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Adoption special at Animal Services

BRICK CAMPAIGN FOR WEEKI WACHEE: Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park is seeking support for its Brick Friend Forever fundraiser.

The project includes personalized paver bricks that will be incorporated into the walkway at the park entrance.

Businesses, groups and individuals are invited to purchase bricks. The cost is $125 for a 4- by 8-inch brick, with up to three lines of text or $200 for an 8- by 8-inch brick with up to six lines of text.

For an order form, visit friends or send email to weekiwachee For information, contact Denise Tenuto at or (352) 585-3291.

ADOPTION SPECIAL AT ANIMAL SERVICES: Hernando County Animal Services is offering a Brown Bag Special through Saturday, waiving the adoption fee for any brown dog adopted from the facility.

"We hope that this will help some of our dogs leave the shelter and go into rescue/foster homes or preferably forever homes. Some of these dogs have been here for quite a while and really need to be given their second chance," said Dr. Lisa Centonze, managing veterinarian at Animal Services.

Although the adoption fee will be waived, the $10 Hernando County license will need to be paid if a dog is privately adopted. All dogs leaving the facility will be sterilized; heartworm tested; vaccinated for distemper, kennel cough and rabies; dewormed; and treated for fleas.

The regular adoption fee for dogs is $50 with a $25 refundable deposit after proof of spay/neuter. The regular adoption fee for cats is $40 with a $20 refundable deposit after proof of spay/neuter.

Animal Services, 19450 Oliver St., Brooksville, is open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Saturday. For information, call (352) 796-5062.

JERICHO ROAD NEEDS VOLUNTEERS: Jericho Road Ministries is seeking volunteers to help provide food and supplies to the growing number of poor, elderly and homeless people in Hernando County.

Volunteers are needed at the food distribution operation at Mary's House, 1163 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Volunteers may work part time, for as little as one day a week, between 9 a.m. and noon.

For information, call Victoria at (352) 799-2912, ext. 101.

BOATING CLASS: The Coast Guard Auxiliary, 4340 Calienta St., Hernando Beach, will offer its "How to Use a GPS" class from 9 a.m. to noon April 28.

The class focuses on the GPS equipment typically owned by a recreational boater.

Participants will learn how to program waypoints, develop routes and interface GPS routes with a nautical chart. The cost is $35.

For information, call Jeff at (352) 397-5417.

SENIOR PROGRAM NEEDS VOLUNTEERS: The Retired Senior Volunteer Program is seeking Hernando County residents 55 and older to become volunteers.

RSVP needs volunteers in various capacities: tutoring children, mentoring children in the arts, teaching life skills to young parents, tutoring adult education students, delivering meals to the homebound, and sorting and distributing food to the needy.

To learn more, call (352) 796-8117.

MOTHER'S DAY DANCE: Brookridge Social Dance will host a Spring Fling Mother's Day Dance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. May 4 at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge.

Entertainment will be provided by the Just Us Duo with Edi Minelli. Guests may bring their own drinks and snacks. Coffee and ice will be available. Dunkin' Donuts will be served at about 9:30 p.m.

Tickets cost $5, available at the door. For reservations or tickets, call Dot at (352) 597-0723.

BLUEBERRY FEST VOLUNTEERS WANTED: The Florida Blueberry Festival is seeking volunteers to help in various capacities with the festival, which will be May 4 and 5 in downtown Brooksville.

There are five volunteer areas: administration, site crew, special venue area, special event area and site logistics.

Visit and click on the Volunteer button to learn more.

Those interested may also attend a meeting of the festival committee from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, Brooksville. Call the festival office at (352) 754-4173.

Also, the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers to staff four beer tents at the festival.

A minimum of three volunteers are needed for each shift and tent. Shifts for Saturday are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 3 to 7 p.m. and 7 to 11 p.m.; there is just one shift on Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To volunteer at the chamber's tents, contact Dawn Badami at (352) 796-0697 or

CHARITY BEACH BASH: The Nature Coast Parrot Head Club will host a beach bash, Pandemonium 2013 "Phinz to the Left, Mermaids to the Right," from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 4 at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee.

A kickoff party will be from 7 to 11 p.m. May 3 at Monti Magills, 2396 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Music will be provided by Jeff and the Camaros. Registration and lanyards for the May 4 event may be picked up.

The bash at Weeki Wachee will include music by John Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Brian Neale from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Tickets cost $45, which includes lunch and a beverage of choice, as well as access to all amenities at the attraction and the Buccaneer Bay water park.

A Great Lawn Concert will follow the beach bash from 6 to 11 p.m., featuring a Jimmy Buffett tribute show with the Caribbean Chillers. Briane Neale will open. Food, beer and wine will be available.

Tickets to the evening concert cost $10 each.

Proceeds will benefit Reach Out to Cancer Kids. The ROCK program is part of the American Cancer Society.

Tickets are available online at For information, email

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