Expo to focus on alternative energy sources
A "Let's Get Solar in the Sunshine State," an alternative energy expo, will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday in the Shoppes of Towne Square, 3021 Commercial Way. Visitors can learn how to lower their energy bills and how to convert a diesel engine to run on cooking oil. Solar panels and other off-the-grid devices will be on site and informational brochures will be available. Experienced installers and alternative energy experts will also be on hand. The free event is organized by local environmentalist Jennifer Sullivan. Call (352) 683-3151.
Gold-buying event continues today
Brooksville Regional Hospital Auxiliary will continue its gold-buying event from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today in the hospital cafeteria, 17240 Cortez Blvd. Those interested can bring in their gold and silver jewelry and sterling flatware in any condition and trade it in for cash. The event is to benefit the scholarship fund. Call Pam at (352) 442-0169.
Sign up by Monday for crafts festival
Crafters have until Monday to register for the 16th annual Sonshine Arts and Crafts Festival, which will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 17 at Christ Lutheran Church, 475 North Ave. W. The annual event, sponsored by the Mary Martha Guild, includes baked goods, soups, sandwiches, and coffee for participating crafters. Table reservations are $15. Proceeds benefit youth groups and their projects. Call Barbara at (352) 799-3082 or Inge at (352) 686-8751 (call between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.).
Labor Day picnic tickets are on sale
Tickets will be available through Saturday for the Labor Day Picnic planned for noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Marine Corps League Detachment 708, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. The picnic will include grilled barbecue chicken, sausage and peppers, and accompaniments. Entertainment will be provided by Brian Chytka. Tickets are $10 each. Call (352) 597-7979.
Hernando County Commission/Teamsters Local Union 79, collective bargaining session, 9 a.m., Development Department, 789 Providence Blvd., Brooksville.
Hernando County Housing Authority, 3 p.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.
Dinner and showing of 'Faith Like Potatoes' Christian film: 6:30 p.m., Spring Hill Bible Church, 15449 Spring Hill Drive, east of Spring Hill. Free. RSVP to (352) 544-5644.
Who Done It! mystery event: 7 p.m., VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. Free admission. (352) 796-0398.
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