Thursday, May 24, 2018
News Roundup

Historic Hernando Preservation Society will host Secret Garden Home Tour

BROOKSVILLE

Tour will offer look at homes and gardens

The Historic Hernando Preservation Society will host a Secret Garden Home Tour at 3 p.m. today, starting at the Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court. Two homes directly behind the museum will be toured: the Colonel Martin House, which was built in 1885, and the Pedonesi House, built in the early 1900s. There will be indoor tours to view the architecture, and both homes have gardens with many varieties of flowering plants. Guests will be treated to a French picnic on the lawn at the museum, which also has a garden area. Tickets are $25. To reserve a spot, call (813) 470-0085.

SPRING HILL

Lake House will be site of concert

A concert featuring the Rockaways will be today at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave. The music starts at 4 p.m. with opening act Eddie Lawrence's Company Swing Band, featuring Kim Evans. Food and drink vendors will be on hand; beer and wine will be available. Bring chairs or blankets. Gates open at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the gate. Call (352) 666-4746.

Get tips and prizes at baby shower

The World's Greatest Baby Shower, for expectant and new parents, will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Hernando County Health Department, 7551 Forest Oaks Blvd. Local professionals will be on hand to discuss topics such as a healthy pregnancy, infant and child safety, early learning, physical and mental development, and positive parenting. Educational presentations will be given every 30 minutes on topics important to families of newborns and young children. Door prizes and light snacks will be provided. Admission is free. For more information, call (352) 540-6800 ext. 82193.

Ex-Buc to speak at scholarship event

The Black Educators Caucus will host its annual Marie A. Lawson Scholarship Banquet at 6:30 p.m. June 9 at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court. Horace Copeland, a former player with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will speak. Three local high school seniors will be awarded $1,000 scholarships. The event will also include a silent auction. Tickets for the event are $40 each. For more information or for tickets, call Sarah Bennett at (352) 796-2124, Evelyn Washington at (352) 796-3259, Christene Yant at (352) 683-2766 or Viennesse Black at (352) 544-2714.

Today's picks

Brooksville Beauties and Beasts Car Show: 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Crystal Chrysler Dodge Jeep, 14358 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. Registration $20. (352) 341-1165, (352) 341-1019.

Spring Antique Appraisal Show: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. $5 per appraisal. (352) 686-9767.

Hernando High presents 'Rigoletto': 2 and 7 p.m., Hernando High School Performing Arts Center, 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville. $5.

Central High presents 'Grease': 2 p.m., Central High School, 14075 Ken Austin Parkway, west of Brooksville. $5.

'Barefoot in the Park': 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. $15; $8 students. stagewest.net.

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