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Things to do in Hernando County, March 25-31

Today

VFW Post 9236 Breakfast: Breakfast includes eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, blueberry pancakes, toast, biscuits and gravy, juice and coffee or tea. Adult beverages may be purchased separately. Hosted by the Men's Auxiliary. 9 to 11:30 a.m. $7. VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 596-9236.

Cannon Shoot: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cannon owners can pay $10 to participate; free admission for spectators. Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 597-9931. hernandosportsmansclub.com.

Festival of Orchids: Presented by the Orchid Lovers Club of Spring Hill, with vendors, potting and orchid care booths, and an hourly orchid raffle. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $2 admission. Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. (352) 597-3736.

Chasco Fiesta: The annual American Indian Festival and carnival features music, rides and other activities. 1 to 8 p.m. Free admission; fee for food and rides. Sims Park, 6341 Bank St., New Port Richey. (877) 424-2726. Continues through March 31. chascofiesta.com.

Ma'Ceo!: Cavallo Equestrian Arts brings its self-described gypsy-themed festival with pounding acoustic music, an old-fashioned ring and equestrian stunts to life. The show includes nearly 10 breeds of horses. 1 and 5 p.m. Ringside $45; adult mezzanine $35, and general $25. Children (ages 13 and younger), $24 mezzanine; $17 general. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (813) 995-4749. cavalloeqarts.com.

Nature Coast Festival Singers Spring Concert: The chorus, under the direction of James Urbanski, will sing a variety of classical and contemporary songs, such as With a Voice of Singing; Let Everything That Has Breath; and Psalm 100. Scholarship winner Nina Morales, a violinist, will perform. 3 p.m. An offering will be collected. Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville. (352) 597-2235.

Eat and Skate Fundraiser: Includes two hours of skating and dinner — cheeseburger, baked beans, chips and drink. Proceeds will benefit the Team Florida Inline Speed Team. 5 to 7 p.m. $5. Rainbow Rollerland, 1125 W Jefferson St., Brooksville. (352) 796-0040.

Allison Speer in Concert: Speer has been singing professionally since 1985 and has toured with the Bill Gaither Trio and Gaither Vocal Band since 1989. 6 p.m. Freewill offering accepted. Brooksville Wesleyan Church, 22319 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 799-3066.

Tuesday

Meet the Pittsburgh Pirates: Meet and greet players to raise funds for the Police Unity Tour and the Hernando County Sheriff's Office Fallen Deputies Memorial. 7 to 9 p.m. Free admission; donations accepted; raffle tickets for $25 each will be sold for a chance to win a 2012 GMC Canyon donated by Rick Mathews Buick GMC. Rookies Sports Bar and Grill, 3095 Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill. (352) 346-3864.

Shrine Club hosts Spaghetti Dinner: Includes antipasto salad, spaghetti with meat and marinara sauce, Italian sausage and bread. 6 to 8 p.m. $7 in advance, $8 at the door. Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., Brooksville. (352) 610-4124.

Coast Guard Auxiliary offers 'Suddenly in Command': This is a primer course designed for boat passengers, who are not generally at the helm, to be prepared in case of an emergency. 7 p.m. $10. Hernando Beach U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 4340 Calienta St., Hernando Beach. (352) 397-5417.

Wednesday

Spring Hill Art League Artist Reception: Featuring artists Sharon Bray and Frances Childs, whose works will remain on display through the end of April. Refreshments will be served. 5 to 7 p.m. Free. Rising Sun Cafe, 10 S Main St., Brooksville. (352) 799-9690.

Microsoft Office Workshop Series presents 'Microsoft PowerPoint': Provided by the Encore Academy at PHCC. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. $18. Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. Toll-free 1-877-879-7422.

Senior Singles Dance: Free dance lessons from 7 to 8 p.m., with dancing continuing to 11 p.m. $5 admission. Spring Hill Domino Club, 15120 County Line Road, Spring Hill. (352) 293-4009.

Thursday

United Way's 2-1-1 Get Connected/Get Answers Seminar: Nonprofit health and human service agencies are invited to participate and learn how to use the 2-1-1 resource line, which connects callers to information about health and human services available in the county. Bring a laptop for hands-on instruction; a few laptops will be provided for use. 1:30 to 4 p.m. Free, but space is limited and reservations are required. Career Central, 7361 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 688-2026.

Friday

PHCC Encore Academy Offers 'Mail Merge': Personalize letters to send to a multitude of people by using Microsoft Word's Mail Merge feature. Create mailing labels in Microsoft Word using an Excel data sheet, and learn other data sources such as MS Outlook. 9 a.m. to noon. $18. Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. Toll-free 1-877-879-7422. phcc.edu/encore.

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry: Includes baked or fried fish, french fries and coleslaw. 5 to 7 p.m. $6 adults, $4 for ages 12 and younger. St. Anthony the Abbot Catholic Church, 20428 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 796-2096.

Relay for Life of Spring Hill: All-night walk to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Survivor lap at 6:15 p.m. and luminaria ceremony at 9 p.m. The Kids' Walk is at 9 a.m. Saturday (registration at 8 a.m.). Activities and entertainment throughout the night. 6 p.m. Friday to 11 a.m. Saturday. Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., Brooksville. (352) 797-7088. edline.net/pages/hcsb_ncths.

Saturday

Rotary of Spring Hill/Kevin Coit Middle School Brain Bowl: This is an academic competition among all Hernando County public middle schools. Students buzz in to answer math, science, English and geography questions. 9 a.m. Challenger K-8 School of Science and Math, 13400 Elgin Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 684-6840.

Homosassa Heritage Day: Exhibits and programs on the history of the park and the Homosassa area. Held in the Florida Room. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free with regular park admission. Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park, 4150 S Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. (352) 628-5343. homosassasprings.org/homosassa.cfm.

Springstead High School Band Electronic Recycling Fundraiser: Band members will collect electronic, working or not, such as laptops, towers, servers, mainframes, mice, hard drives, SD and SIM cards, CPU chips, monitors, fax machines, printers, calculators, keyboards, DVD players, remote controls, VCRs, digital picture frames, cellphones, camcorders, small kitchen appliances and power tools. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hernando County Flea Market, 2450 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. (352) 556-1652.

Come Together Day: Presented by Shiloh Problem Solvers. Includes activities such as flag football, baseball, board games, track and field events and a three-point ball shootout. Complimentary food will be provided to all participants. Prior to the event, there will be a men's prayer breakfast and a women's prayer breakfast, each starting at 8 a.m. There will be speakers and a youth program. 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free activities and food. Kennedy Park, 1000 Kennedy Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 345-9596, 799-7044.

Valueself Family Fun Day: Presented by the Hernando County Recreation Department, in conjunction with GIME Fitness and Wholota Wellness Co. This is a field-day event for all ages that will include a variety of events, such as balance challenges, sack races, jump rope contests and musical fitness. There will also be a food cookoff and healthy motivational lectures. All participants are entered into a drawing to win four 14-day passes to Sea World. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Advance tickets are $5 for the student field day (ages 5 to 17); ages 4 and younger free. Adults are $15 for adult field day, $25 for healthy seminars, or $35 for both; Taste of Healthy Hernando food cookoff, $20. $5 extra per entry at gate. Anderson Snow Park, 1360 Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill. For more information: (352) 754-4031, 428-6368. wholotawellness.com.

A Taste of Relay for Life: Sponsored by Preceptor Delta Iota Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. 4 to 6 p.m. $5 for 10 tastings. First United Methodist Church, 109 S Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 279-1198, 796-5490.

Karaoke Contest: Kicks & Co., the competitive dance team from the Brooksville Academy of the Arts, with help from R.C. DJ & Karaoke and Coney Island Drive Inn will host a fundraiser to cover the travel expenses to Myrtle Beach, S.C., for the DanceMakers National Dance Competition. Contestants can preregister at the dance academy or arrive at 5 p.m. to register. The competition begins at 6 p.m. $10 entry fee. Cash prize. Coney Island Drive Inn, 1112 E Jefferson St., Brooksville. For more information, call (352) 799-2614.

Ghost Tours: Legend has it that the Heritage Museum, a four-story, 12-room house, built more than 150 years ago by Brooksville pioneer John May, is inhabited by the spirits of long-deceased family members, including May's 3-year-old daughter, Jessie. Handheld cameras and recording devices welcome. Reservations required. 8 to 10 p.m. $20, cash only. Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. Fore more information: (352) 799-0129. hernandohistoricalmuseum assoc.com.

Things to do in Hernando County, March 25-31 03/24/12 [Last modified: Saturday, March 24, 2012 10:49am]

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