Events in Hernando County

Today/New

Humane Society Junior Board of Directors fundraiser yard sale: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., 5315 Patricia Place, Weeki Wachee, off River Country Drive. Funds from the sale will benefit the animals at the Humane Society of the Nature Coast. (352) 796-2711.

'The Man Who Came for Dinner' continues at Stage West: 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets are $18. (352) 683-5113.

Friday/Continuing

Brooksville City Hall Art Gallery: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. The Winter Art Exhibit, which runs through March 6, features hand-painted china by the Hernando Porcelain Artists, handmade quilts by the Hernando Quilters, model ships by the Suncoast Ship Model Society, photographs by the Spring Hill Camera Club, and a new selection of poetry by members of Just Poets. On the second-floor walls are paintings by artists Karen Heidler, Irene Kerr, Christine Morano and Patricia Ann Ritter, as well as stencil prints by Masao Yamada. Also, special to the gallery is an exhibit of works by Jasmine Munford. (352) 544-5407.

Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: Dinner and dancing, 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. Doors open at 4 p.m.; dinner served from 5 to 6:15 p.m. Music for dancing provided. Dinner is $10 for members and $11 for nonmembers; dancing only is $6. (352) 596-2582.

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 67: Bingo. Warm-ups at 4:45 p.m., early bird at 6 p.m. and regular games at 6:30 p.m., 16314 Cortez Blvd. west of Brooksville. (352) 796-1679.

Ghost tours at Hernando Heritage Museum: 8 to 10 p.m., 601 Museum Court, downtown Brooksville. Reservations are a must. The cost is $20 per person. Hand-held devices welcome (cameras, digital recorders, etc.). (352) 799-0129 or www.hernandohistoricalmuseum.com.

Hernando Council Senior Citizens No. 1: Pinochle, noon to 3:30 p.m., 8187 Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. The cost is $3, which includes lunch and prizes. Linda, (352) 573-7696.

Knights of Columbus/St. Anne's Church: Bingo, 11 a.m., 4142 Treiman Blvd. (U.S. 301), Ridge Manor. (352) 583-2550.

VFW Post 8681 and Ladies Auxiliary: Bingo. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., early bird at 6:15 p.m. and regular games at 6:45 p.m., 18940 Drayton St., at County Line Road, Shady Hills. Food available. (727) 856-1860.

VFW Post 8713 And Ladies Auxiliary: Fish and chips served 5 to 7 p.m. for $5, followed by Paul K Music and Karaoke at 7 p.m., 1681 E Jefferson St., Brooksville. (352) 796-4446.

VFW Post 10209 and Ladies Auxiliary: Music by Nick, 8 to 11 p.m., in the canteen, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 796-0398 or vfwpost10209.webs.com.

Saturday/New

AGRI-tunity 2009: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St., Brooksville. The general session will highlight a successful food production program in Palm Beach County. The livestock breakout session will include workshops in Breeding Cattle to Fit Florida Conditions; Chute Side Manner; Controlling Weeds Down on the Farm and Poultry Flock Health Management. The crop breakout session will include workshops in Small Scale Organic Systems That Work; Blueberries and Blackberries; Let's Get Selling — Direct Marketing Options and Extending the Season with Protected Culture. The cost is $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Students wearing 4H or FFA apparel will be admitted free. (352) 754-4433.

"Basics of Landscape Design" horticulture class: 10 a.m., Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 19490 Oliver St., Brooksville. Presented by John Korycki of the Hernando County Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Program. The class will cover some of the basic elements of landscape design and how to incorporate then outside your home. There is no cost to attend. (352) 754-4433.

Brooksville Elks sponsors country and western dinner-dance: Cocktails at 5 p.m., dinner and 6 p.m. and dancing 7 to 10 p.m., 14494 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Dinner choice is roast pork or baked chicken, served with sugar snap peas, salad, rolls and fruit crisp. Music provided by Jackie Branson group. Tickets are $14. Rose, (352) 686-8831.

Classics perform at High Point: Doors open at 6:30. p.m., show time from 7 to 10 p.m., High Point Community Center, 12249 Clubhouse Road, High Point. The Classics include former members of the Back Porch Pickers, along with a new drummer-singer. Coffee and cookies will be served during intermission. Cost is $5 per person, which can be purchased at the door. However, advance reservations are needed. (352) 597-4403, 596-4864 or 592-4831.

Collingsworth Family in concert: 6 p.m., Brooksville Wesleyan Church, 8168 Jasmine Drive, Brooksville. The family includes Phil and Kim Collingsworth and their four children, who all sing. Kim plays piano and Phil plays trumpet. Their two oldest daughters play violin. A free-will offering will be accepted. (352) 799-3066.

Humane Society Junior Board of Directors fundraiser yard sale: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., 5315 Patricia Place, Weeki Wachee, off River Country Drive. Funds from the sale will benefit the animals at the Humane Society of the Nature Coast. (352) 796-2711.

'The Man Who Came for Dinner' continues at Stage West: 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets are $18. (352) 683-5113.

Regal Railways presents a train show and swap meet: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Homosassa Lions Club, 3705 S Indiana Ter. at County Road 490, Homosassa. Admission is $4; children 12 and younger admitted free. (727) 244-1341.

Snowflake Dance: 5 to 9 p.m., SNPJ Lodge, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. Featuring the Frank Moravcik Band with Linda Hochevar from Cleveland. Polkas, waltzes and other music will be performed. Food and refreshments will be available. The show continues on Sunday. Tickets are $8 each day or $15 for both. (352) 686-9874.

Southeastern All Gaited Horse Association to have show: Sign up at 9 a.m., show starts at 10 a.m., Pasco Horseman's Association, 13215 Fivay Road, Hudson. All gaited horses welcome. Includes 42 classes, model and performance. Bob Glover, (352) 297-9056. Web site: www.seagh.com.

Volunteer work day at Cypress Lakes Preserve: Meet at 8 a.m. at the gate on Ridge Manor Boulevard at Olancha Road, Ridge Manor. Hosted by the Hernando County Planning Department and Environmentally Sensitive Lands Program. Bring gloves, insect repellent, sunscreen, drinking water, a 5-gallon bucket or other container for collecting trash, and saws for cutting small live oaks. Work will be completed by noon. (352) 754-4057, ext. 28020.

YMCA Yoga Day USA: 9 a.m. to noon, Hernando County Family YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. There will be several yoga classes offered at no cost: Wake Up Gentle Yoga, Chair Yoga Stretch, Sun Salutations and Yogic Relaxation. Open to adults 18 and older. (352) 688-9622.

Saturday/Continuing

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 67: Bingo. Warm-ups at 4:45 p.m., early bird at 6 p.m. and regular games at 6:30 p.m. 16314 Cortez Blvd., east of Brooksville. (352) 796-1679.

Ghost tours at Hernando Heritage Museum: 8 to 10 p.m., 601 Museum Court, downtown Brooksville. By reservation only. The cost is $20 per person. Hand-held devices welcome (cameras, digital recorders, etc.). (352) 799-0129 or www.hernandohistoricalmuseum.com.

Love Your Neighbor's "Saturday at the Market": 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., in front of the Hernando County Courthouse, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. This weekly farmers' market includes vendors selling fresh produce and cooking demonstrations. Funds raised benefit Love Your Neighbor, a nonprofit group that feeds the homeless and needy. Lisa Callea, (352) 428-9275.

Spring Hill Garden Club Plant Nursery: 9 a.m. to noon, Parker Avenue, off Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Gloria Nadeau, (352) 597-1415.

VFW Post 8713 And Ladies Auxiliary: Live entertainment with Country Pride Band, 2 to 5 p.m.; karaoke at 6 p.m., 1681 E Jefferson St., Brooksville. (352) 796-4449.

VFW Post 8681 And Ladies Auxiliary: Live entertainment, 6 p.m., 18940 Drayton St., Shady Hills. (727) 856-1860.

Weeki Wachee Area Club: Bingo, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 7442 Shoal Line Blvd., Weeki Wachee. These are quarter games. 596-3316.

Sunday/New

Humane Society hosts ZOOTOO Booster Open House: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Humane Society of the Nature Coast care center, 7200 Mobley Road, at Wiscon Road, Brooksville. Visitors can explore the ZOOTOO experience and what it has to offer animal lovers. It is a Web site that offers information on pet care, health, entertainment and all things animal. Pet families can enter photo contests, tell pet stories of love and hope and more. Shelter tours will be available. Kim, (352) 796-2711 or kim@humanerescue.org.

'The Man Who Came for Dinner' concludes at Stage West: 2 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets are $18. (352) 683-5113.

Polish American Social Club: Polonia dinner-dance, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. A traditional Polish dinner will be served 12:45 to 2 p.m. Dancing to Music by Jeanne from 2:30 to 5:15 p.m. Tickets are $11 for members and $12 for nonmembers and guests. Proper dance attire requested. A full-service bar is available. Call for reservations. Dolores, (352) 596-4802, or Josephine, (727) 862-1520.

Snowflake Dance: 2 to 6 p.m., SNPJ Lodge, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. Featuring the Frank Moravcik Band with Linda Hochevar from Cleveland. Polkas, waltzes and other music will be performed. Food and refreshments will be available. Tickets are $8 each. (352) 686-9874.

VFW to serve Sunday breakfast: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. The cost is $6, which includes scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, pancakes, toast, juice and coffee. (352) 596-9236.

Information for the Events column should be submitted to Phyllis Day, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. Information can be faxed to 754-6133 or e-mailed to pday@sptimes.com (please include club's name in e-mail subject line). The deadline for news is 10 days before your event or reservation deadline. Events must be open to the public. Information cannot be published if the time, date, place, ticket (if applicable) or contact person and phone number are missing. Call 754-6101 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Events in Hernando County 01/22/09 [Last modified: Thursday, January 22, 2009 4:35pm]

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