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Withlacoochee River Park teaches craft of flint and stone

Withlacoochee River Park in Dade City will host the seventh annual "Flint Knap In" Friday through Sunday. There will be seminars on flint knapping, a technique of shaping stones for building or other uses. There will also be spear-throwing demonstrations, an auction and artifacts on display. New handmade stone arrowheads, spear points, knife blades and stoneworking tools will be available for purchase. Public admission is $2 per person or $5 per car. Children younger than 12 are free. Camping will be available at varying rates ranging from $5-$10 depending on amenities. For more information, call (352) 567-0264.

HORSES: Little Everglades Ranch will play host to the second annual Little Everglades International Combined Driving Event Feb. 24-27. The four-day event will test teams of horses and their drivers in numerous events including dressage, obstacles and a marathon course. Each day's events begin at 9 a.m. The cost of admission for adult spectators is $10 while kids younger than 12 are free. For more information on tickets and directions, visit www.littleevergladessteeplechase.org or call (352) 521-3661.

BASEBALL: The Dade City League seeks sponsorships for its 2011 season. Opportunities for interested sponsors include sign advertisements, individual players, team sponsorships and areas of the facility such as the batting cage and warmup areas. Discounts are available to those who sponsor multiple teams or signs. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, call Teresa Tomkow at (813) 714-6655.

VOLLEYBALL: The Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex holds open volleyball nights on Monday nights. The courts are open to all ages from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and ages 16 and up from 7-9 p.m. For more information, call (813) 929-1220.

SHOOTING: The Hernando Builders Association will hold its fifth annual Bang Bang Sporting Clays tournament on Feb. 19 at Tampa Bay Sporting Clays, 10514 Ehren Cutoff, Land O'Lakes. Entry for teams and sponsorship opportunities are now available. The cost of entry is $99 per shooter, which includes coffee and doughnuts before the shoot as well as a catered lunch and awards after the shoot. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch. For more information on how to enter the tournament, call the Hernando Builders Association at (352) 596-1114 or visit hernandobuilders.com.

KIDS SPORTS: The J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex will host the Pee Wee Winter Olympics Feb. 26 for kids ages 3-5. The event is free and open to the public with limited spaces available. The event will begin at 10 a.m. Participants must preregister. For more information, call (727) 942-7439.

GOLF TOURNAMENT: A fundraiser for AMIKids of Pasco is scheduled April 17 at Seven Springs Golf and Country Club. AMIKids is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to turning around troubled youth. The local center is at 5324 Sunset Road, New Port Richey. The golf tournament will be a scramble with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Lunch will be provided by Beef 'O' Brady's at Little and Ridge roads, and Argentos Italian bistro in Hudson will provide a buffet dinner. Prizes will be awarded for all the usual events, such as closest to the pin and longest drive. Entry feet is $80 for a single or $300 for a foursome. Sponsorships are available. For more information, call (727) 841-4361. For more information about AMIKids, go to www.amikids.org.

Withlacoochee River Park teaches craft of flint and stone 02/15/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 5:11pm]
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