'Schoolhouse Rock' musical showing
Shark Theatre at Nature Coast Technical High School will present Schoolhouse Rock, Live! at 7 p.m. Friday, and at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday. The school is at 4057 California St.
The Emmy award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series comes alive in this rock concert for kids, teaching history, grammar, math, science and politics through song. The family musical includes audience participation.
The show is directed by Lori Erickson with technical design by Tim Erickson. The vocal director is Katie Kerwin, who is currently starring in the title role of the Show Palace Dinner Theatre's The Unsinkable Molly Brown. The cast of 12 includes Niki Pirola, Lucy Werner, Bonnie Whealton, Keith Meccia, Patrick Regis and Daniela Serricchio, singing Schoolhouse Rock favorite like Conjunction Junction, I'm Just a Bill, Three Is a Magic Number and Interplanet Janet.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students and are available at the Black Box Theatre on the high school campus. The show is recommended for ages 5 and older; those 4 and younger will not be admitted.
For reservations or information, call (352) 797-7088, ext. 296.
Meet a farmer; learn about your landscape
The following free programs will be offered at the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 19490 Oliver St.
• "Meet Your Neighbor, the Farmer" will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 19490 Oliver St. Presented by regional specialized extension agent Stacky Strickland. Participants will meet local vegetable, corn and blueberry farmers and learn their trials and triumphs. For information or to register, call (352) 754-4433.
• "What to Do While Your Landscape Sleeps" will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, presented by John Korycki of the Hernando County Florida Yards and Neighborhoods program. The class will cover what to do and what to avoid doing in your landscape this time of year. Space is limited; first-come, first-seated. For information, call the number above.
Church to give food to needy families
Free food will be distributed to needy families from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Anchor Church, 34275 Cortez Blvd. first-come, first-serve.
The church distributes food on the second Saturday of each month. For information, call Tonita Herring at (352) 583-7674.
Cooperative extension offers ServSafe course
The Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service will provide a food managers certification course and ServSafe certification test Nov. 17 at the extension office, 19490 Oliver St.
Training and the exam are $100; the manual is $40. Training will be from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., followed by the exam. There is no "exam-only" option.
Certification is required in Florida for food managers of all establishments licensed by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and selected licenses of the Health Department. All agencies accept the ServSafe certification.
Registration is required by Monday. No walk-ins allowed. Call toll-free 1-888-232-8723.