Friday, January 19, 2018
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Events in Hernando County, Feb. 10-16

pulling heavyweights

The Brooksville Pulling Association will present truck and tractor pulls starting at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St., Brooksville. Gates open at noon. Admission is $10, $5 for children ages 4 to 11, and free for ages 3 and younger. For information, call Rich at (352) 585-1062.

This week

Mathematical madness: The Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play Proof continues through Feb. 19 on the Forum stage at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. After her father's death, Catherine fears following in the footsteps of the mentally disturbed mathematical genius. Showtimes are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $10. Call the box office at (352) 683-5113 or visit stagewest.net.

Picture perfect: The Miss Weeki Wachee Pageant, hosted by International Pageant Productions and Envy Pageant Productions, will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at Weeki Wachee Springs, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. This is a sanctioned official preliminary for the Miss Florida U.S. International, Miss Florida Teen, Little Miss/Mr. and Jr. Miss/Mr. Florida pageants. Park admission is $13 for adults and teens, $8 for ages 6 to 12 and free for ages 5 and younger. Call (352) 256-9959.

My Funny Valentine: The Hernando Jazz Society will present "Ladies of Song" from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill. The Valentine's Day celebration will feature hits such as My Funny Valentine, The Way We Were, I Will Always Love You, and others from the big band era. A cash bar and buffet lunch will be available. Free admission for members; $9 for nonmembers, who should also RSVP to (352) 835-7183 or (352) 835-7942 to reserve a seat and ensure admittance into the gated community.

Date night with Frankie Dee: A Valentine's dinner-dance with the Frankie Dee New York Orchestra will be Sunday at the Towne Square Restaurant Banquet Hall, 3021 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Doors open at 1 p.m.; dancing is 2 to 5 p.m. Admission is $11; dinner is $7.95. The orchestra includes 18 musicians and three singers. Reservations are suggested. Call Mary at (352) 596-9486.

Quick trip

Model transportation: The Suncoast Center for Fine Scale Modeling will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at its newly remodeled facility at 2645 Success Drive, Odessa. The main attraction will be the expanded Sundance Central Railroad. There will also be fine scale models from throughout the world. In addition, there will be a time-lapse video about how the display was set up. Contact Dale MacKeown at (352) 799-2874 or (352) 585-2662. Visit the website at sundancecentral.org.

Making her move: The musical Hairspray continues with matinees and evening shows through Feb. 26 at the Show Palace Dinner Theater, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. For adults, dinner and show $49.50, show only $38.45 plus tax and tip; for ages 12 and younger, $24.95 and $19.95. Call toll-free 1-888-655-7469.

Look ahead

Symphonic ode to Broadway: The Hernando Symphony Orchestra kicks off its February concert, "The Best of Broadway," at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Hernando High School Performing Arts Center, 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville. Additional concerts will be at 2 p.m. Feb. 19 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for students, and are available at the Stage West box office, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Call (352) 683-5133. The box office is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

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