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Hernando County briefs for March 1

LEARN ABOUT AFRICAN VIOLETS: The Fantasy African Violet Club will host a program from 2:45 to 4:15 p.m. March 9 at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive.

Visitors will learn how to grow African violets and other gesneriads, many that will grow and bloom outdoors in Florida. The program will be presented by Thad Scaggs.

There is no cost to attend. There will be a free drawing to win an African violet and plant material.

For information, call Scaggs at (352) 398-1679.

MOBILE PARK CELEBRATES 41 YEARS: Frontier Park's 41st anniversary party will be Friday to March 10 on the community grounds, 15549 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. The following events are open to the public:

• Street concert with the Southern Reign Band, 7 p.m. March 8. The event will include a 50/50 drawing to benefit All Children's Hospital and the Salvation Army, as well as door prizes.

The street dance and stage will be by the gazebo; in case of inclement weather, the event will be in the clubhouse.

Also, between 4 and 8 p.m., the LifeSouth bloodmobile will be in front of the office.

• David Onan and the Gulf Ridge Quartet, 7 p.m. March 10, in the clubhouse. This is a gospel singing group. Limited seating is available. For information, call Marv at (352) 442-3210.

ART EXHIBITORS WELCOME: The Hernando County Fine Arts Council is taking applications from fine art and craft exhibitors wishing to participate in the 29th annual Art in the Park, which will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 9 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 10 at Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, Brooksville.

The event will feature more than 75 fine art and craft exhibitors, as well as an exhibit of local student art. There will also be a showcase of works by five of the legendary Florida Highwaymen. There will be continuous entertainment, a kids art zone with painting, as well as other hands-on arts and crafts. Food and refreshments will be available.

Exhibitor space is $75; food vendor space is $165. For an application, visit or call Jan Knowles at (352) 279-5182.

SCRUB SALE: The Spring Hill Regional Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary will host a scrub sale from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 13 at the hospital, 10461 Quality Drive, Spring Hill.

Shoes will also be available. Proceeds go to scholarships and local charities. For information, call (352) 688-8200.

Hernando County briefs for March 1 02/28/13 [Last modified: Thursday, February 28, 2013 8:14pm]
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