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 23 at the University Area Community Development Center, 14013 N 22nd St.

Families facing foreclosure of their homes will have an opportunity to meet with mortgage lenders. Also, HUD-certified housing counselors and other assistance will be available.

For information, visit or call (850) 413-3089 or toll-free (877) 693-5236.


Coin show comes to county fairgrounds

The West Hernando Coin Club will host a coin show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 30 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St.

Coins can be purchased, sold and appraised, including gold, silver, and U.S. and foreign coins and paper money. There will be free hourly door prizes and a free gold drawing.

Admission and parking are free. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. For information, call (352) 678-7769.


Luncheon show features fashions

The Mary Martha Guild of Christ Lutheran Church will host a Valentine Fashion Show and Luncheon on Feb. 13 at the church, 475 North Ave. W.

Lunch will be served at noon, followed by the fashion show, featuring the latest collection from Boutique on Wheels. It will include clothing in various sizes and jewelry. Red Hat fashions and accessories will also be available.

Tickets are $10 and must be purchased before Feb. 7. Call Inge at (352) 686-8751 or Barbara at (352) 799-3082.


Carnivale celebrates 30th year of church

To celebrate its 30th year in the community, St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church will host the St. Frances Cabrini Parish Carnivale 2010 from Feb. 11 to 14 on church grounds, 5030 Mariner Blvd.

The carnivale, which features rides, games, food and entertainment, will open at 4 p.m. Feb. 11, 5 p.m. Feb. 12, noon Feb. 13 and 2 p.m. Feb. 14.

Admission is free. Advance tickets for armbands are $20 and can be purchased from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays through Feb. 10, in the parish office. Armbands at the carnivale will be $25.

Vendor spaces are still available. For details, call (352) 683-9666. Visit the Web site at


Cattle Barons' Ball benefits cancer group

Hernando County's fourth annual Cattle Barons' Ball to benefit the American Cancer Society will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court. The theme will be "Stetsons and Stilettos."

The goal is to raise $52,000 for the society's Reaching Out to Cancer Kids program, supporting the ROCK Camp, research and scholarships.

Sponsorships, partnerships and volunteer opportunities are available.

For details, contact Jean Harberts toll-free at 1-800-940-1969, ext. 101, or send an e-mail to


Three opportunities to learn about CPR

Three separate CPR classes will be offered Thursday, Feb. 4 and Feb. 18 at the Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd., behind Oak Hill Hospital. Each class will start at 6 p.m.

The course meets the guidelines of the American Heart Association and the American Safety and Health Institute. It is designed for professional health care providers, but anyone interested can participate.

The cost is $20. Upon satisfactory completion, students will receive a two-year certification card. Seating is limited.

To obtain information or to reserve a seat, call (352) 597-8875.

Workshop brings help to Tampa Bay homeowners facing foreclosure 01/15/10 [Last modified: Friday, January 15, 2010 8:10pm]
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