Annual Rotary club auction is under way
Online bidding for the Rotary Club of Brooksville's 35th annual Live on Air radio auction has begun at rotaryradioauction.com. The live auction will be March 16, broadcast on WWJB-AM 1450 and WXJB-FM 99.9 radio stations. Phone lines will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; bids during that time may be called in at (352) 754-2500. Nearly $50,000 in new merchandise and services will be auctioned. Proceeds benefit a number of local and national groups, including the Dawn Center, New Beginnings Youth Shelter and Camp Rotary. Additional donations for the auction are welcome. For information, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coalition staging peace protests
The NatureCoast Coalition for Peace and Justice will demonstrate from 3 to 4 p.m. today at Commercial Way and Cortez Boulevard. Demonstrators will object to the U.S. Senate's one-year renewal of the Patriot Act, continued U.S. support of Syrian rebels, support of French military activity in Mali, ongoing Middle East wars and U.S. drone attacks. Another protest is scheduled for March 16 at the same location. For information, call Brian Moore at (352) 686-9936.
Council holds 29th Art in the Park
The Hernando County Arts Council will host its annual Art in the Park festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane. Now in its 29th year, the event includes local, state and national artists and crafts people, continuous entertainment, youth activities and a large local student art exhibit. Admission is free; parking is $2. For information, call (352) 279-5182.
Irish pair offers music, comedy
A concert featuring Cahal Dunne and George Casey will be at 7 p.m. today at the Hernando High School Performing Arts Center, 700 Bell Ave. Dunne, known as Ireland's "Happy Man," is not only a singer, but also a composer, pianist, comedian, storyteller and television personality. Casey, also from Ireland, has been entertaining audiences with his comedy for more than 30 years, opening for stars such as Rosemary Clooney, Three Dog Night and the Osmond Brothers. Tickets cost $25. Call (352) 799-5577 or visit hpag.org.
Club 40 Pylon Race: 9 a.m.-noon, Hernando Aero Modelers Field, 16301 Ponce De Leon Blvd., north of Brooksville. Free. (352) 346-9948.
Will McLean Music Festival: 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake. $20. willmclean.com.
Wellington Fine Arts Show: Noon-5 p.m., Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill. For additional information, call (352) 666-6888.
Spring Festival polka: 6-10 p.m., Suncoast Dance and Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, west of Masaryktown. $10. (727) 753-9631.
TP Mulrooney, 'The Golf Comic': 7 p.m., High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road, High Point. $12. (352) 293-4285, (352) 596-0833.
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