The Service Corps of Retired Executives, Pasco-Hernando Chapter 439, will present a free seminar, "An Intro to QuickBooks and Record Keeping for Small Businesses," from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at the Hugh Embry Branch Library, 14215 Fourth St., Dade City.
The seminar, sponsored by the Hugh Embry Library and SCORE, is designed for people planning to start a business, as well as those who have already stared a small business, but have not yet set up an effective recording keeping system.
SCORE counselors Ellie Hollis and Dick Bendtzen will cover what records must be kept and the records that must be generated for managing the finances of a small business. Each participant will use QuickBooks during the seminar and receive a QuickBooks starter edition.
For information or reservations, call the library at (352) 567-3576 or the SCORE office at (727) 842-4638.
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The Nature Coast Chapter of the Florida Society of Accountants will have its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Scotto's Bistro, inside the Quality Inn, 6172 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee.
The speaker will be Lillian Emaish, an IRS specialist in Tampa, who will discuss IRS collections, liens and other topics.
Reservations are required. Call Susan Taylor at 796-8860 no later than today.
Chapter meetings are the third Tuesday of each month and are open to any accountant or tax professional in Hernando, Pasco or Citrus counties.
For information, call Pat Cornett at 597-3460.
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The HoneyBaked Ham Co. and Cafe, 4638 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, will host a blood drive from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Donors receive a buy-one-sandwich-get-one-free offer. For information, call 592-2994.
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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have the following ribbon cuttings this week:
•WeekDay Gourmet, 13159 Cortez Blvd., in the Coastal Way Shopping Center, Spring Hill, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. For information, contact Kristy or Scott Stoker at 678-3042. Following the ribbon cutting, sample meals will be available to those attending.
•Quality Guitars, 7229 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill, 11:30 a.m. Friday. For information, contact Randy Kras at 442-7817.
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The Spring Hill Professionals Chapter of Ali Lassen's Leads Club will meet from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Boston Cooker Restaurant & Oyster Bar, 5375 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.
Speakers for this meeting include: Julio Hertado, representing ADT Security Services, and Dianne Hogg, state certified real estate appraiser.
The cost for lunch is $13, to be paid at the meeting. The restaurant will not accept personal checks. A separate membership fee is required to join the club.
The club offers members each week the opportunity to give brief business presentations and exchange leads collected during the previous week. The club offers noncompete business classifications to avoid conflicts of interest. For information, call Lois Bleicher at 200-4809.
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The Hernando County Medical Society Alliance will present a free health and antiaging forum from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Black Swan Spa, 495 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.
The event, sponsored by Black Swan Spa, will provide advice and information about reducing stress, maintaining healthy habits and new approaches to anit-aging.
Participants will be pampered with an "Ultimate Eye" mini facial with lip exfoliation, underarm laser hair removal and a mineral makeup mini-makeover. A light dinner and drinks will also be provided by Black Swan Spa.
Representatives will also be attending from Care One of Florida, Stolte Eye Care Center, Premier Pharmacy and Moss Chiropractic Clinic.
For information or to RSVP, call Maureen at 650-9006 or e-mail her at [email protected], or call the Black Swan Spa at 666-1300.
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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have its monthly after-hours business mixer from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Brooksville Cardiology, 12082 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. The mixer is sponsored by Dr. Adel Eldin.
Food and beverages will be available. For information, contact Patty Himmelberger at 796-0697.
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Strong Tower Vineyard will have a free wine tasting from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Pristine Liquors, 14381 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.
The tasting will include some of Strong Tower Vineyard's gold medal winners from the recent Florida International Wine Competition. The competition included entries from 36 states and 11 foreign countries.
For information, call 666-1088 or 799-7612.
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Terlep Chiropractic will have a Community Appreciation Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the office, 8468 Northcliffe Blvd., Spring Hill.
Bring a canned food item for the Salvation Army and receive a free consultation, examination and digital computerized X-ray.
Existing patients who attend receive a spinal adjustment, massage and hydrotherapy.
For information or to set up an appointment, call 666-2222.
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The HoneyBaked Ham Co. and Cafe, 4638 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, will kick off summer by helping raise money for the United Way of Hernando County's 2008 campaign.
For every boxed lunch sold from Sunday to July 21, $1 will be donated to the United Way.
For information, call 592-2994.
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Serena Clodfelter-Young, owner of Serena's Dance Palace, is celebrating her 10th anniversary of teaching, with a reserved-seating performance beginning at 6:30 p.m. June 27 and 28 at Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets are $15.
Clodfelter-Young began teaching while a senior at Central High School as an independent contractor with Hernando County Parks and Recreation. She later moved to a leased space and now owns a 6,000-square-foot building at 17049 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.
Clodfelter-Young is a graduate of the University of South Florida and holds a bachelor's degree in dance studies and a minor in business and theater. At the studio, she has a team of students called Company Beat that performs throughout the community for retirement centers and nursing homes. The team has raised more than $3,000 for St. Jude's Children Research Hospital through a walk-a-thon.
The studio also has a competition team called "Company Alliance" that has performed throughout the Southeast and won state and national awards.
For information, call 796-1991.
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