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April 16: Upcoming events in Hernando

PLANT SALE: An Earth Day 2014 Native Plant Sale will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Chinsegut Hill, 22495 Chinsegut Hill Road, north of Brooksville.

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The event, sponsored by the Hernando Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society, will include a variety of native plants, exhibits and information on topics such as invasive exotic plant removal and gardening tips, as well as walking tours of the historic grounds at Chinsegut Hill.

For information, visit or email

RECYCLING EVENT: In observance of Earth Day, Oak Hill Hospital and Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point have joined with Stericycle Inc. and the Cintas Corp. to provide a recycling opportunity for the public on Tuesday.

The Earth Day event will be from 9 a.m. to noon at the loading dock at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, 14000 Fivay Road, Hudson, and from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at the loading dock at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill.

Stericycle will have large bins available for hospital staffers and the public to donate small electronics that they no longer use, as well as items such as ink and toner cartridges, cell phones and digital cameras. Items do not need to be in working order. Those who donate cell phones are reminded to remove the SIM card.

Also, shredding of old documents will be provided by Cintas.

COMPUTER CLASSES AT NAMI: The National Alliance on Mental Illness/NAMI Hernando will offer computer classes at the Beautiful Mind, 10554 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.

A five-week beginner class will be at 3 p.m. Tuesdays from April 29 to May 27. A 10-week advanced class will be offered at 3 p.m. Tuesdays from June 3 to Aug. 5.

Classes will cover training in basic system operation, the Internet, email, word processing and security. Participants do not need to have a computer; the classes will be presented using paper handouts.

The cost is $40 for the beginner class and $50 for the advanced class. Registration and advance payment are required. For more information, call Rita on Tuesdays or Wednesdays at (352) 684-0004.

CELEBRATING HEALTHY CHILDREN: The Hernando County Family YMCA will celebrate Healthy Kids Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26 at the Y, 1300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.

Intended as a fun, educational event, it will include activities that encourage families to get moving and select healthy food options. Vendors will offer various activities and healthy snacks.

Free to visitors. A limited number of vendor tables are available. For information, contact Lisa Cunningham at (352) 688-9622 or email

KASS CIRCLE REVITALIZATION MEETING: Hernando County officials have scheduled a second community meeting to discuss the Kass Circle Neighborhood Revitalization Project. It will be from 4 to 6:30 p.m. April 23 at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.

The University of South Florida Center for Architecture and Community Design will lead participants through a draft concept that incorporates the community's ideas that were expressed during a workshop held earlier this year. Residents, business owners and property owners in the vicinity of Kass Circle and Spring Hill Drive are invited to attend.

Those with disabilities who require special accommodations to participate should contact Tina Duenniger at the county administrator's office today at (352) 540-6452 or stop by the office in Room 263 at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. Those who are hearing-impaired should call toll-free 1-800-676-3777.

For additional information, visit the Kass Circle Neighborhood Revitalization Project Web page at

FERTILIZING CERTIFICATION CLASS: The Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville, will offer training for the Green Industries Best Management Practices certification from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 29.

The workshop will provide training and an opportunity for certification for those working in the lawn, landscape, pest control or municipal grounds maintenance industries.

Florida law requires landscape professionals to obtain licenses and follow best management practices when using certain fertilizers in urban landscapes and commercial fertilization applicators.

Training is $25 per person, which includes lunch. Class size is limited, and registration is required by Tuesday. Call (352) 540-6224.

JOIN STAGE WEST: Stage West Community Playhouse invites residents to become patrons and members. Those who join can be on stage or work behind the scenes — learning to work the lights and sound, build sets, handle concessions or serve as an usher.

Membership meetings are at 7:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. For information, call (352) 683-5113.

April 16: Upcoming events in Hernando 04/15/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 9:22am]
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