What's it like to be blind? Picnic offers glimmer
The Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind invites the community to the White Cane Awareness Day Picnic and Walk for Independence from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd. Visitors can walk with visually impaired people and friends, as well as have an opportunity to experience what it is like to have a visual impairment by wearing simulator glasses. Donations for the Lighthouse will be accepted. The nonprofit organization has offices at 6294 California St., Brooksville, and 8610 Galen-Wilson Blvd., Port Richey. For information, call (352) 754-1132.
Ethnic Festival starts on Oct. 22
The 18th annual Ethnic Festival will be Oct. 22-25 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 13485 Spring Hill Drive. Festival hours will be from 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. There will be midway rides, continuous entertainment and a variety of food. Parking and admission are free. Advance tickets for midway rides may be purchased at reduced prices at the church office. For information, call Tony Del Vecchio at (352) 666-3063 or the church at (352) 688-0663.
Nurturing Fathers Workshop Monday
A Nurturing Fathers Workshop will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday at Mid-Florida Community Service's Head Start, 835 School St. The workshop will be facilitated by Luis Leon, parent male involvement coordinator for Hernando/Sumter Head Start. Meetings are on the third Monday of each month. For information, call Leon at (352) 754-2464.
Ruby, a 1-year-old whippet mix, is available for adoption at the Humane Society of the Nature Coast. A photo of a different dog was included with the Pet of the Week feature published in Monday's edition. For information, call the shelter at (352) 796-2711.
City of Brooksville Planning and Zoning Commission, 6:30 p.m., City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville.
Spring Hill Fire Rescue Commission, 7 p.m., 3445 Bob Hartung Court, Spring Hill.
Accordion Adventure Oktoberfest Party/Jam: 5:30-9 p.m., American Legion Post 99, 208 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. $2. (352) 686-0975 or (352) 442-5574.
Brooksville Founders Week Victorian Tea: Noon-3 p.m., Brooksville Woman's Club, 131 S Main St., Brooksville. $7. (352) 796-6026, (352) 848-7988 or (352) 584-0479.
'Citrus Problems' horticulture class: 10 a.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Free. (352) 754-4433