Cub Scouts to host garage sale, carwash
Cub Scout Pack 303 will host a community garage sale and carwash Nov. 17 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. The garage sale will be from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the carwash starting at 9 a.m.
Vendor spaces are available. The cost is $10 per space or $15 for two. Call Ed Parker at (352) 848-0126.
Knitted items and more at Nov. 14 craft sale
The Brookridge Crafty Stitchers' annual craft sale will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Brookridge clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St.
The event will include knitted items, candies, jams, jewelry, holiday gifts, baked goods and a silent auction. There will also be a raffle to win a queen-size pink and burgundy heart basket quilt and a cross-stitched baby quilt.
Hourly door prizes will be awarded. Doughnuts and coffee will be available during morning hours, and hot dogs and sodas will be available starting at 11 a.m.
Admission is free. For information, call Maryann Blatt at (352) 596-9562.
Barbecue, rides, music planned for jamboree
Eckerd Youth Alternatives will host the second Jingle Jangle Jamboree from 6 to 11 p.m. Nov. 14 at Starkey Ranch, Back 40 Pavilion, 12949 State Road 54.
The event will include a Western barbecue, hayrides, a bonfire, a silent auction and live music with dancing.
There will be a special appearance by reality TV star Robert Hesse, a chef who was on Hell's Kitchen. There will also be a performance by Jett Williams, daughter of country music legend Hank Williams.
Tickets are $125 and must be purchased by Monday. Proceeds will benefit Eckerd Youth Alternatives' Success Awards program for disadvantaged youth.
The event is sponsored in part by the St. Petersburg Times. For tickets or information, call (727) 461-1236, ext. 266 or visit online at www.eckerd.org/jjj
Church plans to host two-day yard sale
Mariner United Methodist Church will host a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 13 and from 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 14 at 7079 Mariner Blvd.
There will be Christmas items, jewelry, books, toys, household items and other items. Food and drinks will be available. For information, call (352) 688-3431.
Ride, run to honor Cody Grater, other heroes
A memorial ride and poker run in honor of Spc. Cody Grater and our fallen heroes will be Nov. 15, starting with signups from 9 to 11 a.m. at Water's Edge Restaurant, 6024 Cortez Blvd., Weeki Wachee. Breakfast will be available.
The cost is $10 per hand.
Stops include VFW Post 10209 in Spring Hill, VFW Post 8713 in Brooksville, VFW Post 7122 in Floral City and the final stop at VFW Post 10137 in Bushnell, where there will be food and music by Joy & Sin Entertainment.
Following the poker run, there will be a memorial ride to Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.
Proceeds will go toward a new ramp at Stewy's Skate Park at Pioneer Park in Spring Hill. For information, call (352) 232-0373.
Nov. 14 motorcycle run to benefit HPH Hospice
The annual Dragonfly920 Motorcycle Run to benefit HPH Hospice will be Nov. 14, with registration at 8 a.m. at Adventure Cycle, 14430 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. The first bikes will leave at 8:30 a.m., and the last at 10:30 a.m.
This is a 90-mile motorcycle ride and poker run with six stops throughout Hernando and Citrus counties. The cost is $20 per rider and $10 per passenger, which includes five draws. Additional draws are $5 each. The first 100 registered riders and passengers will receive a commemorative "Run for Hospice" T-shirt.
The run will finish back at Adventure Cycle at about 2 p.m., where there will be a complimentary lunch and door prizes. Entertainment will be provided by Rebound.
For information, visit online at www.dragonfly920.net or call Leslie Taylor at (352) 428-0128.
Fundraiser planned to help Arc Nature Coast
A wine-tasting fundraiser to benefit the Arc Nature Coast will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at Strong Tower Vineyards & Winery, 17810 Forge Drive, south of County Line Road.
The event will include wine, appetizers courtesy of Publix and live bluegrass/country music. Tours of the winery will be provided.
Participants may register to win a 32-inch Vizio flat-screen LCD high-definition television, compliments of the Wal-Mart Distribution Center. Raffle tickets are $3 each or two for $5. The drawing will be at 8 p.m.
Tickets for the event are $15 per person or $25 per couple. Funds raised will benefit the Arc, which provides support and services for developmentally disabled Hernando County residents and their families. Call (352) 544-2322, ext. 109, or visit online at www.thearc-naturecoast.org or www.strongtowerwinery.com.
Yard sale to benefit Philippines flood victims
The youth group of the Hernando County Philippine-American Association will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 14 in the parking lot of the Tara Professional Plaza, 11535 Cortez Blvd.
Donations for the sale are welcome and should be dropped off at the site before 8 a.m.
Funds raised will benefit flood victims in the Philippines. For information, call (352) 684-7320, (352) 270-6991 or (352) 346-0854.
Festival promises plenty of arts, crafts, seafood
The 35th annual Homosassa Arts and Crafts and Seafood Festival will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 14 and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at Yulee Drive and Mason Creek Road in Old Homosassa.
The event includes fresh seafood, Southern delicacies, a juried art show, and arts and crafts booths. Admission is $2 for adults, free for children. For information, call Linda at (352) 628-9333.
Put on your dancing shoes for club social
The Brookridge Good Times Line Dance Club will host a social from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Brookridge clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St.
This is a dance; no lessons will be provided. However, an instructor will be on site to give help if needed. Music will be provided by a DJ. Guests may bring their own snacks and drinks.
Admission is $4 per person. For information, call Norma at (352) 397-6088.
Music club's scholarship benefit is on Nov. 15
The Brooksville Music Club will present its annual scholarship benefit concert at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at Christ Lutheran Church, 475 North Ave. W.
The concert will feature the Brooksville Baroque Quintet and a lineup of professional talent. There will also be performances by past and present scholarship winners, offering music from Broadway to classical, including selections from The Phantom of the Opera.
Admission is free; an offering will be accepted. Following the concert, there will be light refreshments, and guests can meet the performers. For information, call Sandy at (352) 556-3428.
High school's football boosters plan fundraiser
Springstead High School's football program will host a fundraising flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 14 in the parking lot at Springstead Theatre, 3300 Mariner Blvd.
Vendor spaces are available for $10 each. Set-ups begin at 6 a.m. For information or to reserve a space, call Greg at (352) 683-3528.
Book tickets now for benefit comedy show
A dinner show featuring comedian/impressionist Rick Chapman will be Nov. 21 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8681, 18960 Drayton St., off County Line Road.
Cocktail hour will be at 6 p.m.; dinner served from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Live music will be played from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The show will start at 8:30 p.m.
Chapman, who does impressions of more than 100 voices, has performed at venues throughout the country, including the Las Vegas Stardust Hotel. He has performed on stage with Jimmy Durante, B.B. King, the Lawrence Welk Orchestra, Frank Sinatra Jr. and the Platters. He has also appeared at more than 120 military bases and installations around the world.
Tickets to the dinner and show are $20 per person. Tickets are limited, and paid reservations are required by Nov. 17. Proceeds benefit military families in need.
Tickets can be purchased at the post or by calling (727) 856-1860 or (352) 428-7550.
Auditions planned for Civil War production
The Belle Letter Writers and Third Florida Wildcats Civil War-era re-enactors, storytellers and musicians of all ages are invited to open auditions for an on-stage production of Civil War Tales — In Story, Song, General Lies and Exaggerations.
Auditions will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and on Nov. 17 in the community room at Brewer and Sons Funeral Homes, 1190 S Broad St.
Those auditioning should bring a rehearsed piece, a Civil War-era story, a letter or a song. Performers may come in period attire.
There is a $10 registration fee to audition. The production will be part of the Brooksville Raid, Jan. 15 to 17. For information, call Juliette at (352) 799-3147.
Fashion show, buffet planned for Nov. 21
TOPS Chapter 716 will host a fashion show and buffet from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Timber Pines Lodge, off Commercial Way.
Fall fashions will be presented by Bon Worth. A buffet dinner will be served, and a "fashion skit" will be performed. There will be door prizes and raffles.
Tickets are $20 each. Call Loretta at (352) 686-9923.
Environmental group to meet on Thursday
The Gulf Coast Conservancy will host its 2009 annual meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Springs Coast Environmental Center, 9170 Cortez Blvd.
The meeting will begin with a tour of the facility. Mike Orlando of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will give a presentation on the Florida black bear. Also, an award-winning video, No Room to Move, will be shown; the film is about Florida black bears and a study in the Weekiwachee Preserve
For information, call Linda at (352) 686-2598 or visit the Web site at www.gulfcoastconservancy.org.