Emergency supplies need replenishment
The Hernando County Sheriff's emergency management office is collecting donations for Jericho Road Ministries to replenish supplies that were depleted when the agency housed homeless individuals and families without heat during the recent cold spell. Items should be dropped off by Friday at the emergency management office, 18900 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Among the items needed are: coffee, cooking oil, eggs, dairy products, first aid supplies, cold medicine, aspirin, men's and women's undergarments and other clothing, toiletries, hairbrushes/combs, dishwasher soap and laundry detergent. For information, call (352) 540-6780.
Nature Coast hosts Thespian Showcase
Nature Coast Technical High School's Thespian Honor Society will present their annual Thespian Showcase at 7 p.m. Friday in the Black Box Theatre, 4057 California St. The showcase features the one-act play Playwriting 101: The Rooftop Lesson, as well as monologues, scenes and musical theatre pieces. Tickets are $5, available at the door. For information, call Lori Erickson at (352) 797-7088, ext. 296.
Mental illness group offers classes
The National Alliance on Mental Illness/NAMI Hernando kicks off its "Family to Family" series of classes from 6:30 to 9 p.m. today at the Beautiful Mind Outreach Center, 10554 Spring Hill Drive. The free 12-week series is aimed at helping families that are struggling with a loved one's illness. Themes are educational, supportive and understanding. Seating is limited. RSVP to Brenda, (352) 666-9650.
Dawn Center art contest is tonight
Viewing and judging for the Dawn Center's third annual art contest will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Challenger K-8 School of Science and Math, 13400 Elgin Blvd. Judges will be looking for creativity, content of message and artistic expression. Winners will be announced this evening, and a reception is planned for them from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at Brooksville City Hall. For information, call (352) 592-1288.
Florida Classic Clusters AKC All-Breed Dog Show: 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Florida Classic Park, 5360 Lockhart Road, east of Brooksville. Parking is free for seniors 60 and older; all others pay $5 per vehicle. (813) 480-3975.
Library hosts Storytime and Toddler Time programs: Toddler Time (for ages 18-35 months) at 10 a.m.; Storytime (for ages 3-5 years) at 11 a.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Free. (352) 540-6391.