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


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.


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 for details. Limited space is available for local bands wishing to participate. Contact Christie at (352) 540-6357.


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 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.

Hernando County seeks volunteers for Florida Blueberry Festival May 4-6 04/07/12 [Last modified: Saturday, April 7, 2012 10:07am]
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