FUNDRAISing event FOR SPRING HILL WATERFALL sunday
The Spring Hill Garden Club's second annual Save Our Waterfall fundraiser will be Sunday at R Beach Restaurant, 4054 Shoal Line Blvd. Several seatings are planned, starting at noon. There will be a buffet for $12 per person, with all proceeds benefiting the garden club's waterfall campaign. Reservations are required; call (352) 592-5556. The Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department turned over maintenance of the landmark waterfall to the garden club in January 2011. The waterfall is at the intersection of Spring Hill Drive and U.S. 19.
Talk about proposed transit changes
The Hernando County Metropolitan Planning Organization will host a community transit workshop from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the South Brooksville Community Center, 601 E Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Residents can review and comment on the current fixed-route service and proposed changes to THE Bus, the county's public transit system. Another workshop will be from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 24 at Pasco-Hernando Community College, Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. For additional information, call (352) 754-4057 or visit websites at hernandocounty.us/mpo and hernandobus.com.
For teens, a two-day driving challenge
The next Hernando County Sheriff's Office Youth Teen Driver Challenge is Feb. 24-25. Classroom instruction will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Sheriff's office, 18900 Cortez Blvd. Range instruction will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hernando County Airport, off U.S. 41, south of Brooksville. The two-day program is designed to provide drivers ages 16 to 18 with the knowledge and understanding of vehicle dynamics and human kinetics, the forces created by a car and the effects of the forces on the human body. It's free, but space is limited to 10 students. Participants must have a driver's license. Call (352) 754-6830, ext. 53660. Registration forms are also at hernandosheriff.org.
Hear patriotic and Christian music
Aglow International's "Pray for the Nation" is noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St. The event will include patriotic and Christian music, Scripture, prayer and speakers. For information, call (352) 848-4182 or (352) 666-5600.
New website for garbage troubles
Republic Services/Seaside Sanitation has a new website — hernandogarbage.com — to help answer Hernando County customers' questions and concerns. Those who live in non-mandatory areas who received a bill, but choose to not receive waste collection service, can do so at the website or by calling (727) 868-2566 or toll-free at 1-800-282-9820.
Two cougars turn 21, a cause to celebrate
Little Girl and Big Sister are turning 21. That's a big deal for "the girls," two cougars who live at the Survival Outreach Sanctuary for Wildlife, as cougars typically live about 17 to 20 years in the wild, and rarely make it to their teens in captivity. The nonprofit sanctuary will hold a "birthday party" from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Suggested donation is $5 for adults, $2 for children, plus refreshments available for purchase. The sanctuary is at 22005 Bowman Road, off U.S. 41, a mile south of County Line Road. For information call (352) 799-2334 or visit soswildlife.org.
‘A Streetcar Named Desire': 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $15; $8 for students. (For mature audiences.) (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net
Harold Harless died in a car crash Tuesday night. His first name was incorrect in a Thursday story in the Hernando Times, based on inaccurate information from the Florida Highway Patrol.
Detailed obituaries are published in the Tampa Bay section.