Bluesapalooza in need of vendors and sponsors
The Hernando County Recreation Department is seeking sponsors, food and craft vendors and commercial exhibitors for the upcoming Bluesapalooza that will be Sept. 19 and 20 at Anderson Snow Park, 1630 Anderson Snow Road. This is a blues festival that will include a variety of music, including blues, Southern rock and Americana. Scheduled artists include Josh Lamkin and Automatic Heat, the Shaun Rounds Band, Sarasota Slim with Nitro, the WhoDoos, the Sean Chambers Band and the Damon Fowler Group. There will be an interactive Kidzone. Admission to the event will be $5. VIP reserved seating is available for $25 per day or $40 for both if purchased in advance (or $30 per day and $50 for both on day of show). For details, call (352) 754-4031.
Teen Life Rally targets teen pregnancy
The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Committee of Hernando County will host a Teen Life Rally from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd. The free event will include a Teen Driver Challenge, yoga session, scavenger hunt, food court, poster contest, teen survival game, hourly raffles and a teen voice survey. There will be continuous entertainment inside on the Forum stage, including skits, music, journaling, dance and interactive talks. The purpose of the event is to inspire interests and talents in youngsters to build strong self-esteem and reduce teen pregnancy. Contact Dawn Easter at (239) 494-7553 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register now for Alzheimer's walk
The Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk '09 will be Sept. 12 at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way. Participants can still sign up. For details, call (727) 578-2558. Registration can be done online at www.alz.org/FLGulfCoast.
Tickets on sale for Marine League picnic
Marine Corps League Detachment 708 is selling tickets for a Labor Day picnic that will be from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 5 at the detachment, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. The picnic will include grilled barbecue chicken, sausage and peppers, and accompaniments. Entertainment will be provided by Brian Chytka. Tickets are $10 each and must be purchased by Aug. 29. Call (352) 597-7979.
Hernando County Commission Business and Economic Development Committee, 9 a.m., commission chambers, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.
Spring Hill Fire Rescue Commission, 10:15 a.m., district headquarters, 3445 Bob Hartung Court, Spring Hill. Union negotiations.
Hernando/Sumter Head Start Policy Council, 6 p.m., Hernando Head Start, 835 School St., Brooksville.
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