Hometown Happenings in Hernando County

The Illinois Club of Spring Hill meets at 1 p.m. today at Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. The club promotes fellowship and social activities among its members. Activities include going to local restaurant each month and group travel. Annual dues are $12 per person and membership is not limited to current or past residents of Illinois. For more information call Rich at (352) 688-8924.

Kiwanis Club of Brooksville Ridge meets every Friday at 7:15 a.m. at Country Kitchen, 20733 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Today’s meeting includes a presentation by Royce Decker or John Mitten on the upcoming Leadercast 2014. For more information call Sonya Jackson, President, at (352) 797-7000 or visit www.KiwanisoftheBrooksvilleRidge.com.

VFW Post 10209 plans the following events: Friday dinner is served from 5 to 8 p.m. with bands today and March 14, 21 and 28. Every Saturday is Karaoke from 3 to 6 p.m. There will be a St. Patty’s Day Party on March 15 with music by Southern Exposure. Donation is $15 per person. For information, call (352) 796-0398 or visit www.vfwpost10209.webs.com.

Encore Academy at the PHSC Brooksville Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville, plans the following workshops:

? Common Health Concerns from 10 a.m. to noon today, Room C-106. Dispel some common myths about health and wellness and learn about common health concerns and modern diseases. The cost is $12

? Out of Bounds Improvisation from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 18, Room A-157. This is an ongoing creative process workshop where students learn how to focus in the moment through increased listening and seeing skills. The cost is $18.

? Tribal Belly Dance 101 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 19, room A-157. Explore the ancient and mystical art of belly dance. The cost is $24.

Membership in Encore Academy is not required and all workshops are open to the community. Registration deadlines are two days prior to workshop start date. For information call (352) 797-5167 or visit www.phsc.edu/encore.

Hernando County Public Library’s History and Biography Book Discussion Group meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Main Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. This month’s book discussion will be on “Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths” by Bruce Feiler. This discussion group meets the first Friday of every month. Registration is not required, but copies of the book are limited. Please call or ask at the front desk to reserve a copy. For information, call (352) 754-4043 or visit www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

? Hernando Public Library’s Tech Tutors offer one-on-one help for your tech questions. Bring in any handheld, self-contained device (phones, e-readers, tablets, laptops) for answered. Tech Tutors will be available between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. at the following branches:

Today – Spring Hill Branch, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.

March 14 – Main Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville.

March 21 – West Hernando Branch, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Brooksville.

For information, call (352) 754-4043 or visit www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

? Hernando County Public Library hosts its monthly Florida-Themed Book Discussion from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Spring Hill Branch, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. The featured title is “The Yearling” by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. Registration is not required, but copies of the book are limited. Call or ask at the front desk to reserve or pick up a copy of the book and the discussion questions. For information, call (352) 754-4043 or visit www.hernandocountylibrary.us.

The Michigan Club plans the following events:

? Saturday is a trip to see the 24K Gold Show at the Curtis Peterson Auditorium, 387 W. Education Drive, Lacanto. They will meet at 2:30 p.m. at U.S. 19 and State Road 50 in Weeki Wachee. Call Marti Schick at (352) 593-3044.

? Thursday meet for lunch at noon at the Golden Corral, 5300 U.S. 19, Spring Hill.

? March 19 monthly meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m. at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. Bring a finger food to pass.

? March 21 meet for dinner at 4 p.m. at the Inn on the Gulf, 6330 Clark St., Hudson.

For information, call Marti Flynn at (352) 683-4729 or Dave and Barb Selbach at (352) 592-9663.

Brookridge Good Times Line Dance Social Club hosts its monthly social from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brooksville. The cost is $5 per person for line dancing only, no lessons, but instructors will be available to give aid if needed. Dress comfortably and wear shoes that slide. You are welcome to bring snacks, drinks and ice. This monthly event is open to all single dancers and couples. For information call Norma at (352) 397-6088.

The Pennsylvania Club meets at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Sliverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Brooksville. The meeting features the club’s annual auction and bake sale. Members are asked to donate to the auction and/or bake sale. The price for dinner is $14.50 with a choice of corned beef and cabbage or Swai Basa Bostonian. Reservations are due by March 4 with checks are to be made payable to Pennsylvania Club and mailed to P.O. Box 6024, Spring Hill, FL 34611, with choice of entrée noted on check. Members’ guests are welcome, and everyone is invited to wear green for St. Patrick’s Day. For reservations call (352) 688-7688; for membership information call Sandy at (352) 544-0737.

The National Association of Retired Veteran Railroad Employees meets at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill. A speaker from the Hernando County Sheriff’s department will discuss identity theft. All retired railroad employees are welcome. For information, call Evelyn at (352) 796-0477 or Gerry at (352) 684-4889.

Sons of Italy Nature Coast Lodge 2502 host their March Social at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Inn on the Gulf, 6330 Clark St., Hudson Beach. For information, call Denise at (727) 862-3170 or Zina at (352) 688-9740.

The Hernando Audubon Society Field Trips for March are as follows:

Thursday: Honeymoon Island State Park (Pinellas County). Contact Bev Hansen at (352) 686-0460 or bevalhansen@earthlink.net.

March 20-23: Nature Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival sponsored by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Contact: www.naturecoastbirdingfestival.com.

March 25: Rainbow Springs State Park (Marion County). Contact Eileen Riccio at (352) 613-5289 or naturecoastbirder5@yahoo.com.

March 29: RCWs and Early Migrants, Croom Tract of Withlacoochee State Forest (Hernando County). Contact Bev Hansen at (352) 686-0460 or bevalhansen@earthlink.net. For information about Hernando Audubon Society activities visit www.hernandoaudubon.org.

The German American Club of Spring Hill is sponsoring a dance featuring Anton aus Tirol from Austria, from 6 to 10 p.m. on March 14 at Hernando Shrine Hall, 13400 Montour St., Brooksville. Tickets are $11 for members and $14 for guests in advance. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; B.Y.O.B.; dress code is club casual and music will be provided by DJ Herb. For tickets, call Lisa Yaskulski at (352) 688-3744.

The annual Alliance Women’s Rummage and Bake Sale takes place March 14 and 15 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hope Community Bible Church, 13241 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. For information, call (352) 686-6020.

Hernando Aero Modelers R/C Flying Club will have a 40 Pylon Race & Gremlin Combat Event with gates opening at 7 a.m. on March 15 at the HAM Flying Field located at 16301 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. The cost for spectators is $3 per carload. Entry fees are $10 for pylon race, $5 for combat or $13 if you fly both. Come out to see wing-to-wing pylon racing action with pylon rules in effect. The combat event follows the pylon race and combat gremlins will be available for sale. For information and directions, visit www.hamrc.com.

Hernando Sportsman’s Club is sponsoring its next Gun & Knife Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 15 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 16 at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. Admission is $6 for adults and free for children 16 and under with an adult. Parking is free and food and beverages will be available for purchase. Vendor rental tables are available for $60 each. For information, call Randie at (352) 799-3605 or visit www.hernandosportsmansclub.com.

? Hernando Sportsman’s Club offers the Project Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship Clinic on March 15-16 at the club, 16121 Commercial Way, Brooksville. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the clinic is from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. The clinic fees are $40 for one day or $60 for both days. Youth under the age of 18 is $15 for one day and $20 for both days. Active duty military, Law Enforcement Officers with ID, and elected officials are free. Additional club range fees of $14 per day apply for adults and children age 12 and older. Bring your own ear/eye protection, a rifle with sling, ammunition (about 250 rounds), rifle mat, bug repellent, hat, sunscreen, a packed lunch, snacks, drinks and water. Food and beverages will be available for purchase in the clubhouse. For information or to register, contact Trey Dawson at (727) 452-4650, email tdawson@tampabay.rr.com or online at


? Hernando Sportsman’s Club will host a 4-H Benefit Trap Tournament at 9 a.m. on April 5 at the club’s trap range, 16121 Commercial Way, Brooksville. The cost is $40 per trap shooter ($35 if pre-registered by March 27). Lunch will be provided to all participants.

Registration for shooters begins at 8 a.m. and the tournament consists of four rounds of 25 shots each. Trophies will be awarded for youth, adult and senior with most targets hit. Bring your own shotgun, ammo and lawn chair. All proceeds benefit the youth of the Hernando Sportsman’s 4-H Club. For information, call Ken at (352) 797-0409. Nature Coast 9.12 Groups meet at 11:30 a.m. on March 15 at Spring Hill Lane Lounge, 3447 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. With hard work they have reached their fifth birthday, please bring a friend or two to the meeting. For information call Maureen Arrigale at (352) 597-6756.

Nature Coast 9.12 Groups celebrates its fifth birthday at its next meeting at 11:30 a.m. on March 15 at Spring Hill Lane Lounge, 3447 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Guest speakers will be school board candidates running in Citrus, Hernando and Pasco counties. For information, call Maureen Arrigale at (352) 597-6756.

Nobleton Men’s Club hosts a Spaghetti Dinner served by men’s club members from 4 to 6 p.m. on March 15 at Tri-County Community Center, 28444 Forbes St., Nobleton. All dinners will be served through donations only and all proceeds go back to the community through the purchase of Christmas toys and food baskets, as well as other causes for those in need. The club also is looking for a few good men to help out. If you can join them, call Sam Reyka at (352) 793-7037.

High Point Community Center hosts a dance at 7 p.m. on March 15 at 12249 Club House Road, Brooksville. The Just Us Duo will perform live. Donation is $6. Call (352) 536-2827 for tickets or to reserve a table.

VFW Post 8681 is having a St. Patrick’s Day Bash dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on March 15 with music from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Post, 18940 Drayton St., Shady Hills. Tickets are $9.50 which includes corned beef and cabbage dinner and music by Cotee River Band. This event is open to the public. Tickets can be picked up at the bar or call (727) 856-1860.

New Jersey Club’s next trip is to Biloxi, Mississippi, on March 16. The cost is $169 for double and $269 for single. Additional costs are two food coupons for $11, $25 free play IP Casino and $15 Margaritaville Casino. Money must be paid at time of reservation. For tickets call Annette at (352) 683-8752.

The Pasco Chapter of Hadassah will hold a Junk and Treasure Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 16 at The Jewish Community Center of West Pasco, 9841 Scenic Drive, Port Richey. Eight-foot tables are available for $5 each. To rent a table, call (727) 372-2619.

Sons of Italy Nature Coast Lodge 2502 plans “A Day at the Races” on March 16 at Tampa Bay Downs, 11225 Race Track Road, Tampa. The cost is $25 and includes a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., clubhouse seating, program and admission. Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling Laura at (352) 684-7460 or Julie at (352) 686-3865.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission has teamed up with Hernando, Pasco and Citrus counties to host the second annual Nature Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival on March 20-23. On March 22 Chinsegut Conservation Center is hosting “Wildlife Adventures: Mystery of the Sandhill” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. Bring the family for a day full of wildlife adventures that will help you uncover the clues to solving the Mystery of Sandhill. For information, call Pamela Murfey at (352) 754-6722 or email pamela.Murfey@myfwc.com. For more information on the festival or to register, visit www.cvent.com/d/x4q0bg.

Hernando Heritage Museum hosts the first One Room Schoolhouse Open Golf Tournament at noon on March 22 at Seven Hills Golf Course, 10599 Fairchild Road, Spring Hill. The cost is $50 per person and includes green fees, cart and a sit down lunch. There also will be Chinese and live auctions. This event will help raise funds to build a one room schoolhouse reproduction to be used as a living history museum for tours and as a community meeting place. For information or to register, call Ken at (352) 597-1064 or Myrna at (352) 556-4064.

Kiwanis Club of Weeki Wachee hosts the ninth annual Rockin’ Thru the Ages on March 22 at the Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Brooksville. Tickets are $45 per person and include cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., and music and dancing from 8 to 11 p.m. The event will benefit children’s charities. Come dressed in your favorite decade attire. For information call Debbie or Dana Cutlip at (352) 293-4317.

Marine Corps League detachment 708 plans a Cajun Extravaganza from 6 to 10 p.m. on March 25 located at 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, Brooksville. The costs is $10 per person and attendees are asked to bring a dish to share. (It is $5 extra per person without a dish.) A prize will be awarded for the best Cajun dish and the Leatherneck Lounge will be open for drink purchases. Tickets will be available at the door or in the lounge. Get in the spirit and wear your Mardi Gras costumes. For information, call (352) 597-7979.

Hernando Audubon Society meets at 7 p.m. on March 27 at the Brooksville Community Activity Center, 205 E. Ft. Dade Ave., Brooksville. The speaker will be Tessie Offner, a non-native Species Biologist for Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, who will discuss Managing Invasive Reptiles in Florida. For information, call Bev Hansen at (352) 686-0460.

Marine Corps League Auxiliary, Spring Hill Unit, hosts a Yard Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 28 and 29 at the Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., Brooksville. Shop for household items, clothing, jewelry, books, linens and much more. Breakfast items, as well as hot dogs, hamburgers and sodas will be available for purchase. For information, call Roslyn Kelley at (352) 579-1955, Janet Voltaggio (352) 683-8254 or CiCi Baxley (352) 600-8654.

High Point Community Center is having a Spring Show called “Broadway Memories,” at 7 p.m. on March 28 and 29 at the community center, 12249 Club House Road, Brooksville. The show will present different segments and specialty acts from past Broadway Hits. Donation is $5, and doors open at 6 p.m. For information, call (352) 300-8843.

Nature Coast Modelers present the Nature Coast Model Show from 9 a.m. to noon on March 29 at 4042 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. There is no charge or admission fee and tables are available, but bring your own chair. Bring your plastic or wood models either finished or under construction. Dioramas are welcome. Meet other modelers, make new friends and learn different techniques. Parking and refreshments will be available. For details, call (352) 684-2484.

The University of Florida Lawn and Garden Fest takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 29 at the Extension Soil Testing Laboratory on the main campus, 300 Criser Hall, Gainesville. This is a free event where visitors can speak with UF experts on various topics regarding lawn and garden care. Bring in a soil sample for free pH testing. There will be tours, refreshments and drawings for prizes. For information, call (352) 392-1950 ext. 221 or visit www.tinyurl.com/nv7m8wh.

Prodigy Information Technologies offers free virus checks or low cost computer repair services for Spring Hill seniors (60 years or older) from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on March 29 at Dayspring Church, 6000 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Chris Deam of Prodigy IT wants to give back to the community he grew up in. While waiting for your repairs you can enjoy listening to the Hernando Youth Orchestra. If your fix can be accomplished with a virus removal, the service is free. In lieu of payment, Prodigy asks that you make a tax deductable contribution to the Hernando Youth Orchestra. Mini seminars will be offered hourly. Registration is required, call (866) 629-8755 or visit www.prodigyit.com/novirus.

Hernando Historical Museum Association sponsors its third annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser from 7 to 9 p.m. on March 29 at Strong Tower Vineyard, 17810 Forge Drive, Spring Hill. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 for two people and available at the vineyard or the May-Stringer House, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Enjoy a fun evening of wine tasting, appetizers, raffles, music and Chinese auctions. Wine will be available for purchase by the bottle or glass. For information or to buy tickets call Regina at (352) 345-8463 or email tokyovin@gmail.com.

Gifts from Home, a non-profit organization, hosts its second annual Charity Golf Tournament with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. on March 30 at the Rivard Golf Club, 18001 Rivard Blvd., Brooksville. There will be prizes, 50/50, raffles and food. The entry fee is $35 per person or $140 per team of four. Gifts from Home send gifts, prayers and support to our service men and women serving in a war zone. Entry forms may be picked up at the golf club or by calling Linda or Larry Kidwell at (352) 684-4185 or email giftsfromhome@tampabay.rr.com.

Florida International Teaching Zoo and its veterinary staff is offering a one year Zoo Animal Management program with Veterinary Assistant Certification beginning March 30. The tax deductable tuition fee is $1,000 per term (four terms per year). Past graduates are employed at zoos, wildlife parks, rescue facilities and clinics. Class size is limited to 15 students per year, age 18 or older. For information, call (352) 867-7788, email drwilsonvet@gmail.com or visit floridazooschool.org.

Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church hosts its first ever “1.69 Million Millimeter Move-a-long” to benefit Mary’s House at 9 a.m. on April 5 at the church, 200 Mt. Fair Ave. in Brooksville.

Participants will jog, walk or stroll from the church along the new sidewalk bordering U.S. 41, up to State Road 50 and back – a total of 1.05 miles or 1.69 million millimeters. The goal is for each participant to gather at least $100 in pledges from sponsors.

For information, call (352) 796-3969 or (352) 584-7715.

Brooksville Elks 2582 invites members and guests to their weekly events at the Lodge, 14494 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Every Tuesday is lunch from noon to 3 p.m. and Karaoke from 2 to 5 p.m. Dinner in the lounge is every Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. Every Saturday evening food is available and karaoke is at 7 p.m. (no karaoke on March 29). For information, call the Elks at (352) 596-2582.

HPH Hospice will hold a Time For Remembrance Service at 2 and 6 p.m. on March 31 at its Hernando campus, 12260 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Through readings and music, the services will provide the opportunity to remember and honor loved ones who have died. The hour long services will be led by HPH chaplains with support from the not-for-profit’s bereavement counselors. The 2 p.m. service will incorporate a dove release, while the evening service will conclude with candlelight. Both services are free to the community and no reservations are required. One does not need to have lost a loved one under HPH’s care to participate. For information call (800) 486-8784 or visit www.hph-hospice.org.

Nature Coast Bridge Club offers games at 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays at Towne Square Mall, 3021 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Games for all levels of players are offered as well as lessons for beginning to advanced players. Join them for an afternoon or evening of fun and friendly competition. For details, schedule of games or lessons, call Gary at (727) 215-7651, Mary Ellen at (352) 596-1524 or Annabelle at (352) 597-5221.

Hernando Youth Orchestra welcomes aspiring wind and string musicians ages 6 to 18. Rehearsal is on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dayspring Church, 6000 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Learn team work, discipline, gain self-confidence and make friends. The orchestra may be able to help with instruments and tuition. For information, call (352) 544-8105 or email john@hernandoyouthorchestra.org.

Oath Keepers meet the first Tuesday of every month at Taipei Restaurant, 322 N. Broad St., Brooksville. Social hour and dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 6:30 p.m. For Information call George at (352) 585-2475 or visit www.floridaoathkeepers.org.

Group Weekly Ministry meets Mondays at 7:30 p.m. The group facilitates the resolution of underlying issues for healing for the separated, divorced, widowed or a breakup of a relationship. Private counseling appointments also are available. For information call (352) 754-1009.

Traditional Rug Hooking Group meets every Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Partner’s Club, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. New members are welcome with instructions and resources available for beginners. For information, call (352) 597-6080.

Hernando Sportsman’s Club hosts a “Girls Night Out” from 6 to 8 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the club, 16121 Commercial Way, Brooksville. Trap range fee is $5 for members and $8 for non-members for two games of trap. If you don’t have your own 20-gauge shotgun the club will provide one for you to use. Bring your own ear plugs, two boxes of 20-gauge ammo and eye protection.

For information call (352) 597-9931 or visit www.hernandosportsmansclub.com.

Sons of Italy Friendship Lodge 2728 meets the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at The Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. It is not necessary to be of Italian heritage to join, everyone is welcome. The Lodge supports local charities and has offer fun activities. For information, call Charlotte at (727) 378-3711 or Angie at (727) 679-3734.

Sons of Italy Nature Coast Lodge 2502 holds their monthly Dinner/Business meeting the fourth Thursday of every month starting at 5:30 p.m. at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1107 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Lodge functions support local charities and sponsors bowling, bocce, Italian culture and yearly trips. Membership is open to all; you need not be of Italian heritage to join. For information, call (352) 684-7460.

Brooksville Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at noon at the Brooksville Country Club, 23446 Links Drive, Brooksville. Members are devoted to helping the local and international community via charity events and volunteerism. Attend as a guest to see some of the reasons to join the rotary. For more information visit www.brooksvillerotary.org or call Terry Weaver at (352) 796-9891.

Hernando Hills Hi-Lites Chorus invites all women who love to sing to join them every Monday evening from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Fellowship Community Church, 11250 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. The Hi-Lites are members of Harmony, Inc., an international organization of thousands of women who sing four-part harmony and compete annually with other choruses and quartets in a six-state area. Women of all ages, as well as students, 12 years of age and older are encouraged to join. For more information call (352) 540-9192 or (352) 584-0636.

Nature Coast English Car Club/Sun Coast Classic MG Club is open to all British car owners and enthusiasts. There is a breakfast meeting every second Saturday of the month at 9 a.m. at Glen Lakes Country Club, 9000 Glen Lakes Blvd., Weeki Wachee. Every third Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. is the British Car Cruise-In Night at Beef O’Brady’s, Horse Lake Plaza, 7601 Horse Lake Road., Brooksville. For information visit www.britishcarclub.net or call Jay at (352) 398-9243.

Fantasy African Violet Club meets the second Saturday of every month (except December) at 12:30 p.m. at the Partners Club Building (behind Oak Hill Hospital), 11375 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville.

Refreshments are at 12:30 p.m. and meetings begin at 1 p.m. Guests are welcome. For information call Thad Scaggs at (352) 398-1679.

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) seeks volunteers age 55-plus who have a lifetime of experience to share and the desire to make a real difference in our community. Volunteers are needed for tutoring elementary and high school students, mentor children in the arts, teach life skills classes to young parents, tutor adult education students, deliver meals to the homebound, distribute food to the needy, provide transportation to the blind and visually impaired and to our local veterans, provide respite care for those with Alzheimer’s, supervise court-ordered visitation, prepare tax returns and participate in environmental stewardship programs. Call (352) 796-8117 to learn more about becoming a RSVP volunteer.

Hernando County Parks & Recreation offers Tae Kwon Do classes for ages 6 to adult. Monday classes are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill, and Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m. at Kennedy Park, 895 Kennedy Blvd., Brooksville. Learn the fundamentals of Tae Kwon Do along with discipline, respect, integrity, increased strength and flexibility. First lesson is free and the first month $30; the cost for additional months is $45 per month. No pre-registration required, simply show up. For information visit www.awakeningtigerdojo.com or call HCRD at (352) 754-4031.

? Hernando County Parks & Recreation offers classes for Star Brigade Baton Twirling for ages 4 to college. The classes take place Tuesdays at Kennedy Park, 895 Kennedy Blvd., Brooksville, and Wednesdays at Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. The class helps build self-esteem, confidence, poise, grace, teamwork, friendships and a lifetime of memories. All students are offered the opportunity to perform in local parades and competitions.

The cost is $32 per month or $45 per month for two different classes. Beginners through advanced levels are offered. Diane Sorvillo, the instructor, has taught for 17 years with the Hernando County Recreation Department. To register, call Sorvillo at (352) 212-6077 or HCRD at (352) 754-4031, or visit www.hernandocounty.us/parks_rec.

? Hernando County Parks & Recreation offers Tennis Lessons for ages 7 to adult on a variety of evenings and weekends at Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. Group lessons are $10 per hour and private lessons are $30 per hour. To register or for more information call (352) 754-4031 or visit www.hernandocounty.us/parks_rec.

? Hernando County Parks & Recreation offers “Tribal Belly Dancing” 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays for adults and children at Forest Oaks Luthern Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd in Spring Hill and Wednesdays for adults at the Community Activity Center, 205 East Fort Dade Ave. in Brooksville. This form of dance is a melting pot of movements and attitudes taken from dance cultures throughout the world. The instructor is Jayne Arrington. Dance experience is not necessary. The cost is $10 per class paid monthly, $9 per month for six weeks or $15 for drop-ins. Registration is not required, and all ages are welcome. Call (352) 540-1568.

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