Hernando Briefs For April 20



Elections office sets voter outreach events

Shirley Anderson, Hernando County supervisor of elections, has announced the schedule for voter registration and outreach events during April.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 6, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.

5 to 10 p.m. April 13, Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville.

Noon to 10 p.m. April 14-15, Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville.

5 to 10 p.m. April 16-20, Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville.

1 to 10 p.m. April 21, Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville.

9 a.m. to noon, April 21, Hernando County Family YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.

2 to 4 p.m. April 21, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.

2 to 4 p.m. April 27, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.

For information, call (352) 754-4125 or visit hernandovotes.com.

Free ear wax removal at enrichment centers

St. Johns Hearing Institute will offer free ear wax removal at 10 a.m. April 17 at the Brooksville Enrichment Center, 17222 Hospital Blvd. in the Medical Arts Building, Suite 120, Brooksville; and at 1:30 p.m. at the Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 10441 Quality Drive in the Medical Arts Building, Suite 105, Spring Hill. For information, call (352) 544-6022 or (352) 684-7568.

April is Amnesty Month at the library

The Hernando County Public Library System will offer a month-long amnesty drive so patrons can bring their overdue library materials and have all fines forgiven during the month of April. Late fees and fines for overdue materials returned in good and usable condition during the month of April will be removed. Past fees for materials previously returned also will be removed upon checkout. Each cardholder (or guarantor) must be present to be eligible. For information, call (352) 754-4043 or visit hernandocountylibrary.us.


Residents invited to join Earth Day cleanup

The city of Brooksville Beautification Board invites Brooksville residents to participate in the first Earth Day Community Clean Up event on April 21. To participate, invite your friends, family and neighbors to clean up litter on the streets of your community. Take a photo of your group in action and email it to Leota Barger at [email protected] to be entered into the Earth Day Photo Contest. The winner will receive a basket filled with goodies from local community businesses. After youve finished cleaning, bring your bag of garbage to deposit in a garbage truck at City Hall, 201 Howell Ave. The first 500 Brooksville residents who drop off their collected trash are invited to stay for a picnic lunch from 11 a.m. to noon. (Proof of city residency required). For information, call Dodie Barger at (352) 540-3830.

Registration is open for annual Torch Run

Join members of Hernando County Sheriffs Office as they participate in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run from 9:30 to 11 a.m. April 23, beginning at Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane. The event is free, but registration is required. Hats for $10 and T-shirts for $15 will be available to those who register. The event benefits the athletes of Special Olympics Florida. The race will begin and end at the park. For information or to order hats and T-shirts, call Michael Terry at (352) 238-4801.

Churchs sewing group seeks donations

The Happy Sew N Sew ministry at Christ Lutheran Church, 475 North Ave. West, meets twice a month to work on sewing projects to benefit the community. The group makes adult cover-ups, walker bags, lap quilts, catheter bag cover ups and crocheted cancer caps which are delivered to local assisted living facilities, nursing homes, private care group homes and hospice. Members rely mostly on donated fabric, quilt batting, thread, yarn and other sewing essentials. For information on the group or to make a donation, call (352) 796-8331 or email [email protected]

Hospital will host Kids Safety Fair, April 14

Oak Hill Hospitals Pediatric ER will host the annual Kids Safety Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 14 at the main entrance, 11375 Cortez Blvd. Admission is free, and a complimentary lunch (hot dog, fruit, water or juice) will be provided. This years event will feature music, fun and games, and an opportunity to learn about CPR basics and water, scooter, bike and skateboard safety. Attendees can see the Bayflight helicopter, Hernando County Fire Rescue and EMS trucks, meet local medical and law enforcement professionals, play Operation with surgical nurses, participate in a diaper and swaddle challenge with maternity nurses, and crawl through Hernando County Fire Corps fire safety house. For information, call (352) 597-6317.

Central will present Little Shop of Horrors

Feed your need for musical fun with one of the longest running off-Broadway shows, Little Shop of Horrors, at 7 p.m. April 19 and 20, and at 2 p.m. April 21, at the schools theatre, 14075 Ken Austin Parkway. In the sci-fi musical, follow the amazing adventures of Seymour Krelborn as he discovers a new breed of plant to help save the failing florist shop for whom he works. Tickets are $15 at the door (cash or check only). For information, call (352) 797-7020, ext. 290.


A feast for your eyes and sweet tooth

The Hernando County Public Library System invites the public to the fifth-annual Edible Book event from 2:30 to 4 p.m. April 21 at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. The celebration of books is a fun event for all ages. Spectators will be invited to walk around and view the edible book exhibition, sample the edible foods and cast a "peoples choice" vote. To participate, registration must be completed by April 16. Use your imagination to create an edible book or work of art based on a book, author or anything book-related. Entries may be made from anything edible as long as it can sit out without melting or turning bad. Entries should be family-friendly. Participants should be set up at 2 p.m. and bring utensils to serve. To register, visit hernandocountylibrary.us/ or call (352) 754-4043.

Yard sale to benefit Elks lodge

Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582 will have an indoor/outdoor yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 14 at the lodge, 13383 County Line Road. A variety of items will be for sale. Table rentals are available. For information, call (352) 799-7148.

Gardening will be topic at AARP meeting

Hernando County West AARP Chapter 5445 will meet at noon April 10 at Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd. The speaker will be William Lester, Ph.D. with UF/IFAS Extension in Hernando County, who will discuss gardening. If ordering from the menu, please arrive at 11 a.m. To RSVP, call (727) 919-2210.

Class will help prepare you for active shooter

The Hernando County Sheriffs Office will host an information session on Active Shooter Preparedness from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 6 to 8:30 p.m. April 24 at the Pasco-Hernando State College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court. To RSVP, visit hernandocountysheriff.org.

Stage West to present musical, April 28

Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd. will present A Midsummer Nights Dream - the Musical from 2 to 4:30 p.m. and from 7 to 9:30 p.m. April 28. The show will be the culmination of the Youth Spring Theatre Workshop with instructor Raymond Brady Lay. Tickets are $12 reserved. For information, call (352) 683-5113 or visit stagewestflorida.com.


Fishing tournament benefits HPH Hospice

The ninth-annual Hogan Law Firm Charity Fishing Tournament to benefit HPH Hospice will be May 5 beginning at the Bayport Park Boat Ramp, 4140 Cortez Blvd. Check-in/registration/breakfast will be at 7 a.m., cast-off at 8 a.m., fishing until 3 p.m., measure catch at 3 p.m., silent auction begins at 4 p.m., dinner at 4:30, awards ceremony and silent auction results at 6 p.m. Participants must have their own boat, bait and tackle. The cost is $100 per angler, and includes a gift bag, shirt, breakfast, lunch and dinner. For information on sponsorship opportunities, call Lisa Morgan at (352) 799-8423. To register, visit HLF-FishingTournament.com.

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