Friday, May 25, 2018
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Schedule of events in Hernando County

BARBERSHOP CONCERT: The Hernando Harmonizers will present their 11th annual Barbershop Harmony Extravaganza, "Gather 'Round the Radio," at 2 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.

The men's barbershop chorus and quartets will present a old-time radio show with commercials and jingles, news and sports broadcasts, and a soap opera.

There will be a special performance by the Springstead High School Ensemble.

Tickets for adults are $12 in advance and $15 at the door; for students, $8 in advance and $12 at the door. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local charities.

For information or to order tickets, contact Bob Polk at (352) 200-7271 or [email protected] Visit the website at hernandoharmonizers.org.

CAR SHOW: The Sunshine State Muscle Car Club will host its 2012 Fall Super Car Show from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 11 at Beef 'O' Brady's, 7601 Horse Lake Road, Brooksville.

Registration closes at noon. This is a judged show with 50 trophies; dash plaques will be given to the first 100 vehicles entered.

Gerry the DJ will entertain. There will be games, a raffle, door prizes and a silent auction. A pancake breakfast will be available at Beef 'O' Brady's during the morning hours. During the afternoon, those who register a car will receive 15 percent off food purchased at the restaurant.

The cost is $15 for those who register in advance and $20 on the day of the show. Call Frank at (352) 796-1270, Jim at (352) 442-3445, send email to [email protected]smcc.net or visit ssmcc.net.

CHURCH GOLF TOURNEY: St. Anthony Catholic Church will host its 20th annual golf tournament Nov. 14 at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill. The shotgun start is at 12:30 p.m.

The four-person team scramble is limited to 124 golfers. The cost is $65, which includes a prime rib dinner after the tournament. Teams and individuals are welcome. Teams will be grouped into flights based on handicap.

Registration forms are available at the parish office, 20428 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Call (352) 796-2096, ext. 22.

WINE TASTING, AUCTION BENEFITS EDUCATION: A wine tasting and silent auction to benefit the Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at Strong Tower Vineyard and Winery, 17810 Forge Drive, Shady Hills.

The evening will include a variety of wines, appetizers and tours of the processing room and vineyard. Tickets are $25, which includes wine tasting and appetizers. Wine will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle.

For information or tickets, call Katie Nelson at (727) 233-8291 or visit phelc.org.

SALVATION ARMY NEEDS DONATIONS: The Hernando County Salvation Army hopes to provide food, toys and emergency assistance to more than 900 local residents during this year's holiday season. To reach its goal, the organization needs to raise about $9,000.

Traditionally, the Salvation Army's bell ringers help generate significant support.

However, local donations have been down due to the economy. Also, bell ringers continue to face restricted access in setting up kettles.

To make a donation, call (352) 796-1186 or toll-free 1-800-725-2769; mail to Salvation Army at P.O. Box 1135, Brooksville, FL 34605-1135, or make an online donation at salvationarmyhernandocounty.org.

SALE BENEFITS SPECIAL OLYMPICS: Special Olympics of Hernando County will have a yard sale from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 8431 Dunnellon Road, in the Heather, north of Weeki Wachee. For information, call (352) 238-2279.

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