SPRING HILL/WEEKI WACHEE
Girl Scout unit plans membership rallies
The Spring Mermaids Service Unit of the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida will have membership rallies at these locations:
• 11 a.m. Saturday, Fellowship Community Church, 11250 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.
• 6 p.m. Thursday, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee.
• 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8, Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.
• 6:30 p.m. Feb. 9, Westside Elementary School cafeteria, 5400 Applegate Drive, Spring Hill.
Girl Scout representatives will be on hand to register girls in kindergarten through 12th grade. The unit is also in need of adult volunteers to serve as active leaders and co-leaders. Annual membership is $12; financial aid is available. Call Sarah at (352) 592-7897 or e-mail spring firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monthly breakfast set at VFW Post 9236
The Men's Auxiliary at VFW Post 9236 will host a monthly breakfast from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the post, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd.
The breakfast will include scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, pancakes, toast, biscuits and gravy, juice and coffee. The cost is $6. Call (352) 596-9236.
Polka royalty coming to town for dance
A polka dance with the Bob Kravos Band and Canada's polka king, Walter Ostanek, will be Saturday at SNPJ Lodge/Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road.
Food and beverages will be available from 5 to 7 p.m. Music will be from 6 to 10 p.m. For information, call Eileen at (352) 799-6616 or Mary Ann at (727) 376-8486.
Notre Dame Catholic School open for tours
Notre Dame Catholic School will have an open house from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday. The school is at 1095 Commercial Way, behind St. Theresa Catholic Church.
Visitors will be able to tour the campus and meet the teachers. The Spirit FM radio station van will be in the parking lot from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., sharing music and giveaways for those who arrive early.
For information, call (352) 683-0755.
Evening of gospel music set for Feb. 6
A concert with the Guardians Quartet will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 6 at Brooksville Wesleyan Church, 8168 Jasmine Drive.
The gospel group from southern Ohio has been performing for more than 50 years. A love offering will be collected.
For information, call (352) 799-0849.
RIDGE MANOR WEST
Inspiring high school movie free at library
The Hernando County Public Library System will have a free showing of Freedom Writers at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road.
Hilary Swank and Patrick Dempsey star in this 2007 film about a young teacher who inspires her class of at-risk students. The movie is rated PG-13.
Refreshments will be served. There is no cost to attend. For information, call (352) 540-6391.
Stetsons and stilettos welcomed at this ball
Hernando County's fourth annual Cattle Barons' Ball to benefit the American Cancer Society will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court. The theme will be "Stetsons and Stilettos." The goal is to raise $52,000 for the society's Reaching Out to Cancer Kids program.
This will be a western-themed party that will include food, silent and live auctions, and ongoing activities such as the wine and liquor toss and the flying cow game. Music will be provided by Southern Exposure.
Tickets are $100 per person. For tickets, call Hernando County Commissioner John Druzbick at (352) 686-8979 , Debbie Druzbick at (352) 597-6331 or Kathy Vidal at (352) 799-6000. Contact ACS toll-free at 1-800-227-2345 or www. cancer.org.
Three schools to have Family Night program
Parents who have children attending Moton, Eastside and Brooksville elementary schools are invited to a Family Night program Thursday at Moton Elementary School, 7175 Emerson Road.
A hot dog dinner will be from 5:30 to 6 p.m., with a SUMS (Students Understanding Math and Science) event from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
For information, call (352) 797-7045, ext. 256.