Holiday wreath sales to help youth causes
The Rotary Club of Spring Hill is taking orders through Oct. 31 for its annual holiday wreath fundraiser. The wreaths are a 22-inch-round mix of noble fir, incense cedar and berried juniper and are decorated with a plaid bow and natural pinecones. Orders can be shipped anywhere in the continental United States and can include a gift message. The wreaths will be delivered in the two weeks after Thanksgiving. The $39 cost includes shipping. Funds raised support local scholarships and youth programs, including the annual Middle School Brain Bowl. For information or to place an order, call Carol McElroy at (352) 684-6840.
Food, rides, games at Ethnic Festival
The annual Ethnic Festival kicks off from 5 to 10 p.m. today at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 13485 Spring Hill Drive. There will be a variety of ethnic foods, midway rides and games for children of all ages. There will be entertainment on the stage. The festival will continue through Sunday. Admission and parking are free; single-day armbands are $20, and four-day armbands are $50. For information, call (352) 666-3063.
Christmas show, auditions canceled
Stage West Community Playhouse has canceled the Christmas Around the World children's production scheduled for December. Auditions that were to be conducted this weekend have also been canceled. For information, call Stage West at (352) 683-5113.
Longtime residents invited to picnic
The "Old Foggies" Third Thursday Breakfast Club invites longtime Hernando County residents, from the 1930s through the '50s, to a picnic from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 27 at the main pavilion at Bayport Park. Families are welcome, and guests should bring their old and new photos. Lunch will be at 1 p.m. and will include a fish fry with grits, hush puppies, ice tea and lemonade. Utensils and cups provided. Guests may bring a dish, but it is not required. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP before Saturday to Leland and Barbara McKeown at (352) 796-2808 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brooksville Regional Hospital Auxiliary 'Fused Glass Jewelry Sale': 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Brooksville Regional Hospital, 17240 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. (352) 442-0169.
Nature Coast Bridge Club free Easybridge! session: 11 a.m., Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road, Spring Hill. (352) 597-5221.
VFW Auxiliary Cancer Aid and Research Fundraiser Dinner: 5-7 p.m. $7. VFW Post 8713, 1681 E Jefferson St., Brooksville. (352) 796-4449.
Hernando County schools 10th annual Parent Institute: 5:30-8:30 p.m., Hernando High School, 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville. Free, but registration required. (352) 797-7070, ext. 432.