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Hernando County events: Festival starts at fairgrounds

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Fall Fest on the Grounds: Gates open at 5 p.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St., Brooksville. Includes midway rides, food and family activities. Parking is $2; admission is free. Demolition derby at 7 p.m. (gates open at 6 p.m.); tickets $10 for adults, $5 for ages 3-10. (352) 776-4552.

Hernando Beach Open Market: 2 to 7 p.m., 3375 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. Vendor spaces available, with funds benefiting a local nonprofit organization. Sponsored by the Resort Beaches Women in Business. (352) 556-2639.

Hernando Hills Hi-Lites present annual Christmas Show: 7 p.m., Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. The women's barbershop chorus and quartet will sing contemporary and traditional Christmas songs, as well as a comical rendition of The Twelve Days of Christmas. The Nature Coast Children's Chorale is also scheduled to perform. Santa will pass out goodies. A portion of funds raised will go to Special Students Support Group of Hernando County. Admission is $5. For more information, call Tessie at (352) 686-4122 or Vicki at (727) 992-3064.

The Importance of Being Earnest production: 7 p.m., Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School, Eleanor Dempsey Performing Arts Center, 13651 Hays Road, Hudson. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens. (727) 857-2600.

Jeff Peterson Memorial Cup Wrestling to benefit All Children's Hospital: Doors open at 7 p.m., bell time at 8 p.m., National Guard Armory, 16386 Spring Hill Drive, south of Brooksville. Featuring first-round matches and tag-team rumble. Pro Wrestling Riot preshow at 6:30 p.m. for VIP ticket-holders. Buy tickets online at www.jpc2009.com.

Nature Coast Volunteers for Veterans fundraiser yard sale: Starting at 8 a.m., 2462 Sunset Vista Drive, Aripeka. (352) 686-1820.

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All-Pro Dad breakfast: 8:30 a.m., Golden Corral, 940 S Broad St., Brooksville. Luis Leon, (352) 754-2464. ext. 225.

Arts and Crafts Club of Hernando County show: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Brooksville Woman's Club, 131 S Main St., Brooksville. The first 50 children to arrive will receive a free, mini American flag. Indoor table rentals available for $10 and $15; outdoor space is $5. Louis, (352) 796-2089.

Bark Island: 8 to 10 a.m., Alfred A. McKethan Park, 10800 Pine Island Drive, Pine Island. Dogs and their owners are invited to the park. The cost is $5 per car or walk-up patron. Pet owners must provide proof of current vaccination records to enter the park. All dogs must be on leashes. (352) 754-4031.

Dinner show with comedian/impressionist Rick Chapman: Cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., showtime at 8:30 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8681, 18960 Drayton St., at County Line Road, Shady Hills. Tickets are $20. (727) 856-1860 or (352) 428-7550.

Fall Antique Appraisal Show: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Xavier Hall, St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Hosted by the Knights of Columbus Council 13209. Verbal appraisals only. $5 per item. Jack Hauser, (352) 686-9767 or (352) 238-1878.

Fall Fest on the Grounds: Noon to 11 p.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St., Brooksville. Includes midway rides, food and family activities. Parking is $2; admission is free. Includes a hometown cookoff. A tractor pulling show will be at 4 p.m. in the new arena; tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for ages 3-10. The festival continues through Sunday. (352) 776-4552.

Firefighter Challenge for Charity: Starting at noon, Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way. Featuring firefighters from Hernando County Local 3760 and Spring Hill Local 2794 who will compete in horseshoes, firefighter combat and volleyball. There will also be a DJ, a barbecue and a "Date a Firefighter" raffle, as well as activities and games for children. Admission will be a donation at the gate. Teams and sponsors are needed. All funds raised will benefit local children with special needs. Gabe Croft, (352) 678-8414, or Jeff Palmer, (727) 992-9675.

Hernando Beach Open Market: 2 to 7 p.m., 3375 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. Vendor spaces available, with funds benefiting a local nonprofit organization. Sponsored by the Resort Beaches Women in Business. (352) 556-2639.

High Point Community Dance: 7 to 10 p.m., High Point clubhouse, 12249 Clubhouse Road, High Point. Music by Dave Mussatto. $5 at the door. Coffee provided; bring your own beverages. (352) 596-2745.

The Importance of Being Earnest production: 7 p.m., Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School, Eleanor Dempsey Performing Arts Center, 13651 Hays Road, Hudson. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens. (727) 857-2600.

Jewelry Show: Refreshments at 6:30 p.m., presentation at 7 p.m., Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., Spring Hill. Hosted by the temple and the Irwin Lieberman Religious School. Featuring jewelry from Premier Designs. Babysitting available. RSVP to (352) 686-7034.

Junior Service League's Treasure Sale and Turkey Shoot: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Killingsworth Plaza, 19259 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Snacks and drinks will be available, and there will be a contest to win turkeys. Mary Latin, (352) 678-8660.

Love Your Neighbor Flea Market: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Love Your Neighbor warehouse, 408 W Jefferson St., Brooksville. Vendors and donations welcome. John Rudny, (352) 573-8756.

Market on Main Street: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. along Main Street, between Broad and Liberty streets, as well as in the city parking lot next to 31 S Main St., Brooksville. Vendor spaces available for $15 per month or $50 for four months. Sponsored by the Brooksville Business Alliance. (352) 650-8948 or (352) 797-9330.

Petting Zoo: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church/Growing in Grace Preschool, 411 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Includes goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, geese, tortoise and bunnies. Free. Children must wear closed-toe shoes. Includes free pony ride, hot dog and drink. (352) 688-1057.

Ridge Manor Property Owners Craft Show: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ridge Manor Community Center, 34240 Cortez Blvd., Ridge Manor. The local Boy Scouts will serve breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Vendor spaces available for $10. Carol Defilippo, (352) 583-2556.

Spring Hill Orchid Lovers Club annual Orchid Plant Auction: 1 to 3 p.m., Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Linda Roderick, (352) 597-3736.

Suncoast Harmony Chorus garage sale: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 6301 Swan Lane, Spring Hill. Cindy, (352) 597-4376.

Sunny South Trio and Forgiven in concert: 6 p.m., Eden Baptist Church, 22308 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 796-3855.

TOPS 716 fashion show/buffet: 1 to 3 p.m., Timber Pines Lodge, off Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Featuring Bon Worth fashions, door prizes and raffles. $20. (352) 686-9923.

VFW Post 10209 Men's Auxiliary fundraiser dance: 7 to 11 p.m., 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. Live music with Little Deuce Coupe. $10 in advance or $11 at the door; includes hot dog and hamburger with fixings. (352) 796-0938 or (813) 526-6868.

VFW Post 8713 pig roast: 2 p.m., 1681 E Jefferson St., Brooksville. $5. Country Pride Band will entertain from 2 to 5 p.m., with karaoke following at 7 p.m. (352) 796-4449.

VFW Post 9236 Ladies Auxiliary flea market: Starting at 8 a.m., 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. Vendor space available for $10. (352) 596-9236 or (352) 597-7907.

Hernando County events: Festival starts at fairgrounds 11/19/09 [Last modified: Thursday, November 19, 2009 6:26pm]

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