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Hernando Jazz Society presents Hernando Jazz All Stars: The afternoon will include songs such as Satin Doll, When I Fall in Love and Moon River, as well as other favorites from the big band era. Cash bar and buffet lunch available. 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free for members of the society; $10 nonmembers. Food and drinks additional. Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 835-7183.

'Gypsy': Loosely based on the memoirs of famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, the acclaimed musical features hits such as Small World, Everything's Coming Up Roses and Let Me Entertain You. 2 p.m. $15. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

Monday

Academia Hernando Winter 2013 Lecture Series begins with 'Eleanor Roosevelt — The Depression Years': The one-woman show presented by Susan Marie Frontczak includes a series of vignettes that reveal Mrs. Roosevelt's public and private personae. After a 45-minute monologue, there will be a question-and-answer session. 10 a.m. $10 for the lecture or $55 for the series. Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 597-0158.

Hernando County administrator's town hall meeting: County Administrator Len Sossamon will host this open forum, with no scheduled presentation by county staffers. Residents will be able to speak about whatever issues concern or interest them. 4 to 6:30 p.m.. Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 4191 Spring Lake Highway, Spring Lake. (352) 540-6780.

Tuesday

College Connection seminar: Part of a series that introduces local health and human service programs in Hernando County. The topic is Community Education, presented by John Winans of the Alzheimer's Family Organization. 3 p.m. Free. Pasco-Hernando Community College North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. (352) 797-5004.

Wednesday

'Harriet Tubman: The Chosen One': Pasco-Hernando Community College's 28th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture Series will feature a historical performance by the award-winning Gwendolyn Briley-Strand. The performance is in honor the 100th anniversary of Tubman's death. 10 a.m. at PHCC's East Campus, 36727 Blanton Road, Dade City; 7 p.m. at the Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. Free. (877)-879-7422. phcc.edu.

Writing workshop: Presented by local author Jack Jones, who specializes in mystery, fiction and travel journalism. The workshop includes practical tips, techniques and resources. There will be time for group writing exercises and discussion. 10 a.m. to noon. Free. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

Thursday

'Harriet Tubman: The Chosen One': Pasco-Hernando Community College's 28th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture Series will feature a historical performance the award-winning Gwendolyn Briley-Strand. The performance is in honor the 100th anniversary of Tubman's death. 9:45 a.m. at the PHCC West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey; 6:30 p.m. at the PHCC North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. Free. (877)-879-7422. phcc.edu

'Incredible Edibles' workshop: Participants will partake in a potluck dinner before they pick, crack and shell hickory nuts, pine nuts and acorns and other wild edibles. 6 to 9 p.m. $3 park entry per vehicle. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. (352) 793-4781.

Friday

Church yard sale: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 596-0080.

'It's Jazz': The program is part of a series of music programs about the golden age of jazz in the 1950s and '60s. Presented by former NPR jazz radio announcer Peter LaMattina, who will play and discuss selections from the period. This is the first in a three-part series. 3 p.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

NRA Muzzleloading Rifle Course: This 2-day course includes classroom instruction and time on a range. Lessons include the NRA's rules for safe gun handling, parts, loading, shooting, cleaning, shooting from a standing position and shooting from a crossed-stick position. Call to preregister. 6 to 10 p.m. $100, includes a copy of the NRA Muzzleloading Rifle Handbook. Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee. (352) 597-9931. hernandosportsmansclub.com.

Ballroom and open dancing: Music provided by Take Two. Cash bar and snacks available. 6 to 9 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. $6. Masaryktown Community Center, 539 Lincoln Ave., Masaryktown. (352) 796-5433.

'Gypsy': Loosely based on the memoirs of famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, the acclaimed musical features hits such as Small World, Everything's Coming Up Roses and Let Me Entertain You. 8 p.m. $15. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

Saturday

Church yard sale: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 596-0080.

NRA Muzzleloading Rifle Course: This 2-day course includes classroom instruction and time on a range. Lessons include the NRA's rules for safe gun handling, parts, loading, shooting, cleaning, shooting from a standing position and shooting from a crossed-stick position. Call to preregister. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. $100, includes a copy of the NRA Muzzleloading Rifle Handbook. Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee. (352) 597-9931. hernandosportsmansclub.com.

Florida Manatee Festival: Includes a fine arts show, craft show, manatee education, manatee boat tours, entertainment, vendors, food, children's activities and tours of Three Sisters Springs. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $3; 12 and younger free. Downtown Crystal River, U.S. 19 and Citrus Avenue, Crystal River. (352) 759-3149. floridamanateefestival.com.

Firearms safety course: Provides lessons on the basics of firearms safety around the home and the fundamentals of pistol shooting. Time on the range is included. Completion of the class provides the required documentation to apply for a Florida concealed carry permit. Class size is limited; registration required. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $60. Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee. (352) 597-9931. hernandosportsmansclub.com.

Brooksville Raid Re-enactment: With more than 1,500 re-enactors, 28 cannons, 60 horses and more than 50 sutlers, this event claims to be Florida's largest Civil War re-enactment. Includes food concessions, Confederate and Union camp tours, an anvil shoot and music by the 7 Pounds of Bacon Mess Band. Battles will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. $8 for adults, $4 for ages 6 to 12, and free for ages 5 and younger and Scouts in uniform. Sand Hill Scout Reservation, 11210 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 799-0129. brooksvilleraid.com.

Geocaching workshop: This indoor and outdoor workshop teaches participants how to use a GPS unit to engage in the treasure hunt game of geocaching. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. $3 park entry per car. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. (352) 793-4781.

Suncoast Arts Fest: The eighth annual event is expected to draw more than 120 fine artists and crafters. Activities include new surprises along with favorite features such as entertainment, chalk artists, the Kids Art Garden and emerging artists. Adults will also have the opportunity to participate in hands-on art experiences. Proceeds benefit Arts for Kids in Pasco County. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. The Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Drive, Suite 100, Wesley Chapel. (727) 247-6182. suncoastartsfest.com.

Youth Options Expo: The Area Hernando Youth Initiative's Workforce Transition Team invites teens and young adults to this event, which is co-sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Weeki Wachee and Career Central. Participants meet with future employers and learn about alternative opportunities such as entrepreneurship, post-secondary education, the armed forces, volunteer work and other ventures. Door prize drawings will be conducted every half-hour. Food and beverages will be available, and there will be an entertainment area for children. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Suncoast Dance and Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, west of Masaryktown. RSVP to deaster@careercentral.jobs or (352) 200-3034.

Together for Life event: The free event is designed to bring awareness to unborn children, as well as for those struggling with a past-abortion experience. Food and drinks will be available, with proceeds benefiting A New Generation, a pregnancy resource center. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Vendor tables will be available with baked goods, arts and crafts, jewelry and other items. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendor tables are $10. Hernando Park, 205 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. (352) 544-0911.

Spring Hill Aglow Prayer for the Nation: Includes prayer for the military and local and national governments, Scripture readings and patriotic songs. Noon to 1 p.m. Hernando County Courthouse, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. (352) 293-4586.

Teen Movie Afternoon: The movie to be shown is Pitch Perfect, rated PG-13. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hernando County. 1 to 4 p.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

High Point Dance Night: Music provided by Two Fold. 7 to 10 p.m. $5. High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road, High Point. (352) 596-2827.

'Gypsy': Loosely based on the memoirs of famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, the acclaimed musical features hits such as Small World, Everything's Coming Up Roses and Let Me Entertain You. 8 p.m. $15. Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

Things to do in Hernando County 01/12/13 [Last modified: Friday, January 11, 2013 5:56pm]

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