Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Events

Feast day, safety are being celebrated in Spring Hill

CELEBRATING ST. JOSEPH: Sons of Italy Nature Coast Lodge 2502 will host the annual St. Joseph's Day Feast Celebration from 4 to 8 p.m. March 16 at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1107 Commercial Way, Spring Hill.

The event kicks off with a Mass, followed by the feast in the hall, where a complimentary pasta Milanese dinner will be served. Flowers, St. Joseph bread and pastries will be available for purchase.

Donations will be accepted, which will go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. For information, call Carmela at (352) 688-9234 or Julia at (352) 686-3865.

CHILDREN'S SAFETY FAIR: A Pediatric Safety Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 16 at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill.

The event, hosted by the hospital's pediatric emergency unit, will include a fire safety house, with instructions given on how to escape a smoke-filled house; poisonous snake identification; a fire truck, ambulance and helicopter; tours of the pediatric emergency care center; representatives from the Hernando County Sheriff's Office; water safety tips by the Hernando County Family YMCA; nutrition facts; a teddy bear clinic, and complimentary food and drinks.

The event is free. For information, call (352) 597-6333.

MEETING ON DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES: The Area 13 Family Care Council will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at the Wildwood Agency for Persons with Disabilities, 1601 W Gulf Atlantic Highway, Wildwood.

Those interested in issues regarding people with developmental disabilities and their families are encouraged to attend. New members are being sought.

Area 13 covers Hernando, Citrus, Lake, Marion and Sumter counties. For information, contact Betty Kay Clements at (352) 753-1163 or [email protected]

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO WEED: The Spring Hill Garden Club is seeking volunteers to assist at its "Weed and Feed" on March 23 at the Spring Hill waterfall entrance at Spring Hill Drive and Commercial Way, as well as at the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave., Spring Hill.

Volunteers should arrive at the botanical gardens at 9 a.m.; bring gloves, weeding tools and insect repellent.

Participants will remove invasive plants and vines at the two locations. Afterward, garden club members will feed the volunteers.

For information, call (352) 683-9933. Visit the website at naturecoastgardens.com.

FAMILY, COMMUNITY SERVICES EVENT: Healthy Families/Healthy Communities Night will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 19 at Springstead High School, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.

The event will showcase more than 30 agencies and organizations that offer assistance to individuals and families in Hernando County in areas such as mental health, medical care and food assistance.

Participating agencies will have booths set up to provide information and answer questions. For information, contact Sarah Reyes at [email protected] or call (352) 797-7010, ext. 217.

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