Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Events

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COUNTYWIDE

Rotary benefit radio auction begins at 10 a.m.

The Rotary Club of Brooksville's 35th annual Live on Air radio auction will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, broadcast on WWJB-AM 1450 and WXJB-FM 99.9 radio stations. Bids may be called in at (352) 754-2500 or placed online at rotaryradioauction.com. 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.

SPRING LAKE

Walk to support Relay for Life

A "Hoofin for Health" fundraiser for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Griffonwood Alpacas, 4063 Baseball Pond Road, east of Brooksville. There will be a 3.2-mile country walk, followed by entertainment, including a dove release, ballroom dancing, singers, face painting, a kickboxing demonstration, old-time music and entertainment by the Backwoods Boot Scooters. There will also be raffles. For information, call (352) 544-0337.

SPRING HILL

Chamber looks for best blueberry pie

Think you make the best blueberry pie in Hernando County? The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce invites those who love baking to enter the Hernando County Blueberry Pie Baking Contest, which will be at 1 p.m. March 30 at the Hernando Marketplace event at Anderson Snow Park, 1360 Anderson Snow Road. The contest is open to amateur bakers of any age. The entry fee is $5. No team entries will be accepted. Pies must be made from scratch (no store-bought crusts or pies are allowed), and the primary ingredient must be whole blueberries. A recipe must accompany each entry. The top 10 will move to the finals, which will be May 4 at the second Florida Blueberry Festival in downtown Brooksville. For rules and registration, call Dawn Badami at (352) 796-0697, or visit hernandochamber.com.

Today's picks

Nature Coast Modelers show: 9 a.m.-noon, Dana's Railroad Supply, 4042 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 684-2484.

Hernando Has Heart volunteer fair: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

Children's Safety Fair: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Oak Hill Hospital H2U Partner's Club, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 597-6333.

Black Educators Caucus education forum: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., South Brooksville Community Center, 601 E Dr. M.L. King Jr. Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 442-8100.

Sons of Italy St. Joseph's Day Feast and Celebration: 4 p.m., St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1107 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Free, but donations appreciated. (352) 688-9234, (352) 686-3865.

Movie in the Park featuring 'Hotel Transylvania': 7:30 p.m., Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, Brooksville. Free. (352) 540-3835.

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