Learn how to use a Rain barrel at Aug. 17 workshop
A rain barrel workshop will be offered at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive. It will be presented by John Korycki of the Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Program. Participants will learn how using rain barrels in the landscape can reduce dependence on irrigation, and each person will receive a completed rain barrel, along with instructions on its proper use, placement and decoration. The cost is $55 per completed rain barrel. Hernando County Utilities customers who participate will receive a $25 credit on their water bills. Payment must be made by check or money order. Preregistration and payment required. Call (352) 540-6230 to register.
Appraiser's offices closed for training
The Hernando County property appraiser's offices will be closed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday for training purposes. The offices are at the Hernando County Government Center, Room 463, 20 N Main St., Brooksville, and at the Westside Government Center, 7509 and 7525 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. For information, call (352) 754-4190.
Dinner is part of murder-mystery
The Hernando Beach Yacht Club will present Till Death Do Us Part, a murder-mystery dinner, at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the club, 4163 Shoal Line Blvd. Guests will "celebrate" the union of Becky Giovanni and Stanley Simpson. The reception will include food, mystery and mayhem. Tickets are $20 per person — for dinner and show — and must be purchased in advance. Call Bobbie at (352) 279-0528 or Betty Jo at (352) 200-5763.
Fairgrounds Flea Market: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 796-4552.
Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.: 2 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $10. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.
Benefit auction for family of Deputy John Mecklenburg: 2 p.m., Miss Kitty's Hilltop Lounge, 504 N Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 796-3475.
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