Saturday, February 24, 2018
News Roundup

Supervisor of Elections' westside office to reopen Friday

SPRING HILL

Election chief's westside office to reopen Friday

The westside office of the Hernando County supervisor of elections will reopen Friday. The office, at 7443 Forest Oaks Blvd., which had closed after the November election, will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The main office, in Room 165 at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville, is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. For information, call (352) 754-4125.

Schools' academic contest needs sponsor

Sponsors are needed for the 21st annual Rotary of Spring Hill/Kevin Coit Middle School Brain Bowl, which will be March 16 at Challenger K-8 School of Science and Mathematics. The Brain Bowl is an academic competition among Hernando County's public middle schools, with students answering math, science, English and geography questions. This year's competition will include questions about world affairs and the promotion of worldwide peace. Sponsorships provide T-shirts, door prizes, goody bags, awards and a pizza lunch for the students and their families. For information, call Jim Stewart at (352) 683-3627.

BROOKSVILLE

Learn how to become a foster parent

Have you ever wondered what is involved in becoming a foster parent? Kids Central will host a meeting to learn more about becoming a parent to children in need at 6 p.m. Thursday at Brooksville Wesleyan Church, 22319 Cortez Blvd. Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP to Joy at (352) 387-3472.

Block party to be held Thursday at City Hall

An Uptown Block Party will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. The street party will include music by Eric Tremante, Joe Solomon and Robert Swann. Food will be available from Chef Images and Bayou Cajun Cuisine. Beer and wine will be available. The event is hosted by the Brooksville Recreation Department and Friends of the Children Inc. For information, call (352) 540-3835.

Today's picks

Spring Hill Art League reception: Featuring artists Sandy Bonadonna, Fred Mannarino and Jacqueline Walker. 5-7 p.m., Rising Sun Cafe, 10 S Main St., Brooksville. Free. (352) 556-3984.

Belly dance class: 7:15 p.m., Hernando County Recreation Center, 205 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. Free. (352) 540-1568.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

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