Things to do in Hernando County this week 20140814

‘Peter Pan Jr.’

Stage West Community Playhouse’s production of “Peter Pan Jr.” continues Friday through Sunday at 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd. in Spring Hill.

It’s the familiar story of a boy who can fly and never grows up, who interacts with fairies, pirates, and occasionally ordinary children on the small island of Neverland.

Show times are 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students. The box office is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and one hour before showtime; call (352) 683-5113 and go to

‘It’s Jazz!’

Peter LaMattina, a former NPR jazz radio announcer, presents another installment of “It’s Jazz!” at 3 p.m. Friday at Spring Hill Branch Library. “It’s Jazz!” is a special series of music programs about the golden age of jazz that is interesting and entertaining to jazz neophytes and fans of all ages.

For details, call (352) 754-4043 and visit

Disco Inferno

Dress in your finest ‘70s attire and hustle the night away at Disco Inferno, at 8 p.m. Friday at The Palace Grand, 275 Della Court in Spring Hill. Big hair and polyester suits are in at this high-energy dance party featuring hit after disco hit.

To purchase tickets or for more information, call (352) 688-3390 and visit

‘Forever Plaid’

The Show Palace production of the doo-wop musical “Forever Plaid” continues through Aug. 24 at The Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19 in Hudson. It’s the story of a singing quartet killed in a 1950s car accident, who return to Earth to retell their stories and perform ‘50s classics.

Show times are 6 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For information or to purchase tickets, call (727) 863-7949 and visit

Society has program on utilizing timelines

The Genealogy Society of Hernando County meets at 10 a.m. today at the LDS Family History Center, 21043 Yontz Road, Brooksville. Jim Rutledge will speak about utilizing timelines in your research. Genealogy help will be offered at 9 a.m. and visitors always are welcome.

For information, call Bunny Ryczek at (352) 247-6895.

Michigan Clubs hosts dinner

Michigan Club will meet for dinner at 4 p.m. today at Sonny’s BBQ, 4731 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. For information, contact Wanda Ross at (352) 610-9293 or Barb Selbach at (352) 592-9663.

9.12 Group hosts speaker

Nature Coast 9.12 Group’s next meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Spring Hill Lane Lounge, 3447 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Speakers at the meeting will be candidates for Hernando County Commissions. Bring a friend or two and wear your shirts. For information, call (317) 219-8929.

AARP puts on driver safety program

AARP Driver Safety Program Training has a class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Brookridge Club House, 8161 Hampton St., Brooksville. Call Michelle Haenel at (352) 666-4044. The class is six hours and the cost is $20, or $15 for AARP members.

NRA fundraiser for Hernando chapter

Hernando County Friends of NRA will have a non-political charitable fundraiser, “Buffet Dinner and Live Auction” from 6 to 10 p.m. on Aug. 21 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 20428 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Tickets are $40 per person or $300 for a reserved table that seats eight. This family-friendly fundraiser will feature games, a silent auction and prizes. The dress code is casual. Tickets may be purchased online at For information, contact Bob Barnett at (352) 238-4894 or [email protected].

Realtors planning 5K fundraiser

Hernando County Association of Realtors hosts a 5K Walk for Weekend Blessings from 8 to 11 a.m. on Aug. 23 at Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. This walk-a-thon fundraiser will benefit People Helping People in Hernando County and sponsors are needed to help feed the children. A $50 sponsorship provides your company name on back of the T-shirt; $100 sponsorship, your company name and logo on back of T-shirt or provide the shirts and your name and logo large at top on back of shirt.

For information or to become a sponsor, call Silvia Dukes at (352) 584-7441.

Vendors wanted for model train show

Vendors are needed for an upcoming hobby and train Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 20 at Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. All scales are welcome — any train memorabilia, model trains, comics, coins, toys, collectibles or any other hobby related items you may be interested in selling.

For information, call Joe at (727) 244-1341 or visit

Registration for health fair now underway

Early registration for the 10th Annual Hernando Community Health Fair is underway.

The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 11 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Heffernan Hall, 20428 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. This event draws a crowd of people interested in local health information and screenings, free samples of signature items from local food establishments, live music and a children’s activity area.

Vendors who register by Aug. 18 may reserve an indoor booth for $150. (After the 18th, indoor booths will be $175.) For information, contact Denise at (352) 544-5265 or email [email protected].

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