Art festival is this weekend at state Park
The Spring Hill Art League's 39th annual Festival of Art will be from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today and Sunday at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way. The event includes a juried art show, crafts, children's activities, music and food. All park amenities are included. Admission is $8, $4 for ages 7 to 12, and free for ages 6 and younger. Go to springhillartleague.com.
Chili cook-off will feature 14 entries
The annual Spring Lake Chili Cook-Off will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Spring Lake Community Center, 4184 Spring Lake Highway. The event will feature a bluegrass band and 14 entries of chili, with judges from area restaurants. The winner will take home a trophy. The cost is $4, which includes samples of all chili and drinks. The event is hosted by the Spring Lake Community Association, with proceeds going toward the upkeep of the historic stone community center. For details, call (352) 688-2237.
Pet adopt-a-thons are each Saturday
Home at Last Pet Adoptions hosts adopt-a-thons from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each Saturday at Petco, 7223 Coastal Blvd., in the rear of the store. The organization specializes in Siamese cats, but other cats and kittens will be available. All are spayed or neutered, have had age-appropriate vaccinations, have tested negative for feline leukemia and AIDS, have microchips and have been treated for parasites. Fees vary and are tax deductible. View pets online at halpetadoptions.petfinder.com. Requests for a pet to be brought to an adopt-a-thon may be made, and appointments may be scheduled. Call (352) 476-6832 or send email to hal email@example.com.
Event will honor Dr. Howard Blount
Black History Month Productions will present the fifth annual Black History Month Recognition Banquet at 8 p.m. today at the Lorenzo Hamilton Community Center at Kennedy Park, 899 Kennedy Blvd. This year honors Dr. Howard Blount, the county's first black doctor, a specialist in gynecology and obstetrics who practices in Orlando. Tickets are $18. Call (352) 688-2861.
Nobleton Men pancake/waffle breakfast: 8-10 a.m., Tri-County Community Center, 28444 Forbes St., Nobleton. Donations accepted. (352) 796-7037.
Fantasy African Violet Club show and sale: 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Oak Hill Hospital H2U Partner's Club, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Free. (352) 398-1679.
Tin Can Tourists Winter Convention open house: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, Brooksville. $5 per vehicle. tincantourists.com.
Junior Achievement bowl-a-thon: Noon, Spring Hill Lanes, 3447 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. (813) 490-4498. bowlja.org.
Rockin' Thru the Ages charity event: 6-11 p.m., Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. $45. (352) 293-4317.