New Port Richey
Talent contest finals take place tonight
The finals of the Hernando/Pasco Has Talent contest will be at 7:30 p.m. today at the Pasco-Hernando Community College Performing Arts Center (West Campus), 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Local talent from Hernando and Pasco counties will be competing for cash prizes: First prize is $500, second prize $300 and third prize $200. Spectator admission is $15 per person; group discounts available at the door. Funds raised will support PHCC Foundation scholarships. The box office opens at 6:30 p.m. For information, call (352) 848-1411.
Two ways to help Springstead band
The Springstead High School Band will have a carwash fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Chick-fil-A, 13143 Cortez Blvd. Also, from 1 to 4 p.m., Chick-fil-A will have a Springstead Band Spirit Day. Patrons who say they wish to help the band will have a portion of their purchase go to the band.
Nominees sought for adoption honor
U.S. Rep. Richard Nugent is accepting nominations for this year's Angels in Adoption program. The deadline is Friday. Those interested in nominating a person or organization should submit a letter explaining reasons for the nomination to Nugent's local office at 16224 Spring Hill Drive, Brooksville, FL 34604. Nominees must be residents of the 5th Congressional District. The winner will be invited to attend the Angels in Adoption gala in Washington, D.C. The campaign is a national movement to raise awareness about adoption. For information, call Shirley Anderson at (352) 799-8354. Visit angels inadoption.org.
Swiftmud offering educational grants
The Southwest Florida Water Management District, commonly known as Swiftmud, is accepting applications for its community education grant through Aug. 19. Individuals, organizations, government agencies and others may apply for grants up to $5,000 to help fund educational water-resource projects. Potential projects must provide education on any of the following issues: water quality, water conservation, flood protection, natural systems or watersheds. These projects must also take place between March 1 and July 31, 2012. To apply, visit watermatters.org/communitygrants. The form allows applicants to save, review and change their proposal before submitting. For information, or to discuss project ideas, call Robin Grantham, toll-free, at 1-800-423-1476, ext. 4779.
Mika Wescomb is among the finalists in tonight's Hernando/Pasco Has Talent contest. Her name was misspelled in a story on Friday's Diversions page.
Cesar Domico the Magician: 10:15 a.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.
Library to show Yogi Bear: 1 p.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Rated PG.
High Point open mic: 6-9 p.m., High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road. Free. (352) 597-1113.