ANIMAL LOVERS, SATURDAY'S FUR BALL is a party with a purpose
The Humane Society Fur Ball, benefitting the Humane Society of the Nature Coast, is 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday. There'll be a silent auction, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, music and dancing. Tickets are $75. It's at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. Call (352) 796-2711.
Out of the storm: Bus Stop, Stage West Community Playhouse's 2012-13 season opener, continues weekends through Sept. 23 at Stage West, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Based on the 1955 play by William Inge, the drama is set in a rural diner where bus passengers take shelter during a storm. Shows are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $12. Call the box office at (352) 683-5113.
For the ladies: The Men of Florida Hardbodies take the stage at 8 p.m. today at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20, plus tax. A cash bar and light menu will be available. For reservations, call (727) 863-7949.
Museums reopen: The Hernando Historical Museum, 601 Museum Court, and the 1885 Train Depot at Russell Park, 71 Russell St., both in Brooksville, have reopened. The museums had been closed for cleaning, minor renovations and inventory. The museum and the train depot are open from noon to 3 p.m. each Tuesday through Saturday. Museum admission is $5 adults, $2 for children ages 6 and older; Train Depot admission is $3 for adults, $2 for children 6 and older. For more information, call (352) 799-0129 or visit hernandohistorical museumassoc.com.
For literacy: Saturday is Literacy Day at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, 4150 S Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., visitors who bring a donation of a new or used family-friendly book will receive free park admission. Volunteers from the Citrus County Library System will be on hand to assist visitors in signing up for a library card and to share information about resources available through the library system. Regular park admission is $13 for adults and teens, $5 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for ages 5 and younger. For information, call (352) 628-5445, ext. 1002.
Shapes and shadows: "Randomality at 52," an exhibit of photographs by Lisa Barrus, runs through Sept. 20 at the art gallery in the Alric C.T. Pottberg Library at Pasco-Hernando Community College, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Barrus' photos portray life's simplicity in shapes and shadows. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday. For additional information, call (727) 816-3231.