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Things to do in Hernando this weekend


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3 miles of smiles

Stroll the historic Brooksville streets in search of treasures at the Three-Mile Market and Yard Sale, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday throughout the City of Brooksville.

There will be three miles of browsing and shopping from yard sale vendors, along with a fresh market that features fresh produce and fruit, honey and specialty crafts.

For details, call (352) 848-0900.

Bad rides

Calling all car enthusiasts to Bad Company's Car Show from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Hardee's, 6292 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. There will be a bounce house for the kids, vendors on site, raffles and a mobile dynamometer. Admission is $10 per person or a $5 toy donation. All proceeds will go to All Children's Hospital.

For details, email

'White Christmas'

Show Palace Entertainment's production Irving Berlin's "White Christmas," a merry and bright experience for the entire family, continues through Wednesday at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson.

Performances are this evening, Saturday matinee and evening, Sunday brunch, and Tuesday and Wednesday matinee. Individual ticket prices are $49.50 for the dinner and show or $38.45 for the show only. (Children under age 12 are $24.95 and $19.95, respectively.)

To buy tickets, go to or call (727) 863-7949.

Celebration continues

The Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park's "Celebration of Lights," a synchronized light and sound show featuring Sebastian's Winter Wonderland, continues through Tuesday from 5:30 to 9 p.m. in the Garden of the Springs, 4150 S. Suncoast Blvd. (U.S. 19) in Homosassa. Enjoy a variety of entertainment along with refreshments at the Miss-L-Toe Café.

For information, call the park office at (352) 628-5343.

Learn about the history of jazz

Former NPR jazz radio announcer Peter LaMattina presents "The Golden Age of Jazz," a special series of music programs, every third Friday of the month at Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive.

This month LaMattina, whose knowledge of jazz is said to be encyclopedic, presents the program "Central Avenue Scene - The Other West Coast Jazz," at today's program from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m..

For information about the free program, call (352) 754-4043 or visit

Tech Tutors help with your devices

Tech Tutors will answer your tech questions anytime between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. today at the West Hernando Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Brooksville. Bring in any hand-held, self-contained device (phones, e-readers, tablets, laptops) for one-on-one help and to have your questions answered. Tech Tutors is held at this branch the third Friday of each month.

For more information, call (352) 754-4043 or visit

Merry Christmas Charlie Brown

See "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," at 2 p.m. Saturday at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill.

Enjoy two heart-warming family favorites as the classic TV special comes to life with its characters caught up in the rush of the holidays until Linus reminds them of the true meaning of Christmas.

Tickets are $8 to $12. Call (352) 683-5113.

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German Club toasts ball drop

The German Club of Spring Hill hosts a New Year's Eve Dance on Dec. 31 at the Hernando Shrine Hall, 13400 Montour St., Brooksville. Doors open at 6 p.m. with hors d'ouevres served 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. and dancing from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. with music by Manni Daum.

Tickets are available in advance only and cost $17 for members, $27 for guests, which includes a champagne toast and sandwiches at midnight. BYOB and semi-formal to formal attire is required. To buy tickets, call Lisa Yaskulski at (352) 688-3744.

New Year's bash at Show Palace

Marvelous Marvin's 2013 Rockin' New Year's Eve is happening on Dec. 31 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson.

Dance to live music by SPF 40, featuring tunes from the '40s to today. The admission price includes party favors, hors d'oeuvres, a buffet dinner and a champagne toast at midnight.

The cost is $59.95 per person, and reservations can be made by calling (727) 863-7949 or online at

These girls love to shoot guns

Hernando Sportsman's Club hosts a "Girls Night Out" from 5 to 9 p.m. on Jan. 2 at the club at 16121 Commercial Way, Brooksville. The ladies trap shooting group meets the first Thursday night of each month starting in January. Trap range fee is $5 for members and $8 for nonmembers for two games of trap.

If you don't have your own 20-gauge shotgun, the club will provide one for you to use. Bring your own ear plugs, two boxes of 20-gauge ammunition and eye protection.

For information, call (352) 597-9931 or visit

It's polka time at dance center

Dance the night away to American and polka music performed by the Frank Moravic Band, from 2 to 6 p.m. on Jan. 5 at Sun Coast Center, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. The cost is $10 for members and $12 for nonmembers. There will be food available and a cash bar.

For information, call Catherine at (989) 768-0031 or email

Audubon Society plans next field trip

Hernando Audubon Society's next field trip will be at 8 a.m. on Jan. 10, featuring a guided tour to see some of the 248 species of birds found in the Lake Apopka North Shore Restoration Area in Lake and Orange counties. This is a 20,000-acre wetland managed by St. Johns River Water Management District. Participants will be walking short distances and driving.

For more information, contact Bev Hansen at (352) 686-0460 or email

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