Saturday, February 17, 2018
Events

Upcoming events in Hernando County

RESCUE/ADOPTION EVENT: The Animal Rescue Friends Network will have a rescue/adoption event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Animal Care Center of Weeki Wachee, 7068 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee.

Dog and cat rescue groups will be on hand with pets available for adoption. There will be a DJ, food and raffles available.

For information, call (352) 684-9050 or (352) 585-5498.

WILLFEST: The 24th annual Will McLean Music Festival will be March 8 through 10 at the Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake.

Stages, workshops, crafts and food booths will open at noon March 8, with festivities continuing through 6 p.m. March 10.

The festival honors the late Will McLean, known as the father of Florida folk music. This year's festival will also honor Guy LaBree, the state's foremost painter of Florida subjects.

There will be performances on three stages by a variety of entertainers, from Lucky Mud and Wayne Martin from the Panhandle, to Grant Livingston and Amy Carol Webb from Miami.

Free workshops will include basic finger-style guitar, mandolin, harmonica, fiddle, wooden flutes, dulcimer and voice.

There will also be a children's area with games and crafts.

Weekend tickets are $32 in advance and $37 at the gate. One-day tickets are available at the gate and are $17 on March 8, $20 on March 9 and $17 on March 10. Children 12 and younger will be admitted free.

Camping is $25 a day with electricity and water, or $10 for tent camping.

For information, visit willmclean.com or Facebook, or call (352) 465-2167.

MODEL PLANE RACE: A Club 40 Pylon Race will be from 9 a.m. to noon March 9 at the Hernando Aero Modelers Field at the entrance road to Cemex, 16301 Ponce De Leon Blvd., north of Brooksville.

The event features radio-controlled racing planes. Food and cold drinks will be available.

Admission and parking are free. For information, call Don Schmitz at (352) 232-3854 or Bill Panzeter at (352) 346-9974.

BALLROOM DANCE: A ballroom and open dance will be from 6 to 9 p.m. March 8 at the Masaryktown Community Center, 539 Lincoln Ave., Masaryktown. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Music will be provided by Take Two. A cash bar and food will be available.

Admission is $6. For information, call Pat at (352) 796-5433.

ROARING '20S BENEFIT: The Arc Nature Coast is seeking sponsors for the upcoming Flapper Dapper Hurricane Hoopla, which will be from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. April 20 at the Arc's Education Center and Regional Evacuation Center, 6495 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.

Sponsorships range from $250 to $5,000 and include benefits such as tickets and promotional opportunities in a variety of marketing materials and at community events.

Donations of raffle items and in-kind contributions are also needed. The event is open to the public, but a limited number of tickets will be sold. The cost is $35 each.

For information, tickets or sponsorships, contact Nancy Stubbs at (352) 544-2322, ext. 109. Visit the website at thearc- naturecoast.org.

COMMUNITY ART SHOW: The Wellington's ninth annual Residents' Fine Art Show will be from noon to 5 p.m. March 9 at the Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill.

This will be a multimedia art display. Admission is free. The bar and restaurant will be open.

For information, call Shirley Dillon at (352) 686-9657.

SPRING MUSIC CELEBRATION: A three-day Spring Festival of Music will be March 8 through 10 at the Suncoast Dance and Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill.

The lineup includes:

• A jam session will be from 5 to 9 p.m. March 8. There will be a guest appearance by Bob Kravos. Tickets are $7.

• Frank Stanger, Bob Kravos and Joe Zdelar will entertain from 6 to 10 p.m. March 9 and again from 2 to 6 p.m. March 10. Tickets are $10 each day.

Tickets for all three days are available for $25.

Doors open an hour before each event.

A cash bar and food will be available.

For information or to reserve a seat, call Daria at (727) 753-9631.

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