Friday, December 15, 2017
Events

Spring Hill Garden Club seeking volunteers for Weed and Feed

SPRING HILL

Garden club needs volunteers to pull invasive plants

The Spring Hill Garden Club is seeking volunteers to assist at its Weed and Feed on Saturday at the Spring Hill waterfall entrance at Spring Hill Drive and Commercial Way, as well as at the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave. Volunteers should arrive at the botanical gardens at 9 a.m.; bring gloves, weeding tools and insect repellent. Participants will remove invasive plants and vines. Afterward, garden club members will feed the volunteers. For more information, call (352) 683-9933. Visit the website at naturecoastgardens.com.

BROOKSVILLE

Tasting fundraiser benefits Relay for Life

The annual Taste of Relay for Life event will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 109 S Broad St. For $5, participants will receive 10 tastes, including entrees, appetizers, salads and desserts. 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. For details, call Bev Lewis at (352) 279-1198, Gail Brooks at (352) 279-8411 or Marsha Roderick at (352) 796-5490.

Blueberry Fest seeks art show entries

Artisans and exhibitors are invited to participate in the juried art show at the Florida Blueberry Festival, which will be May 4 and 5 in downtown Brooksville. Applications from artists in all mediums are welcome. The $250 entry fee includes booth space and entry into the show, which includes a $2,000 prize for best in show, $1,000 for the fine art winner and $1,000 for the mixed media winner. There will be a limited number of Starving Artist Colony booths, in which five artisans may combine their work ($50 per participant). The deadline to enter the competition is April 7. For applications, visit floridablueberryfestival .org or send email to [email protected] blueberryfestival.org.

Today's picks

'Time After Time 2' show: Doors open at 6 p.m.; showtime at 7 p.m., High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road, High Point. $5. (352) 200-8843.

'A Little Night Music': 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $15. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

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