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Things to do in Hernando County

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Tea with mother: A Mother's Day Victorian Tea will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court. Featuring tea and light refreshments at decorated tables under the oaks. Tours of the Victorian house and gardens is included. Tickets must be reserved in advance: $15; $6 for ages 5 and younger. Call (352) 799-0129 or visit

Art in the city: An exhibit featuring more than 80 works of art by 20 members of the Spring Hill Art League continues through Friday at the Brooksville City Hall Art Gallery, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Gallery hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. For information, call (352) 540-3810.

A-mazingly fun: Celebrate spring with a sunflower maze, hay rides, a veggie cannon, farm animals, mini potbelly pig races, goats on grass roofs, and a story teller each weekend through June 9 at Sweetfields Farm, 17250 Benes Roush Road, Masaryktown. Visitors can bring their own picnic to enjoy under the oaks, or can purchase fresh squeezed lemonade and kettle corn. The farm is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays (as well as Memorial Day). Admission is $8.50 for ages 11 and up; $4.50 for ages 3 to 11; free for kids under 2. Cash only. For information, call (352) 279-0977 or visit

Quick trip

High flying fun: The USPA Canopy Piloting National Championships, "Swoop Nationals," today through Friday, starting at 9 a.m. each day, at Skydive City, 4241 Sky Dive Lane, Zephyrhills. Skydivers will fly their canopies in pre-arranged maneuvers, showcasing speed, distance, and accuracy. There will be a snack bar, beer and wine available. Admission is $5. Call (800) 888-5867 or visit

One singular sensation: The hit musical, A Chorus Line, kicks off at 8 p.m. Thursday at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Shows continue weekends through May 19, with shows at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $17, reserved seating. Call (727) 842-6777.

Look ahead

Big Band Dance: The Frankie Dee NY Orchestra will present its final dance of the season from 2 to 5 p.m. May 19 at the Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., west of Brooksville. This is a 16-piece orchestra with two singers, performing numbers from the big band and jazz eras, and other hits. Tickets are $12, available at the door. Reservations are suggested. Bring your own food and drinks. $12. For reservations, call Mary at (352) 596-9486.

Peaceful easy feeling: The Spring Hill Community Association will host an outdoor concert with the Alter Eagles tribute band from 6 to 8 p.m. May 18 at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. The band will perform some of the Eagles greatest hits, such as Hotel California, Desperado and Tequila Sunrise. Snacks will be served, and beer and wine will be sold. Tickets are $10 each. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. Call (352) 666-4746. Visit the website at

Florida folk fest: The annual Orange Blossom Jamboree will be May 16-19 at the Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake. This annual festival is strictly composed of Florida-based artists, companies and vendors. Headlining bands include Cope, the Heavy Pets, Ramblegrass, Free Range Roosters and Legacy. Tickets vary $60-$240. Call (954) 769-1692 or visit

Things to do in Hernando County 05/07/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 4:06pm]
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