Things to do in Hernando County this weekend 20140313

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Pickleball tourney
A Round Robin Pickleball Tournament continues today with mixed doubles at 10 a.m. at Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. The public is invited to cheer on the teams in the tournament, hosted by the High Point Pickleball Club. Spectator admission is $5. Bring your chair and snacks (no glass containers) and enjoy a day in the park and this fast-growing sport.

‘Forever Plaid’

“Forever Plaid,” a musical about four young men who band together in the 1950s to sing close harmony, but whose dreams are tragically cut short, will be performed at 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, and March 20-23 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets are $15, call (352) 683-5113 and visit

Art in the Park

More than 115 artisans will participate in the “Art in the Park: Art, Craft and Music Festival” from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane in Brooksville. The annual juried art show features fine arts and crafts vendors, a county-wide exhibit of student art and a kids’ art zone. There also is food available and free entertainment. Admission is free and parking is $3 per car.

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Spaghetti dinner

Nobleton Men’s Club serves up its annual Spaghetti Dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Tri-County Community Center, 28444 Forbes St., Nobleton. Dinners also include bread, desserts and drinks, and are available through donations only with all proceeds returned to the community through the purchase of Christmas toys and food baskets, as well as other charitable endeavors for those in need. For information, call Sam Reyka at (352) 793-7037.

Rummage & Bake Sale is today and Saturday

The annual Rummage & Bake Sale presented by Alliance Women takes place today and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hope Community Bible Church, 13241 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. For information, call (352) 686-6020.

German American Club welcomes Austrian

The German American Club of Spring Hill is sponsoring a dance featuring Anton aus Tirol from Austria, from 6 to 10 p.m. today at Hernando Shrine Hall, 13400 Montour St., Brooksville. Tickets are $11 for members and $14 for guests in advance. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; B.Y.O.B.; dress code is club casual and music will be provided by DJ Herb. For tickets, call Lisa Yaskulski at (352) 688-3744.

Elks host St. Patty’s Day dinner tonight

Brooksville Elks invites members and guests to a St. Patrick’s Day Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the lodge, 14494 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. The cost is $8 per person, which includes a corn beef dinner and dessert. Karaoke begins at 7 p.m. For information, call (352) 596-2582.

Club plans day of model plane races

Hernando Aero Modelers R/C Flying Club present a 40 Pylon Race & Gremlin Combat Event with gates opening at 7 a.m. Saturday at the HAM Flying Field located at 16301 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. The cost for spectators is $3 per carload. Entry fees are $10 for pylon race, $5 for combat or $13 if you fly both. Come out to see wing-to-wing pylon racing action with pylon rules in effect. The combat event follows the pylon race and combat gremlins will be available for sale. For information and directions, visit

Gun & Knife Show is this weekend

Hernando Sportsman’s Club is sponsoring its next Gun & Knife Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. Admission is $6 for adults and free for children 16 and under with an adult. Parking is free and food and beverages will be available for purchase. Vendor rental tables are available for $60 each. For information, call Randie at (352) 799-3605 or visit

St. Patrick’s Day Bash set at VFW post

VFW Post 8681 is having a St. Patrick’s Day Bash dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday with music from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Post, 18940 Drayton St., Shady Hills. Tickets are $9.50 which includes corned beef and cabbage dinner and music by Cotee River Band. This event is open to the public. Tickets can be picked up at the bar or call (727) 856-1860.

Gospel singing at Baptist church

Sunny South Ministries presents a night of Gospel Singing starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday at Anchor Baptist Church, 614 E. Jefferson St., Brooksville. This is a free event, but a love offering will be taken. Enjoy gospel music at its best. Seating is limited so come early. For information, call (352) 232-8880.

Hadassah has Junk and Treasure Sale

The Pasco Chapter of Hadassah will hold a Junk and Treasure Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at The Jewish Community Center of West Pasco, 9841 Scenic Drive, Port Richey. Eight-foot tables are available for $5 each. To rent a table, call (727) 372-2619.