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Things to do in Hernando County this weekend


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Last chance for fair

The 63rd annual Hernando County Fair continues through Saturday with fun for the entire family, including rides, games, food, live entertainment, contests, livestock show, demolition derby, arts and crafts and much more.

Gates open at 5 p.m. today and 1 p.m. Saturday at Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St. in Brooksville; admission is $8 for adults and $4 for ages 6 to 12. Parking is free.

For a complete schedule, go to

Stringbreak Music Fest

Get your groove on at the Stringbreak Music Festival from noon-11 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road in Brooksville. The multistage Americana music festival features music from many genres, including roots rock, alternative country, newgrass and bluegrass. Performers include The Original Duhks, Robin and Linda Williams, The Greencards, Chatham County Line, The David Mayfiled Parade and the Black Lillies. Camping is available on site. For information, contact (863) 984-8445 or visit

Blueberry bonanza

All things blueberry are coming to Brooksville for the Florida Blueberry Festival, happening all along main Street from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The festival includes live entertainment, food, arts, crafts and vendors.

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 6 to 17, and free for 5 and under. Parking is $4 per car in designated parking areas, with parking proceeds benefiting local charities. For details, go to

Senior shenanigans

The Weeki Wachee Senior Citizen's Club hosts an Open House from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 3357 Susan Drive, Spring Hill.

The WWSC is home to several clubs including oil painters, watercolor artists, crafters of all types, ship modelers, wood carvers, precious stone artisans, quilters and R/C airplane enthusiasts. Their wares and information will be on display at this free open house. For information, call Pat Otto at (352) 746-2688 or visit

Tunes at Twilight

Bring your own chair and snacks, settle in and relax for the sixth annual Tunes at Twilight sunset beach concert featuring Hernando Symphony Orchestra at 7 p.m. Saturday at Hernando Beach Club, 3145 Flamingo Blvd. in Hernando Beach.

Tickets are $10 each and are available at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd. in Spring Hill, or may be purchased at the gate.

For information, call (352) 683-5113 and visit

Church presents 2-day yard sale

A Yard Sale is planned from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and April 12 at the Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Items available for purchase include household items, crafts, computers, printers, televisions, electronics, books, toys, games, furniture, tools, clothing and much more. Food, drinks and baked goods also will be available. For information, call Linda Beckner at (352) 688-3431.

Springstead High hosts Ethnic Night

Springstead High School and People to People, an international community service club, will host Ethnic Night from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at the high school, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Ethnic Night features an art display, different ethnic foods, entertainment and a sidewalk chalk art contest. The purpose of this night is to bring the community together and provide cultural awareness. For information, call Elizabeth Acevedo at (727) 326-5533.

Golf tourney benefits charter schools

Hernando County Charter School Education Foundation plans a Golf Tournament to benefit the foundation at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Hernando Oaks Golf Course, 5230 Delacroix Drive, Brooksville. The cost is $75 per person or $270 per foursome, which includes beverages and a catered lunch by Texas Roadhouse. Payment can be made the day of the tournament. There will be tournament prizes and a raffle for a vacation getaway. To register, visit or call (352) 688-5092.

Yard sale fundraiser for March of Dimes

Bayfront Health Spring Hill will hold its annual March for Babies Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday on the front lawn of the Medical Arts Building, 10461 Quality Drive, Spring Hill. Proceeds will benefit the March of Dimes. For information, call Susan Frimmel at (352) 797-4645.

Salvation Army has Community Yard Sale

The Salvation Army plans a Community Yard Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 15464 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. There also will be a bake to benefit youth, free Hallmark gifts, exclusive discount Avon products and $5 portraits from a local photographer. For information, call (352) 796-1186.

Foster care and adoption event

A Hernando County event, "Open Your Heart," aimed at recruiting foster and adoptive parents for Kids Central Inc., will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Guests will have the opportunity to fill out information packets and learn about the options open to those interested in helping to care for these children. Arrive at 9:30 a.m. and enjoy a free pancake breakfast courtesy of Devereux's Spring Hill Neighborhood Project.

For information, call Kids Central at (352) 387-3424 or (352) 387-3472.

Columbiettes sponsor Vendor and Craft Fair

St. Joan of Arc Columbiettes Auxiliary 11317 is sponsoring a Vendor and Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Parish Hall, 13485 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. There will be a variety of local products and crafts, as well as refreshments and door prizes. Admission is free.

For information, call (352) 686-9461 or email

Coming up

Relay for Life fundraiser set

Help support the Spring Hill Relay for Life at Rookies Sports Bar & Grill from 4 to 11 p.m. Tuesday at 3095 Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill. Rookies will donate 10 percent of your food purchase to Relay for Life. For information, call Nancy Kesselring at (352) 584-4247.

Learn all about recycling at library

Hernando County Public Library will teach a recycling class from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Spring Hill Branch, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Recycle Tuesday is held the third Tuesday of each month. Go green by repurposing discarded items into useful creations and works of art. For more information call (352) 754-4043 or visit

'The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe'

Live Oak Theatre presents "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" on April 19, 25, 26 and 27 at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville. Admission is $15 for adults, $13 for students 13 and under or $5 with purchase of an adult ticket. All tickets include coffee/tea and dessert.

Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinee is at 2:30 p.m. The April 19 show will have an additional performance at 2:30 p.m. (All seats are taken for the April 18 performance.)

For information, call the box office at (352) 593-0027 or visit

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