Tickets on sale for jazz and Bourbon St. music
The Concordia Chorus will sponsor the following events at the High Point Community Center, 12249 Clubhouse Road:
• Hudson Middle School Jazz Band, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Refreshments will be served. Tickets are $3, which will benefit the school's music department.
• "Bourbon Street Bash" with Norm Bernard and his Little Big Band, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 31. The show will include vocalists and soloists. Snacks will be provided. Tickets are $7.
Tickets for both events can be purchased at the High Point office, or by calling Gini at (352) 592-2147.
Eat waffles, help send Scouts to Space Coast
Cub Scouts Pack 406 will host a waffle breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Ridge Manor United Methodist Church, 34350 Cortez Blvd. The breakfast includes waffles, scrambled eggs, bacon, orange juice and coffee. The cost is $5. Funds raised will help defray costs for the pack's trip to the Kennedy Space Center in February. For information, call (352) 583-4726.
Nature Coast high presents its thespians
Nature Coast Technical High School's Thespian Honor Society will present its annual Thespian Showcase at 7 p.m. Friday in the Black Box Theatre, 4057 California St. The showcase features the one-act play Playwriting 101: The Rooftop Lesson, as well as monologues, scenes and musical theater pieces. Tickets are $5, available at the door.
For information, call Lori Erickson at (352) 797-7088, ext. 296.
Veterans fair gives benefits assistance
U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite will host a Veterans Benefit Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 30 at Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St.
Information and assistance that will be provided includes veterans claims service, education benefits, employment services, housing/social services, health care enrollment, and medical and dental services.
For information, call (352) 799-8354.
Concerts benefit choral program
Two concerts to benefit the Springstead High School choral program are planned:
• Light Night Brass Tribute Show, 2 p.m. Feb. 7. The concert celebrates the music of America's greatest horn bands, including Chicago, Earth Wind and Fire, Tower of Power, and Blood, Sweat and Tears. Tickets are reserved and are $12 for orchestra seats and $10 for general seating.
• Live-n-Let Die Experience, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20. This rock 'n' roll tribute band pays homage to the music of the Beatles and other musicians inspired by the Beatles. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students.
Both shows will be at the Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd. Tickets can be purchased online at springsteadtheatre.com. For information, call (352) 797-7010, ext. 221, or (352) 476-9086.
YMCA classes teach emergency aid
Emergency aid training will be offered from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 3, and again on March 3, at the Hernando County Family YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd.
Participants will learn how to perform CPR on an adult, infant and child; how to recognize the signs of sudden cardiac arrest, heart attack and stroke; how to relieve foreign-body airway obstruction, and how to use an automated external defibrillator.
The cost is $30 for YMCA facility members, $40 for program members and $50 for nonmembers. The cost includes the CPR/AED book and a certification card upon completion of the class.
Class size is limited to 10 participants. Register online at ymcasuncoast.org or call Lisa Cunningham at (352) 688-9622.