Donations needed for 'Feed Our Kids' drive
Several local organizations and businesses have joined forces to gather food to help feed displaced or homeless children in the community.
As part of the "Feed Our Kids" drive, donations of food can be dropped off weekdays during business hours at Paul and Jerry's Storage, 10149 County Line Road, or the day care building at Bridge Christian Life Center, 7279 Pinehurst Drive.
Food will be distributed Friday and Saturday.
Items needed include peanut butter, jelly, juice boxes, granola bars, cereal, instant oatmeal, ramen noodles, shelf-stable milk, sandwich bags, plastic spoons, lunch sacks, canned ravioli and spaghetti, individually bagged chips, fruit cups, applesauce cups, pudding cups, macaroni and cheese, tuna and Spam.
E-mail Silent Servants at email@example.com.
Landscaper teams needed for challenge
The Southwest Florida Water Management District invites area landscaping professionals to compete for the title of "Ruling Water Champion" at the District's second Landscape Challenge competition, from 8 a.m. to noon March 17 at the district's headquarters, 2379 Broad St.
Teams of landscape maintenance professionals will compete by demonstrating landscape management practices that protect water resources.
Teams will compete in four challenges, which are based on Florida-friendly landscaping principles: The Spin on Bugs (manage yard pests responsibly); Happy Plants (right plant, right place); Fertilizer Course (fertilize appropriately); and Water It Right (water efficiently).
The deadline to register a team is Friday. Contact the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association toll-free at 1-800-375-3642 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration is not required for spectators. E-mail Sylvia Durell at sylvia.durell@water matters.org or call toll-free at 1‑800‑423‑1476, ext. 4755.
'Night Bloomers' meeting March 15
The Spring Hill Garden Club "Night Bloomers" will meet at 7 p.m. March 15 at the club nursery, 1489 Parker Ave.
Denise and Frank Russo will discuss how to grow vegetable and strawberries in containers. They will have plants and homemade jams for sale.
The Night Bloomers is a new division of the Garden Club that meets in the evenings to accommodate those who cannot attend daytime meetings due to work schedules.
Call (352) 683-9922 or visit naturecoastbotanicalgardens.com.
Register for spring quilting program
Hernando County Recreation Department will offer a quilting program at Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd.
Registration is from 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday. Classes will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, March 15 through May 31.
The cost is $1.50 per week (does not include materials). The instructor is Helga Curtis. Call (352) 754-4031.
Elks show to feature Vegas performer
A dinner show featuring "Voices in My Head" starring Stephen Sorrentino will be Saturday at Aripeka Elks Lodge, 9135 Denton Ave. Dinner is at 6 p.m. and showtime is 7:30 p.m.
The Las Vegas performer presents myriad celebrity impressions, classic song parodies, stand-up comedy, improvisations and visual tributes. He also entertains on the piano, saxophone, flute and guitar.
Tickets are $30 for prime seating and $28 for regular seating. For reservations, stop by the lodge or call Judi at (727) 868-2994, ext. 14.
Sons of Italy garage sale set for Friday
The Order Sons of Italy, Friendship Lodge 2728, will have a garage sale fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday on 9363 Brady St.
Donations for the sale are appreciated. Call Doreen at (352) 686-7479 or Carol at (352) 683-4347.
Meet Jeff Stabins at Susie's Again
Hernando County Commissioner Jeff Stabins will host a meet-and-greet event from 8 a.m. to noon Friday at Susie's Again Family Restaurant, 5382 Spring Hill Drive.
Stabins, a Republican, is seeking a third term. Call (352) 346-5072.