• A campaign rally for James "Eddie" McConnell will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. McConnell, a Democrat, is running for Hernando County sheriff.
• The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Government Affairs Committee will host "Politics in the Park" from 5 to 8 p.m. July 12 at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St., Brooksville.
This will be an old-fashioned political rally where the public can meet local, state and federal candidates. Visitors will be able to participate in a straw poll administered by the Hernando County supervisor of elections, register to vote and enter a drawing to win two tickets to a Tampa Bay Rays baseball game. For information, call the chamber at (352) 796-0697 or visit hernandochamber.com.
Candidates are welcome to submit information on fundraisers, meet-and-greets and other campaign events to Phyllis Day by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax to (352) 754-6133 or by mail to the Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. Notices must be submitted at least 10 days prior to the event or ticket deadline. For information, call (352) 754-6101.