Animal services to have open house, new hours
Effective this week, Hernando County Animal Services, 19450 Oliver St., Brooksville, will be open Tuesday through Saturday. The public is invited to an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the facility. Animal rescue organizations will be on hand to provide information about their services. The new hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Saturday. For more information, call (352) 796-5062.
Offices alter their hours, too
Two other county offices also have changed customer service hours, effective this week:
• Hernando County Utilities, 7405 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill, will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Friday. Call (352) 754-4037.
• The supervisor of elections office at 7443 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill, will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each Wednesday and Friday. The main office — at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville — will remain open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Call (352) 754-4125.
Israeli Food Fest is March 10
Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., will host its 20th annual Israeli Food Fest from noon to 4 p.m. March 10. The event will feature homemade foods, including blintzes, kugel, potato latkes, stuffed cabbage, chopped liver, kosher hot dogs and other items and baked goods. The temple's Judaica gift shop will host a sale, and there will be a variety of vendors. Israeli folk dancing will be presented throughout the day. Admission is free. For details, call (352) 686-7034.
Race will benefit center
Dash for the Dawn Center will be March 16 at the Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive. Registration is at 7:30 a.m., and the race starts at 8 a.m. The event, hosted in association with the Red Mule Runners, will include a 5K run/walk and a 1-mile support walk. Participants collect pledges in lieu of a registration fee. A prize will be awarded to the participant who raises the most money. Sponsorships are also available. T-shirts are guaranteed to everyone who registers by Wednesday. For additional details, contact Missy Hoppes at (352) 684-7191 or visit dawncenter.org.
Floral City Strawberry Festival: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Floral Park, 9530 S Parkside Ave., Floral City. $3; free for ages 12 and younger. (352) 795-3149.
Festival of Orchids: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Suncoast Dance and Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, west of Masaryktown. $2. (352) 503-7858.
World War II Commemorative Weekend: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. $3 per person; free for veterans with ID and children age 6 and younger. (352) 793-4781.
Sweet Sixteen, Prom and Bridal Expo: 1-5 p.m. Free admission. Quality Inn, 6172 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 340-3950 or visit expo19.com.