Frankie Dee at The Hideaway
SPRING HILL The Frankie Dee New York Orchestra will feature a St. Valentine’s Big Band Dinner-Dance Sunday, Feb. 14, at The Hideaway, , 247 Hallcrest Ave. Doors will open at 1 p.m., and dancing will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Three-entrée buffet will be featured beginning at 1:30 p.m., and a cash bar will also be featured. Big Band sounds, Frank Sinatra, and more will be performed by 18 musicians and singers. Ticket cost is $21.30 per person, and reservations are required. For more information or reservations regarding either event, call 352-666-1416 or Mary at 352-596-9486.
Arts Guild to offer concert series
SPRING HILL Mariner United Methodist Church’s Community Performing Arts Guild, will offer its outreach concert series as follows: Saturday, Feb. 13, “Paul Todd;” and Saturday, Feb. 27, “Greg Bonham” at the church located at 7079 Mariner Blvd., south of State Road 50. Complimentary tickets for the above performances will be distributed from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Jan. 26. For more information, call 352-544-1068.
Scottish Club to hold Burns dinner
BROOKSVILLE Scottish Social Club of West Central Florida will hold its annual Robert Burns Birthday Dinner Celebration Tuesday, Feb. 2, at Elks Lodge 2582 located at 14494 Cortez Blvd. Doors will open at 5 p.m., with dinner served at 6 p.m. The menu will include roast beef, potatoes, mashed turnips, haggis, coffee and dessert. Bag piping, the Dubock Highland dancers will perform. A reading of Burns poems, the Ceremonial Address to the Haggis, Salute to the Laddies and Lassies, singing and dancing will be featured. The cost is $20 per person, and reservations are required. For reservations or more information, call Bill Gilkison at 352-596-0513.
Christian Women to host luncheon
BROOKSVILLE Brooksville/Spring Hill Christian Women’s Connection, affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries, will host a luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, off Barclay Avenue. The feature will be a “Sweet and Treats” auction. Inspirational speaker will be Kay Brow of Brooksville with the theme, “Three Strikes But Not Out.” Complimentary nursery will be available. The inclusive cost is $13.50 per person, and reservations are required by Thursday, Feb. 4. For assured seating, early reservations are suggested. For reservations or more information, call Dolores at 352-799-3735 or Barbara at 352-796-5216.
Father-daughter dance Feb. 5-6
BROOKSVILLE Hernando County Recreation Department will sponsor a father-daughter dance from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5-6, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 20428 Cortez Blvd. Music, snacks and drinks will be featured; and photo opportunities will be provided – bring a camera. Ticket cost is $10 per person payable via check, money order, Master Card, or Visa. Cash will not be accepted. Tickets can be purchased from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Recreation Department located at 205 East Fort Dade Ave., one block north of the county courthouse, Brooksville. A ticket application can also be obtained online at www.hernandocounty.us/parks_rec. If mailing an application with payment, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Master Card and Visa payments will be charged an additional 50 cents for postage/mailing. Tickets will not be sold at the door. All ages are welcome. For more information, call the Recreation Department at 352-754-4031.
Valentine’s Dance at Brookridge
BROOKSVILLE Brookridge Social Dance will host a Valentine’s Dance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Brookridge Club House located at 8150 Hampton St., off State Road 50, just west of the Suncoast Parkway interchange, next to Register Chevrolet. Music will be provided by Marti Carroll. Bring own refreshments; coffee and ice will be provided throughout the evening. Doughnuts will be served at approximately 9:30 p.m. Tickets at the door will be $5 per person. Season tickets are available and are less expensive than purchasing at the door. For reservations or more information, call Dot at 352-597-0723.
Philippine Assoc. to hold Valentine dance
SPRING HILL Hernando County Philippine American Association will hold a pre-Valentine’s Day dinner-dance from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at the SNPJ Lodge 778 (Suncoast Dance and Party Center) located at 13383 County Line Road. BYOB. Music will be provided by DJ Diomar. Ticket cost is $15 per person, with dinner included. For tickets or more information, call Aurora at 352-848-1031, Cobbie at 666-5381 or Celia at 684-7464.
Clover Leaf Farms to hold flea market
BROOKSVILLE Clover Leaf Farms will hold a flea market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Heather House (clubhouse) located at 900 North Broad St. For more information, call Tom Gloden at 352-799-4065.
‘Diamond, Live’ at Brookridge
BROOKSVILLE Brookridge Entertainment will present “America’s Diamond, Live” starring Jay White at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at the Brookridge Community located at Brookridge Central Boulevard, off State Road 50, next to Register Chevrolet.
White has performed as Neil Diamond in more than 8,000 shows in five countries including more than 1,000 shows over the past five years with his band at the Riviera Hotel Casino in Las Vegas.
Ticket cost is $15 per person at the door or by calling Barbara Bahr at 352-597-4620.
Concert to benefit United Way
BROOKSVILLE Nature Coast Children’s Crusade will host SHARK AID 2010 “Giving Back to the Village” charity concert from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Nature Coast Technical High School’s stadium located at 4057 California St.
Performances by area bands such as Clench Fist, Southern Reign, Radio Therapy, and Act of Class will be featured.
Entrance fee will be $1 per person plus two nonperishable food items. Games and food will also be featured.
The concert will benefit United Way of Hernando County and local food pantries.
For more information, call Patrick O’Grady, NCCC adviser, at 352-797-7088 or visit www.unitedwayhernando.net
The Arc to hold Sweetheart Dance
BROOKSVILLE The Arc Nature Coast will hold its Sweetheart Dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at West Hernando Middle School located at 14325 Ken Austin Parkway.
The cost is $2 per person which includes food and beverage. A disc jockey and door prizes will be featured.
For more information, call Nancy at 352-544-2322 Ext. 109 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mardi Gras event at Christ the Savior
BROOKSVILLE Christ the Savior Greek Orthodox Church will present a Mardi Gras buffet and dance from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in the Parish Hall of the church located at 13460 Olympic Village Lane, off Sunshine Grove Road. Advance ticket cost is $12 per person, and the event is for adults only. For tickets or more information, call Emily Thomas at 352-650-0307.
Day at the Races at Marine Corps
BROOKSVILLE Florida Pack of the Devil Dogs, Pound 230, will hold a Day at the Races at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Marine Corps League Detachment 708 located at 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, off State Road 50. Seven races, a daily double, restaurant gift card drawings, plus a 50-50 drawing will be featured. The cost is $5 per person, which includes coffee and cake. Proceeds of the event will benefit the Wounded Veterans Fund. A cash bar and food will be available from the Leatherneck Lounge and Gunny’s Galley. For tickets or more information, call Manny Miller at 352-797-9523.
Church Guild to host fashion show
BROOKSVILLE Mary Martha Guild of Christ Lutheran Church will host a Valentine fashion show and luncheon Saturday, Feb. 13, at the church located at 475 North Avenue West. Lunch will be served at noon, followed by the fashion show featuring the latest collection from Boutique on Wheels. Clothing in multi-sizes will be shown and will be available for purchase along with accessorizing jewelry. Red Hat Fashions and accessories will also be available for purchase. Ticket cost is $10 per person and must be purchased in advance by Sunday, Feb. 7. For tickets or more information, call Inge at 352-686-8751 or Barbara at 352-799-3082.
CCW to sponsor Hawaiian luncheon
SPRING HILL St. Frances Cabrini Council of Catholic Women will sponsor a Hawaiian Extravaganza luncheon and fashion show at noon Tuesday, Feb. 16, at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, off U.S. 19. Fashions will be by Belk, and prizes will be featured. The donation is $18 per person, and the public is invited. For tickets or more information, call Florence at 352-683-1150 or the parish office at 352-683-9666.
Filipino Club to hold Valentine’s dinner
PORT RICHEY Filipino-American Social Club (FASC) of Hernando County Inc. will hold a Valentine Candlelight dinner-dance from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, at the Regency Park Civic Center banquet hall located at 10240 Regency Park Blvd. Live music will be provided by DJ Willie Matos of Professional – Exclusive DJ Entertainment. A full-course Italian buffet dinner featuring Gelato ice cream and pastries as dessert will be catered by Top Shelf Catering of Tampa. Romantic activities will include a “Rose Ceremony” for couples and singles. Semi-formal attire is requested (jacket and tie for the men; no jeans). Tickets must be purchased in advance at a cost of $25 per person. For tickets or more information, call Glyen Terborg at 727-376-3680, Anna Slaten at 352-382-4015, Lani Knapp at 813-996-4758, Lucia Rodgers at 352-397-8308, or Lisa Villanueva at 352-666-7686.
German Club to host Valentine dance
BROOKSVILLE German American Club will host a Valentine dance Friday, Feb. 19, at the Shriners Club of Hernando County, 13400 Montour St., off Sunshine Grove Road. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with dancing from 7 to 11 p.m. Music will be provided by Alpen Diamanten. BYOB. Ticket cost will be $10 per person for members, $13 per person for guests in advance; and $12 per person for members, $15 per person for guests at the door. For tickets or information, call Lisa Yaskulski at 352-688-3744.
Hi-Lites to hold variety show
SPRING HILL Hernando Hi-Lites will hold its 17th annual Harmony on Parade variety show at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd. Classics and best-loved show tunes will be featured. The chorus’ D’Lites Quartet will be featured, along with guest artist, Jessica Doolittle, and Sunset, a local men’s barbershop quartet. Admission will be a donation of $12 per person and will be half-price for students 18 and under. Group pricing will be available. Since seating is limited, reservations are required. For reservations or more information, call Tessie at 352-686-4122.
Cloverleaf to host concert
BROOKSVILLE Cloverleaf Farms will host Vic Thompkins & VTO in concert Sunday, Feb. 21, at the community located at 900 North Broad St. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and showtime will be at 7 p.m. Advance ticket cost is $10 per person or $12 per person at the door. For tickets or more information, call 352-397-3638 or 352-597-5155.
Donations sought for Shrine Auction
BROOKSVILLE Hernando County Shrine Club is seeking donations for its annual auction to be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 3, at Umsted’s Family Auction at CCA Charity Auction House, 2035 South Broad St. Household items, tools, toys, collectibles, glassware, jewelry, coins, books, antiques, furniture, appliances, pictures, etc. will be accepted. Items do not need to be new but should be in good condition. All proceeds of the auction will go to the Shrine Hospital for Children in Tampa. During 2009, 425 children from Hernando County were treated free of charge for orthopaedic problems and burn injuries at the Tampa hospital. To arrange an appointment to drop off items at the Shrine Club or for pickup, call Jack at 352-666-4980 or Fred at 352-597-1703.
Brookridge to host annual Bingo Bash
BROOKSVILLE Brookridge Woman’s Club will hold its 17th annual Bingo Bash on Saturday, March 13, at the Brookridge Club House located at 8150 Hampton St., off Country Club Boulevard. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m., and games will begin at 10 a.m. The total payout will be $3,200. The donation is $35 per person which includes doughnut, coffee and iced tea. Bring a sack lunch; dessert will be provided at lunch break. Reservations are being taken, but full payment is not due until March 2. To see the floor plan, visit the Friday Night Bingo that is held from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. For reservations or more information, call Martha Shugars at 352-596-8061.
Volunteers sought for Swamp Fest
HERNANDO BEACH The 17th annual Swamp Fest 2010 will be held March 6 and 7 at Linda Pederson Park at Jenkins Creek located at 6400 Shoal Line Blvd. (County Road 595). The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Volunteers are being sought. If interested in volunteering or for more information, call Roger Davidson at 352-596-3987.
Editor’s note:Since Area Events are published on a space-available basis, it is advisable to submit events at least 2 weeks or more in advance. E-mail submissions to Karen Raimondi at kraimondi@hernandotoday or fax to 352-799-5246. For inquiries, call 352-544-5277.