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Dade Battle Reenactment and Trade Fair is this weekend


Dade Battle re-enactment is today, Sunday

The 29th annual Dade Battle Reenactment and Trade Fair is today and Sunday at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, County Road 607B, off County Road 476. Gates open at 9 a.m. both days. It includes 200 historians and re-enactors. The battle is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. Other activities include infantry maneuvers, a color ceremony, soldier and Seminole encampments, and artisans. Admission is $5 per person; children younger than 6 are admitted free. For information, call Robert Baker at (352) 793-4781 or Jean McNary at (352) 567-2596.


Find feline friends at adopt-a-thons

An adopt-a-thon with Home at Last Pet Adoptions is from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today at Petco, 7223 Coastal Blvd. A variety of cats and kittens will be available. All are spayed or neutered, have had vaccinations, have tested negative for feline leukemia and AIDS, are microchipped and have been treated for parasites. Adopt-a-thons will continue each Saturday at Petco throughout January. Pets can be viewed online at hal Requests can be made for certain pets to be brought to an adopt-a-thon. Fees vary and are tax deductible. Call (352) 476-6832 or e-mail

Garden club to reopen nursery

The Spring Hill Garden Club's Plant Nursery will reopen on Monday. The nursery, which is at 1489 Parker Ave., is open from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays and Saturdays. The adjacent Nature Coast Botanical Gardens is open daily during daylight hours. For information, call (352) 683-9933.

Families get help with mental illness

The National Alliance on Mental Illness/NAMI Hernando offers a free Family to Family class. This is a 12-week series that will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, starting Jan. 21, at the Beautiful Mind Center, 10554 Spring Hill Drive, in the Brothers I and II Plaza. The classes are aimed at helping families who are struggling with a loved one's illness. Themes are educational, supportive and understanding. Seats are limited. For information or to reserve a seat, call Brenda at (352) 666-9650.

Today's picks

Brookridge Good Times Line Dance Club social: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Brookridge clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. $4. (352) 397-6088.

Native American Pow-Wow and Intertribal Gathering: 10 a.m.-10 p.m., off County Road 478, across from the Westside Flea Market, Webster. $3 per person; ages 5 and younger are admitted free. The event continues through Sunday. (352) 603-2643.

"Naughty but nice" storytelling event with author Jerry Cowling: 7-9 p.m., Hill House Bed and Breakfast, 406 E Liberty St., Brooksville. Free. For adults. (352) 345-4466.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

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