Baseball registration ends next week
Final registration for Hernando Youth League Baseball's spring 2009 season will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday and from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the recreation trailer at Ernie Wever Youth Park, 19445 Youth Drive.
The registration fee is $55 for the first child and $50 for each additional child. A copy of the child's birth certificate is required. For information, visit the Web site at www.hylbaseball.com or contact Bruce Price at firstname.lastname@example.org or (352) 797-7999.
Workshop on saving water with rain barrels
A Rain Barrel Workshop will be offered at 10 a.m. Feb. 10 at the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 19490 Oliver St. The program will be presented by John Korycki of the Hernando County Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Program. Rain barrels can be used in landscapes to reduce dependence on irrigation and coping with the once-a-week watering restrictions.
Participants will each receive a completed rain barrel, along with instructions on its proper use, placement and decoration.
The cost is $30. Space is limited and preregistration is required. Call (352) 754-4433.
Marriage prep class can save money, time
A "Before You Tie the Knot" marriage preparation class will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 17 and 18 at the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 19490 Oliver St.
The class is approved by the circuit courts in Hernando, Sumter, Citrus and Pasco counties. Couples who complete the course get a $32.50 discount on their marriage license. Also, the waiting period upon applying for the license is waived.
The class costs $10 per couple. Registration is required by Feb. 10. To register or for information, call (352) 754-4433.
Card party will raise scholarship funds
The Philanthropic Educational Organization, Chapter HR of Weeki Wachee, will host a card party at 11 a.m. Feb. 28 at the Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., off Sunshine Grove Road. Bridge and canasta games will be played. Tea sandwiches will be served, along with salads, fruit, desserts and beverages. Door prizes, table prizes and raffles will be awarded.
Tickets are $15 each. Funds raised will go toward scholarships for women. For information or tickets, call Rose Conti at (352) 596-2272 or Barbara Kroeger at 596-6314.
Bereavement support group being formed
Hernando-Pasco Hospice will offer an eight-week bereavement support group that will meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays, starting Feb. 2, at the facility at 12260 Cortez Blvd. The group will be facilitated by a hospice bereavement counselor.
Adults who are experiencing grief related to the death of a loved one are invited to participate. There is no cost, but reservations are recommended. Call toll-free at 1-800-486-8784.
Omelet breakfast funds Crime Watch
The Ridge Manor Area Crime Watch's annual Omelet Breakfast will be from 7 to 11 a.m. Feb. 7 at the Ridge Manor Community Center, 34240 Cortez Blvd.
Sheriff Richard Nugent will return as the Head Omelet Chef, assisted by Crime Watch members. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Breakfast includes a custom-made omelet with a choice of ham, cheese, tomatoes, mushrooms, bacon bits, onions and peppers. Also, there will be sausage, grits, biscuits and gravy, coffee, tea and orange juice. Take-out orders will be available. The annual breakfast is the crime watch group's only fundraiser. For information, call Jack Piehl at (352) 583-5009 or Gigi Davignon at (727) 510-8228.
Marine safety group holding yard sale
The Hernando Beach Marine Safety and Support Group will host an indoor yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 31 at the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 4340 Calienta St. The nonprofit group also accepts monetary donations as well as boats, wave runners and other water vehicles that meet the new federal requirements. All donations are tax-deductible.
Also, the group has an ongoing can drive. Anyone interested may bring soda and beer cans (only) to the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, where there is a marked garbage can. For information or to make a donation, call Bill Ferreira at (352) 596-9396.
Swamp Fest to offer food, fun and music
The annual Weeki Wachee Swamp Fest will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 7 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 8 at Linda Pedersen Park, off Shoal Line Boulevard.
The event includes more than 140 arts and craft vendors, a food court, entertainment of folk, country and instrumental music, contests and prize drawings. Admission will be $2 per person, with children 12 and younger admitted free. Visit the Web site at www.wwswampfest.com. For information, call (352) 754-4031, 596-3757 or 596-3987.