Dade battle re-enactment this weekend
The 33rd annual re-enactment of Dade's Battle will be today and Sunday at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603. Grounds open at 9 a.m. each day, with the battle re-enactment at 2 p.m. The event marks the 177th anniversary of the battle, when Maj. Francis Dade and 105 men were killed, setting off the Second Seminole War. There will be period soldier, Seminole and civilian camps; a sutler trade fair; historic arts and crafts demonstrations; full-scale cannon firing, tree cutting and barricade building; musket shooting; tomahawk throwing, and primitive archery. Admission is $5 except for children 5 and younger, who will be admitted free. There is a $2 parking fee per vehicle. For information, call (352) 793-4781.
Music, comedy take stage Jan. 12
The Hernando Performing Arts Guild will present a concert with Johnny Roberts and the Aaron O'Rourke Trio at 7 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Hernando Performing Arts Center at Hernando High School, 700 Bell Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The first half of the show will feature Aaron O'Rourke Trio performing a diverse repertoire of music, such as classically influenced compositions, Irish fiddle and old-time classics. The second half will feature Roberts, a comedian and singer/songwriter whose "clean" comedy appeals to all ages. Tickets are $25. Call the hotline at (352) 799-5577.
Lose weight, get cash back at YMCA
The Hernando County Family YMCA offers personal training programs at the Y, 1300 Mariner Blvd. Small-group training is available, starting at $78 for eight one-hour sessions. A "Lose to Win" program is available, which will be Jan. 14 to March 20, featuring teams of six participants who compete to lose the highest percentage of weight over a 10 week period (training twice a week, 20 sessions). The winning team earns back 50 percent of the program fee, which is $175 for Y members and $210 for nonmembers (which includes unlimited facility use for the 10 weeks). For details, stop by the Y or call (352) 688-9622.
Choral group offers music scholarships
The Thursday Musicale, a women's choral group formed to promote music in Pasco and Hernando counties, is offering scholarships to graduating high school seniors in both counties who plan to study music in college and make it their career. Applications are required by Jan. 18, with auditions to be scheduled for Jan. 29 at Living World Church in New Port Richey. Information and scholarship forms have been sent to all area high schools, and interested students can contact their high school's guidance counselor or music director for needed forms. For information, call (727) 807-3023.
Club 40 Pylon Race: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Hernando Aero Modelers Field, Cemex entrance road, 16301 Ponce De Leon Blvd., north of Brooksville. Featuring radio-controlled racing planes. Free admission, parking. (352) 346-9948.