Tuesday, December 12, 2017
News Roundup

Sweetheart Home Tour is part of Heritage Day Festival

BROOKSVILLE

2 historic homes, wine tasting are part of tour

The Historic Hernando Preservation Society will host a Sweetheart Home Tour as part of the Heritage Day Festival on Saturday at the Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court. The festival will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The tour will begin at 2:30 p.m. and will include two historic homes. The first stop will be Lovelace home, which is the old St. Anthony Catholic Church, built in 1908. There will be a wine tasting at the home, presented by Brookstone Wines; wine will be available for purchase. The second will be Saxon Manor, built in 1876. There will be a brief lecture, "The Language of the Fan," presented by Victoria Jimmerson, who will be in period costume. Fans will be available for purchase. Tickets cost $15. To reserve tickets, call (813) 470-0085. Admission to the festival is free. For festival details, call Linda at (352) 799-5811.

BROOKRIDGE

Jimmy Buffett tribute show costs $20

Brookridge Entertainment will present "Changes in Latitudes," a tribute show to Jimmy Buffett, at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St. Steve Kareta performs as Buffett, singing hits such as Margaritaville, Changes in Latitudes and Cheeseburger in Paradise. Tickets cost $20. Call Vivian or Larry Schmitz at (352) 610-4901.

HIGH POINT

Golf league hosts fashion luncheon

The High Point Women's Golf League will host a luncheon and fashion show at noon Saturday at the High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Fashions will be provided by Sears. Tickets cost $10. Call (352) 596-0833 or (352) 596-2397.

Corrections

The fifth annual Black History Month Recognition Banquet will be at 8 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Lorenzo Hamilton Community Center at Kennedy Park, 899 Kennedy Blvd., Brooksville. A wrong date was listed in Sunday's edition. For information and tickets, call (352) 688-2861.

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Tickets for the Suncoast Harmony Chorus' "A Barbershop Bouquet" show on Sunday may be purchased by calling Richey Suncoast Theatre at (727) 842-6777. An article on Friday's Diversions page gave an incorrect phone number.

Today's meeting

Tobacco Free Hernando, 4:45 p.m., Hernando County Health Department, 7465 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill.

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