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Hernando County events for Nov. 11 and beyond

Thursday

Brookridge Entertainment presents Jimmy Travis: The show includes comedy and music, which Travis has performed in cities such as Las Vegas and Branson, Mo. He has toured with stars such as Wynonna, the Righteous Brothers and Barbara Mandrell. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Showtime at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. (352) 610-4901.

Standing Tall For Veterans Fundraiser: The Brooksville Army National Guard Black Hawk Unit will have military vehicles on display. Auto Way Ford-Lincoln of Brooksville will have the new 2011 Ford Fiesta and other models. Also, Texas Roadhouse will donate 10 percent of food purchased to Standing Tall for Veterans, a nonprofit group. Visitors can also register to win a Texas Roadhouse gift certificate, free oil changes at Auto Way and other prizes. 11 a.m. Texas Roadhouse, 12935 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 238-3148.

Veterans Day Ceremony at Florida National Cemetery: The speaker will be Lt. Gen. Robert F. Milligan, interim executive director of the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs. The master of ceremonies will be Steve Jerve of WFLA-Ch. 8 in Tampa. The Tavares High School Band will perform patriotic music, Linda Burnette will sing, Naomi McClain will perform on the bagpipes and Gayle Williams will lead band members in the playing of echo taps. The Florida National Guard will provide the gun salute and posting of colors. There will also be a fly-over by Ye Mystic Air Krewe. Seating limited. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early and bring lawn chairs or blankets. 11 a.m. Free. Florida National Cemetery, 6502 Southwest 102nd Ave., Bushnell. (352) 793-7740. cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/florida.asp.

Veterans Day Spaghetti Dinner: Hosted by St. Paul the Apostle Parish. The menu includes spaghetti (with meat or meatless), salad, garlic bread, dessert and a beverage. 4-6:30 p.m. $6 for adults, $3 for children 12 and younger, or $16 for families (two adults, two children). Veterans with ID receive a $2 discount. United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 584-3988. stpaulsapostolic.com.

Veterans Field of Glory: The We Remember 27-H-1 group will place nearly 600 American flags, with veterans' names attached. Several honor guards will be in attendance. Hernando County Sheriff Richard Nugent will speak. Anyone wishing to place a flag in honor of a veteran is welcome. The Young Marines will help place the flags. The event will be on the west side of the school. 11 a.m. Free. Chocachatti Elementary School, 4135 California St., south of Brooksville. (352) 686-6962.

Friday

'Anne of Avonlea, The Musical': The show, based on the Anne of Green Gables series by Lucy Maud Montgomery, is an original production written by theater veterans Ellen Sanborn, Randi Olsen and David Sanborn. 8 p.m. $15 for adults, $5 for ages 13 and younger. An optional dessert bar is available for $5. Weeki Wachee High School, 12150 Vespa Way, north of Weeki Wachee. (352) 593-0027. liveoaktheatre.org.

'Arsenic and Old Lace': Drama critic Mortimer Brewster learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs and that insanity runs in the family. 8 p.m. $15 adults, $8 students 17 and younger. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

Artist Reception for Ellen Snyder: Presented by the Spring Hill Art League. Refreshments will be served. Snyder is a watercolorist and muralist. Her work will be on display throughout November and December. 6-8 p.m. Free. Pak Mail, 19514 Cortez Blvd. springhillartleague.com.

Making Turkey Wingbone Calls Class: Taught by Stan Taylor. Bring your own turkey wing. Call for instructions and reservations. 6-8 p.m. Free. Chinsegut Nature Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

Party of Gold Fundraiser: This is a benefit for the Humane Society of the Nature Coast . Bring unwanted or broken gold earrings, chains, bracelets and rings, and trade them in for cash. A chair masseuse will be available. 3-7 p.m. Humane Society shelter, 7200 Mobley Road, Brooksville. (352) 796-2711.

Teddy Bear Picnic: Children ages 2 to 5 are invited to bring their favorite teddy bear and a bag lunch. All children must be accompanied by a caregiver. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hernando County. 11 a.m. Free. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391.

Tri-County Community Center Bake-Craft-Yard Sale: The group is formerly the Tri-County Volunteer Fire Department Volunteer Ladies Auxiliary. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 2844 Forbes St., Nobleton. (352) 799-7720.

Where History Lives: Presented by the Hernando Preservation Society, this citywide event will include a display of military items, guided tours of historical sites, a Civil War skirmish, food and other activities. The event is to honor veterans of all wars, starting with the Seminole Wars through present-day soldiers. Activities include: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., military display at Brooksville City Hall Art Gallery; noon-3 p.m., guided tours of the Heritage Museum, a four-story mansion built in 1856 with more than 10,000 artifacts on display; noon-3 p.m., tours of the 1885 Brooksville Train Depot on Russell Street. Free. Downtown Brooksville. (352) 279-5182. hernandohistoricalmuseumassoc.com.

Saturday

'Anne of Avonlea, The Musical': The show, based on the Anne of Green Gables series by Lucy Maud Montgomery, is an original production written by theater veterans Ellen Sanborn, Randi Olsen and David Sanborn. 8 p.m. $15 for adults and $5 for children ages 13 and younger. An optional dessert bar is available for $5. Weeki Wachee High School, 12150 Vespa Way, north of Weeki Wachee. (352) 593-0027. liveoaktheatre.org.

'Arsenic and Old Lace': Drama critic Mortimer Brewster learns on his wedding day that his beloved aunts are homicidal maniacs and that insanity runs in the family. 8 p.m. $15 adults, $8 students 17 and younger. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd. , Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

Brookridge Crafty Stitchers annual Craft Sale: There will be a raffle for a large Raggedy Ann and Andy and a cross-stitched baby quilt. There will also be a silent auction and baked goods available. Free admission and hourly door prizes. Doughnuts and coffee available. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. (352) 597-0067.

Canterbury Fayre: The event will include arts and crafts, a creative fair with dance, gymnastics, art, drumming, classical and sacred music performances. Indoor and outdoor tables are $15, plus a donation of an item for the raffle. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2301 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-2010.

First United Methodist Church annual Bazaar and Bake Sale: Lunch available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., including homemade soups and hot dogs. All proceeds benefit the food pantry and scholarship fund. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. 109 S Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 796-3363.

Holiday Stop and Shop: This indoor event is a fundraiser of the post's Ladies Auxiliary, with funds benefiting prostate cancer, cancer aid and research. Coffee, doughnuts and a bake sale will be available. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 232-6409.

Homosassa Arts, Crafts and Seafood Festival: The 36th annual street festival includes fresh seafood, southern delicacies, a juried art show and arts and crafts booths. No pets allowed. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $2 for adults, free for kids. Yulee Drive and Mason Creek Road, 5530 S Mason Creek Road, Homosassa. (352) 628-9333. homosassaseafoodfest.com.

Kids Helping Kids presents Spinning Through the Decades: Hosted by the Temple Beth David Sisterhood, the event features siblings Jessica and Shawn Doolittle, founders of the Kids Helping Kids charity. The Doolittles will sing, and a DJ will provide music from the 1940s through the 1970s. Refreshments and a dessert bar included. 8-11 p.m. $15 per person, $25 per couple. Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., Spring Hill. (352) 686-7034.

National Gaming Day: All ages are welcome to come and celebrate the popularity and educational value of video and board games. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391.

Pancake Breakfast and Rummage Sale: Proceeds benefit the church fund and its ministries, including the food pantry, Dawn Center and Mary's House. The event is on the second Saturday of each month. 8 a.m.-noon. Prices vary $5 or less. Brooksville First Presbyterian Church, 250 Bell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 796-4228. god-loves-u.com.

Party of Gold Fundraiser: This is a benefit for the Humane Society of the Nature Coast . Bring unwanted or broken gold earrings, chains, bracelets and rings, and trade them in for cash. A chair masseuse will also be available. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Humane Society shelter, 7200 Mobley Road, Brooksville. (352) 796-2711.

Ridge Manor Property Owners Association Arts and Craft Show: Includes food, children's crafts, bake sale and raffles. Vendor spaces are $10 for outdoor spaces and $15 for indoor tables. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Ridge Manor Community Center, 34240 Cortez Blvd., Ridge Manor. (352) 608-4078.

Silverthorn Holiday Boutique: 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Silverthorn Community Center, 4400 Mallard Drive. (352) 799-2604.

Springstead Football Huge Flea Market Fundraiser: Spaces are $10; bring your own table. Set up begins at 6 a.m. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Springstead Theater parking lot, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-3528.

St. Frances Cabrini Council of Catholic Women Fall Craft Fair: Breakfast and lunch will be available. 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., 5030 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 796-0550 or (352) 686-1698.

Tri-County Community Center Bake-Craft-Yard Sale: Includes clown face painting from noon to 2 p.m. The group is formerly the Tri-County Volunteer Fire Department Volunteer Ladies Auxiliary. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 2844 Forbes St., Nobleton. (352) 799-7720.

Veterans Day Parade: The lineup starts at 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot behind City Hall. Confirmed participants include the Weekie Wachee Freebooters; Brooksville Fire Department; Hernando County Fire Rescue; Hernando County commissioners David Russell, John Druzbick, Rose Rocco and Jeff Stabins; Young Marines; American Legion Post 99; Operation Pride; Hernando County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard; Civil War re-enactors; Hernando High School Band; Hernando High JROTC unit; Central High JROTC unit; and the Daughters of the American Revolution. 10-11 a.m. Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville.

Where History Lives: Presented by the Hernando Preservation Society, this citywide event will include a display of military items, guided tours of historical sites, a Civil War skirmish, food and other activities. The event is to honor veterans of all wars, starting with the Seminole Wars through present-day soldiers. Events include: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Farmers market on the courthouse lawn on Main Street; 10 a.m.-2 p.m., military display at Brooksville City Hall Art Gallery; 11 a.m.-3 p.m., demonstrations with veterans, telling stories of their experiences (at locations throughout downtown); noon-3 p.m., guided tours of the Heritage Museum and Brooksville Train Depot; 12:30-3 p.m., Civil War skirmish, Tom Varn Park on Darby Lane (food will be available for purchase from noon to 3 p.m. at the park); 3-5 p.m., guided walking tours of historic downtown Brooksville (including several Victorian homes and the seven downtown murals); 4-5 p.m., guided walking tours of the historic Brooksville Cemetery off Jasmine Drive. Free. Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. (352) 279-5182. hernandohistoricalmuseumassoc.com.

WildFest 2010: There will be animals, bounce houses, live music, face painting and balloon animals, a car show and a hot dog-eating contest. Tours of the grounds will available. This is a grand opening celebration of the park, which provides rescue, rehab and long-term care for exotic and native animals. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Wildlife Rehabilitation of Hernando, 360 Suncoast Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 279-3600.

Hernando County events for Nov. 11 and beyond 11/09/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 9, 2010 8:09pm]

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