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Dawn Center needs renovation help, donations

COUNTYWIDE

Shelter needs help, materials for remodeling

The Dawn Center, a nonprofit organization that provides services and safe shelter to victims of domestic and sexual violence in Hernando County, needs a total renovation of the kitchen and living room areas of its shelter, which can house up to 40 women and children. Work needs to be done on kitchen cabinetry, tile flooring and plumbing. Volunteer labor, materials and monetary contributions are being sought. Last year, more than 300 people sought safe shelter at the Dawn Center. To help out or for information, call the Dawn Center's facility volunteer, Ed Brady, at (352) 684-7191.

SPRING HILL

Rotary brain bowl seeks sponsors

Sponsors are needed for the 21st annual Rotary of Spring Hill/Kevin Coit Middle School Brain Bowl, which will be March 16 at Challenger K-8 School of Science and Mathematics. The Brain Bowl is an academic competition among Hernando County's public middle schools, with students answering math, science, English and geography questions. This year's competition will include questions about world affairs and the promotion of worldwide peace. Sponsorships provide T-shirts, door prizes, goody bags, awards and a pizza lunch for the students and their families. For information, call Jim Stewart at (352) 683-3627.

BROOKSVILLE

5K will require road closures

The city of Brooksville has announced that several roads will be closed from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday for the Walk a Mile, Protect a Child 5K Race/Walk, hosted by the University of Florida Child Protection Team: Main Street, Howell Avenue, Brooksville Avenue, Fort Dade Avenue, Bell Avenue, North Avenue, Stockton Street, Sunset Drive and Moline Street. For information about the closures, call (352) 540-3810. For information about the race, visit ufcpt.org online.

Block party brings music to City Hall

The Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department and Friends of the Children will host the next Uptown Block Party from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 201 Howell Ave. Live music will be provided by Joe Solomon, Robert Swann, Eric Tremante, "Muskrat" Dave Mesker and Guitar Mike. Beer and wine will be available. For information, call (352) 540-3835.

WEEKI WACHEE

Swamp Fest coming to park

The 20th annual Weeki Wachee Swamp Fest will from be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 8 and 9 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 10 at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way. The event will include continuous entertainment with groups such as Skyn and Bones, Slyder, Adrian Ray Band, Shadow Ridge and Big Foot. A new Swamp Monster will be crowned. There will be arts and crafts, children's activities and food vendors. Admission costs $8, $4 for ages 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and younger. For details and the entertainment lineup, visit swampfestweekiwachee.com or call (352) 596-3987 or (352) 597-4424.

Dawn Center needs renovation help, donations 02/21/13 [Last modified: Thursday, February 21, 2013 8:18pm]
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