The Weeki Wachee High School athletic department will have its second annual Hornet Golf Outing at Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks on Feb. 25.
The shotgun start will be at 8:30 a.m. Food and prizes will be provided during and after play. Current and former professional athletes will be among the participants. There will be time for autographs and pictures.
The cost for the event is $100 per person or $300 per foursome. Businesses may sponsors holes or prizes.
For information, call Weeki Wachee athletic director Mark Lee at (352) 797-7029, ext. 230, or send email to .
WOMEN’S SOCCER LEAGUE: The Hernando County Women’s Soccer League will conduct registration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily through Jan. 13 at Rookies Sports Bar & Grill, 3095 Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill.
Credit card, check and cash payments all will be accepted. Personal checks will be held if needed, upon request.
Also, the league is hosting a womens 30-and-over Mother’s Day tournament may 10-13. The format is 11-versus-11.
Twenty-two-player rosters play at Ernie Wever Park in Brooksville.
For information, call Alyson Kraft at (352) at 442-4540.
HIGH POINT LADIES GOLF: Members of the High Point Ladies Golf League competed on Dec. 26.
The nine-hole play was an exhibition, so scores were not recorded officially.
The players of 18 holes competed in a handicap game, where golfers dropped their two worst holes.
BiBi Arbona (60) took first place in Flight a, with Donna O’Keefe (61) a close second. Fran Lynch (54) took the crown in Flight B, with Linda Roper (56) as the runnerup.
SPRING HILL DIXIE SOFTBALL: Spring Hill Dixie Softball has scheduled registration at Anderson Snow Park for its spring season.
Volunteers will be present from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 14 and 21 and from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 18 at the park office.
A copy of the child’s birth certificate is necessary for registration. The fees cover all games, insurance and trophies. Any signups after Jan. 21 are subject to a $20 late fee.
For information, send email to Paul McGee at .
SPRING HILL DIXIE BASEBALL: Spring Hill Dixie Baseball has scheduled registration at Anderson Snow Park for its spring season.
Volunteers will be present from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 14 and from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 12, 16 and 18 at the park office.
The county has instituted a $3 player fee for park maintenance this year, and the league has gained control of little Red Schoolhouse field in Spring Hill. With Spring Hill Dixie handling all maintenance and costs for the field, there will be an increase in fees.
The cost is $105 for the first child and $100 for each additional child. On Jan. 12, a discounted rate of $95 per child will be available. a copy of the child’s birth certificate is necessary for registration. The fees cover all games, insurance and trophies. Any signups after Jan. 18 are subject to a $20 late fee.
Each family is also being asked to work three hours in the concession stand during the season. in lieu of working, a family may make a $30 donation to the league.
For information, call Joe Abbadessa at (352) 263-4488 or send email to .
UMPIRE CLINICS: The Hernando-Sumter Umpires Association has scheduled a set of baseball/softball umpiring clinics.
The clinics are designed to train anyone who wants to become an umpire, and the sessions also can help seasoned umpires improve. Clinics will take place Sunday and Jan. 22 at the Anderson Snow Sports Complex in Spring Hill and Jan. 29 at Ridge Manor Park in Ridge Manor.
The sessions are open to men and women age 16 and older. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m., with the clinics starting at noon. There is a $20 charge for each participant, and everyone will receive a Major League Baseball rule book, along with other handouts.
Visit hernandosumterumpire.com to register. For information, call (352) 593-6998 or send email to .
HERNANDO HURRICANES BASEBALL: The Hernando Hurricanes will have an open tryout Jan. 15 for its 13-and-younger travel baseball team. The tryout will be from noon to 2 p.m. at Anderson Snow Park in Spring Hill.
The Hurricanes, a select travel baseball organization, has its own training facility. The team competes in the West Coast Florida League in the spring and in tournaments around the state sanctioned by United States Speciality Sports Association and Nations Baseball.
For information, call Jeff Lewis at (352) 442-2370 or send email to .
FIRST TEE GOLF: The Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department is holding its First Tee golf program starting Jan. 17 and running for six weeks at the Quarry Golf Course, Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks and Silverthorn Country Club.
First Tee focuses on golf and life skills instruction. The juniors program strives to instill in participants the organization’s nine core values: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment.
The cost is $60 per child, with ages 5 to 17 eligible. Preregistration is required. The program is accepting up to 10 participants per class.
Volunteers are also needed. Donations are welcome, including youth golf clubs, bags and balls. For information, call Miles Groff at (352) 540-3835 or send e-mail to .
Contact Derek J. LaRiviere at or (352) 584-6337.
by Phyllis Day, Times Staff Writer In Print: Sunday, November 27, 2011
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The following organizations are collecting donations and offering help to families in need during the holiday season:
• Christmas Angel Program of Hernando County needs sponsors to help fill wish lists of local children in need. Donations of gift cards are also needed for clothing, perishable food for food baskets, and gifts for teenagers. The program has filled its quota of children participating and is no longer accepting applications for this holiday season. for information, call Mary or Bill at (352) 596-1552.
• The 13th-annual Santa’s Toy Drive, provided by the Retired Senior Volunteer Program and DayStar, is accepting toy donations through Dec. 9. Toys are needed for children 12 and younger, and should be new and unwrapped. for information, call RSVP at (352) 796-8117 or DayStar at (352) 397-8419. Drop-off locations include:
In Brooksville: RSVP welcome Center, Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, Brooksville Enrichment Center at Brooksville Regional Hospital, Country Kitchen, Clover Leaf Farms retirement community, Spring Oaks assisted living facility and Florida Community Bank.
In Spring Hill: Harold’s Auto, Oak Hill Hospital Partner’s Club, Spring Hill Enrichment Center at Spring Hill Regional Hospital, Senior Citizens Club of Spring Hill, the Restaurant and Hallcrest Eagles Aerie 4497.
• The 2011 Hernando County Christmas Toy Drive, provided by the Freedom Chapter of ABATE of Florida, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office and area merchants, is collecting donations through Dec. 10. Donations of unwrapped toys and games, or Walmart gift cards, are being collected and will go to Hernando County children in need.
Drop-off locations include: R place at the Crossroads, Golden Corral, 2 My place Bar, Coney Island Drive Inn, the Jeweler Man, VFW Post 8713, Beef O’Brady’s at Mariner Square, American Legion Post 99, and 98 North Burgers and Booze. for information, contact Benica Fox at (352) 345-7278 or .
• Habitat for Humanity of Hernando County is seeking holiday sponsors for families in need. Those interested in sponsoring a local Hernando County child with Christmas gifts or a holiday food basket may contact Debbie Prescott at (352) 754-1159.
• The DayStar Life Center Food Pantry will provide food to families from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays through Jan. 1 at DayStar, 7120 Hope Hill Road, behind St. Anthony Catholic Church, Brooksville. The food pantry provides, for example, a family of four with meat, butter, bread, pastries and nonperishable items.
DayStar is a ministry of St. Anthony and has been in operation since 1983. Volunteers are needed, and donations are welcome. for pantry and thrift shop donations or volunteer information, call (352) 799-5930 or visit the website at daystarlifecenter.org.
• Hernando County Salvation Army is planning to help about 290 families in Hernando County during the holiday season. Bell ringers are set up at various locations throughout the county through Dec. 24 to accept monetary donations in their red kettles. for volunteer opportunities and Christmas programs and events, call (352) 796-1186.
• U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots program, sponsored by Marine Corps League Detachment 708 in Hernando County, is collecting new, unwrapped toys at various locations throughout the county.
Registration for Toys for Tots recipients is available weekdays and Saturdays, Nov. 28 through Dec. 14, for children ages 6 months through 12 years. Registration times are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the detachment, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville.
Registration must be done in person, and parents and legal guardians must bring the following documentation: driver’s license, current utility bill in their name (to establish Hernando County residency), their Social Security card, as well as birth certificates and Social Security cards for each child to be registered. Also, guardians, foster parents or grandparents must bring legal documents or court orders proving custody. for information, call (352) 796-3666 (calls will only be answered during the registration period).
Toys for Tots drop-off locations:
In Spring Hill: Accuform signs, American Aviation, Atria Evergreen Woods, Bridgewater Apartments, C’s Pub, Career Central, Compass Banks, Chaney Chiropractic Clinic, Complete Technology Solutions, Discovery Point Daycare, Downing Funeral Home, Dr. Tim Terlep, Dunkin’ Donuts, Edward Jones Investments Spring Hill, Extreme Bicycles, Fantastic Pre-School & Daycare, Fun Fitness Factory, Gold’s Gym, Hernando County Utilities, Hernando County Veterans Services, Just be Tan, Mirage Hair Studio, Hair Affair, High Point Golf Club, Mariner Lanes, New-U-Weight Loss Center, Hess station (Northcliffe and County Line), Microtel Inn & Suites, Paesano’s Italian Bread Bakery and Market, Pickled Parrot, Pinch A Penny (Kass Circle), U.S. Postal Service (Kass Circle), Printing Plus, Rising Star Music, Silverthorn clubhouse, Spring Hill fire Rescue (Parker and Main Station), Spring Hill Lanes, Skye Metaphysical, Sterling House, Stewey’s Skate Park, Susie’s again, Sweetbay Supermarket, Texas Roadhouse, the UPS Store, United Printing Services, Vicki’s Haircuts and the Wellington clubhouse.
In Brooksville: Brooksville Country Club Fitness Center; Caglianone, Miller, Anthony Attorneys at Law; Central High School Navy Junior ROTC, Dunkin’ Donuts, Frito-Lay, Glen Lakes, Hale’s Liquor Store, Hernando County fire Station No. 11, Hernando County schools transportation center, Hernando County tax collector, Hernando County Utilities, Hernando Oaks Golf Club, Marine Corps League Detachment 708, Pine Grove Elementary School, Physical Therapy Services, Register Chevrolet, Roo’s Pub, Southern Hills Golf Club, U-Haul Storage, USMC Recruiting and West Hernando Middle School.
Other Hernando County locations: Bealls Outlet stores, big Lots, Beef O’Brady’s in Ridge Manor, Family Dollar Stores, Dollar General Stores, Glen Lakes clubhouse, Nellie’s Restaurant in Weeki Wachee, Publix Super Markets, R. Tate’s Auto Body in Hernando Beach, Regions Banks, Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union, VFW Post 9236 in Hernando Beach, Walgreens and Winn-Dixie stores.
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