Thursday, Jul 31, 2014
Out and about

Things to do in Hernando this weekend

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Head to the swamp

The 21st Weeki Wachee Swamp Fest is happening from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. The festival features live entertainment, arts and crafts, a food court and more than 200 prize drawings. Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 6 to 11 and free to 5 and under. Proceeds benefit the Hernando Environmental Land Protector, Weeki Wachee Crime Watch, Weeki Wachee Area Club and other community non-profits. There will be free parking at Sand Hill Scout Reservation and a shuttle to the Swamp Fest. For information, call (352) 556-5807 or (352) 597-4424 or visit www.swampfestweekiwachee.com.

Antique appraisals

The seventh annual Spring Antique Appraisal Show hosted by the St. Frances Cabrini Knights of Columbus Council 13201 takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Xavier Hall, 5030 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Dale Smrekar, a certified personal property appraiser will provide verbal appraisals for $5 per item. Nothing will be bought or sold the day of the event. Refreshments will be available and the event is open to the parish and the general public. For information, call Jack Hauser at (352) 686-9767 or (352) 238-1878.

Coin & Stamp Show

The Suncoast Coin & Stamp Show is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at The New Lakes Regency Park, 8330 Civic Drive, Port Richey. There will be 35 tables with dealers selling and buying gold, silver, coins, stamps and currency. Admission and parking is free to the public. For information, call Chuck Grecco at (727) 849-8712 or chuck1532@juno.com, or Paul Watson at (727) 247-6390 or paul@gemgroupusa.com.

Shrine Club plans Mardi Gras dance

Hernando County Shrine Club celebrates Mardi Gras with the Frankie Dee New York Orchestra from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the club, at 13400 Montour St., Brooksville. The cost is $12 per person; ice is provided, BYOB and snacks. There will be door prizes and free Mardi Gras Beads during the celebration. Seating is guaranteed with reservations. For tickets and reservations call Mary at (352) 596-9486.

Annual sale has treasurers and treats

The annual Attic and Fresh Baked Goods Sale takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Brooksville First United Methodist Church, 109 S. Broad St. Proceeds from this joint event conducted by the United Methodist Women and United Methodist Men will go toward college scholarships awarded by those groups and support for a number of charitable organizations. For details, call the church office at (352) 796-3363.

Presbyterian women have rummage sale

A Spring Rummage Sale presented by the Women of Grace Presbyterian Church takes place from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Items for sale include children's, ladies and men's clothing, books, CDs, DVDs, games, toys, jewelry, kitchenware, furniture and much more. Luncheon items will be on sale by the Youth of the Church. For information call (352) 683-2082.

Golf tourney helps Shriners Hospital

Join Texas Roadhouse on the links to help raise needed funds for Shriners Hospitals for Children of Tampa at 8 a.m. Saturday at Hernando Oaks Country Club, 5230 Delacroix Drive, Brooksville. The cost is $75 per golfer and includes greens fees, cart, gift bag and lunch. Organizers hope to raise $5,000 for Shriners Hospitals for Children which will help pay for advanced medical treatment, wheelchairs and prosthetic legs. For information or to register, visit Texas Roadhouse at 12935 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville or call Linda Black at (352) 596-2225.

High Point ladies host Chinese auction

High Point Ladies Fire Auxiliary hosts a Chinese Auction from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road, Brooksville. Tickets are $3 per person and include 20 tickets and one door prize. Additional tickets and a Sloppy Joe lunch will be available for purchase. Auction items include gift certificates, a basket of Cheer, a $100 bill, and more added daily. For information, call Toni Hudson at (352) 942-8382.

Spring is in the air at fashion show

A fashion show and luncheon entitled "Spring's in the Air" is being presented by the GFWC Brooksville Woman's Club from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday at their clubhouse, 131 S. Main St., Brooksville. Tickets are $18. Join them for lunch and a fashion show featuring fashions by Way-Classic Consignment Shop. For tickets or information call Dorothy brims (352) 596-3128 or Cherry Stettin (352) 799-3801.

Philippine-American group plans disco

The Hernando County Philippine-American Association hosts a Saturday Dance Fever and Disco Night from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday at VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. Get ready to groove and dance to the music of DJ Elmer. Tickets are $15, and the price includes finger foods and water with a cash bar. Proceeds go toward their scholarship and academic excellence award program. Call Aurora Rice at (352) 848-1031 or Estella Nichols at (727) 242-3407.

Swing into Spring with Jazz Society

Hernando Jazz Society presents "Swing Into Spring" from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill. Admission for nonmembers is $10 per person or $15 per couple and HJS members are free. The Sioux City Grill will have a cash bar and buffet (not included with admission). New members are welcome. For information, call Bill McLoughlin at (352) 799-9690.

Coming up

Donations sought for flea market

United Methodist Women are planning a Flea Market on March 15. Start cleaning out your closets, drawers, cupboards and garage. You may drop off your items between 9 and 11 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill, Fellowship Hall, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. They will not accept furniture, tools, TVs or electronics.

For information call Judy Kalee at (352) 515-6664 or Sharon Swierenga at (352) 596-3442.

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