Buy a wreath from 4-H, Get free car wash
Hernando County 4-H members will provide free car washes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Tractor Supply Co. to those who purchase a wreath for the Wreaths Across America program. Tractor Supply is at 18741 Cortez Blvd. As part of the Wreaths Across America program, wreaths are placed at graves in Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell in December. Individual wreath sponsorships are $15; forms and information will be available at today's event. Car washes, pet treats and bottled water will also be available for a donation. The donations will go toward other educational and community service projects of the 4-H Youth Council. Contact 4-H agent Nancy A. Moores at firstname.lastname@example.org or (352) 754-4433.
Taste top barbecue at contest in park
The fourth Brooksville Blazin' Butts-n-Brisket BBQ Competition will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane. The event features barbecue cooking teams from throughout the southeastern United States. Also, "backyard" nonprofessional teams will compete for ribbons and bragging rights. Award-winning country artist Brian Chytka will entertain. Admission is free.
'Kids of Hope' concert today at 7
A "Kids of Hope" concert will be at 7 p.m. today at Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. The concert will feature a Broadway and Disney revue with Shawn and Jessica Doolittle, Journey Into the Performing Arts, Kids Helping Kids, and the music and arts departments of J.D. Floyd K-8 School. Tickets are $5 in advance, $8 at the door. For information, call (352) 684-7455, (352) 410-3355.
Course sheds light on mental illness
National Alliance on Mental Illness/NAMI Hernando will offer "NAMI Basics" at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, starting June 7, at the Beautiful Mind Outreach Center, 10554 Spring Hill Drive. This is a six-week course. Topics include behaviors that are seen and affect children such as ADHD, oppositional disorders, conduct disorder, childhood onset schizophrenia, substance abuse disorders and depression. The course is for caregivers of children who may have behaviors related to these disorders, or who have been diagnosed with them. There is no cost, but registration is required. Call (352) 277-4049, (352) 544-0352 or (352) 684-0004.
Hernando County Fire Rescue District open house: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Brooksville Fire Station, 85 Veterans Ave., Brooksville. (352) 540-3809.
High Point Open Mic: 6-9 p.m., High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road, High Point. Free. (352) 597-1113.
Brookridge Good Times Line Dance Social: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. $5. (352) 397-6088.
Talent Quest Florida 2011 National Karaoke Singing Contest: 7 p.m. VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. (618) 322-4646.