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The Citrus County Chamber of Commerce and the city of Crystal River will sponsor the 21st annual Manatee Festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in downtown Crystal River. The event will feature a fine arts show, live entertainment, children's activities, environmental boat tours, kayak adventures and more. Admission is $2 for ages 12 and up. Call (352) 795-3149 for information.


All about art: The winter art exhibit runs through Feb. 12 at the Brooksville City Hall Art Gallery, 201 E Howell Ave., Brooksville. The exhibit includes the works of Tony Caparello, Glenna Cofran, Shirley Jacobson, Barbara Kerr, Alberto Juliano, Jessica Miller, David C. Roland, LeAnn Steen and others. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and is free. Call 544-5407 for information.

Bandshell bash: The Hernando County Fine Arts Council's January Bandshell Bash will feature Tampa rock quartet Crystal Blue from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Hernando Park band shell. The concert is free and will also feature an antique car and hot rod show, sidewalk vendors and other activities. Call 754-4788 for information.

Canine competition: The 2008 Florida Classic Clusters AKC All-Breed Dog Show runs today through Monday and Wednesday through Jan. 20 at Florida Classic Park, 5360 Lockhart Road, off Cortez Boulevard, east of Brooksville. The show is presented by the Clearwater Kennel Club, Inverness Florida Kennel Club, Manatee Kennel Club, Pasco Florida Kennel Club and Tampa Bay Kennel Club. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Admission is free; there is a $5-per-vehicle parking fee. Call (813) 361-8402 or (813) 215-3580, or visit


Heart and humor: The Full Monty, a musical comedy, continues weekends through Feb. 24 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Friday and Saturday shows start at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. Cost for dinner and show is $44; show only, $32.95; ages 12 and younger, $26.45 and $21.45, all plus tax and tip. For information, call toll-free, 1-888-655-7469.


Big battle: The Hernando Heritage Museum Association and the North Pinellas County Scout Sertoma Club will present the 28th annual Brooksville Raid Festival and Civil War re-enactment from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 19 and 20 at the Sand Hill Scout Reservation on State Road 50 in Spring Hill. Daily admission to the event is $6 for adults and $3 for children. Scouts in uniform are admitted free. For information, call 796-6766.

A one and a two: The Slovene National Benefit Society will have the first of two winter polka dances from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at the SNPJ Hall, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. Music will be provided by the Bobby Kravos Band from Cleveland. Admission is $10. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Call Doris at 686-9874 for information.

Send information about upcoming performing and visual arts events to Logan Neill at or to St. Petersburg Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville FL 34613. Items must be in the office no later than five days before publication.

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