Volunteers needed to lend a hand at nature preserve
Volunteers are needed to help at the next Environmentally Sensitive Lands Volunteer Workday, from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 26 at Fickett Hammock Preserve Hiking Trail, 15482 Centralia Road, northwest of Brooksville. Volunteers are to meet in the parking lot and will help clean up trash and debris and clear small trees. The Hernando County Planning Department staff will oversee the work and provide a guided nature walk at the completion of work. Volunteers should wear long pants, long sleeves and sturdy shoes with closed toes; bring gloves, eye and hearing protection, insect repellent, sunscreen and drinking water. Small tools would also be useful. For information, call Jim King at the Planning Department, (352) 754-4057, ext. 28020.
Truck and tractor pull set today, Saturday
A truck and tractor pull will be at 6 p.m. today and Saturday at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St. The preshow starts at 4 p.m. Admission is $10, with children 10 and younger admitted free. Pulling classes include 4x4 gas modified trucks and 4x4 diesel modified trucks, as well as super farm tractors. There will be fan participation and lawn mower racing. For information, call (352) 585-9775 or visit brooksvillepulling.com.
Together For Life gathering is Saturday
A Together for Life event will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Hernando Park, 205 E Fort Dade Ave. The free event will include music and speakers. Food and drinks will be available, with all proceeds benefiting A New Generation, a pregnancy resource center. Tours of the nearby center will be available. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Vendor tables are available for $10. Call Walter Hagan at (352) 544-0911.
'It's Jazz' music program: 3 p.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Free. (352) 754-4043.
Ballroom and open dancing: 6-9 p.m., with doors opening at 5 p.m., Masaryktown Community Center, 539 Lincoln Ave., Masaryktown. $6. (352) 796-5433.
Rocky Morris gospel concert: 6 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 250 Bell Ave., Brooksville. Free. (352) 428-6385.
Gypsy: 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $15. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.