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Hernando events: pet expo, historic home tours, pool tournament



The Humane Society of the Nature Coast present the seventh annual Nature Coast Pet Expo from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 12-13 at Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane. The event includes pet contests with prizes (best costume, pet-owner look-alike and best kisser) and more than 40 vendors. Entertainment on Nov. 12 includes singers, dancers, models and actors from Stir Up the Gift Talent Organization at 11 a.m. and country singer George Marshall at 1:30 p.m. On Nov. 13, award-winning country singer Jenny Rimmer takes the stage at 1 p.m. Leashed pets welcome. Admission is $5; children 12 and younger, as well as those with military ID, will be admitted free. Call (352) 796-2711.

Home tours offer a glance at history

The Historic Hernando Preservation Society will host "Harvest of Homes" tours Friday and Nov. 12. Tours will be at 6 p.m. Friday and at 2 and 4 p.m. Nov. 12, leaving from Enchilada's Mexican Restaurant, 128 N Broad St. Three historic homes in Hernando County will be included on the tour. The first home will include a Mayan exhibit; the second home will include a wine-tasting event and a paleontology exhibit, and the third home will showcase prints by a local photographer and a performance by a local musician. The tour ends with dinner at Enchilada's. Tickets are $25 each, which includes the tour, dinner and membership in the Historic Hernando Preservation Society. For tickets, call Mary at (813) 470-0085.

Today's picks

Pioneer Day: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. Off-site parking at the Withlacoochee Training Center, 24059 Childs Road. Free. (352) 754-6722.

Benefit motorcycle run for breast cancer support: Registration at 9 a.m. and kickstands up at 10 a.m., Florida Cancer Institute-New Hope, 7154 Medical Center Drive, Spring Hill. $15 includes a steak dinner and a gift. (352) 592-8137.

Scandinavian cultural fair: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 666-2220.

Riverhawk Music Festival: 9 a.m.-11 p.m., Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake. $50 for adults ($30 after 5 p.m.); $8 for ages 14-17; free for ages 13 and under. (863) 984-8445.

'Compassion for All His Creatures' benefit pool tournament and Texas hold 'em tournament: Registration at noon, tourneys start at 1 p.m., Capone's Billiard Lounge, 10463 County Line Road, Spring Hill. Pool tournament is $15; poker tournament is $10. (352) 556-6222.

Casting workshop and actors' presentations with Jane Jenkins: 3-6 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $25 for Stage West members, $35 for all other actors presenting; spectator admission $25. (352) 683-5113.

Jeff Trachta in concert: Doors open at 6:30 p.m., showtime at 7 p.m., Hernando Performing Arts Center, 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville. $25 . (352) 799-5577.

Hernando events: pet expo, historic home tours, pool tournament 11/04/11 [Last modified: Friday, November 4, 2011 6:20pm]
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