Community blood center in urgent need of donations
LifeSouth Community Blood Center has an emergency need for types A-negative, O-positive and O-negative blood and urges all eligible donors to donate. Donors must be 17 or older, or 16 with written parental consent. They must weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. A photo ID is required. The center, at 12395 Cortez Blvd., is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (352) 596-2002. For the bloodmobile schedule, see Page 8.
Chili cook-off will be Feb. 23
Think you make great chili? Put it to the test and enter the Spring Lake Community Center's chili cook-off, which will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 23 at the center, 4184 Spring Lake Highway. The winner will take home a trophy. Those entering must provide a pot of chili (and an extension cord, if the pot needs one). Entries must be received by Feb. 12. Call (352) 688-2237.
Be a part of heritage festival
Vendors, demonstrators and entertainers can still participate in the Heritage Day Festival, which will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court. The event theme is "Hernando County, 1800-1860." Americans (Indian, African and white) who lived here during the pre-Civil War era will be commemorated for their contributions to the history of Hernando County. Contact Linda Welker at (352) 799-5811 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Red Hat Ladies Super Bowl Sundae: 1-3:45 p.m. Dairy Queen, 370 Suzanne Drive, Spring Hill.
Squeezebox and Molly B: 2-6 p.m., Suncoast Dance and Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, west of Masaryktown. $10. (727) 753-9631.
Hernando Symphony Orchestra concert — 'The Big Bands,' with vocalist Lorri Hafer: 2 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $12; $5 for students. (352) 683-5113. hernandosymphony.com.
More events, Page 9