If you've got talent, Show it off in contest
Do you have a winning talent that you are willing to show off? There's still time to enter the "Hernando/Pasco Has Talent" contest. All types of performers are encouraged to enter (jugglers, singers, dancers, comedy acts, etc.). The first 100 entrants will be auditioned. Auditions will be scheduled at 7 p.m. July 18, 19 and 20. The audition fee is $10. The show will be at 7:30 p.m. July 30 at the Pasco-Hernando Community College Performing Arts Center, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. First prize is $500, second prize is $300 and third prize is $200. The deadline to enter has been extended to 5 p.m. July 1. Registration forms, rules and guidelines are available online at tampabay.com/hastalent. All proceeds support PHCC Foundation scholarships. For information, call (352) 848-1411.
Free class will teach how to water yard efficiently
A free class, Irrigation Efficiency, will be presented at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Hernando County Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive. The class will be presented by John Korycki of the Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Program. He will discuss how to set up an irrigation system to work efficiently, as well as system retrofits that will benefit plants, reduce watering and save money. No registration is required; first come, first seated. For information, call (352) 540-6230.
Bowling Extravaganza scheduled for July 16
The Hernando County Sheriff's Office Youth Education Services is hosting its 11th annual Bowling Extravaganza on July 16 at Spring Hill Lanes, 3447 Commercial Way. Registration will begin at noon; bowling starts at 1 p.m. Sponsorships and registrations are being accepted. The entry fee is $150 per team (for four bowlers with three games of bowling, shoe rental and a lane sponsorship); team only, $75 (for four bowlers). Lane sponsorships are $100. Individual bowlers may participate for $20 each. Funds raised will benefit YES, a nonprofit organization formed to develop programs for youth. For registration forms, call Sue Raffensperger at (352) 754-6830, ext. 53660. Printable registration forms are also available online at hernandosheriff.org.
Volunteers needed for People Helping People
People Helping People in Hernando needs volunteers to help distribute literature to local businesses and community centers. Also, groups — large or small — are needed to prepare an entree for one of the Sunday dinners; assistance is provided. Monetary donations, which are tax deductible, are always needed. People Helping People is an all-volunteer, nonprofit, interfaith organization that serves nutritious meals to local homeless people and needy individuals and families. Meals are served every Sunday at the Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Donations can be mailed to the organization at P.O. Box 6182, Spring Hill, FL 34611. For information or to help, call (352) 686-4466.
'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' wraps up at Stage West: 2 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $10. (352) 683-5113.