Extension office wants to hear ideas on future
The Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service will host a listening session to ask community leaders and stakeholders to reflect on the challenges and changes they see for Hernando County during the next 10 years. The session will be at 9 a.m. May 2 at the Extension office, 1653 Blaise Drive. Results of the session will be included in the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences/Extension Long-Range Plan. The long-range objectives from all counties, in turn, will provide the foundation from which the Florida Extension Service can determine how well-prepared the service is to help Hernando County residents and Floridians cope with future challenges and changes. Seating is limited and reservations are required by Wednesday. Call (352) 754-4433.
Easter egg hunt today at Tom Varn
The Kiwanis Club of Brooksville will host the 2011 Easter egg hunt from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane. The hunt will start promptly at 10 a.m. and will include age groups for children 12 and younger. The event also includes free hot dogs and drinks, as well as games and prizes.
Mother's Day Tea May 7 at museum
The Hernando Heritage Museum will present the annual Mother's Day Tea from 4 to 6 p.m. May 7 at the museum, 601 Museum Court. The event will have a black-and-white theme. Food and entertainment will be provided. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance. The cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children. Call (352) 799-0129 or (352) 796-5398.
Chance to be star at Pitch, Hit, Run
The Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run Competition for area youth ages 7 to 14 will be offered at two locations May 1: at 10 a.m. at the Hernando County Family YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill; and at 1 p.m. at Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, Brooksville. Participation is free, but entrants should arrive early to register. All must bring a copy of their birth certificate and fill out a registration-waiver form. Winners in different age groups will have a chance to advance through four levels of competition, including team championships at major league ballparks and the national finals at the 2011 MLB All Star Game. For the Y event, call Jennifer Huden at (352) 688-9622. For the Tom Varn Park event, call Tina Nichols at (352) 540-3835.
Tasting benefits Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities will present its second annual Wine Tasting on the Gulf benefit event from 2 to 4:30 p.m. May 15 at the Hernando Beach Club, 3145 Flamingo Blvd. The event will include a variety of wines, heavy hors d'oeuvres, silent auction and door prizes. Tickets are $20 each. Money raised will benefit Catholic Charities' Arnold Andrews Northern Counties Service Center building fund. For information or tickets, call Abby Evert at (352) 686-9897, ext. 25.
Latin-American Civic and Cultural Association's Easter-Sabado de Gloria Dance: 8:30 p.m., SNPJ Lodge/Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers. (352) 340-5066, (352) 666-6848.