Things to do in and near Hernando

Published Apr. 9, 2013

This week

Fair-time fun

The Hernando County Fair and Youth Livestock Show continues through Saturday at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. The fair includes midway rides, agricultural farm exhibits, a kids zone and entertainment. Gates and the midway open at 5 p.m. today, Thursday and Friday and at 1 p.m. Saturday. General admission: $8, $4 for ages 4 to 12, free for ages 3 and younger. Call (352) 796-4552 or visit

Soulful sounds: Brookridge Entertainment will present "Music of Motown and Beyond" with the Sounds of Soul at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St. The group relives the hits of Motown with songs by the Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston and the Supremes. Tickets are $20. Call (352) 610-4901.

Celebrating children: Hernando County continues its Children's Week celebration with a Family Night from 6 to 8 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Spring Hill, 8092 Toucan Trail, Spring Hill. The event includes a free barbecue, bounce house and band. Family Movie Night will begin at 7:30 Friday at Hernando Park, 205 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. The animated film Brave will be shown. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. The week will conclude with the Children's Week Celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, Brooksville. There will be free food and activities. For information, call (352) 797-7022, ext. 407.

Reptile revue: A Reptile Expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. The event will feature creatures like alligators, tortoises and snakes. Activities will include archery, a gopher tortoise walk, a reptile handling area and various presentations. Food and refreshments will be available. Admission is free. For information, call (352) 754-6722.

Sunset with music: The Hernando Symphony Orchestra will present "Tunes at Twilight" at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Hernando Beach Club, 3145 Flamingo Blvd.The annual outdoor concert will include singers Lorri Hafer and Julia Rifino and music with Americana, big-band and cinematic themes. Guests may bring their own snacks. Drinks will be available for purchase. Tickets are $10. Call (352) 683-5113.

Quick trip

'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' continues through April 21 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19 in Hudson. Shows are at 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 11:30 a.m. select Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and 1 p.m. Sundays. Adult cost is $49.50 for dinner and show, $38.45 show only; for children 12 and under, $24.95 for dinner and show, $19.95 show only; plus tax and tip. Call (727) 863-7949 or visit

Look ahead

We be jammin': The Hernando County Recreation Department will present its fifth annual Reggae SunFest from noon to 9 p.m. April 20 at Linda Pedersen Park, 6300 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. Includes vendors, food, crafts, children's games and continuous live music. Admission is $5, $1 for ages 5 to 12, and free for 4 and younger. Visit or call (352) 754-4031.

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