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Brooksville Raid Festival kicks off today with tours, demonstrations, tea

SPRING HILL

Raid festival kicks off with tours, tea

The Brooksville Raid Festival kicks off today from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Sand Hill Scout Reservation, 11210 Cortez Blvd., and continues from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Each day includes tours of camps in the morning and an artillery demonstration at noon. Today 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., the Brooksville Raid Civil War re-enactment at 2:30 p.m. and Blue/Gray Ball at 8 p.m. Sunday's activities include a church service at 10 a.m., a battalion drill at 11 a.m., music at 12:30 p.m., the grand review at 1:30 p.m. and the battle re-enactment at 2 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for kids 6 to 12, and free for children 5 and younger and Scouts in uniform. Food for sale; chairs for rent. Call (352) 799-0129.

Mariner Boulevard paving to start

The Hernando County Engineer's Office has announced that Mariner Boulevard, from Maderia Avenue to Augustine Road, will be re-paved beginning Sunday. The work will be done at night, and the project should be completed by Feb. 12. For information, call (352) 754-4062.

WEEKI WACHEE

Lecture series begins Monday

Academia Hernando kicks off its winter lecture series with "Personal Communication: What is Body Language and How Does It Work?" from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. The lecture will be presented by David Traveland. The series continues on Mondays through March 22. The cost is $7 per lecture or $50 for the series, which includes two free lectures and a museum bus trip. For information, call (352) 597-0158.

COUNTYWIDE

Get a serenade for your sweetheart

Barbershop quartets with the Hernando Harmonizers will deliver singing valentines from Feb. 12 to 14 to residents and business people throughout Hernando County. Valentines can be sent to anyone, including sweethearts, family members, neighbors, employees or clients. Recipients will receive a serenade of two love songs, a silk red rose, a personalized valentine card and a photo of the occasion. The cost is $40, with a portion of proceeds to benefit HPH Hospice. For details or to schedule a singing valentine, call Gene at (352) 684-7931 or Art at (352) 688-1182.

Today's picks

Get Connected 2010 Christian Fest: Noon-8 p.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St., Brooksville. $8; ages 12 and younger admitted free.

Florida Classic Clusters AKC All-Breed Dog Show: 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Florida Classic Park, 5360 Lockhart Road, east of Brooksville. Parking is $5 per vehicle. (813) 480-3975.

Stage West presents 'Ax of Murder': 8 p.m., 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $18. (352) 683-5113.

Vogues in concert: Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; showtime at 7 p.m. Hernando Performing Arts Center, 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville. $25. (352) 799-5577.

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Brooksville Raid Festival kicks off today with tours, demonstrations, tea 01/15/10 [Last modified: Friday, January 15, 2010 8:09pm]
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