Friday, February 23, 2018
News Roundup

United Methodist Church to give out free tickets for two concerts

SPRING HILL

Church to give out free tickets for concerts

The Community Performing Arts Guild at Mariner United Methodist Church will distribute free tickets on Tuesday for two upcoming concerts: the Burchfield Brothers on Feb. 25 and 3 Redneck Tenors on March 10. Tickets will be distributed between 9 a.m. and noon — or until all tickets are gone — at the church, 7079 Mariner Blvd. There is a limit of two tickets per person. Each show includes two performance times — 2 and 7 p.m. For information, call Phyllis Chiswell at (352) 544-1068.

Columnist to speak on leadership

Pasco-Hernando Community College will present Daniel Ruth, a columnist for the Tampa Bay Times, from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday in the conference center at the PHCC Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court. Ruth will speak on ethics and leadership. The free program is part of PHCC's Leadership Week and is open to the public. Over the past 38 years, Ruth has been a reporter, film critic, television critic and columnist for the Tampa Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Tampa Bay Times. He also worked as a radio talk show host, as well as an adjunct professor for the University of South Florida, the University of Tampa and Columbia College in Chicago. For information, call the PHCC Spring Hill Campus at (352) 688-8798.

COUNTYWIDE

Quartets will offer singing valentines

Quartets from the Hernando Harmonizers, the local chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, will offer singing valentines from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. For $40, the recipient gets two songs, a red rose and a photo of the occasion. A portion of the proceeds will benefit HPH Hospice. Performances can be done at any prearranged location, including home, work or a restaurant. To reserve a quartet, call (352) 684-7931.

Today's meetings

Hernando County Community Alliance, 9 a.m., Hernando County Schools Facilities Department, 8016 Mobley Road, Brooksville.

Hernando County Metropolitan Planning Organization Citizens Advisory Committee, 4 p.m., Planning Department conference room, Room 261, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

Hernando County Aviation Authority, 3:30 p.m., Hernando County Airport Office, 15800 Flight Path Drive, south of Brooksville.

Today's picks

Brooksville Regional Hospital Auxiliary Valentine Show and Sale: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Brooksville Regional Hospital, 17240 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 442-0169.

Phil Dirt and the Dozers concert: Beach Boys tribute, 7 p.m., Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. $20. (352) 610-4901.

'Proof' opening night at Stage West: 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $10. Continues through Feb. 19. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

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