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Things to do in Hernando County, week of Feb. 12

This week

Comedy and song: Brookridge Entertainment presents comedian Karen Rontowski and singer Steve Fowler at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. Tickets are $20. Call (352) 610-4901.

Celebrating Valentine's Day: The following Valentine's Day events are scheduled:

• Sweetheart Sock Hop, 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Marine Corps League Detachment 708, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. Entertainment provided by songwriter and recording artist Artie Lent, formerly of the 1960s group the DuCaines. Those attending are encouraged to dress in 1950s or '60s costumes. There will be contests and prizes. Bring a dish to share. Admission is $2.50 per person. Call (352) 597-7979.

• The Latin-American Civic and Cultural Association hosts My Sweet Valentine celebration, 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Suncoast Dance and Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, west of Masaryktown. The party includes music by DJ Willy Matos. There will also be a Lady in Red contest. Proper attire required. 8 p.m. to midnight. $10 for members; $12 for nonmembers. Call (352) 666-6848, (352) 340-5066.

Quick trip

Big band sounds: The 42nd Street Big Band performs "Dixieland Jamboree: It's Mardi Gras Time" at 2 p.m. today at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. $12. (727) 842-6777.

Acoustic rock: Gypsy Star, an American acoustic rock-pop band, performs at 8 p.m. Friday at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Tickets are $20 in advance, $23 at the door and $18 for law enforcement and season ticket holders. For information, call (727) 842-6777.

Valentine cruise: Valentine's Day sunset cruises are planned for Thursday, Friday and Saturday from Crystal River Preserve State Park, 3266 N Sailboat Ave., Crystal River. The cruise departs at 5:30 p.m. each evening from the visitor center dock and travels to the gulf to watch the sunset. There will be games and prizes, refreshments and snacks. After the cruise, guests can drive 2 miles to Crystal River Archaeological State Park for a stroll at the Moon Over the Mounds site at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20, $15 for ages 6 to 12 and free for ages 6 and younger. Call (352) 563-0450 or visit

Broadway classic: The musical Guys and Dolls continues with matinees and evening shows through Feb. 23 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Tickets that include dinner are $49.50; $24.95 for ages 12 and younger. Visit or call (727) 863-7949.

Look ahead

Old-time Brooksville: The Hernando Historical Museum Association and Historic Hernando Preservation Society will host the annual Heritage Day festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. Includes vendors, entertainment, demonstrators, crafts and activities for all ages. Food and drinks available. Tours of two local historic homes, as well as the museum, will also be offered. Admission is free. Tickets for the home tours are $10, $5 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for ages 5 and younger. Call Mary at (813) 470-0085.

Music and laughter: The Hernando Performing Arts Guild will present two shows in one with comedian Ted Holum and vocalist Brian Roman at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Hernando High School Performing Arts Center, 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville. Tickets are $25. Call the box office at (352) 799-5577 or visit or the guild's Facebook page.

Things to do in Hernando County, week of Feb. 12 02/11/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 12:40pm]
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