County reopens beach, says water is okay to swim in
The beach has reopened at Rogers Park, 7244 Shoal Line Blvd. Swimming has been banned at the park since July 7 due to high bacteriological test results. Recent test results received by the County Health Department indicate the water quality is now in the acceptable range. For information, call Albert C. Gray, environmental manager at the Health Department, at (352) 540-6800, ext. 82102.
Dinner to benefit Crohn's foundation
A benefit dinner for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Brian's Place, 3306 Shoal Line Blvd. Patrons can order from a prix fixe four-course menu at a cost of $28 per person. Fifty percent of the profits from the dinner will go to the charity. For the menu or reservations, call the restaurant at (352) 597-5101. To learn more about the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, visit ccfa.org.
Street closed for church block party
A portion of Liberty Street, between Lemon Street and Orange Avenue, will be closed from 6 to 8:30 p.m. today for the Celebrate Jesus Block Party hosted by First United Methodist Church. For information, call Patricia Skipper at (352) 796-3363.
Children's Stories and Crafts Program: 11 a.m. for toddlers ages 18-35 months; 11:45 a.m. for children ages 3-5 years. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Brooksville. Free. (352) 540-6391.
Florida Library Youth Program presents Tony the Balloon Guy: 10:15 a.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Geared for ages 5-12. Free. (352) 540-6391.
Forest Oaks of Spring Hill Summer Concert Series: 6-8 p.m., Forest Oaks of Spring Hill, 8055 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Ultimate Rat Pack will perform. Free. (352) 683-3323.