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This week in Hernando County


The Talent Quest Florida 2011 National Karaoke Singing Contest continues at 7 p.m. Saturdays through June 11 at VFW Post 10209, Spring Hill. Men and women singers compete separately to reach the national finals in Laughlin, Nev., where a cash prize of $27,000 is guaranteed to be split among 18 winners. Stop by the post or call (618) 322-4646 or (352) 796-0398 to sign up.

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A-mazing sunflowers: This is the final weekend for the sunflower maze at Sweetfields Farm. It is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 17250 Benes Roush Road, east of U.S. 41 and south of Ayers Road, near Masaryktown. The maze is in 6 acres of sunflowers. Also includes hayrides, a rubber duck race, veggie cannon firings, a petting farm, crafts, a picnic area and other activities. Admission is $8.50 for adults, $4.50 for children 3 to 11, and free for kids 2 and younger. Cash only. Youths 17 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Call (352) 279-0977 or visit online at

Springtime art: The Spring Art Exhibit and "Taste of the Arts" will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Brooksville City Hall Art Gallery, 201 Howell Ave. Meet the artists and taste culinary delights from local restaurants and the Hernando County Fine Arts Council. For information, call Terri Carter or Lindsay Morgan at (352) 540-3810.

Family fun: "Fun in the Son" will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Christian Life Assembly of God, 13065 Jacqueline Road, west of Brooksville. The event includes a gospel concert, bounce house, dunk tank, door prizes and other family activities. Admission is free. A barbecue, snow cones and drinks will be available for purchase. For information, call (352) 597-1139.

Dance for dads: Brookridge Social Dance will host "Nascar Nite" in celebration of Father's Day from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. Music will be provided by Diana and Mitch. Guests may bring their own refreshments. Ice and coffee will be available throughout the night. Dunkin' Donuts will be served at about 9:30 p.m., after the 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. Call Dot at (352) 597-0723.

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Talent payoff: The deadline to enter the "Hernando/Pasco Has Talent" contest is 5 p.m. June 17. All types of acts will be scheduled to audition at 7 p.m. July 18, 19 and 20 (juggle, sing, dance, comedy routine, etc.). The audition fee is $10. The show will be at 7:30 p.m. July 30 at the Pasco-Hernando Community College Performing Arts Center, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. First prize is $500, second is $300 and third is $200. The first 100 entrants will be auditioned. Registration forms, rules and guidelines are available online at All proceeds support PHCC Foundation scholarships. For information, call (352) 848-1411.

This week in Hernando County 06/02/11 [Last modified: Thursday, June 2, 2011 5:49pm]
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