Pair of events Canceled due to cold weather
Two events scheduled for Saturday, the Bandshell Bash and Bark Island, have been canceled because of the cold weather that is expected to continue through the weekend. The Bandshell Bash is regularly on the second Saturday of each month at Hernando Park, 205 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. The next bash will be 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 13. Call (352) 754-4788 or visit www.hernandoarts.org. The next Bark Island, which is offered at Alfred A. McKethan Park, 10800 Pine Island Drive, Pine Island, will be 8 to 10 a.m. Jan. 23. Call Hernando County Recreation at (352) 754-4031.
NAMI offers class to help families
The National Alliance on Mental Illness/NAMI Hernando offer a free "Family to Family" class. This is a 12-week series that will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, starting Jan. 21, at the Beautiful Mind Center, 10554 Spring Hill Drive, in the Brothers I and II Plaza. The classes are aimed at helping families struggling with a loved one's illness. For information or to reserve a seat, call Brenda at (352) 666-9650.
Liberty nonprofit to meet Friday
Campaign for Liberty will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Bridge Christian Life Center, 7279 Pinehurst Drive. This nonprofit group is not affiliated with a political party, religious or other groups, and does not endorse candidates, but it takes political positions on issues. Meetings are on the second Friday of each month. Call (352) 397-7999.
Gary Puckett show scheduled
Brookridge Entertainment will present a show featuring Gary Puckett at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., west of Brooksville. Formerly of Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, Puckett has sold more than 25 million records. His hit songs include Young Girl, Over You and Woman, Woman. Puckett, who has six gold records, recently released his latest album, Gary Puckett — Live, as well as his first Christmas album, At Christmas. Tickets are $15. Call Barbara Bahr at (352) 597-4620.
Brunch honors female veterans
A brunch to honor female veterans will be at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 20 at Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582, 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. Female veterans are invited to this free event, which is hosted by Gail Cleaves, national service chairwoman for the local Elks lodge. Those who want to attend must register by Jan. 18. Call Gail at (352) 799-4464 or Kathy at (352) 796-7083.