RIFLE CLINIC OFFERED: A Project Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship Clinic will be offered 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 10-11 at the Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee. Registration begins at 8 a.m.
Participants are taught fundamental rifle marksmanship skills that allow a rifleman to be accurate out to 500 yards, with iron sights, standard rifle and surplus ammunition. Most of the instruction is conducted on the firing range at 25 meters, at reduced-size targets to simulate 100 to 500 yards. Students learn safe gun handling, proper use of a sling and Revolutionary War history.
Participants should bring their own ear and eye protection, rifle with sling and ammo, rifle mat, snacks and drinks. Lunch food will be available for purchase in the clubhouse.
The cost for men is $70 for both days or $45 for one day; for women, $10 for both days or $5 for one day; $5 for both days for youth 20 and younger, and free for active military and disabled persons with ID. There is an additional club range fee of $14 per day for all participants.
Project Appleseed is an activity of the Revolutionary War Veterans Association and is dedicated to teaching Americans about their shared heritage and history, as well as traditional rifle marksmanship skills.
To register online, visit appleseedinfo.org. For information, contact Trey Dawson at (727) 452-4650 or [email protected]
REGENCY OAKS CELEBRATES ST. PATRICK'S DAY: The Regency Oaks Civic Association will host a St. Patrick's Day party starting at 4:45 p.m. March 16 at the Regency Oaks Clubhouse, 4445 Breakwater Blvd.
The menu will include corned beef and cabbage, potatoes and carrots, rye bread, dessert and coffee. Guests may bring their own drinks; ice will be provided. Music will be provided by DJ Rich, the Music Hitman, who will play Irish favorites and dance music.
Tickets are $15 and must be purchased by March 9. Call Joyce at (352) 597-1405, Terry at (352) 596-9213 or Shirley at (352) 597-2988.
VACANCIES ON COUNTY BOARDS: The Hernando County Commission is accepting applications from individuals interested in filling vacancies on these boards:
• Hernando County Board of Construction and Regulation. There are seats with unexpired terms on the board for a mechanical contractor, plumbing contractor and a consumer. The board performs the duties of a board of adjustment and appeals, and acts as a countywide compliance review board.
• Fine Arts Council. There are several vacancies on the board, which promotes the arts and support groups associated with the arts in Hernando County.
All positions are volunteer. Applicants must be residents and registered voters in Hernando County.
Applications are available in the county administrator's office, Room 263, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville, or may be downloaded at hernandocounty.us/bocc/committees.htm.
All applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. March 9. For information, call (352) 754-4002.
BROOKRIDGE BINGO BASH: The annual Brookridge Bingo Bash will be March 17 at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m.; games will begin at 10 a.m.
There will be a $3,200 payout, with each game winner receiving $50; there will be three $250 jackpots. Coffee, doughnuts and lunch will be provided.
All seats are reserved. The cost is $35. All proceeds benefit the scholarship fund. For reservations, call Milly at (352) 596-7645.
MASARYKTOWN BINGO MARATHON: Tickets are available for the annual Masaryktown Bingo Marathon that will be March 17 at the Masaryktown Community Center, 529 Lincoln Ave. Doors open at 9 a.m., and games start at 11 a.m.
There will be more than $5,000 in payouts, two double dabs and two lucky numbers. The cost is $60 per person, which includes more than 90 games and dinner.
For information or tickets, call Barbara at (352) 835-1213.
COPELAND FOOTBALL CAMP: The Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department will host the annual Horace "Hi-C" Copeland Football Camp at two locations this year:
• 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 16 and 17 at Lecanto High School, 3810 W Educational Path, Lecanto.
• 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 23 and 24 at Springstead High School, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.
The noncontact camp, open to youth ages 5 through 16, will include interactive football drills and life lessons. Lunch will be provided each day.
The cost is $65 per person.
For information or to register, visit horacecopeland.com, hernandocounty.us/parks_rec/ or call (352) 754-4031.