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Take me to the fair: The 2009 Hernando County Fair continues through Sunday at the fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St., Brooksville. Gates will be open from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. today, 1 p.m. to midnight Saturday and 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Gate admission is $7 for adults, $4 for ages 4 to 12 and free for ages 3 and younger. A $2 donation to the Explorers is requested for parking. There is an additional fee for midway tickets and armbands. There will be a demolition derby at 7:30 p.m. today, a tractor pull at 4 p.m. Saturday and a truck pull at 2 p.m. Sunday. There will also be a youth dairy goat show at 10 a.m. Saturday and an Easter bonnet parade and contest at 4 p.m. Sunday. There is also daily entertainment on the outdoor stage, NoJoe's Clown Circus (stage shows and strolling acts), the Cow Town interactive cow-milking experience, Cosmo Kid extreme spray painting, the baby animal barn and the midway. Call (352) 796-4552.

Art receptions: The Spring Hill Art League will co-host two free wine and cheese receptions from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. A reception for artist Diane Becker will be at Nanette's Spirit of the Hand Gallery, 13157 Cortez Blvd.; the other, for artist Paul Shaskan, will be at Patio Paradise, 7069 Coastal Blvd., both in the Coastal Way Plaza, Spring Hill. Call Spirit of the Hand at (352) 597-7391 or Patio Paradise at (352) 597-4270. Visit

Quick trips

Intertribal pow-wow: The ninth annual Native American Intertribal Pow-Wow will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Floral Park, 9530 S Parkside Ave., off U.S. 41, Floral City. Presented by the Red Eagle Lodge of West Central Florida, in conjunction with Citrus County Parks and Recreation, the event will include lectures on American Indian topics, a drumming circle, native crafter booths, native foods, dancing and storytelling. A children's Easter egg hunt for ages 4 to 12 will be Saturday. Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for ages 6 to 16 and free for children 5 and younger. Call (352) 400-5644 or (352) 563-2817, or visit

Thoroughly terrific: The musical Thoroughly Modern Millie continues matinees and evenings through April 19 at the Show Palace Dinner Theater, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Dinner and show, $46; show only, $34.95; ages 12 and younger, $28.45 and $23.45, all plus tax and tip. Call toll-free 1-888-655-7469.

Ship display: The Pasco-Hernando Community College Gallery of Fine Arts is exhibiting model ships built by members of the Suncoast Ship Model Society through Monday. The gallery is in Alric C.T. Pottberg Library, PHCC West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Free.

Look ahead

Orchestra concert: The final concerts of the Hernando Symphony Orchestra's 2008-09 season will be 7:30 p.m. April 18 at the Hernando Performing Arts Center, 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville, and at 2 p.m. April 26 and 7:30 p.m. April 28 at Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets are $12. Call (352) 597-9555.

Celebrating children: The 20th annual Week of the Young Child Community and Family Fun Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 18 at the Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, Brooksville. The event will include entertainment, displays, and games. Food will be available. Call (352) 540-6363 or (352) 754-5068, ext. 200.

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