Thursday, February 22, 2018
News Roundup

Exhibitors must drop off prized plants at Hernando County Fair on April 4

BROOKSVILLE

Exhibitors must drop off plants at fair today

Hernando County residents wishing to show off their prized plants at the Hernando County Fair's horticulture show must bring their entries between 4 and 7 p.m. today to the fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St. The contest is open to adults as well as youth enrolled in a Hernando 4-H/FFA or school program. Plants must remain on display during the fair and must be picked up between 1:30 and 4 p.m. April 14. All youth exhibitors must provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope with their entry form. All exhibitors will receive a one-day pass to the fair at the exhibit drop-off. For information, call (352) 754-4433. The fair, which opens Friday and continues through April 13, includes midway rides, agricultural farm exhibits, a kids zone and a variety of entertainment. Visit hernandocountyfair.com.

Matching grant proposal reviewed

The Brooksville Community Redevelopment Agency's executive review committee will meet at 10 a.m. today in the council chambers at City Hall, 201 Howell Ave. The committee will review a CRA commercial property improvement matching grant program application for property at 36 N Broad St. For information, call Bill Geiger at (352) 540-3810.

New writers group to critique work

The Hernando County Public Library System is starting a Brooksville Writing Group. The group's first meeting will be from 10 a.m. to noon April 12 at Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave. Participants will give and receive constructive feedback on each another's writings. Those attending are encouraged to bring some of their work. The group plans to meet on the second and fourth Fridays of each month, same time and location. Call (352) 754-4043 or visit hernandocountylibrary.us.

SPRING HILL

Adoptive groups sought for gardens

The Spring Hill Garden Club and community volunteers who maintain the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens need help with upkeep of the 23 themed gardens. Clubs and organizations are being sought to adopt one of the gardens. Those who adopt will help by sprucing up or beautifying their garden by weeding, pruning, planting or adding decorative items. Those interested may call (352) 683-9933 to see which gardens are available for adoption. Individuals interested in helping at the gardens can stop by between 9 a.m. and noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays while volunteers are working. The gardens are open daily from dawn to dusk. While admission is free, donations are appreciated. Visit naturecoastgard-ens.com.

Today's picks

Opportunity 2013 career fair: 2-5:30 p.m., Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. (352) 544-5206.

'Once Upon a Mattress': 7:30 p.m., Springstead Theatre, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Continues through Sunday. $12 adults; $6 students. (352) 476-9086. shstickets.com.

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