Spring Lake 5K Run kicks off 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 post-race food fest.
The entry fee is $25 for the 5K and $20 for the fun walk/run. A T-shirt is guaranteed to those who register by May 10.
Preregister online at active.com or call (352) 544-2322, ext. 109, e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. or visit the Web site at thearc-naturecoast.org.
Reggae Sunfest splashes down April 17
Hernando County Recreation will present Reggae Sunfest 20X from 2 to 10 p.m. April 17 at Linda Pedersen Park, 6400 Shoal Line Blvd.
Highlighting this year's festival will be Henry Turner Jr. & Flavor from Baton Rouge, as well as the Local Celebrity Band from Tampa. The Caribbean Steel Drum Group and other groups will also perform.
The event will also include craft vendors, commercial and nonprofit exhibits, beer and wine for sale and a variety of food vendors.
Admission will be $5 for adults and youth 12 and older; children 11 and younger admitted free.
Space is available for craft vendors, commercial exhibitors and food vendors. Also, a limited amount of space is still available for local bands and musicians who perform island, reggae, ska, indie and funk genres.
Vendor packets are available online at hernandocounty.us/parks_rec/. Entertainers wishing to perform should contact Christie at (352) 540-6357 or send a request to myspace.com/christie_is_me.
Additional volunteers are also needed for the event. For information, call the Recreation Department at (352) 754-4031.
Woman recreates country music sounds
Brookridge Entertainment will present "Woman of Country Music" starring Leanne Williams at 7 p.m. April 10 at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St.
Williams recreates the sounds of Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Kitty Wells, Tammy Wynette and many others. She will be joined by Dale Williams, who will perform the music of Frank Sinatra.
Tickets are $15. Call Barbara at (352) 597-4620.
YMCA to present Good Friday service
The Hernando County Family YMCA and West Hernando Christian Ministerial Association will present the annual Good Friday Service at 9 a.m. Friday at the Y, 1300 Mariner Blvd.
A youth ensemble of local high school students will provide music. Also, elementary students will perform a special drama presentation that will feature an art demonstration to song. Local ministers will participate in the service.
A continental breakfast will be served after the service. The event is free. For information, call (352) 688-9622.
Annual flea market at Lutheran church
Holy Cross Lutheran Church's annual flea market will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 10 at 6193 Spring Hill Drive.
Vendor spaces are available for $10. Call Wanda at (352) 683-5310.
Spring sale offers hundreds of plants
The Hernando County Master Gardeners will present their Spring Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to noon April 10 at the Master Gardener Nursery at 19490 Oliver St.
Hundreds of plants will be available, including trees, shrubs, ferns, ground covers and perennials. All plants are specifically grown to tolerate local climate conditions, and have been propagated and grown by the Master Gardeners.
Proceeds help maintain and grow the Hernando County Master Gardener Program. For information, call (352) 754-4433.
Pow-Wow features drums, history
Red Eagle Lodge of West Central Florida will present the Native American Intertribal Pow-Wow from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 9 and 10, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 11 at Floral Park, 9530 S Parkside Ave., off U.S. 41.
The host drum group is the Descendents. The event will include lectures on native American topics, history and a drumming circle. There will be craft booths, storytelling, intertribal dancing and more.
Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for ages 6-16 and free for ages 5 and younger. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. For information, call (352) 400-5644 or (352) 563-2817. Visit the Web site at redeaglelodge.org.
Philippine association to host Easter event
The Hernando County Philippine-American Association will host an Easter in the Park from noon to 5:30 p.m. April 4 at Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd.
There will be food, games, music, prizes and egg hunting. Also, there will be a general assembly and election of officers.
Those attending are asked to bring a dish for the potluck. For information, call (352) 848-1031, (352) 666-5381 or (352) 684-7464.
Garden club presents annual plant sale
The Spring Hill Garden Club's annual Spring Plant Sale will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 9 and 10 at the plant nursery, 1489 Parker Ave.
The sale will include a variety of plants for sale, as well as plant vendors. There will also be tours of the adjacent Nature Coast Botanical Gardens.
For information, call (352) 683-9933. Visit the Web site at naturecoastbotanicalgardens.com.
Church stages fashion show and luncheon
Spring Hill United Church of Christ will host a fashion show and luncheon at noon April 7 in the fellowship hall, 4244 Mariner Blvd.
A luncheon prepared and served by church members will precede the show.
The fashion show will include men and women's fashions by Bon Worth. There will be door prizes and entertainment featuring a professional clown and music.
Tickets are $12 and can be reserved by calling the church office at (352) 683-4870 (between 9 a.m. and noon weekdays), or call Marylou at (352) 596-4576.
Library's walking tour features local author
The Hernando County Public Library System will host a walking tour of Brooksville with local author and storyteller Jerry Cowling at 10 a.m. April 13, starting at Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave.
The tour will include a discussion of City Hall, murals, Alfred McKethan, the Brooksville Raid and other local historical Brooksville topics.
There is no cost to participate, but registration is required. Call (352) 540-6394.
Teams to compete in charity golf event
The Rotary Club of Inverness Charity Golf Tournament will be April 10 at Inverness Golf and Country Club, 3150 S Country Club Drive. The shotgun start will be at 8:30 a.m.
The tourney will include three men's flights and one ladies' flight. Prizes will be awarded in each flight, as well as for closest to the pin and longest drives.
Teams include four players. The cost is $50 per person, which includes lunch and prizes.
Sponsorships are also available. For information, call Sonny Hunt at (352) 726-6496 or (352) 212-0232. Player and sponsorship applications are also available online at invernessflrotary.org.
Community playhouse presents 'Shadowbox'
Stage West Community Playhouse will present Shadowbox April 8-18 in the Forum, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd. Showtimes are 8 p.m. on opening night, as well as on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays.
The play, by Michael Cristofer, revolves around a trio of terminally ill patients at a hospice who are being interviewed about the process of dying. The three — Joe, Brian and Felicity — are all at different stages, as well as the ones who love them. The director is Saul Leibner.
Tickets are $10 each. The box office is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and one hour before showtime. Call (352) 683-5113 or visit stagewest.net.
Meatballs, wine and more at Italian festival
The first Spring Hill Feast of Little Italy will be from 3 to 10 p.m. April 9, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. April 10 and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 11 at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave.
The event will include 60 vendors serving favorite Italian dishes, such as sausage and peppers, meatballs, pizza, calzones, baked ziti, zeppoles, Italian pastries, Italian wine and coffees, and more. There will also be vendors selling imported home furnishings, jewelry and other items.
The family event will also include music and rides.
Admission is $5; children 12 and younger are admitted free. For information, call (352) 666-4746.
Dinner to raise money for education center
A fundraiser dinner dance for the Arc Nature Coast will be from 5 to 10 p.m. April 10 at Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520, 9135 Denton Ave.
Tickets are $15 each. Funds raised will benefit the construction of the Regional Shelter and Education Center in Spring Hill.
Tickets are available at the lodge, or by calling (727) 869-4737 or (727) 862-2428.
CPR certification offered at course
A CPR class will be offered at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd., behind Oak Hill Hospital. Another class will be offered April 22.
The course meets the guidelines of the American Heart Association and the American Safety and Health Institute. It is designed for professional health care providers, but anyone interested can participate.
The cost is $20. Upon satisfactory completion, students will receive a 2-year certification card. Space limited. For information or to register, call (352) 597-8875.