Presidential primary voting begins today
Early voting for the presidential preference primary election begins today and runs through Jan. 28 in Hernando County. The election is only for voters who registered with the Republican Party by Jan. 3. Early voting is not conducted at regular polling places; it must be done at one of the two offices of the Hernando County supervisor of elections: Hernando County Government Center, Room 165, 20 N Main St., Brooksville, or 7443 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Voting can be done from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Voters must bring a photo and signature ID. Those who choose to vote on Election Day, Jan. 31, must do so between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at their assigned polling places. For information, call (352) 754-4125 or visit hernandovotes.com.
Witness Civil War re-enactment
The 32nd annual Brooksville Raid Re-enactment kicks off today from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Sand Hill Scout Reservation, 11210 Cortez Blvd. The event, presented by the Hernando Historical Museum Association and the North Pinellas County Scout Sertoma Club, includes Civil War battle re-enactments, artillery demonstrations, music by the 97th Regiment String Band, camps, concessions and vendors. Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for children ages 5 and younger and Scouts in uniform. Parking is free. The event will continue from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Visit brooksvilleraid.com or call (352) 799-0129.
Main Street closes for market vendors
The city of Brooksville has announced that these streets will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today for the Market on Main Street: Main Street, from Jefferson to Broad streets and from Broad to Liberty Street. For information, call Lisa Callea at (352) 428-9275.
Class will teach composting basics
A free class, "Composting for Your Home Landscape," will be offered at 5:30 p.m. Monday. The program will be presented by John Korycki of the Hernando County Florida Yards and Neighborhoods program, who will teach what to compost, how to avoid common problems and how to best use the finished product. Registration is not required, but seating is limited. For information, call (352) 540-6230.
Florida Classic Clusters dog show: 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Florida Classic Park, 5360 Lockhart Road, east of Brooksville. Free admission; $5 parking. (813) 480-3975.
Country Clay Kirk Variety Show and Friends benefit fundraiser: 7 p.m., VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. $10 at the door. (352) 796-0398.
'A Streetcar Named Desire': 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $15; $8 for students. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net/mainstage.htm.