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Upcoming events in the community

Today

Hernando Jazz Society's Big Band Bash: 1:30-4:30 p.m., Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill. The Hernando Jazz Society kicks off its 2010-11 season with musicians from Hernando County high schools. Dance to tunes from the big band era. A cash bar and light menu will be available. Free for members, $9 for nonmembers. Bill McLoughlin, (352) 799-9690.

'Hooray for Hollywood!': 3 p.m., Eleanor Dempsey Performing Arts Center, 13651 Hays Road, Hudson. Tin Pan Alley productions salutes the big screen, starring John Timpanelli, Kristin and Jon Corpuz, Ashley Weisman, Deanna Calandrillo, Rosemary Sandifer and Nikki DerMott. $10, $5 children under age 8. (727) 379-6557.

'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat': 2 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice originally wrote Joseph as a 15-minute pop cantata for a London school choir more than 40 years ago. With a family-friendly storyline, universal themes and catchy music, the musical is still popular with audiences of all ages. $15, $8 students. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

People Helping People dinner: 4-6 p.m., Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road, Spring Hill. Anyone hungry can receive a free meal. Dinners served every Sunday. Volunteers and donations are welcome. (352) 686-4466.

Monday

'Florida Friendly Yard': 5:30 p.m., Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville. What's a Florida Friendly Yard? Find out in this horticulture class and learn how to create an easy-care landscape. Free on first-come, first-seated basis. (352) 754-4433.

Veterans Benefits Seminar: 9:30 a.m.-noon, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 67, 16299 Nancy Ave., at Cortez Boulevard, west of Brooksville. Hosted by U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite. Applications for health benefits and health screenings will be provided by the VA Mobile Health Unit. The DAV Mobile Service Office will also be available, with service officers available to assist those wishing to file a claim for benefits, or to inquire on pending claims. Brown-Waite will talk about legislation and pending legislation, as well as services offered by her local office. The DAV kitchen will be open for coffee, drinks and food. (352) 796-1679.

Wednesday

'Back to Basics: Native Plants': 10 a.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Florida friendly gardening class on using native plants in the landscape. Free on first-come, first-seated basis. (352) 754-4433.

Dining to Donate: 4-8 p.m., Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar, 10601 County Line Road, Spring Hill. Fundraiser to benefit Gifts from Home. Ten percent of customers' bills will be donated to the nonprofit organization that sends gifts, prayers and support to troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. A copy of the Dining to Donate flier must be presented to your server. To receive a flier, visit the Gifts From Home website at giftsfromhomeusa.webs.com or contact Linda Kidwell at (352) 684-4185 or giftsfromhome@tampabay.rr.com.

Mommy & Me: 9:30-11:30 a.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, 20428 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. This is an interactive program for children ages 2-4 and their parents (mom or dad). Includes open playtime, story time, crafts, songs and other activities. The group follows the county school schedule for holidays and time off. $40 per year. (352) 796-2096 or (813) 495-0920.

St. Paul the Apostle Roast Beef Dinner: 4-6:30 p.m., United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. The menu includes roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, carrots, rolls, dessert and a beverage. There will be a 50-50 drawing at 6 p.m. $7 per adult; $4 per child 11 and younger; $18 per family (two adults, two children), with $3.50 per additional child. Takeouts are an additional 75 cents. (352) 584-3988. stpaulsapostolic.com.

Thursday

20th anniversary Gulf War recognition program: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. Interviews will be conducted and claims to the Department of Veterans Affairs will be considered by post service officer Deron Mikal and certified VFW service officers John Houyou and Ken Allen. Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan are invited to discuss their claims and "stop loss" payments for those who were extended without pay. (352) 796-0398.

'The Fourteenth Amendment, Then and Now' Constitution Day program: 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Pasco-Hernando Community College, Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. The program will be presented by Eric Wolters and Carmine Bell, who will explore the historical origins of the 14th Amendment, its role in the women's suffrage movement and its relevance to contemporary culture. The 14th Amendment guarantees privileges and immunities of citizenship and includes due process and equal protection clauses. Free. Call Wolters, (727) 816-3255, or Bell, (727) 816-3252.

Holy Cross food distribution: 9-11 a.m., Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Free distribution in the church parking lot of bread, bagels, pastries, clothing and other personal necessities for those in need. (727) 808-4096.

Parent-Student Expo and Opportunity Fair/College Night: 6-8 p.m., Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville. Hernando County high school juniors and seniors are invited. Representatives from community colleges, universities, technical schools, the military and local businesses will be available to help students plan for the future. Scholarship information will also be available.

Toddler Time/Storytime Preschool Programs: Toddler Time for children ages 18-35 months starts at 10 a.m., followed by Storytime for children ages 3-5 years at 11 a.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. The programs are filled with age-appropriate stories, finger plays and songs. Free. (352) 540-6391.

Pizza at CiCi's fundraiser for Bob Potter: 4-8 p.m., 12109 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Those who dine at CiCi's can have 10 percent of net sales donated to the National Transplant Assistance Fund's Southeast Kidney Transplant Fund in Potter's name. The buffet dinner is $4 for adults and $2.99 for children 10 and younger, and includes unlimited pizza, pasta, salad and dessert. Those who do not have a flier for the fundraiser must mention to the cashier before the order is placed that the bill should benefit the Bob Potter Kidney Fund. Potter is fighting end-stage renal failure and needs a transplant. (352) 596-0652 or (352) 596-9787.

Friday

'A Raisin in the Sun': 7:30 p.m., Eleanor Dempsey Performing Arts Center, 13651 Hays Road, Hudson. Play by Lorraine Hansberry about an African-American family in Chicago in the 1950s. The title comes from the poem Harlem (also known as A Dream Deferred) by Langston Hughes. Presented by RL Productions. $15. rqlproductions.com.

'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat': 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $15, $8 students. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

Sumter Singles dance: 7:30-10:30 p.m., Lake Panasoffkee Recreation Park, 1582 County Road 459, Lake Panasoffkee. The Bon Tempo Band will entertain. Singles, couples and groups welcome. Soda will be provided; guests can bring finger foods. No alcohol allowed. (352) 424-1688.

Toddler Time/Storytime Preschool Programs: Toddler Time for children ages 18-35 months starts at 10:15 a.m., followed by Storytime for children ages 3-5 years at 11:15 a.m. The programs are filled with age-appropriate stories, fingerplays and songs. 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Free. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391.

Saturday

'A Raisin in the Sun': 7 p.m., Eleanor Dempsey Performing Arts Center, 13651 Hays Road, Hudson. Play by Lorraine Hansberry about an African-American family in Chicago in the 1950s. Presented by RL Productions. $15. rqlproductions.com.

'Bluesapalooza': 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Linda Pedersen Park at Jenkins Creek, 6300 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. The Hernando County Recreation Department presents this 10-hour outdoor music fest, featuring the Rockaways (formerly Live and Let Die) at noon, Beautiful Bobby Blackmon at 2 p.m., the Sean Chambers Band at 4 p.m. and the Damon Fowler Group at 6 p.m. There also will be a number of food and craft vendors, nonprofit and commercial exhibits, contests and games. $5 admission. (352) 754-4031.

Hernando High School's Royale Regiment Marching Band carwash fundraiser: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Chick-fil-A, 13143 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Students will accept donations, with proceeds benefiting the band boosters program.

Humane Society Fur Ball: 6 p.m., Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill. The annual event to benefit homeless pets at the Humane Society of the Nature Coast features a cash bar, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, music, dancing, silent auction and a special show by the 4 Non-Breeders. $75. (352) 796-2711.

'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat': 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $15, $8 students. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

Ridge Orchid Society 'The Colorful World of Orchids' 48th annual show: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Lake Mirror Center, 121 S Lake Ave., Lakeland. Includes numerous orchid societies' displays, plus nurseries, lectures, a repotting table and vendors. $2 admission. Jack Henry, (863) 324-3198 or ridgeorchidsociety.org.

Spring Hill Relay for Life 'Vacation Destinations Relay Around the World in 18 Hours' Early Bird Event: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Includes activities for all ages, face painting, games and food. Early team registration program starts at 10 a.m. ($100 registration fee); there will also be survivor/caregiver registration and team campsite fundraising. Maureen Wickert, (352) 585-7406 or r4lteamdevelopmentchairsh@gmail.com.

Upcoming events in the community 09/11/10 [Last modified: Saturday, September 11, 2010 11:33am]

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