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Cannon Shoot: Small mortar and large black-powder cannons will take aim at cement walls, fire extinguishers and a mix of replica war targets in various places on the field. Cannon owners may participate; all cannons will be inspected for safety. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cannon shooters pay $10 to participate; free admission for spectators. Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee. (352) 597-9931. hernandosportsmansclub.com.

Funny Girl: A musical based on the life of comedian and Broadway and film star Fanny Brice. Through May 15. 2 p.m. $15 for adults; $8 for students 17 and younger. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

Nature Coast Children's Chorale Spring Concert: The concert will include musical theater selections. There will also be several solos by students in fourth through 12th grades. The chorale is under the direction of David Pletincks and accompanied by Kathy Hackemer. 3 p.m. An offering will be collected. Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 442-7060. naturecoastchildrenschorale.org.

Monday

Budget Landscaping — Plant Propagation Made Easy: Participants learn how easy it is to start their own plants and save on landscaping costs as urban horticulture agent Jim Moll reveals the secrets of growing plants from cuttings, seeds and division. 5:30 p.m. Free on first-come, first-seated basis. Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville. (352) 754-4433. extension.hernandocounty.us.

Tuesday

Play to Learn: This is an indoor toddler program for babies and their mothers. 10 to 11:30 a.m. $3 per class. Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, Brooksville. (352) 540-3835.

Wednesday

Spring Hill Regional Hospital Auxiliary Life Scrub Expo: Featuring nurse's uniforms. Proceeds benefit local charities and the auxiliary's scholarship fund. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Spring Hill Regional Hospital, 10461 Quality Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 666-8755.

Master Gardeners weekly plant sale: Plants for shade and sun are available, including flowering plants, ground covers, shrubs and trees. Funds raised benefit the Hernando County Master Gardener Program. 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Prices vary. Master Gardener Nursery, 19490 Oliver St., Brooksville. (352) 754-4433.

Thursday

Elder American Day celebration: A free heart-healthy meal will be served, courtesy of Atria Evergreen Woods. Entertainment and tours of the Oak Hill Partner's Club will be provided. Free chair massages and blood pressure screenings. The LifeSouth bloodmobile will be on hand for blood donations. Call for reservations. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free admission. Oak Hill Hospital Partner's Club, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 597-6333.

Friends of Crescent Community Clinic after-hours social: Volunteers are needed to help at Crescent Community Clinic, a volunteer-based walk-in clinic for low- to moderate-income residents who do not have insurance. Refreshments will be served. Crescent currently has a clinic in Brooksville and will be opening another in Spring Hill later this spring. 5:30 p.m. Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail, Spring Hill. (352) 596-9006.

Friday

Children's stories and crafts program: The themed programs include stories, songs, games and crafts. 11 a.m. for ages 18 to 35 months and 11:45 a.m. for ages 3 to 5 years. No registration required. This six-week program (through May 13) is provided by the Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast. Free. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391.

NAMI Hernando to show 'No Kidding Me 2': The National Alliance on Mental Illness presents this documentary as part of Mental Health Month. Produced by Emmy-winning actor Joe Pantoliano (The Sopranos, The Matrix), the film introduces people living with different diagnoses and goes to Johns Hopkins and Yale universities to learn the latest about brain research. It also details Pantoliano's struggles with clinical depression. 2 p.m. No cost. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 684-0004, (352) 544-0352.

Monster Truck Show: Featuring monster truck rides, quad ward, half-size monster trucks and food concessions. Gunslinger will be here. Presented by Brooksville Pulling Association and Hernando County Fair Association. Pit party at 5:30 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m. $15 general admission, $12 for ages 12 and younger; children 36 inches or smaller admitted free. Advanced tickets available at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, Ranch Hand Feed Depot, Western Stampede Feed and Seed, and Harold's Auto Center. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 585-1062 or (352) 796-4552.

Artist reception for Virginia Phillips: Presented by the Spring Hill Art League. Refreshments will be served. Phillips' works will be on display at the facility throughout May and June. 6 to 8 p.m. Pak Mail, 19514 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 799-9690.

Sons of Norway, Sun Viking Lodge 607 Syttende Mai celebration: Featuring a Bunad and children's parade. There will be open-face sandwiches and Norwegian desserts. 7 p.m. Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 666-2220.

Hernando High School Band presents 26th annual Kaleidoscope Concert: This is the band's final show of the year and will showcase performing ensembles and the award-winning Hernando High School Royale Regiment Marching Band. 7 p.m. $5. Hernando High School Performing Arts Center, 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 797-7015, ext. 223.

'Funny Girl': A musical based on the life of comedian, Broadway and film star Fanny Brice. Through May 15. 8 p.m. $15 for adults; $8 for students 17 and younger. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

Ghost Tours: Legend has it that the Heritage Museum, a four-story, 12-room house, built more than 151 years ago by Brooksville pioneer John May, is inhabited by the spirits of long-deceased family members, including May's 3-year-old daughter, Jessie. Hand-held cameras and recording devices welcome. Reservations required. 8 to 10 p.m. $20, cash only. Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. (352) 799-0129.

'Meet Me in St. Louis': Presented by the Weeki Wachee High School musical theater department, the romantic musical comedy is about an American family as it prepares for the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis. The show features popular songs such as The Trolley Song, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Skip to My Lou and The Boy Next Door. 8 p.m. $10 adults, $8 students. Weeki Wachee High School, 12150 Vespa Way, north of Weeki Wachee. (352) 797-7029, ext. 221.

Saturday

Benefit motorcycle run for Relay for Life: Hosted by the Breast Cancer Support Group. Kickstands go up at 10 a.m., and the ride ends at Sleepy Hollow Fishing Lodge, where there will be dinner and a live band. The first 80 participants who register get a complimentary T-shirt. 9 a.m. $15 per person, which includes a steak dinner. Florida Cancer Institute-New Hope, 7154 Medical Center Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 592-8129.

Festival of Fun benefit for the 'Save Our Waterfall' campaign: Hosted by Keller Williams Realty Elite Partners, the event features a variety of games, arts and crafts activities, face painting and bounce houses. Also, Star Wars characters from the 501st Legion will be in attendance. In addition, there will be vendor booths, yard and craft sales, a silent auction and continuous entertainment. Food and drinks will be available. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free parking and admission. Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 212-5023, 688-6500. springhilllakehouse.org.

Greek Festival of Christ the Savior Greek Orthodox Church: Music provided by Demetri of Demetri and the Islanders. Greek dance groups will perform throughout the day. There will also be a gift shop and free dance lessons. Greek food and pastries will be available. A Greek chicken breast dinner, pastitiso and moussaka will be offered, as well as souvlaki, gyros and Greek salad. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is $1 per person. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St, Brooksville. (727) 856-1332.

Wildlife Jeopardy program: All ages are welcome to participate in the program, that will use a Jeopardy-style format to present information about various Florida species. This program will be about river and sea otters. Noon to 12:30 p.m. Park admission is $13 for adults and $5 for children ages 6 to 12. Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park, 4150 S Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. (352) 628-5343. homosassasprings.org/Homosassa.cfm.

Hernando County Crime Stoppers' WoMan's Dinner Fashion Show: This is an adults-only event that features men who dress up as female fashion models and strut the catwalk displaying their creative fashion design, style and music. At the end of the show, a model will be crowned "WoMan Fashion Model of 2011." Other awards will be presented for best catwalk, most unique fashion and hot legs. Dinner will be provided by John Mason Catering. There will also be musicians and female belly dancers for entertainment. Guests may bring cameras and alcoholic beverages. 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person. Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. (352) 796-8200, (352) 428-7508.

Monster Truck Show: Featuring monster truck rides, quad ward, half-size monster trucks and food concessions. Gunslinger will be here. Presented by Brooksville Pulling Association and Hernando County Fair Association. Pit party at 5:30 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m. $15 general admission, $12 for ages 12 and younger; children 36 inches or smaller admitted free. Advanced tickets available at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, Ranch Hand Feed Depot, Western Stampede Feed and Seed, and Harold's Auto Center. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 585-1062 or (352) 796-4552.

Josh Oldacker in concert: The 23-year-old country gospel singer from Quiet Dell, W.Va., has recorded several CDs and has opened for groups such as Restless Heart and Sugarland. 6 p.m. An offering will be collected. Bridge Christian Life Center, 7279 Pinehurst Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 683-2863.

Night at the Races at Temple Beth David Downs: Featuring decorated wooden horses that race. There will be food, door prizes and raffles. 6:30 p.m. $5; tickets are limited. Temple Beth David Jewish Center, 13158 Antelope St., Spring Hill. (352) 686-7034.

Talent Quest Florida 2011 National Karaoke Singing Contest: Contestants compete in three categories: country, pop and masters. Men and women singers compete separately to reach the national finals in Laughlin, Nev., where a guaranteed cash prize of $27,000 will be split among 18 winners. Winners from the local contest advance to a regional contest, and those winners compete in the national contest. Continues each Saturday through June 11. Stop by the post or call to sign up. 7 p.m. VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 796-0398 or (618) 322-4646.

Hernando High School Band presents 26th annual Kaleidoscope Concert: This is the band's final show of the year and will showcase performing ensembles and the award-winning Hernando High School Royale Regiment Marching Band. 7 p.m. $5. Hernando High School Performing Arts Center, 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 797-7015, ext. 223.

Spring Fling Dance: Hosted by the High Point Fire Ladies Auxiliary. Music provided by John Conroy. Guests can bring their own beverages. Coffee and ice available. 7 to 10 p.m. $4 at the door. High Point Community Center, 12249 Clubhouse Road, High Point. (352) 556-3555.

'Funny Girl': A musical based on the life of comedian and Broadway and film star Fanny Brice. Through May 15. 8 p.m. $15 for adults; $8 for students 17 and under. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

Ghost Tours: The Heritage Museum, a four-story, 12-room house, built more than 151 years ago by Brooksville pioneer John May. Hand-held cameras and recording devices welcome. Reservations required. 8 to 10 p.m. $20, cash only. Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. (352) 799-0129.

Meet Me in St. Louis: Presented by the Weeki Wachee High School musical theater department, the romantic musical comedy is about an American family as it prepares for the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis. The show features popular songs such as The Trolley Song, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Skip to My Lou and The Boy Next Door. 8 p.m. $10 adults, $8 students. Weeki Wachee High School, 12150 Vespa Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 797-7029, ext. 221.

Events for the week of May 8 05/07/11 [Last modified: Saturday, May 7, 2011 3:22pm]
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