Tuesday, April 24, 2018
News Roundup

Hernando County seeks volunteers for Florida Blueberry Festival May 4-6

BROOKSVILLE

volunteers sought to staff blueberry festival booth

The Hernando County Tourism Bureau is seeking volunteers to staff its booth at the Florida Blueberry Festival in downtown Brooksville on May 4-6. Volunteers are needed to help in the large stationary information tent and to work as rovers, mobile volunteers who help the crowd with information and calling for assistance when necessary. A minimum of four volunteers are needed per shift, with three shifts each day. Volunteers must attend a mandatory training session. Two training sessions will be offered: 2 p.m. April 27 at the Hernando County Recreation Department, 205 E Fort Dade Ave., and 6 p.m. May 1 at Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave. All volunteers will be required to have a background check. There is no cost to volunteers for the checks. For information, call (352) 754-4405.

HERNANDO BEACH

Reggae music returns April 21 for Sunfest

The Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department will host its fourth annual Reggae Sunfest from noon to 9 p.m. April 21 at Linda Pedersen Park, 6300 Shoal Line Blvd. The event will feature various bands, including the Barefoot Children, Dickie's Steel Band and Trinity 7. There will also be a drum circle and belly dancing. Admission is $5 for adults, $1 for ages 5 to 12 and free for children 4 and younger. Parking is free. Craft vendors, commercial exhibitors and food vendors are invited to participate. Visit hernandocounty.us/parks_rec/reggae.htm for details. Limited space is available for local bands wishing to participate. Contact Christie at (352) 540-6357.

SPRING HILL

Tiki party will benefit Arc Nature Coast

The Arc Nature Coast will host a Freaky Tiki Hurricane Hoopla at 7 p.m. April 28 at the Arc's Education Center and Regional Evacuation Shelter, 6495 Mariner Blvd. The event will include food, a tiki bar and Polynesian entertainment and activities. Tickets are $35. Visit thearc-naturecoast.org or call (352) 544-2322.

Today's picks

Hernando County Fair and Youth Livestock Show: 1-7 p.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. Today only, gate admission at the fair is free for all ages. (352) 796-4552.

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