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Tour two historic Brooksville homes

BROOKSVILLE

TOURS OF HISTORIC DOWNTOWN HOMES TO BE HELD FEB. 18

The Historic Hernando Preservation Society will host "sweetheart tours" at noon and 2 p.m. Feb. 18 in downtown Brooksville. The event will begin at Bill's Bistro, 4 N Broad St., where homemade soups, salads and sandwiches will be available. Then there will be a tour of two historic homes: the Lovelace home, which once housed St. Anthony Catholic Church, and the Jennings mansion, which has been restored and contains many Jennings family photos. A local artist will have works on display in one of the homes. There will be a wine tasting after the tour. Tickets are $25. For reservations, call (813) 470-0085.

Admission free for Heritage Day Festival

The annual Heritage Day Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 18 at the May-Stringer Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court. Admission is free. The event will include a variety of activities, demonstrations, a silent auction, food and raffles. Tours of the museum will be available. Vendors and craft demonstrators are welcome to participate. This year's event will highlight the mom-and-pop businesses of Hernando County; local family businesses wishing to participate are welcome. For information, call the museum at (352) 799-0129.

COUNTYWIDE

Goodwill needs books, volunteers for program

Goodwill's BookWorks preschool literacy program started Feb. 1 and continues through March 14. The program is seeking volunteers and donations of new or like-new books for children ages 2 to 5. Volunteers read to children at Head Start centers, then present each child with a personalized book to take home. Donated books should include a note indicating they are for BookWorks. They may be dropped off at any Goodwill-Suncoast store or donation site in Hernando, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk or Marion counties. The local Goodwill is at 4750 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. For other sites, visit goodwill-suncoast.org or call toll-free, 1-888-279-1988; those interested in volunteering may call either ext. 1013 or 1976.

Today's picks

Greek Festival: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. Admission is $1 per person, ages 5 and older. (352) 650-0307.

'Proof': 8 p.m., Stage West Community Theatre, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $10. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

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