Games of Chance event is canceled
The High Point Senior Community's Ladies Fire Auxiliary has canceled the Games of Chance event that was scheduled for April 25. For information, call Audrey at (352) 592-4831, Louise at (352) 597-4403 or Marlene at (352) 597-6660.
Celebrate the Day of the Book with stories
Head Start will host a Day of the Book celebration from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at Mid Florida Community Services/Head Start, 835 School St.
This will be an outdoor event that will have stories come to life through "animated reading."
Parents and children are invited to this free community literacy awareness activity. For information, call (352) 754-2464.
'Bordello' dinner show to benefit playground
Tickets are available for the Old West 1880s Bordello of the Damned mystery dinner show, a fundraiser that will be at 5 p.m. April 26 at the Masaryktown Community Center, 539 Lincoln Ave. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.
Tickets are $15 each, which includes dinner, dessert and the show. There will be a cash bar and a costume contest.
Funds raised will benefit the playground at the community center. Tickets are limited and can be purchased from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays at the Masaryktown Post Office on Broad Street, or call Becky at (352) 397-3758.
Free trees, help at Arbor Day celebration
The Spring Hill Garden Club will sponsor an Arbor Day celebration from 9 a.m. to noon April 25 at the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens and adjacent plant nursery, 1489 Parker Ave.
The celebration will include speakers, entertainment, refreshments and a yard sale. Schoolchildren from Suncoast Elementary School will present an Arbor Day skit at 9 a.m.
Seedlings will be provided at no cost while supplies last. Vendors will sell plant and tree-related items, and the plant nursery will be stocked with plants and trees for sale. Refreshments will be provided by the Garden Club and a gourmet cook. Also, Native Plant Society members will be on hand to answer questions.
Topics of discussion throughout the day include the history of Arbor Day, the benefit of trees, good and bad trees to plant in Hernando County, trees and wood products and wood carvings.
For information, call (352) 683-9933 or visit www.nature coastbotanicalgardens.com.
Register now to golf for SPCA's shelter
A golf tournament to benefit the Hernando County SPCA will be May 16 at Rivard Golf and Country Club, 18000 Rivard Blvd., off U.S. 41, south of Brooksville.
The event will have a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The format will be a four-player scramble. The cost is $45 for golf and lunch. Prizes will be awarded for the longest putt, best scores and closest to the pin.
Registration is limited to 128 golfers. The deadline to register is May 13.
Hole sponsorships are available for $50.
All funds raised will benefit the animals at the SPCA's no-kill shelter. For a registration form or information, call Rivard at (352) 796-1410 or Chuck Kasey at (352) 666-1697.
Sign up to play softball, football
Hernando County Recreation is seeking teams and players for the following leagues:
• Men's Softball League. Games will be played weekday evenings at Anderson Snow Park and Veterans Memorial Park. The season will start May 4.
• Adult Flag Football League. Games will be played Friday evenings at Veterans Memorial Park. The season will start May 8.
For costs and details, call (352) 754-4031.
Arts and crafts lovers are starting a club
An arts and crafts club is forming in Hernando County. Plans for meeting locations and other details have not yet been determined.
To learn more, call Louis Mlecka at (352) 796-2089.