Hernando briefs

Published Feb. 22, 2012

TRAP TOURNAMENT FOR 4-H: The Hernando Sportsman's Club will host a 4-H Benefit Trap Tournament on March 3 at the club range, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee. Registration for shooters starts at 8 a.m.; shooting will begin at 9 a.m.

The tournament is four rounds for a total of 100 shots. Winners will be selected in three categories — youth, adult and senior — determined by the most targets hit.

The cost is $40 per trap shooter. Bring your own gun, ammunition and lawn chair. Proceeds will benefit the club. For information, call the clubhouse at (352) 597-9931.

FUNDRAISER FOR SCHOLARSHIPS: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209 will host a fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. March 10 at the post, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill.

The event will include a steak dinner, with baked potato, mixed vegetables and dessert, for $10. There will also be auctions and raffles. A cash bar will be available.

Proceeds will benefit the post's Voice of Democracy and Patriot Pen scholarship programs. For information, call (352) 796-0398.

VENDORS WANTED FOR 'ART IN THE PARK': Monday is the deadline for vendors wishing to participate in the 28th annual Art in the Park festival, which will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 10 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 11 at Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, Brooksville.

The event is hosted by the Hernando County Fine Arts Council. The cost for vendors is $75. Contact Jan Knowles at (352) 279-5182 or

NORM BERNARD CONCERT: The High Point Concordia Chorus will sponsor a "Sounds of Broadway" concert with Norm Bernard and his band at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the High Point Community Center, 12249 Clubhouse Road, High Point. The concert will include Kim Evans as lead vocalist. The renowned trumpeter and members of his group have individually traveled with the likes of Woody Herman, Benny Goodman, Buddy Morrow and Lionel Hampton.

Tickets are $6 and are available at the High Point office or by calling Ellyn at (352) 597-1966 or Marianne at (352) 397-8606.

LOUIS FORTUNATO IN CONCERT: A benefit for the High Point Volunteer Fire Department featuring Louis Fortunato in concert will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the High Point Community Center, 12249 Clubhouse Road, High Point.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Coffee and cake will be served during intermission. There will be drawings. The event is sponsored by the Fire Ladies Auxiliary. There is no cost, though donations are appreciated. Because tickets are limited, it is recommended they be requested early.

Tickets are available at the High Point Community Association office or by calling Dolly at (352) 293-4407 or Marie at (978) 335-3023.

COPELAND FOOTBALL CAMP: The Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department will host the annual Horace "Hi-C" Copeland Football Camp at two locations this year:

• 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 16 and 17 at Lecanto High School, 3810 W Educational Path, Lecanto.

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• 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 23 and 24 at Springstead High School, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.

The noncontact camp, open to youth ages 5 through 16, will include interactive football drills and life lessons. Lunch will be provided each day. The cost is $65 per person. For information or to register, visit, or call (352) 754-4031.