Return to 1864 with civil war Re-renactors
The 33rd annual Brooksville Raid Re-enactment kicks off at 9 a.m. and runs until 5:30 p.m. today at the Sand Hill Scout Reservation, 11210 Cortez Blvd. It continues from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Presented by the Hernando Historical Museum Association and the North Pinellas County Scout Sertoma Club, the event features more than 1,500 re-enactors, food concessions, Confederate and Union camp tours, an anvil shoot and music. The battle starts at 2:30 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday. The re-creation of a Civil War battle that happened in Hernando County in July 1864 is billed as the largest Civil War re-enactment in Florida. Admission is $8, $4 for ages 6 to 12 and free for ages 5 and younger, as well as Scouts in uniform. For details, call (352) 799-0129 or go to brooksvilleraid.com.
Adopt-a-thon features felines
An adopt-a-thon with cats and kittens from Home at Last Pet Adoptions will be from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today and each Saturday through the end of February at Petco, 7223 Coastal Blvd., in the rear of the store. All are spayed or neutered, have had age-appropriate vaccinations, have tested negative for feline leukemia and AIDS, have microchips and have been treated for parasites. Fees vary and are tax deductible. All pets may be viewed online at halpetadoptions.petfinder.com. Requests for specific pets to be brought to an adopt-a-thon may be made, and individual appointments may also be scheduled. Call (352) 476-6832 or send email to [email protected]
Event will offer prayers for nation
Aglow International's Spring Hill Lighthouse will host the Pray for the Nation event from noon to 1 p.m. today on the steps of the old Hernando County Courthouse, 20 N Main St. The event includes prayer for the military and local and national governments, Scripture readings and patriotic songs. Aglow is an international Christian organization. For information, call Eleanore Hart at (352) 835-3142 or Rachael Van Nostrand at (352) 848-4182.
Rally today backs gun ownership
A Guns Across America rally in support of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution will be from noon to 3 p.m. today at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St. Admission is $1 per vehicle. Vendors will sell food and drinks. Alcohol and open display of firearms are prohibited. There will be no gun sales or demonstrations. The event is sponsored by Gun Controls = More Crime. For information, visit efl2ndamendment.com.
Florida Manatee Festival: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., U.S. 19 and Citrus Avenue, Crystal River. $3; free for ages 12 and younger. (352) 759-3149. floridamanateefestival.com.
Together for Life event: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Hernando Park, 205 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. (352) 544-0911.
'Pitch Perfect' Teen Movie Afternoon: 1-4 p.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Rated PG-13. (352) 754-4043.
'Gypsy': 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $15. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.
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