Quick trip for flute circle
The Cotee River Flute Circle invites others to bring their flutes, guitars, drums, didgeridoos or other instruments and join in the celebration of the American Indian flute from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St. Come early for a learning session at 10:30 a.m. For information, visit coteeriverflutecircle.com.
They still have it: Former Weeki Wachee mermaids will perform at noon Saturday, Sunday and Monday at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. The performances are included with regular park admission: $13, $8 for ages 6 to 12 and free for ages 5 and younger. Call (352) 592-5656 or visit weekiwachee.com.
Museums reopen: The Hernando Historical Museum, 601 Museum Court, and the 1885 Train Depot at Russell Park, 71 Russell St., both in downtown Brooksville, will reopen on Saturday. Both museums have been closed for cleaning, minor renovations and inventory. Both will be open from noon to 3 p.m. each Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is $3 for adults and free for children. For information, call (352) 799-0121 or visit hernandohistoricalmuseumassoc.com.
Euphoric art: Local artists and musicians will be featured at Art Daze II from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Euphoria Emporium Hookah Cafe, 1381 Kass Circle, Spring Hill. The $5 cover at the door includes entertainment, complimentary coffee and tea, and a raffle ticket. For adults 18 and older. For information, call Summer Rae at (352) 232-5119.
Rat-a-tat-tat!: A Labor Day Machine Gun Shoot will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee. Several cars, trucks and assorted targets will be destroyed. Machine gun owners are invited to participate; shooters pay $20 (must be at least 18 years old). No tracers or incendiary ammunition will be allowed. Spectator admission is $2, with children 14 and younger admitted free. Food and drinks available. For information, call (352) 597-9931 or visit hernandosportsmansclub.com.
Art at City Hall: The Summer Art Exhibit is on display through Nov. 2 at the Brooksville City Hall Art Gallery, 201 Howell Ave. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays (closed Monday for Labor Day). For information, call Terri Carter or Lindsay Morgan at (352) 540-3810.
'Bus Stop': Tickets are available for Stage West Community Playhouse's 2012-13 season opener, which will premiere Sept. 13 and continue weekends through Sept. 23 at Stage West, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Based on the 1955 play by William Inge, the drama is set in a rural diner where bus passengers take shelter during a bad storm. Showtimes are at 8 p.m. Sept. 13, Fridays and Saturdays, and at 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $12. Call the box office at (352) 683-5113.
Jazz season begins: The Hernando Jazz Society kicks off its 18th season with a Big Band Bash at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill. The afternoon will include hits such as Satin Doll, Woodchopper's Ball and Take the A Train, as well as other favorites from the big band era. A cash bar will be available. Sioux City Grill will offer a cash bar and buffet from 1 to 3 p.m. Admission to the event is free for HJS members and $10 for nonmembers. Nonmembers should call (352) 835-7183 to reserve a space and ensure admittance to the Wellington community. For membership information, call Bill McLoughlin at (352) 799-9690.