Big names will cook breakfast at fundraiser
The annual Ridge Manor Area Crime Watch's Omelet Breakfast fundraiser will be from 7 to 11 a.m. today at Ridge Manor Community Center, 34240 Cortez Blvd. Cooking the omelets will be U.S. Rep. Richard Nugent, along with new Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis, County Commissioner Jim Adkins and crime watch members. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Custom-made omelets can be made with ham, cheese, tomatoes, mushrooms, bacon bits, onions and peppers, and include sausage, grits, biscuits and gravy, coffee, tea and orange juice. Takeout orders will be available. The LifeSouth bloodmobile will be available for donations; blood donors receive a free breakfast. There will also be a 50-50 raffle. Call (352) 608-4078 or (352) 583-2556.
Symposium to focus on PTSD
Pasco-Hernando Community College will present a symposium on post-traumatic stress disorder from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd. More than 15 speakers will participate to discuss the causes, signs and symptoms of PTSD, and overcoming the condition. The keynote speaker is Michele Rosenthal, author of Before the World Intruded: A Memoir of Trauma, Survival, Identity and the Pursuit of Joy. Breakout sessions will be conducted. The event is free, but registration is required. Visit phcc.edu/rsvp/symposium.php. For information, call Kathleen De Sousa at (352) 797-5101.
Purple Heart ceremony today
The Combat Wounded Patriots of Aaron A. Weaver Chapter 776 Military Order of the Purple Heart will host a Purple Heart ceremony at 11 a.m. today at the National Guard Armory, 8551 W Venable St. The ceremony pays tribute to Florida's fallen heroes of the global war on terror and America's wounded warriors. Featured will be the Military Order of the Purple Heart Department of Florida Afghanistan/Iraq War Memorial Portrait Mural, which honors more than 250 Floridians. It is the first memorial to bear both the engraved names and color portraits of those killed. Vocalists Paul and Jackie Stevio will sing patriotic music. Call (352) 382-3847.
Suncoast Ship Model Society annual show: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club, 3357 Susan Drive, Spring Hill. $1 optional donation. (727) 846-8142.
Brooksville Woman's Club presents dinner-dance fundraiser with Mardi Gras Louisiana Dan and Dale King Band: 4-7 p.m., Brooksville Woman's Club, 131 S Main St., Brooksville. $15 each or $25 per couple. (352) 796-2089.
Brookridge Line Dance Social: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. $5. (352) 397-6088.
'Seussical the Musical': 7:30 p.m., Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. $10 for adults, $6 for students. (352) 476-9086.
'Move Over, Mrs. Markham': 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $10. (352) 683-5113.