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Musically inclined: The Springstead Marching Eagle Brigade will present its annual "Night of Flight" on Friday at Springstead High School, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Under the direction of Richard Dasher, the band is the reigning Florida Marching Band Coalition Class 2A state champion. The evening will kick off with dinner at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria, followed by the band performing on the football field. The show's theme is "Shadows and Light," with music such as House of the Rising Sun, Intention and Nights in White Satin. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the gate. Proceeds will benefit the band. Tickets will be available at the gate. 6 p.m. $10; includes dinner. Call (352) 797-7010.

Music to your ears: Singer, comic and impressionist John Timpanelli performs "From Buble to Broadway and Beyond" from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Hernando Beach Club, 3145 Flamingo Blvd., Hernando Beach. Tickets are $10 for members and $12 for nonmembers, including dessert and coffee. A cash bar is available. For reservations, send email to or call (585) 247-3294.

Mermaid encounter: Children are invited to enjoy a 20-minute experience with a Weeki Wachee mermaid in the Mermaid Lagoon at Buccaneer Bay at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. The encounters are on Saturdays and Sundays, with two sessions each day. The first session is at 3:30 p.m. for ages 3 to 6; the second is at 4:30 p.m. for ages 7 to 14. Space is limited to six children per session. The cost is $75. To book an encounter, call the park at (352) 592-5656. Visit the website at

Art in the city: A new exhibit has opened at the Brooksville City Hall Art Gallery, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. The exhibit, which continues through Nov. 1, includes works by artists Kim Dewitt Paff, Lee Broede, Andy Fotopoulos and Albert Juliano, presented by Abrams Art Gallery/owner Richard Melton. Also on display are ship models by Suncoast Ship Model Society, photographs by the Spring Hill Camera Club, handmade quilts by the Hernando Quilters Guild, a new selection of poetry by members of Just Poets and arrangements by the Brooksville Garden Club. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. For information, call Rachel Fogarty-Oleson at (352) 263-4923 or Terri Carter at (352) 540-3810.

Quick trip

Of love and relationships: The off-Broadway hit musical I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change continues through Sept. 15 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Shows are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays and 1:30 p.m. on select Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Doors open two hours before the show for a "summer special" buffet. Dinner and show, $32.95; show only, $24.95. Call (727) 863-7949 or online at (online seat selection available).

Look ahead

It's a blast: Machine gun owners and spectators are invited to celebrate Labor Day weekend with a Machine Gun Shoot from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee. Cars, trucks and an assortment of other targets will be destroyed. Machine gun owners 18 and older are welcome to participate. No tracers or incendiary ammunition allowed. Spectators and shooters should bring their own eye and ear protection, especially for small children. Food and soft drinks will be available for purchase. Call (352) 597-9931 or visit

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