Boy Scouts launch annual food drive
As part of the Boy Scouts of America's annual "Scouting for Food" drive, scouts will hang plastic grocery bags on door knobs throughout the area Saturday. Residents can fill the bags with nonperishable food and place them where scouts can see and collect them on the morning of Feb. 20. Donations will be brought to the Salvation Army in Brooksville, where the food will be counted and distributed to food banks at area churches and outreach programs. Anyone who needs a bag can call Duane Rieker at (352) 556-3713.
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Peak-season fee starts at park
Starting Monday, the Hernando County Parks Department will charge the annual peak season $3 per vehicle parking fee at Pine Island/Alfred A. McKethan Park, 10800 Pine Island Drive. The fee will be charged from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Nov. 14. Rogers Park on Shoal Line Boulevard, Weeki Wachee, will start charging the parking fee in late March through mid September. Annual parking passes for both parks are available for $60 at the Hernando County Tax Collector's Westside office, 7489 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill; and at the Hernando County Recreation Department, 205 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. Call (352) 754-4027.
Go on midway rides at carnival
The St. Frances Cabrini Parish Carnivale 2010 kicks off from 4 to 10 p.m. today at 5030 Mariner Blvd. The event, which continues through Sunday, includes carnival games, midway rides, food, cannoli and zeppoli stand, a beer garden, baked goods and craft vendors. Admission and parking free. Midway armbands are $25. For information, call (352) 683-9666.
Stand With Haiti fundraiser today
The Partners in Health Stand With Haiti fundraiser is at 5:30 p.m. today at Brooksville Regional Hospital, 17240 Cortez Blvd. There will be entertainment by Sandy Figueroa with Gypsy Starr, and a silent auction. Tickets are $25 per person, with all proceeds going to Partners in Health, which provides health services in Haiti. Tickets will be available at the door. For information, call Tricia, (352) 796-3519.
Hernando County Aviation Authority, 3:30 p.m., Hernando County Airport office, 15800 Flight Path Drive.
Brookridge Entertainment presents "America's Diamond, Live" with Jay White: 7 p.m., Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St. Tickets are $15. Call (352) 597-4620.
In His Footsteps soup and sandwich outreach program: Noon-2 p.m., St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 13485 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Lunch is free. Call (352) 686-2857.
Jewelry show fundraiser: 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Conference Room 2, Brooksville Regional Hospital, 17240 Cortez Blvd. (352) 442-0169.