Fundraiser helps youth pastor adopt two boys
First United Methodist Church Youth Center, 109 S Broad St., will have booths with items for sale from 9 a.m. until dusk Saturday to benefit the adoption of two boys with Down Syndrome from Ukraine by a local youth pastor. There will be raffles and live bands throughout the day. Barbecue lunches and dinners and baked good also will be sold. The event is a combined effort of Ridge Manor Community United Methodist Church, Spring Lake United Methodist Church, Community Bible Church, the host church and several businesses. Also, Coppedge Eyecare LLC, 86 Ponce De Leon Blvd., will see 12 new cash- or check-paying patients, starting at 9 a.m. March 26, with all proceeds going toward the adoption. Also, 20 percent of eyewear purchases that day will support the adoption.
Sign up for sheep-riding contest
The Hernando County Fair Association and Youth Livestock Committee is signing up contestants ages 4-9 for the Mutton Bustin' Contest that will be at 6:30 p.m. April 12 at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St. The event will be part of the 2011 Hernando County Fair. Contestants ride a sheep (ewe) out of a bucking chute, and must ride for a total of six seconds to win. The overall winner gets a belt buckle. Riders must be between 4 and 9 years old as of April 1, and weigh less than 75 pounds. The cost is $10 per rider. Limited to 25 riders, so early registration is encouraged. For rules and entry forms, visit hernandofairgrounds.com (click on "Fair Forms," then "Mutton Bustin"). Call (352) 796-4552.
• Chesapeake Bay Club will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday, IHOP, 3660 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. A different address was in the Clubs column Wednesday. Call (352) 428-0884 or 666-1621.
• To sign up for the Hernando Beach Crime Watch golf tournament on April 2 at Spring Hill Golf and Country Club, call (352) 592-6288. A wrong phone number was listed in Thursday's Recreation Notebook.
'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' continues at Stage West: 8 p.m., 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $15 for adults; $8 for students 17 and younger. (352) 683-5113.
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