Basketball league for men to start June 25
A men's basketball league is forming. Games will be played on Thursday and Sunday evenings, starting June 25, at Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St.
The cost is $20 per player. Proceeds will benefit Nature Coast's basketball program. To register or to obtain more information, call (352) 385-2194.
Frankie Dee Orchestra to play big band hits
A Big Band Dinner Dance with the Frankie Dee New York Orchestra will be from 2 to 5 p.m. June 21 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive.
The orchestra includes 18 musicians and two singers who will perform big band sounds, doo-wop, jazz, waltzes, Frank Sinatra songs, ballroom and other music styles.
Admission is $10. Door prizes will be awarded. Chicken Parmesan dinners will be available for $7; an open menu also will be available.
The public is welcome. Reservations are suggested. Call Mary at (352) 596-9486.
Summer Art Exhibit reception on June 17
A reception for the Summer Art Exhibit at Brooksville City Hall Art Gallery will be from 5 to 7 p.m. June 17 at the gallery, 201 Howell Ave.
The exhibit, on display through Aug. 7, features works by Hernando Quilters, Suncoast Ship Model Society, Spring Hill Camera Club and Just Poets. There is also a reunion display that includes works by artists Diane Becker, Leslie Duncan, Betsy Glasson, Fred Mannarino, Mary Alice Queiros, Rosalie Washington and Valdora Ward. In addition, works by Suzanne C. Lovell, Craig Mylrea and Roy Williams are on display.
The reception is sponsored by the Hernando County Fine Arts Council. For information, call (352) 540-3810.
Green Party makes push for solar energy
The Hernando County Green Party will show the 1967 film The President's Analyst at 8 p.m. June 13 at Saturn Studio South, 314 E Liberty St.
The film, which stars James Coburn and Godfrey Cambridge, will be shown outdoors if weather allows.
There will be food and drinks available, or bring your own (ice will be provided). Seating will be available, but those attending can bring lawn chairs.
The event kicks off the local Green Party's push to bring solar and clean energy to Florida. A $5 donation is requested. The first 20 people will receive a free custom solar sign.
Those interested are encourage to dress 1960s retro. For information, call (352) 683-3151.
Knights' fundraiser is spaghetti dinner
Knights of Columbus Council 11317 and Ladies Auxiliary will have a spaghetti dinner fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. June 27 in the parish hall at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1107 Commercial Way.
Tickets are $6 and are available in the parish office, as well as after each Mass through June 21.
Funds raised will benefit St. Vincent de Paul and Notre Dame School. For information, call the church at (352) 683-2849.
CPR class offered on June 18 at center
A CPR class will be offered at 6 p.m. June 18 at the Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd., behind Oak Hill Hospital.
The course meets the guidelines of the American Heart Association and the American Safety and Health Institute. It is designed for professional health care providers, but anyone interested may participate.
The cost is $20. Upon satisfactory completion of the course, students will receive a two-year certification card. To reserve a seat, call (352) 597-8875.
Nature Coast Orators plan open house
Nature Coast Orators Club 8122 will have an open house meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., in the room behind the cafeteria.
Visitors will learn about the group's six-week Speechcraft seminar, which is scheduled to begin June 17.
Participants learn to organize their thoughts, think on their feet, develop meeting skills, build confidence, increase their vocabulary, practice leadership skills, speak with clarity and fluency and to provide and receive positive feedback.
For information, call Martha Gonzalez at (352) 277-2577 or Abigail Hollisgray at (727) 512-0233.
The local Toastmasters group meets at 7 p.m. each Wednesday. Visit the Web site at www.naturecoast.freetoasthost.net or the Toastmasters International site at www.toastmasters.org.
Participants sought for Teen Life Rally
The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Committee of Hernando County will have a free Teen Life Rally from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 22 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd.
Exhibitors, entertainers, sponsors and speakers are needed.
The purpose of the event is to inspire interests and talents in youngsters to build strong self esteem and reduce teen pregnancy.
Those interested in participating should contact Dawn Easter at (239) 494-7553 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Freedom Fest needs volunteers, sponsors
Sponsors are needed for the Nature Coast Freedom Fest that will be July 3 at Florida Classic Park, 5360 Lockhart Road, east of Brooksville.
This year's annual patriotic celebration will feature country singing star Rodney Adkins, followed by a fireworks display by Pyrotechnico of America. The family event also will include numerous activities and concessions.
Various sponsorship packages are available, starting at $500.
For information, call Joe Santerelli at (352) 799-0687. Visit the Web site at www.nature coastff.com.
LOW-COST PET VACCINATIONS ON SUNDAY
Florida International Teaching Zoo's veterinary staff will provide a low-cost pet vaccination clinic from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at Tractor Supply Co., 18741 Cortez Blvd.
Rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats will be $6. Dog distemper/parvovirus combo shots and cat distemper shots will be $14, and dog kennel cough/bordatella shots $15. All vaccinations will be administered by the veterinarian, with documentation provided to the owner.
Proceeds benefit teaching zoo programs, including endangered species propagation, veterinary assistance distance learning and elephant survival programs. For information, call Dr. Wilson at (352) 867-7788.