Friday, February 23, 2018
News Roundup

Things to do: music and model planes

Model plane race

The Hernando Aero Modelers will host a Club 40 Pylon Race from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the club field at the Cemex entrance road, 16301 Ponce De Leon Blvd., north of Brooksville. The event features radio-controlled racing planes. Food and cold drinks will be available. Free admission and parking. For information, call (352) 346-9948.

This week

Mamas and Papas tribute: Brookridge Entertainment will present "Monday, Monday — A Tribute to the Mamas and Papas" at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. The Mamas and Papas were a California vocal group during the 1960s and '70s, known for hits such as California Dreamin', Dancing in the Street and Dream a Little Dream of Me. Tickets cost $20. Call Vivian or Larry Schmidt at (352) 610-4901.

Haunted mansion: Ghost tours of the Hernando Heritage Museum are offered 8 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. Legend has it that the Heritage 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. Handheld cameras and recording devices welcome. $20, cash only. For ages 16 and older. Reservations required. Call (352) 799-0129.

Quick trip

Seminole battle reenactment: The 33rd annual reenactment of Dade's Battle will be Saturday and Sunday at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. Grounds open at 9 a.m. each day, with the battle reenactment at 2 p.m. The event marks the 177th anniversary of the battle, when Maj. Francis Dade and 105 men were killed, setting off the Second Seminole War. There will be period soldier, Seminole and civilian camps; a sutler trade fair; historic arts and crafts demonstrations; full-scale cannon firing, tree cutting and barricade building; musket shooting; tomahawk throwing; and primitive archery. Admission is $5; free for children ages 5 and younger. There is a $2 parking fee per vehicle. Call (352) 793-4781.

Working with Violet, Doralee and Judy: 9 to 5: The Musical opens today and continues with matinees and evening shows through Feb. 24 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. The show is based on the 1980 movie of the same name, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. Tickets cost $49.50, plus tax for dinner and show, or $38.45 plus tax for show only; tickets for children 11 and younger art $24.95 plus tax for dinner and show, and $19.95 plus tax for show only. Call (727) 863-7949 or visit showpalace.net.

Look ahead

Civil War revisited: The Hernando Historical Museum Association and the North Pinellas County Scout Sertoma Club will present the 33rd annual Brooksville Raid Re-enactment on Jan. 19 and 20 at the Sand Hill Scout Reservation, 11210 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. This is a re-creation of a Civil War battle that happened in Hernando County in July 1864. It has become the largest Civil War re-enactment in Florida, with more than 1,500 re-enactors and their families participating. Admission is $8, $4 for ages 6 to 12 and free for ages 5 and younger, as well as Scouts in uniform. For details, visit brooksvilleraid.com or call (352) 799-0129.

Old blue eyes: The Palace Grand presents, "It Was a Very Good Year," a musical tribute to Frank Sinatra, at 8 p.m. Jan. 18 at 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. Tickets are $20. Call (352) 688-3390 or visit palacegrand.com.

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