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Hernando County events for April 22-25


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Hernando County Fair and Youth Livestock Show: 5 to 11 p.m., 6436 S Broad St., Brooksville. Midway ride armbands $18. Parking $2 per vehicle. Steer and broiler sale, 7 p.m. Admission $7 for adults, $4 for ages 4-12, free for 3 and younger. (352) 796-4552 or

Spring Hill Regional Hospital Auxiliary gold buying, health and candle fair: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., 10461 Quality Drive, Spring Hill. The event will be in the hall by the gift shop. Proceeds go to the scholarship fund and local charities. Pat, (352) 666-8755.


Celebration of Poetry: 7 to 9 p.m., Pasco-Hernando Community College North Campus, Room B-104, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. Faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to participate in this open-microphone poetry reading. Professors and published poets Richard Downing and Kay Mc­Kamy will read their works. Refreshments and a door prize will be provided by PHCC's North Campus Student Government Association. The event is dedicated to Downing, who is retiring from full-time teaching at PHCC in May. Those interested in reading their poetry or others should call Downing at (352) 797-5132 or McKamy at (352) 797-5109. If time permits, those who do not sign up in advance may have an opportunity to read.

Hat Trick Theatre Productions presents 'The Fantasticks': 8 p.m., Eleanor Dempsey Performing Arts Center at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School, 13651 Hays Road, Hudson. $15 reserved seating, $9 general admission. (727) 857-2604 or online at

Hernando County Fair and Youth Livestock Show: 5 to 11 p.m., 6436 S Broad St., Brooksville. Midway ride armbands $20. Parking $2 per vehicle. Open beef showmanship, 7 p.m. Admission $7 for adults, $4 for ages 4-12, free for 3 and younger. (352) 796-4552 or

Republican Lincoln Day Dinner: 6:30 to 10 p.m., Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill. The keynote speaker is Attorney General Bill McCollum, who is running for governor. U.S. Rep. Adam Putnam will also speak. Tickets are $50. Send e-mail to chairman@hernando


Beth Moore 'So Long Insecurity' seminar live simulcast: Presented via satellite, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Northcliffe Baptist Church, 10515 Northcliffe Blvd., Spring Hill. Doors open at 9 a.m. There will be a break for lunch from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $10, available at the church office. Jackie Laird, (352) 683-5882.

Breast Cancer Research Benefit Motorcycle Run: Registration starts at 9 a.m. and ride begins at 10 a.m., Florida Cancer Institute-New Hope, 7154 Medical Center Drive, off Cortez Boulevard (across from High Point), Spring Hill. The ride ends at Sleepy Hollow Fishing Lodge, 10333 E Gobbler Drive, Floral City, where there will be a live band, steak dinner and raffles. Free T-shirt for the first 100 people registered. $15 per person, which includes the steak dinner. Tambra, (352) 592-8129.

Brookridge Line Dance Social: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. Includes DJ. No lessons provided. Bring your own drinks and snacks. Admission is $2. Norma, (352) 397-6088.

Christian concert: 7 to 9 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 250 Bell Ave., Brooksville. Featuring Christian rock band Potters Clay, the Community Gospel Choir and the Contemporary Worship Band. Includes free food. (352) 796-4228.

Coastal Cleanup with Make Mine Bluegreen: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., along park shores of Linda Pedersen Park, Jenkins Creek, Rogers Park, Bayport and the Weeki Wachee River. Check in at the Linda Pedersen Park pavilion on Shoal Line Boulevard, north of Hernando Beach. Make Mine Bluegreen is a nonprofit group of volunteers that cleans up marine debris and beach trash in the coastal communities of west-central Florida. (727) 967-4754 or send e-mail to

Fashion Show and Luncheon benefits Children's Advocacy Center: Noon, First United Methodist Church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Presented by the General Federation of Women's Clubs, Spring Hill Service League. Lunch catered by John Mason and served by the Nature Coast Technical High School's culinary arts students. The event theme is "Second Hand Rose," with fashions modeled from Jericho Road Ministries and St. Vincent de Paul thrift shops. There will also be a presentation of "Women Who Made a Difference in History." Gift baskets will be available. Tickets are $15. Funds raised will benefit the Children's Advocacy Center in Brooksville. Dee Smith, (352) 597-1103.

Hat Trick Theatre Productions presents 'The Fantasticks': 8 p.m., Eleanor Dempsey Performing Arts Center at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School, 13651 Hays Road, Hudson. $15 reserved seating, $9 general admission. The show continues through Sunday. (727) 857-2604 or online at

Hernando Beach Marine Safety Support Group's indoor yard sale: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Coast Guard Auxiliary, 4340 Calienta St., Hernando Beach. Tom, (352) 597-0003.

Hernando County Fair and Youth Livestock Show: 1 p.m. to midnight, 6436 S Broad St., Brooksville. Demolition Derby, 7 p.m. Midway ride armbands $22. Parking $2 per vehicle. Admission $7 for adults, $4 for ages 4-12, free for 3 and younger. (352) 796-4552 or

Hernando Marketplace: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Anderson Snow Park, Soccer Complex, 1360 Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill. Presented by the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce. Includes more than 100 vendors, live radio broadcasts, food and entertainment. Free admission. (352) 796-0697.

Hernando Symphony Orchestra presents 'Hurray for Broadway': 7:30 p.m., Hernando Performing Arts Center, 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville. $12 for adults, $5 for students (grades K-12). (352) 597-9555 or visit

InsideOut Student Ministry rummage/yard sale: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Whiting Insurance parking lot, 11270 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Hot dogs, chips, drinks and popcorn will be available for purchase. The youth ministry is party of Hope Community Bible Church; funds raised benefit a mission trip to Mexico in June. Deanna, (352) 683-6940.

'Keep Your Home — Get the Facts' workshop on avoiding home foreclosures: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Career Central, 7361 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Hosted by United Way of Hernando County and Consumer Credit Counseling Service. Designed to educate and help families facing foreclosure or those who are concerned about their current housing and financial situation. Topics include evaluating your current situation, defining delinquency, identifying the players, learning how to work with your lender, understanding the alternatives to foreclosure and defining a counseling session. Meet with HUD-certified counselors, local housing authorities and others. Free; no reservations needed. Toll-free 1-800-864-9481, ext. 8368.

Temple Beth David Downs: 6 p.m., 13158 Antelope St., Spring Hill. Includes decorated wooden horses racing, food, door prizes and raffles. Tickets are $5, available in the temple office. (352) 686-7034.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes — Hike in Heels: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the practice field adjacent to the Star Education Center, 1036 Varsity Drive, Brooksville. Participants collect pledges and walk 1 mile in high heels. Men, women and children may participate. Presented by the Dawn Center, in partnership with Shiloh Problem Solvers and youth from the MOST Club. Dawn Easter, (352) 592-1288 or Visit

Week of the Young Child — 'The Storybook Forest': 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando, 15506 County Line Road, Spring Hill. Includes arts and crafts, games, music, free food, a storyteller, puppet show, vintage fire trucks, costumed characters, and VPK and library card registration. The first 300 children will receive free backpacks. (727) 233-8291 or

Hernando County events for April 22-25 04/20/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 9:18pm]
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