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Things to do in Hernando County this weekend

Published:   |   Updated: February 27, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Yard & Craft Sale

The Kiwanis of Weeki Wachee host a Community Yard & Craft Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Cadence Bank, 1300 Pinehurst Drive, Spring Hill. Come to shop or buy a spot for $25 to display and sell your treasures, arts or crafts. All proceeds go toward the Eliminate Project, a worldwide effort to eliminate maternal neonatal tetanus, a disease that kills one baby every nine minutes.

To reserve your space, call Carol Fernandes at (352) 212-5023.

African violet time

Calling all African violet lovers. The Fantasy African Violet Club hosts its 20th Annual Show & Sale from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Partners Club Building, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Shop for blooming African violets, potting mix and supplies, and get information on caring for your African violets. There will be door prizes, a Chinese auction and bake sale. For information, call Thad Scaggs at (352) 398-1679.

Chili, bowling benefit

The Unstoppables, a Walk MS team, hosts its second annual Chili Cook Off and Bowling fundraiser from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Mariner Lanes, 3544 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. The cost for bowling is $10 per person and includes three games and shoes. The cost to taste, vote and enjoy a bowl of chili with crackers is $5 per person. Enter your favorite chili and take the title, and enjoy the fun with plenty of door prizes and raffles. All proceeds will benefit Walk MS 2014. For information call Dawn Varvaro at (352) 345-5817 or visit www.teamunstoppables.org.

Cruise-In for sight

Meet and mingle while enjoying classic and newer cars on display at Monster Transmissions' Charity Cruise-In at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Chic-fil-A restaurant at 13143 Cortez Blvd. in Brooksville. The free event includes live music and entertainment, raffles, valve cover races, silent auction and more. This month's charity recipient is Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind. For information, call 1-800-708-0087 or email kathryn@monstertrans.com.

Dance club has St. Patty's dance

Brooksville Social Dance Group is hosting a St. Patty's Day Dance with music provided by Johnny Lobo from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brooksville. Admission is $5 per person and includes Dunkin Donuts served around 9:30 p.m. You may bring your own refreshments; ice and coffee will be available. For reservations, tickets or more information call Dot at (352) 597-0723.

Water program series welcomes Harrelson

Cathy Harrelson from the Gulf Restoration Network presents "Where Does Our Water Come From and What Is Happening to it?" as part of Unitarian Universalist Church of Brooksville's water program series, at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Brooksville Women's Club, 131 S. Main St., Brooksville. For information, call (352) 293-4697.

Next week

Art & Culture Week held at 4 campuses

Pasco-Hernando State College presents an Art & Culture Week, sponsored by the student activity department, Tuesday through Thursday at the West Campus Ridge Road, New Port Richey; East Campus, 36727 Blanton Road, Dade City; North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville; and Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. The week focuses on enhancing socialization using art culture and its properties to engage students and the community. All Art & Culture Week events are free and open to the community. A daily agenda of activities, times and room locations at the various campus locations is available at www.phsc.edu/artculture.

Don't miss Weeki Wachee Swamp Fest

The 21st Weeki Wachee Swamp Fest takes place March 7 and 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and March 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. The event 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 for 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. (No dogs or alcohol allowed.)

Music festival returns to Brooksville

The 25th annual Will McLean Music Festival starts at noon on March 7 and continues March 8 and March 9, ending at 6 p.m. at the Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, Brooksville. The festival features Florida performers who come from all parts of the state to share their music and stories. Along with performance stages, there will be food, crafts, a children's corner and workshops. Come for the day or the evening or spend the weekend camped under the oaks. Festival gates will open the morning of March 5, as campers settle in and get ready for a potluck supper on March 6. Camping fees are paid at the gate. Weekend tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the gate. Individual day rates are $20 on March 7; $25 on March 8; and $15 on March 9. Children under 12 are free. For more information call (352) 489-3766 or visit www.willmclean.com.

Coin & Stamp Show features 35 tables

The Suncoast Coin & Stamp Show takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 8 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 is free and open to the public with free parking. For information call Chuck Grecco at (727) 849-8712 or chuck1532@juno.com, or Paul Watson at (727) 247-6390 or paul@gemgroupusa.com.

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. on March 8 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.

Donations sought for radio auction

Rotary Club of Brooksville is hosting its 36th annual Online/Radio Auction. The online bidding is taking place now through March 29 at www.rotaryradioauction.com. The radio auction takes place on March 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; tune in to WXJB 99.9 FM or WWJB 1450 AM and call (352) 754-2500 to place your bids. All proceeds go to the Rotary Club of Brooksville's Charitable Trust and benefit many local and national groups. If you would like to make a donation for the auction or have questions, email www.brooksvillerotary.org.

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