Weekend offers Art in the Park exhibits, show
Hernando County Fine Arts Council's 26th annual "Art in the Park" Arts, Craft and Music Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane. The event includes a juried fine arts and craft show, a student art exhibit, an exhibit of Florida Highwaymen paintings and a Kids Art Activity Zone. There will be entertainment throughout. Admission is free; a $1 donation is suggested for parking.
Museum serves up Mother's Day Tea
The Hernando Heritage Museum will host a Mother's Day Tea from 4 to 6 p.m. May 8 at the museum, 601 Museum Court. The theme of the event will be "Victorian Fans." There will be food and entertainment. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 and younger. A limited number of tickets are available, and they must be purchased in advance. Call the museum at (352) 799-0129 or Virginia Rusk at (352) 796-5398.
Hurricane expo has safety tips for you
The Hernando County Sheriff's Office's annual Hurricane and Safety Expo is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 13485 Spring Hill Drive. The event features chief meteorologist Tammie Souza from WTSP-Ch. 10, who will discuss the coming hurricane season and answer questions. Activities include a high-voltage demonstration, marine safety, a KID (Kids in Disaster) Korner and emergency vehicle displays, face painting, the Spring Hill Fire Rescue Smoke House and other activities. Food and drinks available. Free admission and parking.
'25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' musical: Showtimes at 2 and 7 p.m., Black Box Theatre, Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St. $10 for adults and $6 for students (children 5 and younger not permitted).
Evening of Storytelling with author Jerry Cowling: 7-9 p.m., Hill House Bed and Breakfast, 406 E Liberty St., Brooksville. Free. (352) 345-4466.
Hernando Sportsman's Club Gun and Knife Show: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St., Brooksville. $6; no charge for ages 16 and younger. Continues Sunday. (352) 799-4446.
Boots and Pearls Ball: 6 p.m., Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. $30. Benefit for the Youth and Family Alternatives' New Beginnings Youth Shelter in Brooksville. (352) 797-7566.
Knights of Columbus Bingo Bash: Doors open at 8 a.m., games start at 10 a.m., St. Jude Council Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. $40. (352) 683-1227.
Mother's Day Dance with Brookridge Social Dance: 7:30-10:30 p.m., Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. $5 at the door. (352) 597-0723.
Polka Dot Jamboree: Starting at 8 a.m., Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake. $30. (352) 442-5574, or Cathy Fenimore, (352) 686-0975.
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