Want to be a part of chili cook-off? Enter by Saturday
Think you make great chili? Put it to the test. Enter it into the chili cook-off that will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 16 at the Spring Lake Community Center, 4184 Spring Lake Highway, east of Brooksville. Contestants must bring a pot of chili and an extension cord (if needed). The public will vote on the best chili; the winner will take home a trophy. Those who wish to enter their chili into the cook-off must do so by Saturday. RSVP to (352) 796-4704.
Plants to be accepted for show at the fair
Entries for the Horticulture Show 2011 during the Hernando County Fair will be accepted between 4 and 7 p.m. Thursday at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St. Plants must remain on display during the fair, which will open Friday and continue through April 16. Plants can be picked up between 1 and 4 p.m. April 17. A maximum of three plants per category, per entrant, will be accepted for judging. For more information, complete rules and a preregistration form, visit extension.hernandocounty.us and look at Jim's blog under "Lawn and Garden," or call (352) 754-4433. For more information about the fair, visit hernandofairgrounds.com.
Event will recognize Victims' Rights Week
In recognition of National Victims' Rights Week, April 10-16, the Victims' Voice 2011 program will be at 3 p.m. April 13 in the jury selection room at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St. Victims and survivors of crime will be recognized during this remembrance program. Those who would like to have a loved one remembered during the program should contact Mary Johnson at the State Attorney's Office, (352) 754-4255.
The e-mail address for submissions for the Hernando County Fine Arts Council's annual Mother's Day Poetry Contest is firstname.lastname@example.org. Because of incorrect information provided to the newspaper, the wrong address was published Thursday. Any entries previously submitted should be sent again. For information, call (352) 754-4788.
Spaghetti Night at Veterans of Foreign Wars: 4:30-7 p.m., VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. $6.50. (352) 596-9236.