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Hernando County events, April 15-21 and ongoing

Today

All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast at Aripeka Elks: All-you-can-eat pancakes are $2; bottomless coffee is $1. There is also a varied menu available. 8 a.m. to noon. Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. (727) 863-2520.

Sunshine State Muscle Car Club Spring Super Car Show: Judged show, with 50 trophies awarded. Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 vehicles entered. Gerry the DJ will entertain. There will be raffles, games, door prizes and a silent auction. Those who register a car for the show will receive 15 percent off their food at the restaurant. Proceeds will benefit HPH Hospice and Hernando High School's shop class. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. $20. Beef 'O' Brady's, 7601 Horse Lake Rd, Brooksville. (352) 796-1270, 442-3445. ssmcc.net.

Hernando County Shrine Club breakfast buffet: Includes pancakes, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, potatoes, sausage gravy and biscuits, orange juice, coffee and tea. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Advance tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-11, and free for ages 4 and younger; tickets at the door are $1 more. Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., west of Brooksville. (352) 610-4124.

Spring Olive Festival on the Grove: The event is to promote the sale of olive trees and products, and will include olive oil tasting, seminars, vendors selling homegrown or handmade items, and soapmaking using an olive oil base. Entertainment will include opening acts Local Harmony at 11 a.m. and Darrell Delk at 11:30 a.m. Headlining from 2 to 5 p.m. will be the DeLei'ed Parrots, a steel drum "trop rock" band. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. The Olive Grove, 15016 Rester Drive, west of Brooksville. (352) 345-5940.

Psychic Fair: Readings from psychic mediums for entertainment, gemstones, crystals, intuitive books available. 1 to 4 p.m. Free admission. Inner Peace Bookstore and Wellness Center, 421 W Jefferson St., Brooksville. (352) 544-0304.

Hernando Jazz Society presents Swing into Spring: The afternoon will include musicians and singers offering classic songs such as It Might as Well Be Spring, Spring is Here and Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most, and other favorites from the big band era. A cash bar and buffet will be available. 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free for members; $9 for nonmembers. Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 835-7183.

Weeki Wachee High School presents 'Into the Woods': An ambivalent Cinderella, a Prince Charming with a roving eye, a blood-thirsty Little Red Riding Hood and a witch who raps are among the characters in this fractured fairy tale based on the book by James Lapine and featuring music by Stephen Sondheim. 2 p.m. $15 for adults; $8 for students. Weeki Wachee High School, 12150 Vespa Way, north of Weeki Wachee. (352) 797-7029.

UCC Kids Karnival: Includes games, prizes, face painting and an inflatable bounce house. There will be music and treats, including popcorn and cotton candy. 2 to 4 p.m. Free. Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-4870.

Springstead High School presents 'Anything Goes': Cole Porter's classic musical features mayhem aboard the S.S. American. 2 p.m. $10 adults; $6 students. Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 476-9086.

'Doubt: A Parable': This 2005 Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning production by John Patrick Shanley is about a priest accused of molesting a boy. Recommended for mature audiences only. 2 p.m. $10, reserved seating. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

Tuesday

Library to show 'War Horse': Directed by Steven Spielberg, this 2011 film is the story of Albert, who enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. The movie, rated PG-13, stars Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson and David Thewlis. Popcorn will be served. 2 p.m. Free. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. (352) 754-4443.

Accordion Adventure 'Bunny Sock Hop': This is an informal group of enthusiasts and accordionists of all levels. All types of musicians welcome. 6 to 9 p.m. $2 admission. Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582, 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. (352) 686-0975, 442-5574.

Wednesday

'Women Leading Social Change' luncheon: Hosted by the Hernando County Medical Society Alliance and Hernando County Business and Professional Women. Barbara Rodriguez-Morrison will discuss "Strategic Thinking for Effective Action." Rodriguez-Morrison is president and chief executive of BMR Consulting in Lutz. The event will also honor Dr. Amy Capoocia for her volunteer service at Crescent Community Clinic and dedication to the health care profession. Noon to 1:30 p.m. $15 at the door. Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill. Email to Maureen Soliman at mosey217@hotmail.com.

'DIY Irrigation System Tune-Up' class: Presented by John Korycki of the Hernando County Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Program, this class will cover system tuning, repairs and retrofits for efficiency. 10:30 a.m. Spring Hill Drive Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6230.

Thursday

Earth Day Fair and USDA Anniversary Party: To celebrate Earth Day and the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, this event includes interactive demonstrations and activities, exhibit booths, a ceremonial tree planting and information about water conservation, pollinators, soil, the USDA's People's Garden Initiative and native plants. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Brooksville Plant Materials Center, 14119 Broad St., north of Brooksville. (352) 796-9600.

Yom HaShoah-Holocaust Remembrance Day: The speaker will be Birte Hogan. Born in Denmark, Hogan's family hid Jewish families from the Nazis during World War II. After her talk, there will be a trip to West Hernando Middle School to visit the school's Holocaust Memorial Garden. Those who go to the school must have a photo ID. 10 a.m. Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., Spring Hill. (352) 686-7034.

Charity cruise-in: The event, hosted by Chick-fil-A and Monster Transmission and Performance, will include door prizes, entertainment, games and raffles. Registration is free. Spectators are welcome. Proceeds from raffles and a portion of revenue generated at the restaurant during the event will be given to Hernando County firefighter Tony Carollo to help with medical bills. Carollo went into cardiac arrest while working to put out a house fire in January. 5 to 8 p.m. No cost to register. Chick-fil-A, 13143 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. 1-800-708-0087.

A Taste of Wine and Country Music: Includes wine tastings, appetizers and country music provided by George Marshall. Wine will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle, and water and soft drinks will also be available. Presented by the Tastefully Simple Pink Ladies Relay for Life team. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society's Brooksville Relay for Life. 7 to 9 p.m. $15 each or two for $25. Strong Tower Vineyard and Winery, 17810 Forge Drive, Shady Hills. (727) 480-9271. relayforlife.org/brooksvillefl.

Friday

United Methodist Women bake sale: Proceeds support the church pantry, local missions and youth scholarships. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 109 S Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 796-3363.

VFW Post 9236 fish and shrimp dinners: 5 to 7 p.m. Fish $6, shrimp $6.50 and combo $7.50. VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 596-9236.

Brooksville Country Jam: Country singer Keith Anderson will headline. Opening acts include Soul Circus Cowboys and Chad Warrix. There will be vendors, local artisans, food, beer and wine. Bring lawn chairs. A portion of the proceeds will benefit APACK (American People Against Cop Killers). Email questions to brooksvillecountryjam@gmail.com. 5 to 10:30 p.m. $10 in advance, $15 at the gate (if available) and $40 for VIP tickets (limited). Jerome Brown Community Center softball complex, 99 Jerome Brown Place, Brooksville. brooksvillecountryjam.com.

VFW Post 8713 Ladies Auxiliary dinner: "Pigs in a blanket" dinner (cabbage rolls). Eat in or take out. 5 to 7 p.m. $6. VFW Post 8713, 1681 E Jefferson St., Brooksville.

Celebration of Poetry: The community is invited to participate in this open-mike poetry reading. PHCC faculty, staff, and students, some of whom are published, will read samples of their work. There will be refreshments and door prizes. Those interested in reading one or two poems may sign up at the door. 7 to 9 p.m. Free. Pasco-Hernando Community College, North Campus, Room B104, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. 352-797-5109.

Weeki Wachee Relay for Life: All-night walk to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Activities and entertainment throughout the night. 6 p.m. Friday to 11 a.m. Saturday. Weeki Wachee High School, 12150 Vespa Way, north of Weeki Wachee.

Hernando County Shriners auction: Hot dogs, hamburgers and soft drinks will be sold during the auction. 6 to 9 p.m. Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., west of Brooksville. (352) 610-4124.

'When Elvis Came to Town': The Citrus County Historical Society presents this original play/musical, staged in the historic courtroom where Elvis Presley filmed the climactic scene in the movie Follow That Dream in 1961. The production features local talent, including award-winning Ted Torres, a nationally known Elvis tribute artist. 7:30 p.m. $25. Old Courthouse Heritage Museum, One Courthouse Square, Inverness. (352) 341-6427. cccourthouse.org.

'Doubt: A Parable': This 2005 Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning production by John Patrick Shanley is about a priest accused of molesting a boy. Recommended for mature audiences only. 8 p.m. $10, reserved seating. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

Saturday

Hernando Aero Modelers present HAM RC Fun-Fly: Includes free flying, a giant scale pattern demo, a World War I and World War II fly-by, a precision pattern flying demo, a giant sailplane demo, electric planes, parasails, an RC sky diver and learn-to-fly training. Food and beverages available. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $3 per person or $5 per carload. Hernando Aero Modelers field at Cemex Entrance Road, 16301 Ponce De Leon Blvd., north of Brooksville. (352) 263-8198.

Master Gardeners spring plant sale: There will be hundreds of plants for sale, including trees, shrubs, ferns, ground cover, perennials and vegetables. All plants are specifically grown to tolerate local climate conditions. All have been propagated and grown by the Master Gardeners. Master Gardeners calendars will also be available. Proceeds go to the Hernando County Master Gardeners program. 8 a.m. to noon. Master Gardeners nursery, 19490 Oliver St., Brooksville. (352) 754-4433.

United Methodist Women bake sale: Proceeds support the church pantry, local missions and youth scholarships. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 109 S Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 796-3363.

Springstead High School flea market: Set-up begins at 6 a.m.; sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendor spaces are $10. Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-3528.

Project Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship Clinic: Participants will be taught fundamental skills that allow a rifleman to be accurate out to 500 yards, with iron sights, standard rifle and surplus ammunition. Most of the instruction is conducted on the firing range at 25 meters, at reduced-size targets to simulate 100 to 500 yards. Students learn safe gun handling, proper use of a sling and Revolutionary War history. Participants should bring their own ear and eye protection, rifle with sling and ammo, rifle mat, snacks and drinks. Lunch will be available for purchase in the clubhouse. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Men pay $45 per day or $70 for both; women pay $5 per day or $10 for both; $5 for both days for youth 20 and younger, and free for active military and disabled persons with ID. Also, there is club range fee of $14 per day for all participants. Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee. (727) 452-4650. hernandosportsmansclub.com.

Market on Main Street: The event includes plants and produce, plus a craft and antique fair. Hosted by the Brooksville Business Alliance. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Downtown Brooksville, Main Street, Brooksville. (352) 848-0090.

Firearms safety class: Provides lessons on the basics of firearms safety around the home and the fundamentals of pistol shooting. Time on the range is included. Completion of the class provides the required documentation to apply for a Florida concealed carry permit. Class size is limited; registration required. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $60. Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee. (352) 597-9931. hernandosportsmansclub.com.

Hernando Historical Museum Association yard sale: Proceeds benefit construction of a one-room schoolhouse. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendor spaces available for $10. Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. (352) 277-2799. hernandohistorical museumassoc.com.

Art in the Park: Includes art, crafts and food. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Park admission is $3 per carload (up to eight people). Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. (352) 793-4781.

Earth Day 2012: Learn about butterflies, bats, bears, native plants, Native Americans and more through Earth Day-related exhibitors. Included with park admission. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. $13; $5 for ages 6 to 12, and free for 5 and younger. Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, 4150 S Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. (352) 628-5343. homosassasprings.org /Homosassa.cfm.

Suncoast Center for Fine Scale Modeling open house: Featuring the expanded, national award-winning Sundance Central Railroad. There will also be various models and rotating displays from throughout the world. Email to info@sundancecentral.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations accepted. Suncoast Center for Fine Scale Modeling, 2645 Success Drive, Odessa. (352) 799-2874. sundancecentral.org.

Reggae Sunfest: Includes a drum circle, belly dancers, family activities, crafts, food vendors, exhibits, beer and wine for sale and live music by Trinity 7, Dickie's Steel Band and Barefoot Children. Bring umbrellas, blankets, sunscreen and bug spray. No pets or coolers allowed. Noon to 9 p.m. $5; $1 for ages 5 to 12, and free for ages 11 and younger. Linda Pedersen Park at Jenkins Creek, 6300 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 754-4031. hernandocounty.us/parks_rec.

Spring Hill Art League reception: Featuring the works of local artist Linda Jaglois, whose watercolors will remain on display through the end of April. Refreshments served. 1 to 3 p.m. Free. Easy Street Home Decor, 100 N Brooksville Ave., Brooksville. (352) 556-3984.

Library to show 'Happy Feet Two': Beloved penguins Mumble and Gloria return in this animated children's feature. As their son, Erik, struggles to find his place in the penguin world, Mumble, his family and friends must work together against a new threat to their home. The film, rated PG, features the voices of Elijah Wood, Robin Williams and Pink. Popcorn will be served. 1 p.m. Free. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. (352) 754-4443.

'When Elvis Came to Town': The Citrus County Historical Society presents this original play/musical, staged in the historic courtroom where Elvis Presley filmed the climactic scene in the movie Follow That Dream in 1961. The production features local talent, including award-winning Ted Torres, a nationally known Elvis tribute artist. 2 and 7 p.m. $25. Old Courthouse Heritage Museum, One Courthouse Square, Inverness. (352) 341-6427. cccourthouse.org.

Sons of Italy Nature Coast Lodge 2502 scholarship dinner-dance: Music provided by Dave Rowden. A chicken Parmesan dinner will be served, and a cash bar will be available. 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 and must be purchased in advance. Pasco Italian-American Civic Club, 7621 Maryland Ave., Hudson. (352) 688-1889.

Rockaways in concert: Outdoor concert hosted by the Spring Hill Community Association. Featuring music from the Beatles and other groups from the 1950s through the 1970s. The Rockaways have opened up for the likes of Molly Hatchet, Olivia Newton-John and REO Speedwagon. Gates open at 5 p.m., with music starting at 6 p.m. $10 in advance; $15 at the gate. Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 666-4746. springhilllakehouse.org.

Kids Helping Kids presents 'Journey into the '60s': Musical variety show presented by Kids Helping Kids of Shawn and Jessica Doolittle Children's Charity Fund and J.D. Floyd K-8 School. 7 p.m. Adults $5 in advance and $8 at the door; students $5. Central High School, 14075 Ken Austin Parkway, west of Brooksville. (352) 684-7455. jitpa.com.

High Point Night of Dancing: Music provided by Short Notice. 7 to 10 p.m. $5. High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road, High Point. (352) 596-2877.

Hernando Symphony Orchestra presents 'Music for All Ages': Featuring young artist soloists Arie Matthew and Mariah Dixon. 7:30 p.m. $12 adults; $5 students. Hernando High School Performing Arts Center, 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 683-5113. hernandosymphony.com.

'Doubt: A Parable': This 2005 Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning production by John Patrick Shanley is about a priest accused of molesting a boy. Recommended for mature audiences only. 8 p.m. $10, reserved seating. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

Hernando County events, April 15-21 and ongoing 04/14/12 [Last modified: Saturday, April 14, 2012 9:35am]

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