Spring Lake 5K Run to take place May 29
The fourth annual Spring Lake 5K Run will be at 8 a.m. May 29 on the Arc Nature Coast Grounds, 5283 Neff Lake Road, east of Brooksville. Registration starts at 7 a.m.
The event will include the 5K run and a 2-mile fun run/walk. Prizes will be awarded to the first-, second- and third-place winners in various age groups. There will also be a postrace food fest.
The entry fee is $25 for the 5K and $20 for the fun run/walk. A T-shirt is guaranteed to those who register by Monday.
Preregister online at active.com or call (352) 544-2322, ext. 109, e-mail [email protected] coast.org or visit the website at thearc-naturecoast.org.
Juneteenth festival slated for June 18-20
The Just Us Committee is planning a Juneteenth Historical Festival that will be June 18-20 at the Russell Street Park. The event will include booths to represent the 10 stages of slavery, as well as a living history trail, vendors, poets, rappers and other entertainers, and various children's activities.
Volunteers and donations are needed. Vendor applications are also being accepted.
The event will be a celebration of the 145th anniversary of when the news of emancipation reached the slaves in Galveston, Texas, 2 1/2 years after President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.
For information, call Paul Boston at (352) 797-5451, e-mail to [email protected], or visit the websites at justus.web.officelive.com or myspace.com/bville4change.
Reserve your spot in weather spotter class
The Spring Hill Amateur Radio Club will host a SKYWARN weather spotter class at 7 p.m. May 19 at the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 4340 Calienta St.
This is a severe-weather spotter training class. Topics include cloud formations, hurricanes, tornadoes, water spouts, flooding, thunderstorms, lightning and other potentially dangerous weather conditions. Instructor is Dan Noah, the warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Ruskin.
Refreshments will be provided. Participants are asked to arrive on time. There is no cost to participate and no commitments, but reservations are required before May 18.
For information or to register, contact Dave Millendorf KB3GYN at flastorm [email protected] or (352) 684-3925. When registering, provide participant's name, e-mail address and telephone number.
Coin show comes to town on June 5
The West Hernando Coin Club will host a coin show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 5 at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St.
The event will include more than 30 vendors who will sell, buy and appraise gold, silver, U.S. and foreign coins, and paper money.
Admission and parking are free. Food and drinks will be available. For information, call Vincent, (352) 678-7769.
Have your antiques appraised at show
St. Frances Cabrini Knights of Columbus Council 13209 will host an Antique Appraisal Show from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 22 in Xavier Hall, 5030 Mariner Blvd.
Visitors will have an opportunity to have their antiques, pottery, guns, toys, trading cards, furniture, coins, stamps, collectibles or old paintings appraised. Photographs of large items (such as rugs or furniture) are acceptable. Dale Smrekar, a professional estate liquidator and certified personal property appraiser, will provide the verbal appraisals. Nothing will be purchased or sold at this event.
The cost is $5 for each item appraised.
The Knights will have drinks and snacks available. For information, call Jack Hauser at (352) 686-9767 or (352) 239-1878.
Dining donations go to mental illness group
A fundraiser for the National Association on Mental Illness/NAMI Hernando will be on Wednesday at Applebee's, 4651 Commercial Way.
Those who dine at the restaurant between 4 and 9 p.m. can have 10 percent of their bill donated to NAMI Hernando, which will benefit the Beautiful Mind Outreach Center.
For a copy of a flier to present to the server to have the donation made to NAMI, call (352) 684-0004 or e-mail [email protected] or beautifulmind [email protected] Visit the website at namihernando.org.