Learn best ways to manage your lawn
A free class, Maintaining Your Florida Lawn and Landscape, will be presented at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 19490 Oliver St.
Participants will learn the best management practices for irrigation, fertilization and pest control.
Registration is required. Call 754-4433.
Water awareness session will be May 2
Hernando County Utilities and Citizens for WATER will host the final session of the 2008 Hernando County Water Awareness Series from 10 a.m. to noon May 2 at the utilities office, 21030 Cortez Blvd.
The topic is Hurricane Preparedness: Prepare Early for This Hurricane Season, presented by Mark Tobert, acting director of Hernando County Emergency Management. Also, Florida Yards and Neighborhoods program coordinator John Korycki will discuss Storm-Proofing Your Florida Landscape.
There is no cost to attend. Reservations are encouraged. Call 540-4368, ext. 35121..
Donate to Locks of Love, get free haircut
Challenger K-8 PTSA and students of Challenger K-8 School of Science and Mathematics will host A Hair Affair for Locks of Love from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4 at Haircrafters Salon, 1436 Pinehurst Drive.
Donations of 10 inches or more of healthy hair are needed. A professional stylist will give all hair donors free haircuts.
A sign-up drive will be from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at the PTSA Spring Fling at Challenger, 13400 Elgin Blvd.
Sign-up sheets are also available through May 3 at Haircrafters and at the front office at Challenger.
For information, call Michelle Burns at 835-8412.
Locks of Love is a public, nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children 17 and younger who have long-term hair loss due to any diagnosed medical condition. Information on the organization is available online at www.locksoflove.org.
Listen to a Double Dose of Country
The Spring Hill Community Association will present a Double Dose of Country featuring Hernando singers Brian Chytka and Jenny Rimmer from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave. The opening act is Ed Gallaway. Gates open at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for general seating and $15 for VIP seats. All tickets are an additional $5 if purchased at the gate. Admission is free for children 12 and younger.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
The concert is part of the association's 2008 concert series, with shows on the fourth Saturday of each month. Upcoming shows include Jazz Time with the Company Swing Band on May 24 and a Battle of the Bands on June 28.
For tickets or information, call 666-4746.
Sonshine Choir will perform at dinner
The Sonshine Choir will present "Promise University," its third annual dinner theater at 6 p.m. May 3 in the fellowship hall at First United Methodist Church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive.
The show is a musical drama depicting famous followers of Jesus Christ throughout the past 2,000 years, starting with the apostle Paul and ending with Billy Graham. The choir will present nine musical numbers, including Precious Lord, O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing, Rejoice the Lord Is King and Just as I Am.
Tickets are $5, which includes a baked ham dinner. For tickets or information, call the church office at 683-2600.
Deadline to enter golf tournament is Monday
Monday is the deadline to enter the Jim Monk's ninth annual Scholarship Golf Tournament, which will start at May 3 at Seven Hills Golfers Club, 10599 Fairchild Road, off Mariner Boulevard. Check in is at 7 a.m. Coffee and doughnuts will be served.
The cost is $50 per person, which includes golf and a lunch buffet. Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place teams, as well as prizes for closest to the pin on par 3 holes as well as for the longest drive for men and women. All golfers will receive door prizes.
Checks are to be made payable to Jim Monk Scholarship and can be dropped off at Seven Hills Golfers Club or mailed to Jim Monk, 3162 Wiltshire Ave., Spring Hill, FL 34608.
All donations are tax deductible. Proceeds go toward scholarships for graduating Hernando County high school seniors. For information, call Jim Monk at 683-4091.
Nonprofit group holds breakfast fundraiser
Peaceful Return Outreach, a nonprofit prison program, will hold a buffet breakfast at 8 a.m. May 3 at Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd.
This is a fundraiser for the Transitional Residential Program for men who will soon be released from incarceration at Sumter Correctional Center or the Hernando County Jail.
The lead speaker will be the Rev. Thomas Johnson from the Gainesville House of Hope. Hernando County sheriff's Detective Tommy Breedlove will speak about sexual predators and Internet safety.
Tickets are $125 for a table of six or $25 per person; all donations, including the cost for tickets, are tax deductible.
Acceptance into the Peaceful Return Outreach program is only after the prisoners complete an intense, in-prison program. Shortly before release, a team of trained volunteers and rehabilitated ex-felons evaluate their applications.
For tickets, information or to learn more about volunteering as a mentor for the in-prison and out-of-prison programs, call 754-8551.
Those interested can also attend one of the open board meetings at 5:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Boys and Girls Club of Hernando County, 5404 Applegate Drive.
Republican Club hosts dinner-dance benefit
The Wellington Republican Club will host a benefit karaoke dinner and dance at 6 p.m. May 3 at the Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd.
There will be a karaoke contest with prizes for the top three performances. There will also be a raffle and drawing. Tickets are $23 each. Proceeds will benefit Operation Helping Hand.
To sign up to sing, call Kathy Hill at 200-6896 or Joan Bowman at 848-0944. For tickets, call Cecile and Tom Spence at 684-7771 or Bowman at the number above.