Park Playground will stay open a little longer
The playground at Tom Varn Park, originally scheduled to be closed temporarily starting today, will remain open through Monday. The playground, at 301 Darby Lane, will close Tuesday for construction of a new disability-accessible playground and for refurbishing of the existing, adjacent wooden playground. Both playgrounds are expected to open by Jan. 30. For information, call (352) 540-3830 or visit cityofbrooksville.us.
VFW to host benefit concert, dinner
A benefit concert featuring the Country Clay Kirk Variety Show and Friends will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Performing with Kirk will be Arthur Haywood, Mikey Bates, Morgin Nicole, Ashley Shannon and Danielle Pacifico. Tickets are $10. The fundraiser aims to replace the post's air-conditioning units, which were recently destroyed by thieves. Call the VFW at (352) 796-0398. Tickets will be available at the door.
Playground to close for maintenance
The Hernando County Parks Department will close the playground area at Alfred A. McKethan Park, 10800 Pine Island Drive, from Monday through Jan. 27 for scheduled maintenance. For information, call (352) 754-4027.
Florida Classic Clusters dog show: 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Florida Classic Park, 5360 Lockhart Road, east of Brooksville. Free admission; $5 parking. (813) 480-3975. floridaclassicpark.com.
Children in Crisis Services seminar: 2 p.m., Pasco-Hernando Community College North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. Free. (352) 797-5004.
'A Streetcar Named Desire': 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Adults $15, students $8. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net/mainstage.htm.