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Workshops, learning opportunities, July 14 and upcoming

WINNING LOTTERY TICKET: One of the two winning tickets in the Florida Lottery's Fantasy 5 drawing on Wednesday was purchased at the 7-Eleven at 4710 Commerical Way, Spring Hill.

The winning numbers were 6, 11, 12, 31 and 33. The other ticket was purchased in Hialeah. Each winner will receive $112,175.98.

COALITION SEEKS SPONSORS, EXHIBITORS: The Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties is seeking sponsors, exhibitors and presenters for the sixth annual Early Learning Conference Nov. 2 at Bishop McLaughlin High School, 13651 Hays Road, Hudson.

For details, contact Bev Doucet at or (727) 233-8291, or visit the website at

LEARN ABOUT YOUR HOME­OWNERS INSURANCE: A free seminar, "Understanding Your Homeowner's Insurance Policy," will be presented from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. July 24 at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.

The seminar will be presented by Jennifer Wilson of Triad Public Adjusters.

Topics will include coverages, exclusions, deductibles, perils (sinkholes, fire, floods and hurricanes), claims handling and protecting your home. There will be no selling of services at the seminar.

Seating is limited. For information, contact Wilson at or toll-free 1-866-546-1116.

RAIN BARREL, FERTILIZING WORKSHOPS: The following workshops will be offered by Sylvia Durell, the Florida-Friendly Landscaping program coordinator with Hernando County Utilities Department:

• Rain barrel workshop, 5:30 p.m. July 22, Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville.

Using rain barrels in a landscape is a way to reduce dependence on irrigation and provide water to plant beds and vegetable gardens.

Participants will be provided information on the use and care of rain barrels, then be guided through the assembly of their own 60-gallon rain barrel.

The cost is $55 per person, which includes a barrel. Hernando County Utilities customers will receive a $25 credit on their water bill. Space is limited. Registration is recommended to ensure availability of a rain barrel.

• "Fertilizing Appropriately" presentation, 10:30 a.m. July 24, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.

Participants will learn about nitrate levels in local bodies of water, how proper fertilization will help grass use all of the nitrogen, and how improperly applied fertilizer can potentially cause pollution.

Participants will receive a free Do-It-Yourself Guide to Florida-Friendly Landscaping booklet and learn about the proposed Hernando County fertilizer ordinance. There is no cost to participate.

For information on either program, or to register for the rain barrel workshop, contact Durell at (352) 540-6230 or

BINGO MARATHON: A "Christmas in July" bingo marathon will be held Saturday at the Masaryktown Community Center, 539 Lincoln Ave., Masaryktown. Doors open at 9 a.m.

The all-day event will include more than 90 games with a $5,000 payout, plus two double dabs and two lucky numbers, as well as door prizes. Packages are premade. The cost is $70 per person, which includes dinner. An optional breakfast is available.

For information or reservations, call (352) 345-4818.

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