Monday, December 11, 2017
News Roundup

Entertaining events in Hernando and area

pool and poker

Compassion for All His Creatures will have its fourth annual Texas hold 'em and 8-ball tournament fundraiser at 1 p.m. Saturday at Capone's Billiards, 10463 County Line Road. Doors open at noon. More than $1,500 in donated items will be given away, with prizes for the top six finishers in each category, plus raffles and door prizes. Cost is $15 to enter the pool tournament and $10 for the poker tournament. Call Peggy at (352) 754-9692.

This week

Downtown fiesta: Brooksville will host an Uptown Block Party from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday along N Brooksville Avenue. The event will feature live music and food. For information, call the Brooksville Recreation Department at (352) 540-3835.

Quilted history: The annual quilt exhibit continues through July 31 at the Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. The exhibit includes vintage and new quilts. Hours are noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Tours of the museum are $5. Call (352) 799-0129.

Haunted mansion: Ghost tours of the Hernando Heritage Museum are offered from 8 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. Legend has it that the Heritage Museum, a 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. Cameras and recording devices welcome. The cost is $20, cash only. Reservations required. Call (352) 799-0129.

Meet the artists: The Spring Hill Art League will cohost a reception for local artists Diane Becker and Joyce Sundheim from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Rising Sun Cafe, 10 S Main St., Brooksville. Refreshments will be served. Becker's oil paintings and Sundheim's "Tiers of Joy" garden art and platters will be on exhibit at the cafe during July and August. For information, call Grace Ashcraft at (352) 556-3984.

Quick trip

Parade on the water: The third annual Hudson Beach Boat Parade will begin at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The parade, with a Mardi Gras theme, will start at the Hudson Beach Yacht Club and end at Hudson Beach. Live music will start at 11 a.m. at Sam's Beach Bar at Hudson Beach, which is at the end of Clark Street. There will be prizes, games and giveaways. The event is presented by the Hudson Beach Yacht Club and BERTHA. For information or a parade entry form, visit myhbyc.com or call (727) 967-1526.

Collegiate art: The third annual exhibit of artwork by the Pasco-Hernando Community College faculty and staff will continue through Aug. 14 at the art gallery in the Alric Pottberg Library at PHCC in New Port Richey, 10230 Ridge Road. Exhibit hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Admission is free. Call (727) 816-3231.

Look ahead

HAMI Awards: Stage West Community Playhouse will host its annual HAMI Awards at 6:30 p.m. July 28 at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. Tickets are $20. For details or tickets, call the box office at (352) 683-5113 or visit stagewest.net.

Reliving World War II: The Dade Battlefield Society will host its annual World War II Commemoration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 4-5 at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. Admission to the park is $3 per carload, up to eight people, or $1 per person for walkers and bicyclists. For information, call (352) 793-4781 or send email to [email protected] dadebattlefield.com.

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