Mother's Day dance will be held May 1
The Brookridge Social Dance Group will host a Mother's Day dance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. May 1 at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St.
Music will be provided by Mixed Bag. Guests can bring their own beverages. Ice and coffee will be provided throughout the evening. Doughnuts will be served about 9:30 p.m., after the 50/50 drawing.
Admission is $5. Season tickets are available that offer a discount for tickets purchased at the door. For reservations or information, call Dot, (352) 597-0723.
Mother's Day picnic includes fun games
Hernando County Recreation will host the annual Mother's Day Picnic from 4 to 7 p.m. May 1 at Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd.
This is a family event that will include competitions on a variety of courts, such as tennis, basketball, shuffleboard and horseshoes. There will be carnival games, toss the iron skillet, a watermelon-eating contest and more.
Food will be served at 5:30 p.m., followed by a water balloon and raw egg toss, and bingo with prizes.
Tickets are $10 per person, which must be purchased in advance. Payment must be made by check, money order, MasterCard or Visa. Stop by the recreation office at 205 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville, or get an application online at hernandocounty.us/parks_rec. For information, call (352) 754-4031.
Spring Lake 5K Run slated for May 29
The fourth annual Spring Lake 5K Run will be held at 8 a.m. May 29 on the Arc Nature Coast Grounds, 5283 Neff Lake Road, east of Brooksville. Registration starts at 7 a.m.
The event will include the 5K run and a 2-mile fun run/walk. Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners in various age groups.
There will also be a postrace food festival.
The entry fee is $25 for the 5K and $20 for the fun walk/run. A T-shirt is guaranteed to those who register by May 10.
Preregister online at active.com or call (352) 544-2322, ext. 109, e-mail info@thearc-nature coast.org or visit thearc-nature coast.org.
Bar association to host golf tournament
The Hernando County Bar Association golf tournament will be May 6 at Brooksville Golf and Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive (off Croom Road). The shotgun start will be at 1 p.m.
The cost is $50 per golfer or $175 per team (four golfers). All proceeds benefit the HCBA Scholarship Fund. For information or a registration form, call Amy German at (352) 596-0526.
Donations needed to finish 9/11 memorial
The Retired Firefighters of New York City, Spring Hill Chapter 343, needs donations to help with the construction of the memorial garden at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive.
The memorial will have a piece of steel from the collapsed towers of the World Trade Center, a slate tile from the roof of the Pentagon, a canister of soil from the Shanksville, Pa., crash site and paving bricks with the name of every victim of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. There is also a small remembrance of the 17 U.S. sailors killed on the USS Cole off the coast of Yemen in 2000.
The steel, tile and canister are in place, along with 381 engraved bricks. About 900 more bricks are needed to complete the project.
Monetary donations of any amount are welcome, but sponsoring an engraved brick for the memorial wall costs $50.
Donations can be sent to 9-11 Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 343, Brooksville, FL 34601. For information, call Joe Holland at (352) 686-4401 or (352) 584-5365; or John Pasquale at (352) 683-7966 or (352) 428-9766.