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Get your bid in for Rotary Club's radio auction

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Get your bid in for rotary club's radio auction

Online bidding for the Rotary Club of Brooksville's 35th annual Live on Air radio auction has begun at rotaryradioauction.com. The live auction will be March 16, broadcast on WWJB-AM 1450 and WXJB-FM 99.9 radio stations. Phone lines will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; bids during that time may be called in at (352) 754-2500. Nearly $50,000 in new merchandise and services will be auctioned. Proceeds benefit a number of local and national groups, including the Dawn Center, New Beginnings Youth Shelter and Camp Rotary. Additional donations for the auction are welcome. For information, send email to rotarybrooksvilleauction @gmail.com.

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Blueberry pie baking showdown coming up

Think you make the best blueberry pie in Hernando County? The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce invites those who love to bake to enter the Hernando County Blueberry Pie Baking Contest, which will be at 1 p.m. March 30 at the Hernando Marketplace event at Anderson Snow Park, 1360 Anderson Snow Road. The contest is open to amateur bakers of any age. The entry fee is $5. No team entries will be accepted. Pies must be made from scratch (no store-bought crusts or pies are allowed), and the primary ingredient must be whole blueberries. A recipe must accompany each entry. The top 10 winners will move on to the finals, which will be on May 4 at the second annual Florida Blueberry Festival in downtown Brooksville. For official rules and a registration form, call Dawn Badami at the chamber, (352) 796-0697, or visit hernandochamber.com.

HPH Hospice hosting volunteer orientation

HPH Hospice is recruiting volunteers to help at the Sturgill Hospice Care Center on Cortez Boulevard. A two-part orientation will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 26 and 28. Attendance both days is mandatory. Lunch will be provided. Volunteer opportunities include serving meals to patients, providing companionship to patients and family members, and assisting in the kitchen with the cooking of meals and baking of cookies. To register for the orientation, call Anne Clark at (352) 597-1882.

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Relay for Life spaghetti dinner benefit: 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union, 18915 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. $5. Toll-free 1-800-999-5887, ext. 51104.

Hospice hosts 'Aging Gracefully: Tips for Navigating the Healthcare Maze': Noon-2 p.m., Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582, 14494 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Free. Toll-free 1-800-486-8784.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

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