Tournaments at park for softball, basketball
Brooksville Recreation is seeking teams for the following sporting tournaments that are planned for June 27-28 at Tom Varn Park, 206 Darby Lane.
• Double-Elimination Coed Softball Tournament. The cost is $300 per team, with a minimum of 12 players per roster; no sponsor fee is required.
• Jerome Brown Youth Basketball Tournament. This is a double-elimination tournament for middle and high school youths. The cost is $240 per team, with a minimum roster of eight players.
For information about either tournament, call the Recreation staff at 544-5498.
Philippine group plans national celebration
The Hernando County Philippine American Association will host these events:
• 110th Philippine Independence Day celebration, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 7, at Linda Pedersen Park at Jenkins Creek, 6400 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. Hamburgers, hot dogs and sodas will be provided. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to share as well as a nonperishable item to support the group's Feed the Hungry project.
• "Dancing Under the Stars" dinner dance fundraiser, 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. June 21, SNPJ Lodge, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. This is a semiformal event. Tickets are $15.
For information on either event, call Aurora Rice at 848-1031, Cobie Atienza at 666-5381 or Celia Sigua at 684-7464.
Filipino Fiesta set for independence event
The Filipino-American Social Club of Hernando County will host a traditional "Filipino Fiesta" to celebrate Philippine Independence Day from 6 to 11 p.m. June 7 at the SNPJ Lodge, 13383 County Line Road.
This will be a potluck event, with participants bringing authentic Filipino dishes. The club will provide two roasted pigs, and Philippine delicacies will be served. Imported Philippine San Miguel beer will be available.
Entertainment will include a variety of dance music and requests, played by local Filipino DJ Ernie. There also will be a Filipino cultural dance presentation and a performance by the club's choral group. In addition, there will be a display of native collections.
Filipiniana native costume or semiformal attire is requested.
Members and nonmembers are welcome. Tickets are $12; children younger than 13 are admitted free.
For tickets, call Shella Dean at 686-7813, Ernie de Venecia at 684-9252, Roger Pescasio at 683-4751 or Lucia Rodgers at 397-8303.