April 30 fundraiser set at Boys and Girls Club
For Each 1 Reach 1 Mentoring Program and the Boys and Girls Club of Hernando County will host an Extravaganza Community Event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 30 at the Boys and Girls Club, 5404 Applegate Drive.
The event will include competitive sports, carnival games, a 50-50 raffle, vendors and food. Proceeds will benefit both nonprofit organizations, which focus on youth.
To register a child in the 3-on-3 basketball tournament, call (352) 556-2768.
Birding and Wildlife Festival is April 29-30
The annual Birding and Wildlife Festival will be April 29 and 30 at Chinsegut Nature Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville.
An Evening of Bats and Ballads will be 6 to 9:30 p.m. April 29. It includes a bat presentation and viewing of bat emergence with George and Cyndi Marks, music performance by Dale Crider and dinner provided by Papa Joe's Italian Restaurant. The event is limited to 100 participants. Tickets are $7.50 in advance and $10 at the gate; children 5 and younger will be admitted for free. To reserve a seat, call (352) 754-6722 or (850) 922-0664.
The festival will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 30 and includes numerous presentations, tours, children's activities, vendors and more. Early morning birding tours will be offered prior to the festival from 6:30 to 9 a.m., by reservation only. Call (352) 754-6722.
Two workshops update job-seeking skills
Pasco-Hernando Community College offers two free programs for job seekers at the Spring Hill Campus at 451 Beverly Court:
• A cover letter and resume workshop is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, in Room E-204. The workshop will cover the latest trends in preparing successful cover letters and resumes, and tips on what employers value in these essential documents. Participants should bring a flash drive or other memory device, as the workshop will also assist in drafting and updating resumes.
• An interview skills workshop will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. May 2, in Room E-205. This is an interactive presentation on answering interview questions. Common problems with interview protocols will be covered, and all participants can engage in an interactive interview session.
There is no cost. To register, call toll-free 1-877-TRY-PHCC (879-7422).
Come in uniform to USO dinner and dance
The Knights of Columbus, St. Jude Assembly 1721, will host a USO dinner and dance May 21 at the K of C Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be at 6.
The menu includes ziti, meatballs, sausage and bread. Music will be provided by Tammie Sue and Charlie.
Guests are encouraged to dress in accordance to the USO theme of the event. Those who served in the military can wear or bring any articles from their branch of service.
Tickets are $10 each. Funds raised will help support the veterans at the Fisher House in Tampa. For information or tickets, call Jim De Marco at (352) 683-7290.
Kids and sponsors sought for triathlon
The Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill will host the Super Kids Triathlon 8 to 10 a.m. May 21 at Weeki Wachee State Park, 6131 Commercial Way.
Sponsors are needed. Sponsorships range from $150 for a T-shirt sponsor, to $500 for a Gold Level sponsorship.
The event is open to ages 5 to 18, in three age groups, and will include swimming, cycling and running/walking.
Participants must wear helmets and bring their own bicycles for the cycling portion. All bikes must be brought in for inspection during sign-in, from 5 to 7 p.m. May 20. They'll be secured and stored overnight. Hot dogs and goody bags will be provided at sign-in.
Hernando County schools superintendent Brian Blavatt will sound the alarm to start the race. Trophies will be presented; all participants will receive an award.
The event is limited to 200 participants (first come, first served). Apply online at kidssupertriathlon.com. To obtain further details or to become a sponsor, contact Paul Reeves at (352) 597-3536 or [email protected]