Community Springfest downtown April 18
A Brooksville Community Springfest will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 18 in downtown Brooksville.
The event combines several events, including the Love Your Neighbor flea market at the American Legion, 208 E Fort Dade Ave., the Market on Main Street, a cookbook festival and bake sale, a music festival and children's events. A Springfest Mass Gospel Choir performance at 1:30 p.m. will include singers from the eighth grade through adults.
For information, call Mark Reeves at (352) 796-6791 or Lisa Callea at (352) 428-9275.
Kids, show off your baseball skills April 26
Area youth are invited to participate in the Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run Competition at 1:30 p.m. April 26 at Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane.
The event is an official skills competition of Major League Baseball. It is a grass roots program designed to provide children with an opportunity to participate, at no cost, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball skills.
Competitors are divided into four age divisions: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14. All will have a chance to advance through four levels of competition, including team championships at major league ballparks and the national finals at the 2009 MLB All-Star Game.
The individual pitching, hitting and running champions, along with the all-around champion in each age group at the local competition, will be awarded and will advance to the sectional level of competition.
All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and fill out a registration/waiver form before the start of the competition. For information, call (352) 540-3835.
Not your everyday dinner, fashion show
Hernando County Crime Stoppers will have a dinner and fashion show from 5:30 to 9 p.m. May 16 at the Brookridge Club House, 8150 Hampton St., west of Brooksville.
The show will feature 12 men who will dress up as female fashion models and strut the catwalk, displaying their creative fashion style. A panel of judges and the audience will vote for their favorite models and one model at the end of the show will be crowned the "Wo'Man Fashion Model of 2009."
The event will include dinner and prizes. Tickets are $20 each or two for $35. For tickets and information, call Jon Hathorn at (352) 592-2906 or Dave Mickelson at (352) 428-7508.
Proceeds will benefit Hernando County Crime Stoppers, whose purpose is to increase the safety of Hernando County residents by assisting law enforcement agencies and to provide information that may lead to the arrest of criminals and the recovery of stolen property by means of its anonymous tip line (toll-free at 1-866-990-8477).
Elks luncheon to honor Purple Heart veterans
Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582 invites all Purple Heart veterans to a luncheon in their honor at 2 p.m. April 26 at the lodge, 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville.
Spouses or significant others are welcome. Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP by April 23 to Gail at (352) 799-4464 or Kathy at (352) 796-7083.