New writing group to meet at lykes library
Following the success of its Spring Hill Writing Group, the Hernando County Public Library System is starting a Brooksville Writing Group. The group's first meeting will be from 10 a.m. to noon April 12 at Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave. Participants will give and receive constructive feedback on each other's work. Those attending are encouraged to bring some of their work to share and to come ready to discuss the challenges and joys of writing. The group plans to meet on the second and fourth Fridays of each month, same time and location. For information, call (352) 754-4043 or visit hernandocountylibrary.us.
Knights to host antique appraisal
St. Frances Cabrini Knights of Columbus Council 13209 will host its sixth annual Spring Antique Appraisal Show from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 13 in Xavier Hall at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd. Fashioned after the Antiques Roadshow television program, the show will include certified personal property appraiser Dale Smrekar. Only verbal appraisals will be provided. There will be no buying or selling. The cost is $5 per item appraised. Refreshments will be available. For information, call Jack Hauser at (352) 686-9767.
Learn the basics of boating safety
The Coast Guard Auxiliary, 4340 Calienta St., will offer its About Boating Safely class from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. This is a beginner program that covers safe boating practices, the use of safety equipment, navigation and Florida law. Completion satisfies the requirement for the Florida boating safety ID. The cost is $35. For information, call Jeff at (352) 397-5417.
Construction board has 2 vacant seats
The Hernando County Commission is accepting applications from individuals interested in volunteering on the Hernando County Board of Construction and Regulation. There are two vacancies: one for a licensed plumbing contractor with a term through December 2014, and the other for a licensed roofing contractor with a term through December 2016. Applications are available in the county administrator's office, Room 263, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. Those applying must be Hernando County residents and registered voters. The application deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday. Call (352) 754-4002 or visit hernandocounty.us/bocc/committees.htm.
Easter Funday Easter Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza: 9 a.m., Grace World Outreach Church, 20366 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Free. (352) 796-3685.
Kiwanis Club of Weeki Wachee Easter egg hunt: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., IHOP, 3636 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. (352) 683-5525.
Hernando Marketplace: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Anderson Snow Park, 1360 Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill. Free admission. (352) 796-0697.
Relay for Life spaghetti dinner benefit: 5 p.m., Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville. $5. (813) 949-0291, ext. 5612.
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