IHOP restaurant at 3660 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, will sponsor Friends Friday Night fundraisers on the second Friday of each month to support the Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park.
For customers who mention "Friends of Weeki Wachee" on those nights, IHOP will donate 15 percent of their bill to the organization.
For information, call the restaurant at (352) 683-5525.
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Century 21 Alliance Realty will be collecting used cell phones and ink jet printer cartridges to generate contributions for the company's national philanthropy, Easter Seals.
Each cell phone collected is worth $4; ink jet cartridges are worth up to $12. The donations will be sent by Cartridges for Kids to Easter Seals to help children and adults with disabilities lead fuller, more independent lives.
The Spring Hill office is at 13127 Spring Hill Drive. For information, call Marilyn Pearson-Adams, broker/owner, at (352) 686-0000.
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The Spring Hill Superior Bank office at 1300 Pinehurst Drive, Spring Hill, is collecting food donations for the Salvation Army through Dec. 17. For information, call (352) 666-5200.
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Re/Max Marketing Specialists, 13101 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, is collecting nonperishable food items for People Helping People and Homeless Families In Hernando County through Dec. 23.
For information, call (352) 686-0540.
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Hernando County Jazzercise centers will offer free classes to any member of the military and/or his or her spouse during November.
Members of the military or their immediate family members can stop in before any class, show their military ID and sign up for classes.
Jazzercise centers are at 1287 Kass Circle in Spring Hill and at 422 S Broad St. in Brooksville. For information, call instructor Becky Mooneyham at (352) 442-8595 or Tracie Morse at (352) 796-4796.
Just Desserts and Sandwiches, 12115 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill, will have its grand opening from noon to 4 p.m. today.
The event will feature drawings, giveaways, promotions, as well as balloons, face painting and a bounce house for kids. Hernando County Fire Rescue's ladder truck will be on site. Neighboring businesses will join the event.
Darlene Wyle and Tom and Kathy Petras are co-owners of Just Desserts and Sandwiches, which offers 32 flavors of Hershey's ice cream, fresh deli sandwiches, homemade soups in bread bowls, salads and fresh-baked pastries. Special orders of pastry platters, cheesecakes and desserts are available.
For information, call (352) 597-0368.
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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have its December membership holiday breakfast meeting from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville.
Cemex is the sponsor of this 25th annual Christmas breakfast and will cover the breakfast cost for members. RSVPs required. Call Kyla Henry at (352) 796-3522, ext. 137.
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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon cutting at Iglesia Renacer, 17505 Shady Hills, Spring Hill, at noon Wednesday. Call Pastors Edwin or Gloria Cortes at (352) 346-3965.
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Bene International School of Beauty, 1486 Pinehurst Drive, Spring Hill, will host a local World Aids Day event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday to support the fight against AIDS.
Haircuts, styles and blow dry services will be given for a donation, and proceeds will benefit Hairdressers Against AIDS, the L'Oreal Foundation that works to raise awareness about the HIV/AIDS virus.
Hernando County Health Department representatives will be on site to offer free HIV testing and information. Complimentary soft drinks and light snacks will be served. No appointment necessary.
For information or to donate, contact Elani Mossor at (352) 263-2744. For information about HIV testing, contact Laura Dunn at (352) 540-6824.
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Hernando Biz … Net-Connecting for You, a networking group, will meet at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill.
A minimal dues structure is in place. Members are asked to attend at least three meetings a month and order breakfast from the menu. New members are welcome. Contact Sallie at (352) 428-3647 or [email protected]
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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have its annual Holiday Golf Tournament on Thursday at the Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive, Brooksville.
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The entry fee of $100 includes golf, cart, range balls and a barbecue luncheon. A silent auction will be held immediately after the tournament.
For information, call Carla Hayes at (352) 796-0697, ext. 15.
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Green World Path, 1665 Donto Way, Brooksville, will offer a free educational program about natural mineralized makeup at 6 p.m. Thursday. The speaker will be Patti Oriot, founder and CEO of Mermaid Minerals, a makeup and skin care line.
Staffers will offer tours of the facility and garden. For directions, call (352) 799-0200.
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Nature Coast Business Professionals, a nonexclusive networking group, will meet at 8 a.m. Friday at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill.
The goal is to develop long-term relationships with other business professionals. There are no membership fees.
Call Deborah Cutlip at (352) 293-4317 or visit naturecoastbusinessprofessionals.com.
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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce East Side Committee will sponsor the third annual Light Up Ridge Manor Christmas Festival from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Sunrise Plaza on Cortez Boulevard in Ridge Manor West.
The event is free for both vendors and people attending. The vendor registration deadline is Monday. Completed registration forms may be obtained and dropped off at any of the following Ridge Manor locations: SunTrust Bank, Microtel Inn & Suites and Days Inn.
The event will feature Santa Claus, Christmas carolers, a bookmobile, a cake walk, children's games and activities, raffles, prizes, clowns and music provided by DJ Bob Pepe.
WWJB-AM 1450 will broadcast live. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit Jericho Road Ministries.
Applications may be picked up at the above locations. The winner will be announced at 6 p.m. during the festival.
For information, call Jessica Huggins at (352) 796-9025 .
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Free pet photos with Santa will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 4 at Animal Care Center of Weeki Wachee, 7068 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee.
The event will include free refreshments, product discounts and raffle baskets. All proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Wounded Warriors Project.
For information, call (352) 596-2100.
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The Hernando County Medical Society Alliance will sponsor "Smart Women — Healthy Children," a women's expo, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Spring Hill Community Center, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill.
The expo will include educational information, resources, business networking, speakers and other activities. Santa will be available for visits. Information about women's health issues, domestic violence, children and family resources, fitness, anti-aging, business development, legal issues, health and nutrition, relaxation, alternative medicine, women and creativity will be offered.
Vendor tables are $25 and can be shared. For information, call Maureen at (352) 650-9006.
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