ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE: Rotary International District 6950 will host a presentation on the Rotary Youth Exchange of Florida from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the media center at Springstead High School, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.
The meeting is open to high school students, and their parents, who are interested in becoming a foreign exchange student, spending a year abroad in one of 34 countries on three continents.
Exchange student candidates must be outgoing, self-confident, friendly, adaptable and adventurous, willing to learn a foreign language, and must have above-average grades in school.
Students must be between the ages of 15 and 18 1/2 upon departure. Students' parents do not need to be Rotarians.
Additional informational meetings will be conducted throughout October. For information or to register for a meeting, visit ryeflorida.org or call Laurie Froelich at (727) 919-6434.
BARKTOBERFEST: The Rotary Club of Spring Hill Central will host "Barktoberfest in the Park" from 1 to 6 p.m. Oct. 27 at Rotary Centennial Park, 10375 Sandlor St., Spring Hill.
Sponsorships are available for $100 to $1,000. Commemorative pavers are available for $50. Vendor spaces (bring your own table) are available for $40. Donations of door prizes, gift certificates, food and monetary donations are also needed.
Barktoberfest will include a costume contest for dogs and their owners. Vendors will sell pet friendly items, food and drinks, including beer and wine. Admission will be free; parking is $1.
The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of Rotary Centennial Park, which is the only dog park in Hernando County. Proceeds will go to the Rotary Foundation of Spring Hill Central, which supports the dog park and other local charities.
For information or a sponsorship/vendor form, send email to [email protected] Completed forms must be received by Monday and may be faxed to (727) 816-2868.
SCANDINAVIAN CELEBRATION: The Sons of Norway, Sun Viking Lodge 607 will host a Scandinavian Cultural Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 20 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.
There will be Scandinavian foods and baked goods, rosemaling (Norwegian rose painting), knitted and other needlework items, books, attic treasures and a Viking auction. Lunch will be available.
For information, call Elsie at (352) 666-2220.
DRIVE FOR THE NEEDY: A food drive for people in need will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at Fellowship Community Church, 11250 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.
Those interested in helping may drop off toiletries and nonperishable foods. For information, call (352) 686-4612.
MARINE SAFETY GROUP YARD SALE: The Hernando Beach Marine Safety Support Group will host its semiannual indoor yard sale at 8 a.m. Oct. 20 at the Coast Guard Auxiliary, 4340 Calienta St., Hernando Beach.
Donations for the sale are welcome and may be dropped off at the auxiliary building between 9 and 11 a.m. Monday. Pickups can also be scheduled. Call Tom at (352) 597-0003 or Bill at (352) 596-9396.