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Heritage Day Festival is today in Brooksville


It's time for annual Heritage Day Festival

The annual Heritage Day Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Hernando Historical Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. The theme is "1800-1860 Hernando County, Pre-Civil War Era." There will be demonstrations, displays, entertainment, food and tours of the museum. Admission is free. Also, the Historic Hernando Preservation Society will host a Sweetheart Home Tour as part of the festival, beginning at 2:30 p.m. Two historic homes will be toured. The cost is $15, which includes a wine tasting and a program about the history of fans. To reserve tickets for the home tour, call (813) 470-0085.


Program needs children's books

A book drive for Goodwill's BookWorks preschool literacy program kicks off today and continues through March 15. The program is seeking donations of new or like-new books for children ages 2 to 5. Volunteers read to children at Head Start centers and other locations, then present each child with a personalized book to take home. Books should include a note indicating they are "for BookWorks." They may be dropped off at any Goodwill-Suncoast store or donation site in Hernando, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk or Marion county. The local Goodwill store is at 4750 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. For other sites, visit or call toll-free 1-888-279-1988. To volunteer for BookWorks, dial ext. 1013 or 1976.


Lunch will benefit historical 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. Friday at Texas Roadhouse, 12935 Cortez Blvd. 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.

Today's picks

High Point Women's Golf League luncheon and fashion show: Doors open at 11:30 a.m., luncheon at noon, High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road. $10. (352) 596-0833 or (352) 596-2397.

ABATE of Florida 'Frozen Bunz Run': Sign-ups start at 10 a.m. and kickstands go up at 11 a.m., Sand Trap, 10508 Nicasio Road, north of Weeki Wachee. $10 per card; additional card $5; $20 per riding couple. Hosted by ABATE Freedom Chapter. (352) 596-1922.

Kiwanis car show benefit for Relay for Life: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Register Chevrolet RV lot, 14240 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 597-3536 or (352) 597-7785.

High Point Dance Night: Doors open at 6 p.m., music starts at 7 p.m., High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road, High Point. $5. (352) 596-2827.

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