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Nature Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival is March 23


Birding and Wildlife fest coming up

The Nature Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 23 at the Chinsegut Hill Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. The event will include a variety of exhibits, demonstrators, vendors and educational opportunities, such as bird banding, birds of prey demonstration, bird and nature hikes, various birding programs, storytime and other children's activities, food and live animals. The Chinsegut activities are part of a three-day event taking place in Citrus, Hernando and Pasco counties. A full schedule is available online at naturecoastbirding For information, email Andy Wraithmell at


Young Democrats plan inaugural meeting

The Hernando County Young Democrats will meet for the first time at 5 p.m. Saturday at Democratic headquarters, 3432 Deltona Blvd. The meeting will include a brief information session and the showing of the movie Freedom Ride. Politically interested adults 18 and older are welcome. There is no cost to attend. For information or to RSVP, call David Philipsen at (727) 247-6202.

Today's picks

Weeki Wachee Swamp Fest: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way. $8, $4 for ages 6 to 12 and free for ages 5 and younger.

'Brooksville in the Civil War' interactive discussion: 11 a.m.-noon, Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave. Free. (352) 754-4043.

Will McLean Music Festival: Noon-10 p.m., Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake. $17 for the day, $37 for the weekend; ages 11 and younger free.

Jam session: 5-9 p.m., Suncoast Dance and Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, west of Masaryktown. $7. (727) 753-9631.

Ballroom/opening dancing: 6-9 p.m., Masaryktown Community Center, 539 Lincoln Ave., Masaryktown. $6. (352) 796-5433.

Concert and Thespian Theatre Showcase: 6:30 p.m., Weeki Wachee High School, 121250 Vespa Way, north of Weeki Wachee. $5 for adults; $3 for students/children. (352) 797-7029.

Brooksville Garden Club wine tasting benefit: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Strong Tower Vineyard and Winery, 17810 Forge Drive, Shady Hills. $12 each or $20 per couple. (352) 799-3160, (352) 277-3183.

Frontier Park 40th anniversary celebration/street dance with Southern Reign Band: 7 p.m., Frontier Park, 15549 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. (352) 442-3210.

Times staff

Nature Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival is March 23 03/07/13 [Last modified: Thursday, March 7, 2013 8:21pm]
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