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Heritage Day Festival will be at Hernando museum


Heritage DAy event is today at museum

The annual Heritage Day Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the May-Stringer Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court. Admission is free. The event includes demonstrations, a silent auction, food and raffles. Tours of the museum will be available. This year's event will highlight the mom-and-pop businesses of Hernando County. Call the museum at (352) 799-0129.

Broadway concert series starts today

The Hernando Symphony Orchestra kicks off its "Best of Broadway" concert series at 7:30 p.m. today at the Hernando High School Performing Arts Center, 700 Bell Ave. Guest vocalists include Victoria Primosch, Jacob Rice and Julia Rifino. The concert features music from The King and I, Wicked, Miss Saigon, Ragtime, Evita, Les Miserables and other Broadway hits. Additional concerts will be at 2 p.m. Sunday and at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for students. Call (352) 683-5113 or visit

Motorcycle run will be March 10

The Hernando County Sheriff's Office Youth Education Services will host a Bikers for Kids motorcycle run March 10, starting with registration from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Sheriff's Office, 18900 Cortez Blvd. Kickstands go up promptly at 10:30 a.m. The 40-mile ride will end at Barney's of Brooksville, 14430 Cortez Blvd., where there will be a barbecue, along with a DJ, raffle prizes and a 50-50 drawing. The cost is $20 per rider and $20 per passenger. Registration forms are online at They may be dropped off or mailed in with payment, by check, to the Sheriff's Office or turned in on the day of the event. The run is limited to the first 250 bikers, and all riders and passengers must sign a waiver. Proceeds will benefit YES, which provides programs for local youths. For information, contact Art Waskey at For information about registration or to make a donation, contact Sue Raffensberger at (352) 754-6830, ext. 53660.

Today's picks

Aspiring Artists of Clover Leaf art show: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Clover Leaf Farms Heather House, 900 N Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 345-8412.

Chili cook-off: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Spring Lake Community Center, 4184 Spring Lake Highway, Spring Lake. $4 to sample all entries. (352) 799-5957.

'Hats Off for Fashion' show and luncheon: Sponsored by the High Point Ladies Golf League. 11:30 a.m., High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road. $10. (352) 596-2397.

Reception for artist Barbara Blavatt: 4-7 p.m., Easy Street Home Decor, 100 N Brooksville Ave., Brooksville. (352) 556-3984.

'Proof': 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $10. (352) 683-5113.

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