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New Year's Day polka party: The Slovene-American Club/SNPJ 778 will host a dinner-dance today at the hall, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. Dinner is at noon; dancing is 2-5 p.m. Cash bar. Dinner and dancing is $15; dancing only is $10. For reservations, call Mary Ann Hiltz at (727) 376-8486 or e-mail to SNPJ778@gmail.com.

Art: The winter exhibit continues through Jan. 8 at Brooksville City Hall Art Gallery, 201 Howell Ave. There are paintings by artists Ann Inzinna, Wanda McVeigh, Mary Revis, Ellen Snyder and the art students of Diane Becker; painted leather jewelry of Glenda Ackley; handmade dolls by Barbara Ogden; and a collection of Russian art. The gallery is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays (closed today). Call (352) 540-3810.

Quick trips

Dade Massacre relived: The Dade Battle Re-enactment and Trade Fair will open at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, County Road 607B, off County Road 476, Bushnell. The re-enactment will include 200 historians and re-enactors. The battle will begin at 2 p.m. each day. Event includes infantry maneuvers, a color ceremony, soldier and Seminole encampments, and artisans. Food and drink vendors available. Admission is $5, free for children younger than 6. Call Robert Baker at (352) 793-4781 or Jean McNary, (352) 567-2596.

Native fun: A Native American Pow-Wow and Intertribal Gathering will be held today through Sunday off County Road 478, across from the Westside Flea Market in Webster. Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. There will be continuous entertainment, demonstrations, drumming, dancing and vendors. The cost is $3, free for 5 and younger. Call Boomer at (352) 603-2643.

Look ahead

Celebrating sea cows: The 23rd annual Florida Manatee Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 9 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 10 at U.S. 19 and Citrus Avenue in downtown Crystal River. The event includes manatee boat and kayak tours, arts and crafts, a lumberjack show, entertainment and children's activities. Admission is $2. Call (352) 795-3149.

The blue and the gray: The Brooksville Raid Civil War re-enactment will be held from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 16 and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at Sand Hill Scout Reservation, 11210 Cortez Blvd. (State Road 50), Brooksville. Each day includes tours of camps in the morning and an artillery demonstration at noon. On Jan. 16, there will be a ladies' tea (period dress required) at 11 a.m., music by the 97th Regimental String Band at 1:30 p.m., a Brooksville Raid Battle at 2:30 p.m. and the Blue/Gray Ball at 8 p.m. The Jan. 17 activities include a church service at 10 a.m., battalion drill at 11 a.m., music at 12:30 p.m., grand review at 1:30 p.m. and the battle at 2 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for kids 6 through 12, free for children 5 and younger and Scouts in uniform. Food for sale, chairs for rent. Call (352) 799-0129.

A calendar of fun events 12/31/09 [Last modified: Thursday, December 31, 2009 4:02pm]
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