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"Night of Amazing Horses" today at Hernando County Fairgrounds


See amazing horses tonight at fairgrounds

Equine Extremist Entertainment will present Tommie Turvey's "Night of Amazing Horses" at 7:30 p.m. today at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St. The equine entertainment show will include comedy, ponies, a show with "Beautiful Liberty," Roman riding and a gladiator chariot race. Advanced tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children and seniors; at the gate tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children and seniors. Visit or call (352) 796-1795.

Spring Lake School reunion is May 21

Spring Lake School will host a school reunion from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 21 at the former school site, currently the Spring Lake Community Center, 4184 Spring Lake Highway. There will be a "meet and greet" from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by a group photo and lunch. The menu includes chicken pilau, cole slaw and green beans. The Spring Lake School, founded in 1884, closed in 1967. Former students can RSVP to Alice Black at (352) 796-0023. No cost to attend, but donations will be appreciated.


Hurricane and Safety Expo today

The annual Hurricane and Safety Expo will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way. The event, sponsored by Hernando County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management, will include activities in marine safety, KID (Kids in Disaster) Korner, flood mitigation presentation, vehicle rollover simulator, emergency vehicles, children's smoke house, live entertainment with the Wiley Fox Band and a food court. Denis Phillips, chief meteorologist for WFTS-Ch. 28, will speak and WFLA-Ch. 8 morning anchor Gayle Guyardo will be a celebrity mermaid. Admission to the park is free (half-price admission to adjacent Buccaneer Bay).


Wine tasting benefit is May 15

Catholic Charities will present its second annual "Wine Tasting on the Gulf" benefit event from 2 to 4:30 p.m. May 15 at the Hernando Beach Club, 3145 Flamingo Blvd. Tickets are $20 each. Benefits the Catholic Charities' Arnold Andrews Northern Counties Service Center building fund. For tickets, call Abby Evert at (352) 686-9897, ext. 25.

Today's picks

Friends of Chinsegut Hill open house: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Chinsegut Hill, 22495 Chinsegut Hill Road, north of Brooksville.

Shark Aid Charity Festival Concert: Noon-5 p.m., Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville. Admission, $3 and two cans of food.

Talent Quest Florida 2011 National Karaoke Singing Contest: 7 p.m., VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 796-0398.

Brookridge Social Dance Group Mother's Day Spring-Fling Dance: 7:30-10:30 p.m., Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. $5. (352) 597-0723.

"Night of Amazing Horses" today at Hernando County Fairgrounds 05/06/11 [Last modified: Friday, May 6, 2011 6:58pm]
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