knights selling tickets for soup-a-thon
The St. Frances Cabrini Knights of Columbus are selling tickets for their annual soup-a-thon, which will be Jan. 12 in Xavier Hall at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd. There will be four seating times: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1:30 to 3 p.m., 3:30 to 5 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sixty-four restaurants are scheduled to participate and provide their signature soups. Tickets are $5 per person, which includes all of the soup one can eat, one cup at a time, during the designated ticket time. No carryouts will be allowed. Tickets tend to sell out quickly. No tickets will be available at the door. Purchase tickets in the parish hall from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, or call (352) 683-9202, (352) 686-9767, (352) 398-9942 or (352) 596-4709.
Teen gamers welcome at library
The Hernando County Public Library System will host Teen Gaming Afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at the West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave. The event will be in the library's new gaming area, which features comfortable furniture and video gaming equipment. There is no cost to participate, but registration is requested. Call (352) 754-4043.
Health Experience to begin Jan. 12
The Hernando County Recreation Department is accepting registration for the next Hernando Health Experience. Initial check-in will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 12 at GIME Fitness, 19832 County Line Road. The final check-in will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 23. The 10-week program is designed to motivate, educate and support individuals and families seeking healthier lives. There are no special foods or medications. Participants can meet for workouts, scavenger hunts and other planned events, and can take advantage of menu planning, nutritional information and cooking videos. The cost is $35. Those who complete the 10 weeks and show up for the final check-in will receive a refund of half the registration fee. To register, visit hernandohealth experience.com or call Kim at (352) 428-6368 or the Recreation Department at (352) 754-4031.
Tribute to honor Mamas and Papas
Brookridge Entertainment will present "Monday, Monday — A Tribute to the Mamas and Papas" at 7 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. The Mamas and Papas were a California-based vocal group during the 1960s and '70s, known for hits such as California Dreamin', Dancing in the Street and Dream a Little Dream of Me. Tickets cost $20. Call Vivian or Larry Schmidt at (352) 610-4901.
Seasonal dance tickets available
Brookridge Social Dance is selling season tickets. The season will kick off in March. The cost is $65, which includes 10 dances and a New Year's Eve dinner-dance. For seasonal residents, tickets are available that do not include the summer months. All dances are at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St. For information, call Dot at (352) 597-0723.
'Images in Clay and Ink' exhibit: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed from noon to 1 p.m.), Hernando County Fine Arts Council, 7468 Horse Lake Road, Brooksville. (352) 799-2627.