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Start the weekend off with Thunder

Published March 31, 2007


Head out to the Inverness downtown parks today and Sunday to catch some speedy powerboat racing action.

The second annual Thunder in the Hills powerboat races get under way at 10 a.m. today and continue to 5 p.m. The Sunday schedule is the same.

There are plenty of onshore activities as well. Companion events are a boat and recreational vehicle show, children's games, and food and beverages (and, yes, even a beer garden).

The downtown parks are Liberty Park on N Apopka Avenue just past the Withlacoochee State Trail, and Wallace Brooks Park off Dampier Street. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Free admission.

Here is the rest of the weekend entertainment outlook:

- The Sunday Sampler concert series will present Mindy Simmons from 2:30 to 4:45 p.m. Sunday at the historic Dunnellon Depot, 12061 S Williams St. Cost is $8 at the door. Free refreshments at intermission. Call (352) 489-2181 or 489-3766.

- The Citrus Jazz Society will have its monthly jam session at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Magnolia Room of the Plantation Inn, 9301 Fort Island Trail, Crystal River. Admission is $7 at the door for nonmembers. Annual memberships are $35 per person. Call Tony Caruso at 795-9936 or visit

- "That's Entertainment," a spring concert by the Sugarmill Chorale, will be at 3 p.m. today at Curtis Peterson Auditorium off County Road 491 in Lecanto. Under the direction of Deb Allen, the chorale singers will perform Broadway, film and pop favorites. Tickets are $10 at the door.

[Last modified March 30, 2007, 20:12:54]

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