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Published March 9, 2007



Frontier Park's 35th Anniversary Celebration: Country dance demonstration, 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. by Cindy Wiley. Street dance with Southern Reign Band, 7 p.m. Refreshments will be sold in the gazebo. The park is at 15549 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. The main entrance will be closed from 4 p.m. to midnight; enter through the gate by the dumpster. Marv, 442-3210.

Tailgate Flea Market and Rummage Sale: 8 a.m. to noon, Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Light refreshments will be available. Louise, 796-1189.

West Pasco Art Guild: Opening reception and awards ceremony for the Flora & Fauna Art Exhibit, 4:30 to 7 p.m., gallery, 6206 Jefferson St., New Port Richey. Free. Lori Miller, 727 819-9782.


Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: Dinner and dancing, 5 to 8 p.m., 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. Menu choices include baked chicken, baked or fried fish, steak cooked to order and the "chef's special." Prices range from $8.50 to $10. (727) 863-2520.

Brooksville City Hall Art Gallery: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. The Winter Exhibit runs through March 27 and features handmade quilts, pine-needle baskets and necklaces, paintings on wood by the Nature Coast Decorative Artists, photographs from the Spring Hill Camera Club and a new exhibit of poetry from members of Just Poets. Artists include Carol Kreider, J. Nell Bliss, Chuck L. Russo, Mary Berryman, Crystene Gaona, Klaus Schuette and David Rivera. 544-5407.

Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: Dinner and dancing, 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. Doors open at 4 p.m.; dinner served until 6:30 p.m. There are five menu options. Music for dancing provided by Darrell. Dinner is $9 for members and one guest each, and $10 for nonmembers; dancing only is $5. 596-2582.

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 67: Bingo. Warm-ups at 4:45 p.m., early bird at 6 p.m. and regular games at 6:30 p.m., 16314 Cortez Blvd. west of Brooksville. 796-1679.

Fraternal Order of Eagles, Hallcrest Aerie 4497: 3 to 9 p.m., 1391 Kass Circle, Spring Hill. Snacks are available. 684-3860.

Friday Night Fish Fry: All-you-can-eat fish fry and concert, 4 p.m., Istachatta General Store, 28198 Magnon Drive, Istachatta. The dinner menu includes fish, baked beans, grits, hush puppies and a drink; the cost is $6.89 plus tax per person. 544-1017.

Hernando Beach Club: Dinner, 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.). The cost is $8-10 per person; cash bar available. Reservations are required. Ballroom dance classes, 7:30 p.m. in the lounge (lounge open at 7 p.m.). The instructors are Bonny and Chris Jordon. 3145 Flamingo Blvd., Hernando Beach. RSVP to Bunni, 688-4976, or Rita, 688-9176.

Knights of Columbus/St. Anne's Church: Bingo, 11 a.m., 4142 Treiman Blvd. (U.S. 301), Ridge Manor. 583-2550.

Knights of Columbus, St. Jude Council 6883: Dinner dance, at hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Doors open at 4 p.m., dinner served from 4:30 to 6 p.m., dancing to a live band from 6 to 9 p.m. Entree choice is baked chicken, fried or baked cod, fried shrimp or the Friday night special. Salad, rolls, potatoes, vegetables, dessert, coffee and ice tea is included with the meal. The cost is $9 for dinner and dancing. Admission after 6 p.m. for dancing only is $3. Reservations are suggested. 686-2650.

Marine Corps League, Spring Hill Detachment 708: Lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. A variety of food is available. 597-7979.

Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County: Line dancing, 1 p.m.; cards, 5 to 10 p.m., 7925 Rhanbuoy Road, Spring Hill. 596-1095.

Spring Hill Duplicate Bridge Club: 12:30 p.m., Regency Oaks clubhouse, 4445 Breakwater Blvd., Spring Hill. Lois, 686-7283.

VFW Post 9236 and Ladies Auxiliary: Fish and shrimp, and Chef's special dinners, 5 to 8 p.m., 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. 596-9236.

VFW Post 8681 and Ladies Auxiliary: Bingo, 6:30 p.m., 18940 Drayton St., Shady Hills. A full menu is offered. (727) 856-1860.

Weeki WAchee Senior Citizens Club: Early bird bingo, 6 p.m.; regular games, 7 p.m., 3357 Susan Drive (at Toucan Trail), Spring Hill. Refreshments and free coffee available. Betty, 688-1312.


Aripeka Elks' Dinner Show to Feature "Red Hot and Blue Review": 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. Dinner at 6 p.m.; show at 7:30 p.m. Prime seat tickets are $28 per person; all other seats, $26. Reservations required. Judy, (727) 868-2994, ext. 14.

Astronomy Night with Chinsegut Nature Center and St. Petersburg Astronomy Club: 7 to 9 p.m. Meet at Perry Oldenburg Mitigation Park on Deer Run Road off U.S. 41. Bring a flashlight and a folding chair. 754-6722.

Bandshell Bash and Brooksville Cruise-In: 4 to 8 p.m., Hernando Park bandshell, 205 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. This free event includes the Brooksville Cruise-In antique hot rod car show. Brian Brijbag, 796-3734.

Brooksville Elks Hosts Steak Shoot: 4 to 6 p.m., 14494 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. This is a bingo-like card game. Cost is $1 per game. A spaghetti dinner will be served from 6 to 7 p.m. Cost is $5 per person. 596-2582.

Brooksville Garden Club's Annual Luncheon Fundraiser: 11:30 a.m., at Brooksville Woman's Club, 131 S Main St., Brooksville. Luncheon catered by Valerie Silver. Elegant Homes interior designs by Diane Cox. The cost is $20. Gwen Upton, 799-7615; Cherry Stettin, 799-3801, or Mary Lewis, 799-6775.

Fantasy African Violet Club's Violets on Parade Show: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Thad Skaggs, 398-1679.

First United Methodist Church Hosts Attic Treasures Sale: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 109 S Broad St., Brooksville. 796-3363.

Frontier Park's 35th Anniversary Party: Decorated golf cart parade, 1 p.m., 15549 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. The parade will be throughout the park. Prizes awarded. Marv, 442-3210.

Hernando County Republican Executive Committee's 37th Annual Lincoln Day Dinner: 6 p.m., Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. The speaker will be Florida's Attorney General Bill McCollum. Tickets are $50 per person. Ana Trinque, 585-3297.

Suncoast Harmony Chorus Presents "Beyond the Music" 20th Anniversary Show: 2 p.m., Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. Tickets are $12. Cindy LaPorte, 597-4376.

VFW Post 8713 and Ladies Auxiliary Host Breakfast: 9 to 11 a.m., at post, 1686 E Jefferson St., Brooksville. Scrambled eggs, toast or biscuit, sausage or bacon, grits or potatoes, or sausage gravy and biscuit, as well as coffee and orange juice. The cost is $4. 796-4449.

VFW Post 9236 And Ladies Auxiliary Host Steak Night: 6 to 8 p.m., 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. 596-9236.

Zumba Class and Party: 3 p.m., Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., Brooksville. This event is a fundraiser for the Shriners Children Hospitals. The cost is $10. Wear fitness attire. Food donated by Johnny Carino's. 650-5899 or visit


Disabled American Veterans Chapter 67: Bingo. Warm-ups at 4:45 p.m., early bird at 6 p.m. and regular games at 6:30 p.m. 16314 Cortez Blvd., east of Brooksville. 796-1679.

Fraternal Order of Eagles, Hallcrest Aerie 4497: 3 to 9 p.m., 1391 Kass Circle, Spring Hill. Snacks and a barbecue meal are available. 684-3860.

Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County: Bingo, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 7925 Rhanbuoy Road, Spring Hill. Nonsmoking. 596-1095.

Spring Hill Garden Club Plant Nursery: 9 a.m. to noon, Parker Avenue, off Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Gloria Nadeau, 597-1415.

VFW Post 8681 And Ladies Auxiliary: Live entertainment, 6:30 p.m., 18940 Drayton St., Shady Hills. (727) 856-1860.


Brookridge Helping Hands Host Pancake and Sausage Breakfast: 7:30 to 11:30 a.m., Brookridge clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St. Tickets are $4 per person, and include orange juice, coffee or tea. Proceeds help the sewing and crochet group buy materials. Karen, 597-7682.

Brooksville Elks Host Steak Dinner: 2 to 6 p.m., in the lounge, 14494 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Reservations required. Tickets are $10. 596-2582.

Tomas Masaryk Birthday Dinner Dance: 11:30 a.m., Masaryktown Community Center, 539 Lincoln Ave., Masaryktown. A traditional marinated baked chicken will be served. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Following dinner, music provided by Mario DeLeon, and entertainment by singing duet Steve and Malia. 796-3299 or 796-5433.

Fantasy African Violet Club's Violets on Parade Show: Noon to 3 p.m., Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Thad Skaggs, 398-1679.

Frontier Park's 35th Anniversary Party: David Onan and the Florida Diplomate Quartet, 7 p.m., in the clubhouse, 15549 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Marv, 442-3210.

Hernando Jazz Society Jam: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., SNPJ Lodge, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. The program will feature the Hudson Middle School Jazz Band followed by Hernando Jazz Society musicans playing the music of the Big Band era. Admission for non-members is $7; members admitted free. Light refreshments will be available or bring your own. Frank, 666-4842.

Polish American Social Club Hosts Dinner Dance: Doors open at 12:15 p.m., 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. The dinner selection is Swiss steak or chicken, which will be served from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Dancing to the Music Blenders from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $11 for members and $12 for nonmembers and guests. Genia, 683-5360, or Josephine, (727) 862-1520.


St. Jude Knights of Columbus: Bingo. Doors open at 10 a.m.; bingo starts at 12:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Food and beverages available. There is a minimum $10 package to play. 683-1227.

VFW Post 9236 And Ladies Auxiliary: Breakfast, 8 a.m. to noon, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. 596-9236.

Information for the Events column should be submitted to Phyllis Day, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. Information can be faxed to 754-6133 or e-mailed to (please include club's name in e-mail subject line). The deadline for news is 10 days before your event or reservation deadline. Events must be open to the public. Information cannot be published if the time, date, place, ticket (if applicable) or contact person and phone number are missing. Call 754-6101 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

[Last modified March 8, 2007, 21:49:52]

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