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Celebrate kids and community at Brooksville festival


Celebrate kids and community at festival

Week of the Young Child Community and Family Fun Festival celebrates community responsibility and child development. Hernando County sponsors this family event today with a petting zoo, clowns, face painting, children's games, hands-on activities, entertainment, food, an obstacle course, a bounce house, balloon art and music by DJ Willie from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission and activities; food available for a cost. Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, Brooksville. Call (352) 540-6363.


Sway to steel drums and reggae

Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department will present the annual Reggae Sunfest from 1 to 9 p.m. April 16 at Linda Pedersen Park, 6300 Shoal Line Blvd. The event will include the Dickie and Melvin Dickenson steel drum band, belly dancers and other entertainers. There will also be craft and food vendors, exhibits and beer and wine available. Admission is $5, with children 11 and younger admitted free. Call (352) 754-4031 or visit

Boat blessing is this afternoon

The annual Blessing of the Fleet will be at 3 p.m. today at the Hernando Beach Yacht Club, 4163 Shoal Line Blvd. After a land ceremony, the laying of the wreath will be at Marker 86. A seafood alfredo dinner will start at 6 p.m. Reservations are required; the cost for dinner is $11. Call (352) 799-6068.


Bunny's breakfast features family fun

The Hernando County Family YMCA will host the annual Breakfast with the Bunny from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. April 9 at the YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd. The family event will include breakfast, games, parent/child relay races, arts and crafts, photo opportunities and an Easter egg hunt. The cost is $10 per family. Reservations are required by Thursday. Call (352) 688-9622 or visit

Today's picks

YMCA Zumbathon, Arts and Crafts Fair: Zumbathon is 9 a.m.-noon; fair is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Hernando County Family YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Free. (352) 688-9622.

Family Fun Day at Springs of Life Family Church: 9 a.m., 19832 County Line Road, Spring Hill. (352) 666-0253.

Hernando Marketplace: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Anderson Snow Park, 1360 Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill. (352) 796-0697.

Weeki Wachee High School Fun Fest: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Weeki Wachee High School, 12150 Vespa Way, north of Weeki Wachee. (352) 797-7029, ext. 406 or 407.

Welcome Home, Vietnam Vets Day: 2 p.m., VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 596-9236.

Brookridge Social Dance Group Hawaiian-themed dance: 7:30-10:30 p.m., Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. $5. (352) 597-0723.

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