PHCC is high On community college list
The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program recently named Pasco-Hernando Community College as one of the top 120 community colleges in the country, placing it in the top 10 percent. The college is now eligible to compete for $1 million 2013 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. Colleges were assessed in four areas: graduation rates, degrees awarded, student retention rates and equity in student outcomes. Eight to 10 finalists will be named in September. The list of the top 120 colleges is available online at aspenccprize.org.
Main, Asmara streets will close
The city has announced that Main Street, from Jefferson to Broad street, will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today for the Market on Main Street event. Call (352) 428-9275. On Sunday, a portion of Asmara Street, between S Brooksville and Harar avenues, will be closed from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the Ushers Union Anniversary Celebration at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Call (352) 346-8116.
Arc's 'Freaky Tiki' party is tonight
The Arc Nature Coast's Freaky Tiki Hurricane Hoopla will be at 7 p.m. today at the Arc's Education Center and Regional Evacuation Shelter, 6495 Mariner Blvd. The event will include unlimited "tribal" food, indoor and outdoor tiki bars, Polynesian entertainment, activities and raffles. Tickets are $35. Visit thearc-naturecoast.org or call (352) 544-2322.
Barbershop groups' concert tickets $14
The Hernando Hills Hi-Lites will present its 19th annual Harmony on Parade, "Steamin' Down the River," at 3 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive. The women's barbershop chorus will perform a cappella songs including Back in Dixie Again, Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody and Georgia. Sunset, a men's quartet, will also perform. There will be door prizes and a raffle to win a gift basket. A meet-and-greet session with the performers follows the show. Tickets at the door are $14 adults, $6 students. Call (352) 540-9192.
Hernando Sportsman's Club Gun and Knife Show: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. $6; children 15 and younger will be admitted free but must be accompanied by an adult. (352) 799-3605.
Stringbreak Music Festival: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake. $40; $10 for ages 13 to 8; free for ages 12 and younger. (863) 984-8445. riverhawk music.com.
YMCA Healthy Kids Day: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hernando County Family YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 688-9622.
Chess program for youth: Noon to 4 p.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Free. (352) 678-6987, (352) 596-1415.
USO dinner and dance: 5 p.m., Knights of Columbus Council 6383, 10470 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. $15. (352) 428-4891, (352) 848-0954.
Country-western dance: 6 to 10 p.m., Marine Corps League Detachment 708, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. $10. (352) 597-7979.