Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Upcoming Events at Springhill Group Florida Home Care
Veterans Appreciation Parade will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. Parade lineup will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot behind Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave. in downtown Brooksville.
Parking will be available in the adjacent lot on Orange Avenue. The public is encouraged to walk with the veterans to express thanks for their heroic deeds. Bring flags, children and neighbors to show support for men and women of the military, past and present. For information, call Anna Liisa Covell, parade coordinator, at (352) 544-0680.
First Baptist Church of Brooksville will conduct Operation Christmas Child from Nov. 14 to 21. All churches and individuals are welcome to drop off their shoeboxes at the church, 420 Howell Ave., Brooksville. The package should be a standard-size shoebox or a small, plastic container for shoes and indicate if the gift is for a boy or a girl and the age category - 2-4, 5-9 or 10-14. For information, visit www.samaritanspurse.org or call the church at (352) 796-6791.
First United Methodist Church will hold a Family Movie Night from 6 to 9 p.m. today in fellowship hall of the church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. The movie "Cars 2″ will be shown, and spaghetti dinner with a beverage will be available for $1 per person. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m., and the movie will begin at 6:45 p.m. Free popcorn will be served, and kids can attend in pajamas - bring blankets and pillows. Children need to have someone over 18 years old present with them throughout the event. For information, call (352) 683-2600.
Pasco-Hernando Community College will present Collaborate for a Cause: Homelessness Outreach Project for Empowerment (HOPE) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at PHCC's North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. The event will feature speakers from various local organizations who will discuss the homelessness crisis in the district, as well as the local support and services available. The project is a collaborative effort with Saint Leo University, focusing on homelessness in both Pasco and Hernando counties. The event is free and is open to the public. To view the event schedule and to register, visit http://phcc.edu/rsvp. For information, call Kathleen De Sousa, Ph.D., PHCC assistant professor, psychology, at (352) 797-5101.
VFW Post 9236 will hold Santa's Workshop from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 26 at the post, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. Children will make ornaments recognizing service members that are serving overseas to be hung on the tree Dec. 17 during the post's carnival and tree lighting. Bring or mail a picture of service member with name and contact phone number. For more details, call the post at (352) 596-9236.
National Gaming Day will be celebrated from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Board games for all ages will be available. As part of the celebration, Poor Rich's Chess Club will introduce and instruct children ages 5-15 on how to play chess. Chess instruction will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the meeting room. For information, call the library at (352) 540-6391.
Brooksville Book Discussion Group will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Main Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. The topic of conversation will be "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" by Jamie Ford. The plot of the book moves back and forth between the 1980s and the 1940s. The debut novel explores the age-old conflicts between father and son, the beauty and sadness of what happened to Japanese Americans in the Seattle area during World War II, and the tenderness of first love during a time of difficult choices and painful events. Registration is not required, but copies of the book are limited. Call your local library to reserve a copy. New members are welcome. For information, call (352) 540-6391.
Hernando County Public Library System announces the following preschool programs at three of its branches - Main Library, East Hernando and Spring Hill, as follows: Toddler time from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. and Storytime from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Nov. 16 at East Hernando Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Brooksville; Nov. 17 at Spring Hill Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive; and Nov. 23 at Main Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Toddler time is for children 18-35 months old, and Storytime is for children 3-5 years old. The programs are filled with age-appropriate stories, fingerplays, songs and more. Registration is not required. For information, call (352) 540-6391 or visit www.hcpl.lib.fl.us
Brooksville Music Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville. Entertainment will be provided by vocalist Scott Tilson and trumpeter Mike Tranchida. The event is free, and refreshments will follow. For information, call J. Hettel at (352) 793-5697 or J. Hooten at (352) 799-4029.
Opera Lovers Club will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 26 in the clubhouse of the Forest Glenn Retirement Village, 1431 Friar Tuck Lane, off Osowaw Boulevard, Spring Hill. Randi Haverstrom will offer a presentation from "How to listen to Opera." The public is welcome to attend, and all are encouraged to ask questions and contribute to the discussion. For information, visit : http://naturecoastwebsites.com/opera.htm or e-mail email@example.com.
AAA Spring Hill will hold a Homeowners Discount Workshop from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at its Spring Hill office in the Hernando West Plaza, 1410 Pinehurst Drive, off Spring Hill Drive, just east of U.S. 19. The workshop will provide ways to save money on homeowners insurance. The event is free and is open to the public. To attend or for information, call (352) 683-3446, ext. 2241.
Brooksville Regional Hospital Auxiliary will host a sheet sale from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 17 and 18 at the hospital, 17240 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. A variety of colors and sizes will be available, such as twin, double, queen and king. The cost will be $20 per set, and a portion of the proceeds will be given to the auxiliary for its scholarship fund. For information, call Pam at (352) 442-0169.
African American Club of Hernando County will host a meet-and-greet picnic from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. Barbecue ribs and chicken will be served from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The cost will be $10 per person for non-members. For club information, call Jerome McNealy, club president, at (352) 835-7003.
German American Club will meet at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Shriners Club of Hernando County, 13400 Montour St., off Sunshine Grove Road, Brooksville. New members are welcome, and it is not necessary to be German to be a member or attend. For information, call Jack Yaskulski at (352) 688-3744 or visit www.germanclubspringhill.org In addition, the club will hold a "Schlachtfest" dance Nov. 18 at the Shriners Club. Doors will open at 5 p.m., with food served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dancing will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Dress code will be club casual; no shorts or jeans. Music will be provided by Manni Daum. BYOB. Ticket cost is $18 per person for members and $20 per person for guests, and tickets must be purchased in advance. For tickets or information, call Lisa Yaskulski at (352) 688-3744.
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