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Hernando County events, from flea markets to polka parties

THURSDAY

Library hosts Storytime and Toddler Time programs: Toddler Time, for ages 18-35 months, at 10 a.m.; Storytime, for ages 3-5, at 11 a.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Programs include age-appropriate stories, finger plays and songs. (352) 540-6391.

'Li'l Abner' premiers at Stage West: 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. The musical is based on the comic strip by Al Capp. Tickets are $18 for adults, $9 for students. The show continues through March 21. (352) 683-5113.

Wo'Man Fashion Show fundraiser for Hernando County Crime Stoppers: 5:30 to 9 p.m., Brookridge clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. Featuring male contestants, dressed as female fashion models, strutting the catwalk. Dinner catered by John Mason Catering. Tickets are $20 each. Call Jon Hathorn, (352) 346-5914, or Chris Scavuzzo, (352) 796-8200. For information, call Dave Mickelson, (352) 428-7508.

FRIDAY

Florida Slovene Days Polka Fest-March Days: 5 to 10 p.m., SNPJ Lodge 778/Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. The Bob Turcola Orchestra will entertain, starting at 6 p.m. A fish fry will be available from 5 to 7 p.m. Ethnic clothing encouraged. Admission is $8 for the day or $25 for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Rita, (352) 382-3721.

Frontier Park's 38th Anniversary Party: 15549 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. The LifeSouth bloodmobile will be on site from 4 to 8 p.m. A street dance featuring the Southern Reign Band will start at 7 p.m. There will be a 50-50 drawing to benefit All Children's Hospital and the Salvation Army. Door prizes awarded. Marvin Sweet, (352) 442-3210.

Hernando Beach Yacht Club annual flea market: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., 4163 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. Includes antiques, jewelry, records, tools and household items. Carmen, (352) 688-0238.

Hernando County Water Awareness Series: 10 a.m. to noon, Hernando County Utilities Department, 21030 Cortez Blvd. The topic is "Home Water Conservation Detective — How To Do a Home-Water Conservation Audit," presented by Brent White of the Southwest Florida Water Management District. Also, Susan Douglas of Swiftmud will present the "Florida Gold Star Program." The free seminar is sponsored by the Utilities Department and Citizens for WATER. Participants will be given a free indoor water conservation retrofit kit (one per household). RSVP to (352) 754-4705.

Library hosts Storytime and Toddler Time programs: Toddler Time, for ages 18-35 months, at 10:15 a.m.; Storytime, for ages 3-5, at 11:15 a.m., West Hernando Branch/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. Programs include age-appropriate stories, finger plays and songs. (352) 540-6391.

Relay for Life spaghetti dinner fundraiser: 5 to 8 p.m., Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. Dinner includes Italian bread, salad and dessert. Take-outs available. $5 for adults, $3 for children younger than 12. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society's Spring Hill Relay for Life. (352) 596-5623.

Spring Hill United Church of Christ rummage sale and outdoor flea market: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fellowship Hall, 4244 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Food and refreshments available. (352) 683-4870 or (352) 596-4576.

Stage West presents 'Li'l Abner': 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. The musical is based on the comic strip by Al Capp. Tickets are $18 for adults, $9 for students. The show continues through March 21. (352) 683-5113.

SATURDAY

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 186 yard sale: 8 a.m., 12091 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Vendor spaces available for $10. Betty Corbin, (352) 797-0099, or the post, (352) 799-9995.

Bark Island: 8 to 10 a.m., Alfred A. McKethan Park, 10800 Pine Island Drive, Pine Island. Dogs and their owners are invited to the park. The cost is $5 per car or walk-up patron. Pet owners must provide proof of current vaccination records to enter the park. All dogs must be on leashes. (352) 754-4031.

Boy Scout Troop 406 pancake breakfast: 7 to 11 a.m., Ridge Manor Community Center, 34350 Cortez Blvd., Ridge Manor. Includes pancakes, sausage, biscuits and gravy, applesauce, orange juice, coffee and tea. $5 per person (children younger than 5 eat free). Funds will help with summer camp and camping trips. (352) 583-4726.

Brookridge Social Dance St. Patty's Day Dance: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Brookridge clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. Music provided by The Two of Us. Guests can bring their own refreshments. Coffee and ice provided throughout the evening; doughnuts served at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person. Dot, (352) 597-0723.

Evening of Storytelling with author Jerry Cowling: 7 to 9 p.m., Hill House Bed and Breakfast, 406 E Liberty St., Brooksville. Cowling will take a humorous look at history, including stories about Abraham Lincoln, Davy Crockett, what really happened at the Brooksville Raid, and the histories of dogs, fear and movies. Refreshments served. Free. (352) 345-4466.

Fantasy African Violet Club's annual Show and Sale: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Spring Hill Enrichment Center at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 398-1679.

Floral City Strawberry Festival: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Floral Park, 9530 S Parkside Ave. (U.S. 41, 2 miles south of County Road 48), Floral City. Includes art, crafts, entertainment, games, contest, prizes and food, including various strawberry delicacies. Special features include a Model A Classic Car Club Show and the Little Miss and Miss Strawberry Princess pageants. Admission is $2 per person, with children 12 and younger admitted free. (352) 726-2801.

Florida Slovene Days Polka Fest-March Days: 1 to 10 p.m., SNPJ Lodge 778/Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. The Bob Turcola Orchestra will entertain from 2 to 6 p.m., and the Polka Quads from 6 to 10 p.m. Food available from 1 to 7 p.m. Ethnic clothing encouraged. Admission is $12 for the day or $25 for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Rita, (352) 382-3721.

Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs Citizen Support Organization fundraiser yard sale: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Weeki Wachee State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. Vendor booths available for $20 for nonfood vendors, $50 for food vendors. John Athanason, (352) 592-5656, ext. 11, or www.weekiwachee.com.

Frontier Park's 38th Anniversary Party: 15549 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. Decorated golf cart parade at noon. Marvin Sweet, (352) 442-3210.

Hernando Beach Yacht Club annual flea market: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., 4163 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. Includes antiques, jewelry, records, tools and household items. Carmen, (352) 688-0238.

Hernando County Reading Festival: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., Brooksville. Meet author Michael Sampson, a New York Times bestselling author of 30 children's books, including Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3; Star of the Circus and Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat. Sampson will give presentations at 10:30 and 11:15 a.m., with a book signing to follow. Also, storyteller Windell Campbell will entertain with puppets and props at 12:15 and 1 p.m. There will be face painting, character appearances, balloons, free activities, door prizes and food available. Free. (352) 797-7018.

Hernando POP Day of Discovery: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 417 W Jefferson St., Brooksville. The event will be a day of experimentation in different art mediums, with five area artists offering their supplies and expertise. Registration required. The cost is $25, which includes a light lunch. (352) 345-4462 or popart417@gmail.com.

High Point Ladies Fire Auxiliary auction: Noon, High Point clubhouse, 12249 Clubhouse Road, High Point. Get 20 chances for $2. Drawings begin at 3:30 p.m. Refreshments will be available. A door prize of a new flat screen television will be awarded. (352) 684-2008.

Life for Haiti Benefit: Noon to 5 p.m., True Holiness Church of Jesus Christ, 15500 Wiscon Road, Brooksville. Includes music, games, food and drinks. Proceeds to go to Compassion International. (352) 279-8313 or (352) 346-6832.

Rockin Thru the Ages Charity Event: Palace Grand, 275 Della Court. Cocktail hour at 6 p.m., featuring entertainment by John Leggio's Center for the Performing Arts. A buffet dinner will be at 7 p.m., followed by dancing to the music by Out of Control band. There will be an optional costume contest: Come dressed in your favorite decade attire from the 1940s to 1980s. Tickets are $38.50 each. The event is presented by the Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast; proceeds will benefit children's charities. Deborah Cutlip, (352) 684-9137, or kiwanisnaturecoast.org.

Spring Hill United Church of Christ rummage sale and outdoor flea market: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fellowship Hall, 4244 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Food and refreshments available. (352) 683-4870 or (352) 596-4576.

Springstead Football Flea Market Fundraiser: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Springstead Theatre, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Vendor spaces are $10. Greg, (352) 683-3528.

Stage West presents 'Li'l Abner': 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. The musical is based on the comic strip by Al Capp. Tickets are $18 for adults, $9 for students. The show continues through March 21. (352) 683-5113.

St. Frances Cabrini Council of Catholic Women's Arts and Crafts Spring Sale and Bake Sale: 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Xavier Hall, 5030 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-9666.

Weeki Wachee Swamp Festival: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Linda Pedersen Park, 6400 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. Includes arts and crafts vendors, continuous entertainment, a food court, a game area for children and drawings of more than 200 prizes throughout the weekend. Free parking. Admission is $2 at the gate; ages 12 and younger admitted free. The event continues on March 7. Presented by the Hernando Environmental Land Protectors, Weeki Wachee Crime Watch and the Weeki Wachee Area Club. (352) 596-3757 or (352) 597-4424. Visit www.swampfest.com.

Hernando County events, from flea markets to polka parties 03/02/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 2, 2010 6:34pm]

    

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