Bowl-A-Thon benefits 3-Day for the Cure
A Strike at Breast Cancer Bowl-A-Thon will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Spring Hill Lanes, 3447 Commercial Way. The event includes three games of bowling, prizes and trophies, a 50/50 drawing, bake sale, color pin prizes, and a "booby prize" for last place.
The cost is $20 per bowler. Funds raised will go to the 3-Day for the Cure benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation. For information, call Tammie Sue at (352) 942-5906, Christine at (352) 238-2279 or Tina at (352) 684-7218.
Fight Alzheimer's by joining Memory Walk
The Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk 2010 will be Oct. 2 at Weeki Wachee Springs, 6131 Commercial Way. Prewalk activities start at 8 a.m., and the walk starts at 9.
Teams and individuals can participate in the annual walk to fight against Alzheimer's disease. Participants collect pledges.
For information, to start a team or to make a donation, contact Carley Wilson at (352) 688-4537 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit alz.org/flgulfcoast.
Tour gardens, pick up some plants at sale
The Spring Hill Garden Club will host its fall plant sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 1 and 2 at the plant nursery, 1489 Parker Ave.
Along with plants for sale, there will be various plant vendors on hand and tours of the adjacent Nature Coast Botanical Gardens.
For information, call (352) 683-9933 or visit naturecoast botanicalgardens.com.
Learn about camping, butterflies, reptiles
Chinsegut Nature Center will host the following upcoming events and programs:
• Backpacking and Water Camping seminar, 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Presented by Jim Garrison, the seminar will include hands-on demonstrations.
• Chinsegut Butterfly Workshop, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 25. Bring binoculars and a butterfly field guide.
• Big Pine Fall Wildflower and Butterfly Walk, 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 28. Meet at the Big Pine Tract off Old Crystal River Road, north of Brooksville. Bring binoculars and a butterfly field guide.
• Reptile and Amphibian Festival, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 2. Includes exhibits and demonstrations, a puppet show, walks and talks, a frog-calling contest and other activities.
The programs are free and at the nature center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. Most have limited seating and reservations are required. Call (352) 754-6722.
Auction helps fund breast cancer studies
An auction to benefit the Komen 3-Day for the Cure will be at 2 p.m. Sept. 25 at Bayport Inn, 4835 Cortez Blvd. Entertainment will follow.
The 3-Day for the Cure is a three-day, 60-mile walk for breast cancer awareness and to raise money for research. All donations are appreciated and will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation. For information, call Suzanne at (352) 398-5715 or Faye at (352) 397-5868.
Pepper Creek cruise offers look at wildlife
The Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park will offer a First Light Delight Cruise on Sept. 25 at Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park, 4150 S Suncoast Blvd. Boats leave at 8 a.m.
This is an early-morning cruise down Pepper Creek, followed by a continental breakfast that will include fruit, cream cheese, coffee cake and bagels, prepared by the Wildside Cafe. After breakfast there will be a private guided tour of Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, including behind-the-scenes views of the newest exhibits and animal residents.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for children 5 and younger. Tickets can be purchased in advance. For information, call (352) 628-5343.
Bring snacks, drinks to line dancing social
Brookridge Line Dance Social will host an event from 6:30 to 9:3 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., west of Brooksville. Doors open and music starts at 6 p.m.
Guests are to bring their own snacks, beverages and ice. Couples are welcome. Requests will be accepted. An instructor is available for assistance, but no lessons will be offered.
Admission is $5. Call Norma at (352) 397-6088.