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Things to do in Hernando, May 4-10

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The Hernando Aero Modelers hosts its Spring Big Bird Extravaganza 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the club field at the Cemex entrance road, 16301 Ponce De Leon Blvd., north of Brooksville. There will be flying events and static aircraft displays. Food and beverages will be available. Admission is $3 per person or $5 per carload. There is a $10 landing fee for pilots. For information, call (352) 344-1688.

This week

A-mazing sunflowers: The spring sunflower maze is now open at Sweetfield Farms, 17250 Benes Roush Road, just east of Masaryktown. The maze is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through the end of May. There are hayrides, a veggie cannon, farm animals, a tree fort, food vendor, fresh lemonade, a storyteller and other activities. Admission is $8.50 for ages 12 and older, $4.50 for ages 3 to 11 and free for ages 2 and younger. Cash only. For additional information, visit or call (352) 279-0977.

Student/teacher art show: A "Senior and Faculty Gala" districtwide art show is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Weeki Wachee High School Fine Arts Building, 121250 Vespa Way, Weeki Wachee. The event includes visual artwork from advanced students, as well as from faculty and staff from throughout the Hernando County School District. The show includes more than 100 pieces from Weeki Wachee, Hernando, Springstead and Central high schools. Admission is free; donations appreciated. For information, contact Steven Johnson at Weeki Wachee High, (352) 797-7029.

A dance for Mother: The Brookridge Social Dance Group hosts a Mother's Day dance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. The Two of Us (Ralph and Joyce) will entertain. Guests may bring their own refreshments. Coffee and ice available throughout the evening. Dunkin' Donuts will be served at about 9:30 p.m., following the 50/50 raffle. Admission is $5 at the door. For information, call (352) 597-0723.

Quick trip

Song and dance: The high-energy musical Swing!, about the 1930s Harlem dance craze, runs matinees and evenings through June 3 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Dinner and show, $49.50; show only, $38.45, plus tax and tip, for adults; $24.95 and $19.95 for ages 12 and younger. Call (727) 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll-free elsewhere at 1-888-655-7469.

Back to the '50s: Arts in Motion Community Youth Theatre and Art Education Inc. offers two presentations: Pompadours and Poodle Skirts at 7 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Saturday; and Grease: The School Version at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Eleanor Dempsey Performing Arts Center at Bishop McLaughlin High School, 13651 Hays Road, Hudson. Order tickets online at or call (813) 838-1975.

Looking ahead

From swing to Beatles to blues: The Spring Hill Community Association has rescheduled the Rockaways outdoor concert, which was rained out, to May 19 at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. Gates open at 2:30 p.m. with music starting at 4 p.m. Opening the show will be Eddie Lawrence's Company Swing Band, featuring Kim Evans. Food and drink vendors will be on hand; beer and wine will be available. Tickets are $10 in advance; $15 at the gate; children 12 and younger admitted free. A $1 parking donation is asked. Tickets purchased for the rained-out concert in April will be honored. Call (352) 666-4746 or visit springhill

Things to do in Hernando, May 4-10 05/03/12 [Last modified: Thursday, May 3, 2012 2:00pm]
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