1. Things to Do

Things to do: art, pig races, biking starting May 29

This week

Art appreciation: A reception for local artists Sharon Bray, Marilyn Clifford, Linda Jaglois and Sandra LaValley will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Rising Sun Cafe, 10 S Main St., Brooksville. Refreshments will be served. The artists' works will remain on display through the end of June. For information, call Doris at (352) 593-4633.

A-mazingly fun: Celebrate spring with a sunflower maze, hayrides, a veggie cannon, farm animals, mini potbelly pig races, goats on grass roofs and a storyteller each weekend through June 9 at Sweetfields Farm, 17250 Benes Roush Road, Masaryktown. Fresh-squeezed lemonade and kettle corn will be available for purchase, but visitors may bring their own food and drinks. The farm is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $8.50 for ages 11 and up and $4.50 for ages 3 to 11; free for kids 2 and under. Cash only. For information, call (352) 279-0977 or visit

Biking, then a party: The annual Cruising for Critters poker run benefit for the Humane Society of the Nature Coast is Saturday, with registration starting at 9 a.m. at AAA Auto Club South, 1410 Pinehurst Drive, Spring Hill. Breakfast will be served; kickstands up at 10:30 a.m. Stops are throughout Hernando and Citrus, ending midafternoon at R Beach Restaurant on Shoal Line Boulevard in Hernando Beach. There will be food, prizes and entertainment by country singer George Marshall. Doggie day care will be available. Nonriders are welcome to the after-party, where 10 percent of sales will be donated to the Humane Society. Advance scorecards: $10 for one or $20 for three. Day of the event, scorecards will be $12 each or $25 for three. Call (352) 683-3446 or visit cruisingforcritters .com.

For the birds: The Hernando Aero Modelers RC Club will host a Fun-Fly at 8 a.m. Saturday at the club field at the Cemex entrance road, 16301 Ponce De Leon Blvd., north of Brooksville. Bring gas, glow or electric aircraft. Includes free flying, a giant scale pattern demonstration, World War I and World War II fly-bys, a precision pattern flying demonstration, a giant sailplane demonstration, parasails, a paratrooper drop, a pylon racing demonstration, learn-to-fly training, static displays and a computer flight simulator. Food and beverages available. Spectators pay $3 per person or $5 per carload. Call (352) 586-0363.

Quick trip

Cool cars: Antique cars, vendors, and music will be featured at the Dade City Cruise-In from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday in historic downtown Dade City. Free. (352) 567-3769.

Wine down: Strong Tower Winery, 17810 Forge Drive, Shady Hills, hosts an Evening at the Vineyard on Friday, with extended hours until 10 p.m. Italian sausage and green pepper heroes from Holy Smokes! and honey-made desserts from Fisher Honey Bees will be available. Wine will be available for purchase by the bottle or glass. Picnics and lawn chairs welcome. Call ahead for parties of eight or more, (352) 799-7612 or

Summer art: Pasco-Hernando Community College's faculty and staff exhibit features photography, clay, charcoal, textiles, pencil drawings, acrylics and sculpture through July 26 at the college's Rao Musunuru, M.D., Art Gallery, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Summer exhibit hours are from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. (727) 816-3231 or