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Nature Coast Pet Expo is March 13 and 14 at Tom Varn Park


Pet Expo today and Sunday at Tom Varn Park

The Nature Coast Pet Expo will be 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Sunday at Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane. Presented by the Humane Society of the Nature Coast, the event includes food, music and games, a playground for dogs, gifts for pets and pet lovers, an adoption alley, groomers, a costume contest, best kisser contest for pets and other activities. Admission is $5 for adults, free for children 12 and younger. The event also includes the society's calendar photo contest. Photos of pets only can be submitted for $10 per entry; winners will be featured in the Humane Society's 2011 calendar. For information, call (352) 796-2711.

Cemetery cleanup needs workers

The annual cleanup of the African-American Spring Hill Cemetery will start at 8 a.m. today. The cemetery is at 8580 Fort Dade Ave. Helpers can bring tools, such as a bush hog, lawn mowers, chain saws, weed eaters, shears, machetes and large trash bags.


Festival Singers perform on Sunday

The Nature Coast Festival Singers will present their spring concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. The concert will include Haydn's Missa brevis as well as other pieces. The director is James Urbanski. A freewill offering will be accepted to support the Ayer Endowment Fund, which provides scholarships for music education from elementary through college level. Additional concert dates include March 21 at St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 7922 State Road 52, Hudson; and March 28 at Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. For information, call Sandy at (352) 556-3428.

Today's picks

Will McLean Festival: 9:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake. Includes continuous entertainment with numerous songwriters and singers, children's activities, arts and crafts, demonstrations, workshops, poetry, storytelling, Florida Cracker foods and door prizes. $18 for today and $15 for Sunday; children 12 and younger admitted free. (352) 465-7208.

Pancake breakfast and rummage sale: 8 a.m.-noon, First Presbyterian Church, 250 Bell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 796-4228.

Chili Cook-Off: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Spring Lake Community Center, 4814 Spring Lake Highway, east of Brooksville. (352) 799-5957 or (352) 796-4704.

Stage West presents Li'l Abner: 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. The musical is based on the comic strip by Al Capp. Tickets are $18 for adults, $9 for students. (352) 683-5113.

William Newbrough in concert: 6 p.m., Brooksville Wesleyan Church, 8168 Jasmine Drive, Brooksville. An offering will be taken. (352) 799-3066.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

Nature Coast Pet Expo is March 13 and 14 at Tom Varn Park 03/12/10 [Last modified: Friday, March 12, 2010 8:26pm]
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