Sheriff will be top chef at omelet feast
The Ridge Manor Area Crime Watch will host its annual omelet breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. today at the Ridge Manor Community Center, 34240 Cortez Blvd. Sheriff Richard Nugent will be the head omelet chef, assisted by Crime Watch members. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children, which includes a custom-made omelet (choice of ham, cheese, tomatoes, mushrooms, bacon bits, onions and peppers) as well as sausage, grits, biscuits and gravy, coffee, tea and orange juice. This is the only fundraiser the Crime Watch holds. For information, call Jack Piehl at (352) 583-5009 or Carol Defilippo at (352) 583-2556.
Basset rescuers event is today
Suncoast Basset Rescue Inc. will present a Basset Waddle, Florida Style from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Florida Classic Park, 5360 Lockhart Road. The event will include a Basset Adoption Center Rescue Store, vendors, raffles, food and various activities. Registration will be from 9 a.m. to noon. Games will begin at 10 a.m. The day's events will include a rally and obedience fun, a costume contest, memorial service and a Sweetheart Parade.
Help identify invasive plants
The city of Brooksville's Good Neighbor Trail Sub-Committee, along with volunteers from the Florida Native Plant Society, will meet at 11:30 a.m. today at the Good Neighbor Trailhead gazebo, just south of Russell Street and east of Main Street. The purpose is to identify and flag invasive exotic plant material for future removal, so it will allow for the replanting of native vegetation. Anyone interested in helping out is welcome. For information, call Bill Geiger, (352) 540-3815.
Band concert assists United Way
The Shark Aid 2010 "Giving Back to the Village" Charity Concert will be 1 to 5 p.m. today at Nature Coast Technical High School's football stadium, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville. Bands performing include Southern Reign, Radio Therapy, Act of Class, 3 Weeks Notice and Lights Burn Down. Admission is $1 and two nonperishable food items. There will be games and food available. The concert is hosted by the Nature Coast Children's Crusade and benefits the United Way of Hernando County and local food pantries.
Bandshell Bash and Brooksville Cruise-In: 4-8 p.m., Hernando Park, 205 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. Free. (352) 754-4788.
Carnivale 2010: Noon-midnight, St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Admission and parking free. (352) 683-9666.
Community Fair benefit for Haiti relief efforts: noon-6 p.m., Brooksville Healthcare Center, 1114 Chatman Blvd., Brooksville.
'Company of Wayward Saints' at Stage West: 8 p.m., 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets are $10. (352) 683-5113.
RSVP hosts 'Touch of Hernando County' Informational/Health Showcase: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Brooksville Elks Lodge, 14494 Cortez Blvd. (352) 796-8117.