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March 12: Upcoming things to do in Hernando

This week

Double the fun: Brookridge Entertainment will present the Edwards Twins at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. Identical twins Anthony and Eddie are celebrity impersonators who mimic more than 100 artists. They look like and perform hit songs by stars such as Barbra Streisand, Elton John, Bette Midler, Billy Joel, Andrea Bocelli, Sonny and Cher, George Burns and Gracie Allen, Rod Stewart, Liza Minnelli, Neil Diamond and Lady Gaga. Tickets are $20. Call (352) 610-4901.

Celebrating the Irish: Two local Veterans of Foreign Wars posts will host St. Patrick's Day parties on Saturday:

• A party with Southern Exposure, 7 to 10 p.m. at VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. Tickets are $15. (352) 796-0398.

• The VFW Post 8681 St. Patrick's Day Bash, 5 to 10 p.m. A corned beef and cabbage dinner will be served, and music will be provided by the Cotee River Band. The post is at 18940 Drayton Street, Shady Hills. (727) 856-1860.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?: The Hernando Aero Modelers Florida Club hosts its 40 Pylon Race and Gremlin Combat Saturdays at its field at the Cemex Entrance Road, 16301 Ponce De Leon Blvd., north of Brooksville. Spectators may watch wing-to-wing pylon racing action, followed by combat event. Gates open at 7 a.m., registration is at 8:30 a.m. and a pilots meeting is at 9:15 a.m., with racing starting at 9:30 a.m. Entry fees are $10 for the pylon race, $5 for combat or $13 for both. Spectators pay $3 per carload. Call (352) 346-9948.

Quick trips

Saintly celebration: A St. Patrick's Day Parade, Crawl and Concert will be from 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the historic Courthouse Square in downtown Inverness. Participate in the parade or watch curbside, enjoy a free outdoor concert and participate in a Leprechaun Pub Crawl. For details, call (352) 726-2611 or visit inverness-fl.gov.

Festival of quilts: The West Pasco Quilters' Guild will present "Fabric in Motion" from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center, 6630 Van Buren St. The show will feature a boutique with more than 400 handmade quilts, vendors selling sewing items, a children's area, a silent auction, trunk shows, lectures and demonstrations. $7; $10 for multiple days. Call (727) 267-3801 or visit citynpr.org.

Art by Dr. Seuss: Illustrations, sculptures and never-seen "secret art" by the beloved author of children's books is on display through April 18 in the Rao Musunuru, M.D., Art Gallery in the Alric C.T. Pottberg Library at Pasco Hernando State College, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday. Free and open to the public. For information, call (727) 816-3231.

Look ahead

Rat Pack: The Hernando Performing Arts Guild presents the Central Florida Rat Pack at 7 p.m. March 22 at the Hernando High School Performing Arts Center, 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville. The season finale tribute to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. features Armando Diaz as Frank, Felix J. Deneau Jr. as Deano and Steve Roman as Sammy. Tickets $25. Call (352) 799-5577 or visit hpag.org.

Where the wild things are: The annual "Wildlife Adventures" Nature Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 22 at Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. The event will include a variety of activities and programs. Admission is $5; free for ages 16 and younger. For details, visit naturecoastbirdingfestival.com.

March 12: Upcoming things to do in Hernando 03/11/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 3:41pm]
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