Concet marks anniversary of Broadway hit

Published March 13, 2007


Hernando Harmonizers will present a concert at 3 p.m. March 25 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive.

The concert will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Broadway hit, Music Man. The local concert will feature special guest Arlene Smith, wife of the first baritone with the Buffalo Bills.


Co-ed softball pitches fundraiser

The city of Brooksville Recreation Department will host a co-ed softball tournament fundraiser April 26-28 at Tom Varn Park, 301 Darby Lane. This is a double-elimination tournament.

A meeting for coaches and captains will be at 7 p.m. March 22 at the Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, adjacent to Tom Varn Park.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss rules and rosters. The cost to enter the tournament is $35 per player. Each team must pay a sponsor fee of $75 and there must be a minimum of 12 players per roster. Proceeds will benefit the "Friends of the Children" Summer Camp Scholarship Fund.


Songbirds wanted for choral group

The Hernando Hills Hi-Lites invites women who like to sing to join the group. Those interested may attend a rehearsal and sing with the chorus or just sit in and observe.

Rehearsals are from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays at Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. The Hi-Lites is a women's chorus that sings four-part harmony, a cappella, in North American barbershop style.

The chorus competes at area and international levels and provides entertainment for local clubs and community events. The director is Jeannine Zack, who teaches breathing techniques and mild vocal aerobics. For information, call Tessie, 686-4122.


Cancer survivors to be celebrated

The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life will host a survivor reception from 2 to 4 p.m. March 29 at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave. The Hernandough Caterers from Hernando High School will prepare the food. There will be door prizes and games. For information, call Patricia Giurtino toll-free at 1-800-940-1969, ext. 106.


Bow wows on parade at Saturday's Pet Expo

It's not too late for dog owners to sign their pets up for the Bow Wow Brigade, which will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Nature Coast Pet Expo in Tom Varn Park on Darby Lane.

Prior to the brigade, owners and their dogs collect pledges to benefit homeless pets at the Humane Society of the Nature Coast.

Participants with pledges of $25 or more will receive a Humane Society T-shirt, window decal, pet treats and toy. The top five dogs with the highest donations will receive one of five grand prizes and will be dubbed Grand Champions of the 2007 Nature Coast Pet Expo.

All registration forms and pledged donations must be turned in the morning of the brigade; registration will be from 8 to 9 a.m.

All dogs must be on leashes.

The Pet Expo will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Tom Varn Park, 301 Darby Lane.

The event will include entertainment from the 4 Non-Breeders singing group, performing at 11 a.m. each day. The group will perform as the 4 Non-Breeders Minus One.

Also, the Hernando County Sheriff's Office will have on hand the canine, mounted patrol and civilian mounted units and forensic demonstrations. The event will also include ask-a-vet, ask-a-trainer, an owner and pet dance contest, music by Teri Lyons, food, contests and games for people and their pets. All pets must be on leashes.

Visitors will also be able to vote for their favorite pets that will be entered in the Open Hearts Pet Photo Contest. The cost is $1 per vote. Winners will be featured as pets of the month in the 2008 Humane Society Open Hearts Calendar. All entries will be featured in a collage in the calendar.

The event will also highlight various nonprofit rescue groups and will include pets available for adoption.

Admission will be $5 for adults, or $25 for a two-day pass and gift bag with goodies valued at more than $35. Children younger than 12 will be admitted free. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

Registration forms for the Bow Wow Brigade are available at www.naturecoastpetexpo.com. For information, call 796-2711.

Yard sale proceeds to aid breast cancer fight

A yard sale to benefit the Breast Cancer 3-Day walk will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 15592 Durango Circle, off Elgin Boulevard in Silver Ridge.

The sale is conducted by Colleen Caldwell, who will participate in the Tampa Bay Breast Cancer 3-Day Oct. 19-21. All proceeds benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund. For information, call Caldwell at (727) 244-8365.

Take home an exotic bird from annual sale

The Hernando Exotic Bird Club's ninth annual Bird Mart will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St.

Admission is $3; children younger than 12 will be admitted free. For information, call Paul Arnstein at (727) 856-0079.


Community fair on tap at Regency Oaks

The Regency Oaks Civic Association will host a Community Fair at 10 a.m. Saturday in the clubhouse at 4445 Breakwater Blvd.

The fair is open to residents of the community. Attendees can hear about the work the association has done and see some of the activities the association provides.

There will be arts and crafts on display and presentations by leaders of the Regency Oaks Association.

Speakers include Pat Fagan, who is both the chairman of the Hernando County School Board and director of Hernando County Parks and Recreation, Jean Rags with the county Health and Human Services, Pam Harris with CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) and Hernando County Commissioner Rose Rocco.

Refreshments will be served. For information, call 592-4669.

Knights of Columbus offers St. Pat's meal

Knights of Columbus, St. Theresa Council 11877, will host a dinner from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the parish hall at St. Theresa's Catholic Church, 1107 Commercial Way.

The dinner will include corned beef and cabbage, red potatoes, soup or salad, dessert and tea or coffee. The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children younger than 12. Takeout orders are available.

For information, call (727) 868-2289.


Fair association's meet-greet is today

The Hernando County Fair Association will host a community meet-and-greet dinner at 6 p.m. today in the auditorium at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St.

Youths from the Jolly Ranchers and Future Cattleman 4-H Clubs will be at the dinner to introduce themselves and explain their projects; the youths will exhibit livestock and compete for awards at the annual Hernando County Fair and Youth Livestock Show, which will be April 20 to 29.

Meals will be provided by the youth. For reservations, call Tammy Fincher at 799-1236, Nancy Moores at 754-4433, or Joy Jackson at 796-4552

Feast and sing in Irish tradition

Marine Corps League Detachment 708 will host a St. Patrick's Day celebration from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at the detachment, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road. A traditional Irish feast of corned beef and cabbage, and green beer (or another drink) will be served. Tickets are $7. DJ Richard Mohammed will provide music, including Irish songs, from noon to 3 p.m. For information, call 597-7979.

Traditional St. Pat's meal on the menu

AMVETS Post 24 will host a St. Patrick's Day dinner and dance Saturday at the post, 247 Hallcrest Ave.

A corned beef and cabbage dinner will be served from 6 to 7 p.m. Dancing to music by Moonlite DJ will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available at the post.

For information, call Bob at 232-1637 or Hutch at 428-7666.

Everyone's Irish at VFW on Saturday

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209 will host a St. Patrick's Day party from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the post, 15166 Spring Hill Drive.

A corned beef and cabbage meal will be available for $4 per plate. Free hats and beads will be given as long as supplies last. For information, call 796-0398.


Time to paint the town green

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236 will have its annual St. Patrick's Day bash from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the post, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. A corned beef and cabbage dinner will be served for $8. Music and party favors will be provided. Call 596-9236.