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Hernando County diversions

quick trip to Relive World War II

The Dade Battlefield Society will host its annual World War II Commemoration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 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 or bicyclists. For information, call (352) 793-4781 or email

This week

Ballroom battle: Let's Dance Nature Coast will host an amateur dance contest from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday at the Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582, 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. There will be competitions in waltz and foxtrot. Amateur dancers 18 and older are welcome to join in. There will be social and line dancing between contest rounds. Contestants will compete in a group. Winning couples receive a trophy, cash prize, gift certificate to a local business (minimum value of $25) and two tickets for a Friday night of dinner and dancing at the Elks Lodge. The cost is $12 per couple for those who register online at, or $15 at the door. Spectator admission is $5. Everyone attending will have a chance to win door prizes. Those who bring in nonperishable food for the needy will receive an extra chance. There will be a buffet dinner available for $6.50 and a cash bar. For details, visit the website or call (727) 753-8728.

Quick trip

Choir concerts: The Citrus Community Concert Choir will present a Rodgers and Hammerstein concert at 7:30 p.m. today at Beverly Hills Community Church, 82 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills, and at 3 p.m. Sunday at Faith Lutheran Church, 935 S Crystal Glen Drive, Lecanto. Tickets are $10; children 12 and younger are admitted free. Proceeds benefit the choir's scholarship program. Visit or call (352) 382-7071.

Look ahead

A 'lil bit of doo-wop: The Spring Hill Community Association will present the final concert in its Summer Cabaret Series from 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. The concert will feature Lil Deuce Coupe, performing a variety of music from doo-wop to disco. Hors d'oeuvres will be served throughout the evening. Wine, beer and soft drinks will be sold. Tickets are $12 per person. For information or to reserve tickets, call (352) 666-4746.

Dinner and murder: A murder mystery dinner, The Chicago Caper, will be presented at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Hernando Beach Yacht Club, 4163 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. The show takes place in a speakeasy in 1928 Chicago, where gangster "Hal" Capone has disappeared. The crime lord's disappearance is only part of the mystery when murder is discovered. Tickets are $20 for yacht club members and $25 for guests and nonmembers. A dinner of stuffed shells is included. For tickets, call (813) 610-8511.

Hernando County diversions 08/02/12 [Last modified: Thursday, August 2, 2012 4:58pm]
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