if you love the blues join the festival crowd
The fourth-annual Bluesapalooza Music Festival, sponsored by the Hernando Parks and Recreation Department, will be from noon to 9 p.m. today at Linda Pedersen Park, 6300 Shoal Line Blvd. Music begins with Blues Pig at 12:30 p.m., followed by Steve Arvey & the Delta River Rats at 2 p.m., Franc Robert and the Boxcar Tourists at 3:30 p.m., Josh Lamkin & Automatic Heat with Nalani Rothrock at 5 p.m. and Southern Hospitality at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 for ages 13 and older and $1 for ages 5 to 12. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Food and beverages will be sold; no coolers allowed.
Cleanup project in woods on Sept. 29
The Richloam Sportsman Association will host its 12th annual woods cleanup project from 7 a.m. to noon Sept. 29 at the Withlacoochee State Forest's Richloam Tract check-in station on County Road 788, off Route 471, east of Ridge Manor. There will be a free barbecue lunch for participants, door prizes, children's prizes, merchandise drawings and a silent auction. Association membership enrollment and renewals, and nomination of officers will take place during the cookout. The cleanup is in cooperation with the Florida Forest Service, Florida Wildlife Commission, Sumter County, the city of Webster and the Army Corps of Engineers. For information, call (352) 585-2460 or (352) 521-3774, or visit richloamsportsmanassociation.com.
Planning meeting for Angels on High
The Spring Hill Community Association will have its Angels on High holiday event Dec. 7-9 at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave. Volunteers are needed. A planning meeting will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Lake House. Also, individuals, businesses, organizations and other groups are invited to create and showcase an angel for the holiday event. Angel kits are $40. For details about the planning meeting or angel kits, call (352) 666-4746.
Session on civilian mounted unit set
The Hernando County Sheriff's Office will host an informational session about its civilian mounted unit at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Emergency Operations Center, 18900 Cortez Blvd. Members from the unit will be on hand to explain what the unit does and what members' roles and responsibilities are. Those interested in becoming a member will need to complete a volunteer application. Background investigations and riding evaluations will be completed on all volunteers. Once volunteers are selected, a more intensive training program will be provided. For information, contact Sgt. Kathleen Reid at firstname.lastname@example.org or (352) 754-6830.
Regal Railways train show and swap meet: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Elks Lodge 2582, 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. $4 for adults and free for ages 12 and younger; early admission starts at 9 a.m. for an additional $2. (727) 244-1341.
Free 'Pirates! Band of Misfits' showing: 1 p.m., East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. Rated PG. (352) 754-4043.
'Bus Stop': 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $12. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.