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Hernando weekly planner for Aug. 29

Take a trip back in time this weekend as Weeki Wachee mermaids who performed at the famous attraction from the 1940s through the 1970s participate in a nostalgic show.

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Take a trip back in time this weekend as Weeki Wachee mermaids who performed at the famous attraction from the 1940s through the 1970s participate in a nostalgic show.

30-1 Saturday through Monday

Legendary Sirens perform: This nostalgic show features retired Weeki Wachee mermaids who performed from the 1940s through the '70s. Show times are at noon and 2 p.m. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. $13; $8 for ages 6 to 12; free for ages 5 and younger. (352) 592-5656.

29 Today

Summer Magic: This reception is being hosted by Neighbors Against Mining, a volunteer organization created to stop plans by Cemex for open-pit lime rock mining on property north of Cortez Boulevard, west of Brooksville. It features music by John and Jonathan, as well as a silent auction. Send email to 5:30 to 8 p.m. Brooksville Woman's Club, 131 S Main St., Brooksville. $20 per person and $35 per couple; includes beer, wine and other refreshments, as well as appetizers.

30 Saturday

Machine Gun Shoot: More than 100 machine guns will be used to destroy cars, trucks and an assortment of other targets. 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. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee. Spectators, $2; free for ages 14 and younger; shooters, $20. (352) 597-9931.

2 Tuesday

Charity Cruise-in: Hosted by Chick-fil-A and Monster Transmission and Performance, the event will include door prizes, entertainment, a silent auction, games and raffles. Proceeds will benefit New Beginnings Youth Shelter. 5 to 8 p.m. Chick-fil-A, 13143 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Free admission and registration. Toll-free 1-800-708-0087 or

3 Wednesday

Hernando County Community Anti-Drug Coalition: Lisa Hilko, the coalition's evaluator, data manager and grant writer, will be on hand. 3:30 p.m. WestBridge Treatment Center, 7300 Grove Road, west of Brooksville. (352) 596-8000.

4 Thursday

Loomis Bros. Circus: Featuring acrobats, aerialists, horses, clowns, big cats, balloons and elephants. Cotton candy, popcorn and other food and drinks will be available. Sponsored by the Florida International Teaching Zoo, with proceeds to benefit the zoo's endangered species and educational programs. Show times are at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. $20 for adults; $8 for ages 2 to 12. Free children's tickets available at local stores, or call (352) 603-2374. The circus continues on Sept. 5.

Hernando weekly planner for Aug. 29 08/27/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 6:49pm]
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