Girl Scouts to host park day on June 19
The Girl Scouts of West Central Florida will host a Girl Scout Shout event from 10 a.m. to noon June 19 at Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane. Families can bring a picnic lunch. There will be games, hands-on activities, displays and information on the Girl Scouts. Registration and troop placement will be available. Call Roni toll-free at 1-800-881-4475, ext. 1798, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sample various chilis at Republican event
The Hernando County Republican Executive Committee will host the fourth bi-annual It's Chili in June event on Friday at the Masaryktown Community Center, 539 Lincoln Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m. Republican office holders, candidates running for office and Republican clubs will provide crock pots of homemade chili. Attendees will be able to sample the chilis and vote for the "Chili Hot Shot" for 2010. There will be home-baked cakes for 50 cents a slice and cold drinks for 50 cents a cup. There will also be door prizes, line dancing and a 50-50 raffle. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door or by mailing a check and a self-addressed envelope to the HCREC at 22331 Powell Road, Brooksville, 34602. Call (352) 796-2088 or (352) 796-4741.
Sign up now for bowling extravaganza
The Hernando County Sheriff's Office Youth Education Services is hosting the 10th annual Bowling Extravaganza July 17 at Spring Hill Lanes, 3447 Commercial Way. Sponsorships and registrations are now being accepted. The entry fee is $150 per team (includes four bowlers with three games of bowling, shoe rental, and a lane sponsorship); team only is $75 (for four bowlers). Lane sponsors are $100. Individual bowlers can participate for $20 each. Funds raised from the event benefit the sheriff's YES, a nonprofit group formed to develop programs for youth. For registration forms, call Sue Raffensperger at (352) 754-6830, ext. 53663. Printable registration forms are also available online at hernandosheriff.org.
Church enrolling for pre-kindergarten
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church is enrolling students for the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten program for the 2010-11 school year. The church is at 2301 Deltona Blvd. PK is a state-funded program offered free to children who will be 4 on or before Sept. 1. The school at St. Andrew's also offers a wrap-around program for those students who arrive before or stay after the VPK program, as well as an after-school program for children attending local elementary schools. There is also a program for 3-year-olds. Call Geri at (352) 683-7013.