A fundraiser mixer to benefit Partners in Health will be hosted by Brooksville Regional Hospital at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the hospital's courtyard, 17240 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. The event is being organized by a group of friends and former classmates of Dr. Paul Farmer, who grew up in Hernando County and is a co-founder of Partners in Health. Tickets are $25 per person, and 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit Partners in Health, which provides health services in Haiti. Entertainment will be provided by Rock Steady. There will be a silent auction, and wine and cheese will be served. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at Brooksville Natural Foods, 1254 S Broad St., Brooksville; Spring Hill Natural Foods, 11083 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill; Red Mule Pub, 1208 S Broad St., Brooksville; and Westover's Flowers, 510 E Liberty St., Brooksville. For information, call Tricia at (352) 796-3519.
Dads, take your daughter for a spin around the floor
The Hernando County Recreation Department still has tickets for the Father/Daughter Dance scheduled for 6 to 9 tonight at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Heffernan Hall, 20428 Cortez Blvd. The dance includes music, snacks and drinks. Tickets are $10 each and must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. Stop by the recreation office at 205 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville, call (352) 754-4031 or visit hernandocounty.us/parks_rec. Saturday's Father/Daughter Dance is sold out.
Sheriff to whip up omelets at Crime Watch breakfast
The Ridge Manor Area Crime Watch will host its annual omelet breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Feb. 13 at the Ridge Manor Community Center, 34240 Cortez Blvd. Sheriff Richard Nugent will be the head omelet chef, assisted by Crime Watch members. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children, which includes a custom-made omelet (choice of ham, cheese, tomatoes, mushrooms, bacon bits, onions and peppers) as well as sausage, grits, biscuits and gravy, coffee, tea and orange juice. This is the only fundraiser the Crime Watch holds. For information, call Jack Piehl at (352) 583-5009 or Carol Defilippo at (352) 583-2556.
Country-gospel singer Josh Oldaker in concert: 7 p.m., Bridge Christian Life Center, 7279 Pinehurst Drive, Spring Hill. An offering will be taken. (352) 683-2863.
Hernando County Water Awareness Series presents 'Home Vegetable Gardens — Growing the Green Way': 10 a.m.-noon, Hernando County Utilities, 21030 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 754-4705.
Southeast Area rally of the Family Motor Coach Association: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Hernando County Airport, off Broad Street, south of Brooksville. Day passes are $7 each; children 12 and younger admitted free. (352) 796-0154.