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Events in brief

VALENTINE'S DANCE: Today is the last day to purchase tickets for the Valentine's dinner-dance that will be from 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday at the Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill.

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Appetizers and a cash bar will be available at 5 p.m. Dinner will be at 6 p.m. and dancing at 7 p.m. Dinner entree choices include grilled lamb chops with mint sauce, scallops meuniere with a butter cream sauce and chicken florentine.

Music will be provided by Cover to Cover.

Tickets are $40 each, which includes tax and gratuity. Call (352) 666-6888.

STRAWBERRY PAGEANT APPLICATIONS: Applications are being accepted through Friday for those wishing to enter the Miss Strawberry pageants that will be part of the 25th annual Floral City Strawberry Festival on March 2 and 3 at Floral Park, 530 S Parkside Ave., Floral City.

The Little Miss Strawberry Pageant is for girls ages 4 to 6, and the Miss Strawberry Princess Pageant is for girls ages 7 to 12.

The entry fee is $5. Entry forms are available at chamber of commerce offices in Inverness and Crystal River, and online at For information, call (352) 795-3149.

FUNDRAISER FOR ONE-ROOM SCHOOLHOUSE PROJECT: A benefit lunch for the Hernando Historical Museum Association's one-room schoolhouse project will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 22 at Texas Roadhouse, 12935 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill.

Lunch includes a selection from the early dining menu, a drink, dessert and a raffle ticket for a chance to win a large wine basket.

A limited number of tickets are available. The cost is $10 per ticket. Call Gretchen Countryman at (352) 597-1064.

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT BOWL-A-THON: A bowl-a-thon to benefit Junior Achievement of Hernando County will be at noon Feb. 23 at Spring Hill Lanes, 3447 Commercial Way, Spring Hill.

Teams of friends, co-workers or family members may participate. There is no set cost; participants are asked to collect pledges prior to the event.

Proceeds will benefit JA, which introduces students to real-life business concepts and careers.

For information, visit or, or call (813) 490-4498.

MEN'S CLUB BREAKFAST: The Nobleton Men's Club will host a pancake/waffle breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Feb. 23 at the Tri-County Community Center, 18444 Forbes St., Nobleton.

There is no set cost for the meal; donations will be collected.

Proceeds will go toward Christmas toys for local children in need, food baskets for those in need and other causes.

Men are also needed to help at the event.

For information, call Sam Reyka at (352) 793-7037.

Events in brief 02/12/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 6:04pm]
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