Hernando High's 60th reunion this weekend
Hernando High School's Class of 1950 will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a mixer at 6 p.m. Friday and a dinner at 7 p.m. Saturday, both at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way. Hernando High graduates from the 1940s and 1950s are invited. Call Joan Crutchley Perry at (352) 684-3179.
Young filmmakers' work to be shown
A Student Film Festival will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Hernando High School, 700 Bell Ave.
The best student-made films will compete for Golden Leopard awards in categories such as animation, feature film, documentary and public service announcement, as well as best actor and actress. Students from Hernando and Nature Coast Technical high schools are participating.
Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for children and $1 for students (with ID). Tickets are available at the door. Formal dress is suggested. For information, call (352) 797-7015, ext. 245.
Storyteller to lead walking tour Saturday
The Brooksville Business Alliance will hold a Downtown Walking Tour of Brooksville beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Easy Street Décor, 100 N Brooksville Ave., as part of the Art N Market Walk.
Local author and storyteller Jerry Cowling will conduct the tour, which includes stops at Hernando Park, Brooksville City Hall, Hernando County Courthouse and three murals sponsored by the Brooksville Mural Society.
There is no cost to participate, but reservations are required before 5 p.m. Friday. Call (352) 848-0177.
Celebrate Earth Day at free event Sunday
The annual Earth Day Celebration will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Crystal River Preserve State Park and St. Martins Marsh Aquatic Preserve, 3266 N Sailboat Ave.
The event will include live music, children's games and crafts, demonstrations, a plant sale, food and boat rides.
Admission is free. For information, call (352) 563-1136.
Dance Saturday night at community center
High Point Community Center will host a dance from 7 to 10 Saturday night at the clubhouse, 12249 Clubhouse Road.
Music will be provided by Short Notice Duo. Tickets are $5, available at the door.
For information or table reservations, call (352) 596-2827.
'Spelling Bee' starts performances April 29
Shark Theatre at Nature Coast Technical High School will present the musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee April 29-May 1 at the Black Box Theatre on the NCTHS campus, 4057 California St.
Written by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin, the musical follows six adolescent misfits as they compete for a county spelling bee title. The show includes audience participation. The original production ran on Broadway from May 2005 to January 2008 and was nominated for six Tony Awards, winning two.
Michael Ursua, who is the musical director at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, will serve as show pianist. He will play alongside NCTHS student musicians in the pit.
Performances will be at 7 p.m. each day, with an additional 2 p.m. matinee on May 1. The show is recommended for ages 8 and older; children 5 and younger will not be admitted.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students. For information or reservations, call Lori Erickson at (352) 797-7088, ext. 296.
Kids can audition for 'Charlotte's Web'
Area children are invited to audition for the upcoming children's production of Charlotte's Web at Stage West Community Playhouse. Auditions will be at 6 p.m. April 23 and noon on April 24 at the theater, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd.
Children ages 5-17 wishing to audition for the musical must bring instrumental CD or sheet music to sing, as well as shoes to dance in (no flip-flops or sandals).
Contact director Jenn Valardi at email@example.com or (352) 346-1361 for information.
Softball tournament begins on May 1
The second annual Capt. Scott M. Bierwiler Co-Ed Softball Tournament will be May 1-2 at the Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place.
Call Jason Jernigan at (352) 232-2983 or Michelle Jernigan at (352) 232-6097 or e-mail bierwiler firstname.lastname@example.org for details and registration forms.
PHCC announces available classes
Pasco-Hernando Community College will offer the following classes at the Spring Hill Center, 11245 Spring Hill Drive:
• AIDS seminar, 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday.
• CPR, 6 to 9 p.m. April 27 and May 4.
The following classes will be offered at the PHCC North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville:
• Central Venous Line, 6 to 10 p.m. April 27.
For details and registration, call the Spring Hill Center at (352) 688-8798 or the North Campus at (352) 796-6726.