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Horsin' around (for Camp Good Hope)

Horses and riders performing as a team in jumps and turns and a show by a medieval horseback drill team will be featured during the second annual Sportsman's Sertoma Charity Horse Show on Saturday at the Pine Ridge Equestrian Center.

The show, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., features English and Western saddle competition and speed events such as flag racing, fence jumping, mailbag pickups, a pole competition and arena races.

The Medieval Horseback Drill Team, Silk and Sable, of Sarasota will perform at noon. The horses and riders are costumed in flowing robes of the medieval period.

Other activities will include pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting for youngsters and vendors selling hot dogs and hamburgers. Admission is $2 per person, with children under 12 admitted free. Bring lawn chairs or blankets, as the grandstands are likely to fill up quickly. Free parking.

The show benefits Camp Good Hope, a bereavement camp for children sponsored by Hospice of Citrus County. The goal for the fundraiser is $10,000.

Gators at museum

The Old Courthouse Heritage Museum, 1 Courthouse Square, Inverness, is featuring a new exhibition Alligators: Dragons in Paradise through May 28. The exhibit includes artifacts such as alligator shoes and clothing, reproductions of skulls and a simulated nest with eggs. Mike Werwetz, a park ranger at Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park, will discuss alligators and their habitats at 1 p.m. March 29 at the second floor courthouse of the museum. Free admission. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Call 341-6436.

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