Monday, January 22, 2018
Events

Things to do in Hernando, Feb. 26 and ahead

This week

Afternoon of jazz: Through a collaboration with the Hernando County Public Library System and the Hernando Jazz Society, the Hernando Jazz All Stars will entertain from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. There is no cost to attend. For information, call (352) 754-4043.

Celebrating history: Hernando High School will present "Keep on Moving Beyond the Dream," a multicultural history program, at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the school's performing arts center, 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville. Students will celebrate history through poetry, singing, dancing and musical performances. Admission is $2; free for Hernando County school employees with an ID badge. Call (352) 797-7015.

Lovely blooms: The annual Fantasy African Violet Club Show and Sale will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Oak Hill Hospital H2U Partners Club, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Includes a juried show, bake sale and raffle. There will be blooming African violets and other gesneriads available, as well as potting mix, supplies and information. Free admission. Call (352) 398-1679.

Quick trips

A strawberry fiesta: The 27th annual Floral City Strawberry Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Floral Park, 9530 S Parkside Ave., Floral City. Includes strawberry delights such as shortcake, jams and jellies; fine art and craft booths; continuous live entertainment; contests; a pageant; and children's activities. There also will be food vendors, and Ferris Groves will be selling strawberries. Admission is $3; free for ages 12 and younger. Call (352) 795-3149. floralcitystrawberryfestival.com.

Revisiting World War II: A World War II Weekend will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. There will be uniformed re-enactors representing both Allied and Axis forces who will demonstrate weaponry and other items common to the time. The day will include military vehicles, wartime encampments, weapons demonstrations, period vendors, food and music. The re-enactment battle will be at 2 p.m. each day. Admission is $3 per person; free for WWII veterans with ID and children ages 6 and younger. Call (352) 793-4781. floridastateparks.org/dadebattlefield.

Curtain call

Musicians wanted: The Hernando Symphony is looking for musicians. There are openings for violin, viola, cello, string bass, oboe, trumpet and percussion. An audition is required, scheduled in advance. Auditions will consist of a short prepared piece of the musician's choice and some sight reading. Request audition: [email protected] Visit hernandosymphony.com.

Look ahead

Party in the swamp: The 21st annual Weeki Wachee Swamp Fest will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 7 and 8 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 9 at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way.The festival will feature entertainment, arts and crafts, food and contests. Admission is $8; $4 for ages 6 to 12, and free for ages 5 and younger. Call (352) 556-5807 or (352) 597-4424. Visit swampfestweekiwachee.com.

Folk fest: The 25th annual Will McLean Music Festival is March 7-9 at the Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake. More than 50 acoustic musicians from around Florida on five stages. Weekend tickets: $35 in advance and $40 at the gate. Daily tickets: $20 for Friday, $25 for Saturday and $15 for Sunday; ages 12 and younger free. Call (352) 489-3766 or visit willmclean.com.

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