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Community news: rummage sale, fashion show and more


Rummage, bake sale coming in February

A rummage and bake sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 5 in the fellowship hall at First Lutheran Church, 30419 Park Ridge Drive. Call Mary Locke at (352) 583-4102.


Mary Martha Guild hosts fashion lunch

The Mary Martha Guild at Christ Lutheran Church will host its annual Fashion Show and Luncheon on Feb. 19 in the church, 475 North Ave. W.

Lunch will be served at noon, with the fashion show to follow. The show will feature fashions in multiple sizes, accessorizing jewelry, and Red Hat fashions and accessories.

Tickets cost $12 and must be purchased before Feb. 13. Call Inge at (352) 686-8751 or Barbara at (352) 799-3082.


Preview items for Rotary Radio Auction

The Rotary Club of Brooksville will host the 33rd annual Rotary Radio Auction from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 26.

This will be a "live on air" auction that will be broadcast on WWJB 1450 AM and WXJB 99.9 FM radio stations, which reaches listeners in Hernando, Pasco, Citrus and Sumter counties. To place bids on auction day, call (352) 799-5885.

A list and description of items up for auction can be viewed online at,, and Items will be added as donations are received.


Gong Show fundraiser will be held at JCC

The Alzheimer's Family Organization is selling tickets for its annual Gong Show, which will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Jewish Community Center, 9841 Scenic Drive.

Dinner will be served by Carrabba's Italian Grille. There will also be door prizes, silent auctions and raffles.

Tickets prices vary from $25 to $40, which includes the dinner and soft drinks; guests can bring their own alcoholic beverages. Call (727) 848-8888 or toll-free at 1-888-496-8004.


Mobley Road animal shelter has new hours

The Humane Society of the Nature Coast has changed visiting hours at the shelter at 7200 Mobley Road.

The care center is open for animal visitation from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. The office will continue to operate from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays for information, lost and found, volunteering and donations. The shelter is closed on Sundays except by appointment.

Call (352) 796-2711.


Tickets on sale for dad and daughter dance

Hernando County Recreation is selling tickets to the annual Father/Daughter Dance, which will be 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 4 and 5 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 20428 Cortez Blvd.

The event will include music, snacks and drinks. Guests are encouraged to bring a camera for photo opportunities. Tickets are $15 each and must be purchased in advance. Registration forms are available at the recreation office, 205 E Fort Dade Ave., or online at

Payment must be made by check, money order or credit card (MasterCard or Visa); no cash will be accepted. Call (352) 754-4031.


Adult education class registration under way

The Hernando County School District's Adult Education Department is accepting registrations for the spring schedule of classes.

Numerous classes will be available in exercise and fitness, arts and leisure, and computer and technology.

Brochures are available at all branches of the Hernando County Public Library System and online at (click on "School Sites," then select "adult education/GED" in the drop-down menu).

To register, call the office between 5:30 and 7 p.m. Mondays or Wednesdays to determine the best time to stop by the office, which is at Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St. Call (352) 797-7091.


Ronald McDonald scholarships available

Ronald McDonald Children's Charities of Tampa Bay, in partnership with the state and the Hernando County Education Foundation, offers college scholarships to students who face limited access to educational and career opportunities.

Applications are available on the Hernando County Education Foundation's website at, or at the guidance counselor's office at each high school. The deadline to apply is Feb. 10; completed applications must be returned to the guidance counselor's office. No late applications or incomplete applications will be accepted.

Students applying must be U.S. citizens, permanent resident aliens or dependents of a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien.

Along with the application, students are required to include a personal statement, letter of recommendation from a teacher, workplace or volunteer experience, a signed student scholarship criteria stating that they will remain drug-free and crime-free. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.7 and be eligible for the free/reduced public school lunch program. Students may not be a recipient of a "Take Stock," "Doorways" or similar scholarship program that uses matching funds from the state.

Students must demonstrate a record of school and community service. The value of the scholarship may be equal to 60 credit hours at a Florida state college or university, an approved private nonprofit Florida college or university and an approved out-of-state school of higher education.

For a list of approved schools, visit

For information, talk to a high school guidance counselor, visit the education foundation's website (above) or contact Barbara Sweinberg at

Community news: rummage sale, fashion show and more 01/22/11 [Last modified: Saturday, January 22, 2011 9:52am]
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