Annual bowling extravaganza rolls July 17
The Hernando County Sheriff's Office Youth Education Services is hosting the 10th-annual Bowling Extravaganza July 17 at Spring Hill Lanes, 3447 Commercial Way. Sponsorships and registrations are now being accepted. The entry fee is $150 per team (includes four bowlers with three games of bowling, shoe rental, and a lane sponsorship); team only is $75 (for four bowlers). Lane sponsors are $100. Individual bowlers can participate for $20 each. Funds raised from the event benefit the sheriff's YES, a nonprofit group formed to develop programs for youth. For registration forms, call Sue Raffensperger at (352) 754-6830, ext. 53663. Printable registration forms are also available online at hernandosheriff.org.
Help Dawn Center at Oak Hills today
The Oak Hills Homeowners Association are collecting donations for the Dawn Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at both entrance monuments to the community at Loretto and Belltower streets. Residents and neighbors can donate needed items such as nonperishable food, condiments, cleaning products, plastic wrap and aluminum foil, toiletries, diapers, furniture, clothing and shoes, gift cards, as well as cash donations. The Dawn Center is a nonprofit group that provides shelter and services for victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse. Contact Patt Grasham at (352) 200-4778 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Start your bike for Benefit Poker Run
The Benefit Poker Run for Christina Taylor will be Sunday, starting at 9 a.m. at the Mermaid Lounge and Eatery, 4658 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Kickstands up by 11 a.m., and the last bike in at 4 p.m. Stops include Jake's Wherehouse in Brooksville, S&F Liquors in Dade City, Buzz Bar in Crystal River and ending at Tailgators in Weeki Wachee. There will be food and entertainment at the last stop (bring side dishes). A $100 cash prize will be awarded to the best hand. The worst hand will also win a prize. The cost is $10 per hand, $15 per couple. Funds benefit the family of Christina Taylor, 18, who was killed in a car accident in April. Call (352) 263-5121 or (352) 279-9486.
Citizens Preservation Fund Community Yard Sale Extravaganza: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 29034 Wildlife Lane, east of Brooksville. (352) 754-1759.
Flag Pole Dedication for the late Dave Kalman: Noon-1 p.m., Tuffy Auto Service Center, 1280 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. (352) 683-9500.
Pancake breakfast and rummage sale: 8 a.m.-noon, First Presbyterian Church, 250 Bell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 796-4228.