It's time for annual Heritage Day Festival
The annual Heritage Day Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Hernando Historical Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. The theme is "1800-1860 Hernando County, Pre-Civil War Era." There will be demonstrations, displays, entertainment, food and tours of the museum. Admission is free. Also, the Historic Hernando Preservation Society will host a Sweetheart Home Tour as part of the festival, beginning at 2:30 p.m. Two historic homes will be toured. The cost is $15, which includes a wine tasting and a program about the history of fans. To reserve tickets for the home tour, call (813) 470-0085.
Program needs children's books
A book drive for Goodwill's BookWorks preschool literacy program kicks off today and continues through March 15. The program is seeking donations of new or like-new books for children ages 2 to 5. Volunteers read to children at Head Start centers and other locations, then present each child with a personalized book to take home. Books should include a note indicating they are "for BookWorks." They may be dropped off at any Goodwill-Suncoast store or donation site in Hernando, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk or Marion county. The local Goodwill store is at 4750 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. For other sites, visit goodwill-suncoast.org or call toll-free 1-888-279-1988. To volunteer for BookWorks, dial ext. 1013 or 1976.
Lunch will benefit historical project
A benefit lunch for the Hernando Historical Museum Association's one-room schoolhouse project will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Texas Roadhouse, 12935 Cortez Blvd. Lunch includes a selection from the early dining menu, a drink, dessert and a raffle ticket for a chance to win a large wine basket. A limited number of tickets are available. The cost is $10 per ticket. Call Gretchen Countryman at (352) 597-1064.
High Point Women's Golf League luncheon and fashion show: Doors open at 11:30 a.m., luncheon at noon, High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road. $10. (352) 596-0833 or (352) 596-2397.
ABATE of Florida 'Frozen Bunz Run': Sign-ups start at 10 a.m. and kickstands go up at 11 a.m., Sand Trap, 10508 Nicasio Road, north of Weeki Wachee. $10 per card; additional card $5; $20 per riding couple. Hosted by ABATE Freedom Chapter. (352) 596-1922.
Kiwanis car show benefit for Relay for Life: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Register Chevrolet RV lot, 14240 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 597-3536 or (352) 597-7785.
High Point Dance Night: Doors open at 6 p.m., music starts at 7 p.m., High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road, High Point. $5. (352) 596-2827.