Weekend gun, knife show at fairgrounds
The Hernando Sportsman's Club will host a Gun and Knife Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St.
The show will include new, used and antique firearms, knives and related accessories. Admission is $6 for adults; children 16 and younger admitted free, but must be accompanied by an adult.
For information, call (352) 799-3605 or online go to hernandosportsmansclub.com.
Car and bike show to benefit cancer society
A "REV it Up to Stomp Cancer" Car and Bike Show is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave.
The event is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill's Relay for Life team. Awards in three categories will be presented. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. The Kiwanis will serve hot dogs and chili.
Donations will be accepted. All funds raised will benefit the American Cancer Society.
For information, call Mike Madden at (352) 596-5623.
Theater casting call for 'Lost in Yonkers'
Auditions for Lost In Yonkers, a Neil Simon play, will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 and 1 p.m. Jan. 29 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd.
There are roles for three women ages 35-85, two men ages 30-65, and two young men, ages 11-18. Readings will be from the script.
Performances will be April 7-17 in the Forum at Stage West. For information, contact the director, Dan Brijbag, at (352) 346-8150 or email@example.com.
Free series planned on money management
The Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service will offer a free "Economic Survival Series" to Hernando County residents at the office at 1653 Blaise Drive. Classes will be at 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 26-March 2.
Class topics include:
• Jan. 26: Debt Management.
• Feb. 2: Growing a Vegetable Garden and Canning.
• Feb. 9: Growing Fruit in Your Back Yard.
• Feb. 16: Saving Money at the Grocery Store.
• Feb. 23: Low or No Cost Activities for Children.
• March 2: Cutting Your Lawn Costs.
Class size is limited and registration is required. Call (352) 754-4433.
Science, engineering fair needs volunteers
Volunteers are needed for the Hernando County District Science and Engineering Fair.
Professional or retired professionals with science and engineering backgrounds are wanted to help with judging of scientific method and engineering projects from students in grades 6-12 throughout Hernando County schools.
Also, businesses are needed to sponsor special awards with plaques or cash for the student awards program.
The fair will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St., Brooksville.
Those interested in judging or sponsoring a special award in a category, can contact Colleen Doulk at firstname.lastname@example.org or (352) 797-7024, ext. 301.
Coin club plans show Jan. 29 at fairgrounds
The West Hernando Coin Club will host its Coin and Currency Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St.
Thirty dealers will participate, with about 50 tables. Admission and parking will be free. Food will be available, and door prizes will be awarded.
Contact Mark Palermo at (813) 361-0740 or email@example.com.
Book group to discuss mysteries Jan. 24
The Brooksville Book Discussion Group will meet at 6 p.m. Jan. 24 at Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave.
The book selection is any from a list of mystery books written by Philip R. Craig and/or William G. Tapply, including First Light or Second Sight or any of the J.W. Jackson mysteries by Craig, or one of the Brady Coyne mysteries by Tapply.
No registration is required. For a book of choice, stop by the library's front desk or call Ronette at (352) 544-5669.
CPR class at center offers certification
A CPR class will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd., behind Oak Hill Hospital.
The course meets the guidelines of the American Heart Association and the American Safety and Health Institute. It is designed for professional health care providers, but anyone interested may participate.
The cost is $20. Upon completion, students will receive a two-year certification card. To reserve a seat, call (352) 597-8875.
Donate to blood bank for chance to win iPad
Those who donate blood at LifeSouth Community Blood Center or at one of its bloodmobile locations throughout January will be entered into a raffle to win an iPad. The drawing will be on Feb. 1. Donors will receive a backpack.
Also, those who donate now through May 31 will be entered into a raffle to win a 7-foot custom-made lighthouse donated by Michel Morin. The lighthouse is on display in the lobby at LifeSouth, 12395 Cortez Blvd.
LifeSouth has a critical need for O-negative and O-positive blood types, and an urgent need for all other blood types.
The blood center is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.
Donors must be 16 or older (16-year-olds must have written parental consent). All donors must present photo identification.
All blood donors get a free cholesterol screening and a gift. Call (352) 596-2002.
Adult literacy classes available for free
HEART Literacy Adult Education offers classes in reading, math, language arts, English for Speakers of Other Languages and free pre-GED testing.
Adults 18 years or older interested in finishing a high school degree or brushing up on reading, math or language arts, are invited to stop by one of the four sites offering the free classes and sign up. No appointments necessary.
Classes are offered at the following locations:
• 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Grace World Outreach Church, 20366 Cortez Blvd. Free child care for ages 2 to 5 available.
• 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, HEART Literacy, 801 N Broad St.
• 6 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville. Free child care for ages 4 to 10 available.
• 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, J.D. Floyd K-8 School, 3139 Dumont Ave., Spring Hill. Free child care for ages 2 to 5 available.
A Florida photo ID is required. Call (352) 797-7018.