Monday, February 19, 2018
News Roundup

Hernando Jazz Society will present concert

SPRING HILL

Jazz Society's annual concert will be Sunday

The Hernando Jazz Society will present its second annual concert at 2 p.m. Sunday at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd. Proceeds will benefit the group's scholarship fund for young musicians. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Call (352) 799-9690. Tickets may be purchased at the Stage West box office, which is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and one hour before showtime. Call (352) 683-5113.

Library group's book sale is today

Friends of the Library will host a clearance sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Little Red Schoolhouse Book Store, 1208 Kenlake Ave. Books will be available for all ages in a variety of genres. For more information, call (352) 684-0660.

Get your ride ready for poker run

The annual "Cruising for Critters" poker run will be June 2, starting at AAA Auto Club South, 1410 Pinehurst Drive. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. Breakfast will be provided at the AAA office. Kickstands go up at 10 a.m. Riders stop at five locations to draw cards; the best hand wins the grand prize. The ride ends at R Beach, 4054 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach, where musical entertainment will be provided by George Marshall. The first 250 scorecards purchased will be entered to win a $5,000 AAA travel voucher. Advance sale scorecards are $10 for one or $20 for three. On the day of the event, scorecards are $12 for one or $25 for three. For more information, call (352) 683-3446 or visit cruisingforcritters.com.

COUNTYWIDE

Donations needed for Kids Closet

Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union has teamed up with the Hernando County School Board to collect donations for Kids Closet, which helps homeless and needy children in Hernando County. Numerous items are needed, including toiletries, clothing and household products. Donations will be collected through Wednesday. For a full list of items or for more information, contact Shanika Figueroa at (352) 797-7008, ext. 132, or [email protected] Donation boxes are set up at the credit union's branches at 18915 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, and at 3037 Commercial Way and 4176 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.

Today's picks

Spring Lake 5K Run: Registration at 7 a.m.; race starts at 8 a.m. Arc Nature Coast, 5283 Neff Lake Road, east of Brooksville. $25 for 5K; $20 for fun walk. (352) 544-2322, ext. 105. thearc-naturecoast.org.

Artifact ID Day: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 1676, 17129 Wiscon Road, Brooksville. Free. (352) 795-0208.

Former mermaid performance: Noon and 2 p.m. shows, Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. $13; $8 for ages 6 to 12; free for ages 5 and younger. (352) 592-5656.

Weeki Wachee Wedding Expo: 5:30-8:30 p.m., Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. Free. (352) 263-7260.

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