Thursday, February 22, 2018
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Things to do in Hernando County

AFTERNOON OF GOSPEL: A free gospel concert will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road, High Point. Doors will open at 2 p.m. For information, call (352) 200-8843.

DINNER DANCE BENEFITS FOSTER KIDS: The Foster Parent Association of Hernando County will host a Spring Dinner Dance from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at VFW Post 8681, 18940 Drayton St., at County Line Road, Shady Hills.

The event includes a dinner buffet and live music with Abel's Sacrifice. Also, Florida Super Middle Weight Boxing Champion Jose "Chelo Man" Alonzo will be on hand for photos. There will be prizes and raffle baskets.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for children ages 4 to 12.

For information or tickets, call Linda at (352) 754-0377.

YOUNG FARMERS COMPETITION: The Florida Farm Bureau Federation is seeking applications for its Young Farmers and Ranchers Achievement Award Program.

The program is designed to recognize young farmers and ranchers between 18 and 35 who have excelled in their operations and possess excellent leadership skills. Candidates can be individuals or couples who derive the majority of their income from production agriculture.

Applications must be submitted by May 31. Winners will be announced at the Florida Farm Bureau annual meeting in Ponte Vedra Beach in October.

Winners receive a new Chevrolet Silverado truck, courtesy of Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance, as well as an all-expense-paid trip to the 2014 American Farm Bureau annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas, where they will represent Florida in the national competition.

Applications may be downloaded from floridafarmbureau.org/programs/young_farmers_ranchers/contests.

POKER RUN BENEFITS ANIMAL SHELTER: The fifth annual Cruising for Critters, a motorcycle poker run to benefit the Humane Society of the Nature Coast, will be on June 1, starting at AAA Auto Club South, 1410 Pinehurst Drive, Spring Hill.

Riders will gather at the office at about 9 a.m. for a free breakfast, donated by Chick-fil-A. The ride will begin at 10:30 a.m., with stops throughout Hernando and Citrus counties.

The route will end mid afternoon at R Beach Restaurant on Shoal Line Boulevard in Hernando Beach, where participants will be offered food, prizes and entertainment by county singer George Marshall.

Doggie day care will be available for riders with pets.

Nonriders are welcome to attend the after-party at R Beach, where 10 percent of sales will be donated to the Humane Society.

Riders may prepurchase scorecards for $10, or buy three of them for $20. Scorecards purchased at the event will cost $12, or three for $25. The first 250 scorecards sold will be eligible to win a $5,000 AAA vacation.

Information is available and scorecards may be purchased at cruisingforcritters.com, or at the AAA office. For information, call (352) 683-3446.

BRICK CAMPAIGN FOR WEEKI WACHEE: Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park is seeking support for its Brick Friend Forever fundraiser.

The project includes personalized paver bricks that will be incorporated into the walkway at the park entrance.

Businesses, groups and individuals are invited to purchase bricks. The cost is $125 for a 4- by 8-inch brick, with up to three lines of text or $200 for an 8- by 8-inch brick with up to six lines of text.

For an order form, visit friends ofweekiwachee.org/membership or send email to [email protected] For information, contact Denise Tenuto at [email protected] or (352) 585-3291.

THEATER SUMMER CAMP: The Live Oak Theatre Company will offer its annual summer camp from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 24 to 28 at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville.

The camp is open to children ages 7 to 18. Special arrangements may be made for younger children based on an interview and audition. Campers will be split into three age groups.

Campers will learn various concepts of musical theater, including vocal technique, song interpretation, movement to music, auditioning skills, stage makeup, acting skills and set/costume theory and technique.

Campers will have a lunch break and time for snacks. Children must bring their own lunch, drinks and healthy snacks. Arrangements can be made for early drop-off/late pickup, on a case-by-case basis.

The cost is $150. Reservations may be made with a $25 deposit, payable to Live Oak Theatre Company and mailed to the company in care of: Randi Olsen, artistic director, at P.O. Box 12285, Brooksville, FL 34603. For information, call (352) 593-0027 or visit liveoaktheatre.org.

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