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Hernando County events and happenings


Brooksville City Hall Art Gallery: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (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

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.

Spring Hill Duplicate Bridge Club: Games start at 12:30 p.m., Regency Oaks clubhouse, 4445 Breakwater Blvd., Spring Hill. For partners, call Kit, (352) 666-7339. For information, call Mary Ellen, (352) 596-1524.

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: Paul K Music and Karaoke, 7 p.m., 1681 E Jefferson St., Brooksville. (352) 796-4446.

VFW Post 10209: Entertainment, 8 to 11 p.m., in the canteen, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 796-0398 or


Introductory archery workshop: 10 a.m. to noon, Chinsegut Nature Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. Equipment will be provided. Free. Space is limited and reservations are a must. (352) 754-6722.

Arts and Crafts Fiesta: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hernando County Family YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 688-9622.

Brooksville Elks 2582 installation and dinner-dance: 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. The installation will be at 4 p.m., dinner at 5:30 p.m. and dancing to Eddie and the Cruzers starts at 7 p.m. A cash bar will be available. This is a black tie affair; officers will be in tuxedoes, and members and guests are asked to wear semiformal attire (men in jackets). The dinner choice is chicken breast or prime rib. Tickets are $14. (352) 797-9069.

Brooksville Woman's Club horse races games and auction: 2 to 5 p.m., General Federation of Women's Club/Brooksville Woman's Club, 131 S Main St., Brooksville. Free admission. Snacks provided. (352) 799-3801 or (352) 848-7988.

Deltona Elementary Spring Fling Carnival: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2055 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. The event will include bounce houses, obstacle course, slide, games, prizes, popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones and other activities. Wristbands are $10 if purchased before the event and $15 at the gate. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults admitted free. Sponsored by the Deltona Elementary PTA.

Dollywood's James Rogers in concert: 7 p.m., Chet Cole Life Enrichment on the Key Training Center campus, 5399 W Gulf to Lake Highway, Lecanto. Tickets are $15. Call (352) 527-8228. Rogers performs country western, patriotic and gospel songs. His show includes clean humor. He has performed with and opened shows for country stars such as Alabama, Ronnie Milsap, Dolly Parton, Ricky Skaggs, Roy Clark and Glen Campbell. Refreshments will be provided. Cuban sandwiches, hamburgers and hot dogs will be available for purchase, as well as Coke products, beer and wine.

Fellowship Community Church yard/bake sale: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 11250 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Proceeds will be used for outreach ministries within the church and community. (352) 686-4612.

Festival of Orchids: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., SNPJ Lodge/Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. Includes orchid plants and supplies from about 15 growers and suppliers, and a potting booth for problem plants and repotting plants. There will be door prizes and hourly raffles. Admission is $1. (352) 688-5933 or (352) 200-6119.

Green Screens presents 'Iron Jawed Angels': 8:30 p.m., Saturn Studio South, 314 E Liberty St., Brooksville (shown outdoors if weather permits, otherwise indoors). Free. Hillary Swank stars as Alice Paul, a Quaker who led the more radical wing of the women's suffrage movement, along with New Yorker Lucy Burns, played by Frances O'Connor. The film traces the true story of how women struggled for the right to vote in 1920. A pair of tickets will be awarded to an evening with Amy Goodman, sponsored by Tampa radio station 88.5 FM, on April 6 at the Marshall Center at the University of South Florida in Tampa. (352) 666-7576 or (352) 683-3151.

Hernando Hills Hi-Lites presents "Music, American as Apple Pie": 2 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. The concert will include songs that will take the audience on a musical trip from the San Francisco Bay to Route 66, and through Dixie to Georgia. Some of America's most well-known patriotic songs will be included. In addition to the Hi-Lites chorus and D'Lites quartet, there will be performances by Sunset, a men's quartet, and others. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students; group prices are available. (352) 686-4122 or (727) 378-4788.

High Point Concordia Chorus hosts spaghetti dinner: 5:30 p.m., High Point Community Center, 12249 Clubhouse Road, High Point. Tickets are $6. After the meal will be a short "sing-along". (352) 592-2147.

Jimmy Keys in concert: Doors open at 6:30 p.m., showtime at 7 p.m., Hernando Performing Arts Center, 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville. Keys' show includes music, comedy and impressions. Tickets are $25 each. Call the hotline at (352) 799-5577.

Karen's Kit'n Kaboodle annual fashion show and luncheon: Noon, Krysher Hall, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2301 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. Fashions from the thrift shop will be modeled and available for purchase after the show. Jewelry will also be available. Door prizes will be awarded. Tickets are $10 and must be purchased in advance; no tickets will be sold at the door. (352) 686-1114.

Old-Fashioned Gospel Sing: 1 p.m., Lake Lindsey Methodist Church, 22400 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. Featuring Crimson Creek, Kathy Terrell, Crystal Whitehouse and the Sonshine Trio. Free hot dogs and drinks. (352) 796-3018.

PHCC presents Elvis Meets Tom — Together Again: 7:30 p.m., Pasco-Hernando Community College West Campus, Performing Arts Center, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Dwight Icenhower stars as Elvis Presley and Irv Cass as Tom Jones. Tickets are $23-$30. Call (727) 816-3707 or visit

Philippine group hosts 'Hernando County Court Operations and Procedures' seminar: 2 to 4 p.m., American Legion Post 99, 208 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. The speaker will be County Judge Donald Scaglione. Hosted by the Hernando County Philippine-American Association. Seating is limited. Free. (352) 848-1031.

Police Unity Tour memorial motorcyle ride honoring Capt. Scott Bierwiler: Registration from 8 to 11 a.m., Barney's of Brandon at 9820 Adamo Drive, Brandon. The ride ends at Adventure Cycle on Cortez Boulevard, west of Brooksville. The cost is $20 per driver and $10 for passengers. Everyone participating will receive a chance to win an acoustic guitar autographed by Brooks and Dunn. The first 250 registered will receive a National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Awareness band, and the first 200 registered paid drivers will receive a commemorative T-shirt honoring Capt. Bierwiler. The group will ride on country roads through Trilby, Dade City and Brooksville. A lunch and party will follow the ride. Hernando County Sheriff's Capt. Scott Bierwiler, 42, was killed Feb. 19 when his patrol car was struck head-on by a teen driver on Powell Road, south of Brooksville. Visit the Web site at

Regal Railways train show and swap meet: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 5850 K of C Drive, Port Richey. There will be numerous vendors with N to G scale model trains to buy and sell, as well as a running train layout by the Third Rail of Ocala. Admission is $4; children 12 and younger admitted free. (727) 244-1341.

Shrine Auction: 6 p.m., Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., west of Brooksville. The auctioneer is Randy Umsted. Items to be auctioned include antiques, collectibles, glassware, hand and machine tools, toys and games, furniture, electronics, household items and gift certificates. Preview of items from noon to 6 p.m. Refreshments available. All funds raised support the Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa. (352) 666-4980 or (352) 597-1703.

Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502 scholarship dinner-dance: 6 to 10:30 p.m., Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road, Spring Hill. Music will be provided by Stan Prinston. Tickets are $19 each; those attending may bring their own beverages. (352) 597-3727.

Southeastern All Gaited Horse Association show: 10 a.m., Pasco Horseman's Association, 13215 Fivay Road, Hudson. Sign-up starts at 9 a.m. All gaited horses are welcome to participate in the 55 model and performance classes. (352) 297-9056.

VFW Post 9236: Fundraiser, noon to 5 p.m., 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. Funds raised will benefit Joe Casio, assistant chief of the Hernando Beach Fire Department, who was injured in an auto accident. (352) 596-9236.

Wild Game Feast: 10:30 a.m., Damascus Mission Faith Outreach, 4477 Treiman Blvd., Ridge Manor. The feast will be provided by SOS Famous BBQ. Donations will be accepted. The goal is to raise $3,000 for the church's new worship facility. (352) 279-6656 or (352) 585-2588.

Wine Tasting benefit for Relay for Life: 6 to 8:30 p.m., Strong Tower Vineyard and Winery, 6257 Swan Lane, Spring Hill. The event is sponsored and hosted by the Shining Stars Relay for Life team to benefit the American Cancer Society. Tickets are $25 if purchased in advance or $30 at the door, which includes wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres and a limited-edition wine glass to keep. The wine glasses have been created and hand-painted by Eye Kandy Glassware. (352) 686-0407.


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

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. Kathy Lockwood, (352) 683-9933.

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.


Afternoon of music and song with Norm Barnard and band: 1 to 4 p.m., High Point Community Center, 12249 Clubhouse Road, High Point. There will be dancing. Tickets are $6. Food will be available. Sponsored by the High Point Concordia Chorus. (352) 592-2147 or (352) 597-1966.

Nature Coast Festival Singers spring concert: 3 p.m., Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. The chorus will perform several of the Easter selections from the Messiah and other pieces. The Nature Coast Children's Chorale, under the direction of David Pletincks, will also perform. Admission is free. An offering will be taken during intermission. (352) 597-2235.

Polish-American Social Club: Dinner-dance, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. A traditional Polish dinner will be served from 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. (352) 596-4802 or (727) 862-1520.

VFW Post 9236: Buffet-style breakfast, 8 a.m. to noon, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. $6. (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 (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.

Hernando County events and happenings 03/26/09 [Last modified: Thursday, March 26, 2009 8:26pm]
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