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Things to do in Hernando County the week of March 18

Have a blintz (or a potato pancake)

The annual Israeli Food Fest will be from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Temple Beth David Jewish Center, 13158 Antelope St., Spring Hill. The festival will include homemade Jewish foods, including blintzes, kugels, potato pancakes, stuffed cabbage and chopped liver. There will be kosher hot dogs, baked goods and Israeli folk dancing. Admission is free. Call (352) 686-7034.

This week

Classic drama: Stage West Community Playhouse presents One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Based on the award-winning drama set in a 1950s mental hospital, where a con man seeks institutionalization in order to escape the rigors of a prison work farm. Tickets are $15 for adults; $8 for students 17 and under. The playhouse is at 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Call the box office at (352) 683-5113. Visit the website at

Cowboy hoedown: The American Cancer Society's fifth annual Cattle Barons Ball will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at the American Aviation hangar, 2495 Broad St., south of Brooksville at the Hernando County Airport. The theme is "Jeans, Jewels and Jets," a Western party featuring food, silent and live auctions and games, such as wine toss, flying cow and bull toss. Numerous items and gifts will be auctioned, including a seven-night stay at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, N.C., and weekend golf packages. Tickets are $100 each; call Jean Harberts toll-free at 1-800-940-1969, ext. 5610, or send e-mail to Visit

Eyeful of art: The Spring Hill Art League will have a reception for artist Diane Becker from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Easy Street Home Decor, 100 N Brooksville Ave., Brooksville. Refreshments will be served. Becker's work will be on display at Easy Street through the end of March. For information, call (352) 799-9690.

Spring choir: The Nature Coast Festival Singers will present their spring concert at the following times: 3 p.m. Sunday at Spring Hill United Methodist Church, 4244 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill; 3 p.m. March 27 at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee; and 3 p.m. April 3 at First United Methodist Church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. The chorus, which includes about 80 voices, will sing classical and contemporary seasonal selections, under the direction of James Urbanski. An offering will be collected to support the Ayer Endowment Fund, which provides scholarships for music education, from the elementary through college levels. Call Jackie Kerschbaum at (727) 868-6365.

Searching haunts: Ghost Tours are offered from 8 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at the Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. Legend has it that the museum, a four-story, 12-room house built more than 151 years ago by Brooksville pioneer John May, is inhabited by the spirits of long-deceased family members, including May's 3-year-old daughter, Jessie. Hand-held cameras and recording devices welcome. Reservations required. Call (352) 799-0129.

Look ahead

Springtime music: The Sertoma Spring Bluegrass Festival will be March 25-27 at the Sertoma Youth Ranch, on Myers Road south of Spring Lake. Weekend tickets are $60. Daily admission is $25 for March 25, $30 for March 26 and $12 for March 27. Camping is available for an extra charge. Reservations may be made from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by calling (352) 754-3082.

Quick trip

Girl power: The Crystals, a Motown-style girl group, will perform songs from the 1960s at 2 p.m. March 26 at Pasco-Hernando Community College Performing Arts Center, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Tickets are $20 and $15. Call (727) 816-3707 or visit

Things to do in Hernando County the week of March 18 03/17/11 [Last modified: Thursday, March 17, 2011 2:31pm]
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