Some volunteer maestros of the garden wanted
The Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service is seeking new applicants for the 2011-12 Master Gardener volunteer program. The program is open to anyone with a strong interest in gardening, a willingness to learn, a desire to share wise gardening practices with others and time to volunteer. No prior Florida gardening experience is required. Those interested must attend a mandatory session to learn about the program. Sessions will be at 2 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. Sept. 15 at the extension office, 1653 Blaise Drive. Registration is requested. Call (352) 754-4433.
Dogs, bring your owners to the party
The Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department will have its Bark Island event from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Alfred A. McKethan Park, 10800 Pine Island Drive. Dogs and their owners are invited to the park. The cost is $7 per car or walk-up patron. Pet owners must provide proof of current vaccination records to enter the park. Owners should have a leash on hand in case it's needed and also are asked to clean up after their pets. Call (352) 754-4031.
Tickets for Christian musician/comedian Mark Lowry's performance at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill are available by calling (352) 686-9114. The phone number was incorrect in Saturday's Religion calendar.
Hernando County Community Anti-Drug Coalition, 3:30 p.m., BayCare Behavioral Health, 7074 Grove Road, west of Brooksville.
Hernando County Port Authority, 7 p.m., Linda Pedersen Park at Jenkins Creek, 6340 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach.
Spring Hill Regional Hospital Auxiliary Book and Gift Sale and Gold Exchange: 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Spring Hill Regional Hospital, 10461 Quality Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 666-8755.
Spaghetti Night at VFW: 4:30-7 p.m., VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. $6.50 per person. (352) 596-9236.