Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Events

Hernando events

RETIRED EDUCATORS GROUP TO MEET: A new organization dedicated to supporting retired and soon-to-be retired Hernando educators will have its first meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Central High School, 14075 Ken Austin Parkway, west of Brooksville.

The group, which is affiliated with the Florida Education Association, is the first organization in the county for retired local educators, said president Walt Cermak, a recently retired teacher who spent more than three decades in the district.

The goals of the group include increasing community involvement among retirees and guiding people through the retirement process. The first meeting will be in Central's media center and is open to anyone who has been employed by the Hernando school system.

JAZZ PROGRAM AT LIBRARY: The Hernando County Public Library System will offer the first of the "It's Jazz" three-part series of music programs at 3 p.m. Friday at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. The other programs will be Feb. 15 and March 15.

The programs are about jazz in the 1950s and '60s, and will be presented by former NPR jazz radio announcer Peter LaMattina, who will play and discuss selections from the period.

All ages are welcome. There is no cost to attend. For information, call (352) 754-4043.

GOLF TOURNEY BENEFITS FAMILIES OF FALLEN HEROES: Marine Corps League Detachment 1002 will host the annual American Heroes Golf Tournament on Jan. 29 at Silverthorn Country Club, Spring Hill.

Registration is at 12:30 p.m., with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for holes-in-one, longest and straightest drives, and closest to the pin. There will be a putting contest, a 50/50 raffle, an auction and door prizes.

The entry fee is $75 per player or $300 per foursome, which includes a barbecue, awards and prizes. Hole sponsorships are available for $100.

Proceeds go to injured veterans and families at the James A. Haley VA Medical Center in Tampa, scholarships for veterans' children, and military benefits programs in Hernando County.

For information or a registration form, call Rich Lee at (352) 650-0364.

SHRINERS HOST BREAKFAST: A breakfast buffet will be offered from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Hernando Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., off Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville.The menu includes pancakes, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, sausage gravy and biscuits, orange juice, coffee and tea.Advance tickets are $7, or $5 for children ages 5 to 11; children 4 and younger eat for free. Tickets purchased at the door are an additional $1. Call Larry at (716) 207-7382 or Jerry at (352) 610-4124.

BEAUTY PAGEANT: The annual Miss Weeki Wachee Beauty Pageant will be Feb. 9 at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee.

The event, a collaboration between the Friends of Weeki Wachee and Envy Pageant Productions, has divisions for all ages groups — male and female. This is a preliminary pageant for Miss Florida U.S. International and Miss Teen Florida American Beauty.

Miss Florida U.S. International 2013 Alayna Jones will make a guest appearance and will assist emcee Mrs. Florida American Beauty Marla Mundy.

Entry fees start at $80. Families and other spectators must pay regular park admission prices. For information or applications, contact Envy Pageant Productions at (352) 256-9959 or [email protected]

Comments
Star Wars: The Last Jedi has everything The Force Awakens was missing

Star Wars: The Last Jedi has everything The Force Awakens was missing

When The Force Awakens landed two years ago, it was everything Star Wars fans wanted yet not entirely what we needed. It was a rousing tribute missing its own vision, introducing new characters and crises hinting at old ones. Star Wars: The Last Jed...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 13

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 13

The Little Prince: Based on Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s novella, an aviator who crashed in the Sahara Desert meets a little prince who has left his home on Asteroid B-612, leaving behind its only inhabitant, a single rose. Through Dec. 24. 2 and 7 p.m...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Hotly anticipated Ichicoro Ane is now open in St. Petersburg

Hotly anticipated Ichicoro Ane is now open in St. Petersburg

Noel Cruz seemed remarkably chill. As did his partner Kerem Koca. All around them in the Station House building in St. Petersburg, workers pounded the last nails, bartenders unpacked boxes of glassware and jewel-toned bottles of Amari, and the kitche...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Golden Globe-nominated movies and when to see them in Tampa Bay

Golden Globe-nominated movies and when to see them in Tampa Bay

Guillermo Del Toro’s romantic creature feature The Shape of Water soaked up seven Golden Globes nominations Monday, kicking off another marathon awards season. The Shape of Water is nominated for best dramatic motion picture alongside Christop...
Published: 12/11/17
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 12

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 12

Petula Clark: The two-time Grammy Award-winning artist is known for hits like Downtown, I Know a Place, My Love and I Couldn’t Live Without Your Love. 2 and 7:30 p.m., Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. $34.50-$49.50....
Published: 12/11/17
Top things to do for the week of Dec. 11-17

Top things to do for the week of Dec. 11-17

Katy Perry: The Teenage Dream songstress roars into Tampa’s Amalie Arena on Friday ($45.75-$195.75). amaliearena.com. Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights begins Tuesday, bringing fun celebrations including Hanukkah in the City at the Sundial St. ...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 10

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 10

Gin Blossoms: The Grammy nominated band fuses melodic rock, pop, folk and country elements. 7:30 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $35-$45. (727) 791-7400. Of Montreal: The art-rock favorites and Tampa semi-regulars return to Ybor...
Published: 12/08/17
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 9

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 9

Santa and Ice Skating in St. Petersburg: Santa and his sleigh will be appearing on select nights in St. Petersburg for visits with area children. After visiting Santa, stick around for "glice" skating on a simulated ice rink. 6 p.m., North Straub Par...
Published: 12/08/17
Wild weather expected, 2 boat parades canceled

Wild weather expected, 2 boat parades canceled

Boat parades that were planned tonight in South Pasadena and St. Pete Beach have been canceled because of weather fears.Organizers said they will not be rescheduled. Heavy rain is expected to approach the gulf coast near sunset Friday ahead of a stro...
Published: 12/08/17
Top holiday events, parades, parties this weekend

Top holiday events, parades, parties this weekend

ParadesApollo Beach Lighted Boat ParadeThe Tampa Sailing Squadron hosts this event and the party afterward with a chili cook off. Good viewing available from the clubhouse and docks. Free. Tampa Sailing Squadron, 1250 Apollo Beach Blvd., Ruskin. (813...
Published: 12/08/17