Saturday, June 23, 2018
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Free program aims to help kids deal with bullying

Recreation notebook

Mang Ho Martial Arts, the Black Dragon Fighting Society and Tone U Fitness Center are joining forces to offer a free bullying awareness and self-defense program from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. every Saturday.

Held at Tone U Fitness, 6254 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, the program is designed for kids who are being or have been bullied, as well as their parents and those who suspect bullying is occurring. Space is limited.

Parents will learn the signs that their child is a victim of bullying. Children will be taught to not be afraid to tell a friend, parent, teacher or a person in authority that they are being bullied.

For information, contact master Robert Blanton at (352) 345-1292 or Tone U Fitness at (352) 596-9996.

4-H BENEFIT TRAP SHOOTING TOURNAMENT: The Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee, will host the event on April 5, with proceeds going to the Hernando Sportsman's 4-H Club.

The tournament will consist of four rounds of 25 shots each. Trophies will be awarded in three categories: youth, adult and senior. The winner will be determined by the most targets hit.

The registration fee is $40 per trap shooter; $35 if preregistered by March 27. Lunch will be provided to all participants.

Registration for shooters begins at 8 a.m. with shooting starting at 9. Bring your own shotgun, ammo and lawn chair.

For information, contact Ken Morgan at (352) 797-0409.

SUPPORT OUR TROOPS GOLF TOURNAMENT: The Gifts from Home Support Our Troops Golf Tournament will be March 30 at Rivard Golf Club, off U.S. 41 south of Brooksville.

Proceeds will go to Gifts from Home, a charitable organization that sends gifts to troops overseas. The organization's funding comes from individual donations and fundraising events.

The registration fee is $35 per golfer or $140 per foursome, which covers greens fees, prizes and food.

The shotgun start will be at 8 a.m. There will be a closest-to-the-pin contest, a longest drive contest, a 50-50 raffle, a yard sale and other activities. A new car will be awarded in the hole-in-one contest, donated by Rick Matthews Buick GMC.

The deadline to enter is March 25. Entry forms may be picked up at Rivard. For information, call Larry or Linda Kidwell at (352) 684-4185 or [email protected]

WOUNDED WARRIORS GOLF TOURNAMENT: The Ronald H. Durham Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at High Point Golf Club in High Point.

Durham, a decorated Vietnam War veteran, died in October 2012. Proceeds from the tournament will go to the Wounded Warrior Project to benefit injured veterans.

Last year's tournament included 50 golfers and raised about $2,000. A representative from Wounded Warriors will be on hand for the tournament.

For information, call Kelly Durham at (631) 736-2026.

ONE-ROOM SCHOOLHOUSE GOLF TOURNAMENT: The first-time tournament will be March 22 at Seven Hills Golf Course in Spring Hill.

Tee time is at noon. The $50 fee per golfer covers greens fees, a cart and a sit-down lunch. There will also be auctions.

For the past 14 years, a group has been raising money to build a one-room schoolhouse reproduction in Brooksville. The facility will serve as a living history museum and also as a community meeting place. The group has recently broken ground and is preparing to build.

For information, call (352) 597-1064 or (352) 556-4064.

HERNANDO COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION 5K: The Hernando County Bar Association will have a 5K and 1-mile run/walk at the Weekiwachee Preserve, 2345 Osowaw Blvd., Spring Hill, on March 29.

The event will start at 8 a.m., with registration beginning at 7. Individuals may compete for a fee of $25; families may sign up for $45. Students under 18 may compete for $15.

For information, send email to [email protected]

'GIRLS NIGHT OUT' SHOOTING GROUP: The Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee, has a new "Girls Night Out" trap shooting group.

The group will meet from 5 to 9 p.m. the first Thursday night of every month at the trap range.

For those who have never tried trap shooting or don't have their own shotgun, the club will provide 20-gauge shotguns. Those using a club shotgun should bring at least two boxes of 20-gauge ammunition, ear plugs and eye protection. Participants may use their own guns.

There is a trap range fee of $5 for members and $8 for nonmembers. The fee covers to two games of trap.

For information, call the club at (352) 597-9931 or visit hernando sportsmansclub.com. The club also has a Facebook page.

Contact Derek J. LaRiviere at [email protected] or (352) 584-6337.

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