Hernando High Class of 1999 plans reunion
The Hernando High School Class of 1999 is planning a 10-year reunion for Oct. 3, and organizers are trying to locate as many alumni as possible for mailing and e-mail purposes.
Organizers have information on social networking Web sites, such as Facebook and MySpace, and alumni sites such as classmates.com and reunion.com.
Reunion committee members include Toni Flaspeter, Tiffany (Brooks) Hoblit, Jeremy Moore and Chad Bearden. Classmates are asked to contact organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Bearden at (863) 868-5115.
Nature Coast Technical High will stage play
Shark Theatre at Nature Coast Technical High School will present You Can't Take It With You March 19-21 at the Black Box Theatre on the school campus, 4057 California St.
The classic comedy, written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1936. It centers around the eccentric Sycamore family and the various folks they encounter. The show features a cast of 15 Nature Coast students and three faculty members.
Performances will be at 7 p.m. each day, with a 2 p.m. matinee on March 21. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students. The show is recommended for ages 7 and older; no one younger than 5 will be admitted.
For tickets and information, call (352) 797-7088, ext. 296.
Holy Cross Lutheran Pre-School registration
Holy Cross Lutheran Pre-School, 6193 Spring Hill Drive, will conduct voluntary prekindergarten registration from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Parents must bring their child's birth certificate, Social Security card and proof of residency. Children must be 4 by Sept. 1.
For information, call (352) 686-4986.
St. Andrew's Episcopal Pre-School registration
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Pre-School, 2301 Deltona Blvd., is now conducting registration for its voluntary prekindergarten program. Morning and afternoon sessions are available. The free program is state funded and available to children who will be 4 years old by Sept. 1. A "wrap-around" program to accommodate children before and after voluntary prekindergarten is available. For details, call Geri at (352) 683-7013.
St. Joseph's Day Feast will be on March 15
Sons of Italy Nature Coast Lodge 2502 will host the annual St. Joseph's Day Feast and Celebration on March 15 at the Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road.
The free event will be from 3 to 7 p.m. and will include a Catholic Mass and complimentary pasta Milanese dinner. There will also be an old fashioned market featuring flowers, vegetables, St. Joseph's bread and pastries for sale. Donations will be accepted, which will be go to a local church and charities. For information, call Carmela at (352) 688-9234 or Jullia at 686-3865.
Hadassah will host benefit luncheon
The West Hernando-Spring Hill Hadassah will host a Mah-jongg, card and game party luncheon from noon to 4 p.m. March 16 at Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St. There will be a homemade buffet lunch and dessert table, followed by games. Door prizes and other prizes will be awarded. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased by March 12. Proceeds will be donated to the Hadassah Medical Organization. Call Myrna at (352) 686-9234 or Elaine at (352) 666-8467.
Festival Singers set dates for concerts
The Nature Coast Festival Singers will present their spring concerts on the following days:
• March 15 at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee.
• March 22 at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville.
• March 29 at Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.
All concerts start at 3 p.m. The chorus will perform several of the Easter selections from the Messiah and other pieces. The show will also feature the Nature Coast Children's Chorale, under the direction of David Pletincks, which will perform alone and with the Festival Singers.
All concerts are free; no reservations required. An offering will be taken during intermission.
For information, call Shirley at (352) 597-2235.
Wine tasting will support cancer group
A wine tasting event to benefit the American Cancer Society's Spring Hill Relay for Life will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. March 28 at Strong Tower Vineyard and Winery, 6257 Swan Lane.
The event is sponsored and hosted by the Shining Stars Relay for Life Team. Tickets are $25 if purchased in advance or $30 at the door, which includes wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres and a limited-edition wine glass to keep. The wine glasses have been created and hand-painted by Eye Kandy Glassware.
For tickets or information, call Kim at (352) 686-0407.
Korean War veterans plan benefit show
Tickets are now available for the second annual Wounded Warrior Benefit Extravaganza, which will be at 8 p.m. April 4 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd.
The show, sponsored by the Nature Coast Korean War Veterans Association and Ladies Auxiliary Chapter 174, includes Peter Clapsis as master of ceremonies, the Frankie Dee New York Orchestra, Dr. Dalton Benson, Lynda Dilts-Benson, Dave and Terry Stenger, Leanne Germann, George Dwyer and other performers.
The event will also include an auction.
Tickets are $20. All proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. For tickets, call the box office at (352) 683-5113. For information, send e-mail to Clapsis at email@example.com.
The local Korean War veterans are collecting donations for the Wounded Warrior Project, which assists members of the armed forces with their most severe injuries. The objective is to raise $15,000.
Those wishing to make a donation may make checks out to the Auroveda Foundation and mail them to: Richard Mellinger, 10458 Upton St., Spring Hill, FL 34608 (be sure to put "Wounded Warrior Project" in the note on the check). For details, call Mellinger at (352) 688-7196 or Lou Schneider at (352) 688-4831.
Karaoke contest to be held at fairgrounds
Applications are being accepted for the Hernando County Fair and Youth Livestock Show's karaoke contest, which will be April 6 and 7, with finals on April 9 at the fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St.
Contestants will compete to win cash prizes, with $3,500 to be awarded in five categories: male, female, duo (any age), child male and child female (16 and younger). There is no entry fee, but contestants must pay for admission to the fair.
The contest is limited to the first 100 applicants. The registration deadline is 4 p.m. March 23. Applications and rules are available online at www.hernando countyfair.com or stop by the fair office. Call (352) 796-4552.