A TASTE OF RELAY FOR LIFE: The annual event is 4 to 6 p.m. March 23 at First United Methodist Church, 109 S Broad St., Brooksville.
For $5, participants will receive 10 tastes, including entrees, appetizers, salads and desserts.
Participants can still sign up to provide a dish.
The event, sponsored by the Preceptor Delta Iota chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority in Brooksville, is a fundraiser for the 2013 Brooksville Relay for Life, which is April 26 and 27 at Hernando High School.
For information, call Bev Lewis at (352) 279-1198, Gail Brooks at (352) 279-8411 or Marsha Roderick at (352) 796-5490.
ST. PATRICK's DAY COMMUNITY CELEBRATION: Clover Leaf Farms will host its annual celebration at 10 a.m. March 18 at 900 N Broad St., Brooksville.
The celebration includes a parade, picnic and entertainment. For additional information, call Judy Candow at (352) 540-9363.
MODEL SHOW: A Nature Coast Modelers Show is from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Dana's Railroad Supply, 4042 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill.
The event is open to all modelers, who may bring ship, airplane, car, truck or military models. Plastic and wood models, either finished or under construction, are welcome.
Tables are available; bring your own chair. Refreshments will be available. There is no cost or admission fee. For additional information, call (352) 684-2484.
RUN BENEFITS DAWN CENTER: Dash for the Dawn Center is Saturday at the Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive, Brooksville. Registration is at 7:30 a.m.; the race starts at 8 a.m.
The event, hosted in association with the Red Mule Runners, will include a 5K run/walk and a 1-mile support walk.
Runners, supporters and survivors of domestic violence are encouraged to participate.
In lieu of a registration fee, participants are asked to collect pledges. A prize will be awarded to the participant who raises the most.
Sponsorships are also available. Those who donate at least $100 will have their name on the T-shirt; a $250 sponsorship includes a logo on the back of the T-shirt, and a $500 sponsorship will include a prominent logo on the front of the T-shirt.
For details, contact Missy Hoppes at (352) 684-7191 or visit dawncenter.org.
PRESCHOOL SCREENINGS: The Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System is offering preschool screenings for children ages 3 to 5 who are not in kindergarten and who might have problems with speech, language, hearing, vision, concepts or motor coordination.
Screenings are at the Exceptional Student Education Center, 900 Emerson Road, Brooksville, on the following days: Wednesday and March 20, April 3 and 17, and May 1.
The free screenings are by appointment only; early registration is suggested.
For additional information, call Linda Kaszuba at (352) 797-7021.
EASTER EGG HUNTS: Egg hunts are planned for area children:
• The Kiwanis Club of Brooksville will have its annual Easter egg hunt from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 23 at Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, Brooksville. The hunt starts promptly at 10 a.m.
There will be games, prizes and free hot dogs and drinks. For more information, contact Pat Crowley at (352) 796-0697 or [email protected]
• The Spring Hill Garden Club will host an Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. March 24 at the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave., Spring Hill.
Children ages 10 and younger are invited to participate. The cost is $1. Children will be divided into three age groups, with each group having a designated garden to search. Participants should bring a basket or container for their eggs. The Easter Bunny will be on hand, and a balloon artist will entertain.
Money raised will go toward maintenance of the Spring Hill waterfall entrance. For information, call (352) 683-9933 or visit naturecoastgardens.com.