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Things to do in Hernando County for Jan. 1

This week

Let's polka: The Frank Moravic Band will entertain from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Suncoast Dance and Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. American and polka music will be provided. A cash bar and food will be available. Admission is $10 for center members and $12 for nonmembers. For information, call (989) 768-0031.

Searching for haunts: Ghost tours of the Hernando Heritage Museum are offered 8 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. Legend has it that the Heritage Museum, a four-story, 12-room house built more than 151 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. The cost is $20, cash only. For ages 16 and older. Reservations required. Call (352) 799-0129.

Quick trip

Historic battle: The annual Dade's Battle Re-enactment will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. Battle re-enactments will be at 2 p.m. each day. The event marks the 178th anniversary of the battle in which Maj. Francis Dade and 105 men were killed, setting off the Second Seminole War. There will be period soldier, Seminole and civilian camps; a sutler trade fair; historic arts and crafts demonstrations; full-scale cannon firing, tree cutting and barricade building, as well as 19th century games and activities for children. Admission is $5, except for children ages 5 and younger, who will be admitted free. There is a $3 parking fee per vehicle. Call (352) 793-4781.

Look ahead

A dog's life: The annual Florida Gulf Coast Clusters dog shows kick off Jan. 6 and continue through Jan. 19 at Florida Classic Park, 5360 Lockhart Road, east of Brooksville. Featuring 10 American Kennel Club all-breed dog shows, conformation, junior showmanship, obedience trials, rally trials and free tours to learn all about AKC dog shows. Visitors may also bring their dogs to participate in the Doggie Fun Zone, an obstacle course for dogs; the entry fee is $12. There will be vendors and a food court. Presented by the Clearwater Kennel Club, Inverness Florida Kennel Club, Manatee Kennel Club, Pasco Florida Kennel Club and Tampa Bay Kennel Club. Free admission; $5 parking. Call (813) 215-3580.

Almost heaven: Brookridge Entertainment will present a John Denver Tribute with Tom Becker at 7 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. Becker, a former member of the legendary folk group the New Christy Minstrels, will bring back some of Denver's greatest hits, such as Rocky Mountain High, Country Roads, Thank God I'm a Country Boy and Annie's Song. Tickets are $20. Call (352) 610-4901.

Musical legends: Forbidden Broadway's Greatest Hits opens at 8 p.m. Jan. 16 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Shows will continue at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 26. The musical revue pays a comical and entertaining tribute to some of theater's greatest stars and songwriters. Tickets are $15. Call the box office at (352) 683-5113.

Things to do in Hernando County for Jan. 1 12/31/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 2:18pm]
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