Mothers get together for meet and greet
IPUT (Informed Parents United Together) will host its first Hernando County Mom's Night Out from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. April 17 at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill, 20090 Cortez Blvd.
Those interested are invited to this meet and greet and dinner.
IPUT is an advocacy organization that seeks to educate parents and increase their advocacy for inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in general education environments. The group also shares information on upcoming trainings and educational updates.
For information or to RSVP, call Gina Hammons at 683-9994 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the Web site at www.iput.org.
Entertainer brings greats to the stage
Brookridge Entertainment will present impressionist Mark Ralston at 7 p.m. May 8 at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Ralston's Vegas-style show brings to the stage celebrities such as Neil Diamond, Aretha Franklin, Ronald Reagan, Willie Nelson, Tom Brokaw, Ray Charles, Bill Clinton and Elvis Presley, in full costume.
Tickets are $15. For information or tickets, call Barbara at 597-4620.
Biannual sale offers deals, baked goods
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Mission Circle will have its twice-yearly flea market and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 12 at the church, 1214 Broad St.
Space rentals are available for $5; spaces with tables are $10.
Donations of saleable items can be dropped off at the church on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.
For information or to reserve a space, call Margi at 797-7759.
Sign up to learn about manicures, pedicures
Withlacoochee Technical Institute is accepting applications for its Nail Specialty Program, which is scheduled to begin June 9 and run through July 31.
Classes will be from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays at the school, 1201 W Main St.
Specialized classroom and lab experiences will teach students to become proficient in the use of a variety of nail applications, including acrylic sculptured nails using a form, applying wraps and gels, tips with overlays, fill-ins, removal of artificial nails, nail art, manicures and pedicures.
Tuition is $440. Books, lab fees and supplies are additional. Partial scholarships are available for those who qualify.
A high school diploma is not required. Registration is accepted first-come, first-served. For information, call Student Services at (352) 726-2430.
Powwow includes activities for all ages
The eighth annual Native American Intertribal Pow-Wow will be Friday through April 13 at Floral Park, 9530 S Parkside Ave., off U.S. 41, 8 miles south of Inverness (at E Floral Park Drive).
The event will be presented by the Red Eagle Lodge of West Central Florida, in conjunction with Citrus County Parks and Recreation.
An educational day, devoted to elementary-grade students, will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. There will be lectures on native history and crafts, storytelling and a friendship dance. An Elders Night will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, and will include lectures on various American Indian topics, native crafts booths, a drumming circle, storytelling, dancing and more. Admission is $1.
The powwow will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 12 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 13. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Music will be provided by a drum group and entertainment will be provided by American Indian intertribal dancers and singers. There will also be storytelling, native foods, native crafts and traders. Admission on April 12 and 13 will be $3 for adults, $1 for ages 6-16 and free for children 5 and younger.
For information, contact Doris Myers at 596-3690 or email@example.com, or John Porter at (352) 563-2817 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn about protecting local waters at talk
The Ridge Manor Property Owners Association will meet at 7:30 p.m. April 14 at the Ridge Manor Community Center, 34530 Cortez Blvd.
There will be a presentation, "Being a Good Neighbor to Lakes, Rivers and Wetlands: What You Can Do as a Homeowner, Consumer, and In Your Yard to Protect Our Local Waterways." The speaker is Joan Bradshaw, a natural resources agent in Citrus, Hernando, Pasco and Sumter counties for the University of Florida/Cooperative Extension Service.
The meeting will also give updates about Ridge Manor issues, ranging from crime watch to the progress of the reconstruction of the dam and water levels in Ridge Manor lakes.
Anyone interested is invited to attend. For information, call Joe Murphy at 583-0870 or e-mail to email@example.com.
Event to honor all American veterans
Veterans will be honored and acknowledged in a special program from 1 to 5 p.m. May 25 at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites, Ocala Conference Center, 3600 SW 38th St.
All veterans are invited. Each will be presented with a certificate of appreciation as a tribute to their service to the country.
Family and friends of deceased veterans will be invited to inscribe the name of a friend or loved one to be remembered into the Book of Honor Memorial, a commemorative book of deceased veterans' names.
Also available will be forms to request a Cold War Recognition Certificate for veterans who served between Sept. 2, 1945, and Dec. 26, 1991, and the Presidential Memorial Certificate, which is an engraved paper certificate signed by the current president to honor the memory of honorably discharged deceased veterans.
This is a free event sponsored by the Allied Veterans Association. For information, call (352) 622-1570.
a night of karaoke
The Wellington Republican Club will host a benefit karaoke dinner and dance at 6 p.m. May 3 at the Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd.
There will be a karaoke contest with prizes for the top three performances. There will also be a raffle and drawing. Tickets are $23 each. Proceeds will benefit Operation Helping Hand.
To sign up to sing, call Kathy Hill at 200-6896 or Joan Bowman at 848-0944. For tickets, call Cecile and Tom Spence at 684-7771 or Bowman at the number above.