Help needed for museum's haunted house
The Hernando Historical Museum is seeking volunteers for the annual haunted house planned for Oct. 29 and 30 at the museum, 601 Museum Court. The first planning meeting will be at 2 p.m. Aug. 15. Attendance is mandatory for those wishing to participate. Contact Terri Miller at (352) 683-9829 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Amanda Mullen at (352) 835-1535 or email@example.com.
Two groups have backpacks for kids
Two Operation Backpack events are scheduled for Aug. 14:
• Operation Backpack 34606 will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club of Hernando County, 5404 Applegate Drive, Spring Hill. Backpacks and school supplies will be given to children first-come, first-served; children must be present to receive a backpack. Light refreshments will be served. Provided by the Spring Hill Neighborhood Project Advisory Council, in collaboration with the Advocates of 34606. Call Noreen St. Jean at (352) 345-5954.
• Operation Backpack will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at American Legion Post 99, 208 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. Free backpacks filled with school supplies will be provided to children in kindergarten through eighth grade. There will be games and food. The event is co-sponsored by Jesus and Me Ministries and Love Your Neighbor. Donations are appreciated. Call (352) 593-6136 or (352) 848-0090.
Women put men's cooking to test
The Hernando County Democratic Women's Club present "Men Can Cook" from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd. This food-tasting event will feature chili, short ribs, fried fish, salads and desserts, including School Board member James Yant's carrot cake. Donations accepted. Call (352) 799-8034.
Brookridge Social Dance Hawaiian Theme Dance: 7:30-10:30 p.m., Brookridge Community Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. $5. (352) 597-0723.
'Charlotte's Web' continues at Stage West: 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, in the Forum, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $10. (352) 683-5113.
Evening of Storytelling with Jerry Cowling to salute Will Rogers: 7-9 p.m., Hill House Bed and Breakfast, 406 E Liberty St., Brooksville. Free. (352) 345-4466.
Latin-American Civic and Cultural Association's Summer Luau: 8 p.m.-midnight, SNPJ Lodge/Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers. (727) 869-9398 or (352) 540-5066.