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9-11 CEREMONY: Retired NYC Firefighters of Spring Hill, Chapter 343, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209 will host the annual the annual 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony on Sept. 11 at the VFW post, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill.

The victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks will be remembered and honored.

The ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. However, visitors are encouraged to arrive as early as 8:30 a.m. to view the 9/11 memorial on the grounds, which contains items from all attack sites. Those attending are also encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

For information, call Vinnie Segreto at (352) 200-6662 or Larry Webber at (352) 688-3703.

WOUNDED WARRIOR BENEFIT: Knights of Columbus Assembly 1721 will host a Wounded Warrior dinner and dance Aug. 17 at the Knights of Columbus hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

The dinner entree includes penne pasta with tomato sauce, meatballs and sausage. Music will be provided by Memories (Bill Lewandowski).

Tickets are $12 and must be purchased by Aug. 9. Proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Project. Call Jim at (352) 683-7290.

DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM: AARP Driver Safety Program classes are available at various locations throughout the county. The cost for each six-hour course is $12 for AARP members (bring membership card) and $14 for nonmembers. These classes will be offered in August:

• 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 5 and 7, Oak Hill Hospital H2U Partner's Club, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Call Bill Conn at (352) 556-3050 or (606) 669-3224.

• 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 7 and 14, Brooksville Enrichment Center, Suite 120, Medical Arts Building at Brooksville Regional Hospital, 17222 Hospital Blvd. Call Ed Baker at (352) 796-7079.

• Noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 12 and 13, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, Suite 105, Medical Arts Building at Spring Hill Regional Hospital, 10441 Quality Drive. Call Bill Conn at (352) 556-3050 or (606) 669-3224.

• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 17, Brook­ridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. Call Skip De Montozon at (352) 683-6840.

JOB READINESS TRAINING FOR YOUNG ADULTS: The Hernando Youth Initiative's workforce transition team invites individuals ages 18 to 25 to participate in a three-day "Ready-4-Success" workshop to help prepare for the workforce. It will be Aug. 9, 10 and 16 at Career Central, 7361 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill.

The program will begin at 8 a.m. each day and end at various times in the afternoon. There are 30 seats available. Those interested may send their name and phone number to Dawn Easter at to reserve a seat. Those who make a reservation will receive a response with a detailed agenda and instructions to mail a $10 registration fee for processing. (352) 200-3034.

GOLF LESSONS: The Hernando County Recreation Department offers golf lessons for beginner and intermediate golfers at Toscana Crossing Golf Club in the Heather, 7406 St. Andrews Blvd., Weeki Wachee.

Beginner classes are for children and adults who have never played or who wish to begin formal lessons. Woods-only lessons are a continuation of the program and are for correction of swing problems. Intermediate woods lessons are for players in need of swing improvement.

Beginner lessons are offered at 10 a.m., with intermediate lessons at 11:30 a.m. Saturdays. Intermediate woods lessons are offered at 5:30 p.m. and the woods-only lessons at 6 p.m. on Thursdays.

The cost is $7 per session per person. All ages are welcome. For information or to register, call the Recreation Department office at (352) 754-4031 or Barbara at (352) 596-5344, or email

HHS CLASS OF '73 REUNION: The Hernando High School Class of 1973 is planning its 40th reunion.

The reunion weekend will start with a meet-and-greet for all Hernando High grads at 6 p.m. Oct. 4 at Coney Island Drive Inn, 1112 E Jefferson St., Brooksville.

A dinner-dance for 1973 class members will be from 6 to 11 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive., Brooksville. Tickets are $40 per person.

For information, call Joe Solomon at (352) 799-2750 or Paul Thomas at (352) 848-0991.

SEND PHOTOS FOR CALENDAR: The Hernando Computer Club and Spring Hill Garden Club are planning to issue a colorful wall calendar for the 2014 year. Photos will show scenes of Spring Hill and coastal Hernando County, including images of the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens.

The purpose is to bring attention to the clubs and the Spring Hill area as well as to raise money for the clubs, including the maintenance of the landmark Spring Hill waterfall.

Residents are encouraged to submit photos that may be suitable for the calendar. Images may be emailed to bhaag@ and will then be posted on the computer club's website at

By submitting a photo, you are giving the clubs permission to use the picture if it is chosen. The photographer's name will be published with each image.

Once published, the calendars will be available for $8. For information, call (352) 683-9933 or visit

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