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Bluesapalooza at Linda Pedersen Park in Hernando Beach Sept. 17-18


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Bluesapalooza plops down at park for 2 days

The Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department will present the Bluesapalooza music festival from noon to 8 p.m. today and from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at Linda Pedersen Park, 6300 Shoal Line Blvd. The event will include more than 15 blues and Southern rock bands, food, vendors, contests and exhibits. Admission is $5 per person each day; children 11 and younger will be admitted free. Today's lineup includes Franc Robert and the Boxcar Tourists, Josh Lamkin and Automatic Heat, Sean Chambers, and the Damon Fowler Group. Sunday's lineup includes the Neon Truckers and Rosco Caine.


Sandee Lester's book signing today

Local author Sandee Lester will sign copies of her book, When Superheroes Fall, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Garden of Eden Christian Bookstore, 13127 Cortez Blvd. Visit

Country concert, dinner and dance

The Spring Hill Community Association will present "Country Time with Brian Chytka and Jenny Rimmer" from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave. The indoor country music concert will include a full dinner, line dancing and a 50/50 raffle. Beer and wine will be available. Tickets are $20 if purchased in advance; $25 at the door. For more information or reservations, call (352) 666-4746.


Fall lectures start with print media

Academia Hernando will kick off its Fall 2011 Lecture Series at 10 a.m. Monday at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. The lecture will be "The Future of the Print Media," presented by Hernando Times editor Mike Konrad. The series will continue Mondays through Nov. 21. The cost for the series is $55, which includes a bus trip on Oct. 31 and a concert on Nov. 21. Admission to individual lectures are $8 (the bus trip is for subscribers only). For more information, call (352) 597-0158.

Today's picks

Cemetery cleanup: 8 a.m., African-American Spring Hill Cemetery, 8580 Fort Dade Ave., west of Brooksville. (352) 796-1283.

Market on Main Street: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., along Main Street, between Liberty and Broad streets, downtown Brooksville. (352) 428-9275.

Family Fun Day and Picnic: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1214 Broad St., Masaryktown. Free. (352) 796-4066.

Carwash benefit for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., My Gynecologist, 11175 County Line Road, Spring Hill.

St. Andrew's "Gigantic Furniture Auction": Preview starts at noon; auction begins at 2 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2301 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 686-1114.

"Starry Starry Night" dinner-dance to benefit NAMI Hernando: 6 p.m., Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. $50. (352) 684-0004.

Times staff

Bluesapalooza at Linda Pedersen Park in Hernando Beach Sept. 17-18 09/16/11 [Last modified: Friday, September 16, 2011 7:15pm]
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