Sample wine, cheese at artist's reception
The Spring Hill Art League and Easy Street Home Decor will host a wine and cheese reception for local artist Jana Withers from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Easy Street, 838 E Jefferson St.
Withers is an award-winning artist whose primary medium is oil, but whose works also include pencil, pastel, watercolor and acrylic.
She is a member of the Spring Hill Art League and Progress Energy Art Gallery, among other art organizations.
The free reception will be held in conjunction with the monthly "Treasure Hunt on the Hill," where participants can visit eight downtown businesses in search of a clue, a code word pertaining to that business. A cash prize will be awarded. The hunt will be from 5 to 9 p.m.
For information, call Easy Street Home Decor at 848-0177 or go to www.springhillartleague.com.
Rescheduled Bowl-A-Thon needs sponsors
The Arc Nature Coast's 15th annual Bowl-A-Thon has been rescheduled. It will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 9 at Spring Hill Lanes, 3447 Commercial Way.
Sponsors and bowlers are needed. A $125 team sponsorship provides Bowl-A-Thon T-shirts for a team of five bowlers (all sponsor names will be printed on the back of a minimum of 200 shirts), two games of bowling and shoe rental. Individual and team awards will be presented directly after bowling.
A $125 lane sponsorship provides a large banner on a lane promoting the company or organization, the company's name on the event T-shirt and recognition in the Arc's quarterly newsletter.
Bowlers are each asked to collect a minimum of $25 in pledges; a trophy is awarded to the person and to the team bringing in the most pledge money.
Sponsors can assemble their own bowling teams or Arc will provide a team or individual bowlers for teams with fewer than five members.
Also, donations of gift certificates and other prizes are being sought from area businesses.
The deadline for lane and team sponsorships is July 31. For information, call 544-2322, ext. 109.
Register your kids for Cougar football camp
The West Hernando Cougars will host a summer football camp June 7 and 8 at Delta Woods Park on Deltona Boulevard.
Registration will be at 8 a.m. June 7, with camp from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days.
The cost is $30 for the two days. Lunch is provided.
During camp hours, season registration will be conducted for football and cheerleading. For information, call Bobby McFarland at 585-6524.
Help for the elderly found at these sites
The Florida Department of Elder Affairs' free SHINE program (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) is available at the following Hernando County sites:
• 11 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, Little Red Schoolhouse Bookstore, 1208 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill.
• 11 a.m. to noon Thursdays at Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd. (behind Oak Hill Hospital), Spring Hill.
• 11 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Brooksville Enrichment Center, 670 S Broad St., Brooksville.
• 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West.
SHINE counselors offer information and assistance with Medicare (figuring out paperwork and bills, filing appeals), Medicare supplemental insurance, Medicare prescription drug coverage, long-term care planning and pharmaceutical assistance programs.
No appointments are necessary. For information or for counseling locations outside Hernando County, call the Elder Hotline toll-free at 1-800-262-2243.
Filipino Fiesta set for independence event
The Filipino-American Social Club of Hernando County will host a traditional Filipino Fiesta to celebrate Philippine Independence Day from 6 to 11 p.m. June 7 at the SNPJ Lodge, 13383 County Line Road.
This will be a potluck, with participants bringing authentic Filipino dishes. The club will provide two roasted pigs, and Philippine delicacies will be served. Imported Philippine San Miguel beer will be available.
Entertainment will include a variety of dance music and requests, played by local Filipino DJ Ernie. There also will be a Filipino cultural dance presentation and a performance by the club's choral group. In addition, there will be a display of native collections.
Native costume or semiformal attire is requested.
Members and nonmembers are welcome. Tickets are $12; children younger than 13 are admitted free.
For tickets, call Shella Dean at 686-7813, Ernie de Venecia at 684-9252, Roger Pescasio at 683-4751 or Lucia Rodgers at 397-8303.
All About Music offers Spring Recital today
All About Music will present its Spring Recital at 7 p.m. today at Glen Lakes Country Club, 10485 Glen Lakes Blvd. Performances will be at 4 and 7 p.m.
The recital will include students and teachers from All About Music. The Hernando Youth Orchestra will also perform at the 7 p.m. recital.
Tickets will be available at the door and are $10 for adults. Students and children are admitted free. For information, call 683-3555.
Tournaments at park for softball, basketball
Brooksville Recreation is seeking teams for the following sporting tournaments that are planned for June 27-28 at Tom Varn Park, 206 Darby Lane.
• Double-elimination coed softball tournament. The cost is $300 per team, with a minimum of 12 players per roster; no sponsor fee is required.
• Jerome Brown Youth Basketball Tournament. This is a double-elimination tournament for middle and high school students. The cost is $240 per team, with a minimum roster of eight players.
For information about either tournament, call the recreation staff at 544-5498.
Filipino group plans celebration, fundraiser
The Hernando County Philippine American Association will host these events:
• 110th Philippine Independence Day celebration from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 7 at Linda Pedersen Park at Jenkins Creek, 6400 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. Hamburgers, hot dogs and sodas will be provided. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to share as well as a nonperishable item to support the group's Feed the Hungry project.
• "Dancing Under the Stars" dinner-dance fundraiser from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. June 21, SNPJ Lodge, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. This is a semiformal event. Tickets are $15.
For information on either event, call Aurora Rice at 848-1031, Cobie Atienza at 666-5381 or Celia Sigua at 684-7464.
Italian restaurant caters Knights dinner
The St. Frances Cabrini Knights of Columbus will host a Carrabba's Italian Grill dinner Thursday in Xavier Hall at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd. There will be two seatings, the first from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and the second from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
The menu choice is chicken marsala or chicken gratella, which will be served with penne pomodoro, house salad, focaccia bread, dessert and coffee. Soda and water will be available.
Tickets are limited and are $15 for adults and $8 for children 10 and younger. Tickets may be purchased from members of the Knights of Columbus, at the parish office at 683-9666, or by calling Jack Hauser at 686-9767 or 238-1878.
Golf in tournament, help scholarship fund
The Knights of Columbus, St. Jude Council, will host its annual scholarship golf tournament June 7 at the Seven Hills Golfers Club, 10599 Fairchild Road, off Mariner Boulevard, Spring Hill. A shotgun start will be at 8 a.m.
After the tournament, there will be a luncheon and door prize presentations at the K of C Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive.
Male and female golfers may participate. The cost is $45 per golfer. All proceeds will go to the Knights' annual scholarship award program for Hernando County high school students. Reservations are required by Monday.
Hole sponsorships are available. Cash donations are also welcome. In case of rain, the tournament will be rescheduled for June 14. For information or reservations, call Mike Snoha at 596-2416, Jim Santore at 666-8697, Dick Doddie at 666-8009 or the council hall at 683-1227.
to benefit troops
The South Pasco Bassmasters will host a Gifts From Home Benefit Bass Tournament on June 7 on Lake Tarpon at Anderson Park, 39699 U.S. 19 N. Launch time will be at daybreak and will continue through 3 p.m.
Those who come in first through third place will win cash awards, including a guaranteed $1,000 for first place. The cost is $75 per boat. Funds raised will benefit deployed troops. For details or to download a registration form, go to southpascobassmasters.com.
Nature center offers activities for June
Chinsegut Nature Center will host the following programs and events in June:
• Project WILD/Aquatic WILD Workshop, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday. The program is for all who teach youth. In-service credit is available.
• Chinsegut Night Walk, 8 to 10 p.m. June 20. Participants should bring their own flashlights and insect repellent.
• Introductory Archery Workshop, 9 to 11 a.m. June 21. All equipment is supplied. Class size is limited to 30 participants.
Unless otherwise noted, all programs are free and at the nature center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville.
For reservations or information, call 754-6722.