Hernando County Events for Feb. 18-20

THURSDAY

Art reception at City Hall: 5 to 7 p.m., City Hall Art Gallery, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. The Winter Art Exhibit continues through March 8. It includes works by artists Faith Bradburn Keller, Scott Condos, Evie Harper, Stephanie Harris and Raquel Rose Stucchio; the Spring Hill Camera Club; the Suncoast Ship Model Society; the Hernando Quilters; an exhibit of Civil War artifacts, courtesy of John Tucker, and Boy Scout memorabilia from Mark Caskie's collection. (352) 540-3810.

Storytime and Toddler Time: Toddler Time at 10 a.m., Storytime at 11 a.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Toddler Time is for ages 18-35 months, and Storytime is for ages 3-5 years. Programs include age-appropriate stories, finger plays and songs. (352) 540-6391.

FRIDAY

Storytime and Toddler Time: Toddler Time at 10:15 a.m., Storytime at 11:15 a.m., West Hernando Branch/Staffordene T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. Toddler Time is for ages 18-35 months, and Storytime is for ages 3-5 years. Programs include age-appropriate stories, finger plays and songs. (352) 540-6391.

Nature and Folk Song Night at Chinsegut Nature Center: 7 to 9 p.m., 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. Bring an instrument, camp chair and flashlight (or just yourself). Free. (352) 754-6722.

SATURDAY

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.

Black History Month Recognition Banquet: 8 p.m., Lorenzo Hamilton Community Center at Kennedy Park, 899 Kennedy Blvd., Brooksville. This year's honoree will be Annie D. Williams, Hernando County supervisor of elections. Tickets are $12 each. (352) 688-2861.

Brookridge Good Times Line Dance Social: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Brookridge clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., west of Brooksville. DJ to provide music. Admission is $4. (352) 397-6088.

Harmony on Parade "Songs for All Seasons" variety show: 2 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Classic show tunes, such as I'm Always Chasing Rainbows and Easter Parade, and performances by the Hi-Lites' popular D'Lites Quartet, Jessica Doolittle and the Sunset men's barbershop quartet. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students 18 and younger. Group prices available. (352) 686-4122.

Heritage Day: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. This year's event will highlight the timber and logging industry. There will be historic exhibits, crafts, demonstrations, a silent auction and food available. Museum tours will be offered for $5 for adults and $2 for ages 6-12; free for ages 5 and younger. (352) 799-7138.

County Cooperative Extension Service open house: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville. Programs on small farms, urban horticulture (gardening), Florida Yards and Neighborhoods, family and consumer sciences and 4-H youth development will be presented. Visitors can tour the new facility. Master Gardeners will answer lawn and gardening questions. One visitor will be awarded a rain barrel. (352) 754-4433.

Hernando Symphony Orchestra presents "Big Bands Return — Tribute to Lee Cave": 7:30 p.m., Hernando Performing Arts Center, 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville. Featuring special guests, Milo's Dixie Band. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for students in grades K-12. E-mail hernandosymphony@yahoo.com or call (352) 597-9555. Visit online at hernandosymphony.com.

High Point Community February Dance: 7 to 10 p.m., High Point Clubhouse, 12249 Clubhouse Road, north of Spring Hill. Music provided by the Starburst Duo. Tickets are $5. Reserve tables for groups of six or more in advance. (352) 596-2827.

Holiday Springs RV Resort Craft Fair: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 138 Travel Park Drive, off County Line Road, Spring Hill. (352) 683-4366 or (804) 921-2144.

Live and Let Die concert: 7:30 p.m., Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. A tribute band performs the music of Paul McCartney and the Beatles. Tickets ($15 for adults, $10 for students) can be purchased online at springsteadtheatre.com. Proceeds benefit the school's choral program. (352) 797-7010, ext. 221, or (352) 476-9086.

Love Your Neighbor monthly flea market: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., 408 W Jefferson St., Brooksville. Vendors and donations are welcome. Proceeds help feed the homeless and the needy. John Rudny, (352) 573-8756.

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

Neil Diamond Tribute with Jay White: Dinner at 6 p.m., showtime at 7:30 p.m., Aripeka Elks Lodge, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. Tickets are $30 for prime seating, $28 for regular seating. (727) 868-2994, ext. 14.

New Hope United Methodist Church yard sale: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., 12725 Istachatta Road, a mile north of Istachatta. Donations for the sale can be dropped off at the church from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. Proceeds will benefit the church scholarship fund. (352) 637-4284 or (352) 232-0859.

Relay for Life yard sale: 8 a.m. to noon, Hernando County Family YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Proceeds benefit the Spring Hill cancer society's survivors dinner. (352) 686-3600 or (352) 503-6405.

Texas hold'em poker tournament to benefit Standing Tall for Veterans: 6 to 11:30 p.m., Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, Brooksville. The cost is $40 for those who pay by today or $50 at the door. Top three players win Walmart gift cards. (352) 585-2928 (call between 6 and 9 p.m.).

Hernando County Events for Feb. 18-20 02/16/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 7:56pm]

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