1. Things to Do

Hernando Things to Do for April 9

This week

Meet me at the fair: The Hernando County Fair and Youth Livestock Show and Sale continues through Saturday at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. This year's fair includes midway rides, agricultural farm exhibits, a kids' zone and entertainment. Gates open at 3 p.m. today for seniors; otherwise, gates open at 5 p.m. each day, except Saturday, with hours from 1 to 11 p.m. Highlights include a greased pig contest at 6:30 p.m. Thursday; steer show and showmanship contest at 6:30 p.m. Friday; livestock auction at 10 a.m. Saturday; and a demolition derby at 7 p.m. Saturday. Senior admission is $4 today. General admission: $8, $4 for ages 4 to 12 and free for ages 3 and younger. Call (352) 796-4552 or visit

Music with laughter: Brookridge Entertainment presents Robin Roth at 7 p.m. Thursday at Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. Roth is a singer extraordinaire with a comedic flair. Her repertoire includes classics, standards, swing, pop, jazz, Broadway and today's hits. Tickets are $20. Call (352) 610-4901.

Ecliptic fun: Tickets are available for the Luna Fusion Hurricane Hoopla, which is from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Arc Nature Coast Education Center and Regional Evacuation Shelter, 6495 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. The event includes food, a band entertaining indoors and acoustical musical entertainment outdoors. There will also be interactive entertainment. This is the Arc's signature fundraiser event. Tickets are $35. Call (352) 544-2322, ext. 109, or visit

Quick trips

Let your love flow: Famous Pasco County brothers David Milton Bellamy and Homer Howard Bellamy return home to perform a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Friday at Pasco High School, 36850 State Road 52, Dade City. The brothers found success in country music in the late 1970s and had 20 No. 1 singles, including Old Hippie, Redneck Girl and If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me). This is a fundraiser for the Pasco High School athletics programs. Tickets are $15; $25 for VIP tickets. Call (352) 524-5508.

For the birds: The annual Swallow-Tailed Kite and Wildlife Festival will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. Includes guided kite and wildlife walks, animal talks by Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park personnel, and a bat program by Bat Belfrys/Florida Bat Conservancy. There will also be a puppet show and a kite-flying contest (bring your own kite). Food and other vendors will be on hand. Admission is $3 per carload. Call (352) 793-4781 or visit

Rhinestones and glitter: LaCage Aux Folles continues through April 20 at Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Cocktails start at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6 p.m. Fridays, 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturdays, and 1 p.m. Sundays. $49.50 for dinner and show; $38.45 show only, or $24.95 and $19.95 for ages 11 and under, all plus tax and tip. (727) 863-7949 or

Look ahead

Voyage to Narnia: Live Oak Theatre will present The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe April 18 through 27 at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville. The musical adaptation, based on the classic C.S. Lewis story, brings to life siblings Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy, and the creatures of Narnia. The April 18 show is sold out. Additional shows will be at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. April 19, at 7:30 p.m. April 25 and 26, and at 2:30 p.m. April 27. Tickets are $15; $5 for youth 13 and younger. All tickets include coffee, tea and dessert. Call the box office at (352) 593-0027 or visit