United Way of Hernando County to host bike run
The United Way of Hernando County will host the Ride United for Early Literacy Bike Run on Nov. 19, starting and ending at the United Way parking lot, 4030 Commercial Way. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $20, with a $5 chip exchange. A free T-shirt will be given to the first 50 registered participants. Kickstands are up at 10 a.m., and the last bike is to be in at 4 p.m. Those who register by 9:30 a.m. will receive an additional chance for door prizes. Those who bring a bag of nonperishable food will be eligible for another chance for door prizes. In addition to door prizes and giveaways, there will be entertainment, special guests, food and beverages. For sponsorship details or to preregister for the event, call (352) 688-2026 or visit unitedwayhernando.net.
Sign up at food pantry for gift card program
Hernando County families in need who wish to participate in DayStar Life Center's Thanksgiving gift card program with Publix grocery stores must sign up at the food pantry by Monday. DayStar is at 7120 Hope Hill Road, off Cortez Boulevard, behind St. Anthony Catholic Church. Also, DayStar is in need of volunteers. Those interested need to help only a few hours a week, in the mornings. Opportunities are available in the food pantry and the clothing thrift store; volunteers also are needed to drive trucks for donation pickup service. Prospective volunteers can call David Goodwin at (352) 799-5930. Visit the website at daystarlifecenter.org.
Riverhawk Music Festival: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake. $15 for adults; $8 for ages 14 to 17; free for ages 13 and under; $30 per carload. (863) 984-8445.
'Little Pig Jig' barbecued rib fundraiser: Noon, First United Methodist Church, 109 S Broad St., Brooksville. $20 for one side, $35 for two or $50 for three. (352) 796-3363.
Persuaded On concert: 6:30 p.m., Bridge Christian Life Center, 7279 Pinehurst Drive, Spring Hill. Free. (352) 683-2863.