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Concert a tribute to doo-wop singer Johnny Maestro

concert Tribute to johnny maestro

The Crests, featuring Tommy Mara, will give a tribute concert to the late Johnny Maestro at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. Admission is $20. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for light menu, full bar at additional cost. Call (727) 863-7949 or 1-888-655-7469. Maestro, a doo-wop tenor, started out singing in the New York subways before hitting it big with Sixteen Candles with The Crests and later with other groups.

This week

Fun for a cause: The Guns and Hoses Hernando County Barbecue Festival will be from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St., Brooksville. There will be food and games. Tampa Bay Buccaneers players will be meeting, greeting and cooking. There will be raffles to win a seven-day Hawaii trip and two 42-inch flat-screen TVs. All proceeds go to the Frank Loreto Family Fund to benefit Sgt. Frank Loreto of the Hernando County Sheriff's Office, who has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The cost is $10 per person, $15 per couple, $20 per family. For information, call Brian McGinnis at (352) 678-0950.

Summertime dinner-dance: The St. Frances Cabrini Knights of Columbus will host a Summer Fun Bar-B-Q Buffet and Dance from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday in Xavier Hall at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Music provided by Larry Greer, who will sing songs from the 1950s through the present. The menu will include pulled pork and chicken, beef brisket, ham, barbecued beans, potato salad, coleslaw, dessert, coffee, soda and water. Guests may bring their own beverages. Tickets are $12.50. Call (352) 683-9666 or 686-9767.

Exploring caves: The Museum of Science and Industry of Tampa will host a cave trip from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Withlacoochee State Forest, north of Brooksville. Participants will explore caves for stalactites and stalagmites. Wear long pants and comfortable shoes and bring a flashlight and lunch. The cost is $30 for MOSI members, $40 for nonmembers. Call (813) 987-6000 or visit

Concert with Vic: The High Point Social Club will present a concert featuring Vic Thompkins and VTO at 7 p.m. Sunday at the High Point Clubhouse, 12249 Clubhouse Road. High Point. Music from the '60s through the '80s. Tickets are $15. Call (352) 397-3638 or 200-8843.

Searching haunts: Ghost tours are offered from 8 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at the Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court, downtown Brooksville. Legend has it that the four-story, 12-room house, built more than 151 years ago by Brooksville pioneer John May, is inhabited by the spirits of long-deceased family members, including May's 3-year-old daughter, Jessie. For ages 16 and older. Reservations required. The cost is $20 per person, cash only. Hand-held cameras and recording devices welcome. For reservations, call (352) 799-0129.

Quick trip

Civil War exhibit: A rotating exhibit, "The Civil War in Florida," continues through Saturday at the Floral City Heritage Hall Museum, Floral City Town Center, Orange Avenue at Old Floral City Road (one block east of U.S. 41). The museum also has on exhibit "The Pineola Train Wreck of 1956." The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Call (352) 860-0101 or (352) 726-7740 or visit

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