Sunday, May 27, 2018
News Roundup

Religion notes

Calendar

Brooksville

Second Chance Restoration Ministries, 19235 Cortez Blvd., will host a free lunch for the homeless and needy at noon April 27. Call (352) 585-6881 or (352) 585-6083.

Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., will offer a mystery dinner theater production at 6:30 p.m. April 26 and 27. Tickets for Mystery on Mondon Mountain, where a hillbilly family reunion meets a family of snobbish aristocrats, are $15. Proceeds go to the church's youth missions. Doors open at 6 p.m. Also, the Women of Faith's Rise and Shine brunch will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. There will be guest speakers from Mary's House of Jericho Road Ministries, plus a fashion show highlighting the latest styles from the Jericho Road thrift stores. Cost is $10 per person; child care is available. Proceeds go to Mary's House. Call (352) 796-4969.

Hudson

St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 7922 State Road 52, will have its last pancake breakfast of the season from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday. The cost is $3.50 for adults and $1 for children. Call (727) 863-5646.

Ridge Manor

Ridge Manor Community United Methodist Church, 34350 Cortez Blvd., will have its annual high tea party from 2 to 3 p.m. April 27. The theme is "Ridge Manor in Bloom," with guest speaker Rita Grant, a master gardener from the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service. There will also be a silent auction. Tickets are $10. Proceeds will be used for church missions. Call (352) 583-3770.

Spring Hill

First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, is looking for free, used musical instruments and instrumentalists who have played in the past or who would like to improve their skills. Lessons are free. Call (352) 610-9363. Also, the church is offering training for clowns from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 27. J.T. Sikes will teach "Lite Auguste Make-up," "Stupid Stuff for Funny People," "Wrinkles Don't Rub Off" and "Using All the Tools." No prior experience is necessary. Send name, address, phone number, email address and a check for $25 made payable to Clown Ministry to First United Methodist Church of Homosassa, attn: Theresa, 8831 W Bradshaw St., Homosassa, FL 34448.

Aglow International Spring Hill Chapter will have a Bloom Like a Flower mother/daughter lunch from 1 to 3 p.m. May 4 at Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. The speaker will be local author/artist Jacque Coffee. The cost is $10. Call (352) 610-4164 or (352) 848-4182 if you plan to attend.

Christ the Savior Greek Orthodox Church, 13460 Olympic Village Lane, will have the Akathist Hymn at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Palm Sunday services will be at 9:30 and 10 a.m. April 28; Holy Thursday services will be at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. May 2; Holy Friday services will be at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. May 3, and Holy Saturday services will be at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. May 4. The Great and Holy Pascha will be celebrated with the Holy Resurrection service at midnight May 4 and a Paschal divine liturgy at 12:30 a.m. May 5. Call (352) 796-8482.

Spring Lake

Lakewood Retreat, 25458 Dan Brown Hill Road, will host Spring to Life Spring Fest 2013 and Concert from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday. The family festival will include hayrides, open-kettle popcorn, campfire, s'mores, a game room, outdoor games, a pool party and live music by Kaleo and the Spring Lake United Methodist Praise Band. Never Ending (formerly My Brother's Scars) and Ezekiel's Promise will perform from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $3 a person or $10 for a family. Call (352) 796-4097.

Weeki Wachee

Jesus Cares Ministry will host "It's Time-2: Healing the Youth of Hernando" from 6 to 9 p.m. April 27 in Nativity Hall at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. The evening will include drama, poetry and dance. Call (352) 942-4063.

Information for the Religion Calendar may be emailed to Gail Hollenbeck at [email protected], faxed to (352) 754-6133 or mailed to Hernando Times, Religion Calendar, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. The deadline is 12 working days before the event or reservation deadline. Information cannot be published if the time, date, physical address, ticket price, contact person (first and last names) and phone number are missing. For information, call (352) 754-6112 and leave a message.

Comments
Troopers looking for driver in New Port Richey fatal hit-and-run

Troopers looking for driver in New Port Richey fatal hit-and-run

NEW PORT RICHEY — Florida Highway Patrol troopers are looking for a driver who hit and killed a 46-year-old bicyclist then drove from the scene.Shawn Michael Grady, of New Port Richey, was biking south on Rowan Road south of Massachusetts Avenue abou...
Updated: 15 minutes ago
FHP: 30-year-old motorcyclist killed in Hudson crash

FHP: 30-year-old motorcyclist killed in Hudson crash

HUDSON — A 30-year-old man died after he was struck by a car and thrown off the motorcycle he was riding.According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Derek Fingerle, of Hudson, was traveling south on U.S. 19 in the center lane about 8:20 p.m. Saturday. M...
Updated: 26 minutes ago
A wet Memorial Day weekend continues as Alberto treks north

A wet Memorial Day weekend continues as Alberto treks north

Subtropical Storm Alberto continued its trek north-northeast overnight and is expected to make landfall in the northern Gulf Coast late Monday.The storm was about 85 miles north of the Dry Tortugas as of Sunday morning, producing winds up to 40 mph a...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Vegas envy: Is Tampa Bay ready for a Vegas’ birth-to-best story?

Vegas envy: Is Tampa Bay ready for a Vegas’ birth-to-best story?

What in the name of the 0-26 Bucs is going on here?The breathtaking Vegas Golden Knights are the greatest expansion team in professional sports history. They are the best (or worst) thing to ever happen to our games, having won 51 times during the re...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Rays pitchers Ryne Stanek, Anthony Banda dominate in 5-1 win over Orioles

Rays pitchers Ryne Stanek, Anthony Banda dominate in 5-1 win over Orioles

THE BASEBALL LABORATORY IN ST. PETERSBURG — Up is down. Down is up. Hello is goodbye. Goodbye is hello. A reliever is a starter. A starter is a reliever.These are your 2018 Tampa Bay Rays.You never know what's going to happen. And just when you...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Rays journal: After Alex Colome trade, Rays’ closer situation is fluid, Kevin Cash says

Rays journal: After Alex Colome trade, Rays’ closer situation is fluid, Kevin Cash says

ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays have had to get creative in how they start games. Now, after Friday's trade of closer Alex Colome, they might have to get creative in how they finish them.How they handle the ninth inning going forward will be a fluid ...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Former Bucs QB Josh Freeman says he’s retiring from football

Former Bucs QB Josh Freeman says he’s retiring from football

Former Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman, who was trying to resurrect his career with the CFL's Montreal Alouettes, said Saturday that he is retiring from football.Freeman, 30, was a first-round draft pick of the Bucs in 2009 and was their starting ...
Published: 05/26/18
Her husband wouldn't apologize to her father — so she shot him, police say

Her husband wouldn't apologize to her father — so she shot him, police say

RIVERVIEW — A Riverview woman shot and killed her husband Saturday because he punched her father and wouldn’t say sorry, the Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office said. Sabrina Michelle Hendley, 40, faces a first-degree murder charge in th...
Published: 05/26/18
Thomas Bassinger’s takeaways from Saturday’s Rays-Orioles game

Thomas Bassinger’s takeaways from Saturday’s Rays-Orioles game

Interesting decision by the Rays to start RH reliever Ryne Stanek on Saturday. The Orioles' Nos. 1 through 5 hitters were righties, and Stanek came in allowing a 1.228 OPS against righties and a .592 OPS against lefties. It ended up working.How ...
Published: 05/26/18
Hernando officials seize 36 neglected dogs from sanctuary

Hernando officials seize 36 neglected dogs from sanctuary

WEEKI WACHEE — A woman who runs an animal sanctuary will face dozens of animal cruelty charges after Hernando County animal enforcement officers said they found dogs, equine, pigs, cats and chickens housed in poor conditions on her property.Animal of...
Published: 05/26/18